Expand your palate and stretch your mind while learning to taste wine like a pro! Developed by Chiara Shannon, WSET Certified Sommelier and RYS 500 yoga instructor, The Yogi Sommelier's Mindful Wine Tasting Course incorporates the principles of yoga, mindfulness and the disciplined approach to wine tasting as taught to professional sommeliers in an enlightening and fun class suitable for all levels.

The practices of yoga and mindfulness ground us in the present moment and help us cultivate greater awareness. Basic practices of breath control, focusing on the present, and becoming a witness to our sense experience are fundamental to tasting wine. With Chiara as your guide in a relaxed and fun environment, you will learn how to navigate your sense memory, discover new pathways of wine appreciation, and emerge with the skill set and language of a wine professional.

A typical class lasts 60-90 min and includes:


-Yoga and/or Meditation

-Explanation of Mindful Wine Tasting

-Guided Tasting of Three Wines

-Group Discussion

-Copy of the Yogi Sommelier Mindful Wine Tasting Guide

This class is perfect for yoga studios and wellness establishments, as well as hotels, retail shops, wellness retreats, corporate events and can be customized as needed for private bookings.

As featured in The Wall Street Journal and LA Weekly, Chiara has taught her Mindful Wine Tasting course at many yoga studios throughout California including YogaWorks, One Down Dog, Radha Yoga, Madre Fitness & Wellness, Yoga Mayu (SF) and Pacific Ashtanga (OC) as well as wineries and and a variety of public and private venues. View Gallery


Now available virtually! If you are interested in bringing The Yogi Sommelier's Mindful Wine Tasting experience to your studio or event, or in the comfort of your home via online platforms, please contact Chiara or submit the inquiry form below:

Mindful Wine Tasting Inquiry


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