Denver yoga calendar, week of August 29, 2016

Denver yoga calendar, week of August 29, 2016Summer unofficially winds down with the Labor Day weekend. Don’t miss these last opportunities to practice outdoors. Or come back inside to the yoga studio as fall approaches. Find yoga, breathwork, meditation and sound healing events and workshops on this week’s Denver yoga calendar.

Monday, August 29: The free Civic Center Moves fitness classes continue through October 6. Check out the all-levels yoga class with Fold Yoga this and every Monday evening on the Civic Center Great Lawn. There’s also a Thursday lunchtime Yoga Cross class with The River and Fitness in the City, as well as a Thursday evening Power Vinyasa class with The River.

Quiet your mind at Soulful Breathwork with Rob Paul tonight at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health. This simple conscious breathing technique can release emotional blocks and promote healing and transformation.

Tuesday, August 30: Celebrate your innate freedom and power at the Aroma Flow Yoga Workshop tonight at Container Collective Yoga & Bikes. Practice backbends and hip openers paired with peppermint and wild orange essential oils to lift your mood and enhance your creativity.

If you’re an advanced asana practitioner, try Julieta Claire’s 2 hour Tigress practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Endorphin City Park. This challenging full-spectrum class is designed for those who can kick up to handstand at the wall and press up straight-armed wheel pose.

Wednesday, August 31: Join The Yoga Mat tonight at Infinite Monkey Winery for an all-levels Outdoor Yoga class, the last of the summer. Stay after class to enjoy a glass of wine, not included in the ticket price. Or go to the Evening Vinyasa Yoga class at the Denver Botanic Gardens Morrison Center with Blake Burger. Walk-ins are welcome for this all-levels class, and garden members get a discount.

Thursday, September 1: Are you new to yoga? Learn about correct alignment, breathing techniques and yoga philosophy at the Yoga 101 Beginner Series with Conny Twomey at Longmont’s Full Circle Yoga. The series begins tonight, and a new yoga mat is included in the 4-week series price.

Enjoy your own yoga practice and connect with your little ones at OMamas & OMinis: Yoga Apart that Brings You Together beginning this evening at The Mama’hood in Boulder. Raquel Scianna leads the practice for mothers, while the kids play and move in a separate class with Shauna Hylenski. The classes share weekly themes, and there’s a family practice at the end of the 5-week series.

Friday, September 2: Dive deep into the vibrations at the First Friday Gong and Meditation with Pam Ewald tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. This healing sound experience can unblock the body’s energy centers, release negativity, and create a sense of well-being and peace.

Practice basic rhythms at the Mind-Free Friday: Drum Circle with Zay Alejandro Camara Rios tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Beginners are welcome, with drums and hand percussion instruments provided.

Watch Awake: the Life of Yogananda tonight at The River’s Film Fridays. Enjoy this free community event, with snacks included. See the movie trailer below.

Saturday, September 3: Check out The Yoga Expo at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. Your all-day admission gets you unlimited yoga, meditation, and mind-body awareness classes and workshops. Watch the videos below to get a taste of what you’ll experience at the event.

Enjoy Full Circle Yoga’s last free Yoga in the Park class of the year this morning at Longmont’s Thompson Park. Stay after class for free Let’s Play Together time. Bring whatever you’d like to share including hula hoops, slacklines, chess and musical instruments. This free-form event is family friendly.

Anna Volak leads the Yoga Dance Flow set to live Turkish-style clarinet and percussion music from Meg York this afternoon at Mudra Yoga Studio Pearl Street. Practice a sequence of yoga and belly dance inspired movement.

If you’re a yoga teacher, refine your Hands-On Assists with Megan Sax this evening at Karma Yoga Center. Learn to confidently support and stabilize your students through various kinds of assists. Bring a notebook and pen.

Sunday, September 4: Start your day with a free Relaxed Vinyasa class with Reace Daniel, this and every Sunday morning at the PrAna store in Cherry Creek.

