Yoga aficionados and beer buffs alike can enjoy a twist on this year’s Breathe and Brew yoga series.
The event, in its third year, offers a one-hour yoga class hosted at a local brewery. In past years, sessions have been held at the same location. This year, classes will travel to different local breweries.
Money raised from the yoga sessions will go to the American Lung Association.
Organizers saw several repeat attendees last year and wanted to give them a chance for a different experience at each class, said Julia McCarville, executive director of the organization’s Nebraska chapter.
Each session includes an hour of yoga taught by a certified instructor, a pint of beer and a brewery tour. Classes are set for 6:30 p.m.on March 12, April 18, May 2 and May 17. Locations includeKros Strain Brewing Company, Lucky Bucket Brewing Company and Pint Nine Brewing Company, both in La Vista, as well as Zipline Brewing Co. in Lincoln.
The cost is $27 for one class or $25 for multiple classes. Each session can accommodate about 100 participants. Classes are open to yogis of all skill levels.
Participants in the 21-and-older events are asked to bring their IDs and yoga mats, and wear comfortable clothing. Online registration is open.
Organizers hope to raise about $5,000. Last year brought in more than $4,000, McCarville said. A portion of every dollar raised goes toward education, research and advocacy in Nebraska.
“This event, while being something that’s really fun to do, certainly is something that’s impacting a greater cause,” McCarville said. “We know anyone can get lung cancer. ... It warrants attention, and this is a really fun way for us to grab it.”