Sunday yoga & brunch

Sometimes the best thing about doing something is what you get after it’s done. I know, it’s not very yogic not to live in the moment but hey, looking ahead also has its advantages.

A good example of this situation is the Sunday Yoga & Brunch event hosted regularly by Soul City! Of course yoga is really good for you, but – especially on Sunday mornings – I can’t help but fantasize about what comes after: FOOD!

I’ll start with the class though ๐Ÿ™‚
I took part in a fully booked-out event last Sunday, which meant we were at capacity with 15 yogis. Just to give you a bit of flavour: the Soul City movement space (i.e. the yoga practice room) is at the top floor of the cafรฉ, has a vintage / unfinished wood / rustic loft kind of vibe and nicely hosts up to 16 mats. Therefore, it’s got a pretty intimate atmosphere and you can expect teacher assistance and more oversight than in bigger locations.

Sunday class was a vinyasa yoga flow session led by Franziska. Before her was a group of yogis with very different experience levels, so she led with a brief intro on the main characteristics of vinyasa yoga, before warming us up with a round of breathing exercises. We did not do classic sun salutations but still lots of downward facing dogs, planks and cobras – a less classic, yet just as effective way of waking up our bodies.

The whole class was actually a mix of some of my favourite poses – from warriors to standing splits to bridges and forward folds. I really appreciated how nicely constructed the flow was and how it provided a lot of options and variations that catered to the mixed-level group.

All in all, it was a class that made us earn the right to a hearty brunch (well, given my post-Saturday-night state of mind and body, I had earned that right long ago :))

Just scroll down to see some pics from the super delicious and super healthy feast we had! Here’s a selection of the veggie & vegan specialties on the menu – by the way, all homemade by Erica, the amazing owner of Soul City (read more here on her project)!

  • Kale & leek quiche
  • Hummus
  • Avocado-basil dip
  • Baba ghanoush with sun-dried tomatoes
  • Tomato mozarella salad
  • Cheese platter
  • Coconut & natural yoghurt
  • Homemade buckwheat granola
  • Mango chia overnight oats
  • Orange ginger shots
  • Orange & strawberry salad
  • Fresh fruit and veggies
  • Nuts and dried fruit
  • Honey, peanut butter, chocolate spreads
  • Yogi tea and coffee

Enough said, right? If you’re not hungry right now, then something must be wrong! So check out the upcoming Yoga & Brunch sessions and do the right thing for your bodies โ™ฅ

 

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