Care for a craft brew post savasana? Forgoing the traditional studios, yoga teachers have been gravitating toward breweries. According to yogis subscribing to the trend, it’s a win-win-win: Breweries offer ample space, provide a fun, communal environment and attract people who normally wouldn’t step foot into a yoga class (aka: a lot more men).
"Our feedback has been that they really enjoy that it’s a mix of getting to do yoga and get in that yoga session, but also being able to hang out and have a happy hour atmosphere afterwards,” said Tammy Portnoy, marketing director for Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandra, Virginia, to ABC News.
While brewery yoga classes have been slowly popping up since 2011, the trend is starting to pick up speed. Port City's beer-yoga class was has become so popular that the brewery went from offering the class once a month to now once a week. The class costs $15 for a 45-minute yoga practice, which includes a pint of beer.
If it’s offered in a city near you (and you enjoy the occasional brew), we suggest giving it a try. Besides adding some variety to your yoga routine, socializing with new people can provide health benefits such as lower blood pressure and a reduced risk for depression. Have you ever tried a brewery yoga class? What did you think of it?