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March is a month just chock full of events! We’ve got another great one coming your way on Friday, March 30th, and it’s going to be unique for us. Rather than the hustle and bustle of usual restaurant life (particularly weekend evenings!), this event is designed to help bodies unwind and de-stress. Intrigued? Here’s the recipe: yoga + wine.

That’s right! The yoga & wine event trend is coming to Rochester. Yoga teacher Lindsey Kepper is teaming up with Tessa to offer a yoga practice followed by a wine lesson. Here’s the skinny:

Event Details

The one-hour vinyasa yoga practice with Lindsey will begin at 6pm on Friday, March 30th, and will be followed by a two-hour food and wine pairing lesson led by Tessa. The cost is $40 per ticket, which includes the yoga practice, wine lesson, food, wine, and gratuity. Call us at 507-292-1628 to reserve your spot.

Info on the Teacher

Lindsey Kepper is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with 420 hours of training certified by the National Yoga Alliance; she also has a master’s degree in Public Health. She has been practicing yoga since 2002, and teaching yoga since 2007.  Prior to moving to Austin, she was a yoga teacher at CorePower Yoga and LifeTime Fitness in the Twin Cities. She found yoga after years of chronic pain and a major neck injury that required surgery. The practice of yoga has not only helped her heal physically, but also taught her to live a more balanced and positive life off the yoga mat. She is grateful for her students and the opportunity to share yoga with the community of Rochester.

Health Benefits of Yoga

The potential health benefits of yoga are numerous and may include stress reduction, weight loss, improved balance, flexibility, range of motion, and strength.  Yoga may also help with chronic health conditions such as cancer, depression, pain, anxiety, insomnia, heart rate, and blood pressure. Other health benefit claims are extensive, including: improved gastrointestinal and endocrine functioning; respiratory efficiency; improved posture; weight normalization; increased energy level; mood improvement; self-actualization; social adjustment; decreased anxiety; improved depth perception; eye-hand coordination; dexterity; decreases in sodium, cholesterol, and triglycerides; lymphocyte increases; more oxygen to the brain; pain reduction; and immunity improvement.
(Source: “Yoga: Tap into the many health benefits”, 16 Jan 2010.)

What is Vinyasa?

Vinyasa is a form of yoga that moves energetically through a sequence of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Emphasis is placed on the breath and the transition in and out of postures so as to form a continuous flow. The flow of breath and movement creates an internal heat that cleanses the body from within. Vinyasa yoga offers more diversity than more traditional forms of yoga. The pace of the class can vary and each class may have a different flow.

Hope to see you there for this dynamic, rejuvenating evening!