Think giving up alcohol for Dry January is a tad too restrictive after the overly indulgent holiday season? You’re not alone. Ease into the new year and keep your resolution to get more exercise with sun salutations, downward dogs and savasana followed (or sometimes, proceeded) by an ice cold glass of suds at these DMV breweries. Just remember to BYOM: bring your own mat!
Brew Republic Bierwerks
The Woodbridge brewery offers a monthly 60-minute Detox to Retox vinyasa flow class with WheelHouse Mind Body Studio founders Kelly and Allyson that's suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Participants take part in basic and advanced poses, hands-on assists and breathing techniques to make you more mindful for the beer tasting that follows. Mats, blocks and towels are provided, but you are also welcome to BYOM--and they encourage a water bottle to stay hydrated.
Date / time: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Price: $20 per person, includes class and a post-yoga pour of any beer. Reserve your spot here.
Ornery Beer Company
The Bend and Brew class at the Woodbridge brewery is back, with Rock OM Yoga, the '60s and '70s edition. Build strength, flexibility and balance, and get in a little relaxation with a refreshing pint of beer after class. BYOM and dress comfortably -- no experience is necessary.
Date / time: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Price: $20 per person, includes class and a post-yoga beer. Reserve your spot at mybodyoga.com
Twinpanzee Brewing Co.
First, monkey around on the mat at the Sterling brewery with a refreshing yoga flow to suit any body and soul. The class is taught by Erin Sonn, RYT (registered yoga teacher) and owner of eat.YOGA.drink, who offers traditional styles of yoga in nontraditional spaces. Then enjoy a delicious craft ale. BYOM.
Date / time: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Price: $15 per person (plus $1.62 EventBrite fee), includes class and a beer. Register here.
Port City Brewing Company
The Alexandria brewery features a yoga class every Tuesday evening that’s suitable for both beginners and advanced students, and challenges your balance, strength and flexibility. You will be guided through basic and advanced poses and learning breathing techniques to help alleviate physical tension and mental stress. BYOM, and wear layered comfortable clothing, as the class takes place in the brewhouse, where the temperature can fluctuate.
Date / time: Every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.; the brewery will be open until 9 p.m. to enjoy your pint
Price: $20 covers the class and a post-yoga pint. Register here. (Right now, Port City is running a special offer to buy 10 classes for the price of nine. Register for the BeerYoga Class Package here. )
Right Proper Brewing Company
Staff at the Shaw brewery invite you to flow through a flight of brewery favorites during their 60-minute Cheers and Namaste power yoga class. Suitable for yogis of all levels, the class starts with a three-glass flight that you can sip during class. BYOM.
Date / time: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: $15 per person (plus $1.62 EventBrite fee) in advance for your yoga practice and a three-glass flight. Space is limited, register here.
DC Brau Brewing Company
Beer and yoga still not enough? Add in some kittens. Join the DC brewery for a mellow, all-level, mostly seated yoga flow with kittens, followed by a pint of beer in the tasting room. The event benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance. BYOM, and no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Date / time: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $30 (plus $2.23 EventBrite fee), includes class, pint and donation. Register here.
Capitol City Brewing Company
The Shirlington brewery and brewpub offers beer yoga on the last Monday of each month. Join them for an all-levels yoga flow in the brewery followed by a pint of beer. All are welcome, no experience is required, BYOM.
Date / time: Monday, January 29, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Price: $15 (plus $1.62 EventBrite fee) includes class and a pint of beer. Register here.
New District Brewery
Get your asana on at the Arlington brewery’s all-levels vinyasa flow yoga class. All students can select a pint of any beer they make, excluding limited release offerings. BYOM. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Date / time: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Price: $20 includes the class and a pint of beer. For more information and to register, email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ono Brewing Company
Start the new year off right at this Hawaiian-themed brewery in Chantilly. A relaxing 60-minute yoga session taught by certified yoga instructor Tamma Taura comes with a $5 beer card, which you can use to pour yourself a beer after class (or $5 worth of tasters) on the self-serve beer wall. Your ticket will also enter you for two raffle drawings after the class for a $10 gift card at the Fuel Cafe at nZone and a 32-ounce Ono growler. BYOM.
Date / time: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Price: $15 per person (plus $1.62 EventBrite fee) for class, $5 beer card and two raffle tickets. Space is limited, reserve in advance here. Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available for $20 per person
Solace Brewing Company
Find your comfort and calm in Sterling at a 60-minute, all levels vinyasa flow yoga class taught by Erin Sonn, where you are invited to cultivate mindful awareness, while connecting breath and movement. Following the flow, you’ll enjoy solace and great company in the tasting room, with a delicious beer. BYOM.
Date / time: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Price: $15 (plus $1.62 EventBrite fee) includes class and your first beer after class. Register here.