It’s yoga with F-bombs and beer breaks.
Yoga is one of the most popular ways to work out and explore the mind-body connection, but it’s not for everyone. Whether it’s the awkward poses or the self-important posturing of other yogis, many who could stand to benefit from its stress-releasing qualities are saying “namaste at home” instead.
But one yoga class has its own boozy, F-bomb-laden taken on the ancient practice that just might attract some of the people least likely to wear Lululemon. It’s called “Rage Yoga,” and it’s all the… well, you know, at Brash Brewery in Houston, Texas, and two other locations in Canada. According to its website, the class is all about “stretching, positional exercises, and bad humor, with the goal of attaining good health and to become zen as f*ck.”
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So what exactly makes it unique from other, more soothing forms of yoga? A few things. First of all, Rage Yoga is a safe space for swearing. At any given class, you might hear F-bombs bursting in air and plenty of more specific gripes being vented as participants let out the emotions they’ve bottled up while trying to twist themselves into a pretzel.
And because the class in Houston takes place at a brewery, you can bet that beer finds its way into the yoga flows. Sipping suds is as central to Rage Yoga’s relaxation techniques as shavasana.
“[Rage Yoga] allows you to have a safe space to let go of your and frustration and rage in a healthy way,” Rage Yogi Ashley Duzich told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. “We actually take beer breaks during class.”
Don’t expect to just scream and sip, though: it’s a legit yoga class taught by real instructors. Duzich and others have completed an accredited instruction program, and have had at least 200 hours of certified yoga instruction. And if you can’t attend any of the classes, Rage Yoga’s site also features a wealth of digital instructional content available for purchase so you can drink, scream, and stretch along at home at your own pace.
At least if any of the poses get too challenging, the cold beer and the ability to immediately vent your pain and frustration should make it all easier to deal with. Just make sure you aren’t cursing your hangover the next day.