There have been some interesting yoga trends recently, including: Tantrum Yoga (where you get to channel your inner angst-ridden toddler); Goat Yoga (which, yes, involves actual goats); and Noga (as in doing yoga, naked).
Yeah. No. No. Aaannnd no.
But finally there’s a yoga out there that makes me seriously consider using my yoga pants for the purpose they were intended. Yoga.
A yoga instructor in Michigan is now offering Sailor’s Mouth Yoga classes in various locations, including Detroit, Flint, and Fenton, and this may just be the most perfect trifecta in the history of exercise.
Yoga, beer, and swearing. Together. At last.
With classes like F*uck Mondays, WTF Wednesdays, and Get Bent Before Brunch Sundays, it’s pretty obvious that this is not your average run-of-the-mill yoga class. Still not sure? Check out their description on Eventbrite.
Welcome to fuckin’ yoga, bitches!
Now, if that deeply offended you, you are in for a rough ride. That’s what we do. We swear. A lot. And get bendy.
We stretch, get fit & limber, while throwing down some major cuss words. Each 45-minute class will feature a series of various yoga positions that will work your muscles and relax you while you bust out some of your favorite swear words. You might even learn a few!
If you are a fan of swearing & working on your fitness, you are going to love Sailor’s Mouth Yoga.
Drink, Swear, & Get Bent!
Aime ‘A-Bomb’ Burke, whose business card reads, ‘Yoga Coach/Overall Potty Mouth’, is the brainchild behind the business. Her goal? To make yoga fun, share a few laughs, swig a brewski, and ensure you’re not embarrassed when you drop that f-bomb while falling flat on your ass attempting eagle pose.
According to an interview with MLive, the inspiration came while she was attending a bend and brew class, minus the brew.
I was in a bend and brew class above a brewery, and you’re thinking, ‘that’s going to be super fun.’ Well, the yoga teacher was just no fun at all. She was super serious about everything, she wouldn’t let us drink beer during it, it was very strange.
As she lay dying of boredom in corpse pose, Burke thought about how much more fun it would be if she could swear and drink during class.
And then I was like, well wait a minute, I know what I’m doing, kind of. I definitely know how to swear and drink. I just combined them, and it just so happened to work out.
Sailor’s Mouth Yoga was born. Wanting to make it accessible to as many people as possible, Burke offers the classes for the low price of $5 per class.
We all know that yoga has many proven benefits. It eases stress, improves muscle tone, lowers blood pressure, and relaxes the body and mind.
All while burning calories.
While I don’t have scientific proof that swearing burns calories, researchers have discovered that it does, in fact, help reduce stress. Fuck yeah.
And as luck would have it, so does drinking beer. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that two glasses of beer a day can help to reduce work-related stress and anxiety.
So although you may end up consuming more calories than you actually burn, you will end the class feeling more relaxed, calmer, and less stressed than when you started.
Given the current state of affairs in the good ol’ US of A, I know I can use all the zen I can get. So bring on the yoga, pass the beer and let the cusses fly.