As autumn arrives, make the commitment to deepen your yoga practice. Attend the Yoga Journal Live! Event in Estes Park, start meditating, or learn about Ayuveda, yoga’s sister science. Read about these events and workshops in this week’s Denver yoga calendar.
Monday, September 19: Not ready to go back inside? The free Civic Center Moves classes continue through October 6 at Civic Center Park. Check out the Monday evening yoga class with Fold Yoga, as well as the Thursday evening Power Vinyasa class with The River, both on the Great Lawn.
Tuesday, September 20: Get your day off to a great start with Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at Denver Botanic Gardens, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Join yoga teacher and horticulturist Blake Burger for this all-levels class. Walk-ins are welcome, and garden members get a discount.
Deeply relax at Bhakti Nidra with Mark tonight at Mayu Sanctuary. This combination of guided meditation and relaxation is accompanied by live music. You’ll be lying down for this experience, so bring a yoga mat, your favorite blanket, and a bolster or cushion to place under your knees. RSVPs are requested.
Wednesday, September 21: While the Yoga Journal Live Event in Estes Park officially begins on Friday, the 3-day pre-conference intensives start today. Sign up for Yoga Business Bootcamp with Karen Mozes and Justin Michael Williams or Foundations of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy with Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee (see Rodney Yee’s UZIT testimonial below).
Cultivate passion and courage at the Fall Equinox Meditation Circle this evening at Bridge Therapy Center. Maitri Yoga Center’s Irene Doherty guides the mantra meditation and fire ceremony.
Thursday, September 22: Happy Fall Equinox! Check out the intensives at the Yoga Journal Live Event in Estes Park. Choose from 8 daylong intensives, including a silent retreat with Tias Little and strategies for sequencing with Noah Maze. There’s also a half day Yoga & Archery intensive with Kathryn Budig. Buy a 1, 3 or 4 day event pass.
Container Collective Yoga & Bikes hosts an Autumn Equinox yoga class this evening, followed by mala making. Or join longtime meditation practitioner and teacher Barry Gillespie for Metta – The Practice of Loving Kindness tonight at Asana Studio.
Friday, September 23: The Yoga Journal Live Event in Estes Park begins today. Take workshops with Sadie Nardini, Sally Kempton, Amy Ippoliti, Dharma Mittra, Sianna Sherman and more (see the introductory video below).
Tune In – Bring Meditation into Your Life with Meg Bratt begins this morning at One Yoga. Learn tools to develop and support your daily meditation personal practice during this 4-week series.
If you’re a yoga teacher, healthcare professional or mother-to-be, check out the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and Conscious Pregnancy Immersion with Lauren Williams at Belly Bliss. Understand the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy as well as how to teach prenatal yoga under the guidance of 4 women. The training begins this evening and continues through Sunday night.
Mothers and their daughters ages 4 and up are invited to join the Mother Daughter Yoga Class this evening at The Mama’hood Denver. Join Sara Guenther and her daughter for themed discussion, breath work, partner yoga, games and meditation to nurture the mother-daughter bond.
Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle hosts this week’s Friday Night Yoga Club, with Saraphina guiding the yoga practice and SoloMoon laying down the beats. Or check out Karma Yoga Center’s Mind Free Friday: Journey into Sound tonight with Michael & Joy. This “intentional sound ceremony” includes vocal toning, drums, rattles, handpan, didgeridoo and Tibetan singing bowls.
Saturday, September 24: Ayurvedic Pracitioner Helgrid Randolph and Vedic Astrologer and Vastu Consultant Amit Garg present Your Health/Your Space: A workshop on Ayurveda, Jyotish & Vastu this morning at hOMe Collective. Learn practical tips for your diet, lifestyle, astrological chart and home.
If you’re a yoga teacher, Learn to Teach Yin Yoga Level 1 with Kari Kwinn and Peter Strom today at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Learn Yin Yoga’s benefits, how to sequence a class, and how to use props in the practice. Explore the physiological concepts that apply to Yin, and how Yin uses Chinese Medicine meridians.
Gain a new understanding of your yoga poses at Intelligent Asana with Mindy Arbuckle at Maitri Yoga Center. The 4 classes in this series each focus on several postures, with today’s focus on back bends and twists. Explore these postures through the Chakras, Koshas, Bandhas and Prana Vayus as well as alignment, modifications and variations.
Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala hosts Yoga for Trauma: Trauma Sensitive Yoga today. Learn to create safety in yoga class for students who have experienced a traumatic event, and are dealing with their body and mind’s reaction to it.
Learn the basics of Ayurveda with Beth Sanchez this afternoon at Castle Rock’s Ashva Yoga, continuing on October 1 with practical applications and an Ayurvedic Cooking Class. Make your own 108 bead howlite mala with step-by-step instruction from Sarah Widmann, owner of Ommala Designs, this afternoon at The Freyja Project. Join Roni Antonio and Jackie Casal Mahrou to Awaken the Fire Within with Elemental Yoga and Meditation this afternoon at Littleton Yoga Center. Or explore How Prana Moves: The 5 Vayus with Lisa Theis, beginning this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. Use asana, mudra, breath work, mantra and meditation to “harness the power of your breath.”
Deeply relax at the Monthly Yoga Nidra with Deb Parsons this evening at Full Circle Yoga. Or get introduced to shamanism with Jenny Adams this and tomorrow evening at One Yoga. This ancient esoteric study systems is at the very roots of yoga.
Sunday, September 25: Vedic Astrology: Level 1 begins today at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala. This 3-day AIAC Certification Course includes study of the Zodiac as well as chart interpretation. Create your own chart using free software and analyze the charts of famous personalities.
Explore Ayurveda 101 & the Art of Self Care with Yoga Teacher and Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Kristina Nasi this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. This all-levels workshop includes lecture, 2 yoga practices, and an individualized Ayurvedic wellness plan. Or, if you’re new to yoga, start with the Yoga 101: 2-hour Introduction to Yoga with Tearson Bickmore this afternoon at Yoga Pod Boulder. Learn or review the fundamentals of yoga practice, including breath and alignment.