30 April 2019

Vino and Vinyasa: the ultimate balancing act at Pialligo Estate

| Wendy Johnson
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Wine and yoga will be held at Pialligo Estate for the first time 3 May. Photo: Supplied by Pialligo Estate.

Sipping quality wines while practising yoga in a stunning setting.

Sound too good to be true?

For the first time, Pialligo Estate joins Balanced Yoga Kingston to present “Vino and Vinyasa”—wine and yoga.

The new event, to be held Friday 3 May, aims to attract men and women who want to meet new people, sip on gorgeous Pialligo Estate wines, enjoy quality snacks and, yes, slowly inhale and exhale with a bit of yoga.

“It’s designed to be a quality experience more than an intense yoga class and is open to anyone, with no experience necessary,” says Aaron Desa, Operations Manager, Pialligo Estate. “Vino and Vinyasa is a light and entertaining way to socialise and meet new people.”

Sue McShane, the owner of Balanced Yoga Kingston, says yoga is for everyone—for fitness, fun and flexibility and without competition or any feelings of intimidation.

“In today’s hectic world, we need yoga to bring balance to our lives,” says Sue. “It’s not just for the super flexible, it’s for anyone who wants to combine movement, breath and mind, the perfect trilogy for staying fit and healthy.”

The class will run for an hour, starting at 5:15 pm (so arrive around 5) and Sue and studio manager Kate Haskard have special yoga poses in store for participants.

“We’re going to have some fun along the way,” says Sue. “Instead of the traditional ‘Tree pose’, for example, we may do a ‘Red wine glass pose’. And instead of the famous ‘Warrior pose’, which represents strength, we may play around having participants practice balance by passing one glasses from one to another.”

With wines, Aaron guesses that the 2018 Riesling will be a favourite if the sun keeps shining like it has this early autumn. If there’s a bit of a nip in the air, he bets the 2017 Shiraz or Merlot will be a big hit.

The class will be held on the lawns if the weather cooperates or inside the beautiful Glasshouse, a beautiful and tranquil space featuring high glass walls and a lush garden feature.

“Once participants have worked up an appetite, they can stay for our Friday Night Drinks at the Garden Pavilions, indulging in Pialligo Estate’s Smokehouse charcuterie and cheese boards, share plates or small meals to match with wines while listening to live music and watching the sunset,” says Aaron.

Pialligo Estate has room for plenty of wine and yoga fans and can accommodate up to 80 participants.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Tickets are restricted to those 18 years of age and above. Place are limited.

Tickets are $25 per person. The price includes a $5 donation to Frontline Yoga, an organisation provides free yoga to frontline professionals including current and ex-serving police, fire, ambulance and military personnel, healthcare workers, lifesavers, RFS/SES and volunteer paramedics.

Book your tickets online.

Original Article published by Wendy Johnson on the RiotACT.

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