Denver yoga calendar, week of January 15, 2018

Denver yoga calendarWhether you want to chant, be more mindful, or improve your teaching skills, there is a workshop or event for you in this week’s Denver yoga calendar.

Tuesday, January 16: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Janet Solyntjes, MA begins tonight at Denver Botanic Gardens. Explore mindfulness tools during this 8-week session and one-day silent retreat. Learn to reduce psychological stress and medical symptoms with “clear, non-judgmental attention to the present” (watch the MBSR: Too Much on Your Plate? How to Enjoy Every Bite video with Janet Solyntjies below).

If you have yoga and/or barre experience, sign up for the podBARRE Teacher Training & Immersion that begins tonight at Yoga Pod Cherry Creek. Attain 60 hours of training in this 3-week certification program.

Start or strengthen your meditation practice at The Mind of Meditation with Irene Doherty beginning tonight at Maitri Yoga’s Usha Shala. Learn Peaceful Abiding meditation during this 5-week course, studying from the book Turning Your Mind Into An Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (included in your tuition).

Wednesday, January 17: Deconstruct Sun Salutations with Allie Beckmann tonight at Maitri Yoga Arvada. Explore the primary postures in the sequence, learn modifications, and get tailored adjustments. Get grounded at Fran Gallaher’s Free Meditation tonight at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Chant with Tom Fuhrmann and Denver Community Kirtan at the weekly Wednesday Night Kirtan at Little Rishikesh. Or try Flow and Flora with Net Impact tonight at Vine Street Pub and Brewery. Start with Callie Morrocco’s all-levels flow class before learning about planting succulents with Katie Mattox.

Thursday, January 18: Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala offers a Teacher Talk this and every 3rd Thursday afternoon of each month. Denver yoga teachers from any studio or tradition are invited to share what is coming up in yoga classes.

Gain insight and awareness at the Guided Sitting Meditation: New Year’s Aspirations with Denise Bickel, PhD, MSW, LCSW this evening at Denver Botanic Gardens. All levels of meditation practitioner are welcome.

Friday, January 19: Make sense of the shoulder at the Applied Anatomy Series with physical therapist and yoga instructor Jen Wilking beginning midday at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Learn and apply shoulder function details to your teaching and practice. Explore structure and biomechanics, learn to prevent common injuries, and experience these concepts in asana practice during this 4-week series.

Check out McNichols Fit Fest Jan 2018 by Sound Off Colorado this weekend at The McNichols Building. The 3-day pass gets you yoga, meditation, barre, cycle, high intensity fitness and Palango classes, along with a mini kids camp for your little ones. The event kicks off tonight with the half cardio and strength-based fitness, half yoga Fit&Fold class.

Chant, dance and meditate at Kirtan with Gitali and Jonathan tonight at One Yoga. Or try the Mind Free Friday: Sound Ceremony with Knomia Monika tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Meditate, vision quest and time travel in this mantra-saturated ambient soundscape.

Learn how to improve your flexibility in your yoga practice at the Science of Flexibility with Robyn Capobianco tonight at Yoga Pod Southglenn. Explore how range of motion is governed by the integration of muscle, connective tissue, and the nervous system.

Friday Night Yoga Club presents a Rad Roller special event at Circus Collective. Jerrod Fassler guides the flow practice with music from Partial Pieces, a local 2-piece progressive indie rock band.

Give and receive Reiki at the Reiki Exchange with Carrieann McDonough tonight and the 3rd Friday of each month at Golden Yoga and Healing Arts. Reiki practitioners level 1 and up are welcome.

Sign up for Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: Part 2 with Jennie Rindler this weekend at Full Circle Yoga. Get more instruction on, and practice in, hands-on assists, creative theming and relaxation techniques to support the restorative practice. You can take either Part 1 or Part 2 first.

Saturday, January 20: Check out the AWAKE One-Day Mindful Living Experience today at Mayu Sanctuary. AWAKE founder Erik Vienneau and acupuncturist and yoga teacher Jordan New offer talks on mindfulness from the Buddhist Lineage along with meditation, yoga, and qi gong sessions (and a vegan lunch). While this day of mindfulness practices is designed for more experienced practitioners, committed beginners are welcome. Watch Erik interview Jordan in the video below.

