Enjoy the diverse yoga offerings for this Memorial Day week. Dedicate your practice to the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country and freedom.
Monday, May 25: The May Queer & Trans Yoga Gathering features Acrobatic Partner Yoga with Sarah Lyons and Will Logan tonight at Bhavana Collective. This event is free for the queer and trans community, with donations for the Franklin Street Center welcome.
Tuesday, May 26: This is the last chance to catch a free evening yoga class with Im’Unique at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Arrive early to register and get your mat space. Bhavana Collective offers Two for Tuesdays with of Kristen’s classes, Vinyasa Thrive at 5:30 p.m. and Restorative/Yin at 7:00 p.m., both for $10. Or join Buffy Barfoot for Making the Myths Your Story tonight at Kindness Yoga Hilltop, with a focus on the Kali narrative. Understand the myth’s relevancy to your life through storytelling, a deep asana practice, journaling and time to share personal reflections.
Thursday, May 28: Civic Center MOVES! presents free outdoor yoga and fitness classes through early October. Check out the 11:00 a.m. Yoga-Cross Class with The River and Fitness in the City, and the 6:00 p.m. River Power Vinyasa Class.
One Yoga’s Thursday Night Lecture series wraps up with Channing Grivas’s Inversions & Arm Balances. Learn about technique, props and modifications to work safely. Participants must be comfortable with crow, as this practice includes crow variations as well as headstand and handstand.
Friday, May 29: Somah McCracken brings Mudra Meditation & Bija Mantra to Mind-Free Friday tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Learn hand gestures or mudras to deepen inner awareness, and chant the Bija Mantras to balance the chakras. Or join Mira Gale and friends tonight for Kirtan at Whole Yoga.
Saturday, May 30: Make the trip to Avon for the Westin Riverfront Athletic Club’s Definitive Barre Fitness Master Classes with founders Elizabeth Vino and Dara Vino, both this and tomorrow morning. The sisters also offer an AFAA approved certification course today.
Kosha Yoga Center presents Garden Medicine with Clinical Ayurveda Specialist and Master Ayurveda Teacher Lance Roehrig this morning (at an off-site location). Learn the medicinal value of herbs you can grow at home, and take home a medicinal herbal remedy. Or join Clara Lazaroff for The Art & Science of Ayurveda: Refresh & Renew for a Super Summer, beginning this afternoon and continuing on June 6 at Karma Yoga Center. Explore a summer Ayurvedic lifestyle with recipes, along with food and herb remedies for “common summer complaints.” Learn to adapt your yoga, breathwork, and meditation practices for the warmer months.
Spend your Saturday afternoon in a workshop. Detox your body at Lighten Up! Restorative and Acupuncture with restorative yoga teacher Darcy Allison Miller and licensed acupuncturists Shannon Stevens and Laura McKinley at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Experience the presence and teachings of Yogacharya Dharmananda, known as Swamiji, at his introduction to the Bhagavad Gita at Prana Ayurveda and Yoga Mandala. While this is the final session of three, the session is open for individual enrollment. Or journey within at Yoga as Music for the Soul with Michael Jochum and Karen Boeser at Asana Studio. Enjoy the sounds of drums and singing bowls during a practice of breathwork, meditation, and hatha and Kudalini yoga.
Rick Franz and friends present Kirtan: An Evening of Devotional Song tonight at Karma Yoga Center. Chant and dance at this celebration of the divine.
Sunday, May 31: Yoga Rocks the Park kicks off the 2015 Denver season with a free event from Kindness Yoga. Join Ellen Kaye this morning for a 75-minute yoga class set to live music from Dj SunDragon. All four events are free this summer, so mark your calendars now for the events on June 28, July 26 and August 23.
Check out one of these Sunday afternoon workshops. Connect to your spirit guide with Jennifer Moss at Karma Yoga Center. Renew through yoga and art with Tatiana Lee at Rishi’s Community Yoga. Deeply relax at Thai Massage & Restorative Yoga with Nikki Sutton at Asana Studio and experience fully supported yoga poses, heated compresses, hands-on adjustments and passive stretches. Or enjoy Belly Dance & Yoga Fusion with Saraphina Mesmer at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation.
Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation hosts Ayurveda Master and spiritual teacher Alakananda Ma tonight for Spirituality, Sexuality and Kirtan. Learn about relationship between sexuality and spirituality in this talk for all sexual orientations. The evening ends with darshan, with participants receiving a blessing from Ma.