The Hanuman Festival. Yoga camps for kids and teens. Gongs baths. Read this week’s Denver yoga calendar to find your perfect yoga, meditation, sound healing, or Kirtan event or workshop.
Monday, June 10: Sign up your kids ages 5-11 for Trinidad Heffron’s Happy Hearts 1 Kids Summer Camp beginning this morning and continuing through Friday afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. Campers experience yoga, songs, storytelling, skits, arts and crafts, team play, and playtime in nature. Karma Yoga Center hosts 3 Happy Hearts Camps this summer.
Enter the new school year with bravery and compassion by attending John Espinosa’s Yoga Camp for Teens beginning this morning and continuing through Friday at Full Circle Yoga. Teens explore yoga and mindfulness to build confidence and access their inner peace during this 5-day retreat.
If you’re a yoga teacher or mental health professional, sign up for Sundara’s Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy beginning today at One Yoga. Learn trauma informed care practices that apply to teaching public yoga classes at Level I – Earth Element today through Thursday. If you’ve completed Level 1 and work with, or are interested in working with, clients who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder, sign up for Level II – Water Element starting on Thursday and continuing through Sunday.
Check out Erin Peterson’s Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils tonight at Littleton Yoga Center. Participate in a guided chakra meditation and get a chakra balancing doTERRA essential oil kit.
Relax deeply at one of these evening events. Raise your vibration at Restorative Yoga/Sound Healing/Reiki with Reiki Masters Carissa Harris, Brian Baker and AJ Koziel at hOMe Collective Yoga. Release tension and energetic blockages with Reiki energy, restorative poses and the vibrations of singing bowls, drums and a gong. Or reconnect to your Authentic Self at Breathwork & Sound Healing with Claudia and Brian at Color up Therapeutics. Release mental and emotional blockages through a fully guided, specific pattern of breathing along with the vibrations of singing bowls.
Tuesday, June 11: Practice Yoga with Kangaroos Bindi and Rooney this afternoon at Zoo Chateau. Start with a safety orientation. Then enjoy a short yoga practice with time afterward to take photos with the kangaroos. Learn more about Zoo Chateau in the video below.
If you’re facing illness or are a caregiver, join Denise Bickel, PhD, MSW, LCSW for a Guided Meditation Walk – Healing Walk tonight at Denver Botanic Gardens. Focus on nature’s healing power. Garden members get a discount.
Wednesday, June 12: The Iyengar Yoga Center Denver celebrates their 18th anniversary with a screening of the Iyengar Movie: Iyengar the Man, Yoga, and the Student’s Journey tonight at United Artists Colorado Center 9 & IMAX. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Watch the official movie trailer below.
Thursday, June 13: The Boulder Hanuman Festival kicks off tonight with donation-based Kirtan with Suzanne Sterling and Saul David Raye. Sign up for today’s pre-festival immersions with Amy Ippoliti and Govind Das and Radha. Watch the Hanuman Festival 2018 Recap video below.
Set an intention with each of the 108 knots you tie at Jackie Huberty’s Free Mala Making Workshop this evening at Container Collective Yoga + Bikes. Mala kits are available for purchase at the studio.
Friday, June 14: Boulder’s Hanuman Festival begins this morning and continues through Sunday. Sign up for yoga classes with Gina Caputo, Sianna Sherman, Saul David Raye, and other local and national favorites. The festival also includes free community yoga, community workshops, and music.
If you’re a yoga teacher, sign up for Yin & Restorative 25-hour Teacher Training with Heather Lindemann and Cole Schlam beginning this morning and continuing through Sunday at at Samadhi Yoga Englewood. Learn the differences and synergies between yin and restorative yoga. Study the anatomy of key poses. Learn sequencing, modifications and best practices for assisting.
Unwind from your workweek at one of these Friday night events. Relax deeply at the Sacred Sound Gong Bath with Richard Rudis at Iyengar Yoga Center Denver. Arrive early to receive Deeksha (and watch the Richard play the gong in the video below). Wash away negativity and stress at Wine and Sound Healing with Ann Martin at MahaSoul. Join Terra Willhoit on the 2nd Friday night of each month for the Meditation on Twin Hearts® at Ashva Yoga. Or try Mind Free Friday: Holy Fire Reiki & Crystal Bowl Healing with Pam Ewald at Karma yoga Center. Pam guides you in meditation and crystal bowl sound healing while offering Holy Fire Reiki, a new and higher vibration form.
Saturday, June 15: Enjoy yoga in the park this morning! Join Kosha Yoga Center at Littleton’s Geneva Park. Try the free class with NamasteWorks Yoga at the Highlands Ranch Civic Green Park. Or enjoy the free class with Full Circle Yoga at Longmont’s Thompson Park.
