Whether 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.