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Denver yoga calendar, week of April 21, 2014

Therapeutic yoga, sacred sound and free yoga are some of this week’s Denver yoga highlights.

Monday, April 21: Im’Unique United begins a second evening of free yoga, with a 6-week, Monday evening Illustrating Yoga Tour stop at Civic Center park. Arrive by 5:30 to get your mat space.

Tuesday, April 22: Join Im’Unique for free yoga at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Be sure to arrive by 6 p.m. for this popular class. Or check out John Friend’s regularly scheduled Therapeutics class, based on Sridaiva alignment principles, every Tuesday evening at Vital Yoga Highlands.

Thursday, April 24: Celebrate the relaunch of QiFlow with a free QiFlow class with Dawnelle Arthur and DJ Steofan this evening. The festivities continue with a QiFlow social tomorrow evening and free classes all weekend.

Chant n’Chill with Lisa Theis every Thursday night at Karma Yoga Center. Lisa introduces you to a mantra or chant, leads gentle movement, and then moves you through breathwork, repetition of the mantra and meditation. All experience levels welcome.

Friday, April 25: Join Tom Fuhrmann for his 3-year anniversary Maha Kirtan tonight at Mile Hi Church, and don’t forget to bring your own pillows and/or back jack.

For a challenging yoga practice, try tonight’s Rocket Workshop at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. You’ll focus on arm balances, backbends and inversions on this practice that’s based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary and intermediate series.

Saturday, April 26: Harmony Yoga presents a lunchtime, 4-week Therapeutic Yoga Series with Peret Martellini. Sign up for the entire gentle and restorative series or drop-in for a single session.

Looking for a workshop this afternoon? Connect with and share your Peace, Light & Love at Asana Studio in Arvada. Certified Yoga Therapist Shelly Blais leads the yoga and breathing practices. Bring a partner or friend to Kila Lau’s Partner's Massage workshop at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Or breakdown Sun Salutations with Nancy Nielsen at Kosha Yoga Center in Littleton.

Denver’s new Neurosculpting® Institute presents Embodying the Body Current®: Cellular Neuroplasticity with Shanti Medina this afternoon. This workshop introduces you to the Body Current®, a technique to release unconscious patterns and the “issues that are stuck in your tissues.” Experience yoga sequences to gently release trauma, along with mindful breathing and chanting, all to live music from Scott Medina. All experience levels welcome.

Are you a single yoga practitioner in your 30s or 40s? Try Yoga Dates with Amy Baglan this evening at The Freyja Project. Move through a series of partner yoga poses, one pose per pair, with a little time for mingling. After the yoga, stay for healthy snacks, drinks and deeper connections during the mingling hour.

Relax to the vibrations at Gary Fishman’s Gong Bath tonight at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Sign up early as this event is sure to sell out.

Sunday, April 27: Leslie Bradley and Craig Kurtz offer Therapeutic Yoga: Modifications for Neck and Shoulder Issues this morning at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Stay for Laura Allard-Antelmi’s Anatomy and Asana for the Neck and Shoulder Joint this afternoon. One year Iyengar Yoga experience is recommended for both workshops.

Are you expecting? Check out Katie Todd’s Prenatal Workshop this afternoon at Asana Studio in Golden. Are you new to yoga? Learn the basics with Kristine Whittle’s 4-week series, The Building Blocks of Yoga, at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Are you an advanced yoga practitioner? Learn the keys to arm balancing at Rise Up and Fly with Karen Boeser at Asana Studio in Arvada. Just want your back to feel better? Join Sarah Wolfgram for a her therapeutic yoga practice, Yoga for a Healthy Back, this afternoon at Endorphin in the City Park neighborhood.