- Have you ever had a meal so delicious you want to physically prepare for it?
- Why not stretch out before indulging in ravioli stuffed with spinach-cashew ricotta, pine nut pesto and sundried tomato sauce?
- Wouldn’t that beloved French Onion Soup with gruyere and potato puree be better after a heart-opening backbend?
In 2010, I toured the nation collaborating with amazing chefs from Ming Tsai in Boston to Joy Pierson in NYC to Dean Fearing in Dallas.
We co-presented, Jam Sessions: Yoga for Foodie, a fresh take on food, sustainability, and those rare moments that are so perfect, you could, well, ah, have an orgasm.
Here’s how it works…
A Yoga for Foodies session begins with my flowing yoga class whose message and music emphasize a more sustainable pace. When we move in a frenzied way through the day, we don’t eat, we “feed.” This high-velocity lifestyle diminishes the flavor and essence of life.
In the process, we’ve grown accustomed to eating on the run often being “nourished” by a bag of chips and a sandwich to go.
Our palates have evolved to crave tastes that are invented in factories by food scientists rather than tastes that grow from the earth and nourish the body and soul.
In your post-yoga splendor, the featured chef will delve into the mystery of their creations while guiding you through a feast.
Yoga for Foodies chefs are some of the very best in the nation all of whom embrace sustainability, eco-friendly practices, local farming, and compassion.
Why yoga before food?
It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the food industry. But take a evening to watch Food Inc and you will learn that what goes on behind the scenes is horrific, barbaric, and endangering to your health. This is not to say you must become a vegan, strap on loin cloth, and move to Sri Lanka. Rather, it’s being aware of what you’re eating, where it comes from, and how it makes you feel. After yoga, we’re more aware and better able to discern fresh food from factory food, grass-fed from corn-fed, nutritious and satiating from filling and depleting. If you are a lover of food and are seeking a new, fresh, fun way to experience meals by some of the nation’s most talented chefs, you’ll love Yoga for Foodies.