If a well-executed downward dog doesn’t balance your innards, perhaps a vegetarian diet might do the trick. Chef Jason Brodsky is offering instruction in both disciplines next month at an Ashtanga Yoga and Vegetarian Cooking Mini-Retreat at Stovetrotters, 4 Sweeten Creek Road. The one-day workshop is $125; to reserve your spot, call 713-5337.
To simplify your holiday planning, the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association has posted its members’ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day schedules online. More than a dozen eateries will open their doors on Jan. 1: Visit www.airasheville.com for the complete list.
If becoming a better cook is among your New Year’s resolutions, Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte can help. Each semester, the school’s prestigious College of Culinary Arts offers a series of hands-on Saturday classes for the public, led by its professional chef instructors. Registration for the spring term begins Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. Point your browser to www.jwu.edu/chefschoice/charlotte/cc for class information.