Beer And Yoga On The Green

Beer, yoga and breast cancer awareness.

They don’t always go together. But the Westport Downtown Merchants Association has found a way to make a weekend out of all 3.

The beer flows at Westport's Biergarten on the Green.

The beer flows at Westport’s Biergarten on the Green.

The group is gearing up for tomorrow’s 2nd annual Biergarten on the Green (Saturday, October 19). Last year’s event was a great one, though it drew about 100 out-of- towners for every 1 beer-drinker (and sausage-eater) from Westport.

Abbey has donated an enormous tent, covering most of Veterans Green across from Town Hall. Cathy Colgan — the WDMA’s event-planning genius — realized it would sit empty on Sunday, before being dismantled and picked up on Monday.

A cancer survivor, Cathy was already figuring out how to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Coincidentally, Norwalk Hospital’s Smilow Family Breast Health Center was searching for a way to raise awareness in Westport.

So — with help from Lululemon, coordinating local yoga studios — Yoga on the Green was born.

Yoga on the GreenFrom 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday (October 20),  instructors from M3 Yoga, Saugatuck Studios, the Westport Weston Family Y, Oxygen Fitness, Yoga for Everybody, Venture Yoga and Yogapata will conduct yoga and meditation sessions.

They’re suitable for every age and level of experience. Just bring your own mats or towels.

The idea is to raise awareness that both yoga and traditional medical treatment can promote healing, relaxation and well-being.

Yoga on the Green is free, but a suggested $25 donation will help pay for holistic therapies that can ease pain and anxiety for Smilow Center patients.

Of course, the day before, Biergarten-goers can ease pain and anxiety their own way. In the same tent as yoga practitioners.

It’s a big one.

3 responses to “Beer And Yoga On The Green

  1. Good idea to bring your yoga mat because the ground will be soaked from spilled beer.

  2. Sandy Soennichsen

    And how much is it for the Biergarden? Notice how those little things are always left out, like the cost for the BBQ festival, and then people get there and find out it’s some excessively high cost and leave, but still had to put up with the congestion in the area.

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    Looks like it’s $20 per person for the beer event. I was curious too, so I clicked on the Merchants Assoc. link, then clicked the beer event logo for more details!