Beer Yoga is the answer to all our problems
If your response to a mom friend inviting you to try her awesome yoga class is, “Namaste home and sip beer watching Netflix,” have we got news for you. “Beer Yoga” is a thing now, and you’ll wonder why you never thought of this before.
Finally. Our yoga pants can be something other than purely ornamental.
The craze started in Germany, beer capitol of the world, where it’s called BierYoga. The website states their philosophy of, “the marriage of two great loves—beer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for mind, body and soul.”
Right on. This needs to happen in America, but so far, it’s only spread to Australia. We have to bust this open and make it go world-wide because OMG, look.
Check out how fucking zen these people are? And why wouldn’t they be? They’re doing relaxing yoga moves while also actually relaxing. Because let’s be real — how relaxing is plain, old yoga on its own? I don’t know about you, but I’m usually so focused on not accidentally farting or exposing my butt crack that the result I achieve is not exactly an enlightened state of being.
But if you drink beer, you know that pleasant feeling when you’re half a bottle deep and start to mellow out. Now, imagine combining that chilled out vibe with a little downward dogging where you’re too buzzed to worry about mooning the row of enviably bendy chicks behind you?
However, it’s not all drunken fun and games — there’s real yoga too. BierYoga founder Jhula writes, “BeerYoga is fun but it’s no joke. We take the philosophies of yoga and pair it with the pleasure of beer-drinking to reach your highest level of consciousness.” She and co-founder Emily say their program is for “beer lovers who like yoga” and “yogis who like beer,” which probably makes up a pretty large crew of us moms.
An upcoming iteration of Beer Yoga in Australia will involve “beer salutations” and balancing a bottle of brew on your head, which, sign us up. This sounds like the most fun you could possibly have while working out, and combining a happy little buzz with something healthy is basically perfection for harried parents. It kills two birds with one stone by blending Happy Hour with exercise. Because lord knows we only have time for one or the other.
Hopefully, Beer Yoga will make it to our shores soon, but in the meantime, there’s nothing stopping us from sipping a pale ale while doing a yoga DVD at home. Namaste, indeed.
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