Celebrate Summer Solstice and International Day of Yoga on your yoga mat or meditation cushion. There’s lots of great yoga, meditation, sound healing and Kirtan workshops and events this week. Find your perfect event by reading the Denver yoga calendar.
Monday, June 17: Learn to be in the present moment with Heather Kokx’s Mindfulness Class Series that continues tonight at Littleton Yoga Center. Tonight’s focus is Mindfulness and Food. Restore your intuitive wisdom around food with the practice of mindful eating.
Concentrate on the moon’s essence and energy at Full Moon Celestial Magic with MahaSoul’s Tracy Lawson. Nourish your heart and mind with gentle yoga and ceremony.
Tuesday, June 18: Discuss Ethics for Shared Workspaces with Crista De La Garza this afternoon at Soul Tree Yoga Simpson Studio. Use introspection and reflection practices to communicate and work. While this discussion is directed towards massage therapists, anyone interested in applying a yoga perspective in their workplace is welcome to attend.
Wednesday, June 19: Enjoy Vinyasa, Violins and Vino with yoga teacher Blake Burger and classical violinist Brittany Erickson this evening at Denver Botanic Gardens. Start with Blake’s hour-long class. Bring your own picnic and stay after class for Brittany’s music performance. BYOB wine and beer is permitted (bring a valid ID).
Relax and get clear at Katie B. Smith’s Full Moon Meditation tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Channel the energy of the full moon to “make great gains on the inner planes.”
Take the family to Yoga Junction’s Yoga in the Park tonight at Louisville’s Memory Square Park. A Kids Yoga class for ages 4+ runs concurrently with the adult yoga class. This 8-week series continues through August 7th.
Thursday, June 20: Celebrate summer’s return at Solstice Soundscape Vinyasa: Chimney Choir with Buffy Barfoot this evening at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Live music from the eclectic Chimney Choir supports this juicy, all-levels flow. Watch Chimney Choir’s I Dream (official music video) below.
Friday, June 21: Celebrate the season at the early morning Summer Solstice 108 Salutation Practice with Yoga Junction’s Polly Moriarty at Louisville’s Community Park. This energizing practice includes intention-setting and meditation. Or show your gratitude to the sun with the early morning Summer Solstice 108 Sun Salutations practice at Ceremony Center for Healing. Join in for some or all of the salutations at this family-friendly event.
The Berkeley Yoga Festival presented by Ohana Yoga + Barre begins at noon today and continues through the evening on Denver’s North Tennyson Street. Your ticket includes admission to all 3 yoga classes accessed through Sound Off Colorado headphones. This event also includes food, drinks, music, local vendors and kids/family activities.
The Summer Solstice celebrations continue tonight! Manifest self-acceptance and love with The Vibrations of Yoga with Bri Wells at Asana Studio. Celebrate the softer side of the Summer Solstice with vibration, breath, gentle movement and meditation. Participate in meaningful rituals at Satya Larrea’s Summer Solstice Celebration at Whole Yoga. Celebrate Summer Solstice through yoga, meditation, music and community at Jackie Huberty’s workshop at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Or join Carrie Lowe for a Summer Solstice Celebration at Kosha Yoga Center. Experience a shamanic sun ceremony. Get guided in SolBreath supported with inspiring music and shamanic drumming.
Reduce stress and increase concentration at Sacred Sounds: Tibetan Bowl & Gong Sound Meditation with Jonathan De Leon this evening at One Yoga (watch a clip from one of his sound meditations below). Get guided through a series of seated listening and breathing techniques before relaxing to the vibrations of singing bowls and gongs. Receive Holy Fire Reiki while Pamela Ewald takes you through a relaxing Singing Bowl Meditation tonight at Mayu Sanctuary. Or enjoy Rebecah Ziegler’s Mind Free Friday: Chanting for Sound-ness of Heart & Health tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Practice gentle movement while chanting the healing Sri Mrytunjaya and Sri Devi Khadga Mala Stotra.
Find your authentic voice as a yoga teacher at Dawn Thie’s Yoga Teaching Methodology and Classical Practicum beginning tonight and continuing tomorrow at Soul Tree Simpson Studio. Get an overview of the teachings of Sivananda Yoga and learn how to create dynamic lesson plans.
Samadhi Yoga Golden Triangle hosts international yoga teacher and author Bhavani Maki for a weekend of workshops. Join Bhavani tonight for Restorative Yoga for the Psychonaut. Explore the philosophy of the Yoga Sutra while holding in deep hip opening poses. The workshops continue on Saturday midday with Suryanamaskara C: A Meditation on the Joy within Vishoka va Jyotishmati and on Saturday afternoon with Patanjali Yoga Sutra: Neuro-patterning. Explore hip openers at Hanumanasana – The Leap of Faith midday on Sunday. Bhavani wraps up her workshops on Sunday afternoon with a Patanjali Yoga Sutra Talk: Emotional Intelligence. Watch How Yoga Works: The Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Free Yoga Philosophy Lecture with Bhavani below.
Saturday, June 22: Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Solstice Yoga Hike Excursion at Mt. Falcon with Mudra Yoga Studio’s Cole Schlam. This excursion includes moderate hike and a 45-minute yoga practice. Some yoga and hiking experience is recommended.
