Integrate neuroscience into your yoga and meditation practice, turn yourself upside down, or join in on this week’s yoga festivities. Check out the Denver yoga calendar to find out more about this week’s workshops, events and special classes.
Monday, May 18: Join Chris Anne Coviello for Kundalini yoga, this and every Monday night at the Denver Botanic Gardens Morrison Center. Garden members get a discount for this all-levels class.
Tuesday, May 19: Check out Im’Unique United’s free yoga class this and next Tuesday evenings at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Arrive early to register and get your mat space.
Make the myth of Shiva Nataraja your story with Patrick Montgomery tonight at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Join Patrick and Buffy Barfoot during their 6-week exploration of the ancient myths through storytelling, asana and personal reflection.
Bhavana Collective offers Two for Tuesdays, with Kristen’s 5:30 p.m. Vinyasa Thrive and 7 p.m. Restorative/Yin class both for $10.
Vija Rogozina continues her 4-week Neurosculpting Meditation course tonight at Kosha Yoga Center. Learn about neuroplasticity and learn Neurosculpting® Meditation techniques, including how to break the chronic stress cycle.
Wednesday, May 20: Rewire negative thought patterns at Neurosculpting® Yoga for Stress Relief with psychologist and yoga teacher Michelle Lee this evening at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Michelle guides the gentle yoga practice with stress-relieving imagery in this neuroscience-based approach to yoga and meditation.
Thursday, May 21: Civic Center MOVES! presents free, all-levels yoga and fitness classes at Civic Center Park through early October. Try the Thursday 11 a.m. Yoga-Cross Class with The River and Fitness in the City, or the 6:00 p.m. Power Vinyasa class with The River.
Longtime meditation practitioner and teacher Barry Gillespie presents Metta for Meditation: The Practice of Loving Kindness tonight at Asana Studio. This 7-session progressive series focuses on chanting the Sutta and practicing the conscious cultivation of loving-kindness thoughts in widening circles. Or join Gitali for Yoga for Hands at One Yoga’s Thursday Night Lecture Series. Learn techniques for strength and flexibility and practice pain relieving movements, mudras and hand reflexology.
Friday, May 22: Practice with the heat and music pumped up at Sweat, Heat & Beatz – Level 2 Flow with Rob Loud this and every Friday evening at Yoga Pod LoDo. Learn about Raja Yoga and its path to enlightenment at Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga workshop with Mark Griffin tonight and tomorrow at Vital Yoga Highlands. Or deeply relax at the Healing Piano and Singing Bowl Bath with Michael Schenkelberg tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Start with a calming breath practice and end with shamanic journey work, chanting and meditative music.
Saturday, May 23: Check out the free YogiNation kick-off event this morning in the Cherry Creek Whole Foods Market parking lot. Stand Up for Summer includes an 8 a.m. yoga class with Billy Potocnik, live music from DJ Eric Everhart, a Whole Foods Vendor Village and community mingling time. Space is limited to 250 attendees, so you must pre-register.
Turn your World Upside Down at Julieta Claire’s inversion workshop this afternoon at Core Power Stapleton. Learn to invert safely, easefully, and with correct alignment. Explore classical inversions like Headstand, Handstand, and Forearm Stand, as well as playful variations in this all-levels workshop. Or join Lisa Theis for her Inversions Workshop this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center.
Yoga teacher Caren Baginski and energy healer Elissa Turner present The Chakra Transformation this afternoon at The Freyja Project. Experience using a pendulum to detect and chart your chakra energy blocks and flow. Use yoga, breathwork and aromatherapy to balance each chakra. Or check out the free Community Gentle Yoga class this afternoon with Cindy Hamilton at Rishi’s Community Yoga.
Sunday, May 24: Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop kicks-off Yoga on the Green this morning. Join Brooke and Lindsay for a free, all-levels yoga class on select Sundays, with live music by DJ Natana. Stay for brunch, including complimentary bottomless mimosas.
Deepen Your Awareness at April Mueller’s pranayama and meditation workshop this afternoon at Mudra Yoga Studio. Explore breathwork techniques including yogic breathing, ujjayi, nadi shodhana and kapalbhati. Practice walking, candle and inner light meditation.
Move the way your soul wants to at the conscious dance party Kindness+Rhythmhis and every Sunday night at Kindness Yoga Broadway. Rhythm Sanctuary’s Ahva Lenay leads this family-friendly, substance-free event.