Yoga classes with beer, wine, or chocolates to follow are now the rage. You will find them on yoga studio
schedules all over the world. To be honest, I thoroughly enjoy the occasional IPA, glass of wine, or some dark (fairly
traded) chocolate, but to add any of these things to the end of a good yoga practice feels…well… a little un-yogic. At the risk of sounding a bit prudish, I will attempt to explain my thoughts, some of which parallel the blog entry below:
If a system has been established to follow a philosophy that promotes the creation of a state of consciousness and balanced energy (yoga), and we (yoga teachers) are trained to try to help people to create said state of consciousness, then should we
tempt them to come to class by offering any of the things that (for many) are one of the culprits of imbalance? The postures are one part of the system. So…in my humble opinion, adding alcohol at the end of a series of poses is not really yoga.
Let’s call it what it is, shall we?
~ Postures and deep breathing with BEER!
~ Posture and breath class with WINE and CHOCOLATES!
Here is what is GREAT about these sorts of classes:
More people try yoga. More people practicing yoga will mean calmer, nicer people. The world needs this.
Many apologies to anyone who may have been hoping for a “Vinyasa and micro-brew” class to show up on our schedule.
Not on my watch.
Much love to you all!