I've done yoga in the middle of Times Square, in a blocked off alley way across from a Whole Foods, on a hilltop, and inside a Lululemon with all the pretty clothes tempting me while I was in down dog. Two weeks ago, we practiced yoga in a new unconventional spot....Saltwater Brewery. Knowing that we were at a brewery, it shouldn't surprise you that this was the first time Josh joined me for vinyasa flow class. Apparently being surrounded by beer taps is the best way to get your husband into the yoga mood.
Bend at the Brewery is led by Alexis King. She runs the TRX Yoga class at Slash Fitness and also does private practices for clients. This was my first class with her, and her energy made me want to take more -- especially that TRX class.
The Sunday that we went was a much smaller class than some of her previous classes (know this because of the pictures). It was just us, and four other people, which means more attention (yay!). The flow itself was challenging with some added twists that my incredibly tight sore body needed. Alexis was great about coming over to help you move deeper into the poses. She also helped me get into flying pigeon on one side.
The only down side is when you go into a headstand you realize you are on a concrete floor and should you lose your balance you may hurt yourself. I was a little tentative to do anything beyond tripod because of that.
Should you choose to stay after class, you can get a flight of beer for a little cheaper than the usual price. We didn't stay since I was headed to NYC that afternoon and had to get some packing done...but the next time we go, we are absolutely staying to take advantage of that.