While some yoga purists aren’t too enthused about beer (or any alcohol) drinking, many breweries are hosting yoga classes that bring more men to the events and offer a welcome social component to the yoga practice.
Yoga/beer combinations range from innovator “Happy Hour Yoga with Joe Sixpack” in Philly since 2008 (“a lively one-hour all-levels yoga workshop led by Mrs. Sixpack, followed by a free tutored beer sampling with Joe Sixpack” www.joesixpack.net), to Brew Asanas in CO (www.brewasanas.com) , Bendy Brewski in Charleston, SC, BeerYoga at Port City Brewing Company (http://www.portcitybrewing.com/events/beer-yoga-at-port-city) and Detox to Retox held monthly in DC (www.eventbrite.com ) in the DC area, Hoppy Yoga in San Diego at various local breweries (www.hoppyyoga.com) and Detox Retox in LA (a 2 mile run followed by a 90 minute strong yoga class and beers, with weekend classes at Golden Road and Angel City breweries (http://tigerfood.net/fun-runs/). And more. These classes are popping up at breweries and bars near you.
A recent Washington Post article suggests that pairing beer and yoga removes some of the pretense that can surround yoga. http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2015/06/16/local-breweries-embrace-the-combination-of-beer-and-yoga/
I enjoy both yoga and beer. So cheers…and namaste; bringing a new level of mindfulness to beer tasting.