Open your heart at the Cacao Ceremony with Tibetan Singing Bowls and Movement with Chris Anne Coviello this morning at Denver Botanic Gardens. Or check out Kimmy’s donation-based Buti Glow & Flow this morning at RiNo Yoga Social. Buti blends yoga with tribal dance and plyometrics.
Join Kosha Yoga Center for Yoga in the Park this and every Saturday morning through August 3rd at Littleton’s Geneva Park. Or enjoy Full Circle Yoga’s Free Yoga in the Park midday today and every Saturday through Labor Day at Longmont’s Thompson Park.
If you work with youth, sign up for Unstoppable Training with Brittany Hopkins today at Container Collective Yoga and Bikes. Learn to teach basic yoga poses, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques as a part of your work.
Check out the Summer Solstice Fundraiser benefiting Comeback Yoga today at Golden City Brewery, including a late morning yoga class. Enjoy music from Ryan Dart late this afternoon. Comeback Yoga provides free yoga classes for veterans throughout the Front Range.
Spend your afternoon in the yoga studio. Open up tight muscles, increase range of motion, and improve circulation at Allie Geer’s Myofascial Release Workshop at Full Circle Yoga. Explore the art of intentionally controlling the breath at Uxia Ellerby’s The Breath of Life: Introduction to Pranayama at Yoga Junction. Explore Yoga for Pelvic Imbalance with Craig Kurtz at Iyengar Yoga Denver. Breakdown the classic Vinyasa transition at Alex Lee-Ammons’s Chaturanga Lab at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Practice active and restorative yoga poses at the Summer Solstice Yoga Workshop with Danny Chapparo and Brooke Page-Thompson at Ashva Yoga. Or dance, chant, breathe and meditate at Jacki Brown’s Summer Solstice Celebration: Kundalini Yoga with Music at Samadhi Yoga Englewood.
Experience massage therapy and restorative yoga postures at the afternoon and evening sessions of Yomassage™ at Elevate Yoga. Expect an intimate group setting with 6 people per workshop.
Learn how to relieve back pain at Shigeko Leveque’s Yoga Therapy for your Lower Back tonight at Kindness Yoga Bonnie Brae. Examine how you move your back and hips to notice your compensation patterns. Learn breathing techniques and therapeutic movements.
Create your own 108 stone prayer bead mala at Sarita’s Summer Solstice Mala Making Celebration tonight at Asana Studio. Get guided to your perfect stone with a personalized Vedic Astrology reading. The workshop also includes all instruction and materials as well as refreshments and a special solstice gift.
Release blocked energy at Chakra-Balancing Sound Healing with Elizabeth Gariti and Heidi and Doug Szycher tonight at Soul Tree South Studio. Let the healing vibrations of Native American flutes and singing bowls and Native American flutes realign you to your “unique pace and pulse.”
Sunday, June 23: Check out the free Yoga Rocks the Park event this morning at Sunken Gardens Park. Stacy Devanney guides the flow accompanied by live music from DJ Solo(Moon. Arrive early for Ali Sweeney’s guided meditation.
Boulder’s Hiltons on Canyon hosts Self-Care Summer Sundays: Free Outdoor Fitness Classes. Yoga classes from Yoga Pod alternate with Barre classes from The Dailey Method. Stick around after each class to enjoy bottomless mimosas with a brunch purchase at The Grille inside the Hilton Garden Inn Boulder. Or try the free JW Marriott Denver Outdoor Yoga Series with Savanna Sweetland midday on Sundays. Enjoy class on the elevated Sun Deck. Stay after class for a complimentary Bloody Mary or mimosa with a brunch purchase at Social Fare Denver Dining & Drinks.
Move through 108 Sun Salutations this afternoon at Bri Wells’s Sun Salutation Celebration at Asana Studio or at Devon Sweeney’s Summer Solstice Celebration: 108 Surya Namaskar Practice at Samadhi Yoga Englewood. Or enjoy Joyce Miyagishima’s Restorative Summer Solstice practice this afternoon at Kindness Yoga Golden. This slow, meditative practice combines Qigong and Yoga Nidra with Yin and restorative yoga.
Experience radiance at Marin McCallen’s Replenishing Workshop for Body, Mind & Spirit late this afternoon at Soul Tree Simpson Studio. This immersive self-care experience combines gentle and restorative yoga with mudra, mantra, breath work, intention setting, meditation and Yoga Nidra.
Tap into your power and creativity at Primal Flow with Danielle Barbeau this afternoon at The River Yoga – Five Points. Primal Flow blends Vinyasa, Kundalini and Buti yoga with animal movement and tribal dance.
Join Tracey Lanham and Heather Lindemann for The Hindu Gods & Goddesses: A Discussion and Asana Adventure this afternoon at Mudra Yoga Studio Pearl Street. Explore the stories of Hindu Deities and weave their energies into an asana practice.
Restore with the Earth with Shamanic Healer Julia Lyons this evening at Ceremony Center for Healing. Start with a grounding meditation. Then get an intuitive earth-centered Shamanic healing during the extended restorative yoga practice.
Access your Subconscious: Sound Healing & Meditation with Zhalisa Clarke this evening at Mayu Sanctuary. Tap into the power and potential in your subconscious through Yoga Nidra and the vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls.