The Harry Potter-Themed Yoga Class That Was Beyond Magical

Over the weekend, an American brewery company hosted a Harry Potter-inspired yoga class and for some reason, we weren't invited. We're now just deciding which of the three Unforgivable curses we're sending them...

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Whenever I'm fixed into the pigeon pose in a yoga class, about to/attempt to bend my elbows and lift my heels off the floor, I always think, 'if only someone was reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows while I hold a wand right now'.

Well, I don't but this kind of bizarre yoga practice is exactly what a group of yogis did on Sunday, 30 October at the Austin-based brewery, the Circle Brewing Company.

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The brewery company decided to celebrate Halloween – and coincidentally Lily and James Potter's deaths – by inviting a group of yoga enthusiasts to take part in a Harry Potter yoga class at their bar and yes, it's everything you can imagine it was, and more.

Some actual lines from the instructor's script included: 'Imagine you're sitting on the Hogwart's Express!' for the chair pose and 'Come on, Dumbledore's Army!' to encourage participants to move into Warrior 2.

@circlebrew celebrated the lives of Lily and James Potter today with a special cask of pumpkin juice! The sorting hat kept me company at the bar.

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Yogis were invited to incorporate their wands into their backbends (after all, you never know when you might need a Patronus spell to ward off Dementors), practice Slytherin cobra moves and listen to the yoga instructor read pages from the final Harry Potter book, mid Whomping Willow tree pose.

Er, dream yoga situation?

But it gets better.

There was a papier-mâché sorting hat, cookies flavoured for different houses, a potion station, and a Mandrake garden.

Along with a stretched out back muscle and zen-like mindset, participants left the class with their own wands to take home and pictures of themselves inside a frame that read 'Prisoner of Azkaban'.

Right, Circle Brewing Company we'll let you off this year but next year, you know what to do…

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