Denver yoga calendar, week of September 19, 2016

Denver yoga calendar, week of September 19, 2016

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.

Denver yoga calendar, week of September 19, 2016Explore 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.

Denver yoga calendar, week of September 12, 2016

Denver yoga calendar, week of September 12, 2016

With so much going on this week, there is no excuse for not being on your yoga mat. Read about the StapletOM festival, Reach and Raise, Yoga Rocks the Park and so much more on the Denver yoga calendar.

Tuesday, September 13: Sign up your littles ones ages 5-9 for Shauna Hylenski’s Kids Yoga Series, beginning this afternoon at Longmont’s Full Circle Yoga. Kids gain strength, focus, self-esteem and respect for others through movement, breath work and meditation.

Wednesday, September 14: Cleanse between seasons using Ayurveda techniques beginning tonight at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala with Patricia Hansen. A cleanse may eliminate accumulated toxins and excess Dosha in the body, giving you more energy and focus as well as clearing up digestive issues.

Thursday, September 15: Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala hosts a Teacher Talk this and the 3rd Thursday afternoon of each month. This discussion time is open to Denver yoga teachers from any studio or tradition. Connect with other teachers, talk about what is coming up in class and explore teaching tips at this free event.

Build a foundation for your own meditation practice at Susan Bernhardt’s 4-week Meditation course, beginning tonight at Kosha Yoga Center. Learn different yogic meditation techniques and breathing practices.

Friday, September 16: StapletOM, the homegrown yoga, movement and music festival, begins tonight and continues through Sunday. Buy a 1-day or full weekend pass to take outdoor classes with local yoga and fitness teachers. Enjoy free live music, vendors and artisans, with craft beer and wine available for purchase. Kids yoga classes are also free, available first come, first served on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday Night Yoga Club kicks off tonight at the StapletOM Festival. Join in the Glowga Silent Disco Yoga practice, with Tyrone Beverly leading the all-levels flow and live music provided by DJ Taz and Jay on the Drums. You hear the instruction and the music through lighted headphones. Stick around for the dance party with DJ Taz laying down the beats.

Chant and dance at the Maha Kirtan with Tom Fuhrmann and friends tonight at Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens. Enjoy the healing vibrations of drums, singing and crystal bowls, and 2 gongs at the Mind Free Friday: Gong Bath with Marshall Bendelac and Megan Sax tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Celebrate the lunar eclipse at Moonlight: a Meditative Art Workshop with Adi Luna tonight at Asana Studio. Or experience the “Healing Ring of Tantra” meditation at Accelerate Your Healing: Full Moon Energy with Katie Smith tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Channel the energy of the full moon to decrease mental fluctuations and speed up your emotional healing.

Saturday, September 17: Enjoy the leaves turning this morning on the Fall Color Yoga Hike Excursion with Mudra Yoga’s Cole Schlam. This excursion is a moderate hike with a 45-minute yoga practice. Some hiking and yoga experience is recommended, and pre-registration is required.

Purify your spirit at the 24 hour Autumnal Kirtan, beginning this morning at Iskcon of Colorado. Vegan feasts are served throughout this donation-based community event. Or check out the Indian Wedding Festival today, including the East Meets West Yoga Event.

Dive deeply into Yin Yoga at the Yin Imersion/Training with Bari Campbell. Learn the philosophy and postures of Yin Yoga as well as relevant anatomy, variations, contraindications and sequencing. This 2 weekend Yin Yoga training is designed for yoga teachers and devoted students.

If you’re a yoga teacher, expand your skills at today’s Yoga Infused Cycling Training with Paula Stephens at The Cycling Yogi. Learn the science of cycling and get the skills to teach as class, including proper bike set up and bike safety. Or sign up for the MFG (Miss Fit Girls®) Training with Peggy Duffy this and tomorrow afternoon at Golden Yoga & Healing Arts. Get the skills to teach a full MFG Yoga class to teens.

