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Whether you're choosing to fuel your practice with the promise of a cold pint at the hour's end or would rather down a draft before class to loosen up your sun salutations, no one's judging. Bends & Booze, a free class every Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to noon at Golden Road Brewing, is about not taking life too seriously. Sponsored by Jewel City Yoga, the all-levels vinyasa flow class stretches out on a shady square of Astroturf just past the giant Jenga in the patio of family-friendly Golden Road Brewing. The crowd is small and congenial — more yoga-curious newcomers than limber handstand impresarios. Instructor Cassie Cherney keeps it light, cracking hangover jokes while demonstrating variations on challenging poses and sticking around to hang out after class. There's no better reward for that chaturanga than sharing a pitcher of Kolsch and a serving of sweet potato tater tots post-savasana. —Jessica Langlois

5410 W. San Fernando Road, Atwater Village, 90039. (213) 373-4677, goldenroad.la, jewelcityyoga.com.

LA Weekly