On the last Saturday of every month, Residence by Uga Escapes and Rare Bar + Kitchen hosts your mornings with a unique combination of a yoga session paired with wine and brunch – Vinyasa and Wine with Aaron Wickramasekara, where personal trainer and body transformation coach turned certified yoga instructor Aaron Wickramasekara conducts morning sessions.
According to General Manager at Residence Dushyanth Tissawella, Aaron as an instructor has been extremely well received and the event in its unique nature has been complemented by his contribution.
Dushyanth shared that although the event will not be happening this month due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, they have rescheduled it for 28 November; if all goes well, they hope to see you there.
He said the concept behind the event is that your Saturday is ideally your day off, and it is a day for relaxation. He said they wished to combine the relaxation of the mind, body, and soul in creating an environment where one is able to relax their body while also enjoying the secluded sights and sounds of their venue and sipping on a glass of beverage.
For Rs. 4,900, the event will include the one-and-a-half-hour yoga session with Aaron, with alternating breaks to sip on two glasses of beverage, followed by jazz and lunch. Dushyanth stated that Rare Bar + Kitchen takes pride in their extensive brunch menu, from which guests can order anything and enjoy a nice relaxing meal as their live jazz band “Three Oh” serenades them.
Speaking about his practice and what guests can expect, Aaron took us through what you will be experiencing during the session. He said the session will begin with a powerful Prāṇāyāma breathing technique that is designed to elevate the oxygen levels in the body to prepare you for what lies ahead. Aaron will lead a fun-filled “All-Levels Vinyasa” flow that is designed to increase the functional range in your practice and your body.
Adding that you will then follow the vigorous 60-minute yang yoga flow, with a much-needed 30-minute yin yoga sequence while sipping on a glass of beverage, he said that you can expect to “dive deep into true relaxation as we end our practice that will leave you to an absolute state of bliss”.
Dushyanth went on to share how and where they usually conduct the event, adding that they usually host this event in the outdoor space at the venue – the courtyard space next to the pool which can accommodate up to 15 people comfortably. On an occasion where it rains, they are able to move the event into their Residence Suite. He said usually, as they alternate between the yoga sessions and the two glasses of beverage, the event as a whole takes about one hour and 40 minutes, adding that they provide shower and changing room facilities, if one wishes to get changed after the yoga session and before having their meal.
Dushyanth said the event Vinyasa and Wine Aaron Wickramasekara is one of many attempts by their management to hopefully boost their sales and promote the restaurant as the pandemic has greatly affected their operations. He said this event is but one of many promotions they have lined up for their guests. Since having restarted operations in July, they have made efforts to come up with appealing concepts that are also beneficial for their clientele to provide them a worthwhile experience.
Vinyasa and Wine Aaron Wickramasekara
- . Date: 28 November 2020
- . Time: 11 a.m. onwards
- . Venue: Residence by Uga Escapes
- . Enjoy a host of special offers on beverages
By Dimithri Wijesinghe