Reserve your private celebration yoga class at PLaY!

Are you planning a special celebration in the Catskill Mountains? Consider adding a private yoga class at PLaY Catskills to the agenda. Celebration yoga can be a wonderful way to combine the benefits of yoga with the joy of celebrating a special occasion or simply the joy of life. Whether it’s a small, intimate gathering or a larger gathering, our focus will be on fostering a sense of well-being, connection, and celebration.

We can ground the theme of the class in whatever it is you are celebrating -a “gratitude yoga” session around Thanksgiving or a “new beginnings yoga” session for a birthday. We’ve been fortunate to have a number of brides and grooms walk through our doors for yoga during their wedding weekend, and we love the energy of a bachelor or bachelorette party! We can host you and your loved ones during a sunrise or sunset for an extra serene and beautiful experience.

The celebration yoga at PLay includes a 60 minute yoga class set to music of your choosing, followed by healthy snacks, socializing and a champagne toast. We’ll also take digital photos for you to remember the experience and share with friends and family.

What is there to do in the Catskills?
This is a question I get asked all the time and I love it!
It’s an opportunity for me to share some fabulous insider Catskill experiences. We’ve
been exploring the Catskills and the fabulous Delaware County for over fifteen years.
Here my top five ways to spend a day.
Yoga at PLaY (Peace Love and Yoga @playcatskills) followed by coffee at Watershed’s
deck (@watershedroxbury). Of course, this is our number one adventure. Start the day
in one of our expertly-led classes. You’ll be inspired by the incredible view, the
beautifully designed space, and the friendly community. After class, take a short walk or
drive down the road to Watershed. There you can sample delicious coffee or tea, and
tasty treats. Now that’s how you start a Saturday!
Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm. Halcottsville,N.Y.(@SusansPleasantpheasantfarm)They rent and sell kayaks and canoes.Paddle on their lake and river wetlands and enjoy the bird life. Osprey, eagles, great blue Herron,
kingfishers, common mergansers, owls, red tail hawks, wood ducks, cedar wax wings,
and more. They have a beaver lodge and dam too. There’s an charming spot to picnic.
Hop across the street to Sweet Pea Supply Company (@sweetpeasupplycompany) for
fresh food prepared with love in the heart of the Catskills.
Ski Plattekill (@plattekill_mtn) -Roxbury NY As local as local can get. Family owned and
operated by the Vajtay family. Fiercely Independent and “keeping it real” in the Catskill
Mountains. Authentic mountain vibe and a unique atmosphere. Powder magazine called
it “The Alta of the Catskills”! Follow a day of skiing with a sumptuous and hearty dinner
at Half Acre (@halfacrecatskills). Warm cozy vibe, friendly staff, and excellent seasonal
fare celebrating Catskills Heritage.
Rent bikes at the Roxbury General Store (@roxburygeneralstore) or take a relaxing
hike, stroll, ski, or horseback ride on the Catskill Scenic Trail. The Catskill Scenic Trail is a
multi-use rail trail along the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad right-of-way in rural Delaware
County, New York. It runs approximately 26 miles from Roxbury, New York to Bloomville, New York.
Halfway along the trail, you’ll find yourself in the backyard of the wonderful Hidden Inn 1893 in South
Kortright, N.Y.(@thehiddeninn1893). Great food, great service, and an iconic Catskills experience.

Last but not least, make your way to Big Indian and hike the majestic and challenging
giant ledge. Enjoy this 6.3-mile out-and-back trail. Generally considered a challenging
route. This is a very popular area for camping, hiking, and snowshoeing, so you’ll likely
encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to
visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas. After you’ve
worked up an appetite head over to Eastwinds Hotel and Dandelion Restaurant
(@dandelioneastwind) for the vibes and the food! But don’t believe me – read what
Conde Nast has to say “Dandelion, the property’s restaurant and bar, is inspired by cozy
aprés-ski bars, its hearth and warm corners designed to offer shelter and retreat. The

menu, consisting of “international comfort food,” is small, thoughtful, and impeccably
executed by Daniel Cipriani, the co-founder and F&B director.”

The National Women’s Soccer League is brought sports back, and it brought CBD with them.

This year ,the NWSL announced it had finalized plans to begin competition on June 27, putting it on pace to be America’s first top-flight league back in action. The league’s nine teams gathered in Utah and played a monthlong tournament, without fans in attendance, rather than their traditional season. The facilities the teams shared belonged to Utah Royals FC, which earlier this year entered into a sponsorship agreement with Mendi, a CBD company based out of Portland.

Mendi’s connection to women’s soccer runs a lot deeper than that, though. One of the company’s founders is Rachael Rapinoe, whose twin sister Megan finds time to be involved in the business when she’s not doing things like leading the United States to World Cup wins or raking in various “of the year” honors.

The company also sponsors the North Carolina Courage, the two-time defending NWSL champions. But the Portland-based CBD company doesn’t sponsor Portland’s team, the Thorns. They’re sponsored by a different Portland-based CBD company, Social CBD. You’ll see that brand’s name across the chest of the team’s warm-up gear during practices, before games and all over social media.

Leagues across America have been slowly opening up to CBD, and cannabis in general, but it’s the NWSL that is leading the way.

Sports should be an obvious fit for CBD, and not just as a marketing tool. CBD’s pain and inflammation relieving qualities make it a great tool for athletes who are recovering from injury or warding off post-workout soreness. They also make great partners in the push to normalize cannabis.

In April, the Courage held a giveaway on social media. Along with usual prizes like an autographed jersey and tickets to a game, the lucky winner also took home a haul of CBD. Yep, professional sports teams are now comfortable handing out cannabis products. Then there’s the Thorns, who, before coronavirus, were planning to trot onto the pitch in front of their 20,000-plus fans, while happily wearing a CBD brand on their clothes.

Those fans won’t be in the stadium any time soon, but when the NWSL returns to the airwaves, plenty of people will be seeing CBD in a space they never have before. ♦

The original print version of this article was headlined “Cannabidiol FC”