Thank you for your support of our local yoga community and the Denver yoga calendar. Wishing you a stress-free and yoga-filled Thanksgiving week!
Monday, November 20: Check out the Aerial Yoga classes at the new Tava Yoga Studio. If you’ve never practiced Aerial Yoga, start with Level 0 – Aerial Basics this evening with Leah Heath. Learn the basic poses as well as how to get in and out of the hammock. Tava Yoga offers daily aerial (and non-aerial) yoga classes.
Tuesday, November 21: Start your day with Blake Burger’s Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at Denver Botanic Gardens. Members get a discount for this all-levels class.
Join Julie Spinnato for her new Yoga for Snow Sports class, every Tuesday night at Samadhi Yoga Park Hill. Or try Buti Yoga with guest teacher Sara Winter tonight at ZenDen. This weekly class blends yoga with plyometrics and tribal dance.
Wednesday, November 22: Some studios offer an abbreviated schedule today. If you’re in search of an evening class, join Ronda for Gratitude Flow & Restore at Ceremony Center for Healing. Or sign up for Gratitude and Intentions Yoga with Annie Martens at RiNo Yoga Social. This donation-based practice begins with a short meditation to release what no longer serves you. Then practice hatha yoga with focus on gratitude, ending with a “deep reflection and intention setting ceremony.”
Thursday, November 23: Happy Thanksgiving! Check before heading to class as your favorite place to practice may be closed or offering a special holiday schedule (some of those special holiday classes are listed below).
Start your holiday with a Kriya for Boosting your Metabolism and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude at Kundalini Yoga Denver. All class donations go to Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico. Or Practice 108 Sun Salutations this morning at the Himalayan Wellness Center, with proceeds also contributed to recovery in Puerto Rico.
Samadhi Yoga Uptown continues their Thanksgiving tradition with 3 donation-based classes to combat sex-trafficking in Colorado and India. Allison Benner and Friends offer a Live Music Kundalini Yoga class this morning. Or enjoy a Gratitude Flow with Kim Soults this morning or with April Mueller this afternoon.
Elevate Yoga offers a both a Gratitude Flow to Restore class and a Power Vinyasa class this morning. Or join Marnie for Vinyasa with Meditation at Ceremony Center for Healing.
Work out before you feast! Try the Thanksgiving Donation Yoga with Justin Kaliszewski this morning at Outlaw Yoga Littleton. This “physically challenging, technically simple” power vinyasa practice benefits the Give Back Yoga Foundation.
Join Amy Martin this morning at Mudra Yoga Studio Holly Street for her Gratitude Yoga donation class to benefit Colorado Pet Pantry. Class includes slow flow, longer holds and a final restorative pose. Colorado Pet Pantry partners with human food banks to supports those in need of a little help in caring for their pets during times of hardship.
Friday, November 24: Practice Gratitude and Grounding with Kia Ruiz this morning at The Mama’hood. Join Kia for some gentle restorative yoga, tea and journaling to identify the values and activities you really want during the holidays.
Get some well-deserved, post-holiday downtime at one of these evening events. Little Star brings her Sonic Journey to Mind Free Friday at Karma Yoga Center. Connect to the higher self through Little Star’s live vocal looping and multidimensional, angelic serenades. Or let go of holiday stress at Yoga Nidra with Brittany Hopkins at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes.
Saturday, November 25: Alison Moore wraps up her Introduction to Inversions series this morning at Vital Center for Mind-Body Health. Improve your technique entering and exiting inverted poses. Practice inversions using blocks and the wall, as well as with the help of a partner.
The Yoga for Ski Conditioning series with alpine and nordic skier Annie Catura begins this afternoon at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Develop the flexibility and strength needed for ski-specific movement during this 4-week series. Prevent injuries by conditioning your neck, back, hips, and knees.
Try Erin Wimert’s Intro to Barre this afternoon at Endorphin City Park. Learn the fundamentals of this yoga, pilates and ballet inspired exercise. Join Cindy Hamilton for her Free/donation-based Community Yoga class this afternoon at Rishi’s Community Yoga. Or sign up for Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga at Longmont’s Lucky Weather Ranch. There’s time after the goat yoga practice to pet, hold, and take pictures with the goats.
Feed your body and soul at the Community Potluck & Kirtan tonight with Denver Community Kirtan. Bring some food to share before the “rousing and joyful” Kirtan led by Tom and Gayan. Or open your heart at the Kirtan with Madhu and Ananda tonight at Karma Yoga Center.
Sunday, November 26: Alexi Neal leads Yoga Church this morning at RiNo Yoga Social. Connect with Nataraja’s ecstatic dancing energy through vinyasa yoga, spiritual discussion, kirtan, breath work and meditation.
Stoke the Fire at Mira Devi’s workshop this afternoon at Soul Tree Yoga Simpson Studio. We carry Agni, a source of heat and light, within our own bodies. Explore ways to balance this fire element, and to keep it stoked through winter. Part of the workshop is spent on the yoga mat and part in the kitchen.
Feel more spacious with Erin Wimert’s Yin Yoga Nidra practice this afternoon at Endorphin City Park. Experience this “meditative journey through the densest tissues in the body and the deepest layers of the mind.”