Yoga and….BEER?

Happy March, everyone! It’s been awhile since my last post, as it’s been a very busy few months for me, but I am back…at least, I THINK I am. 🙂 In this post, I wanted to talk about a craze that’s been around for awhile, but it’s taken me a bit of time to jump on the bandwagon. I live in Fort Mill, SC, which is right on the border of Charlotte, NC…a big city here in the southeast. For a few years now, yoga classes being offered at breweries has been a thing, but I’ve avoided it like the plague. I guess I just always thought of yoga being so sacred that it could not POSSIBLY be good to practice in a brewery setting.

(Photo courtesy of Jamie Carney)

However, a couple of months ago, we had a brewery open here in Fort Mill. My friend, Nicole (a fellow yoga teacher), let me know that she’d be teaching a regular class on Saturday mornings at this new place. So I decided to check it out, because I wanted to support my friend. I thoroughly enjoyed it, much to my surprise. So much so, that when Nicole asked me to sub for her, I willingly agreed and had the BEST time teaching to a wonderful group of yogis. If you’re on the fence about yoga and beer going together, let me try and ease your mind a bit. In my experience, I found that combining beer and yoga made the whole experience more approachable. At the brewery here in Fort Mill, it’s a more Vinyasa style of yoga, but is definitely beginner-friendly. This form of yoga allowed me to relax and destress by unplugging from activities of daily living. It goes to show that craft beer can pair with anything! If you love craft beer and socializing, try beer yoga. Here are some things to keep in mind:

What to Expect With Beer Yoga

  1. Beer comes second in beer yoga…yoga comes first!
  2. Laid-back atmosphere
  3. Participants of all levels of experience
  4. A fun and helpful teacher
  5. Beer and socializing

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable and stretchy clothing
  • Yoga mat
  • Extra money…usually you get one beer included, but you may want to stick around for more!

Namaste and cheers!


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