Bask in the sun’s rays at one of this week’s many outdoor yoga classes and events. Or retreat to a cool studio for a yoga, meditation or sound healing workshop. Learn more in this week’s Denver yoga calendar.
Monday, July 16: Little Sprouts 2: Summer Yoga Camp for Kids with Trinidad Heffron begins today and continues through Friday at Karma Yoga Center. Campers ages 3-5 learn yoga poses, movements, songs, skits, storytelling, team play, and arts and crafts.
Heart & Soul Camp for Tweens with Jenny Hecht and June Lucarotti begins this afternoon and continues through Friday afternoon at Soul Tree Yoga Simpson Studio. This camp for ages 10-14 weaves yoga and mindfulness practices with creative writing, acupressure, essential oils, and CBT techniques.
Tuesday, July 17: Kids Yoga Camp with Beth Evans begins this afternoon and continues through Thursday afternoon at Yoga Joy. Kids ages 6-12 learn yoga and mindfulness skills in the studio. Then campers go to SeaQuest Littleton to connect the yogic lessons to the represented ecosystems. Or sign up your kids ages 7-11 to join Lakshmi for her afternoon Summer Yoga Program for Kids at Littleton Yoga Center, also running through Thursday.
“Learn to access your body’s innate potential for well-being” at the Wim Hof Method weekly Breathing Practice with Elizabeth Lee Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health (watch Wim Hof, the Iceman in the video below). Or join Katherine Kaufman as she continues Meditating with the Body: The Four Postures this evening at Soul Tree Simpson Studio. Learn to sit for longer periods. Get meditation practices tailored for you.
Deeply relax at the Tibetan Singing Bowls Summertime Concerts tonight and tomorrow night at Denver Botanic Gardens. Jason Coviello begins the concert by playing his rare Hang Drum, tuned to correspond vibrationally with the heart chakra. Then Chris Anne Coviello joins Jason to play singing bowls tuned to correspond with and balance the chakras.
Check out the Malas + Meditation: Vision Board Class with Liz and Megan tonight at RiNo Yoga Social. Make a mala bracelet with crystals that support inner vision. Tap into this vision with a guided meditation before creating your vision board. All materials are provided.
Wednesday, July 18: Join Allie Geer for her Myofascial Release Workshop tonight at Full Circle Yoga. Use special myofascial release balls in combination with movement to open up tight muscles and increase range of motion. Register early as this workshop always sells out.
Get a workout at Yoga BootCamp with Sarah Palmer this and every Wednesday evening at Qi Flow. The class combines yoga with circuit style training, HIIT workouts, and SculptFlow techniques. Practice Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations to lift your spirit at the Blissed out Summer Series with Caitlin and Heidi, continuing tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Find peace at Yoga in the Gardens with Barbara Meadows this and every Wednesday evening at Seven Stones Chatfield. Or take your family to Yoga Junction’s Yoga in the Park tonight at Louisville’s Memory Square Park. An all-ages Kid’s class is offered at the same time as the adult class.
Thursday, July 19: The Telluride Yoga Festival starts today and continues through Sunday. Register for classes with Sianna Sherman, Kia Miller, Sally Kempton, local favorites Amy Ippoliti and Gina Caputo, and more. Watch highlights from last year’s festival below.
If you’re a yoga teacher, attend the Free Teacher Talk this and every 3rd Thursday afternoon at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala. Share what is coming up in your classes and get teaching tips.
Start implementing good nutritional habits with the ONE Summer Enrichment Series: Understanding Nutrition in Today’s World with Kaitlyn Standing tonight at One Yoga. Try the Free Meditation with Fran Gallaher this evening at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Or join Barry Gillespie as he continues his Six Talks on the Four Noble Truths tonight at Asana Studio. Practice sitting meditation and examine Buddha’s core teaching. Tonight’s session focuses on the 4th Noble Truth, the necessity of clear intention.
Friday, July 20: If you’re a certified yoga teacher, sign up for Yin and Restorative Teacher Training with Cole Schlam and Heather Lindemann today through Sunday at Asana Studio. Learn the synergies and differences between the practices. Study the anatomy of key poses as well as sequencing, modifications, and assists. Or register for Lindsay Roselle’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training, beginning tonight and continuing tomorrow at The River. Learn the fundamentals of the practice including the history, anatomy, physiology, cueing, sequencing, adjustments, modifications, and more.
Explore the healing vibrations of sound at these evening events. Nicole Stone presents a Singing Bowl Meditation at Mayu Sanctuary. Practice concentrative meditation using breath, and then relax in savasana to the tones of singing bowls. Chelo and Joshua Greenfield bring Sitar Celebration & Sound Healing to The Lotus Meditation, including acoustic guitar, flute, singing bowls, percussion, and chants. Or “experience yourSelf on a higher plane of existence” at Mind Free Friday: Chant-N-Chill with Lisa Theis at Karma Yoga Center. Prepare the mind with breath work. Then learn and repeat a mantra 54-108 times before resting in the vibrations.
