by Abby White
We're big fans of multitasking, so when we discovered that we could shop, exercise and clean out our closets simultaneously, we were immediately on board.
This Saturday, July 28, Yoga Country in Brentwood will host the Give and Receive Workshop and Clothing Swap. Led by Kate Bankert, this workshop will enable attendees to learn and practice some yogic philosophy through movement and discussion involving yamas and niyamas from the eight-limbed yogic path. The aforementioned movement will involve a moderate flow class, and with Kate's instruction, you can expect to deepen your practice and understanding of yoga.
Side note: Don't let this intimidate you. I just had to google "yamas" and "niyamas." I've practiced with Kate before, and normally I'm the kind of person who checks email when I'm in any yoga pose that allows me to reach my phone. Even if you don't really understand all of this stuff, it's interesting to learn and anyone who likes yoga will benefit from it.
After the workshop and practice, all attendees are invited to participate in the ultimate sartorial recycling game: a clothing swap. All you have to do is bring clothing/shoes/accessories in new or good condition and swap them for something that is new to you. They've also promised light refreshments and wine, which makes everything more fun! Leftovers (clothing, not food) will be donated to The Salvation Army.
While you don't have to participate in the clothing swap to enjoy the workshop and the yoga practice, we're sure you can find something nice in your closet that someone else would appreciate. Besides your old sorority T-shirt, that is, because nobody wants that.
The event runs from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and is $10. Pre-registration is required — details here.