Set your intentions for the New Year at this week’s yoga events and workshops. Enjoy this time of celebration!
Monday, December 29: Lauren Skye brings Out with the Old, In with the New- and the Precious Space in between to Harmony Yoga tonight. Let go of old, limiting energies and get clear on your direction for the new year at this meditation workshop.
Wednesday, December 31: Clear the past while being present at Harmony Yoga owner Michelle Voeller’s this evening. Release negative emotions and get a fresh start in the new year with Baba Hari Dass’s “Forgiveness Asana Series.”
Vital Yoga offers a Sridaiva New Year’s Eve Practice tonight. Intention mapping and meditation follow the level 1.5 Sridaiva practice.
Gary Fishman brings New Year’s Gong Baths to Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation tonight and tomorrow afternoon. Gary’s gongs are tuned to resonate with the energy of the cosmos. To enhance the healing possibilities, Gary has Anandalite crystals for use during the Gong Bath and for sale. Bring blankets and cushions for your comfort.
Ring in the New Year at the late night Intention: A New Year’s Eve Celebration at Kindness Yoga Broadway, facilitated by Una Viggiani. This substance-free party includes music from DJs Solomoon and Golden Dragon, Kirtan with Piper Rose, and sacred movement meditation with Ahva Lenay. Or check out the New Year’s Eve Celebration! With Joy and Kyle at The River. End 2014 with a 2-hour yoga class, then stay to welcome in 2015 with a community celebration.
Thursday, January 1: Happy New Year! Many studios offer abbreviated schedules today, so check before heading to class. Check out one of the special New Year’s Day classes this morning at Kundalini Yoga Denver, the Iyengar Yoga Center and Following Bliss Yoga. Warrior Academy owner Scott Anderson leads a practice of 108 Sun Salutations this morning. The special holiday classes continue into early afternoon. Whole Yoga offers a New Year’s Day fundraiser class at noon for one of the Whole Yoga staff who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Or join Tonya Zwaanstra at One Yoga for a gently-heated power flow, or Ann Bortz at Mudra Yoga Studio for Flow in the New Year: An Intention-Setting Asana Practice.
Karma Yoga Center’s owner Katrina Gustafson presents New Year’s Day Yoga and Vision Board Class: 2015 this afternoon. Clear out old energies and set your intention for 2015 with an all-levels yoga class. Then create a vision board using provided supplies, or bring along your favorite images and quotes.
Friday, January 2: Unblock the energy centers of the body and create a deep sense of well-beling at the First Friday Gong & Meditation Session with Pam Ewald tonight at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Or check out the First Friday & Holiday Party tonight at The River. Start with the community yoga class led by Katherine Holmes, with live music from DJillE. Stay after class to see the local art on display, and enjoy the holiday treats and Thai massage.
Join Rob Loud this and every Friday evening for his Level 2 Flow, Sweat, Heat & Beatz at Yoga Pod Lodo.Try this flowing, heated class with fewer cues and the music pumped up.
Saturday, January 3: Stronger in Six Weeks with Jen Hicks begins this morning at Kindness Yoga Broadway. Join Jen to learn the proper foundation and mechanics of basic postures, no matter what your current level of practice. Jen created these six intense asana practices to progressively build strength.
Learn Bij Mantras for Health, Vitality & Peace at Dev Suroop’s workshop this morning at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Deepen your chanting experience by learning the building blocks of Kundalini chants, the importance of listening, and how to chant from the navel. Enjoy the Dev Suroop and the D-Town Jios Concert at the Highland Event Center tonight.
Kick off the first Saturday of the new year with a great afternoon workshop. Siri Karam EarthTree presents Happy, Healthy, Holy: A Kundalini Yoga Experience for the New Year at The Freyja Project. Holly Kostura shares the teachings of Geeta Iyengar at her workshop Action, Reflection & Devotion at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. A 6-week Beginners Series with Brit Cardozo Lease starts this afternoon at Lakewood’s Kula Yoga Center. Relax to the concert of gongs, chimes, voice and singing bowls at Vital Yoga’s Gong Synergy with Bahkta Gayaka Paul. If you have prior meditation experience, sign up for Starting the New Year Mindfully: Guided Practice of Sitting, Standing, Moving and Lying Down Meditation with licensed psychologist, certified meditation teacher and registered yoga teacher, Dr. John Steele at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Karma Yoga Center hosts Master Teacher Monica Mesa for Embodying Rasa Vinyasa: Extracting the Heart Essence in a Creative and Juicy Flow. Join Monica for this Prana Vinyasa Flow class with music, sacred ritual, movement and celebration.
Sunday, January 4: If you’re new to yoga, try Headwaters: A Foundational Yoga Series with Kristen Boyle, beginning this afternoon at The River. This introductory 4-week series focuses on standing poses, backbends, twists and binds, and beginning arm balances. Learn the alignment principles, benefits, and modifications for each of these categories of poses.
Learn to Live a More Mindful Life with Sara cook this afternoon at The Freyja Project. Or recharge your mind, body and spirit at Danae Beaudette’s Vibrational Sound Meditations at Asana Studio. Danae plays the Warrior and Chau Gongs, then adds singing bowls, drums, and other vibrational sound instruments for this sound journey.
Gear up for your year with the (re)Boot Camp with Stacy Zook at 303b Yoga. This 6-day intensive begins this afternoon with an energizing “Extraordinary Life” asana practice, followed by a restorative yoga nidra experience. The (re)Boot Camp continues Monday through Friday mornings at 6 a.m., for a total of 10 hours of small group instruction and peer support.
Set deeper intentions at the January Full Moon Meditation with Minister, Reiki Master and Meditation Coach Kimberly Braun this evening at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Or try Yoga and Beginning Belly Dance Fusion with Anna Volak at Mudra Yoga Studio.Warm up and cool down with yoga, and learn basic belly dancing moves in between. Open to all levels, and men are welcome.