Attend one of these afternoon workshops. Turn your practice upside down at the Beginning Inversions workshop with Krystal Chesnutt at One Yoga. If you’re expecting, sign up for the Prenatal Yoga Level 1/Foundations Workshop with Molly Holmes at The Mama’hood Boulder. Learn modifications for each trimester along with poses to relieve the common aches of pregnancy. If you suffer from back pain, limited mobility, scoliosis or sciatica, try Jordon New’s Back Pain Relief Workshop at Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle. Learn therapeutic techniques and movements from yoga, breath work, Qi Gong and acupressure to use in daily life and live pain-free.

If you’re new to yoga and are dealing with symptoms related to trauma, invest in the Transforming Trauma Yoga Series with Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Yoga Teacher Emily Karlicek. This 4-week series begins this evening at Full Circle Yoga. Safely and gently reconnect with your body through yoga, breath work, body awareness and meditation. Register by August 28th as participants get a one-hour individual session prior to this series.

Denver yoga calendar, week of August 22, 2016

Take your yoga practice outside in these remaining summer weeks with a class in the park or a SUP yoga class. Or begin to turn inward as fall Denver yoga calendarapproaches, exploring the sutras, the psychology of yoga, or even your own voice. Find all this and more on this week’s Denver yoga calendar.

Monday, August 22: Deepening Your Practice with Carrie Searles Odom begins tonight at Kosha Yoga Center and continues through October 3. If you are ready to take your yoga practice to the next level, this series takes you through the 8 limbs of yoga as well as breathwork, meditation, lifestyle practices and basic Ayurvedic principles. This series can be taken as the first part of Kosha Yoga’s Teacher training.

Tuesday, August 23: Join Blake Burger for Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at Denver Botanic Gardens this and every Tuesday and Thursday morning. All levels are welcome and garden members get a discount.

Thursday, August 25: Experience the yoga of love and devotion with Gitali at One Yoga’s Thursday Night Lecture: Chanting with Bhakti. Explore Sanskrit mantras, Japa (the repetition of mantra) and Kirtan (call and response chanting).

Friday, August 26: Mary Susan Stults of Float & Flow Yoga brings SUP Yoga & SIP to Cherry Creek Reservoir this afternoon. Start with an SUP yoga class followed by “SUP play time” at this ladies only event. The event ends with a free pint of beer at Dry Dock Brewing Company.

Explore the Yoga Sutras, On & Off the Mat; Verse by Verse with Rama Jyoti Vernon at Littleton Yoga Center. This first weekend of 6 begins tonight and continues through Sunday. CEUs are available for yoga teachers (learn about Rama Jyoti in the video below).

Enjoy the final class of the Flow to Nidra Live Summer Series with Polina Rikoun and Jaclyn Nucci this evening at The Power of Om. The class combines a gentle, stress-relieving vinyasa practice with the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra, all set to live music. Or practice yoga then share a meal at the Kundalini Yoga Denver Community Potluck Dinner and Gathering. Bring a vegetarian dish to share as well as your own dinnerware and utensils.

Saturday, August 27: Learn the “yoga of coming to voice” at Leslie Helpert’s Dynamic Voice Training this weekend at Boulder’s Integral Yoga. The workshop includes voice-based yoga, voice empowerment practices and group singing sessions. Leslie is a New York and Barcelona-based voice teacher and international composer.

Practice Arm Balances & Inversions with Brittany Hopkins this morning at Container Collective Yoga & Bikes. Focus on basic arm balances and inversions including entries and exits, as well as with variations for the more advanced practitioner.

There’s more great yoga this morning! Free Yoga in the Park with Full Circle Yoga continues through Labor Day at Longmont’s Thompson Park. Stay after class for family friendly, free-form Let’s Play Together time. If you’re new to yoga, start with the Intro to Yoga Beginner Series with Lea-Ann Born at Kosha Yoga Center, beginning today and continuing through October 8. Or check out the SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding) Yoga Master Class with The River’s Mary Stults this morning at Grant Ranch Reservoir. Enjoy a 90-minute class followed by “post-paddle” refreshments. Wear your swimsuit and don’t forget a towel and sunscreen.

