According to the Yoga Journal there are 38 immediate health benefits of Yoga including improving
overall health, healing aches and pains and keeping sickness at bay. Their recent study shows the
number of Americans doing yoga has grown by over 50% in the last four years to over 36 million as of
2016. In addition, nine out of ten Americans have heard of yoga, one in three Americans has tried yoga
at least once, and more than 15% of Americans have done yoga in the last 6 months. But how did it come to be a part of our craft beer experience? Some believe it started at a little-known desert festival known as Burning Man. But wherever it came from, breweries and tap rooms all around our nation are catching on to this now a thing being marketed as Yoga and Beer. With the increase in popularity of yoga, it is no longer the ‘hippie’ exercise of choice. All levels of society can now be found in the yoga studio, male and female alike. It is also being used to help alleviate combat stress (COSR) or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) with veterans, military and first responders. And like with the craft beer movement, regardless of a person’s gender, current level of appreciation or relationship to their current choice, the yoga community is always inspiring to work on making our need more accessible and inclusive.

No doubt the line we walk of enjoying our craft beer and keeping a healthy lifestyle is thin. Especially when there are so many great breweries within a stone’s throw of each other that we make it our personal mission to enjoy every one of them. So why incorporate the benefits of yoga therapy with our
craft beer therapy? Why not? Euphoria can often be found in both.

Next time you are on your favorite craft beer community hang out’s Facebook page or website, check
out their Events section and see what they offer in the way of Yoga and Beer. Most venues offer an
hour-long session for levels including beginner – intermediate for as low as $10 which includes your first delicious pint. Saturday mornings seem to be the most popular.

So, ladies and gentlemen, if you want to get in your craft beer fix for the weekend and want to make
sure you are feeding your well-being side of life as well, be sure and check out the next Yoga and Beer
event near you. If yoga is just not for you, no worries, you can hang out and master that first pint while your better half masters their downward dog.

Cheers and Namaste.

Shelby Davis, Chief Motivator at Beer Girl Fitness

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Next Event:

Mill Creek Brewing Co. hosts Yoga on Tap!
2008 Johnson Industrial Blvd, Nolensville, TN  37135
11 AM-12 PM
Join TCB Magazine for an invigorating hour-long power flow followed by a pint!

The cost is $10 and includes a pint of Mill Creek beer following the class.
Type: Yoga Power Flow
Instructor: Erika Rigsby
Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate
Duration: 1 Hour
What to Bring: Yourself, Yoga Mat, Water

Resources: “38 Health Benefits of Yoga” Yoga Journal.com 28 Aug. 2007