It worked so well the first two times, Hotel Casa 425 and Claremont Yoga will team up once again to present Vino + Vinyasa, an afternoon of stress relief and relaxation. The event takes place Sunday, June 23 in the hotel’s outdoor courtyard.

Casa425The complimentary, hour-long yoga session led by Nicole Schwander Riel, co-owner of Claremont Yoga and lululemon ambassador, will start at 3:30 p.m. Vinyasa, also called flow yoga, is a style that employs synchronized postures and breathing techniques at a faster pace, thus providing aerobic benefits in addition to the increased flexibility, better posture, and stress reduction commonly associated with traditional forms of yoga.

From 4 to 7 p.m., participants will enjoy Happy Relaxation Hour in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge, with select glasses of wine starting at just $5.

The June 23 Vino + Vinyasa is the first of four such sessions to be held at Hotel Casa 425 this summer. “What started as a one-time event was such a hit, we decided to do it again. When the second Vino + Vinyasa was even more popular than the first, we knew it was time to make them a more regular thing,” said Tara Naughtin, Manager of Hotel Casa 425. The result: Vino + Vinyasa events featuring different instructors from both Claremont Yoga and Green Tara Yoga are also slated for July 14, August 11 and September 8, 2013.

Participants should bring yoga mats and arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time, as spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

Hotel Casa 425 is located in downtown Claremont at 425 W. First Street, in historic Claremont Village. The lounge offers a casually sophisticated venue for mingling with friends, along with signature drinks, an extensive wine and beer list and gourmet small plates. Indoor seating is available, or relax in the hotel’s central courtyard, which feels more like an outdoor living room with its canopy of trees, lounge furniture, fountains, and glass fire pits.  

Hotel Casa 425 is part of the Four Sisters Inns collection, including 13 properties in California. The group includes the Blue Lantern Inn (Dana Point), Hotel Casa 425 (Claremont), Channel Road Inn (Santa Monica), Newport Beach Hotel (Newport Beach), Gosby House Inn and Green Gables Inn (Pacific Grove), West Cliff Inn (Santa Cruz), Blackbird Inn (downtown Napa), Maison Fleurie and Lavender (Napa Valley), Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza (Healdsburg), Inn at Sonoma (Sonoma) and the Gaige House (Glen Ellen).