Philly Artist Combines Yoga and Watercolor Painting (Spoiler: The Results Are Beautiful)

Photo courtesy Allison Krosnick

Photo courtesy Allison Krosnick

Right now, I am staring at a watercolor print that is one of the only things that brightens up my rather depressing cubicle. It reads “Beyond fear there is joy” and, I kid you not, I stare at it at least once a day to try and remind myself that being an adult — and doing adult things like paying my bills and not spending my entire life watching Gilmore Girls — doesn’t have to be so scary. If I accept it, it could even be, I don’t know … joyous? (I am not totally convinced, but I’m getting there.)

The print was painted by Philly artist Allison Krosnick, who helms the company Hand-Painted Yoga, which she launched out of her Bella Vista home in early November. The words are local yoga instructor Emile Sorger’s — words he often says in his classes, and words that Krosnick feels can help people take their yoga practice off the mat and into their lives. In my case, it’s totally working. Read more »

How to Do Yoga in a Bar (and Get Cheap Drinks!) Every Week

If bar yoga turns out to be winter’s version of outdoor yoga (so, cheap classes everywhere you turn), I will be very pleased. Kicking off the bar-yoga trend — er, what I hope will turn into a trend — is local yoga instructor Emile Sorger with a cold-weather yoga series called Soul on the Mat, happening at Brewerytown bar Sarah’s Place on North 29th Street.
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