Should you see individuals horizontal and dealing with downward on the Bronx Brewery, do not simply assume they’ve had an excessive amount of to drink. They may be doing yoga.
The brewery has began internet hosting month-to-month yoga programs on Saturday afternoons taught by Leanne Maciel, who used to work within the beer business as a advertising model supervisor for Heineken and Dos Equis earlier than leaving final yr to develop into a well being coach.
She views educating yoga at a brewery as a great way of mixing the 2 industries, as she sees loads of similarities between them.
“I actually needed to marry the 2 collectively. I truly see beer and yoga as having rather a lot in widespread,” she stated. “There’s this sense of stability.”
With beer, the problem is attaining a correct stability of taste and elements, whereas with yoga, the problem is attaining a correct stability between physique and thoughts, she stated.
The category itself, referred to as Brew You Yoga, takes place proper in the primary brewery room and is supposed to mirror the method of creating beer.
For example, Maciel could have college students do backbends towards the top of sophistication to imitate the carbonation course of that happens throughout brewing, as backbends create a variety of power within the physique.
“Chances are you’ll really feel tingling within the physique,” she stated. “Chances are you’ll really feel your breath get faster.”
Maciel, whose husband works on the Bronx Brewery, stated providing a yoga course at an unorthodox location additionally helps her objective of bringing the train to individuals who do not get to expertise it recurrently.
“I wish to convey it to individuals who don’t essentially apply,” she stated. “Like, I don’t train at a studio or something like that. I love to do extra occasions.”
The programs have been initially taught within the morning however have been later moved to the afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m., which Maciel stated makes it a bit of simpler to draw college students, provided that the courses finish with a tasting flight of 5 beers from the brewery.
“It’s extra appetizing to get a beer or two after within the afternoon,” she stated.
It prices $25 to take the category, and other people can join it on-line at Eventbrite or pay on the door. The subsequent programs are scheduled for Feb. four and March 18, and roughly 18 to twenty individuals are in a position to slot in the area.