Strike a pose as the sun sets on the meadow at Park Tavern during a special complimentary class with Westside Yoga’sfounder Amber Barry on Monday, August 13, 2018. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., all levels of yoga experience are welcome to bring a friend, their favorite yoga mat, a towel, a water bottle, and enjoy Midtown’s picturesque skyline. Attendees ages 21 and up can also take advantage of a complimentary house beer on Park Tavern’s expansive patio after the class. Held rain or shine, if showers appear, the yoga session will be held upstairs at Park Tavern in the Piedmont Room.
Not only offering a free yoga class but expert yogi and founder of Westside Yoga, Amber Barry, also shares a few easy-to-follow tips for making the most on the yoga mat, in case it’s of interest to your readers.
Tips To Making The Most of Your Yoga Session from Founder of Westside Yoga, Amber Barry:
1. Pick a Gazing Point. Where your take your eyes, is where you take your thoughts. The more we steady the gaze, the quieter the mind becomes. When you practice yoga, keep your eyes focused on a specific point (known as the “drishti") in each pose—the tip of your nose works well most of the time, although you might find that you prefer to gaze between the hands, or at a point in front of you. With practice, you will find the gazing points that work best for each pose.
2. Be Mindful. Mindfulness is the practice of moment-to-moment awareness, without judgment. As you begin to move, notice all of the sensations you are feeling. What feels good? What is challenging? Whatever happens, accept it as part of the practice, and trust that it will get easier over time.
Park Tavern, a favorite neighborhood bar, restaurant, brewery, and events facility, is located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlookingPiedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call404.249.0001. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ParkTavern and on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @parktavern.