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
Exploration Through Movement & Dance
Presenter: Svagita Sydney Elks
July Date TBA
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 starts on June 4th!
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.
Super Food Smoothies
June 27th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Free Will Love Offering
Looking for a fun way to prepare healthy food? Holistic Health Coaches Walt & Ellie Legits will present a free class on how to make super food smoothies on June 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm In this class you will learn how make amazing tasting smoothies and juices that are super easy and super healthy. Using plant based ingredients and super foods you will see how easy, fast and delicious it is to increase your intake of fruits and vegetablesYou will also learn how to make your own fresh nut milks. The best part is tasting each recipe! Recipes will be provided at the end of the class. Sample Recipe: This is a favorite recipe in our household Grape Parsley Lemonade Serves 2 ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice. 3 cups green seedless grapes 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, Chopped ½ avocado 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup or more to taste, or the equivalent in honey. 2 cups ice cubes. Options to increase nutritional value: 2 Teaspoons minced fresh ginger root or more to taste 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil ½ teaspoon wheatgrass powder or freshly juiced wheatgrass. Throw everything into a high speed blender and blast it till smooth. (The best blenders for this are Vitamix and Blendtec. If you don’t have one you may have to blend for longer)
About Walt and Ellie: Holistic Health Coaches Walt and Ellie Legits have lived in the Grand Valley for 19 years. Walt & Ellie are originally from Santa Fe, NM. They are parents of four children that all still reside in the Grand Valley. They both studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York under some of the top experts in the field of healthand nutrition and are now practicing Holistic Health coaches. They help clients achieve their goals of health, longevity and to reach their full potential. Ellie is certified in Whole foods Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University and has an education in Culinary arts from Colorado Mesa University. Their goal is to help as many people as possible to take control of their own health.
Call 970.261.1060 for info.
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: www.SalkaWind.com
To Register contact Joseph Rolley at 970-255-9642
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