Breath work. Sound healing. Meditation. Essential oils. You’ll find all of this and much more in this week’s Denver yoga calendar.
Monday, December 2: Try Samantha’s CBD Yoga: Flow & Restore tonight at RiNo Yoga Social. Or let go of negative emotional and spiritual patterns at Breathwork & Sound Healing with Claudia and Brian tonight at ColorUp Therapeutics. Sound healing enhances this fully guided breathing practice to promote clarity of mind, intuition and deep peace.
Wednesday, December 4: Recenter with a calming yoga flow at Lisa’s Yoga & Focused Breathing Class tonight at ColorUp Therapeutics. Or detox your mind, body and spirit at SolBreath with Carrie Lowe tonight in the Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa’s Shift Yoga Studio. This circular, continuous breathing pattern is practiced lying down while music is played. The resulting stillness can lead to insights, deep body rejuvenation and the feeling of a “runner’s high.”
Enjoy Candlelight Yoga with Shannon Boarman this and every Wednesday night (as well as Sunday evenings) at Whole Yoga. Or increase your range of motion, flexibility and energy at the Fascia Rolling Class with Lisa Krueger tonight at MahaSoul. Target the fascia using the Fascianation Method. Rollers are provided and also available for purchase. Watch the video below to learn about using The Fascianator for Tight Quadriceps.
Costumes are recommended for Divine Moments of Truth: Shpongle’d Yoga & Gongbath tonight at Urban Sanctuary. Enjoy Noelle Mandolfo’s mindful Vinyasa flow to a Shpongle soundtrack. Then relax deeply to the vibrations of planetary gongs, singing bowls and other “cosmic instruments” from Mountain Tones and Infinite Harmonies.
Friday, December 6: Feel good in your body with the Qoya Movement Class: First Fridays this morning at Ceremony Center for Healing. “We remember our essence as women is wise, wild and free” through a blending of yoga, dance and sensual movement. Watch the Qoya: Stretching and Relaxation video below.
Build confidence, balance, body awareness and core strength at Jerrod Fassler’s Slackasana tonight at Kindness Yoga South Broadway. Get introduced to the fundamentals of standing, kneeling and sitting on the slackline.
Join the Friday Night Yoga Club community at Yoga Pod Denver West. Elyse Leren guides the flow practice to music by Slex Allen. Stay for the after-party with vendors and giveaways.
Make 2 mala bracelets and get a Vedic astrology reading with Sarita of Tibet Imports tonight at Yoga Pod Southglenn. Or try Terra Wilhoite’s Pranic Healing Clinic tonight and the first Friday of every month at MahaSoul. Learn the MCKS Twin Hearts Meditation technique and receive a MCKS Pranic Healing treatment at this donation-based offering.
Find healing and peace at Pamela Ewald’s First Friday Gong Meditation tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Or experience your Soul at Mahadev’s Mind Free Friday: Mantra, Meditation & Gong Bath tonight at Karma Yoga Center.
Relax deeply at the Anjali Winter Warmer, Hot Stone Anjali Restorative Yoga with Shannon Paige this evening at Earth Yoga Colorado. Or Restore with Reiki with Laurie Knight, Carole Robison-Brass and Carisa Banuelos tonight at One Yoga. Receive Reiki energy while resting in chakra-focused restorative poses.
Saturday, December 7: Sign up for this morning’s December Urban Peak Youth Shelter Volunteer Breakfast with Off the Mat Colorado. Urban Peak provides services for youth ages 15 – 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Enter a profound state of well-being at one of the Tibetan Singing Bowls Concerts with Chris Anne Coviello today and tomorrow at Denver Botanic Gardens. Experience the vibrations of the gongs and singing bowls to balance the chakras of the body and relax the nervous system.
Get basic meditation instruction at Kathy Sterling’s Day of Meditation at hOMe Collective. Practice sitting meditation, using breath as an anchor, along with walking meditation.
Explore the Hindu gods and goddesses at Shannon Paige’s His, Hers and Ours: Soulful Slow Flow & Restore Myth Immersion this weekend at Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle. Learn to weave the stories into your classes, workshops and immersions. Expect lecture, discussion and guided, story-based meditation as well as slow flow and restorative yoga.
