Michelin rated restaurants should be held in high regard so I hesitated as I entered Ubuntu, the acclaimed vegetarian restaurant / yoga studio, wearing my well-loved yoga attire. The plan was simple but luxurious -- to spend the evening enjoying the Ubuntu Yoga and Prix Fixe dinner package.
The evening started upstairs, in the yoga studio, for an Iyengar Yoga class with Lavelle Lourde. The studio was just the right size for approximately 20 students. Compared to my usual, bare basics San Francisco studio, Ubuntus’ was plush with artful and serene photos, a pleasant view of the mountains in the distance and a yoga-mat like floor.
Lavelle catered to a variety of different skills sets in the class; her main focus was to help students reach the next level in their practice. At one point we were paired up to help spot each other feel the right position for a headstand (or modified headstand). After class I felt centered and limber and was craving some of the wonderful food and a refreshing drink!