Learn to access your body’s innate potential for well-being at the Wim Hof Method Workshop today at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health. Or Become A Reiki Healer: Attunement Levels 1 & 2 with Andrew Keeler this weekend at Soul Tree Yoga Simpson Studio. Learn to use this healing energy for yourself in level 1 and for others in level 2.

If you’re new to yoga, start with one of these afternoon workshops. Try Yoga Foundations: Postures & Breath with Abby Roemer at The Freyja Project. Practice common yoga postures, discovering ways to modify and personalize each posture. Or drop in to the 5-week Beginners Series with Stacie Scarbery at Kula Yoga. Get an understanding and experience of fundamental yoga postures, proper body alignment, and basic breath work, as well as basic yoga history and philosophy as it relates to the postures.

Weave yoga with mindfulness, creative writing and somatics at The Mindful Movement Workshop with Kim Olson this afternoon at Littleton Yoga Center. Build Strength, Stamina, Stability through a Strong Core with Dru Welborn at Mudra Yoga Studio Holly Street. Or refine and align your Chaturanga Dandasana at Chatawronga to Chatarighta with Stefanie Gross at Evolve Yoga.

Choose from still more afternoon workshops. Jacqueline Toomey presents a Sleep Recovery Workshop for firefighters and first responders at Golden Yoga and Healing Arts. Join Laura Wade for her Prenatal Yoga Workshop at Karma Yoga Center. Or accompany your child aged 4-10 to Natalia Olejarnik’s Kids Yoga Workshop at Maitri Yoga. This fun-filled experience includes yoga, games, stories, songs, visual imagery and relaxation exercises.

Find greater clarity at Soulful Breathwork for Healing and Transformation with Rob P. this evening at Mayu Sanctuary. This simple yet profound practice that has the ability to releases emotional blockages, heal at all levels and provide the space for profound spiritual experiences. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow.

Sunday, January 21: Start your day with Stay Humble Warrior: Yoga + Kendrick Lamar with Big Booty Yoga at The Walnut Room. Take the 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. class and stay after to enjoy the mimosa or beer that’s included in your ticket price.

Kerry Shamblin presents 2018 Planetary Trends this morning at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala. Learn about the astrological patterns for the year from the Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) perspective. Stay after the talk for Kerry’s by-donation Kirtan (or attend the Kirtan only), focusing on chants appropriate for the “astrological weather of 2018.”

Leslie Bradley and Craig Kurtz present How and Why to Practice and Teach the Inverted Asanas this morning at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Leslie also offers Women’s Yoga: Modifications for Menstruation and Menopause this afternoon, based on the work of Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar. At least one year of Iyengar Yoga experience is recommended to attend either workshop.

Level up Your Hot Yoga Practice with Jamie Kuttenkuler midday at Yoga Pod Denver West. Or, if you’re new to yoga, start with Shannon Scott’s podBASICS 101 this afternoon at Yoga Pod DTC. Learn the fundamentals of a sound yoga practice, including alignment and breath.

Commit to Roots of Change, the Science of Self with Michelle Shakti Anne beginning this afternoon at Samadhi Yoga Englewood. Discuss and experientially use each of the 8 limbs of yoga during this 10-month course to change the way you perceive yourself and the world.

Sign up for Yoga for Drummers (and People Who Love Drummers and Drumming) with professional drummer Michael Jochum this afternoon at Asana Studio. Develop flexibility and reduce stress in your low back, neck, shoulders, arms and wrists. Stay after the immersion for the drum circle (included in the cost). Bring your own drum or use one that’s provided.

Spend your Sunday afternoon at one of these yoga workshops. Get greater range of motion with Partner Stretching at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Dr. Jonathan Bloch and Carrie Varela address stretching for pre-work out warm up, post-injury healing and more. Learn to adapt your power yoga practice during pregnancy at Brittany Hopkins’s Prenatal Flow Yoga Workshop at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Listen to Your Breath with Channing Grivas at Yoga Pod LoDo. Or relax to the vibrations of singing bowls at Restorative Yoga, Energy Healing, Sound Immersion with Erin Berry and Mary Schroeer at Littleton Yoga Center. Experience deep meditation supported by VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing.

Denver yoga calendar, week of January 8, 2018

Denver yoga calendar, week of January 8, 2018Start your yoga practice, explore a new yoga style, chant the names of the Divine, or learn to manage stress and anxiety. Find your perfect yoga, meditation, sound healing or Kirtan event in this week’s Denver yoga calendar.

