Trendlet: Asanas With a Shot of Bourbon

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The Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave., at Jefferson St., Bushwick; 917-719-1138) offers $13 slow-paced yoga classes—and a full bar, serving Counter Culture coffee in the morning but changing midday to a menu of local beer, wine, and spirits including Hudson Baby Bourbon. Also: $5 Meat Hook hot dogs (veggie dogs are available, too, natch) and, on weekends, a $15 Hangover Yoga class that comes with a free, post-practice Bloody Mary or mimosa.


Take Root (187 Sackett St., nr. Henry St., Prospect Heights; no phone;, opening the week of July 21, takes the idea of feeding body and soul literally. Anna Hieronimus will teach yoga; her fiancée, Elise Kornack, will cook. Drop-in yoga classes are $16, and the café will serve yogis dishes like yogurt with mushrooms ($4) and basil sherbet ($2.25). Friday and Saturday nights will bring five-course artisanal tasting dinners for ten or fewer ($85, BYOB).


At Body Actualized (143 Troutman St., nr. Central Ave., Bushwick; 347-770-1437), Sunday night’s Cosmic Yoga class ($10) combines Vinyasa with live electronic music from vintage synthesizers. Musicians sit on meditation cushions surrounded by their gear, improvising with the flow of the class. After the yoga portion, the group typically sticks around for a raw meal ($10), followed by an all-out dance party in the skylighted 1,700-square-foot space, which has backyard and rooftop access and is also home to other quirky events such as partner-massage classes and occult-film screenings.

Trendlet: Asanas With a Shot of Bourbon