Saturday Yoga & Workshop Classes
Morning Cup of Vinyasa
with Pete Guinosso
The best part of waking up is a shot of Vinyasa in your cup! Skip the “go-juice” jitters and, instead, let your breath percolate throughout your entire body in this invigorating Vinyasa flow class. Spinal twists, hip openers, and heart opening back bends will have you leaving class feeling buzzed out on your asanas and ready for another day of Denver Chant Fest festivities. Music included.
Higher Taste Cooking Class
with Lokah and Kumi
Lokah & Kumi work together in LA, sharing the knowledge of Bhakti yoga with different yoga studios and festivals around the country. They were inspired to create a special cooking class to introduce the sacred process of offering food in the traditional Vedic way. All preparations are vegetarian, vegan, and raw. While food is cooking, participants engage in ecstatic kirtan and learn chants that purify the body, mind and soul!
Vinyasa For the Heart
with Tricia Bosarge
In order to transcend our Power Vinyasa Practice one must begin by bowing their mind to their heart. This All Levels Vinyasa Class for the Heart will focus on strength, refinement, simplicity and LOVE. Come chant, experience the healing powers of Shamanic Drumming, do a few wheel poses and expect sore cheeks (not from too many Chair Poses) from smiling as big you can from your heart.
with Rusty Wells
Experience Extreme Power Flow Yoga in a dynamic session designed to take the seasoned practitioner to a new level. This challenging class, wrapped in love and devotion, will introduce students to Rusty’s signature freestyle vinyasa class. A Bhakti Flow experience sets the stage for spontaneous meditation to occur. It is a prayer-filled dance to the Beloved. Come prepared to sing, sweat and flow!
Journey Through Your Truth’s
with Tina Porter
The cornerstones of Tina’s teaching include breath as a barometer for trust & faith, compassion & purpose. She encourages mindful breathing in every movement thus creating and actually experiencing an energetic shift. She’ll encourage you to take that shift off the mat and into your world to “PRACTICE yoga instead of just DOING it”. In this class you will be challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. She’ll charge your patience, equanimity and even your humor!
Discussion, Meditation and Movement
This class is open to all levels of ability and disability
Hindu Deities and Their Meanings
Manoj and Joythi Chalam
The statues and mythological stories you often see/hear in yoga classes have hidden symbolic meaning and relate to archetypes within us. Discover how these ancient teachings have practical relevance to your life and yogic practice. Knowing the 4 ways to work with your archetype can profoundly shift you, ultimately leading to Self Realization. Jyothi will also chant and explain the spiritual meaning and significance of Kirtans.
Embodied Sanskrit-The Divine Language of Yoga
Tune up your teaching and inspire your practice in this introduction to the Embodied Sanskrit method of chanting-in-the-flow. In this workshop you’ll learn essential Sanskrit that every modern Yoga practitioner needs to know, starting with āsana names and moving beyond, into the deeper meanings behind the poses that Sanskrit immersion reveals.
Open Your Hips and Free Your Spine
with Jason Crandell
Understanding the relationship between your pelvis and spine is the key to a long, healthy and satisfying practice. This practice will demystify the complexity of these regions and provide you with an organized, accessible way to cultivate long, lasting balance in your hips and spine. You’ll have a long, thorough practice that strengthens and stretches each muscle group of the pelvis and takes your spine through its entire range of movement. You’ll delve into a balanced array of hip-openers, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, and side-bends. You’ll leave feeling grounded, clear and content.
Bhakti On the Mat
with Sean Johnson
Bhakti Yoga can be a wonderful vehicle for infusing asana practice with more meaning, feeling, and inspiration- especially when we’re feeling burnt out, dried up, or a lack of motivation. Deepen your connection to the spirit of life by merging the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana in this playful practice which includes storytelling, poetry, kirtan chanting, graceful vinyasa sequences, and evocative music. Some experience with vinyasa yoga is recommended. Accompanied by the live grooves of The Wild Lotus Band.Sean has taught this workshop with the band at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference. For more info visit www.SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand.com
Yogi Revolution Love is the Solution
with MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini and DJ Drez
Practicing yoga is a revolutionary act that brings us to a state of inner freedom and peace. Through the practices of yoga we become healthier, discovering our own source of strength and inspiration within. We develop the ability to quickly bring the mind back to a place of love, shifting our perception so that we can see and experience that which unites all of us. When we come together and share in the practices the effects are amplified. In this yoga workshop we will experience an inner revolution, through asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, storytelling, art, poetry and great music. Join the yogi revolution -Love is the Solution!
This class is all levels
Flowing with Divine Heart
with Mike and Robin Konard
Get ready to sing with the vibration of the heart, explore the physical sensations surrounding the heart through back bends, and cultivate an awareness to lead with the heart – especially off the mat. This practice will allow you to uncover the power of om hrim: feeling the outward ripple of energy you create, while finding the stillness to connect within.
This class is an all-levels vinyasa practice.