Denver yoga calendar, week of November 28, 2016

Denver yoga calendar, week of  November 28, 2016As we approach the darkest time of the year, our practice becomes even more essential. Find a yoga workshop or Kirtan event to nurture your whole being in the Denver yoga calendar.

Monday, November 28: Practice a simple transformational breathing technique at Soulful Breathwork with Rob Paul tonight at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health. Or try Kundalini Yoga with Chris Anne Coviello at the Denver Botanic Gardens this and every Monday night. All levels are welcome and garden members get a discount.

Wednesday, November 30: Enjoy yoga and wine with Lora tonight at the final Wine Down Wednesday class at PrAna in Cherry Creek. Chant and dance at the Wednesday night house Kirtan with Denver Community Kirtan. Improve your range of motion at the Myofascial Release Workshop with Allie Geer tonight at Longmont’s Full Circle Yoga. Or share your story at the New Moon Sister Circle with Barb Moore and Chris Mitchell tonight at Soul Tree Yoga South Studio. This $5 gathering includes gentle yoga, meditation, poetry and journaling for deeper connection.

Thursday, December 1: If you’re a new mom, check out the Mom & Baby Yoga Series with Jessica Hanlin, beginning this morning and continuing through December 23 at Soul Tree Simpson Studio. Connect with your body and baby through gentle movement and play.

If you’re the mother of a 4-9 year old, sign up for OMamas & OMinis: Yoga Apart that Brings You Together with Molly Holmes and Shauna Hylenski. This 5-week series begins this afternoon at The Mama’hood Boulder. The separate yoga classes for moms and kids share weekly themes for discussion together. You’ll come together after the practices and at the end of the series.

If you’re a yoga teacher, learn to teach yin and restorative yoga at the teacher training with Heather Lindemann and Cole Schlam at Mudra Yoga Studio Pearl Street. The training begins tonight and continues through Sunday night. Experience the “sensation of stillness” with these two modalities. Study key pose anatomy, practice sequencing and learn to assist students in yin and restorative poses.

Learn to better handle stress and improve your outlook at the Chakra Wisdom Workshop with Mindy Arbuckle this evening at Maitri Yoga Westminster. Understand yourself and the world from a new perspective by understanding the energy centers.

Friday, December 2: Wind down from your work week with a yoga workshop. Dance fearlessly at the Gravity and Grace Trace Dance Journey with Sonia Wolf this evening at iBody Inspired Movement. Learn basic techniques and rhythms at the Mind-Free Friday: Drum Circle with Zay Alejandro Camara Rios tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Try slackline yoga to improve core strength and balance at Slackasana with Jerrod Fassler this evening at Kindness Yoga Broadway. Practice pulse readings tonight at the Ayurveda Tools workshop at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala. Release tension and negative emotions at First Friday Gong & Meditation with Pam Ewald tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Or check out the donation-based Friday Night Yoga Club at Endorphin City Park with yoga teachers Jeremy Wolf and Asiana Harper along with musician Chuck White.

If you’re an experienced Bowspring student, commit to the Flow Your Bow Weekend with Desi Springer and John Friend at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health. This 10-hour training begins this evening and continues through Sunday afternoon. Learn to flow through a variety of sequences derived from Bowspring Level 2 and Level 3 pose syllabi.

Saturday, December 3: Start your Saturday at the Yoga Running Series with yoga teacher Malissa Schwamm and professional run coach Lauren Jones at Yoga Pod Southglenn. Or check out the Yoga + Beer Event this morning at Ratio Brewing. Start with a yoga class in a brewhouse with The Yoga Mat then enjoy the craft beer that’s included in your ticket price.

Enjoy snacks and shopping at the Sweat, Sip, Shop Holiday Event midday at Yoga Pod LoDo. Trunk shows by Denver artisans include clothing, body scrubs and artwork. Soul Tree also offers a midday Holiday Bazaar where you can find great gift items.

