The Beer Yogis are Pittsburgh bound as a nationwide east-to-west road trip concludes at East End Brewing in Pittsburgh! You can get the full scoop about their plight in the following press release provided to Breaking Brews courtesy of The Beer Yogis themselves.
Click here for more information and to register to be part of this 60-minute class + post-session beers at East End Brewing on Monday, June 19th.
United by yoga and beer:
Beer Yogis Events Highlight Benefits of Yoga and Appreciation of Craft Beer
Twelve city tour visits Pittsburgh in June
SALEM, OR — May 19, 2017 — The pairing of yoga and beer has boomed since The Beer Yogis– teaching duo Melissa Klimo-Major and Mikki Trowbridge– spent July 2016 on a cross-country road trip, uniting beer yogis and breweries from coast to coast. The team is back for more yoga and beer travel in 2017, and will connect with yogis nationwide via an East and West tour schedule. The East leg of the tour kicks off on June 5, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Both women, E-RYT 200 credentialed yoga instructors, have been hosting successful brewery yoga events in their hometowns for years, and first connected via social media in 2015. Klimo-Major, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Trowbridge, of Salem, Oregon, hit it off through Instagram and quickly recognized the benefit of collaboration. They co-taught their first events together in September of 2015 in New York City.
The Beer Yogis have been an integral part of the growth of yoga and beer events nationwide, and have enjoyed watching the message spread. “Our mission is simple but strong- we create yoga experiences for everybody and every body. We celebrate all levels of yogi, we honor all styles of beer, and there’s an accessibility in our instruction and how we approach our events,” said Klimo-Major. “We recognize the parallels of these two inspired industries– yoga and brewing– and we craft balance by pairing them.” Mikki Trowbridge adds, “The driving force behind these tours and the work that we do is to unite through yoga & beer – building connection and community with every practice and every pint that we share in cities across the U.S. The world needs more connection right now, and we believe that on a yoga mat, in a brewery, is a great place to start.”
This twelve city tour, which kicks off on June 5 in Ohio, will make reach its finale in Pittsburgh for an event hosted by East End Brewing on June 19. This is the first time The Beer Yogis have gathered at East End for practice and a pint. A tour of the western states is scheduled for late fall and will include an event in Salem, Oregon, hometown of Trowbridge’s Yoga + Beer brand.
2017 Beer Yogi Tour East schedule
- June 5 | Cleveland, OH | Market Garden Brewery
- June 6 | Detroit, MI | Atwater Brewery
- June 7 | Milwaukee, WI | Third Space Brewing
- June 8 | Chicago, IL | Lagunitas Brewing
- June 10 | Nashville, TN | Tennessee Brew Works
- June 12 | New Orleans, LA | NOLA Brewing
- June 13 | St. Augustine, FL | Ancient City Brewing
- June 14 | Pompano Beach, FL | 26 Degree Brewing
- June 15 | Savannah, GA | Service Brewing
- June 17 | Washington, D.C. | 3 Stars w/ Druminyasa
- June 18 | New York City, NY | LIC Beer Project
- June 19 | Pittsburgh, PA | East End Brewing
For more information on The Beer Yogis 2017 Road Trips, visit www.TheBeerYogis.com.
About the popularity of yoga:
A 2016 report by the Yoga Alliance states that yoga continues to gain in popularity in the US, and is also reaching a more diverse crowd of practitioners. 36.7 million American adults practiced yoga in 2016 (up from 20.4 million in 2012), with 80 million reporting they are likely to try yoga. The report also finds Americans to believe that yoga improves health, enhances athletic performance, improves strength and flexibility, and relieves stress.
About craft brews:
The Brewer’s Association reports that the volume of craft beer sales in the U.S. grew by 12.8 percent in 2015. Through small and independent breweries, American craft beer production volume increased eight percent during the first half of 2016, and the brewery count reached over five thousand.
About The Beer Yogis:
Passion for yoga and appreciation of a good craft beer brought Melissa Klimo-Major and Mikki Trowbridge together via Instagram in 2015, when they began using social media platforms to host a number of national beer yogi challenges. In September 2015, the pair hosted their first Beer Yogi Micro Tour with events at several NYC breweries and in 2016, decided to expand their efforts into a nationwide tour.
-Cheers and Namaste-
Here are some photos from The Beer Yogi’s 2016 Road Trip: