OK, Patricia Moreno, creator of intenSati, has returned from her maternity "leave," and this is her first week of teaching classes. My friends at Equinox 19th Street told me that for her very first class back, 100 people showed up, and the students spilled out of the studio into the hallway.
It's a pretty intense experience, basically an ecstatic, ritualistic, spiritual thing. And with Patricia in the early throws of motherhood, her class can get pretty emotional. The theme she's chosen for 2011 is "Heaven is a state of mind," and she has a whole new sequence of poses and "affirmations" or prayers that go with it.
If you've never gone, it's really worth checking out, even if you have to pay the Equinox drop in fee. (Get a friend to slip you a guest pass.)
Bottom line for me: One workout down, as well as a light dose of pushups, dips, and pullups. Count it!
Image: Patricia Moreno