Pre-register for the Altitude Paddleboards SUP Yoga Workshop Series with Yoga Pod Denver West’s Leda Olmsted at Grant Ranch. Enjoy an afternoon of SUP Yoga while perfecting your paddling skills. Or sign up for SUP Yoga Teacher Training with Earth Yoga Boulder’s Shannon Paige and Kaci Wall beginning this afternoon and continuing through June 21. Gain paddle skills and learn to teach SUP sequences during this 20-hour program.
Connect with nature at one of these afternoon events. Learn how to create and maintain a lively succulent garden with Rocky Schmidtke at Asana Studio. Take home your own succulent pot. Or celebrate Summer Solstice with Mudra Yoga’s Tracey Lanham. Honor this day in which we have the most light to see ourselves and fully reveal our power and gifts. Use meditation, journaling, and priestess and shamanic healing practices to explore the questions of who we are and what we’re meant to do.
Take a Journey through the Chakras with Lauren Bentley this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center. Relax in restorative yoga poses while Lauren gives Reiki and guides you through each chakra. The workshop ends with Yoga Nidra and singing bowls.
Upgrade Your Energy at Patrice Matteson’s afternoon workshop at Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa. Learn how to operate from a place of peak performance for positive impact with this Strengthscope mini-workshop. Attendees get 30-minute ‘Inhale’ Salt and ‘Exhale’ Sound Resonance Therapy sessions.
If you’re a mom-to-be, sign up for the Ideal Fetal Position and Prenatal Yoga Workshop with doula Dawn Harris and yoga teacher Katie Todd late this afternoon at Pranatonic. Learn about the importance of your body’s movement in the 3rd trimester. Experience prenatal yoga including postures to relieve common discomforts. Birthing partners are welcome.
Join Sara Guenther and her son for Mother Son Yoga & Date Night at The Mama’hood. Nourish the mother/son bond through games, breath work and meditative practices as well as individual and partner yoga poses. Class is designed for mothers and sons ages 4+. Stay after class for light refreshments and mini henna sessions.
Learn about the yoga of love and devotion at Bhakti Yoga 101 with Madhu Das this evening at Karma Yoga Center. Stick around to sing and dance at Kirtan, a heart-opening component of Bhakti Yoga. Or celebrate the Divine at Laura Moses Granger’s Sharanam Kirtan tonight at Mudra Yoga Studio Holly Street. Enjoy a mix of ancient and contemporary “songs of the soul.”
Experience relaxation and high vibration at Gong Consciousness: Gong Bath and Sound Healing Concert with Gary Fishman and Rob J (Mountain Tones) tonight at Rishi’s Crossing Yoga. Go deep within with the vibrations of 6 gongs, didgeridoos, drums, singing bowls and gem-infused crystal bowls. A selection of gemstones and crystals is available to borrow or buy.
Create inner peace to help spread outer peace by attending the Twin Hearts Full Moon Meditation Group with Candess Giyan and Terra Willhoit tonight at MahaSoul. Or join Shanin Weisberg for Shamanic Flow & Journey tonight at Soul Tree South Studio. Cultivate heart-centered presence though meditation, then connect to your earth-body in a shamanic yoga flow practice. During Savasana, experience rhythmic percussion and a guided shamanic journey to connect you with your helping spirits.
Sunday, June 16: Bask in the sun at one of these free outdoor classes! Enjoy Self-Care Summer Sundays every Sunday morning through August 25th (excluding July 7th) at Boulder’s Hiltons on Canyon. These classes alternate between yoga with Yoga Pod and Barre with The Dailey Method. Stick around after class to enjoy bottomless mimosas with the purchase of brunch at The Grille inside the Hilton Garden Inn Boulder. Or check out Savanna’s yoga class midday every Sunday on the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek sun deck. After the rejuvenating yoga flow, stick around for a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary with the purchase of brunch at Social Fare.
Shift your perception of healing at Cheryl Deer’s Heal Your Heart/Heal Yourself this afternoon at Kindness Yoga RiNo. Use yoga postures, including safe and supported backbends, for transformation. Practice accessing your inherent healing power by releasing excess physical tension, clearing negative mental patterns, and unclogging energetic pathways. Attune and Balance the Energy Chakras with Cheryl’s video below.
Honor Grandmother Moon at Marnie’s Full Moon Ceremony this evening at Ceremony Center for Healing. Share sacred song, meditate with the drum, and release what you are ready to let go of at the fire ceremony.