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Beats & Brews offers yoga happy hour today in Vail

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VAIL — First, erase all previous notions of happy hour. Then, grab a yoga mat and head to the Vail Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge on Wednesday for what organizers promise will be the makings of a happy evening.

From 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. join Bonfire Dub's Scotty Stoughton and Vail Vitality Center Yoga Director Julia Clarke for an evening of yoga and acoustic music, followed by a celebratory post-class beverage at Yeti's Grind in Vail. The hour-and-a-half yoga session is a down-tempo practice fueled by the beat of Stoughton's energizing drums and meditative guitar, designed to awaken individual creative power.

"To me, yoga and live music go hand-in-hand as two art forms that highlight the vehicle of healing vibration to reconnect to our essence," said Clarke. "I come from a lineage where yoga is regularly practiced with live music, and my teacher, Shiva Rea, says music can be like 'sonic nutrition' when we learn how different styles affect our emotional and physical states. Scotty is truly my favorite musician to work with in this capacity because he understands the arc of a Vinyasa yoga class and how to take the students to a peak state and then bring them back to earth for deep, healing rest. He is also a wonderful humanitarian and his vision for creating connection and community through music, festivals and humanitarian work is at the core of yoga values."

After class, Yeti's Grind in Vail hosts participants for a beer or glass of wine, included in the class price.

For information or to register for Yoga Beats & Brews at the Vail Vitality Center and Yeti's Grind in Vail, call 970-476-7960. The practice is open to members and Vail Vitality Center guests. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests (including post-class glass of beer or wine at Yeti's Grind in Vail).