Join visiting teacher, Gina Caputo, for a weekend of learning, liberating and the fun of yoga. Three public classes and a teacher's workshop to earn 5.5 hours of Continuing Education Units for Registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance.
The Origins and Evolution of the Namaskar with visiting teacher Lily Russo
A workshop to deepen your understanding, alignment, and appreciation of the sun salutation.
Almost everyone who has some experience in yoga is familiar with Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutation. But with many variations and little context provided in most classes, it can be confusing to know where it came from, what are the benefits, and what is the best way for each student to practice it? A combination of lecture and practice, this workshop will teach the origins of the Namaskar as a humble bow of prostration in between rounds of the Gayatri mantra honoring the sun, and progress to teach several variations of the modern Sun Salutation. A tutorial on the various ways to transition in between rounds will assist students in learning the most effective, aligned, and safe way to chatturanga, and other transition vinyasas. Photographic handouts will be given to help students continue practicing these beneficial, energy creating sequences at home.
Lily Russo, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga most of her life. Her initial practice of asana lead her to study all the other facets including pranayama, meditation, and Ayurveda, as well as other influential disciplines, primarily Buddhism and the Tao. She believes that practices which lead us to recognize our relations to our higher selves and to all other beings as well as the natural world create a life of harmony. As a teacher Lily is passionate about sharing these practices with her students, so that they may use them to realize mental calm and clarity, as well as physical strength and grace. She crafts classes and workshops based on the needs of her students, time of day and year, and her intuition around what is energetically calling for attention in the moment. More information at www.lilyrussoyoga.com; the Firewalks and empowerment trainings she leads with her husband at www.thehighpath.com; and about her other passion, mosaic art, at www.lilymosaics.com.
Join us to celebrate community! Friday, December 8th, 5:30-7:15pm
Yoga Nidra and Chanting with visiting teacher Lily Russo
Lily will take us into a deeply restful guided Shavasana, and ease us back into a heart felt awareness through chanting, accompanied by a harmonium.
Creative Expression with Elissa Dickson
At this introspective time of year, writing is a powerful way to explore the light and the dark within us. Using creative and experiential prompts, students will dive into the internal landscape of body, mind, and spirit.
Elissa Dickson, San Miguel County’s Poet Laureate.
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
A sound healing to balance and attune the chakras. A journey through the shushumna nadi, the central channel of vital energy within.
Jane Del Piero / John Holt LuvLight Alternative Healthcare, Kundalini / Tantra yoga teachers
Please dress comfortably and bring a light appetizer or dessert if you are so inclined.
We will have tea to enjoy so bring a mug.
This event is donation based.
Donations will be given to Angel Baskets.
Noel Night - Wednesday, December 6th
An evening of joy, art, food and fun.
Be sure to join us for THE local's night out of the year. We host a room full of local artisans selling amazing, locally-made and highly desirous items- great gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
The Telluride Yoga Center will be offering the ultimate stocking stuffer-
A discounted seasonal 10 class punch card for $120 ($25 off) or $240 ($40 off) for the 20 class punch card.*
NOW IS THE TIME to stock up for the winter. Gift yourself or someone you love!
*These discounted punch cards EXPIRE April 8th. Use them up over the winter!
For those of you who cannot make it out for Noel Night we offer the discounted punch cards ONLINE - ALL DAY so you won't miss out. Click HERE to make your online purchase, select the NOEL NIGHT PUNCH CARD of your choice.
“It is the inner quest for growth and evolution, or involution, that is the profound and
transformational yogic journey that awaits the seeker after Truth.” ~BKS Iyengar.
The Inward Journey: An Invitation to Introspection and Involution. Can we withdraw inward and find the reality of life, the truth of yoga? BKS Iyengar found life inside himself, in every cell of his body. His teachings lead us to the divine core inside us away from the outer world of perception. Pose and repose. Work on finding stillness in the practice of asana, in the breath, and in the mind.
Join us for a weekend with Senior Iyengar teacher Nancy Stechert. Five in-depth classes to deepen the practice.
$185 for entire weekend workshop
EARLY BIRDS: Register by November 3rd
Join us for community night at TYC and experience yogic lifestyle!
This month let's gather in the name of warmth, spices and nourishment. Spices are primal medicine! Learn how to make the classical Ayurvedic dish kitchari. This is an easy and delicious one pot meal that is renowned for its ability to "re-set" your digestive system. It is nourishing for body and soul. We will also make our own home-brewed chai tea! Let the kichari cook and the chai simmer while we learn the value of the Gayatri mantra. The Gayatri is the oldest known mantra from the vedas that celebrates the inextinguishable light. We'll learn to use the mala beads to integrate this ancient practice and experience a high vibration meditation. Feel the palpable shift in your own being through this ancient practice connecting us to the highest Self.
Let's make this a potluck! Bring an easy dish and bowl, mug and utensils.
This event is donation based. Donations will be matched by TYC and given to a cause TBD by the group.
TRAVELING MYSTIC: SOMA AND SHABDA (THE NECTAR OF SOUND)- A CONCERT
We are proud to present an evening with Philippe Gagné, a talented multi-instrumentalist whose music is centered around the Handpan, offering a sublime and rapturous experience in sound.
