Bend and Brew Supporting Movember Ottawa

Last weekend we had the pleasure of leading an intimate yoga and beer pairing session for Ottawa’s community supporting Movember Ottawa. Movember Ottawa is the local chapter of the Movember Canada, the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. They address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

Taking place on a snowy Sunday morning at Wallack Galleries, one of Canada’s oldest commercial art galleries, located in Ottawa’s Centretown, we stretched, we sipped, and we socialized by sharing personal stories on why were there choosing to support men’s health. After working our way through a moderately challenging asana practice, participants rose from child’s pose to find themselves with a healthy beer sample from Oakville’s Cameron’s Brewing to be mindfully experienced through a 5-minute beer meditation.

After the yoga portion of the festivities, it was great to mingle with participants over more delicious Cameron’s craft beer and learn what part of the yoga class stood out to them. For some, they were surprised at how challenging the yoga practice was, considering it was a social event, and for others that the beer meditation allowed them to think about how they apply mindfulness to other areas of life.

We were blessed to sample two awesome beers from Cameron’s Brewery: Captain’s Log Lager and their new Dark & Sticky IBA. The Lager was an easy choice to begin the sampling with due to its smooth refreshing taste which is soft on bitterness and intensely aromatic with scents of lavender, citrus, allspice, and brown sugar. Next, we socialized while sipping their India Brown Ale, Dark & Sticky, a hop-filled IPA with a well-balanced brown ale, combining the best of both worlds. Be sure to keep an eye out for both of these brews on tap around the city and in LCBO’s and grocery stores near you.

We are always happy to support our community with programming and especially happy when it can elevate a charity’s mission to raise funds and awareness for their cause. Congratulations to Will Bulmer and the rest of the Movember Ottawa team for doing such a great job working hard to elevate the goals of Movember Canada and for sharing their personal stories surrounding men’s health.

We would love to host future events at Wallack Galleries and already can’t wait to work with the fun team over at Cameron’s Brewing. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the cause and for the rest of you sad staches who missed it there are still a few Movember Ottawa events happening this November in Ottawa as well as all year round. Be sure to check them out and follow their progress over on their Facebook page here.

Summer Bend and Brunch

We’re turning things up for the summer in Ottawa by taking our yoga practice outside for our popular monthly program BEND AND BRUNCH @Lansdowne Park!

Hosted by CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa join us JULY 22 – AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 16 for a morning of yoga, play, food, and drink! Bring your mat for a one hour yoga class and then stay for brunch + a beverage from our friends Stiegl or Culture Kombucha!

ITINERARY:
9:00AM Sign In Opens @ CRAFT
9:25AM Walk over together to Sylvia Holden Park (around corner from Horticulture Building
9:30AM Yoga Practice
10:30AM Walk back over to CRAFT together
10:35AM Brunch + Brews 🙂

BRUNCH MENU:
1. Traditional Breakfast (Two farm fresh eggs, bacon or sausage, crispy hash browns and toast)
2. Avocado and white cheddar farmhouse benny (served on a house made buttermilk biscuit with hollandaise and crispy hash browns)
3. Vegan raspberry oatmeal pancakes

Please reserve ahead as each month we fill up! Be sure to notify us ahead of time of any special requests (physical or dietary –
cheers@yogaontap.ca). Participants are asked to bring their own mat but we’ll always have a few extras. No experience necessary.

GET INVOLVED!
We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our summer programming! If you’re interested in providing your time/energy to assist with general tasks or yoga please email Ashley @ ashley@yogaontap.ca. If you are a local business who is interested in getting involved please contact us @ cheers@yogaontap.ca

Cheers + Namaste!
#bendandbrunch
#yogaontap
www.yogaontap.ca

Summer Bend and Brunch

We’re turning things up for the summer in Ottawa by taking our yoga practice outside for our popular monthly program BEND AND BRUNCH @Lansdowne Park!

Hosted by CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa join us JULY 22 – AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 16 for a morning of yoga, play, food, and drink! Bring your mat for a one hour yoga class and then stay for brunch + a beverage from our friends Stiegl or Culture Kombucha!

