Today we’d like to share an experience of the senses with you. An experience that many would deem perhaps as strange and unconventional, but that is what makes this experience unique and special. As some of you may already know, our friend David Romanelli has been traveling throughout the US to bring us Yoga for Foodies experiences. We were fortunate to be able to join him at At One Yoga for his session in Phoenix recently.
David believes that once your senses are open and heightened the experience of clean food, chocolate and wine are that much more enjoyable and allow us to understand and appreciate life just a bit better. We all move so fast, it’s good to slow down and to relax and take it all in. He begins his yoga session with breathing and some slow vinyasa poses, followed by warrior As and Bs…mixed in with some chaturangas. All while listening to an awesome playlist consisted of Marley to Tori Amos. Once you’re in savasana, David quietly makes his way to each yogi and gently pats a tiny amount of very special lavender oil on your shoulders to calm and invigorate your senses at the same time. It is amazing!
After regaining your awareness, David introduced three wonderful entities. Each of them played an important part in preparing the food that we experienced on our mats while each spoke to the production, the importance of clean fresh food and thoroughly explained each vegetable, each dish. Everything was gluten-free, sugar-free – and truly a combination of meals to remember. Let’s not forget our very own Arizona Stronghold to help us digest properly. …thank you Eric & Maynard! 🙂
The making of Yoga for Foodies…check out Henry and I on the first shot in the yoga studio to the right of David! 🙂
The 3 companies present were:
- Maya’s Farm, Fresh – Local – Natural, who provided all the wonderful ingredients
- Blackbird Naturals, who made the most amazing sugar-free, gluten-free truffles
- Slow Food Phoenix, Patty Emmert, who was kind enough to be the chef for this amazing culinary experience
The menu created by this triangulation of talent, as you can see, was deliciously amazing.
If you can make it to one of David’s sessions, do try, you’ll be sure to love it. Support your local farmers, support your local chapters of Slow Food. Don’t forget to breathe, open your senses and slow down enough to enjoy life!
Have a wonderful midweek! Jo and Henry