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Denver yoga calendar, week of May 12, 2014

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There’s a variety of yoga and meditation events and workshops this week to go along with the varied Denver weather.

Monday, May 12: The free classes with Im’Unique United continue this week, with the first at Civic Center Park this evening. Arrive by 5:30 to get registered and get your mat space.

Tuesday, May 13: Enjoy another free class with Im’Unique United this evening, this one indoors at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Be sure to get your mat space by arriving by 6:00.

Thursday, May 15: The Yoga Mat presents a Yoga + Wine Event this and the third Thursday of every month at the Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery in the RiNo District. Your ticket price includes an hour long yoga class followed by a glass of wine in the Wine Lab.

Interested in learning and practicing Insight Meditation? Join longtime meditation practitioner and teacher Barry Gillespie for Taking Refuge—Where the Practice Begins tonight at Asana Studio in Olde Town Arvada.

Friday, May 16: Karma Yoga Center offers the transformational Meditation: Neurosculpting® to Navigate Fear tonight with Tamme Buckner. Or relax at the Sacred Sound Gong Bath Healing with Richard Rudis at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Kila Lau provides a Deeksha Oneness Blessing before the gong bath.

Saturday, May 17: Harmony Yoga offers two workshops today. If you’re a new mother, join Brooke Lewis for Body after Baby: A Postnatal Yoga Workshop this morning. Or, if you are proficient at waist hooping, learn thigh, chest and shoulder hooping at Angela Faes’s Intermediate Hoop Dance this and tomorrow evening.

Experience a deep, healing meditative state at Relax Release Heal: A Sat Nam Rasayan Workshop this afternoon at Kundalini Yoga Denver. Instructor Indra Kaur Khalsa has a private Sat Nam Rasayan practice and has been teaching the technique for over 20 years.

If you’re ready to uncover unhealthy patterns, jump start weight-loss and enjoy a more compassionate relationship with your body, check out Caitlyn Patch’s workshops today and tomorrow at Karma Yoga Center. Her two workshops include yoga and meditation along with journaling and self reflection. Join her for one or both workshops.

Asana Studio presents Qigong for Inner Peace, Organ Cleansing and Longevity this afternoon with International Instructor and Master Trainer, Brian Seraiah Wood. Brian returns in the evening for an hour Chinese Qigong Workshop immediately followed by Rhythm Sanctuary’s Ecstatic Dance event guided by Ahva Lenay (Rhythm Sanctuary offers weekly dances at Sons of Italy in Wheat Ridge on Thursday nights).

Asana Studio also presents aYoga in the Dark event tonight at their Golden location. Jackie Salzillo leads this blacklight Vinyasa yoga practice, focused on the throat chakra. Wear white and neon clothing for this one. Glow sticks and bracelets are provided.

Sunday, May 18: Check out one of the great afternoon workshops offered today. A 6-week Kindness Hot Yoga Essentials series begins this afternoon with Nicole Hagg at Kindness Yoga on South Broadway. The Yoga Mat offers an Asana with Essential Oils Workshop. Santosh takes you upside down at Asana Studio in Arvada. Or sit in the presence of self-realized Yogi and monk Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi this afternoon at Samadhi Center for Yoga & Meditation. Baba offers meditation, stretching and Kirtan, along with a question and answer period, all by donation.

There’s two opportunities to learn about Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, this afternoon. Learn about Ayurveda’s philosophy and key concepts, as well as your own predominant dosha, at Ayurveda and the Yogic Lifestyle with Sue McCormick at Asana Studio in Golden. Or join Leslie Bradley and Craig Kurtz at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver for Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Immunity. One year Iyengar practice is recommended for this one.

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