Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Grip the Mat & Spright Collide: My Review of [Silent] Soul & Spirits

A few weeks ago, when I was in full-on crazy mode, I had the chance to attend Grip the Mat's special [Silent] Soul & Spirits happy-hour yoga event at the Carnegie Library in downtown D.C. for Spright.

While I've written about Grip the Mat before for Spright/Fiterazzi and have photographed events exclusively for Grip the Mat, it had been a while since I had attended a Grip the Mat event -- let alone one as big and unique as this one!

I won't spoil too much of my review -- you can read the full thing on Spright -- but I will give you an excerpt from my time there:

In the D.C. yoga world, Grip the Mat is kind of a big deal.

The social yoga company, which was founded in 2014 by Christy Skarulis and Ashley Braun, hosts events that combine an hour of vinyasa flow with an hour (or two!) of nibbles, drinks and socializing at unique venues. Over the past year, GTM has expanded to two other cities — New York and Orlando — and teamed up with big brands like Reebok, KIND Snacks and Verge to create its signature Vinyasa to Vino, Bendy Brunch and Soul & Spirits events. You can read more about GTM and the events it offers in our interview with the founders.

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend GTM’s [Silent] Soul & Spirits event at the historical Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. The event, which GTM called its “biggest event to-date,” promised a live DJ, unlimited cocktails and a crowd of millennial yogis looking for a night on the town. As a fan of GTM’s more intimate events, I was skeptical that I would like a large-scale GTM bash. Luckily, that wasn’t the case...

Read more here!

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