Friday, June 25, 2010

Run, Yoga, Wine and ... Wine?

After posting yesterday about time management, I decided to cram as much into my day as possible.  I was at work early (7:10am) and put in a non-stop day until 4:00pm when I went to the gym and pulled out a puke-inducing 20 minute speed workout on the treadmill.  I then went back to the office and finished up my work day so I could get onto the fun stuff - Yoga and Wine Tasting!!

Rob from Pops Fine Wine & Liquors in Easton, MA put on a great event with Revelation Yoga in Norton, MA.  Lets start with the yoga, shall we?

Revelation put on a 30 minute sample class with 15 minutes of Laughter Yoga and 15 minutes of Hatha Yoga.  This studio is absolutely beautiful and I thought all of the yoginis were great!

I was very excited that they were conducting a laughter yoga practice - I have seen this on various schedules and have been curious.  I have to be honest, it wasn't my thing.  But that is not to say it couldn't be your thing.  The 15 minute practice we engaged in involved making eye contact and laughing - for reasons I still cannot articulate, this made me very uncomfortable.  Generally I am fine with new people and do well in a group so I cannot explain my discomfort.  Though maybe this was part of exercise?  I would love to hear some other opinions if anyone has tried it? 

The Hatha Yoga, on the other hand, was great.  There was a real focus on deep breathing and we did a really fantastic rinsing twist of the spine.  I have been obsessed with twisting postures and breathing lately, so this was right up my alley.

I am actually considering signing on with this studio - it is close to my house, which is great.  And they are running a FANTASTIC promotion through August 18 - unlimited classes for 30 days for $50.  If you have looked into yoga classes before, you know this is a great deal. My only issue is with their schedule...its a close call with my commute so I have to think about it.  I'll keep you all posted.

Onto the wine!

I apologize for this awful picture...

After the yoga session, Pops put on a great tasting.  I think I have mentioned in the past that I go to a fair amount of wine tastings?  I have decided that I'll start sharing some of my finds!  Rob picked out some tasty, affordable, organic wines.  My favorites were from the Bonterra collection, most notably the Riesling ($12.99), which was more fruity than sweet - a fantastic summer wine!  He also had out a Dona Paula Malbec ($9.99) which I thought would be a great 'fire-pit' wine.  Overall, great tasting!

I left Revelation just in time to hit up a tasting at the Swirling Vine in Norton, MA (find them on facebook).  I  ended up buying two chardonnays from this tasting, one that I tasted and loved (MatchBook) and one that was recommended.  They're pictured below along with a dessert wine I buy at the Swirling Vine that is a steal at $10 ... AND it holds at room temperature for several weeks. (bottle previously opened and enjoyed)

All that and I was home by 8:10pm!!


  1. Regarding laughter yoga- the more uncomfortable it makes you, the more you stand to gain from it! Just like the asanas that you loathe being the ones most beneficial in the long run. (I find laughter yoga very uncomfortable sometimes too, even though I am trained to lead laughter yoga sessions!)

  2. I was kind of thinking the same thing - that I could benefit from the discomfort and learn to embrace it...but boy was it awkward! I could feel my face scrunching up from the tension!