Monday, January 8: Set your sights on what you want for 2018 at Aroma Flow tonight at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Make your vision a reality with the help of lemon, chamomile, juniper berry, lavender, peppermint, and InTune essential oils.

John Espinosa offers a 3-week Teen Stress Reduction class beginning tonight at Full Circle Yoga. Teens build confidence, self compassion and bravery though this beginner level class.

Tuesday, January 9: Check out Kimberly Braun’s Virtual World Meditation for Happiness tonight at Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle (or at a location of your choice). Watch Silence Shouts YES: Kimberly Braun at TEDxSarasota below.

Wednesday, January 10: Chant the Divine Names at the Denver Community Kirtan weekly house Kirtan tonight at Little Rishikesh. Or relax and rejuvenate at the 60-Minute Gong Bath with Susan Haid tonight at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health.

Become a PodHot Teacher with the Training & Immersion that begins tonight at Yoga Pod Boulder. This 70-hour training is designed for those wanting to learn the benefits, alignment, breath, sequencing, and subtle energies of the practice.

Thursday, January 11: Explore Metta Meditation: The Practice of Loving Kindness with Barry Gillespie at Asana Studio. Tonight’s session focuses on the Buddha’s teaching on Loving Kindness, including how to chant and understand the Metta Sutta. While it is best to attend all 8 sessions in the series to fully understand the practice, each session stands on its own.

If you’re new to yoga, start tonight with Cole Schlam’s Beginners Series at Kula Yoga. Practice fundamental yoga postures and breathing techniques. Learn correct alignment in the postures as well as basic yoga history and philosophy during this 5-week series.

Get tools for a long, healthy life at Helgrid Randolph’s Everyday Ayurveda for You at Kosha Yoga Center. The 4-week series starts tonight with an Introduction to Ayurveda. Sign up for an individual class or for the whole series.

Friday, January 12: Start your weekend at Friday Night Yoga Club at hOMe Yoga Studio. Sonic Flow, the duo comprised of Michael Jones (Artisan Jones) and Erin Wimert (Tula Beat), alternate teaching and DJing at tonight’s event. Stick around after the yoga class for vendors, healthy snacks and mingling.

Yoga Pod Denver West presents Namaste & Nutrition tonight. Start with Ashlyn Bugbee’s all-levels yoga class before getting healthy eating tips from Instagram Nutrition/Business Coach Arielle Shipe. Your $10 suggested class donation goes to the Whole Food’s Whole Kids Foundation.

Relax and manifest at Mind Free Friday: Syzygy Sound with Seth Snowden tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Seth uses the intuitive tones of the gong, crystal singing bowls, didgeridoo, and other instruments to enhance clarity and self-healing.

Get clear at Abundant and Empowered 2018 with internationally renowned healer, teacher and founder of Breath of Love movement Julia Mikk tonight at Maha Soul. Shift on a deep core level to manifest your bigger purpose with this “breath-sound-healing-ceremony.” Watch Living Your Bigger Purpose with Julia Mikk in the video below.

Bette Hanson brings Multi Dimensional Healing, Evolutionary Earthwork for Transformation & Awakening to Full Circle Yoga this and the 2nd Friday night of each month. Heal negative patterns through the energy of VortexHealing® of the Merlin lineage of magical transformation and Divine Earth Energy — the Cosmic Tree of Life. Help raise the planet’s collective consciousness by deeply shifting your own consciousness.

Flow in Harmony with the Seasons with Malissa Schwamm beginning tonight at Yoga Pod Southglenn. Move through a flow practice into a series of Yin postures, finally resting in guided meditation. The first of a 4-part, yearlong series emphasizes winter health and the kidney meridian.

International yoga teacher Gary Kraftsow presents Yoga Therapy for Anxiety & Depression this weekend at Earth Yoga Boulder. Explore yoga therapy methods, Vedic teachings and meditation techniques for working with depression and anxiety (check out the video below to see Gary talk about “Yoga and Healthcare”).

Learn to teach Prenatal Yoga at Kristen Boyle’s Teacher Training beginning tonight at The Freyja Project. Focus on safety and modifications for pregnant women, supporting a pregnant woman in a public class and more in this 2-weekend, Level 1 training. Continue with the 6-weekend Level 2 training for the full 85 hour Yoga Alliance Approved program.

