at home coffee yoga, by drunk yoga

Good morning! So, I finally found the first benefit of this “Corona quarantine” time period. I have been trying to find a Drunk Yoga class to attend for months, but I have not had the time to get to NYC and coordinate with friends to take a class. Due to the fact that everyone has been asked to stay home for an undefined period of time, a lot of fitness instructors have designed virtual classes. Drunk Yoga founder, Eli Walker, has decided to create a YouTube video so yogis can practice Coffee Yoga at home!

I saw this post about At Home Coffee Yoga on Instagram last night and I was so excited to start my day a little differently, than rolling out of bed at 8:55 and starting work on my couch at 9. I was even more excited that I got to take a class I have been trying to get to for months, from the comfort of my own house!!

Coffee Yoga was an interesting experience, but one I definitely want to incorporate into my morning routine. I usually take much more intense yoga classes, and this one was a lot more of a meditation/slow flow, with sips of coffee incorporated. The class was about 20 minutes long, which was the perfect time to wake up before my day officially started.

At first I thought it was weird how involved the cup of coffee was, but then I realized why am I worried if this sounds weird. It’s literally just me, myself, and I at home, doing my two favorite activities: drinking coffee and practicing yoga. Once I embraced the activity, it was not only fun, but also very powerful.

Eli was such a positive and inspirational person to listen to first thing in the morning. Her Coffee Yoga was the perfect way to set my intentions, let go of any negativity that won’t serve me today, stretch and wake up my body, and drink my morning cup of coffee! As an added bonus, I got to play Eli’s drinking game, and since I spilt my cup of coffee twice (my yoga mat is currently drying) I had to name 2 things I was thankful for.

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The Drunk Yoga website describes their class as a social, interactive yoga experience that fosters inclusivity through community-building for corporate teams, luxury building residents, hotel and cruise ship guests, bachelorette/birthday parties, and more. They lead customizable events hosted in bars, cafes, office spaces, and other unconventional settings. They help newbies experience yoga without fear, and seasoned yogis reconnect with the practice sans pressure to be perfect. A brief “happy hour” is followed by a beginner-friendly 45-minute vinyasa sequence with beverage in-hand—often wine, sometimes juice or coffee, and always fun! Our mission is to inspire joy, cultivate community, and bring you back to yourself. They invite us to laugh, let our hair down, and enjoy this potent union of yoga and social ritual. #namasteresponsibly.

I literally cannot wait until this quarantine is over so I can attend NYC’s original Drunk Yoga phenomenon. But, in the mean time, I will definitely be incorporating At Home Coffee Yoga into my morning routine. I hope you all take a look at this quick yoga video so you can experience a caffeinated, yoga, experience!

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