While a blue moon like the one this week is rare, the listings on the Denver yoga calendar show that great yoga events are anything but!
Monday, July 27: Deeply relax at the Tibetan Singing Bowls Summertime Concert with sounds healers and yoga instructors Chris Anne and Jason Coviello this and tomorrow evening at Denver Botanic Gardens. The concert begins with the Hang Drum, followed by singing bowls tuned to the notes corresponding to each of the chakras (energy centers). Gardens admission is included in the ticket price, so stay after the concert to stroll through the gardens.
Tuesday, July 28: Denver Botanic Gardens presents Vinyasa, Violins and Vino this evening. Enjoy an hour vinyasa yoga class with Blake Burger, followed by a music performance with your own picnic. Bring your own wine or beer, along with a valid ID.
Bhavanana Collective offers their free monthly Queer & Trans Yoga event tonight. Enjoy Queerdalini with Sarah Lyons and Ranjeet Kuar, a Kundalini yoga practice with asana, breathwork, chanting and mudra.
Wednesday, July 29: Move and sing in community at Dances of Universal Peace tonight at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Jen Friedman and Wonder Bob lead the multi-cultural circle dances that incorporate sacred phrases from a variety of spiritual traditions. No experience is necessary.
Thursday, July 30: Spend your lunch break at the free Yoga Cross class from The River and Fitness in the City at Civic Center Park. Or join The River at the park after work for a free Power Vinyasa yoga class. Both classes are presented by Civic Center Moves and are part of a series of free fitness classes that runs through early October.
Transform your relationship with someone you find it challenging to be with at Barry Gillespie’s Metta for Meditation: The Practice of Loving Kindness – Metta for a Difficult Person tonight at Asana Studio. Or join Gitali at One Yoga for the 3-week Beginner Series: Introduction to Yoga Alignment to learn basic yoga poses, philosophy, etiquette and terminology. Oneyogadenver.com
Friday, July 31: Dawn Cartwright, Founder of Santa Monica’s Chandra Bindu Tantra Institute brings The Red Tent: Women’s Sacred Sexuality to Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation today. Enter a “womb-like Tantric environment” to experience rejuvenating practices and be nurtured.
Asana Studio presents RecyclArt Yoga with Adi Luna this afternoon for ages 7-12. Adi guides flowing sequences, challenging poses and partner yoga for the younger yogis, along with breathing exercises, visualization and the creation of an art project using recycled materials.
Accelerate Your Healing Full Moon Energy with Katie Smith tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Experience the “Healing Ring of Tantra,” a meditation practiced only during specific moon times. Channel the full moon energy to “make great gains on the inner planes.” Or join yoga instructor and massage therapist Asiana Harper tonight for the Blue Moon Meditation at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation.
Move from mantra to meditation at Mind-Free Friday: Chant-N-Chill with Lisa Theis tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Start your weekend at Sweat, Heat, & Beatz, the weekly level 2 vinyasa practice with Rob Loud tonight at Yoga Pod Lodo. The focus is more on flow than alignment, with the music and the heat cranked up. Or check out the Kindness Yoga Platte Street Grand Opening tonight and tomorrow. Cameron Dabney guides a free all-levels flow tonight, with live music from DJ Amber Kavehkar. The celebration continues on Saturday, with free classes all day at the Platte Street studio, first come first served.
Saturday, August 1: Focus on your wellbeing at Renew – Body, Food and Soul this morning at Denver Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the hour of vinyasa yoga guided by yoga instructor and horticulturalist Blake Burger, with time after to buy produce from the Farm Stand. Stay for the complimentary Introduction to Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, to learn about your dosha (constitutional type). Learn diet and lifestyle changes to balance your dosha, along with the ancient routine called Dinacharya.
If you’re expecting, Katie Todd offers a Prenatal Yoga Workshop this morning at Pranatonic Yoga Studio. Learn yoga poses to relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy, along with tips for pregnancy, labor and beyond.
Learn to live from your radiant heart at Tantra: Incomparable Love and Fathomless Beauty Dawn Cartwright today and tomorrow at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Increase your awareness and appreciation of your body and its energy to bring your beauty into your yoga practice and daily life.
Check out these Saturday afternoon workshops. Denver Botanic Gardens presents Mindfulness Saturdays – Interpersonal Mindfulness: Bringing Presence and Kindness to Relationships with Dr. Jean Leonard, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a registered yoga teacher. This workshop is open to the public, but is designed for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program graduates and people with prior meditation experience. Add aromatherapy to your practice at Essential Yoga with Mindy Arbuckle at Maitri Yoga Center. Balance physical and energetic heat at Yin And Acupuncture at Kindness Yoga Hilltop with yoga teacher Mike Ninomiya and licensed acupuncturists Laura McKinley and Shannon Stevens. Or deeply relax at the YinKi Workshop with Micahla Cowles and Desire Anastasia at The Yoga Mat. Enjoy the slow, deep stretch of Yin Yoga while Certified Reiki practitioners treat you to energy work.
Sunday, August 2: Enjoy the free Community Kirtan and potluck this and every Sunday morning at Inspire Life Studio. Or attend the free Yoga on the Green event at ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop near Coors Field this and other select Sundays. The yoga class is led by CorePower Yoga instructor Claire Ewing, with live music from DJillE. Stay for complimentary bottomless mimosas with the purchase of brunch. Don’t forget to wear neon!