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Denver yoga calendar, week of June 23, 2014

This is a week to dive deep into yoga philosophy and the inward practices of breathwork, meditation and restorative yoga. For those of you who like to flow, there’s still plenty of opportunity.

Tuesday, June 24: Karma Yoga Center kicks off a series of four week session classes at their Universal School of Spiritual Studies. Learn about Tantric, dualistic and non-dualistic philosophies and how they relate to your yoga practice with the Philosophy of Yoga: Part One this evening with Lisa Theis.

Join Ally Baker for her regularly scheduled Tuesday night Soulful Breathwork session at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Explore conscious breath as a way tolet go of old beliefs and create a more expansive life.

Thursday, June 26: The Universal School of Spiritual Studies continues at Karma Yoga Center this evening with Anatomy & Alignment 108. Join Tracy Knowles for this four week session to learn the basics of anatomy as well as verbal alignment in the poses.

Friday, June 27: Join Lakshmi Nair this afternoon for Beginning Sanskrit at Karma Yoga Center’s Universal School of Spiritual Studies. In this four week session, you’ll learn the structure of Sanskrit as well as Sanskrit vocabulary and mantra pronunciation.

A weekend of workshops with YogaWorks SeniorTeacher Joan Hyman begins this evening at Kindness Yoga Hilltop. Join her for an All-Levels Vinyasa Master Class, with a focus on hips and hamstrings, immediately followed by a free pranayama and meditation session.

Root Yoga Center offers Yoga on the River tonight alongside the South Platte River at 1550 Platte Street. Cheryl Deer and Shelley Coughlin lead the yoga practice, accompanied by live music from Dalco.

Saturday, June 28: Kosha Yoga offers Yoga in the Park at Geneva Park this and every Saturday through August. Bring your little ones as The Kids Yoga Guide is there to provide yoga for kids ages 4 – 10. A $10 donation per participant is suggested.

The workshops continue with Joan Hyman at Kindness Yoga today. Her morning workshop focuses on Arm Balance mastery. Join her in the afternoon for Yin Yoga and the Power of Philosophy for the Modern Yogi.

Three sessions begin at Karma Yoga Center’s Universal School of Spiritual Studies this afternoon. Join Katrina Gustafson for Yoga Sutras: Part One; Koshas, Chakras, Marmas and Nadis; or Hindu Deities Part One: Goddesses.

Check out wellness services and conscious goods from local businesses at Harmony Yoga’s Conscious Community Connections and Community Kirtan this afternoon. The Freyja Project offers a free SoulSweat Dance class with Yoga Teacher and Dancer Sarah Kelton, as well as a Restorative Yoga Workshop with Deborah Beebe and Kristen Chamberlain. If you’re a new mom, check out the afternoon workshop with Doula and Postnatal Yoga Therapist Sarah Lousignau as Asana Studio in Arvada. Learn Ayurvedic self-care and Mayan Abdominal Massage techniques at this workshop, along with yoga therapy and meditation.

Mudra Yoga Studio presents the devotional practice of Kali Puja with Aditi Devi Ma tonight at Mudra Yoga Studio. Join the sacred circle for puja, Kirtan and dance.

Sunday, June 29: Start your Sunday at Yoga Rocks the Park with Angie Arnold and Sara Cook, accompanied by music from Shaman’s Dream. YRP Denver takes a break during the heat of the summer and will return on at the end of August.

Kindness Yoga presents two more workshops with YogaWorks Senior Teacher Joan Hyman today. Check out Inversion Flight School this morning and Restorative Love this afternoon.

Three more sessions begin this afternoon at the Universal School of Spiritual Studies at Karma Yoga Center. Lisa Theis presents Theme & Sequence: Part One, to customize your class or home practice sequence. She also offers Bhagavad Gita: Part One. Or join Shaman Michael Schenkelberg for Meditation and Pranayama. Learn yoga, shamanic and qi-gong breath and meditation practices.

Check out these afternoon workshops: William Espey presents the live ambient music meditation experience of SPHEREAL at Asana Studio. Lea-Ann Born offers a Warrior I & II workshop at Kosha Yoga Center. Wanna Hoop offers Hoop Jam! at Harmony Yoga. Or get your natal chart done and learn Astrology 101 with Geri Bellino at The Freyja Project.