Check out the events and workshops that we have coming up!

If you have any questions feel free to contact the individual that has more knowledge on that specific event as their contact is listed at the bottom of each event.

If you have any general questions about these events/workshops call 255-YOGA

Summer Yoga West Membership Special

Become a Yoga West Member between now and July 31, 2015 and receive your first months dues free! Unlimited weekly classes are included in your membership fee of only $50 per month! Choose from over 20 weekly classes including yoga, tai chi, meditation, dance and more! That’s half the price of unlimited class fees at most other yoga studios, with twice the benefits! View membership form and addition benefits here!

Print and fill out your Member form and mail or drop it by Yoga West, 1025 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501 Memberships are limited.

For questions please call 970-255-YOGA

Schedule Changes for July

Thursday 1:00  Tai Chi/qigong is canceled for July 16, 23 and 30. Rick returns for classes in August.

Buddhist Sangha

with Lesley McClintock

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.

About Lesley: Lesley 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.

*On July 12th when there may be a substitute leader.

Exploration Through Movement & Dance

Presenter: Svagita Sydney Elks

August 14 at 7pm

free will love offering

Your body is wise. Your body knows. Your body is a divine instrument of expression. This monthly movement session is one which your body serves as your instructor. It is an invitation and opportunity to explore in movement and dance where and who you are in this particular moment in time. To facilitate this exploration, Sydney provides a playlist of music from a variety of genres and corners of the world. The music is assembled in a way that loosely resembles a rhythm wave from the Five Rhythm tradition. You are invited to listen deeply and explore how your body responds to the music, the space and the moment. Bring your curiosity, a sense of play, and wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in.

New Class with Heather Surman

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.

About Heather Surman: 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.


Andean Meditation Workshop: Touching the Heart of Nature

Oakley Gordon Author of Andean Cosmovision

Friday, July 10 – 7 to 8 PM ~ $15 at the door for Friday Only (included with registration fee for weekend)

Sat. July 11: 1 – 4 pm & 7 – 9 pm Sun. July 12: 8:30 – 11 am & 12:30 – 4pm

Cost: $95 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday if registered by 6/27, $110 if register after 6/28

Register in advance: Call Yoga West at 255-9642 or sign up at the studio.

The Andean Cosmovision is a description of the relationship between oneself and Nature and the Cosmos found in the traditional culture of the Andean indigenous people. This Cosmovision is not a set of concepts or beliefs, it cannot be described or encompassed by words. It can, however, be experienced and explored through meditative techniques that serve as portals to another way of relating to reality. In this workshop you will be led through a number of simple meditations that bring new and profound aspects of ourselves into awareness. Along the way the meditations nourish a more loving and mutually supportive relationship with Nature and Cosmos. In addition to teaching a new way of experiencing reality the workshop will also cover how to integrate these experiences into our life here in the West. The Andean Cosmovision opens up a whole world of possibilities for how we can dance with the great mystery and beauty of the Cosmos and helps us to blossom into the beauty of who we uniquely are.

Oakley Gordon received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology (study of perception, learning, memory and consciousness). For the past twenty years he has been exploring the Andean Cosmovision under the tutelage of his Peruvian mentor and friend don Americo Yabar. In his fourteen trips to Peru he has also had the opportunity to work with many other Andean paq’os (mystics/shamans) and healers. Oakley has shared this knowledge in his recent book (The Andean Cosmovision), in journal articles, at academic conferences, has written an extensive blog and has taught hundreds of experiential classes and workshops.

For more information on Oakley Gordon, Don Americo Yabar and the Andean Cosmovision visit:

To Register contact Joseph Rolley at 970-255-9642

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By: Jennifer Kettlewell