ITINERARY:
9:00AM Sign In Opens @ CRAFT
9:25AM Walk over together to Sylvia Holden Park (around corner from Horticulture Building
9:30AM Yoga Practice
10:30AM Walk back over to CRAFT together
10:35AM Brunch + Brews 🙂

BRUNCH MENU:
1. Traditional Breakfast (Two farm fresh eggs, bacon or sausage, crispy hash browns and toast)
2. Avocado and white cheddar farmhouse benny (served on a house made buttermilk biscuit with hollandaise and crispy hash browns)
3. Vegan raspberry oatmeal pancakes

Please reserve ahead as each month we fill up! Be sure to notify us ahead of time of any special requests (physical or dietary – cheers@yogaontap.ca). Participants are asked to bring their own mat but we’ll always have a few extras. No experience necessary.

GET INVOLVED!
We’re looking for enthusiatic volunteers to support our summer programming! If you’re interested in providing your time/energy to assist with general tasks or yoga please email Ashley @ ashley@yogaontap.ca. If you are a local business who is interested in getting involved please contact us @ cheers@yogaontap.ca

Cheers + Namaste!
#bendandbrunch
#yogaontap
www.yogaontap.ca

Summer Bend and Brunch

We’re turning things up for the summer in Ottawa by taking our yoga practice outside for our popular monthly program BEND AND BRUNCH @Lansdowne Park!

Hosted by CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa join us JULY 22 – AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 16 for a morning of yoga, play, food, and drink! Bring your mat for a one hour yoga class and then stay for brunch + a beverage from our friends Stiegl or Culture Kombucha!

ITINERARY:
9:00AM Sign In Opens @ CRAFT
9:25AM Walk over together to Sylvia Holden Park (around corner from Horticulture Building
9:30AM Yoga Practice
10:30AM Walk back over to CRAFT together
10:35AM Brunch + Brews 🙂

BRUNCH MENU:
1. Traditional Breakfast (Two farm fresh eggs, bacon or sausage, crispy hash browns and toast)
2. Avocado and white cheddar farmhouse benny (served on a house made buttermilk biscuit with hollandaise and crispy hash browns)
3. Vegan raspberry oatmeal pancakes

Please reserve ahead as each month we fill up! Be sure to notify us ahead of time of any special requests (physical or dietary –
cheers@yogaontap.ca). Participants are asked to bring their own mat but we’ll always have a few extras. No experience necessary.

GET INVOLVED!
We’re looking for enthusiatic volunteers to support our summer programming! If you’re interested in providing your time/energy to assist with general tasks or yoga please email Ashley @ ashley@yogaontap.ca. If you are a local business who is interested in getting involved please contact us @ cheers@yogaontap.ca

Cheers + Namaste!
#bendandbrunch
#yogaontap
www.yogaontap.ca

Bend + Brunch

Join us ONCE A MONTH for Yoga + Brunch @ Ottawa’s top craft beer bar in Lansdowne Park! Bring your mat for a one hour yoga class and then stay for brunch + a beverage from our friends Kichesippi or Culture Kombucha! Please reserve ahead as each month we fill up!

Tap Review: Ottawa Beer Fest 2017

This past weekend was the sixth annual Ottawa Beer Fest (formerly the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival) and it proved to be nothing less than action packed and full of friends, fun, and frustrating weather. Although we eventually were taken down by mother nature mid-day on Sunday by having our tent almost ripped away from us, Saturday saw enough action that our hearts were left toasty warm and a we now have a whole new book of friends!

Yoga on Tap had the pleasure of attending the festival to provide three different attractions: Private Yoga on Tap with Tooth and Nail Brewery beer tasting, operating a Beer Yoga Booth serving up local brews from Hintonburg’s Tooth and Nail, and providing the beer loving runners of the Ottawa Craft Beer Run with some post-run stretching and sipping!


WEEKEND TAP LIST: 

 

  1. STAMINA Belgian Inspired Session Ale 4.6%

  2. VIM & VIGOR Pilsner 5.2%

  3. TENACITY Pale Ale 5.5%

  4. RABBLE-ROUSER India Pale Ale 6.8%


We started the Saturday session bright and early at 10AM with 48 souls pairing yoga and beer together under Aberdeen Pavilion before moving outdoors at 11AM to our Beer Yoga Booth serving up 4 samples of Tooth and Nail. Because the festival just opened at 11AM we got to get the party started at our tent with our gang of beer yogis. It was so great to get to chat with so many of our participants and even had a few people trying yoga for their first time ever with us. This happens all the time I’m sure but not everyone comes up to share their experience with us! Cheers to everyone who came out to open the festival with us this Saturday with Yoga on Tap! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the festival!

