New fitness trend: Drunk Yoga
Always-on-the-go New Yorkers are partaking in a new activity that combines a workout with wine: Drunk Yoga.
The class was created by certified yogi and actress Eli Walker. She explained to the New York Post that fitness isn't the focus of her class.
"Drunk Yoga is an entertainment experience led through a beginner-friendly yoga class that teaches the art of cultivating personal joy," Walker said. "Everyone [in the yoga community] has become too self-important and too serious."
Walker acknowledged that while some may think she's ruining yoga, her idea landed her a book deal, and more students and classes: 15 instructors have signed on to teach in New York and California. Drunk Yoga even hosted a retreat to Tuscany, Italy.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, alcohol can cause sports-related injuries. But Walker says that there's a two-glass limit in her class and so far, there haven't been any injuries.
Sure, it's another yoga gimmick -- goat yoga, anyone? -- but at least it's one you can drink to. And during.