Yoga is a way to relax and refocus after a tough day or busy week of parenting. In Denver it’s also a chance to enjoy delicious craft beers and wines because many breweries around the metro area offer yoga classes on a regular basis. So grab your mat and your mom friends for a pose and a pint. A little beer or vino afterward might even persuade the spouse to join you as well.
Apres Yoga is an organization with yoga instructors that travel to various breweries around the metro area offering fun and easy yoga classes combined with beer. These events are held on weekends, with each brewery offering one class a month through September. Classes begin between 10 and 11 a.m., and cost $17 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Each ticket includes one free pint at the brewery. Classes begin June 3 and breweries include Alpine Dog, Crazy Mountain, and Jagged Mountain in Denver, Lone Tree Brewing, and Joyride Brewing in Sloan’s Lake. There are also classes at Devil’s Head Distillery in South Denver that includes a free cocktail. Visit the Apres Yoga website to register and to view class schedules and locations.
Also held by Apres Yoga, the Breathe, Bend, and Brunch yoga series begins on Sunday, June 17, and continues Sunday, July 15, and Sunday, August 19, weather permitting. This event features yoga in the beer garden at 9 a.m. followed by a delicious brunch and cocktails afterward. Cost is $30 for yoga, brunch, and one beer or kombucha mimosa, or pay $35 for bottomless mimosas. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Sign up for one brunch or all three on the Apres Yoga website. 3800 Walnut St., Denver.
Held on the first Wednesday of every month year-around, Great Divide in RiNo offers a free yoga class at 5:30 p.m. The classes are led by CorePower Yoga of RiNo and also feature a live DJ spinning music to go with your flow. Parking is limited so participants need to arrive early. Great Divide asks that participants do not enter the Barrel Bar on 35th Street. Instead go to the side door, which will be marked. After class linger for some post class brews and socializing. Class is held at the Packaging Hall on Brighton Boulevard, not the actual brewery at 22nd and Arapahoe. Note, no class on July 4th. 3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver. 303-296-9450.
Every other Saturday, beginning June 2, Odyssey Beerwerks in Arvada hosts Tapped in Yoga at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 (cash only) for participants and includes a free beverage after class. The class is taught by Allie B. from Yoga off the Mats. All levels welcome, but you do have to BYOM, bring your own mat. 5535 W. 56th Ave., Suite 107, Arvada. 303-421-0772.
Why should beer have all the fun? Infinite Monkey Theorem winery in Denver hosts Patio Yoga on the last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. beginning June 30. The yoga class is free with an instructor provided by CorePower Yoga RiNo. Then after class enjoy $5 specials on tap wines, mimosas, and wine cans. There is also a live DJ to get you through the flow and don’t forget to BOYM. 3200 Larimer St., Denver. 303-736-8376.
In Olde Town Arvada, Silver Vines Winery hosts a first Sunday of the month Vino & Vinyasa class at 10 a.m. Beginning June 3, an instructor from The Bodywork Guru will lead an easy flow class followed by a glass of wine. Cost is $20 (cash only) at the door and bring your own mat, however, if you forget, they will have some extra. There is also a 20 percent discount at Silver Vines for the remainder of your visit. Must be 14 and over to participate in yoga and 21 and over to receive a glass of wine. RSVP on the Silver Vines or The Bodywork Guru Facebook pages. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. 7509 Grandview Ave., Arvada. 303-456-5212.
All three locations of the ViewHouse will offer bi-monthly Yoga on the Green classes for summer 2018. Participants receive a free yoga class in the outdoor courtyard and afterward enjoy a drink in the bar. All skill levels are welcome and there will be giveaways. Each location will offer a free beverage, either beer, wine, or a cocktail, with the purchase of an entrée after the class. Days and times vary by location so check the website to find out what’s happening near you. Locations in Denver, Centennial, and Littleton.