Thursday, January 28, 2010

Worlds Colliding

Two of the things people are most passionate about in life are food and exercise. Well ok, maybe just food, so for those of us who have to work at the exercise part, there is new incentive! David Romanelli has geniously fused the amazing world of yoga to the amazing world of food. Arriving at the studio, which is located on Madison Ave. in New York, you endure an intense hour long session of yoga, calming your mind, toning your body and refreshing your soul. Of course, David does all of this to the likes of Ziggy Marley, the Grateful Dead and other not so typical music selections for the yoga studio. Then...then comes the real thrill. Right there on your yoga mat, dinner is served. From wine to dessert, pasta and veggies, and everything in between, nothing is spared in what is explained as a heightened state of awareness when enjoying your dinner directly after yoga.
Faced with some obvious criticism, David explains his idea in a very concise way. “It’s a way of getting people in the door,” he said in an interview. “The world is a better place if people do yoga. And if they come because chocolate or wine is involved, I’m fine with it.” David has also coordinated yoga retreats with Katrina Markoff, the genius behind Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Yoga in the morning, spiritual tours and cooking classes are all part of the itinerary. If you ask me it sounds like a wonderful way to spend a week. My only question is, when is David Romanelli coming to south Florida?!?