The Arise Festival and so much more on this week’s Denver yoga calendar!
Monday, August 3: Help your body heal at the MELT for Pain-Free Living Workshop with Monica Roy, PT at Pranatonic Yoga Studio this afternoon. Learn this self-treatment technique to release spinal compression. Focus on hand and foot treatments at this workshop, and get a customized MELT Getting Started Guide.
Take a free, all-levels Power Vinyasa Yoga class with Fold Yoga this and every Monday evening through early October on the Great Lawn at Civic Center Park. The class is part of a series of free fitness classes offered Mondays through Thursdays by Civic Center MOVES.
Tuesday, August 4: Sign up your kids ages 7-12 for Yoga Calm Summer Yoga Camp with Kim Oliva & Ilga Paul this afternoon through Thursday afternoon at Kosha Yoga Center. Yoga Calm focuses on yoga and the development of healthy habits. The curriculum is especially beneficial for kids with social and attention challenges.
Elevate your consciousness at Sacred Sound Journey and Yoga with Prem tonight at Inspire Life Studio. The class includes a light Kundalini yoga practice accompanied by the vibrations of the gong and crystal bowls.
Wednesday, August 5: Registration is open for the Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, September 22-29. Sign up for classes with local favorites Shannon Paige, Amy Ippoliti, Danny Chapparo and more.
Thursday, August 6: Check out the free Acro Yoga with Flight Club at PrAna Denver tonight. Certified AcroYoga Teachers Jen Cameron and Austin Goodman guide this combination of yoga, partner acrobatics and Thai massage. No experience or partner necessary.
Friday, August 7: The Arise Festival begins this morning at Loveland’s Sunrise Ranch. Enjoy three days of yoga, music, camping, visual performers and visionary art. Today’s yoga classes include Jivamukti Yoga, Neurosculpting® Yoga and Chakra Yoga.
Immerse yourself in the vibrations of the gong to unblock the body’s energy centers and experience deep peace at the First Friday Gong & Meditation Session with Pam Ewald at Kundalini Yoga Denver tonight. Join the donation-based dharma community, Spiritual Friends, to study and share practice experiences this and the first Friday evening of every month with Sara Greenlee at Whole Yoga. Or check out the Mind-Free Friday: Drum Circle with Zay Alejandro Camara Rios tonight at Karma Yoga Center.
Join The River for a First Friday Power Vinyasa Yoga class with Kim Roecker, accompanied by music from DJillie. Bring your kids for the concurrent Kids Art & Yoga class. Stick around after class to enjoy the art of Conrad Laporte and complimentary demos from wellness practitioners.
Saturday, August 8: The yoga continues today at the Arise Festival in Loveland. Check out classes with local favorites Jeanie Manchester and Gina Caputo as well as with Mary Clare Sweet.
Turn your asana practice upside down at Exploring Headstand with Brittany Belise this morning at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Learn about the anatomy of the shoulders and how to connect with your core to safely accomplish the pose, no matter what your level.
Check out the yoga workshops offered this afternoon. Jordan Smiley starts his series The Quiet Cannon: Lesser-Known Postures of Yoga Asana & the Stories behind Them at The Freyja Project. Help raise funds for the Tour de Cure – American Diabetes Association by attending Acro Fusion – A Beginner-Friendly Partner Yoga Fundraising Experience with Alejandra Deolivera and James Morse at Qi Flow Fusion Downtown. Register your kids ages 7-12 for RecyclArt Yoga with Adi Luna at Asana Studio. Or experience Primordial Sound Meditation at Vital Yoga Golden, with the workshop continuing tomorrow afternoon.
Chant with Rick Franz and friends tonight at Kirtan: An Evening of Devotional Song at Karma Yoga Center. Or enjoy the free Kirtan experience with Colorado musicians at Asana Studio.
Sunday, August 9: There’s lots of great yoga on this last day of the Arise Festival. Mary Clare Sweet guides “The Moon Walk,” the final yoga class at this year’s event. Stay for tonight’s music headliners Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, as well as Trevor Hall.
Enjoy the free Community Kirtan & potluck this and every Sunday morning at Inspire Life Studio. Or meditate at the workshop with Michael Schenkelberg this morning at Karma Yoga Center. Learn short breath and chakra meditations to ground you to Mother Earth and clear your rainbow body. Then experience a longer guided meditation to connect to your spirit guide(s). No meditation experience is necessary.
Join Janet Otto for a free, all-levels Vinyasa class this morning at Denver Union Station’s Terminal Bar Patio, compliments of The Oxford Club. Or check out Yoga with The Yoga Mat on the beach at RiNo Beach Club. Practice with your feet in the sand, and then stay for live music and the mimosa that’s included in your ticket price. Don’t forget to bring your mat or a beach blanket.
Spend your afternoon in a yoga workshop. Join Forrest Yoga Guardian Cheryl Deer for Healing Your Back: Your Relationship to Love at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Learn safe alignment in backbends in this experience that is helpful for those dealing with back injuries. If you’re a mom-to-be, check out Yoga, Breath and Birth with Logan Kinney at Belly Bliss. Learn prenatal yoga positioning, breath work and meditation to support your pregnancy and labor. Or join Marissa Angeletti for Yin and the Shadow at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Integrate the shadow self in this Yin Yoga practice by targeting the energetic meridians to access our life experiences that embed in the body’s tissues.