Grip The Mat Introduces Vinyasa to Vino to LA

We knew you were ready, Los Angeles.

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta

Grip The Mat's first yoga social event Vinyasa to Vino was in a basement art gallery in Washington, DC. Less than two years later, Grip The Mat has introduced the signature series Our Vinyasa to Vino to Los Angeles.  

We hosted our first ever yoga wine event in a basement art gallery, neutral territory for yogis and winos alike. To keep the theme alive and the juju right, we launched Vinyasa to Vino in a stunning gallery - C.A.V.E. -  off Abbot Kinney in Los Angeles.

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta

Things panned out just as expected. Curious attendees trickled into the gallery and greeted their fellow yogis. As GTM instructor Ben lead the class in mediation, everyone settled in and closed their eyes unsuspecting of the upcoming pleasant surprise... 

Photo by Nate Polta 

Photo by Nate Polta 

Live trumpet music by Ryan Svendsen filled the gallery for a tingling awakening of the senses. The spirits were high as everyone warmed up and they even broke the ice with a few partner postures!

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta

After a heating vinyasa flow and a series of peak poses, it was time to wind down. Ariadne then lead the class through restorative asanas and into a dreamlike Savasana.

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta

What came next was, of course, the wine. A tasting by ONEHOPE wines and treats by Beaming nourished our yogis. Another surprise raffle by Sweaty Betty and Alternative Apparel helped a few of our attendees wardrobe and everyone walked home with a swag bag filled with goodies by our local partners.

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta

After the last attendee left the gallery, the verdict was clear: more Vinyasa to Vino in LA!

Cheers & Namaste, sweet yogis. We can't wait to see you soon at the next Grip The Mat event.

Photo by Nate Polta

Photo by Nate Polta