Summer 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.