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Denver yoga calendar, week of December 30, 2013, part 1

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Happy New Year! In this time of intention setting, there is such an abundance of special yoga events and classes that this week’s calendar is in two parts. This part 1 directs you to your perfect holiday class. Tomorrow’s part 2 will guide you through the rest of the week.

Tuesday, December 31: Check out the Sridaiva New Year’s Eve class this evening at Vital Yoga in the Highlands. John Friend and Desi Springer lead this two-hour, all-levels class.

Gary Fishman presents two gong baths at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Join him this evening or tomorrow afternoon, or register for both to save $10. Gary will be selling samadhi-deepening Anandalite crystals from central India at the events.

While Whole Yoga isn’t offering their traditional 108 Sun Salutations event on New Year’s Day this year, the studio is offering a 3 hour “long sit” meditation with Whole Yoga Founder Karyn Karlson. Karyn teaches her regularly scheduled Hatha Yoga class at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by the extended meditation experience at 7:30. Join the meditation for only $5.

Celebrate at midnight tonight with yoga, meditation and dance at The River, for only $10! “Wring Out 2013” with Dia Draper’s all-levels yoga class, including twists and inversions, to release what you no longer need. The yoga begins at 10:30 p.m., but participants are welcome at 10 to socialize.

Wednesday, January 1: Check the schedule before heading out to a yoga studio today. Some studios offer partial schedules and others are closed for the holiday. Kindness Yoga offers one class at each of their four studios, and there’s one morning class at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Vital Yoga runs most of their regular schedule today while Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation, The River and Harmony Yoga offer a partial schedule.

Warrior Academy presents “108,” their First Annual, New Year’s Day Sun Salutation practice. Join them at 10:08 a.m. for this special class. Caitlin Uzzell McWilliams provides the yoga with live music by Colin McWilliams for Open Your Heart, this morning’s class at Breathe Yoga Cycle in the Highlands. Cole Schlam leads Flow in the New Year: An Intention-Setting Asana Practice at noon at Mudra Yoga Studio. Or try Dev Darshan’s Special New Year’s Day Prosperity class this morning at Kundalini Yoga Denver. This Kundalini Yoga class includes a purification kriya, a prosperity meditation and the opportunity to set an intention for 2014, all for a recommended donation of $11.

Karma Yoga Center owner Katrina Gustafson presents Vision Board Yoga this afternoon. Call in your intentions during the hour-long mindful Vinyasa flow class. Then spend the final two hours creating a vision board to help manifest those intentions. All supplies are provided, but bring along any special pictures or graphics you’d like to include on your vision board.

Relax to the vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls and the Hang Drum at Chris Anne and Jason Coviello’s Sound Healing Concert this evening at Harmony Yoga. Reserve your spot early for this one.

Looking for a yoga event, workshop or special event on Thursday, Friday or the weekend? Check out part 2 of this calendar, to be published on December 31.



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