Saturday, January 13: This weekend’s Awakening the True Power of Yoga: Sun, Moon And Fire with Rod Stryker is sold out, but you can contact Samadhi Yoga to get your name on the waitlist.

Intro to Yoga (Beginner Series) with Lea-Ann Born kicks off midday at Kosha Yoga Center. Get introduced to the foundational elements of a yoga practice including alignment, body awareness, breathing practices and relaxation. The series includes an in-depth exploration of 11 different postures.

Get introduced to a new style of yoga at one of these afternoon workshops. Heat Up Your Practice for the New Year with Christina Pischel at Yoga Pod DTC. Get the tools to start your hot practice safely including how to take care of yourself before, during and after class. Explore Sun Salutation A and Sun Salutation B at Jenny Warchesik’s Vinyasa Prep Workshop at Golden Yoga and Healing Arts. Or sign up for The Seeds of Yin Yoga with Sarah Wartell at Yoga Pod Denver West to learn what Yin Yoga is how it benefits. Practice a “wall series sequence” with Thai Yoga assists.

Expand your understanding of trauma at the Trauma Informed Workshop for Yoga Teachers this and tomorrow afternoon at The Church. “Learn about the impact of trauma, how it lives in the body and how to be mindful of working with people with such a condition.” Or learn the basics of budgeting as well as income and expense tracking at Kick Butt at Tax Time: Accounting for Yoga Teachers with April Mueller this afternoon at Kindness Yoga Hilltop.

Choose from even more afternoon workshops! Reconnect with your true nature at the Heart-Centered Meditation with Bowspring and Japanese Acupuncture Practitioner Patti Polman at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health. If you identify as a person of color, check out Black Girl Magic with Jalisa Williams at Urban Sanctuary. Get certified in Traditional Usui Reiki 1st Degree with Caitlin Lange’s training at Maha Soul. Or join Laurie Marks for Yoga Therapy for Mental Health: Anxiety at Karma Yoga Center. Explore tools to help manage the symptoms of anxiety including breath-centric asana and breathing practices.

Clear stagnant energy at the Healing Sound Bath with Lauren Gale this evening at Mayu Sanctuary. Experience sound healing in your own way: dance, meditate, or relax. Lauren uses musical styles ranging from indigenous sounds to electronic music.

Open your heart with an evening of devotional chanting. Attend the Kirtan with Madhu and Ananda at Karma Yoga Center. Or check out Sharanam Kirtan with Laura Moses Granger at Mudra Yoga Studio Holly Street.

Sunday, January 14: Kick off your Sunday with Downward Facing Drizzy: Yoga + Drake with Big Booty Yoga at The Walnut Room. The Entry price at the door includes the 9 or 10 a.m. yoga class, followed by a mimosa or draft beer.

Get new energy and vibrancy at Awake with a Heart Full of Flowers: a New Years Detox for Your Mind & Body with Elise Edson this afternoon at Full Circle Yoga. Experience a supportive, all-levels asana practice, meditation and self-inquiry.

Check out 2018 Awakening: Astro-Numerology Forecast with international teacher and Shamanic Astrologer VerDarLuz CelestiOwl this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. Get a holistic understanding of this year’s collective cycles of growth through the synthesis of Astrology, Numerology, and Human Design. Focus on how to best use the cycles to enhance your career, relationships and spiritual growth.

Expand your state of consciousness at the Intro to Shamanic Journeying with Rebecca Sacks today at Mudra Yoga Studio Holly Street. Get guided into a partial trance state to communicate with spirit guides and power animals. This introductory workshop and open to all levels and is the foundation for the shamanic practitioners training.

Learn to minimize stress and pain through the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course with Eric Belsey, Elizabeth Perryman, Jill Zastko beginning this afternoon at Kosha Yoga Center. Explore this secular, scientific take on meditation during this 8-week course (including an all day retreat on Saturday, February 17).

Learn to get Upside Down with Emma Hussey this afternoon at Kula Yoga Center. Explore proper alignment and core strengthening tricks to safely lift-off and balance in inverted postures. Practice supported and tripod headstand, as well as handstand and forearm balance.

Raise your vibration at Gary Fishman’s Cosmic Sound Cosmic Crystal Sound Healing tonight at Yoga Pod Littleton. This shamanic sound journey weaves together the vibrations of planetary gongs, singing bowls and didgeridoos.