What a time to be alive.
While most die-hard Harry Potter fans merely reread the series and/or regularly binge-watch its film adaptations (no judgments here!), sisters Isabel Beltran and Ximena Larkin transformed their passion for the subject into a buzzy yoga class at an Austin, Texas brewery.
Thanks to Beltran, who’s a certified yoga instructor, and Beltran’s boyfriend — co-founder of the brewery, Circle Brewing Co. — Larkin and her sister brought the magical idea to life, inviting local Muggles to attend the class on Oct. 30.
Beer + yoga + Harry Potter = pure magic! Due to the amount of excitment and press over our sold out event this past weekend, we're having another one to celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them! Get tickets to our next event on 11/20, available now! Facebook RSVP and tickets through 🔗 in bio. $20 for an hour of HP-inspired yoga, a pint of (non-butter)beer in the taproom, and a wand to practice with! #⚡️
“I was reflecting on Harry Potter because Halloween night is the night his parents died and I thought it would be interesting to do something around Harry Potter, Halloween and death (from our culture’s perspective),” Larkin writes to Bustle. “We’re Mexican and celebrate the Day of The Dead. It’s not morbid, but rather a celebration of life (of other’s as well as our own). I’m the bigger Harry Potter fan between the two of us and the series (especially the last book) is something that changed my perspective on death.”
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The class flows as a regular yoga session but the students are taken “through an entire magical journey on the Hogwarts Express,” ending with Beltran reading The Tale of Three Brothers from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows before going into a 5-minute savasana.
My sister @isabelb12om and I teamed up to create a Harry Potter yoga class that exceeded all our expectations 🤗✨Read and see all the pics in @cosmopolitan [link in bio]. Izzy! You killed it on the handmade decorations and @quacksbakery did an awesome job on the sorting hat cookies 👌🏽More fun happenings at @circlebrew 🍻Photos by @alexagwagner #c1teamwin
Aside from nailing Slytherin cobra stretches and the appropriately named Downward Fluffy, the lucky class participants were treated to Sorting Hart cookies (flavors varied among Hogwarts Houses), a Mandrake Garden and a Potion Station.
While the sisterly duo has only hosted this class, plans are in the works for future sessions at the brewery.