Namaste in 2018

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On December 14th, Santosha Yoga celebrated the season with their second annual Holiday Cheer Party at Veritas Vineyards and Winery. A lively crowd came out on Friday night to commemorate another great year dedicated to yoga and wellness.

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The event was held inside the beautiful tasting hall and event space at Veritas. Veritas was started in 1999 by Andrew and Patricia Hodson. The vineyard was a passion project of theirs that eventually turned into a career. Chloe Watkins, co-owner of Santosha Yoga, is the daughter of Andrew and Patricia and has been very invested in her parents winery.

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The first part of the evening was a yoga class in the main event room. The room was draped with white fabric and there were candles all around. It created a serene environment that was perfect for an evening of yoga and socializing. The session was taught by Santoshas’ co-owner, Ashley Holland. Santoshas’ classes at their studio are always accompanied by a spirited playlist but this event had a DJ, bringing even more energy to the group. DJ Shanel Ashley came from Richmond to liven the class with her unique mixes. Her music taste was fresh and different and was very thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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After the session came to a close everyone gathered in the tasting room to celebrate. A lovely cheese spread and Veritas wine. The decor was festive and there was a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree.

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A Lululemon pop-up shop came to the event. They brought a large array of their most popular activewear. There were $20 gift cards given to the first 20 who signed up for the event and the entire collection was discounted 25% for the night. Their trendy leggings and yoga tanks quickly sold out.

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The evening wrapped with mingling in the tasting room. It was a delightful way for this community to get to know each other better outside of the studio. The night was a festive celebration in remembrance of all the time people have dedicated to furthering their wellness with Santoshas help this year. A huge thank you to the lovely owners of Santosha Yoga who put on a spectacular event for all to enjoy.

Written by Courtney School