High Yoga Sessions In NYC: Inhale Cannabis, Exhale Slowly

In a brick-walled studio in Brooklyn a higher yoga experience “Bend & Blaze” invites participants to smoke during the ‘inhale and exhale’ 420 sessions.

“People want the community, they want to find their stoner circle, they want to find this connection,” said Amanda Hitz, Bend & Blaze instructor, who added that the students in her cannabis-infused classes seem particularly flexible and laid back.

“Rather than being traumatized about falling out of a pose and having it wreck a class,” she said, “it’s much more of a laughing matter,” as they teeter in tree pose, extend into downward-facing dog and then lunge forward into warrior one.
Hitz founded Bend & Blaze in Denver in 2015 to fill the need for a yoga community that also accepted cannabis use. In February, she moved to New York City and brought the program with her. Hitz offers weekly beginner-friendly classes for $25. “I never want to be in charge of …

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