This is a week of celebration, with Halloween on Thursday and Diwali on Sunday (and Yoga Journal moving its headquarters to Boulder). There are great opportunities to explore the spiritual aspects of yoga this week, with Kirtans, Pujas and special meditations.
Tuesday, October 29: Why not try the free restorative yoga class this evening at Prana in Cherry Creek? Shop for yoga togs while you’re there, or head down the street to Lululemon and Lucy. Don’t forget to support the local yoga businesses as well. Check out Rolling Sands Harmony in Olde Town Arvada for all kinds of yoga, pilates and meditation accessories, and buy yoga clothes online from the home grown Be Present.
Wednesday, October 30: Wake up with Yoga Cross at The River, every Monday and Wednesday at 6 a.m. This dynamic class starts with functional fitness training and ends with Power Vinyasa Yoga.
Thursday, October 31: Happy Halloween! There are lots of little ones out, so be careful driving home from yoga tonight.
Friday, November 1: Whether you’re new to Kirtan or have a regular chanting practice, don’t miss this evening’s Kirtan with David Newman at Mile Hi Church. David Newman is joined by Tom Fuhrmann, who offers the monthly kirtan at the church.
If you’re an advanced yoga practitioner, check out Sarah Teddy’s Rocket workshop this evening at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Teddy will guide you through a flow based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary and intermediate series, emphasizing arm balances, backbends and inversions.
Mudra Yoga Studio hosts Aditi Devi Ma for the Yogas of Kali, suitable for all levels. The evening includes asana, pranayama, meditation, dance and discussion.
Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at Bhar Art Gallery and Spiritual Center in the Santa Fe Arts District. This event kicks off tonight during the First Friday Arts Walk with a Bollywood Dance Party and Indian Food. The celebration continues tomorrow with candlelight yoga and much more.
Saturday, November 2: Head up to Evergreen today for the Yoga High Festival. Festival participants choose three of the six yoga class offerings to attend. Three keynote speakers, a silent auction and shopping round out the day. 50% of the festival’s net proceeds will be donated to Colorado flood relief.
New to yoga? Check out Emma Addison’s Beginning Level Asana Workshop this morning at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver.
Yoga Teachers of Colorado (YTOC) presents The Practice & Symbolism of Vedic Ritual this afternoon at Harmony Yoga. The event is free to YTOC members. Or join Indra Kaur Khalsa at Kundalini Yoga Denver for a donation-based yoga and meditation practice, followed by instruction on the meditative healing system Sat Nam Rasayan.
Create your own mala for Japa Mantra meditation with Brianna Wells this evening at Asana Studio in Olde Town Arvada. Aditi Devi Ma offers Kali Puja and Kirtan tonight at Mudra Yoga Studio. If you’re looking for a more ecstatic experience, Warrior Academy offers Day of the Dead Trance Dance, complete with food and libations.
Sunday, November 3: Kevin Durkin offers Backbends for People Whose Backs Don’t Bend this afternoon at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Patrick Montgomery kicks off his six-week series, Yoga 101, at the Kindness Yoga studio in Capitol Hill. Nicole Hewitt connects you to your power center in her workshop, Balanced and Living the Life of Your Dreams- Stoking the Fires of Digestion and Desire: Living from your Gut, at Karma Yoga Center. Or join Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Ann Bortz for Talk is Not Yet Action at Mudra Yoga Studio. Bortz will lead you through a heart opening flow accompanied by live music, all to benefit the International Rescue Committee, an organization helping the over one million Syrians displaced by violence.