Yoga For Foodies Hits West Loop

Stretching your mind and your stomach in a unique way.

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It's not odd when a good vigorous workout makes you hungry for a good meal.
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But usually you'd shower up, change clothes, and then head somewhere.
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But that's not the philosophy behind David Romanelli's "Jam Sessions: Yoga for Foodies," events the Arizona-based wellness expert is hosting all over the country.
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This week yoga enthusiasts packed a room at West Loop's Province restaurant for a chance to engage in a rigorous hour of yoga ...
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... followed immediately by a multi-course dinner.
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"Life is so overwhelming and busy, our gadgets are getting smaller, information is coming faster. Why not do something before the meal to enhance the experience?" Romanelli says.
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In some cities, the food is served directly to the participants as they sit on the mats, but that wasn't the case here.
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The menu.
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"Once you experience this, the food tastes better, the wine tastes better, you interact with others at dinner in a way you may not have before," Romanelli says.
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David Langer does yoga a couple of times a week, and was lured by the "communal experience" of this event.
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"I think I feel a difference. I'm focusing on some of what he was talking about, trying to be in the moment, enjoy the food and the experience as well," Langer said.
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Province's Executive Chef Randy Zweiban didn't hesitate to get on board. "The first time I spoke with him I thought it was a good idea, plus we really like to do things outside of the box. I really like the idea of really being able to relax before you sit down to eat."
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Romanelli has also hosted Yoga and Chocolate and Yoga and Wine events in the past.
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