A whole different way to experience one of the most well known venues in the state of Colorado starts this coming weekend! The stands at Red Rocks will fill with yogis eager to enjoy the park from various calming and invigorating yoga poses such as the astang pranam (caterpillar) and the adho mukha svanasana (downward dog) .
The Red Rocks Amphitheater--owned and operated by the City and County of Denver--boasting a magnificent open air stage that acts as "the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world," according to Red Rocks Online, will again be hosting Yoga on the Rocks this July and August.
Red Rocks is usually more known for the amazing concerts it holds throughout the summer season, but for years it has also attracted people interested in the geological history of the area, the stunning views of the city below, the trails to hike, and more. It is a hot spot for locals and tourists, music fans, and outdoor athletic enthusiasts alike. The amphitheater takes advantage of its situation to provide other, less audio-driven events an equally unique location to take place, such as 5k's, and in this case, large-scale yogi gatherings. Their website suggests that a whopping 1600 yoga performing individuals are estimated to join in the event this summer!
Yoga on the Rocks got its start thanks to the popular HealthONE Red Rocks Fitness Challenge that began in 2010 in an effort to expose people to the park's other perks and potential activities, according to Westword writer Jamie Siebrase. Like last year, Yoga on the Rocks will be sponsored by Core Power Yoga, a Denver company driven to spread the emotional as well as physical benefits of yoga. Additional sponsors include the Whole Planet Foundation and Whole Foods Market. Like Last year, $1 from every ticket will be donated to the Whole Planet Foundation.
For those who enjoy yoga and want to try it in a totally out of the norm way, and for those who just need an excuse to go hang out at Red Rocks, then Yoga on the Rocks is the summer activity to be at!
DETAILS OF THIS YEAR's EVENT:
Yoga on the Rocks will span four Saturdays--July 26th, August 2nd, 9th, and 16th--and each session will run from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. There are two ticket options: a single ticket for one session ($12), or a pass good for all four sessions ($38).
*FYI--Unlike last year, tickets are available for pre-purchase online only--meaning no more drop ins.*
To buy your ticket and learn more, check out their website here.
For a lovely and succinct introduction to the area and its singularity, be sure to read up on the history of Red Rocks here.