Cambodian beer yoga helps ease lockdown stress

Introducing: Beer yoga

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A brewery in Cambodia

is combining exercise with alcohol

as the country emerges from lockdown

(SOUNDBITE) (Khmer) 25-YEAR-OLD OFFICE BEER YOGA PARTICIPANT, SREYLINE BACHA, SAYING:"For me, I do not like traditional yoga because I get bored after about 20 minutes, but I have more fun with beer yoga. It's not as serious as traditional yoga. As you can see, when we practice beer yoga, we are with friends and say 'cheers' and sip beer and that makes me feel very happy."

Classes cost $8 for an hour-long session

which includes one beer

The weekly class is limited

to just a dozen participants

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BEERPRO IMPORT EXPORT CO GENERAL MANAGER, CONNOR CHENEY KIRSCH, SAYING:"So the beer yoga is all about the community, about the people that come together after work to have a beer and also do a little bit of exercise together. Sometimes it is quite hard like today but if you fall over, or something, nobody is going to look at you in a strange way. It's all about the fun all about having a good time together after work."

Video Transcript

- Oh, shoot!

- 3, 2, 1. Crawl back to center.

We're just saying your thanks. [INAUDIBLE]

SREYLINE BACHA: [SPEAKING CAMBODIAN]

INTERPRETER: For me, I do not like traditional yoga because I get bored after about 20 minutes, But? I have more fun with beer yoga. It's not a serious as traditional yoga. As you can see, when we practice yoga we are with friends and say cheers and sip beer. And that makes me feel very happy.

SREYLINE BACHA: [SPEAKING CAMBODIAN]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

CONNOR CHENEY KIRSCH: So the beer yoga, you know, it's all about the community, about the people that come together after work to have a beer and also do a little bit of exercise together. Sometimes it is quite hard like today. But it's-- you know, if you fall over something, nobody's going to look at you in a strange way. It's all about the fun and all about having a good time together after work.