Moscow beer yoga classes offer new fitness experience

Moscow beer yoga classes offer new fitness experience
While beer is a perk of the hour-long yoga session, Severson said he wants participants to experience real health benefits. Photo courtesty of Moscow Brewing Company. 

Beer yoga has many names. Some call it “boga” or “stretch and brew.” But for the owner of the Moscow Brewing Company, Andy Severson, beer yoga is for gathering outside of normal brewing hours to attend an easygoing yoga class.

While Severson may eventually include beer drinking in the actual class, the event now provides a space for people to attend an afternoon yoga class and then receive a beer after the hour-long session. He said the popularity of yoga in the community is what propelled the event.

“We’re a local brewery, a local business, always trying to find ways to reach out and enrich what we do in the community,” Severson said.

Though students may already have access to yoga centers and fitness classes in the Moscow-Pullman area, Severson said beer yoga introduces “beer people” to an experience they can have about beer without it being the sole focus.

“It was really interesting because it was yoga people who wanted to try out a new place,” Severson said. “Beer people who didn’t know anything about yoga just wanted to do an outside-the-norm activity.”

Severson said anyone in the community can get involved.

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