You know Portland’s a coffee town when there’s a class called Yoga for Baristas. I saw the flyer the other day at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams. Conveniently offered a couple doors down at the Yoga Shala of Portland studio, the class is open to anyone — but especially apropos for “baristas” and “restaurant people” who stand all day and work with their upper bodies and arms/wrists. More information at or the side doodles of this blog.

According to the flyer, Lita, the teacher of Yoga for Baristas (and Restaurant People), is offering the class because she likes the people who make food and coffee in Portland.