The pose is simple but intimate, and requires us to focus intensely on each other to stay balanced.
Each spends about three minutes talking to each member of the oppposite sex - the social interaction that takes place therein is referred to as a 'speed date'.At the end of the evening everyone marks on a card who they would like to date again and who they wouldn't.Nemeth discourages talking, so some quietly introduce themselves while others just smile silently.Shortly after the first uncomfortable encounter, I drape myself in a backbend over a man in downward-facing dog, which feels luxurious."All my single friends were speed dating or on Match.com," says Nemeth.
"So I thought, Well, five minutes on your mat with someone will tell you if there's a connection." Having recently ended a serious relationship, I'm not ready to start dating again, but I want to test the waters and see who else is paddling around.
At 5'10", I just can't get past my junior-high memories of being a gangly beanpole.
So as the guy on my right talks my ear off, I scope out the other, taller prospects in the room.
There's a lot of lingering and happy chatting as we leave the studio. Emotionally, I'm not yet ready for a full-on flirtation, the kind that might actually lead somewhere. Alexa Stanard is a freelance writer based in Oak Park, MI.
And some of the men were appealing enough that I could lose my better judgment after a couple of beers.
Still, I approach this class with some trepidation.