I started Bikram as a yoga-virgin about two years ago when I found a Groupon online. I didn’t know what to expect and the only thing I knew was that it was going to be hot as f*&k! Of course, my first class was hell. I felt dizzy, like I was going to pass out and I almost threw up. But according to the instructor, this is normal… It takes time for your body to get used to the 105F temperature of the room since you’re there for 90 minutes.
I seriously thought I would never go back, however, as soon as I left the studio I felt so vitalized I couldn’t wait for the next day. The more you do it, the easier it gets, and the feeling of accomplishment you get after you finish is A-M-A-zing!
When I heard Bikram Yoga Herald Square in New York City was hosting a monthly gay yoga event, I knew I needed to hop on that boat! As you might already know (read my preview post), with the help of GuySpy and Gay Men’s Boot Camp I hosted the third edition of STIFF, a night of hot guys, sweaty yoga and organic cocktails.
More than 50 guys showed up to practice yoga half-naked, drink and dance. After we finished the class we were pretty dehydrated. Luckily we had organic cocktails courtesy of JuiceWell to quench our thirst. It didn’t take long to get the party started!
DJ Heather M brought out the dancer in all of the guests with a super-rad playlist of house, techno and minimal beats. Meanwhile, my ‘one night stand’ and I were making sure everybody got on the GuySpy App… and we succeeded! I mean, who could resist my cute accent and Ezequiel’s sexiness?
All ‘round it was a fantastic event! Special thanks to Greg and Sam from Bikram Yoga Herald Square for all the support and Laura and Lucas from Gay Men’s Boot Camp for being great co-hosts.
Not just a pretty face