Jul 9, 2018 3:56 PM
In September 2017, Eli Walker was working as a bartender at The Grey Lady in New York City. Now, less than a year later, she is the proud founder and owner of Drunk Yoga, a company aiming to bring together a celebration of wine with the meditative exercise.
While she has only conducted a couple classes locally—on Memorial Day weekend at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk and on July 8 at The Grey Lady Bar, also in Montauk—she hopes to offer more.
The classes, she said, help to fostered a welcoming environment to both yoga-enthusiasts and those not familiar with the practice. “I really want to bring yoga to non-yogis,” said Ms. Walker.
Drunk Yoga—which, as the name suggests, involves imbibing in alcohol while practicing yoga—began as an experimental class at The Grey Lady Bar in New York, where Ms. Walker worked. After it began receiving positive feedback and press, Ms. Walker decided to devote her full time to creating and growing the company, eventually expanding to offer regular classes at several New York City bars. With the summer season, Ms. Walker brought her class to Montauk—at both The Grey Lady Bar and Ruschmeyer’s.