Do Yoga (and Drink Beer) at Evil Genius Beer Company This Weekend

Evil Genius | Photo via Facebook

Remember the lineup of bar and brewery yoga classes complete with after-class drinks we told you about earlier this year? Well, lucky for you, the trend of getting your downward dog on in a place that primarily serves booze is still in full swing in Philly. Jake Panasevich is spreading his bar-yoga practice to another Fishtown beer spot, and you can get in on the action this Sunday, July 23rd.

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13 Websites to Score Yoga Clothes and Gear for Cheap

You know the frustration that sets in when you feel like you wear the same clothes to work every. Freakin’. Day? Well, as I’m sure you know, this frustration can apply to your go-to yoga outfits as well. Your staples are now too worn in: The white tank is no longer white, the inner thigh of your favorite patterned leggings is all sorts of pilly from the friction (hey, we’ve all been there) and your yoga mat is missing small — yet noticeable — chunks from your cat’s shenanigans. All of this is enough to make you want to go on a serious yoga gear shopping spree, and then you look at your bank account …

Shopping for new yoga gear can be a pretty pricey endeavor — especially if you are looking at the likes of Lululemon and Athleta. That’s where these websites stocked with yoga clothes and gear that don’t break the bank come in. So go Marie Kondo your workout wardrobe and get to online shopping, my friends.

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Lululemon Teams Up with the Fillmore for Yoga-and-Music Event (For a Good Cause!)  

In my opinion, there are few better ways to spend a Tuesday evening than by hunkering down on the couch for Indian food paired with a hefty dose of whatever crazy the Real Housewives of Wherever is serving up that week. (Hi, my name is Adjua Fisher and I’m addicted to trashy TV.) But Lululemon Philadelphia and the Fishtown music venue the Fillmore have teamed up for a Tuesday event that might make me leave the house. On Tuesday, August 8th, Lululemon will be holding Here to Be, “a yoga and music experience,” at the Fillmore — and it sounds positively lovely. And much less stressful than watching Bethenny and Ramona argue over who can and can’t go on the Mexico trip. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, be glad you’ve escaped the pull of the Real Housewives franchise.)

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The Sneaky Reason You’re Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s probably not just your annoying neighbors keeping you up at night, a new study shows. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center, to be published in the journal Sleep Science and Practice, there’s actually a pretty glaring connection between having a sense of purpose in your life and getting a good night’s sleep.

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10 Coolest Philly Fitness and Foodie Events: July 2017

Be Well Philly’s Summer Yoga Flow | Photo by Susan Nam

Guys, the first day of July is tomorrow! I know, we can’t believe it either. But the facts are the facts, so to help you fill in your fitness calendar for July, below are our top 10 picks for sweating (and refueling) this month, from Beyoncé yoga to #SELFCARESUNDAY to a (vegan) Sunday Gravy dinner. Have at ’em!

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TORC Yoga: Yoga Studio for Yoga Skeptics Opening in Old City 

TORC Yoga co-founders Sheena Ohlig and Kristin Monzo | Photo credit: Brandon Walker, House of Aperture

“I can speak from personal experience that once I started yoga, all these other areas improved exponentially. Once I began yoga, I learned a lot about my body. And that’s what we want to share with these people who don’t think that yoga is for them — it’s active, it’s tactical and it’s dynamic,” says Sheena Ohlig, the co-founder of the soon-to-open TORC Yoga, slated to open somewhere on Old City’s 2nd Street (they are keeping the exact studio address a secret, though they confirm they have signed a lease and are in the build-out phase) later this summer.

Those “other areas” that Ohlig, both a personal trainer and yoga instructor, is talking about include activities like bodybuilding competitions and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Her point? Yoga, a practice that often receives eye rolls from folks who consider themselves athletes, has been crucial to upping her athletic performance. And that’s what she and TORC co-founder Kristin Monzo, also a Philly yoga instructor, want to show people who might not think yoga is for them — that yoga doesn’t have to be this slow-paced experience, full of oms and om-friendly music. It  can be a functional and important component of your training routine — complete with rap music.

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Yes, Please: There’s a Yoga-and-Dance Party in Midtown Village on Thursday

Photo Courtesy of the Hard Rock Cafe

Remember the Om Slay Yoga Party at Midtown Village’s Hard Rock Cafe (yes, pop-up yoga is officially everywhere) back in March? Well, they’re back at it with another yoga dance party going down this Thursday, July 6th. And your ticket gets you a glass of wine, too — how’s that for Thirsty Thursday, plans?

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