Amy Baglan, of Denver, founded Yoga Dates initially as a way to bring singles together in a more conscious environment, she says.
"It's weird because yoga is all about union and connection, but when people go to classes, they have their blinders on," Baglan says. After class, participants can "kick back, hang out and have a glass of wine or coconut water and have some snacks," Baglan says.There are over 260 niche dating sites within Passions Network and members interested in access to all sites in the network can upgrade to ‘Network Wide Access’ for a one time payment of .95. A dozen single barefoot men and women wearing stretch pants and T-shirts are randomly paired up. "It feels like there's a lot more authentic connection that's possible in a community like that, as opposed to going to a bar to meet people." The Denver man has attended a variety of different events organized by Colorado-based Yoga Dates.Some events are held at yoga centers, but she also has held events at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place in Boulder and on the top of Table Mountain, followed by a family-style dinner at the Sherpa House in Golden. it's frightening to put yourself out there and not know who might be on the receiving end of things," Baglan says."A lot of people feel frustrated when they have a more conscious lifestyle, and I try to provide a safe space and an arena for those connections to happen organically." The response has been overwhelming, Baglan says -- so much that she's set to open branches in other states.