Yoga means "to yoke." The connection between the mind and the breath, the breath and the body, the body with the earth and those around you is yoga. It is a withdrawal of the senses to focus on the experience, whether it is touching your toes, focusing on the breath, or simply being in the moment. Yoga can be experienced anywhere, at anytime.
Wine has a wonderful way of elevating the food around it. Select the right wine for a meal, and a good wine will make a good meal great. It is also an experience of withdrawing from the world around you to focus solely on the wine in your glass, recalling the smells, tastes, and colors of your past. It provides a means to connect with past relationships, experiences, and memories while making new ones.
Yoga helps clear away the things that do not serve you while allowing the mind to focus on healing the body, the heart, and the soul from within. That same mindfulness can enhance your experience with wine and food, heightening your senses, and opening up a space to connect with yourself and others at the most basic level for humanity: the need to breathe, the need to eat and drink, and the need for connection.
Certified by The International Sommelier Guild and the International Wine and Spirits Guild
Certified in Somatic Therapy Yoga and Yoga Wall, along with Beginner, Gentle, Restorative, and Vinyasa yoga styles
Certified by Cook Street Culinary School and current wine purchaser for The French Kitchen
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Wine Vocab 201