Dive deeper into the practice of Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga at Kirtan 101 with Mike Cohen, founder of Kirtan Leader Institute, this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. Learn about Sanskrit, mantra, deities and saints, and even lead the group yourself in a simple chanting experience (check out the video above to hear one of Mike’s Kirtan tracks). Practice poses for strength, balance and recovery at the Yoga for Snowboarders Workshop with Nikki Holland-Plum this afternoon at The Yoga Mat. If you’re expecting, try Yoga, Breath, and Birth with Logan Kinney this afternoon at The Mama’hood Denver. Or do the inner work at Transitions to Transformations with Alana Warlop this afternoon at iBody Inspired Movement. Learn the roadmap of transition, how to navigate the discomfort of the “neutral zone,” and how to transform feelings of longing and loss through lecture, experientials and Kundalini Yoga.

Offer up your practice to the change of seasons at DJ Yoga: Autumnal Equinox with Laura Wade Jaster and DJ DubPhonic this evening at Karma Yoga Center. Or check out the All Night Gong Puja at Light Space. Local gong artists play from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., with an Aquarian sadhana following from 4 to 6:30 a.m. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable including a yoga mat, blanket and pillow for this donation-based event.

Sunday, September 18: Support people living with or affected by breast cancer by attending Living beyond Breast Cancer’s Reach & Raise: Denver event this morning at the Cheesman Park Pavilion. The River’s Melanie Brochard and Katy Rowe lead the yoga class, along with Studio Share’s Melissa Gennetta. Sharanam Yoga & Kirtan’s Laura Moses Granger provides the live music. Stay after the yoga practice to enjoy the Healthy Living Expo. (Check out the video from previous events, formerly Yoga on the Steps)

Yoga Rocks the Park wraps up the season with Endorphin’s Briana Constance and Erin Wimert leading the yoga practice and DJ Artisan spinning the tunes. The event is free, with half of any donations going to Food Bank of the Rockies. Camp YRP presented by Radiant Beginnings is available for ages 5-10, so bring the whole family.

Relax and receive healing from the archangels this afternoon at Mudra Yoga Holly Street. Psychic, healer, and spiritual educator Jen Dundee guides this group treatment, with Michael, Raphael and other archangels providing messages and healing. Dress comfortably and bring your own blanket and pillow. No previous experience is needed.

Connect in Community at the Intro to Partner Yoga, AcroYoga, and Thai Massage with Meg Jamison this afternoon at The Yoga Mat. Tap into your body’s natural healing ability at Stop, Drop and Poke! Restorative Yoga & Acupuncture with Yoga teacher Darcy Allison Miller and Acupuncturist Shannon Stevens this afternoon at Kindness Yoga Broadway. Learn Reiki Basics: Practical Applications for Reiki Self-Care with Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master Alana Foy this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. Explore different meditation practices at Meditation & Daily Life with Meg Bratt this afternoon at One Yoga. Practice restorative yoga, hand mudras and meditation at Experiential Meditations: Nurture your Soul this afternoon at Rishi’s Community Yoga. Or, begin the Yogic Philosophy Series with Lisa Theis this afternoon at The Freyja Project. This 4-week course dives into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita and the mythology of yoga.

If you’re a new mom or mom-to-be, Move and Meditate with Erin Spors this afternoon at the Mama’hood Boulder. Enjoy a gentle yoga practice and learn simple meditation techniques you can practice at home. Or, if you are processing birth trauma and feel isolated, sign up for the Birth Story Healing Circle and Yin Yoga Practice with Sara Guenther, also this afternoon at The Mama’hood Boulder. This healing circle of no more than 4 women focuses on yoga, healing, self-study and personal growth.

Celebrate community at the Full Moon Women’s Wisdom Circle with Ananda Glick tonight at Golden Yoga & Healing Arts. Create space for introspection and healing through intention building, meditation, visualizations, share circles and creative projects.