Phillippe's musical style focuses on melodic and musical patterns both created and improvised as an ambient melody to everyday life. Incorporating electro-acoustic and electronic elements to his live sets, he creates an ambient atmosphere that is easy to get positively lost into.
Phillippe is an independent artist and street musician from Quebec City, Canada. An avid traveler and busker, he has performed in the streets of Germany and Finland, always
coming back to the picturesque scenery of the St-Lawrence river and the streets of Old Quebec, Canada.
Sail into the mystic, soothe your nervous system and re-charge your creative energy on Sunday, September 24th, 7-8pm at the Telluride Yoga Center.
$20 Admission/$10 Children under 16
Join Kristin Taylor, Prana Vinyasa, RYT for a very special ritual practice devoted to a conscious transition from summer to fall. This practice is deeply intentional as we weave our prayers and dreams into the physical, mental and emotional body. 108 varying namaskars (Sun and Moon Salutations) will carry us into a place of deeper self knowing, strength and integrity. If the thought of 108 namaskars makes you waiver, your practice will be fully supported with modifications and the option to rest. Mala beads are also provided for mantra japa (prayer meditation). Please join the community as we honor this sacred sandhya (transition point) together.
RAVEN YOGA FOR ADDICTION AND RECOVERY - ALL LEVELS
with visiting teacher Nicole Peltier
If you are considering a change like quitting "something" and find the struggle in doing it alone, you're not alone. Bring yourself as you are with your afflictions to a space created for support, healing and letting go. Nicole thought if she put her mind to it, she could do anything, well, not this apparently. She couldn't do it alone. We are stronger together. Come as you are, no addiction required.
$20 SPECIAL CLASS
Mat Rentals Available
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ROCKIN' HIP HOP YOGA- ALL LEVELS
with Visiting Teacher Nicole Peltier
Vinyasa yoga that moves and grooves! Set to modern rock, pop and hip-hop, this class is really about having fun, empowering your spirit and experiencing the freedom within. Sure to sweat! De-tox your week with Special Visiting Instructor Nicole Peltier. Read about her.
$20 SPECIAL CLASS
Mat Rentals Available
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Join us at the Telluride Yoga Center for a public lecture on Kriya Yoga: Kriya Yoga is an ancient method of living and meditation that cultivates body, mind, intellect and awareness of soul using powerful meditative and yoga disciplines. It helps us to experience the three divine qualities of light, vibration, and sound by using techniques of concentration, posture and breathing. This develops one-pointed mind, which enables us to penetrate the deepest levels of consciousness and to change our lives. Kriya Yoga teaches that any action kri, is done by ya, the indwelling soul. It is a universal spiritual discipline that crosses all divisions and boundaries.
For more information:
Phone: Chris Faison - 303-870-5819
Please call or email for reservation and pricing/donation information.
COLORADO CACAO, YOGA & SOUND
Explore the fusion of the ancient practices of Yoga and Shamanism! Join CJ Ananda on a heart expanding journey of Cacao, Yoga & Sound.
Yoga (union with the Divine) and Shamanism (interaction with the spirit world) both are practices traditionally designed to lead us to the direct flow of wisdom and the embodiment of spirit. We shall be working with the elements as shamanic archetypes to create a conscious conversation between our inner Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. Through this practice we will come into harmonious union aligning ourselves to our true nature.
We begin the class with a cup of Sacred Cacao to connect us to Spirit. Using the essence of cacao to open clear channels between our Mulhadara chakra (the body), the Anahata chakra (the heart) and the sahasrara chakra (Great Spirit); activating an intense and transformational practice. Our experience will be deepened by the constant thread of Sacred Sounds and Icaros (Shamanic songs) performed live by our team.
We are excited to announce a special visit to the Telluride Yoga Center from the originator of Kaiut Yoga, Francisco Kaiut.
He is coming all the way from Brazil to grace us with four 2.5 hour classes of in-depth discussion and practice of Kaiut Yoga.
We are giving TYC students the first chance to sign up for these classes before they are advertised through Francisco's site and the Telluride Yoga Festival. You have two weeks priority registration so get in while you can!
The classes will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18th and 19th.
What is Kaiut Yoga? with Francisco Kaiut
Tuesday, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Class + Discussion: Explanation of the Kaiut method of yoga. A discussion of the modern day lifestyle and how it affects us.
What is Our Human Potential? with Francisco Kaiut
Tuesday, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Class + Discussion: People are living longer than ever. Learn about Kaiut yoga and how it supports a graceful aging process. Francisco will discuss the importance of relaxation, sleep and inversions to the nervous and endocrine systems.
Flexibility and Rigidity: Understanding Restrictions and How They Develop
with Francisco Kaiut
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Class + Discussion: How to identify and interact with the body's feedback.
Kaiut Yoga and You with Francisco Kaiut
Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Class + Discussion:
How to practice at home, the importance of sequences and Q&A
The wheels are in motion for the TYC's community nights!
