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The other week I was out in Chicago to teach a Namaslay® workshop, and I had the opportunity to stay at Kimpton The Gray. I love the Kimpton line of hotels because they are luxe, chic and modern, without being stuffy. Their service is always fantastic, and their beds are so comfortable. This hotel was no exception, and I even loved how they did room service. They have a "knock and drop" option, where they'll just ring the bell and leave your food in to-go containers in a bag right outside your door. This worked perfectly for me because I got in kind of late, and was in desperate need of a shower (although the bathtub looked insane!). I ordered my room service, asked for the knock and drop option, and just hopped in the shower without having to worry about missing the delivery. When I got out, I went to the door, and there was my food. Ah! The best.
Anyway, the morning of my workshop I shot a little in-room video after a fun warm up on my room's couch.
This is a twenty minute video that is vinyasa style, which means it is flow based. You're meant to keep moving, rather than do static holds for a stretch. It isn't particularly advanced, which is why I named it a beginner video, but truly all levels can do this first thing in the morning or in the afternoon. I wouldn't recommend doing it in the evening, only because it'll wake you up too much to fall asleep. Give it a try below and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below, and don't forget you can always request a video in the future!
I wanted to quickly talk about the clothing in this shoot. I am wearing Alo Yoga pants, which I like because they're high waisted (I prefer that style for teaching), and have mesh paneling on the sides of the legs to keep it weird. The bra brand, Sadhana, is hands down my favorite sports bra brands, as they are flattering, supportive, and comfortable. They come with removable thin pads on each side for added coverage. Below are some other tried and true favorites including my second favorite sports bra brand, Onzie. Their bras are more for light/medium support for low impact stuff like yoga, whereas Sadhana is better for higher impact stuff. Onzie's bars don't come with removable pads (and no place to insert them if you have your own), but provided I'm just practicing yoga, I love them.