Yoga is hot. Well, yes, there is a class where people gather to do yoga and perspire in 90 degree temperatures but that’s besides the point. Yoga has been around for over 1400 years and has outgrown the word trend.
It’s a way of life. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that brings balance to peoples lives and practiced all over the world. My wife dedicates 2-3 days of her week to classes and if she misses one then she goes into withdrawals. It is a movement that is celebrated by summits, conferences and festivals every year. Best thing of all, it is showing up in a place that shares many similar traits.
Think about it. Craft beer and yoga share a multitude of similarities. Both have been around for hundreds/thousands of years, has brought peace and balance into peoples lives with it’s healing effects physically, mentally and spiritually and if I don’t get to a beer release and see friends at the local watering hole 2-3 times a week I’ll go nuts.
Luckily a Tulsa yoga studio, Be Love, is setting up a class to be held at Marshall Brewery. A full class followed up by a full pint bring harmony and balance to your body. I spoke with Kendi, the instructor for the evening, and several class members about why yoga is becoming so popular in local breweries. Is it they share such similar qualities of small, local movements. A place to escape and ponder your thoughts? Or is it just the next big thing do? Yoga in its literal sense has been translated to mean, “to add, join or unite.” Take what you will from that, but it makes perfect sense why you’d hold court in a brewery.
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