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Denver yoga calendar, week of August 25, 2014

With yoga studios and practitioners gearing up for fall, it’s a quiet week of Denver yoga. Say goodbye to summer with the yoga, meditation and chanting events listed on this week’s calendar.

Tuesday, August 26: Kundalini Yoga Denver is joining Kundalini communities all over the world in chanting to celebrate the life of Yogi Bhajan. Join them at 4 a.m. at the Highland Event Center for 2-1/2 hours of long Eck Ong Kaurs. This is a free event.

Are you an advanced asana practitioner? Julieta Claire leads a Tuesday and Thursday night Tigress practice at Endorphin City Park. Tigress is a “full spectrum” class for yoga practitioners who can kick up, unassisted, to handstand at the wall and can push up to a straight-armed wheel pose. Both Tigress classes are now donation-based, with the class community choosing a different charity each month.

Thursday, August 28: Beginning this morning, Lisa Eller Davis guides a Chair Yoga Series at Harmony Yoga for five Thursdays. This chair-based practice includes the option of some gentle standing and lying down poses. A senior discount is included.

Use the Laws of Attraction and the Enneagram to learn what inspires and motivates you. Roni presents Finding and Attracting Your Natural Gifts this evening at Littleton Yoga Center.

The Neurosculpting Institute offers Neurosculpting + Kirtan tonight. Rewrite old patterns and stories with the meditation and entrainment techniques of Neurosculpting. Then chant with Tom Fuhrmann and Gilly Gonzalez while you embody the shifts.

Friday, August 29: Denise Cook and other local teachers invite you to Save the Elephants: Celebrate Overcoming Obstacles Ganesha Chaturthi this evening at Endorphin on Broadway. This 90-minute Vinyasa class with music and food is a donation event for the elephants.

Asana Studio presents SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) Yoga at Big Soda Lake in Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park tonight with Kelsey Walstad. The Stand-Up Paddleboards are anchored to create a “controlled floating yoga studio” that challenges balance, builds strength and enhances relaxation. All levels of yoga and paddleboard experience welcome.

Saturday, August 30: Enjoy yoga with Ilga Paul this morning as Kosha Yoga Center wraps up this summer’s Yoga in the Park series at Littleton’s Geneva Park. Bring your littles ones ages 4-10 along to practice with Kids Yoga Guide.

Learn yoga and meditation to release anxiety, depression and negativity. Yoga Teacher Caren Baginski overcame her own depression through yoga and shares her techniques in You Again Yoga this afternoon at Karma Yoga Center.

Relax at Erin Elston and Nicole Sutton’s Thai Massage & Restorative Yoga workshop this afternoon at Asana Studio. Enjoy the supported yoga postures along with passive stretches, heated compresses, and the gentle hands-on adjustments of Thai Yoga Massage.

Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation hosts R.R. Shakti, Founder of Yoga Worldreach Seva School, for three weekend workshops. Join this yoga therapist and mythologist for intentional movement, mantra and mudra tonight at Rhythm Ritual, accompanied by live music from DJ Solomoon. R.R. Shakti’s workshops continue tomorrow with Inner Power Yoga®: Riding the Waves of Spanda in the morning and Fearless Play with Your Monsters in the afternoon.

Sunday, August 31: Are you a runner or rider? Learn to use tennis balls and deep stretch for Flexibility and Myofascial Release with April Boys this afternoon at The Bike Barre, formerly Breathe Yoga Cycle.

Check out Surrender to the Flow: Phish Yoga this afternoon at Root Yoga Center. Chris Calarco guides the all-levels Vinyasa practice to a Phish soundtrack.