Learn Usui Ryoho Reiki Levels 1 and 2 with Marnie Quinn this weekend at Ceremony Center for Healing. Get initiated into Reiki with Level 1, which gives you the ability to practice Reiki on yourself. Learn to practice Reiki on others in Level 2.
Support women and babies with Sara Guenther’s Postnatal/Baby and Me Yoga Teacher Training this weekend at The Mama’hood. Learn how to relieve common postnatal discomforts with yoga postures and how to properly restore the core postpartum. Learn yoga, movement and songs for baby. This training is designed for yoga teachers, as well as childbirth educators, doulas, counselors and postpartum students.
Check out these afternoon workshops. Balance your nervous system with Vanessa Cameron’s Esoteric Acupuncture + Yoga Nidra at Maitri Yoga. Diffuse holiday anxiety at the Essential Oils Workshop with Becca Terry and Tanette Schneider at Yoga Pod Denver West. Make your very own Mala necklace at Megan Conner’s workshop at Samadhi Yoga Uptown. Relax and center at Restorative Yoga and Energy Healing with Erin Berry at MahaSoul. Explore Arm Balances at Danny Chapparo’s workshop at Buka Yoga. Or drop in to the Holiday Handmade Artisan Fair + Spa Day at The Freyja Project. Sign up for free mini-spa treatments and shop from local artisans.
Use the breath to enter “altered” consciousness and connect to your inner healer at Madeline Stephenson’s Transformational Breathwork Retreat tonight at Buka Yoga. Start with an opening circle to check in and get an idea of what to expect. Then vision, laugh, cry, move or shake out what has kept you from becoming your most authentic self during the breath work journey. Participants are encouraged to stay blindfolded throughout the journey (blindfolds are provided). After the journey, express your experience by journaling or creating a piece of artwork.
Journey through the Chakras + Essential Oils with Brittany Hopkins tonight at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Enjoy the physicality of Power Vinyasa Yoga combined with an exploration of the body’s 7 major energy centers.
Reset your nervous system at Yoga Nidra with Martha Walker tonight and the first Saturday night of every month at Full Circle Yoga. Start with yin and restorative poses to deeply anchor your root chakra. Then rest deeply in a Yoga Nidra meditation and visualization.
Check out Cosmic Kirtan: Indian Constellations, Stories & Chants with Mira Devi and Friends tonight at Fiske Planetarium. Woven in with the Sanskrit mantras and chants, Fiske Director Dr. John Keller shares “stunning visuals” and perspectives on Indian constellations and cosmology. Watch Kirtan with Mira Devi – Om Shiva Shankara in the video below.
Sunday, December 8: Take your life to the next level at the Awake Mindful Living Retreat with Patrick Harrington and Awake Founder Erik Vienneau today at Evergreen’s Gather Yoga. Expect guided meditation, asana, visioning, tips on manifesting and a mindful lunch. Watch Erik’s interview with Patrick in the video below.
Experience a yoga class “brought to the air” at Intro to Aerial Yoga Flow with Kindness Yoga’s Christina Pischel this morning at Atherial Fitness. Learn Atherial’s signature basics. Join Christina this afternoon for Aerial Yoga Flow and Inversions to decompress your spine.
Root into Sustainable Support at Yoga for Grief with Sarah Woods beginning this afternoon at Soul Tree Yoga South Studio. Expect restorative yoga, meditation, journaling and optional sharing during in this 5-week series.
Spend your afternoon in the studio. Let go of tension at Roll & Restore: Bodymind Ballwork and Restorative Yoga with Kristine Whittle at Kindness Yoga South Broadway. Find Freedom in Backbends with Kylie O’Connor at Full Circle Yoga. Integrate the chair into your practice or teaching with the Props! Pop Up Class with Rebecca Jo Phillips at Lacuna Juice and Yoga. If you’re a yoga teacher, join Rossi Dimitrova for Break it Down, Dog at The River Golden Triangle. Or enjoy DIY Mindful Holiday pampering with Samantha Lawrence at Yoga Pod Westminster. Take home personalized aromatherapy gifts including mason jar oil candles, bath bombs and lavender eye pillows.
Explore your intentions at the Full Moon Ceremony with Tiffany Bush, Christina G. and Jasmine McEwen tonight at Earth Yoga Colorado. Go deep into meditation to a live soundtrack of ambient sounds. Expect yoga, a water blessing, intuitive card readings, journaling and “sacred ritual magic.”
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