Shigeko Leveque brings Yoga Therapy: You Can Be Pain Free to Kindness Yoga Broadway this afternoon. The unconscious compensational patterns developed through life can eventually result in pain. Identify your compensation patterns by examining how you move in your yoga practice. Learn techniques to minimize those patterns.

Let go of mental and physical blocks at H.I.P.S.- Heartfelt Improvisation Promoting Samadhi with Sheree Semonich this afternoon at Zenver Yoga. Live in your truth through partner work, vocal release, dance, restorative yoga and meditation.

Accompany your child age 4-10 to the Kids Yoga Workshop with Karina Jacobson this afternoon at Maitri Yoga Center. This workshop includes age-friendly yoga poses, stories, songs, theme-related games, visual imagery and relaxation exercises to improve motor skills, increase attention span and refine social and emotional skills.

Experience How Prana Moves: The 5 Vayus with Lisa Theis this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. This 5-part series explores the breath as one of the key components of yoga practice. Work with asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation in relation to each Vayu.

Join Ann Bortz for The Psychology of Yoga this afternoon at Mudra Yoga Studio Pearl Street. Learn how yoga and mindfulness can strengthen your psychological health. This workshop includes lecture, mindful yoga practice, a mindfulness exercise, partner work and journaling. This workshop is open to anyone interested, including yoga teachers and mental health professionals.

Swami Mukundananda presents Grow from Within to Succeed in Life tonight at the Hindu Temple of Colorado. Experience yoga, breath work, meditation, chanting and lecture on the Veda at this free event. Or deeply relax at the Monthly Yoga Nidra with Deb Parsons this and the last Saturday evening of each month at Longmont’s Full Circle Yoga.

Sunday, August 28: Yoga Journal Live presents Gina Caputo with DJ Ambedehn at this morning’s Yoga Rocks the Park event (Gina’s tutorial of Firefly Pose is included below). Or check out SUP Sundays with Shanti Home Yoga this morning at Chatfield State Park.

Deepen your practice this afternoon at one of these workshops. Samadhi Yoga Uptown hosts Thai Massage Playground with Bhavani Hope. Learn the fundamental techniques of Thai Massage along with a simple assisted stretching routine. Explore yoga poses you might not yet feel comfortable trying in a regular class at the Beginner Series III with Terri Mairley at Kosha Yoga Center, beginning this afternoon and continuing through October 2. If you’re a yoga teacher, use code back2school to save on a Heartsaver CPR certification at Maha Soul Yoga (limited to 15 participants). Or, if you’re dealing with postnatal emotional birth trauma, sign up for the Birth Story Healing Circle and Yin Yoga Practice with Sara Guenther at The Mama’hood Denver. Focus on personal growth, self-study and yoga in this intimate healing circle of no more than 4 women.

Check out one of these events as the weekend winds down. Join Bhavani Hope for her Harmonic Chant Pre-BhaktiFest Event this evening at Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle. Bhavani is currently working on her fourth album, “Electro Chant,” to be released later this year. YogaSlacker Jerrod Fassler brings Slackasana to Kindness Yoga Broadway this evening. Learn the slackline basics of standing, sitting, and kneeling on the line (check out Jerrod on the slackline in the video below). Or deeply relax at Plant Music Therapy and Guided Meditation with “Plant Music Whisperer” Teresa Helgeson this evening at Container Collective Yoga & Bikes. Teresa guides the meditation accompanied by the music created by attaching a plant to a synthesizer through a ground wire and biofeedback machine.

Denver yoga calendar, week of August 15, 2016

Denver yoga calendar

This full moon week is the perfect time to dive deep into your practice. Find the yoga, meditation, sound healing or Kirtan event that’s right for you on this week’s Denver yoga calendar.

Monday, August 15: Check out the Kundalini Yoga class with Chris Anne Coviello this and every Monday evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens Morrison Center. Use breathing techniques, mantra and meditation along with sequences of postures and movements to cultivate energy. Bring your yoga mat, water and, if you have trouble sitting comfortably on the floor, a pillow or blanket. All levels are welcome and members get a discount.

Tuesday, August 16: Deeply relax at one of tonight’s Yoga Nidra events. Littleton Yoga Center hosts Swami Mahesh for a sound healing Yoga Nidra and Prana Vidya from the Tantra tradition. Or enjoy Bhakti Nidra with Mark at Mayu Sanctuary Denver. This guided relaxation and meditation experience is accompanied by live music. Bring a yoga mat, your favorite blanket and a cushion for under your knees. RSVPs are requested.

Thursday, August 18: Yoga teachers from all studios and traditions are invited to the free monthly Teacher Talk this afternoon at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala. This is a time for teachers to share what is coming up in classes as well as teaching tips.

Celebrate tonight’s Sturgeon Full Moon at a yoga workshop. Experience the “Healing Ring of Tantra” meditation at Accelerate Your Healing: Full Moon Energy with Katie Smith at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Or check out Full Moon Hiking, Yoga & Meditation with Loca4Yoga. Enjoy this gentle hike near Golden along with a Moon Salutations practice and a Trataka, or gazing, meditation practice. Bring a headlamp as the hike concludes after sunset.

Meditation teacher Barry Gillespie presents The Intersection of Yoga and Buddhism tonight at Asana Studio. This talk examines the similarities and differences of these two systems of practice and thought.

Join Meg Bratt for a Thursday Night Lecture on Sutras and Sanskrit at One Yoga. Learn about the roots of yoga philosophy through asana, breath work, chanting, and discussion.

Experience the whole brain process of Neurosculpting® Yoga with Cyndi Morris this evening at The Neurosculpting Institute. Theme, breath, visualization, somatic tapping and Neuroplasticity-based meditation are interwoven with the yoga sequence.

If wine and yoga are the perfect combination for you, check out Vinyasa, Violins and Vino with Blake Burger this evening at Denver Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a vinyasa yoga practice, a violin music performance and your own picnic. BYOB wine and beer is permitted, but be sure to bring your valid ID.

Friday, August 19: Deeply relax to the vibrations of singing bowls, crystal bowls, tuning forks, rattles, drums and gongs at the Mind Free Friday: Gong Bath with Marshall Bendelac & Megan Sax tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Offer your prayers to the heavens at Song and Story, a sharing of the gods and goddesses in the Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala backyard. Or chant, dance and bask in the bliss at Maha Kirtan at The Lumber Baron Inn this and the 3rd Friday night of every month. Tom Fuhrmann of Denver Community Kirtan leads the call and response chanting accompanied by Stephen Bross, Robert Rand, and Laura Moses Granger.

Zenver Yoga hosts Becky Eschenroeder and Margo Buchanan tonight for their Strength to Surrender Master Class. Learn to surrender and trust through an exploration of the concept of Ishvara Pranidhana. This workshop includes an intense yoga practice, meditation, and a long savasana (check out one of Becky’s asana videos below). Or sign up for Englewood Recreation’s all-levels Full Moon Yoga class tonight at the Children’s Farm in Belleview Park.

Saturday, August 20: What better way to begin your day than at a yoga class? Attend the free Yoga in the Park event with Full Circle Yoga staff in Longmont’s Thompson Park. Stick around after class for the free, all ages Let’s Play Together community event. If you’re expecting, sign up for Irene Solomon’s Prenatal Yoga Series that begins this morning and continues through September 17 at The Power of Om. Or challenge yourself at the Advanced Asana class at The River. This 90-minute “up-leveled” practice includes inversions and arm balances. Childcare and a Kid Yoga class are offered at this time, so bring the family along.

Join Patricia Hansen for Ayurveda 101: Learn Enough to Understand an Ayurveda Book this afternoon at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala. Get introduced to the philosophy, history, language and foundational concepts of Ayurveda including the doshas and diagnostic tools. Rejuvenate your body and mind at Summer Restorative & Yoga Nidra with Heather Lindemann this afternoon at Mudra Yoga Studio on Pearl Street. Or deeply relax at Restoratives and Crystals with Shree Fulcher of Indigo Angel Healing and Yoga this afternoon at The Power of Om. The workshop includes a guided restorative practice, guided meditation, hands on massage, reiki, and a crystal to take home.

Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle presents An Evening of 111 Tibetan Healing Bowls & Essential Oils with Dr. Dream tonight. Dr. Dream and his band of angels play 111 Tibetan Healing Bowls, guide you through visualization, and use high-frequency rose essential oil to expand your consciousness (to learn more about Dr. Dream, watch the video above).

Check out the evening of sacred chant and original mantra rock with Kirtan Leader Institute Founder Mike Cohen at Karma Yoga Center. Mike’s third Kirtan CD is scheduled for release this fall (one of his video’s is included below).

Sunday, August 21: You don’t want to miss the free Yoga Rocks the Park event with Mudra Yoga Co-owner Tracey Sahaja Devi Lanham leading the yoga practice and Chimney Choir providing the live soundtrack (check out their video below). Arrive early for this all-levels class to be guided by Mudra Yoga Co-owner Heather Lindemann through a Meditation for World Peace, then stay after class for 3 mini-wellness workshops, wellness vendors and more live music. There’s also a Kids Camp hosted by Radiant Beginnings, so bring the whole family.

If you’re a yoga teacher, register for Yoga with Props for Seniors and Rehab with Hansa today at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala. Learn to use props including blocks, chairs, ties, and more to support each student’s practice.

Sign up for the SUP Yoga Day Out with Brittany from Container Collective Yoga & Bikes. Join her midday at Aurora Reservoir for a group Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga session, photos of your experience, a coaching session and an organic picnic lunch.

Dive deeper into your yoga practice and self-exploration at one of these afternoon workshops. Marissa Angeletti brings Yin and The Shadow to Kindness Yoga Broadway. Learn to access your shadow or repressed elements and gain tools to stay present with a greater range of feeling, thought and sensation. Jamie White presents Yoga for Anxiety and Depression at Asana Studio. Learn to sense aura symbols and colors and the meaning behind them at Easy Aura Reading with Jen Dundee at Mudra Yoga Holly Street. Play with Sanskrit sounds and explore using chant in asana, breath work and meditation at Meg Bratt’s Your Voice is Your Power: Healing Chants at One Yoga. Get introduced to the History of Yoga and Sanskrit at Dr. Christa Schwind’s workshop at Greenwood Athletic Club. Or join Becky Eschenroeder and Margo Buchanan for Contentment from Within at Karma Yoga Center. Explore the concept of Santosha, contentment, through discussion, journaling, a Vinyasa practice, visualization, progressive relaxation and yoga nidra.

Denver yoga calendar, week of August 8, 2016

Denver yoga calendar, week of August 8, 2016Rest up after the Denver Yoga Festival and the Arise Festival, but not for too long. Even in this quiet Denver yoga week, there are still great opportunities to get on your mat that you won’t want to miss! Read this week’s Denver yoga calendar to learn more.

Monday, August 8: Free Fitness classes at Civic Center Park continue through October 6 with Civic Center MOVES. Try the all-levels yoga class with Fold Yoga on the Civic Center Park Great Lawn this and every Monday evening. There’s also Yoga Cross with The River and Fitness in the City at lunchtime on Thursdays and Power Vinyasa Yoga with The River on Thursday evenings.

Tuesday, August 9: Start your day with Blake Burger’s Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga class, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Denver Botanic Gardens. All levels welcome and members get a discount. Bring your yoga mat, a towel and water.

Thursday, August 11: Make your way to the Steamboat Movement Fest and escape the city heat. The festival begins tonight with music from Kevin Paris and continues through Sunday. Festival yoga classes are presented by national and local teachers including Rusty Wells, Gina Caputo, Christina Sell and Mary Clare Sweet.