Unroll your mat for one of these afternoon workshops. Danielle Barbeau Cook presents Mad Props! Utilizing Blocks, Straps, and Other Props to Enhance Your Vinyasa Practice at The River. Deeply relax at Jennie Rindler’s Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy and Live Music at Full Circle Yoga. Or, if you’re new to yoga, start with Yoga 101: A 2-hour Introduction to Yoga with Kiera Cristobal at Yoga Pod Cherry Creek.

Spend your afternoon chanting! Join Mike Cohen for Kirtan 101 at Castle Rock’s Ashva Yoga. Learn about and practice call and response chanting from the yoga tradition. All participants get a 30-page e-booklet and a download of Mike’s debut CD. Or attend Radiance Revealed: Ecstatic Chant/Sacred Sound/Embodied Movement with Scott and Shanti Medina at Prajna in Boulder. Shift your neurobiology through SoMAntra® ecstatic chants and soundscapes along with Neurosculpting® brain training meditation. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Watch one on Scott and Shanti’s videos below.

Experience an evening of inspirational music and chanting at David Newman’s Sing for Love Kirtan Concert at Highland Event Center. Or chant with Mira Devi tonight at Kirtan, Stories & Songs for the Soul at Soul Tree’s Simpson Studio. One of Mira’s videos is included below.

Treat your partner to an evening of Lovers’ Yoga & Massage with Darrin and Daisy Zeer at Kindness Yoga Broadway. Joy & Ecstasy: Couples’ Connection includes yoga, massage, meditation, wine and chocolate to increase trust and connection.

Make your own mala and get a Vedic astrology reading with Sarita Shrestha, owner of Tibetan Imports, tonight at Samadhi Yoga Uptown. Deeply relax to the vibrations of percussion instruments, singing bowls and vocal toning at Journey into Sound – First Saturdays Sound Exploration tonight at Ceremony Café & Yoga. Or enjoy the Holiday Candlelight Flow & Meditation with Jackie Casal Mahrou and Roni Antonio this evening at Littleton Yoga Center.

Sunday, December 4: Treat yourself this morning to Class + a Glass: Yoga at the Whistling Hare Distillery. Join Laura Tuthill for a yoga class overlooking the production area and tasting room. Stay after class for a complimentary, house-made cocktail. First time participants get half-off by using the online promo code: WHDyoga.

Learn How to Self-Heal Anxiety by Addressing the Root Problem with Bella Dodds, author of The Anxiety Solution, this afternoon at Samadhi Yoga Uptown. This free talk explores the mind-body connection and how stress creates disease. To learn more about Bella’s teachings, watch the video below.

Join David Newman for his Kirtan and the Bhakti Mandala: Healing through Chant workshop this afternoon at Boulder’s Vali Soul Sanctuary. Practice Kirtan, learn about its meaning, and get guidance for embracing Bhakti Yoga, the Path of Love. Check out the David Newman video below.

Nurture yourself at Yin Yoga with Hot Stones with Michele Theoharris and Rhonda Williams this evening at Maitri Yoga Westminster. Enjoy the Henna Holiday Gathering with henna artists Paige Mason and Jes Saunders this evening at Samadhi Yoga Park Hill. Receive your own 10-15 minute design and bring snacks to share. Or join Kaewyn Picard, Co-Owner of Herbs & Arts, for her Woman’s Gathering this evening at Sol Shine. Create sacred space for yourself and your family by learning to shape time. Bring a journal, a potluck item and your $5 donation.

Denver yoga calendar, week of November 21, 2016

Denver yoga calendar, week of November 21, 2016Take time on your yoga mat to celebrate your abundance and express your gratitude. Find a yoga, sound healing or Kirtan workshop or event for this Thanksgiving week in the Denver yoga calendar.

Monday, November 21: Sign up your kids ages 4-10 for the Grateful Hearts camp with Ms. Lauralyn Sullivan. The camp runs mornings through Wednesday at The River. Yoga, crafts and activities are designed to increase positive self-awareness and compassion for others. Register for all 3 days or a single day.

