Maria Peters began her yoga journey on the beaches of Baja in 1997. She is an avid cyclist, and general outdoor enthusiast. She teaches adaptive skiing in the winters in Telluride. She is an active volunteer with several adaptive recreation organizations. She is a mother, holds a nursing degree, and is a passionate advocate for individuals with disabilities. She completed her RYT 200 hour training with Yoga Vinyassa in Grand Junction in 2014. She is a believer in the myriad health benefits yoga provides. Particularly in injury prevention to athletes, meditation through movement and in stress reduction.
Beginner Flow Class
Tuesdays 9am – 10am
Maria will be teaching a Beginner Flow class. Her emphasis will be on encouraging Body and Breath awareness through gentle connection of Sun Salutations and basic poses. Music is used to help guide and relax the body and mind and help find rhythm and connectedness. The class will be slow paced and simple to encourage learning. Beginners to Yoga are welcome.
Leslie McClintock is new to the area from the West Coast. She has been practicing in the Thich Nhat Hahn tradition for 11 years and other traditions for several years before that. She has spent many weeks at the Deer Park monastery in CA and Plum Village in France studying this tradition and practicing with monks and nuns. She is a artist, naturalist, and teacher. She is so happy to have found the Yoga West community and to share this loving and gentle practice with all of you.
Sundays 6pm – 8pm
Free Will Love Offering
Lesley will be leading a Buddhist sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn, the Vietnamese Zen master. This practice of sitting and walking meditation increases one’s sense of mindfulness, awareness, and inner peace. We also listen to dharma talks and practice mindful listening and sharing of personal feelings and thoughts.
The format of the sangha meeting is sitting for 20-30minutes, walking meditation for 10 minutes, sitting meditation for 20-30 minutes, dharma talk or reading and discussion. Light snacks will be shared at the end.
Terry Catlin has been dancing and teaching belly dance for over 20 years and for the last 15 years she has been leading Women's Tribal Fusion. With extensive training in cabaret, tribal fusion and other belly dance disciplines, she blends styles into a form of sacred women's dance...
Heather Surman first stepped onto the mat as a student 7 years ago and her relationship with yoga has evolved to become an essential part of her daily life. She was grateful for the opportunity to study Shambhava yoga at the Shoshoni Ashram in Rollingsville, CO, receiving her 200 hr teaching certification in 2014. Heather’s approach to yoga is influenced by traditional Hatha studies focusing on proper alignment and activation in each asana. She enjoys helping students explore the personal experience of inner surrender while transforming health and well-being.
Slow Flow Restorative Yoga
Thursdays at 6:30pm – 7:30pm
An evening class invitation to relax, re-energize and renew. We will begin with breath work and a gentle warm up, transitioning to sun salutations, standing poses, and slow vinyasa sequences to create inner heat. The second half of the class will focus on restorative postures, using props to support to body, allowing the muscles to relax and the mind to be still. All levels welcome.