Beer Yoga is a trend that is growing in popularity all over the world and you can try it here in the Quad Cities! Every Sunday from 12pm – 1pm is Bends & Brews held at Front Street Brewery in the Freight House in Downtown Davenport. Classes are $10 per person and you need to bring your own mat!
The class is organized and taught by local yoga instructor, Sarah Wendland. Wendland is a Mortgage Loan Closer at MidwestOne Bank, teaches color guard at Rock Island High School, is a mother and, needless to say, is very busy. She has always found time for yoga and has been a long-time practicer. Recently she became certified and teaches several classes in the area at Shine yoga & bodywork in Moline, Illinois. Bends & Brews is a way for Wendland to have fun and teach.
Beer Yoga is a great introduction to the practice. It is for all levels of experience and is in a more relaxed environment; it tends to be more social and laid back. Though you will get a good session in, it is not quite as serious as in a studio. It takes away the intimidation and any sort of pressure new comers might have.
Currently Bends & Brews meets at 421 W. River Drive in at the Front Street Brewery Taproom every Sunday at noon. Wendland is looking to hold more classes soon in different locations. You can follow her schedule and any updates for Bends & Brews on their Facebook Page.