On Tuesday, I had the honor of teaching Yoga on Tap at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 135 amazing yogis showed up to flow and breathe on their mats. (I even convinced my husband to come with me. The promise of beer afterwards probably helped!)
This event, (formally known as “Broga”) has been going on since November of 2013 and is very popular! Every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm, just show up with your mat and a different instructor in the Charlotte area will lead you through your practice!
Liza Morgan is one of the geniuses behind this whole idea. Here is what she had this to say about Yoga on Tap:
In late fall of 2013 we contacted OMB and asked if they would be interested in hosting the space for us to practice for a 3 month series we decided to call Broga that would go from November-January (Yoga, Beer, Brewery, Bros…Broga!) We were hoping to draw more guys in to yoga and figured that beer may be the way to do it. I selected 13 of Charlotte’s most kickass and diverse teachers from different studios to represent the Broga lineup and asked them each to do something a little different in their class. I met with them before hand and we brainstormed ways that they could come and share their shine, do something outside the box. Or that they don’t always get to teach. The whole thing ended up being so much fun, all around a big success. OMB loved having us and the yogis loved coming! Our numbers continued to grow every week so we decided to extend past our 3 month series and turn it into a weekly initiative called Yoga On Tap. Each week is a different teacher from the amazing Charlotte yoga community sharing what they love with an all levels class. My personal goal is to CONNECT charlotte. To see unity among yoga studios, teachers, students and varying forms of fitness. I see that happening at YOT! It is really cool to celebrate people’s talents and passions by giving them a unique space to teach in and new people to teach to. I truly believe that yoga is for everyone, people just have to find what works for them. There are tons of beginners coming to YOT so in a free class it’s an amazing way to get introduced to tons of different styles, studios and teachers. I love YOT. It feels super grassroots. All about community and fun.
This is quite a sight. I still feel a little choked up
seeing all these beautiful souls housed in these beautiful bodies. Charlotte is lucky to have such an amazing community of yogis. I am so very grateful to be a part of this.
And then this guy. <3