Here at Fitt, we strongly believe that life is all about balance. And we’re not just talking about mastering tree pose with our eyes closed. Balance means working hard to play hard. And here in Chicago, we can’t think of a better way to do both than by sweating it out on our yoga mats, and then rewarding ourselves with some ice cold beer.
Keep reading for all the ways you can detox to retox… by hardly even leaving your mat.
Revolution Brewery Tap Room
Join your fellow yogis on the last weekend of every month for an hour of yoga at Rev’s Tap Room, where beer is actually incorporated into your practice. That’s right — Katie of SKYoga leads a relaxing yet challenging class for all levels, but come thirsty—she’ll have you balancing your open can of beer (included with class purchase) within minutes of your first community breath. Stick around after final Savasana for another free beer at the bar and a chance to win some yogi-tastic prizes.
Yoga at Begyle Brewing
Flow your way through an hour of Vinyasa yoga every Sunday morning on the North Side at Begyle Brewery. Get this: This one-hour class is so popular that they even added a Wednesday night session during the summer months. Plus, the teachers vary depending on the week, so you’ll never practice the same sequence. After class, namastay put and mosey over to the bar for a complimentary beer. Because you’ve earned it.
Temperance Trikonasana at Temperance
Evanston’s Temperance Brewery sees our yoga + beer equation and adds one more element to make it even better: a good cause. On the third Saturday of every month, Jenny Arrington teaches her unique Trikonasana series by combining Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Yin Yoga during this one-hour full body class for all levels. And the best part—besides the beer at the end—is that the proceeds get donated to a different charity each month.
Red Line Tap @ Heartland Cafe
Dedicate your afternoon to your yoga practice and beer consumption at Heartland Café’s Red Line Tap every third Saturday of the month. Bri Maloney leads an hour-long Vinyasa Flow and Meditation at 4:30PM followed by a Yogi Happy Hour. You’ll have to pay for the beer, but the class is completely free. Plus, you’ll get to say you chaturanga’d in Roger Park’s major music venue.
Old Irving Brewery Company
Switch up your routine at Old Irving Brewery Company every Sunday morning with a different instructor and yoga company leading class each week. You’ll be surrounded by exposed bricks and beer at one of Chicago’s newer breweries. The only thing missing is brunch, which you should definitely stick around for—you’ll need nourishment after class, and by the way, did we mention free beer comes with it?
On Tour Brewing Company
On Tour Brewery brings you Om Tour Yoga classes on Sunday mornings at 10am (schedule varies, so keep an eye out for announcements in the event section of their website). This Yoga Fusion class in West Town’s brand new, ambiance-focused brewery will leave you feeling rejuvenated and craving a cold one. Luckily, a free pour of your choice is available to you as soon as you step off your mat.
Wicker Park’s one-of-a-kind self-serve bar, Tapster, also gives us the opportunity every Saturday morning to self-care. Led by Namaste Rose, classes are open to all levels, but the last Saturday of each month features Buti Yoga—a more intense sequence that involves tribal dancing and cardio. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, keep the end goal in mind: a $5 credit to any cold brew coffee, rosé, kombucha, or (you guessed it) beer.
Baderbrau hosts Brewga on the second Saturday of every month, and it’s just as delicious as it sounds. Make your way to the South Side to indulge in a 60-minute Yoga class that involves as much fusion as its name. Your ticket purchase not only includes a flight of five different beers on tap, but a tour of the entire brewery as well.
Tula Yoga Studio
Okay, so this one doesn’t end with beer, but wine still counts, right? Join Logan Square’s Tula Yoga Studio for their Happy Hour class every Friday night from 6-7. Wine and snacks are provided at the end of class, so we won’t judge if you ditch your other plans to mingle with your fellow yogis.