Austin brewery hosts Harry Potter-inspired yoga classes

Divination, Transfiguration, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions and…yoga?

OK, yoga wasn’t exactly a part of the Hogwarts curriculum, but let’s be real, Harry Potter and his pals got themselves in some pretty hairy situations, and they could have used some serious stress relief. Well, one Austin brewery is combining three of the world’s greatest things — the wizarding world, yoga and beer — for a magical Sunday offering that’s making national headlines.

Image courtesy Circle Brewing Company

Image courtesy Circle Brewing Company

Circle Brewing Company hosted a “Harry Potter-Inspired Yoga for Halloween Class” on Sunday to “Celebrate the life of Lily and James Potter, on the eve of their passing, through a series of magical asanas turned yoga poses” (in the Harry Potter books, Harry’s parents were killed by Lord Voldemort on Oct. 31). It’s a special version of the brewery’s regular “Pints & Poses” class, normally held every Sunday. Not only was the brewery decorated for Halloween, but every yogi in attendance received a free wand.

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According to Cosmopolitan, the class consisted of classic yoga poses with a Harry Potter twist.  “There were also cat and cow transfigurations, some Slytherin cobra action, and wand-wielding backbends to summon a Patronus and cast off Dementors,” Cosmo reports.

There was even a papier-mâché sorting hat.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got some serious FOMO. The good news? Since the first class was so successful, Circle Brewing is hosting Harry Potter Inspired Beer Yoga 2.0 – Pints & Poses on Nov. 20, the same weekend that “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” premieres in theaters across the country. For $20, witches, wizards, Squibs and even Muggles can take part in an hour of hatha yoga practice (wand included!), followed by a pint of Harry Potter-inspired beer (not butterbeer, sorry) in the tasting room.

 

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