MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An unlikely pairing is making its way into local breweries – yoga and beer.READ MORE: Condo Collapse: Despite Broken Pelvis After 4-Story Fall, Mom Pulls Daughter Out Of Rubble
Around the country, yogis are jumping up from a downward facing dog and hopping onto a bar stool.
Jesse Morris owns the Concrete Beach Brewery in Wynwood. It holds yoga classes among the tanks and barrels every Wednesday night. He has his own unique take on why the two work together.
“You would never think the two go hand in hand. The way I like to think about it is you get to come here. You get this metaphysical fulfillment, this spiritual fulfillment, all this feel good and then you get to do yoga for exercise too,” said Jesse.
Some might typically associate beer with men and yoga with women. So the “hoppy” beverage gets the male gender in the door and hopefully willing to take a class.
Morris’ wife, Erin teaches the yoga classes.READ MORE: Coral Gables Man Refuses To Sell Family House Swallowed By Massive Development
“I know a lot of guys who would like to try a yoga class but they think oh it’s just pants and stretching and girls who associate beer drinking with frat parties and beer pong,” said Erin.
This will erase all your pre-notions. Breweries are catching onto the trend.
Beer maker Dogfish Head created a Namaste beer and Lululemon – the athletic apparel line – partnered with a brewery on a limited-edition style.
While traditional yoga tends to encourage a focus on oneself all in a quiet meditative environment, this form of yoga, Erin says is “more of a spectator sport at this point. It’s not your usual setting to do a yoga brewery class.”
She believes the pair do share something in common.
“I find that with both yoga and beer you have this tendency to cultivate camaraderie and I think this is a really good opportunity to combine the two communities,” said Erin.MORE NEWS: Condo Collapse: FIU Professor Found Surfside Building Had Been Sinking For Decades
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