“Come to the front of your mat and fold forward,” our yoga teacher instructed.
“Now grab your beer, raise it up over your head then bring it to heart center,” she added as we raised our glasses and took a sip. “Cheers.”
We were taking part in a new fitness trend that blends libations and yoga in a rather relaxed take on wellness.
Wanting to experience some chill exercise, my husband and I recently headed to Morro Bay’s Libertine Pub, where Jes Godsey has been leading boga, or beer yoga, sessions for the past three years. We rushed in, fearing we were late — only to find a group of people bellied up to the bar, yoga mats still rolled up.
“We like to ease into it here,” one regular said as he requested another taste from Godsey, who also serves as bartender. “It’s what I like most about the class,” a classmate chimed in. “It’s not all serious like studio yoga can be.”
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