As part of my fun NYC experience, she invited me to attend one of her classes at Strala Yoga, a Basics level class. I actually got to meet Tara Stiles, the founder of the studio who is Deepak Chopra's personal yoga instructor. Um, as if I wasn't nervous enough about being subjected to yoga...
Look, I'm terribly inflexible, and I suck at keeping quiet. So the thought of this class was truly intimidating to me. I definitely almost fell over a few times, and my lack of physical strength in holding a plank was embarrassing. But I pushed through it, with some tips from Suzy, and I felt my whole body burn and sweat... in the best sort of way. It was actually relaxing, even though I was self-conscious about everyone seeing my struggle. I learned that one side of me has way better balance than the other, which is fascinating.
|The Kids' Yoga Class|
Afterwards, we went out for a vegan brunch at Sacred Chow. I had a delish banana French toast, home fries, and rose lemonade. I was really impressed, and even tried a bite of SS and boyfriend JP's dishes... surprisingly good for a carnivore like me!
SS did make me have a sip of her green juice though... which tasted like vegetables. Meh.
|Green juice is meh.|
Before I left, we ate a phenomenal brunch at Buttermilk Channel. This place is well worth the wait! I had an apple, bacon, grilled cheese sandwich, SS had the buttermilk pancakes, and JP had the fried pork on waffles. I tried everything, and it was awesome.
My trip to NYC was great. I especially loved spending some quality time with SS, my other little sister who I don't get to see often enough. It's a great town, with endless things to do, and it really doesn't sleep... you have to catch yourself and take a break after a while! But it's amazing, and a place I'll never tire of.