Brewery Yoga: The Best Places in New Orleans to Drink and Stretch

08:58 September 20, 2019
By: Emily Hingle

The ancient practice of yoga is no longer relegated to quiet prim-and-proper studios; yoga classes are being organized in the oddest of places. You can do yoga with goats, adoptable pets, in a park, at festivals, with live musical accompaniment, and even in the places where you go to drink locally-made beer. Brewery yoga isn't a trend-it's a way to meditate, stretch, and get your drink on. Namaste, y'all!

Nestled in a little warehouse and gravel yard at the edge of the Bywater neighborhood, Parleaux Beer Lab has been creating a wide array of interesting beers since April 2017. The wide-open yard is usually filled with adults enjoying the relaxed environment and little ones who love playing on the swinging platform. Customers are invited to join in yoga on Sundays at 11 a.m., and the free class is one hour long. You may also want to come back at 8 p.m. on the same day for Haeg and Butts Presents:
A Night of Comedy.

Miel Brewery is the newest addition to the craft brewery scene here, and the dog-friendly, kind of open-air brewery and yard has been a huge hit with Millennials who love playing the N64 or want to do some yoga. Miel Brewery hosts yoga for $5, which is a recommended donation, every Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. The classes are led by Zac Zelazny, and all ages are invited to join in. Those of legal drinking age who take part in the class are given 15 percent off of all pints!

NOLA Brewing just celebrated 10 years of being in business, and they're expanding into new, exciting ventures more and more. NOLA Brewing has a history of inviting people to walk right into their brewery to be more involved with the company, and their popular yoga class is one of the ways that they achieve that. Tap Room Yoga takes place every Monday night at 6 p.m. with a $5 donation. All attendees receive $1 off
their beers.

Dylan Lintern, President/COO of NOLA Brewing, believes that beer and yoga are a winning combination. "We like to think of the brewery as a stress-free and fun environment for all guests and love the idea that yogis can join us for their de-stress stretching and then reward themselves with a discounted beer with friends immediately after," he explained. "We're also lucky enough to be able to offer yoga year-round, so we can have hot yoga in the warehouse during summer or help keep warm in the barrel room when it's too cold in the winter."

Tchoup Yard doesn't brew their own, but they do allow NOLA Tribe Yoga to host a weekly yoga class on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a beer, grab a mat, and get ready to be enlightened and a little bit tipsy!

Parleaux Beer Lab - 634 Lesseps St. 504-702-8433,

Miel Brewery - 405 6th St., 504-372-4260,

NOLA Brewing - 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-896-9996,

Tchoup Yard - 405 Third St.,

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