A gentle alignment based class that focuses on creating a healthy spine. Attention is given to posture, lengthening and gentle strengthening of the back muscles to support daily movement. Meditation and breath work are incorporated to release stress-related tension in the body and mind.
In this workshop, participants will be guided through physical and emotional trust exercises before moving into more physically demanding partner yoga postures. No prior experience needed. All levels welcome.
Let's get outside and experience the amazing outdoor spaces Colorado has to offer!
We'll start at Bear Lake and go "lake hopping" to Emerald Lake, passing both Nymph and Dream lakes. If it's a clear day, we might be able to see beautiful views of rocky peaks including Flattop Mountain, Hallett Peak and Glacier Gorge. This out and back trail is a total of 3.1 miles with 708 ft of elevation gain.
This event is free, and you have the option to attend a yoga class afterwards to help sooth any sore or tight muscles from the day. Yoga will be a 1 hour, Deep Stretch designed specifically for hikers and snowshoers. Expect slow movements and longer held postures. Sign up is required for both events.
We will be meeting at the studio in order to carpool to the tail head. All passengers are asked contribute $8 towards gas to the driver.
Don't have snowshoes? For $8.99, we'll get snowshoes and poles, and have them ready for you at the studio. Please let us know by February 21. Registration for the snowshoe closes February 21.
Sign up for Deep Stretch for Hikers and Snowshoers here
You like to get outside, and you want to care for your body so you can keep doing it day after day. This class is designed specifically for hikers and snowshoers to help counter any muscle imbalances that might happen as you get out there and explore nature. Expect slow movements and longer held postures that create a "hurts-so-good" kind of feeling that leaves you refreshed and ready for the next day.
Drop in for $16 or use your membership.
Class will be held after our free snowshoeing event. To sign up for the snowshoe or get more information, click here.
Settle in for two joyful hours of Bhakti bliss! Kirtanasana blends live music and chanting with an inspired all levels yoga class. Participation is encouraged! Bring any instruments you'd like to use. We look forward to lifting voices and vibrations with you soon!
Trauma Recovery Yoga (T.R.Y.) classes provide a “do no harm” yoga-based practice which emphasizes four key themes during the practice including experiencing the present moment (presence), exercising choice (empowerment), taking effective action (resilience), and creating internal rhythms and positive affirmations (mindfulness). The T.R.Y. method emphasizes an individuals choice to experience yoga at their pace to their preference level (even if that means sitting still and breathing with the group and nothing more). You will leave this class with a feeling of all over well being and take tools with you that you can use on or off the mat to reconnect with that feeling.
The objective of trauma aware yoga is to empower people to become body aware and interoceptive—to notice what is happening inside their bodies—and thereby learn to release tension, reduce and control fear, and tolerate sensation. When the body absorbs and anticipates trauma, individuals are likely to experience an inability to calm and regulate themselves. Trauma aware practices are based on the growing understanding that trauma takes a heavy toll on the body, brain and the nervous system.
Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. The goal of a trauma aware yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships. A trauma aware yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms, and offers tools to feel safe, empowered and self-regulated.
The series will look at:
Integration of choices
Empowered and inclusive language
Art of assisting and holding safe space
Invitation of postures
Breath and trauma
Sensitivity to Triggers (Trauma Informed Mindfulness)
Themes and Philosophy Integration (safety, mindfulness, boundaries, assertiveness, strength, trust, and community)
Books for discussion:
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson
Optional: The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Waking The Tiger by Peter Levin
This counts as 9 contact hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.