Yoga for Foodies

By Alia Akkam / September 12, 2011

LA-based yogi David Romanelli, author of Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy through Wine, Chocolate, and Your Ipod Playlist, is famous for invigorating the senses by combining yoga with chocolate and wine tastings. Now he’s taken it a step further with “Jam Sessions: Yoga for Foodies,” teaming up with eco-minded chefs across the country to present a farm-sourced meal after an upbeat hour-long Vinyasa flow class. Among the highlights: Butternut squash & wild mushroom ravioli with cashew ricotta from Joy Pierson of Candle 79 in New York City, gravy frites from Jonathon Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland, and spice-seared Hawaiian tuna from Randy Zweiban of Chicago’s Province. “I think that in a lot of ways a chef and a yoga teacher are similar because both strive to guide their participants into a moment of sensory ecstasy,” Romanelli shares. “The chef uses the palate, the yoga teacher uses the body. A chef and yoga teacher can share a space and create a really powerful moment for the participants.” Throughout May and June, look for Romanelli to bring his Jam Sessions to Washington D.C., Charleston, and Las Vegas.

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