Here’s How to Get in on the Beer Yoga Trend
Here’s a fitness trend that could make your usual tough and demanding yoga class go by a lot faster: beer yoga. BierYoga originated in (where else?) Germany and the idea has caught on pretty quick. It’s based on the philosophy that drinking beer and stretching your limbs are enjoyable, peaceful activities that should be combined.
“It is the marriage of two great loves – beer and yoga,” BierYoga’s website reads. “Both are centuries-old therapies for body, mind and soul. The joy of drinking beer and the mindfulness of yoga compliment [sic] each other, and make for an energizing experience.”
Yes, the classes do actually involve doing yoga poses while taking sips of your favorite brew. Certain yoga poses involve salutations with your beer and balancing the bottle on your head (no, we’re not joking).
Co-founder Jhula, certified yoga instructor, first got the idea when she saw a similar concept at Burning Man in 2015. But this isn’t the first beer yoga class we’ve seen. Stretchin' and Belchin' is a class offered by the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford, New York, and it’s been offering beer yoga classes since around the same time BierYoga started.
If you’re not in Germany, you can catch classes right now in Sydney, Australia, this weekend for a special, limited-time-only offering.