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WHO: New Orleans residents and hotel guests interested in practicing yoga and enjoying cocktails. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

WHAT: lululemon athletica yoga ambassadors, Geoffrey Roniger of Freret Street Yoga and Daphne Larkin of Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit based in Nashville, Tenn., are leading a complimentary joint yoga class at W French Quarter to launch their new web-based and customizable DVD practices respectively. Following the class, attendees will delight in complimentary passed small bites of SoBou's FIT Dish menu items and $5 FIT cocktails, beer and wine. Additionally, anyone who dines in SoBou that evening will receive a complimentary sampling of the FIT cocktail with any FIT Dish purchase.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 26
6:30 - 7:30pm - Yoga Class
7:30 - 8:30pm - Cocktail Social

WHERE: W French Quarter
316 Chartres Street
Courtyard and Sundeck*

WHY: W Hotels Worldwide, Geoffrey Roniger and Daphne Larkin are all releasing yoga practices that encourage people to exercise outside studio walls, wherever they are, whenever they want. The #PoseAnywhere session offers a sample of the types of yoga that people will experience and promotes these new offerings to the general public.

W Hotels Worldwide recently partnered with Tara Stiles, founder and owner of Strala yoga, to create and release "FIT with Tara Stiles," an exclusive series of four in-room yoga workouts that hotel guests can do while they're traveling.

Roniger created a subscription-based website called My YogaTogo that offers a variety of online yoga videos to encourage people to practice on their own time, for any duration of time in an effort to maintain consistency with their exercise habits. The videos range in length and style with new videos added every week to keep the practices fresh. The subscription costs $16/month with no contract requirement. For more information about My YogaToGo, visit

Larkin recently released a yoga DVD, "Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Strength, Stability and Grace." Whether people are new to yoga or looking for inspiration to take their practice to the next level, the DVD offers nearly 3 hours of flows to choose from, allowing students to customize their home yoga practice at their own pace. The DVD is available at the event, on Amazon and online through Larkin's yoga studio, Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit (

HOW: Anyone interested should RSVP to Space is limited so people should arrive early to ensure a spot. Guests are encouraged to bring their own mats if possible as a limited number of mats will be available. Complimentary parking is available at the Shops of Canal Place through lululemon athletica. Tickets must be validated prior to 8pm. *Yoga will be moved under a covered area in the event of rain.

For more information about #PoseWhenever, please visit Follow W French Quarter on Twitter @wfrenchquarter and become a fan on Facebook at


About W New Orleans - French Quarter
W New Orleans - French Quarter, named to the Travel + Leisure 2009 World's Top 500 Hotels list, offers a private oasis in a city full of life. With 97 guest rooms including four Studio Suites and one Fantastic Suite, W New Orleans - French Quarter is channeling rebellious energies in its new redesign featuring jazz and tarot-card designs. The property offers a charming outdoor courtyard, a WET deck surrounded by an intricate wrought-iron gate, FIT facility, and SoBou, a spirited restaurant and bar South of Bourbon. The hotel sits just steps away from some of New Orleans' most popular attractions, including historic Jackson Square, electrifying Bourbon Street and renowned Royal Street. For more information, please visit