Here's the situation. You want to go work out or practice yoga, but you also want to go join your friends for a beer. Which one do you choose? Well, this is no longer a problem. Thanks to Lori and Patrick, you can do both at the same time. Enter: Downward Drinking Dog.
There is always music too. Patrick is the house DJ and keeps the energy a bit higher than your traditional vinyasa yoga experience. It's a lot of fun! They do themed events too, like 80s night and singles events.
I recently attended my first one and I was instantly hooked. The location was gorgeous. It was held at the Hotel Nia in Menlo Park, and Devil's Canyon brewery provided the beverages. I got there early to meet Lori and Patrick and some of the other attendees. Everyone there was so friendly! As we laid our mats down I made some instant friends, who I've hung out with since. I knew right away I had to share this experience with my ML Photo family. (that's you!)
So who is Downward Drinking Dog for? As long as you're at least 21 years of age and you either like beer, being social, or yoga (bonus points for all 3), you will love it. The instructors are all 200YRT certified and the sessions are for all ability levels. They offer more advanced variations throughout the practice if you're so inclined.
The best part for me was the clear sense of community around this event. There were a bunch of regulars there and the other first-timers I spoke to were all brought by their friends. I know I'll see some familiar faces when I go to the next one. And since they're held all over the bay area, from Oakland to Santa Cruz, you don't have to brave Bay Area traffic to get to one.
If you haven't been totally convinced by now, you just need to go and see the magic for yourself.
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See you there!