3 places to do yoga and drink beer (at the same time) in Los Angeles


We Angelenos are super into fitness, especially yoga. We're also totally into the craft breweries popping up all over town. Luckily for us and anyone visiting Los Angeles, in what may be the greatest combination since stand-up paddleboarding and yoga, some of these breweries are offering yoga classes on their premises. This actually makes a lot of sense (even more so after a couple of brewskis), because beer is a natural muscle relaxer and may help relieve any achiness after you've tried perfecting a plow or headstand. Just be sure to BYOM (bring your own mat). Cheers—er, namaste!


1. Angel City Brewery

Yoga classes presented by Brew Yoga are held Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at this pub in the heart of downtown L.A.'s Arts District. The challenging 90-minute vinyasa classes will keep you moving nonstop. You'll be more than ready for thirst quenchers like the honey grapefruit LAger, Angel City IPA, and ba-DUNKEL-dunk, a dark wheat ale.


2. Golden Road Brewing

This Atwater Village brewery northwest of downtown L.A. has 20 beers on tap, and also serves tasty international bar fare like Bavarian pretzels and short rib tacos. You can work off those calories on Saturday mornings, when the brewery offers a class hosted by Brew Yoga. It starts at 9 a.m. with a half-hour, scenic 2-mile run (yes, you can walk if you prefer) that passes by the L.A. River and surrounding neighborhoods. Once that gets you warmed up, the yoga class inside the brewery will have you in motion for another 90 minutes.


3. The Dude's Brewing Company

On the second Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m., YOGA+BEER classes are offered at this Torrance brewery that has, as you might guess, a bit of a "Big Lebowski" theme. The 60-minute class is geared to all levels. After practicing your downward dog, you can down a pint of one of The Dude's brews, like CalifornIPA, Kolschtal Eddy (a blonde ale) or Blood Orange (an amber ale).

Laura Goldman is a freelance writer and lifelong Angeleno. Check out her i Still Love Dogs blog and follow her on Twitter.

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