Courage comes from the Latin word cor, meaning heart. It also comes from the French wine called champagne.
This Sunday's Bendy Brunch at Long View Gallery was a blast! What better way to finish off Valentine's Day weekend than with a friend-filled yoga practice followed by a champagne brunch, all in the awe-inspiring setting of Long View?
Both sessions focused on heart openers and core strengtheners to build up to the peak partner posture Adho Mukha Vrksasana, or handstand. Flipping upside down requires strength, focus and courage, but, with the help of a friend, is fun and energizing! After 30 minutes of a heating sequence, Christy and Ashley demonstrated how to help a friend set the foundation for a solid handstand. The diverse group of yogis eagerly jumped at the task and spent some time getting to know and learn from each other.
The hard work did not go unrewarded. After a restorative yoga sequence and juicy savasana, the mimosa brunch began. Prepared by Spike Mendelsohn, the spread featured healthy, wholesome and locally sourced ingredients. Buffalo Bergan's fresh pressed juice paired perfectly with the refreshing sparkling wine.
The Grip The Mat crew loved spending Sunday morning with everyone that joined and cannot wait for the next Bendy Brunch!
Photos by Ben Droz.