Saturday, July 21: Take your practice outside this morning! Try Free Yoga in the Park with Full Circle Yoga at Longmont’s Thompson Park. Join Shanti Home for Yoga for Peace at Arvada’s Majestic View Park. Attend Kosha Yoga Center’s donation-based Yoga in the Park class at Littleton’s Geneva Park. Enjoy the cooler air at the free Outdoor Community Yoga class with The Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge on the lawn in front of Solaris. Or check out the Oxford Club, Spa & Salon’s free Yoga class in front of Denver Union Station’s Terminal Bar Patio. Participants get $5 post-class mimosas at Terminal Bar or $2 off a cold beverage at Pigtrain Coffee.
Enjoy SUP Yoga and work on your paddling skills with Altitude Paddleboards and Yoga Pod Denver West’s Leda Olmsted this afternoon at Grant Ranch Space. Join Courtney Reese to discuss Healing Naturally, CBD & Yoga this afternoon at Elevate Yoga. Celebrate Ceremony Center for Healing’s 2 Year Anniversary at their BBQ Partayyy this afternoon. Or try Yin & Acupuncture with Vanessa Mahoney and Elissa Turner this afternoon at The Freyja Project. Align the fire element with Yin Yoga, Vibrational Healing, essential oils, and an acupuncture treatment.
Sign up for the Yoga Field Trip – Vedic Fire Ceremony with Rachel Smith today at Maitri Yoga Center Arvada. Start at the studio to learn about mantra and this ancient practice of using mantra to cast off patterns into a ceremonial fire. Then head to Shoshoni Yoga Retreat the ceremony along with yoga and a vegetarian dinner.
Give and receive physical support at Kia Ruiz’s Partner Prenatal Date Night at The Mama’hood. Begin with Thai massage for each partner before moving into a partner yoga practice. The practice is designed for both the prenatal and postpartum body. http://www.themamahood.com/before-baby-arrives-prenatal-classes-denver/
Join Mishel, Keri and Marnie for a Donation-based Sacred Song Circle this evening at Ceremony Center for Healing. Or clear stagnant energy at Lauren Gale’s Healing Sound Bath tonight at Mayu Sanctuary. Lauren uses sounds ranging from the indigenous to the modern.
Enjoy the uplifting and healing Music of Tai Chi Gung with Master David Paul tonight at Karma Yoga Center. David creates new violin music over his original piano recordings at this multimedia event. Watch David’s Sun video below.
Move into a higher state of consciousness at the Cosmic Sound, Cosmic Crystals Gong Bath with Gary Fishman tonight at Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle. Absorb the vibrations of planetary gongs, singing bowls, and didgeridoos. Clear negative energies and balance your chakras by choosing crystals to enhance your experience.
Sunday, July 22: Start your day at Sunken Gardens Park for the Yoga Rocks the Park Free Day sponsored by Tava Yoga. Soozie Kinstler guides the flow, with music from DJ Bella Scratch. Arrive early for meditation with Manon Locas, and stay after the class for wellness vendors, shopping and food.
Join Yoga Pod Southglenn’s Malissa Schwamm this morning for Summer Hiking & Yoga Series – St. Mary’s Glacier Hike. The 1.5 mile hike ascends to St. Mary’s Lake where there are plenty of places to practice yoga. Leashed pets are welcome.
Wake up with Hip Hop & Hip Openers: Yoga + Hip Hop at Color up Therapeutics. This all-levels vinyasa class with Kelly includes a post-class beer or mimosa. Or get introduced to the Roots of Change immersion with Michelle Shakti Anne this morning at Samadhi Golden Triangle. Explore using yoga to “change unconscious behaviors which color your perspective of yourself and the world.”
Enjoy a mimosa while learning how to make your own mala with Carrieann McDonough today at Golden Yoga and Healing Arts. Participants choose from several mala kits assembled from a variety of stones. Or, if you’ve completed Reiki Levels I and II, sign up for Usui Reiki Master Level III today at Ceremony Center for Healing.
Learn to “See” Your Students More Clearly at The Art of Assisting with Forrest Yoga Guardian Cheryl Deer this afternoon at Samadhi Golden Triangle. Learn to give compassionate assists ranging from verbal coaching to physical movement.
Explore variations of Intermediate Inversions with Krystal Chesnutt this afternoon at One Yoga. Get the tools to safely invert in the middle of room. Participants must be comfortable in headstand and able to kick up to handstand at the wall.
Harmonize all the body’s cells at Restorative Yoga & Gongs: Delving into the Deep with Renee Carrillo and Ann Martin late afternoon at Kosha Yoga Center. Or melt into more ease and bliss with Discovering the Inner Cosmos ~ Introduction and Initiation to the Kriya Yoga Technique of Sattva Meditation with Corrin Vecchitto this afternoon at The Lotus Meditation. Learn this Himalayan Vedantic practice from the Babaji lineage.
Use yoga and essential oils to Journey through the Chakras tonight at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Or integrate your formal and informal meditation practices at Mindfulness Meditation with Kara Traikoff this evening at Karma Yoga Center. Kara leads a mindfulness meditation practice before facilitating the discussion of “meditation in life practices and experiences.”