We had a big booth space beside the food trucks where one side was dedicated to selling samples of 4 Tooth and Nail beers with the other side hosting a lounge space for people to mingle, relax, or learn to mindfully experience their beer. It was on the opposite side of the main stage so that if people wanted some space to sip and interact with their beers or each other, they had a welcoming opportunity! We saw lots of different characters under our tent throughout the weekend and each one of them left a lasting impression 🙂

A huge thanks goes out to our OMazing festival volunteers who consisted of Run to Beer friends and new faces from out in the yoga/beer community of Ottawa! We couldn’t have done it without you! We are grateful to Ottawa Beer Festival for allowing us to run our unique programming at their annual event, to Tooth and Nail Brewery for selling us their product and trusting us to add value to their brand, to the Ottawa Craft Beer Run for having us host the post-run yoga, and to all of the festival staff and volunteers for your countless support throughout the weekend. Big cheers and thumbs up to you all!


See our photo gallery below and be sure to use #yogaontap or tag us @yoga.ontap if you’re sharing online. 

Ottawa Beer Fest (Yoga on Tap)

We are excited to be back at this year’s newly branded Ottawa Beer Fest offering our yoga + beer tasting workshop the Saturday morning before festival gates open! Join us for a mindful morning of stretching + sipping and then stick around with your day pass to the festival.
9:30AM SIGN IN
10:00AM YOGA
11:00AM BEER TASTING
12:00PM FESTIVAL OPENS
INCLUDED: Yoga, 4 x 4oz samples from Tooth and Nail Brewing (Ottawa), day pass to the festival, custom sample cup
COST: $30 Space is limited.
Bring your own mat.
No experience needed.
Must be 19+
Please email cheers@yogaontap.ca for any requests regarding gluten free beer or any other questions.

We will also be running our BEER YOGA lounge at the festival all weekend long selling samples of Tooth and Nail Brewing as well as supporting the Ottawa Craft Beer Run with their post run yoga and beer with Beau’s All Natural Brewing! Come say hi and check out our sweet contest with CRAFT Beer Market, lululemon, and Tooth and Nail Brewing at our booth! Cheers & namaste!

Session 4 Orleans Craft Beer Festival

Did you hear the Ottawa community of Orleans is getting it’s own craft beer festival this year??? We are SO excited for the first Orléans Craft Beer Festival + want YOU to experience it with us!

SESSION 4 SUNDAY JUNE 11 

10:00AM YOGA + TASTING | 12:00PM FESTIVAL

Join YOGA ON TAP for a mindful morning of yoga + beer tasting to deepen your connection with the craft beers of Ottawa followed by full access to either Session 2 or 4 the festival. No experience needed. All levels of yoga + craft beer tasting welcome! BYOM. Must be 19+ Spots limited. (Outdoors)
 
HOW TO BOOK YOGA + FESTIVAL SESSION TOGETHER:
1. Select link above and then again to buy tickets.
2. Select Session 4
3. When completing your details you will have the option to ADD yoga at the bottom after your billing details. Please select add (extra $15 – $20 only gets you into the festival)
4. Complete our AGREEMENT OF RELEASE + WAIVER FORM here once you have purchased your event tickets.
 
We look forward to seeing you at Orlean’s first Craft Beer Festival! Cheers + namaste! #yogaontap

FAQ:

PURCHASE OPTIONS
There is no option to buy just the yoga. You must also attend the regular festival.
 
AGE REQUIREMENT
You must be 19 years of age or older to participate.
 
PARKING
Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. And if you don’t have a designated driver, it’s exactly where your car should stay until the next morning. Parked. Period. There will also be a designated drop off and pick up area.
 
OTHER TRANSPORTATION
If you’re drinking, you definitely shouldn’t be driving. There are several options available, including public transit, UBER, taxi, or through a designated driver. If you need help at the end of the night, please check in with one of volunteers and we would be happy to help you find a safe way home.
 
SIGN IN
Please arrive 15 minutes before workshop to allow for sign in and getting comfortable before we begin at 10:00AM.
 
