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Yoga, Anyone?

Courtesy: Joy Torres

Are you a yogi? Do you love to stretch? Or are you just looking for a way to relax? Have you ever thought about pairing the relaxing nature of your yoga practice with the beauty of one of South Jersey’s amazing vineyards? It may help you through the toughest part of the class, knowing that there’s wine as a reward when you complete your vinyasa!

Some of South Jersey’s wineries offer yoga at their vineyards. After you say “Namaste,” you can indulge in great vintages and by using your Xspero app to pay for your wine and food, you give 20 percent to your favorite charity. Remember with every Xspero purchase, 20 percent goes to a charity that you selected! Here are some South Jersey wineries opening their vineyards for yoga this summer:

Cedar Rose Vineyards, Millville: Vineyard Vinyasa – The Balance Center for Natural Health (Millville) creates the perfectly relaxing combination of yoga and wine. Start off with a one-hour yoga class that’s appropriate for all levels and end it with a glass of wine to help relax even further. Ticket includes class and glass of wine. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Any other accessories needed for the class will be provided. Next event is July 10.

Salem Oak Vineyards, Pedricktown: Yoga in the Vineyard is offered Wednesday evenings. This outdoor class by Yoga without Ego connects you with nature and is accessible to everyone, you don’t have to be a yoga pro! So grab your friends, bring a yoga mat or a towel and they’ll supply the peace, serenity, wine and snacks! Class costs just $10. Food and wine are available for purchase after class.

Bellview Winery, Buena: Vinyasa & Vino at Bellview Winery is a memorable yoga experience that will have you viewing the vineyards followed by a relaxing savasana and, of course, wine! It’s a monthly yoga program held at the winery. Enjoy a one-hour Vinyasa (breath for breath flow) with Joy Torres. This class is suitable for all levels and is beginner-friendly. After the class ends, choose a wine to enjoy and unwind. Tickets are $20 and include a glass of wine. Next event is July 11 at 11 a.m.

While Xspero digital gift cards are not available for the yoga classes, you can use your Xspero app to purchase wine and additional bottles to bring one of these three incredible vineyards home. Don’t have the Xspero app? Download it from your phone’s app store or text the word “ACT to 47-47-47 today to get started! Remember – giving feels good!