Are you a yoga teacher? The Yoga Mat offers the observation and feedback that your 200-hour teacher training may have missed. Join Santa Monica yoga teacher trainer Alexandria Crow for her Yoga Physics 301Teacher Development and Mentorship Program, beginning today and continuing through Sunday. Topics covered include alignment, anatomy, sequencing, adjustments, cuing, classroom management and long term goals.

Friday, August 12: Journey into the vibrations of gongs, singing bowls and voice at Mind Free Friday: Sound & Vibrational Alchemy with Ananda Glick tonight at Karma Yoga Center.

Saturday, August 13: Enjoy the great outdoors this morning! Join Mudra Yoga Studio’s Cole Schlam for a Yoga Hike Excursion at Meyer Ranch Open Space. Some yoga and hiking experience is suggested for this moderate hike and yoga practice. Or join Full Circle Yoga staff for free yoga at Longmont’s Thompson Park. Stick around after class for the free Let’s Play Together time. Bring the family along for this free-form community event.

Deepen your yoga practice with the 90-minute Soulful Saturdays class at The River, this and every second Saturday. This Bhakti yoga class includes flow yoga, live music and Kirtan. Bring the little ones along as childcare for ages 4 months and older and Kid Yoga & Enrichment for ages 4-10 are offered during class time.

Check out the free yoga classes today at Castle Rock’s Miller Activity Complex with Ashva Yoga Owner Danny Chapparo. Join Danny for an outdoor Kinda-Hot Yoga class this morning and gentle Happy Hour Yoga class this afternoon. No sign up is required. The classes are offered as part of today’s Rocky Mountain Sports Festival, with athletic competitions for all ages and abilities at various Castle Rock locations.

Spend your Saturday afternoon in a workshop. The Kriya Yoga course with Sawyer Ward concludes at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. This final session provides a Hatha Yoga Pradipika overview and includes asana and devotional practices. Deeply relax at Jennie Rindler’s Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy at Full Circle Yoga. If you’re expecting, learn modifications for each trimester and more at the Prenatal Yoga Level 1/Foundations Workshop with Rebecca Peterson at The Mama’hood Denver. If you’re an intermediate to advanced practitioner, try Moving On And Off The Mat with Jessica Herring at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Enjoy a part asana, part dance sequence that will have you flowing off of your yoga mat.

Join in Mudra Yoga Studio’s 10th Birthday Community Celebration tonight at their South Pearl Street location. Enjoy this complimentary evening of Kirtan with Laura Moses Granger, along with light appetizers, beverages and community. Donations of $10-$15 per person are suggested to support the Kirtan. RSVP online for this event.

Sunday, August 14: Check out the free Relaxed Vinyasa with Reace Daniel this and every Sunday morning in August at the PrAna store in Cherry Creek.

Choose from these afternoon workshops. Make your own mala with Allegra Wermuth at Pranatonic (advanced sign up is required). Deeply relax at Thai Massage & Restorative Yoga with Nikki Sutton at Asana Studio. Experience restorative yoga, hand mudras and meditations at Experiential Meditation – Three Ancient Wisdom Teachings at Rishi’s Community Yoga. If you’re expecting, get skills to enjoy pregnancy and prepare for birth at Prenatal Partners Yoga with Laurel Hunt at Belly Bliss. If you’re new to yoga, start with Yoga 101: 2-hour Introduction to Yoga with Tearson Bickmore at Yoga Pod Boulder. Or contemplate The Law of Karma with Yogacharya Dharmananda this afternoon and August 28 at One Yoga. The discussion includes the concepts of right action and non-action as well as reincarnation.

Chant, dance and meditate at Kirtan with Gitali and Jonathan Sadlar this and the second Sunday night of each month at One Yoga. Or check out the Kirtan with Mantra Artist Katie Wise & Bhakti Explosion tonight at The Starhouse, part of their Lovolution Tour.