GLUTEN FREE?
Should you have a gluten intolorence please let us know and we will be sure to provide you with cider or kombucha. cheers@yogaontap.ca
 
BYOM!
Bring your own mat! We’ll always have extras but bring yours just in case they are all snatched up!
 
YOGA INSTRUCTION
Yoga instruction is all levels but will have us on our hands and knees as well as moving regularly. Please reach out in advance if you have any other questions about whether you think this workshop is accessible for your level of fitness. cheers@yogaontap.ca
 
WHAT DOES YOUR TICKET INCLUDE?
1 hour of specialized yoga instruction, 4 4 oz beer samples, guided beer tasting, general admission to festival session.
 
COST OF BEER TOKENS AND FOOD
There will be tokens available for purchase at a few areas on the festival grounds. Each token is $1. Samples will range in price depending on what is being served. We will provide you with a product and price list closer to the festival date. Please bring cash if possible to ensure lines continue to move along as quickly as they can.
 
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
The festival is being held @ Centrum Plaza and will have workshop move indoors should the grounds be wet or if it’s raining.
 
MEDIA INQUIRES
If you are interested in attending the YOGA ON TAP workshop before the regular admission for Session 2 or 4 please contact cheers@yogaontap.ca

Session 2 Orleans Craft Beer Festival

Did you hear the Ottawa community of Orleans is getting it’s own craft beer festival this year??? We are SO excited for the first Orléans Craft Beer Festival + want YOU to experience it with us!

SESSION 2 

10:00AM YOGA + TASTING | 12:00PM FESTIVAL

Join YOGA ON TAP for a mindful morning of yoga + beer tasting to deepen your connection with the craft beers of Ottawa followed by full access to either Session 2 or 4 the festival. No experience needed. All levels of yoga + craft beer tasting welcome! BYOM. Must be 19+ Spots limited. (Outdoors)
 
HOW TO BOOK YOGA + FESTIVAL SESSION TOGETHER:
1. Select link above and then again to buy tickets.
2. Select Session 2
3. When completing your details you will have the option to ADD yoga at the bottom after your billing details. Please select add (extra $15 – $20 only gets you into the festival)
4. Complete our AGREEMENT OF RELEASE + WAIVER FORM here once you have purchased your event tickets.
 
We look forward to seeing you at Orlean’s first Craft Beer Festival! Cheers + namaste! #yogaontap

 

FAQ:

PURCHASE OPTIONS
There is no option to buy just the yoga. You must also attend the regular festival.
 
AGE REQUIREMENT
You must be 19 years of age or older to participate.
 
PARKING
Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. And if you don’t have a designated driver, it’s exactly where your car should stay until the next morning. Parked. Period. There will also be a designated drop off and pick up area.
 
OTHER TRANSPORTATION
If you’re drinking, you definitely shouldn’t be driving. There are several options available, including public transit, UBER, taxi, or through a designated driver. If you need help at the end of the night, please check in with one of volunteers and we would be happy to help you find a safe way home.
 
SIGN IN
Please arrive 15 minutes before workshop to allow for sign in and getting comfortable before we begin at 10:00AM.
 
GLUTEN FREE?
Should you have a gluten intolorence please let us know and we will be sure to provide you with cider or kombucha. cheers@yogaontap.ca
 
BYOM!
Bring your own mat! We’ll always have extras but bring yours just in case they are all snatched up!
 
YOGA INSTRUCTION
Yoga instruction is all levels but will have us on our hands and knees as well as moving regularly. Please reach out in advance if you have any other questions about whether you think this workshop is accessible for your level of fitness. cheers@yogaontap.ca
 
WHAT DOES YOUR TICKET INCLUDE?
1 hour of specialized yoga instruction, 4 4 oz beer samples, guided beer tasting, general admission to festival session.
 
COST OF BEER TOKENS AND FOOD
There will be tokens available for purchase at a few areas on the festival grounds. Each token is $1. Samples will range in price depending on what is being served. We will provide you with a product and price list closer to the festival date. Please bring cash if possible to ensure lines continue to move along as quickly as they can.
 
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
The festival is being held @ Centrum Plaza and will have workshop move indoors should the grounds be wet or if it’s raining.
 
MEDIA INQUIRES
If you are interested in attending the YOGA ON TAP workshop before the regular admission for Session 2 or 4 please contact cheers@yogaontap.ca