Check out the new Monday Night Yoga series at Space Gallery. Tonight’s class features Erin Wimert (Tula Beat) and Michael Jones (Artisan Jones) of Sonic Flow, with the duo alternating teaching and DJing. Monday Night Yoga classes use wireless Sound Off headphones, letting you adjust the sound level of the instruction and music.

Wednesday, November 23: Try the all-levels Evening Vinyasa Yoga class with Blake Burger at the Denver Botanic Gardens Morrison Center. Walk-ins are welcome and garden members get a discount.

Thursday, November 24: Happy Thanksgiving! Some studios are closed today and others offer an abbreviated schedule, so check the schedule at your favorite studio before heading out.

Kundalini Yoga Denver presents a Special Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Class with Pam Ewald this morning. All levels are welcome to attend this gentle, donation-based class. The practice includes a de-stressing yoga kriya, a breathing exercise to connect with the sense that “I am full,” and a gratitude meditation. The class ends with relaxation to the vibrations of the gong.

Samadhi Yoga Uptown offers 3 donation-based Thanksgiving classes, with proceeds going to Off the Mat into the World. Check out this morning’s CommUNITY Vinyasa class with Cori Fratelli or Kundalini Yoga class with Allison Benner. Rachael Carnevale teaches a Flow of Gratitude at noon.

Other special Thanksgiving morning classes include Thanksgiving Vinyasa & Meditation with Michael at Westminster’s Ceremony Café & Yoga. Attend the donation class with Dakini Jaeger at CorePower Yoga Stapleton, with proceeds going to Denver’s sexual assault prevention and support center The Blue Bench. Or support homeless youth by attending Cole Schlam’s Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Flow class at Mudra Yoga Studio Pearl Street. Bring toiletries, new underwear, warm socks, or another item from studio website list to donate to Urban Peak Youth Homeless Shelter.

Enjoy the annual Gentle Thanksgiving Feast at Govinda’s Garden Café. RSVP for this all you can eat afternoon buffet. The menu includes Tofu Turkey with Stuffing and Lentil Apple Loaf, along with an assortment of vegan side dishes and desserts.

Friday, November 25: Mayu Sanctuary Denver and Walk2Connect Coop present the second annual OptOutside: Just a Walk in the Park(s) this afternoon. Meet at Mayu Sanctuary to stroll through Platt, Rosedale, Harvard Gulch, and Washington Parks. Bring your family, friends, and even your dog. RSVPs are requested.

Deeply relax at one of these evening workshops. Enjoy a gentle asana and guided yoga nidra practice with Brittany Hopkins at Container Collective Yoga & Bikes. Or attend Black Friday Restorative Yoga with Michael at Ceremony Café & Yoga.

Dance, meditate or relax at the Mind Free Friday: Experiential Sound Healing with Lauren Gale tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Lauren uses a wide range of instruments and musical styles to help you to “experience sound healing in your own way.”

Saturday, November 26: Start your Saturday with the donation-based Kirtan with Jen McCarron at PranaTonic Yoga + Wellness. Or join in the Yoga Running Series with yoga teacher Malissa Schwamm and professional run coach Lauren Jones at Yoga Pod Southglenn. Start with a 30-minute run, and end with a 30-minute yoga practice designed specifically for runners.

Burn off the pumpkin pie at Rock ‘N’ Roll Yoga with Jessie Walker this evening at Longmont’s Full Circle Yoga. This vinyasa class features the music of Jerry Garcia, Bob Marley, Eddie Vedder, and more.

Check out the Bunny Yoga class with John Espinosa tonight at Full Circle Yoga. Share your practice with bunnies from the Colorado House Rabbit Society that are all looking for “forever homes.” If you’re not ready to adopt, consider volunteering at the rabbit shelter once a week. Proceeds from the class go to the Colorado House Rabbit Society. Register early as class size is limited.

Sunday, November 27: The Transformational Breathwork Workshop Series
with Craig Cantrall wraps up tonight at Container Collective Yoga & Bikes. Use a simple breathing technique, energy work, aromatherapy, and music to remove obstacles to your life’s purpose.