Denver yoga calendar, week of September 5, 2016

Denver yoga calendar, Labor Day week, 2016With summer unofficially ended, now is the time to deepen your yoga practice and self-exploration. Read this week’s Denver yoga calendar to find yoga, meditation, sound healing and Kirtan events for your inner journey.

Monday, September 5: Happy Labor Day! Many yoga studios offer an abbreviated schedule today, so check the website of your favorite studio before heading to class.

Tuesday, September 6: Shauna Hylenski begins her Kids Yoga Series for ages 5-9 at Longmont’s Full Circle Yoga this afternoon. This 5-week series includes movement, breath work and meditation to reduce stress and increase self-esteem as well as respect for self and others.

Deeply relax at Bhakti Nidra with Mark tonight at Mayu Sanctuary. Participants are guided in a gentle transition from daily life into Yoga Nidra, a combination of meditation and relaxation. Live music brings you “back into consciousness” at the end of the hour. Bring a yoga mat, your favorite blanket and a cushion for under your knees. RSVPs are requested.

Wednesday, September 7: Journey through the Chakras with Shauna Hylenski, beginning this morning at Full Circle Yoga. When these 7 energy centers of the body are out of balance, we can become physically and emotionally unbalanced. Use yoga poses, movement, mudras, meditation and music to explore a different chakra each session.

The Love Your Brain series for people who have experienced traumatic brain injury, along with their caregivers, begins this afternoon at The River. This free 6-week series combines modified yoga, meditation and facilitated group conversation with themes of compassion and resilience. These classes are also open to the broader community. Complete the eligibility survey to sign up (and learn more about the Love Your Brain Foundation in the video below).

Explore the fluidity of the spine at tonight’s Integrated Body Moving with Strength and Grace with Delara Marchbank at Maitri Yoga Center. Get in-depth asana guidance by working in 3 yoga poses with props and in pairs. Or join Madhuri Martin for her series Grace and Freedom: Stronger and Safer Backbends, beginning tonight at Kindness Yoga Cherry Creek. Relieve pain associated with back bending and embody new poses at this 4 week series.

Thursday, September 8: Check out the Sanskrit Intro with Hansa midday at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala. Go through the sanskrit alphabet, then relate the alphabet to the chakras and to your asana practice.

Join longtime meditator and meditation teacher Barry Gillespie for Metta – The Practice of Loving Kindness tonight at Asana Studio.

Friday, September 9: Check out A Special SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) Yoga Class with The River’s Mary Stults this afternoon at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Take your yoga practice to the paddleboard to become more aware of your concentration and balance. Start with a warm up, the learn how to stand on the board, how to paddle, and how to get back on the board from the water. Spend most of the class practicing yoga on the board, then rest in savasana. Wear your swimsuit and bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, water and a towel for this all-levels practice.

If you’re a yoga teacher or a devoted student, sign up for Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jennie Rindler beginning tonight at Full Circle Yoga. Learn a variety of restorative poses using props for support. Learn Thai yoga massage inspired hands-on assists and how to create a restorative yoga class sequence. Participants of this 3-day training receive a training manual and a handmade eye pillow.

Join Fran Gallager for Meditation for Awareness Workshop this evening at Container Collective Yoga & Bikes. Access your intuition through meditation, body awareness and partner work. Or Deepen Your Practice with Lakshmi tonight at Littleton Yoga Center. This comprehensive training is offered in two levels, with this first level designed for students who have a basic understanding of yoga and are ready to advance in their practice.

Saturday, September 10: Be a part of the Im’Unique and the Live Be Yoga Tour at Wings of the Rockies this morning with Yoga Journal and Gaia TV (check out the video with Im’Unique Founder Tyrone Beverly).

