By Courtney Cochran
Leave it to wine country dwellers to divine a venue where you can master downward dog, realign your chakras and dine on sustainably farmed eats and drink all in one place. At Napa’s new Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio (ubuntunapa.com
a daily roster of classes including Ashtanga, Hatha, prenatal and
Vinyasa techniques is complemented by – what else? –
vegetarian-inspired cuisine crafted from goods sourced from local farms
and the spot’s nearby biodynamic gardens.
Chef Jeremy Fox – who cut his teeth at Bay Area standouts Rubicon and Manresa restaurants – ably helms the kitchen while the studio serves up inspired workshops alongside its regular class offerings: The upcoming Spiritual Gangsters workshop (June 21-22) moves beyond your usual staid yogi fare, and July’s Divine Purification Program (July 26-27) will feature world-renowned yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. Besides all this, you can unwind after a particularly tough class with a glass of one of Ubuntu’s more than 200 biodynamic wines. Only in wine country.