Downward Grog FAQs

 

This is the Downward Grog list of FAQs. It'll be updated whenever new questions crop up.

Why brewery yoga?

We are social beings so when we've finished a yoga class, we want to hang out with our friends. A lot of times, we go to yoga classes alone, however, so the fact that everyone's hanging out afterwards means that we make new friends.

Basically, we cut the commute between the yoga class and your social event. Think of it as an exercise in efficient time management!

Is the yoga still “good”?

All of our instructors are fully certified, registered, and insured. They are the same instructors that teach you in the professional-looking studios, but they are having more fun. You’re having more fun. Everyone is having more fun! It’s like that Sheryl Crow song.

Basically: yes, the yoga is legit. Sometimes - in the Yoga For Runners classes, for instance - you get a more tailored workout than you normally would in a studio. Yeah, we might actually be better at the yoga part, too!

We just don’t believe that yoga started off in a studio. We’re trying to make sure it doesn’t end in one.

Why do you sell tickets?

A lot of brewery yoga classes take cash donations on the day and that's cool, but we want to pay our instructors and pay our taxes, so a little bit of organization and we can do both of those things properly and easily.

Do you always do yoga in breweries?

Yes. We hold our classes in the taproom, among all the tanks and barrels and kegs. It's a real taproom yoga experience, and once you've done it a few times it does become less of a novelty but no less cool. We won't put you in a parking lot like some brewery yoga classes ;)

We also do rooftop yoga, which is not in a brewery but it is on top of one of the best-curated beer lists in Los Angeles at The Fields at LAFC.

How much are your classes?

You will never pay over $15 for one of our regular classes. Early Bird tickets are $12 and are available up to 72 hrs before the class begins (subject to availability). We offer discounts to those on our mailing list and ticket bundles or group bookings can get the price as low as $10 a ticket.

What is Black Metal Yoga?

Read all about Black Metal Brewery Yoga in this blog.

Can I get a refund?

We keep the prices low in exchange for low hassle from you, so we don’t offer refunds. It’s the same as other sports or entertainment events, for instance. However, like plane tickets, we will do our best to move you to an alternative event for a nominal change fee. We don’t want to build that in to the price for the many to accommodate the few.

What is “Grog”?

grog
/ɡräɡ/

noun

  1. spirits (originally rum) mixed with water.

    • INFORMAL
      alcoholic drink, especially beer.

    • crushed unglazed pottery or brick used as an additive in plaster or clay.

mid 18th century: said to be from Old Grog, the reputed nickname (because of his grogram cloak) of Admiral Vernon (1684–1757), who in 1740 first ordered diluted (instead of neat) rum to be served out to sailors.

It’s also a play on “Downward Dog” - a phrase that you might be familiar with via yoga. Adding puns is life. Explaining puns is also just the best.

When did Downward Grog start?

We had a couple of test events at the end of 2017 but 6th Jan 2018 was our first official class as Downward Grog LLC.

How many employees are there at Downward Grog?

There is just me, Raz. If you’ve come to class, I probably checked you in. You have probably also met my wife and baby. Read more about me in this interview on Voyage LA.