The Inn at The Black Olive and Soul Body are presenting their first event on Saturday in a partnership that pairs healthy foods with yoga. They've also managed to entice actor Woody Harrelson, pictured, to attend the raw-foods dinner. He's a big advocate of the diet.
The dinner, including cocktails, will be held at The Black Olive's rooftop Olive Room. The cost is $90 a person. For ticket information, visit Soul Body's Facebook page. The event is limited to 60 guests.
On Sunday, a morning Vinyasa class will be held by visiting yoga instructors from Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia, followed by samplings of juice and tastes. The cost is $30.
The weekend event came together fast, said Stacey Vandiver, who runs Soul Body at Bare Hills Racquet & Fitness Club with business partner Ann Marie Barbour. Harrelson was able to come to Baltimore this weekend, so the organizers kicked into gear.
"This first one is so special," Stacey said on the phone today. "We wanted Baltimore to see and experience what we were doing" when it comes to healthy foods and exercise.
Harrelson stayed at the Inn when he was in Baltimore filming HBO's political movie Game Change. He and Black Olive co-owner Dimitris Spiliadis connected through a shared interest in a holistic lifestyle.
Soul Body got in the act when they attended a dinner at the Olive Room earlier this month, where David Wolfe, a well-known proponent of raw foods, lectured. Stacey and Ann Marie met Dimitris, and a team was formed.
"We had so much in common," Stacey said.
The Black Olive and Soul Body will continue to offer monthly events, including a yoga social happy hour, starting July 12. Guests will be able to take a class at the Olive Room and then enjoy organic wines, local beers, and juices afterward.
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