Beth Cosi at Holy City Brewing, where her Bendy Brewski Yoga classes first started; photograph by Ruta Elvikyte
August 3, 2016
Part workout, part hangout, Beth Cosi’s Bendy Brewski Yoga classes are good for body and spirit alike
written by Molly Ramsey
Why start a business around the unlikely combination of craft beer and yoga? Well, says Bendy Brewski Yoga founder Beth Cosi, “both are time-honored traditions rooted in centuries-old methodology,” and the flat, open floor plan common in breweries is oh-so accommodating to yoga mats. Last but not least? Studies show that socialization, exercise, and meditation are all top-notch ways to ward off stress.
Since debuting in 2011, Bendy Brewski classes—which are held at a handful of area breweries and include a beginner-level yoga practice followed by a beer tasting—have more than quadrupled in number, expanding to Tennessee and Seattle, as well as to local distilleries. And tonight, from 6 to 7 p.m., Cosi and King of Pops are hosting a free community yoga session at Riverfront Park. Here, get to know the enterprising instructor.
CM: When did you start practicing yoga?
CM: How did the idea for Bendy Brewski Yoga come about?
CM: Can you describe a class?
CM: What do you think makes yoga so impactful?
CM: Where else do you teach?
To find the Bendy Brewski schedule and upcoming community yoga events, click here.
To read more articles from our new August issue, click here.