A pattern has developed: Each time youre given the precious gift of a three-day weekend, you ruin it. You dont intend to self-destruct any more than Lennie meant to hurt those bunnies in Of Mice and Men; you simply get so excited that you cant recognize limits. By Sunday even though 48 hours remain before the Labor Day hijinks are up youve morphed into a coagulated puddle of hangover. Maybe you need some yoga.
Strengthen your core, align your chi, and attempt to alleviate that pounding in your head as you unwind at the Yoga Month Health Festival, Miami (I Love Yoga Headquarters, 99 NW 166 St., Miami). The traveling fest promotes various aspects of healthy living and green culture through lectures, workshops, and by hosting a progressive vendor area. The fest is inhaling and then exhaling in ten different cities across the country during the month, but it has picked Miami as the Labor Day Weekend detox location. Feel those shots of tequila evaporate through your pores as Duncan Wong helps you combine elements of ashtanga flow and martial arts (5 to 7 p.m.). Purge your mental pathways from haunting memories of Friday and Saturdays one-night-stands and locate inner peace during Rosa Santanas class Beyond Asana (3 to 5 p.m.). Or simply shop your way to earthly contentment in the tantalizing vendor area. The Yoga Health Festival packs up its mats on Monday night, so youve got two days to regain your composure before you show up at your cube on Tuesday morning, still wearing last weekends eye make up. Tickets cost $88 for a weekend VIP pass and $25 for individual activities; proceeds benefit the Youth Health Alliance. Get the whole schedule at www.yogamonth.org.
Sun., Aug. 31, 2008