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Fanfare: Beer + Yoga proves too much to resist

| Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Alexandra Kovalchick (pink top, center) was in the moment during Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen,
Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
John Altdorfer
Alexandra Kovalchick (pink top, center) was in the moment during Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen, Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
Becca Robertson and Allie Stotsky led Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen,
Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
John Altdorfer
Becca Robertson and Allie Stotsky led Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen, Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
Kate Petrosky and Katie Heldstab, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen,
Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
John Altdorfer
Kate Petrosky and Katie Heldstab, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen, Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
Aela Sukup and Megan Schaffer, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen,
Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
John Altdorfer
Aela Sukup and Megan Schaffer, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen, Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
Valerie Jamison and Katie D'Amico, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen,
Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
John Altdorfer
Valerie Jamison and Katie D'Amico, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen, Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
Brian Tosh and Jeannie Schulte-Tosh, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen,
Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
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Brian Tosh and Jeannie Schulte-Tosh, Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen, Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
Participants stretched and sipped during Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen,
Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.
John Altdorfer
Participants stretched and sipped during Beer & Yoga, Brew Gentlemen, Carrie Furnaces, Rankins. August, 27. 2017.

Nothing like a cold brew to go with your favorite… yoga poses?

“We jumped on board,” said Jeannie Schulte-Tosh. “It's our second year of doing it.”

“The beer part got me,” added her husband, Brian. “I've never done yoga before.”

Sunday worship took on a whole new meaning on August 27 when Brew Gentlemen capped off its Beer + Yoga summer series with a blowout at the Carrie Furnace in Rankin, where One Point One Yoga certified instructors Becca Robertson and Hallie Stotsky were rolling out the mats for a class of 250.

“Beer and yoga are my two favorite things,” said Hallie. “And we usually offer this class on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings at the brewery.”

Yoga in a brewery?

“Taking yoga in a studio can seem intimidating for a lot of people,” she explained. “I wanted to come up with a way to show that yoga is totally doable for everyone, but do it in a space that's less intimate and more approachable.”

After the hour-long session, participants could quench their thirst with one of Brew Gentlemen's pale ales.

And if you're wondering what was more of a draw—the yoga or the beer—well…

“That's a really hard question!” laughed Megan Shaffer. “I do love beer, but I really enjoy the yoga.”

Spied: Brew Gentlemen owners Matt Katase and Asa Foster, Aela Soukup, Valerie Jamison, Alexandra Kovalchick, Kate Petrosky, Katie Heldstab, Valerie Jamison, Katie D'Amico.

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