If you’re a yoga teacher, childbirth educator, doula, counselor or mother, sign up for Postnatal/Baby & Me Yoga Teacher Training with pre-natal yoga teacher Sara Guenther and women’s health physical therapist Lynn Schulte Leech today and tomorrow at The Mama’hood Denver. Learn about pelvic health, core strengthening and poses to relieve postnatal discomforts as well as community building and class sequencing. In addition to these 12 contact hours, trainees are required to attend 2 postnatal classes and 1 breastfeeding support group.

If you’re a yoga teacher, register for Upper Level Module-Assists with Susan Bhat at Whole Yoga. This weekend is part of a 60-hour training. Work on a wide range of verbal, hands-on and self adjustments as well as partner poses.

Build confidence and strength at The Handstand School Fall Session with Julieta Claire at CorePower Yoga Stapleton. Learn and practice different variations of handstands at this all-levels, 8 week training. The training covers proper technique and alignment, common misalignments, core conditioning, partner assists and the use of props. Participants get weekly Course Handouts, weekly video analysis of your progress, free admission to Julieta’s inversion workshop and a 30- minute private session.

Explore a new aspect of your practice at one of these afternoon yoga workshops. Remember that you are a Vessel of Love at Hannah Muse’s workshop at Samadhi Yoga Uptown. Remember your freedom to “show up with love” through this practice of alignment-based flow, restorative yoga, mudra, mantra, mudra and meditation. Explore the interconnectedness of the body’s parts at Ayurveda Anatomy: Dosha, Dhatu, Srotansi, Mala, Ama, Agni with Patricia Hansen at Prana Yoga & Ayurveda Mandala. If you’re new to yoga, start with the Yoga 101 Series with Kristen Boyle that begins this afternoon at Kindness Yoga Platte Street. Align with your inner goddess at Katherine Ewald’s yoga and belly dancing workshop at Castle Rock’s Ashva Yoga. Or tap into your Unconditional Confidence at Denver Botanic Gardens Mindfulness Saturdays series. Janet Solyntjes, yoga teacher, Shambhala Buddhist teacher and adjunct professor at Naropa University, guides this meditation experience.

Chant, dance and meditate at Sharanam Kirtan with Laura Moses Granger tonight and the second Saturday of each month at Mudra Yoga Holly Street. Or get yourself on the waitlist for The Masters Class with Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai), in case Samadhi Yoga finds overflow options.

Sunday, September 11: Check out this morning’s Yoga Rocks the Park event at Sunken Gardens Park. Your suggested $10 donation gets you a yoga class with Cherry Creek Athletic Club’s Ashley Curran, with DJ Sami laying down the tracks. Bring your little ones ages 5-10 for Camp YRP presented by Radiant Beginnings.

Enjoy Restorative Yoga accompanied by the vibrations of singing bowls and the Earth Gong at Kosha Yoga Center’s afternoon workshop with Indigo Stray Conger and Ann Martin. Or calm your “overtaxed nervous system” and connect to your intuition at Yogic Science for Addictive Habits and Behaviors with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, PhD. and director of SuperHealth® this afternoon at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Practice Kundalini yoga, breathing exercises and meditation. Learn about nutritional formulas and therapeutic recipes. The workshop is open to everyone.

If you’ve recently graduated from yoga teacher training, Create Your Vision at Business of Yoga 2.0 this evening with E-RYT 500 & MBA grad Denelle Numis at Logan House Coffee. Jumpstart your yoga career with Denelle’s 3-part workshop series.

The Handstand School for Yoga Teachers with Julieta Claire begins tonight at Endorphin City Park. This 8-week course is designed to help teachers feel more comfortable teaching handstands. Learn about proper alignment, common misalignments, sequencing, core training, the use of props and more.

Get your yoga practice off the ground at First Flight: Acroyoga Fundamentals with Jen Cameron this evening at Kindness Yoga Broadway. AcroYoga combines yoga with partner acrobatics and Thai massage. No experience or partner is necessary. Or join Gitali and Jonathan Sadlar for a heart-opening evening of call and response chanting, this and every second Sunday at One Yoga. Advanced registration requested.

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.