A chef, 24 yogis and a dog walk into an Art Deco bar. It’s 10:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday, and most of the yogis have just completed a 2.3-mile run through downtown Los Angeles, led by a chef, Rob Rice, who is a certified yoga instructor.
Mr. Rice fires up his latest Detox Retox Spotify playlist and guides the class through a series of sun salutations, including a handful of downward dog poses, which arouse the canine into shaming the human yogis when he completes the namesake move perfectly.
Ninety minutes later, the beginner/intermediate class is over. But instead of his traditional signoff of “namaste and cheers,” Mr. Rice extends gratitude to attendees at this inaugural class at Angel City Brewery, which follows Detox Retox’s yearlong success with a Saturday class at Golden Road, a nearby brewery.
Ten minutes later, most participants have paid the $10 fee and traded the drink ticket for a beer at the bar.
Detox Retox is part of a growing trend of yoga paired with post-practice beer. These classes, often placed in breweries, are popping up across the country, and some have cheeky names like Happy Hour Yoga with Joe Sixpack in Philadelphia, BrewAsanas in Colorado (Boulder and Denver) and Three Sheets to the Warrior Pose in Wilmington, Del. Continue reading >>