At the end of a hard week, all we want to do is relax with a cold beer in hand. But we know we’d feel more zen if we took a yoga class—and our body would thank us too. Now you can have the best of both worlds with beer yoga.
The concept is simple – you move through a series of yoga poses while enjoying a nice beer. As well as adding some weight to your practice, you’ll have the added challenge of keeping a beer bottle on your head while trying a balancing asana.
The founder, Jhula, is a yogi and is currently teaching BeerYoga sessions in Melbourne and Sydney. Jhula and fellow yogi Emily launched the exercise company after visiting Burning Man festival, where a camp called HomeBrau Haus offered a more laidback version of the activity.
Despite some people criticising the classes as a gimmick and as being unhealthy, the pair defends the beer yoga classes on their website. “Both are centuries-old therapies for body, mind and soul”, they said. “The joy of drinking beer and the mindfulness of yoga complement each other, and make for an energising experience.”
Have you ever tried beer yoga? If not, will this be the next adventure in your yoga journey? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!