The vision is to create a sacred joyful space for healthy, collaborative, yoga-related activities, where we can interact with one another beyond the mat.
In a time of increasing disconnection and isolation we want you to know that you are part of something great and TYC is a haven for joy, ease, expansion and connection.
Please join us for a new moon celebration!
friday, june 23rd 5:30-7:30pm
Receive a Vedic astrological forecast for the new moon cycle
from Siri Karam
Enjoy a short reading from the Bhagavad Gita leading us into a group meditation with Robyn Van Gelder
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Create your own vision board with ritual and guidance
from Kristin Taylor
Please dress comfortably and bring a light appetizer or dessert if you are so inclined. We will have tea to enjoy so bring a mug.
This event is donation based.
Please come for a portion, or all of it.
Special Ritual Class: Tuesday June 20th, 8:30am-10:15am
Join TYC co-owner and Prana Vinyasa teacher, Kristin Taylor, for this ritual practice to honor the auspicious energy of Summer Solstice.
108 Sun/Moon Salutations- A Moving Mala (Prayer)
This class celebrates the peak of the sun's light. It is the opportunity to mark a special juncture in time and move in meditation and homage to the inner light of vitality, intellect, transformation, digestion and assimilation. We will send powerful dedications into all aspects of the Self, a sacred offering and cultivation of energy, life force and focus to align with our highest vibration. Part endurance...part meditation ...completely empowering. Utilizing the magic of Vinyasa we will dedicate four sets of 27 Namaskars (salutations), each set dedicated to important aspects of the Self.
*Sun Salutations can be modified. We will discuss the options and modifications at the beginning so that you can find your moving prayer that supports the present state of you.
Ayurveda and Yoga practices for transitioning from Spring to Summer Conscious Acts of Self Expression Join visiting teacher Balaram Chandra for a two hour Memorial Day class focusing on awareness in transitions, movement, and conscious self expression. The stored energy of Winter softens with Spring, and the rising energy of Spring expresses itself naturally in Summer through extroverted acts. Ayurveda requests attuning to the energy in our environment internally and externally. How does that look for a modern Yogi? How should we move, breath, sit, and meditate? Learn all of this through a creative class with our dear friend Balaram Chandra who will gladly answer all of your Ayurveda and Yoga Questions and inspire our own quest to live harmoniously with all that is.
Two hour workshop- $40
We are extending the early bird discount through Thursday for this weekend's special classes!
Re-stoke your inner fire and re-ignite your vision for 2017 with this upcoming workshop:
"The Fire of Peaceful Activation-
A steady cultivation of goals"
February 10 and 11.
with Maria Garré- M.Ed, 500 ERYT.
FRIDAY 4:30-6:30pm| Fire + Earth:
Finding Stillness in the Fire
Weaving prana vinyasa flow practices with spiritual wisdom, enjoy a workshop offering the spirit to sustain and harmonize the flame of transformation.
SATURDAY 9-11am| Tapas, Fire of Illumination
Self empowerment is the core of tapas. Experience the power of these practices to illuminate your soul’s journey.
SATURDAY 1-3pm| Ancient Wisdom to guide the Rhythm of Life
From the Vedas to modern day authors, the heart of the message remains the same. Let’s explore how the wisdom of the sages can activate, energize and guide our personal transformation.
DEAL: $30/Class | $75 For All*
This workshop will help you re-stoke your inner fire! Re-ignite the goals you envisioned for yourself this year and find the energy to sustain. What are tapas anyway? Come find out how to tap into the spark and hear the ancient wisdom that supports your heart's desire.
FRIDAY 4:30-6:30pm| Fire + Earth: Finding Stillness in the Fire
In the path of activation we understand the power of peace. Much of what we do in Yoga is a mirror to how we move through life. Weaving prana vinyasa flow practices with spiritual wisdom, enjoy a workshop offering the spirit to sustain and harmonize the flame of transformation.
SATURDAY 9-11am| Tapas, Fire of Illumination
Tapas means to heat, to shine. The luster that comes from the inside out when we cultivate inner strength and power. Self empowerment is the core of tapas. Experience the power of these practices to illuminate your soul’s journey.
SATURDAY 1-3pm| Ancient Wisdom to guide the Rhythm of Life
From the Vedas to modern day authors, the heart of the message remains the same. Though presented, written and spoken through thousands of mediums, the core wisdom that is there to illuminate the path does not waiver. Let’s explore how the wisdom of the sages can activate, energize and guide our personal transformation.
Investment: $30/Class | $75 For All
Best deal: Paid Registration by Feburary 1st- $30/Class | $75 For All
Sign up NOW
The Freedom Within- Iyengar Workshop with Senior Iyengar teacher Nancy Stechert
Delve into a deeper understanding of relationship and connection using the body as the tool to access greater insight, health and healing on all levels.
Nancy Stechert, Senior Iyengar teacher will offer precise guidance for aligning body, breath and awareness to create more freedom within.
Fri. 2:30-4:30pm Hip Stabilization Stabilization of the hips strengthens the low back and frees valuable energy delivering the gift of spaciousness throughout. Explore this concept of stability as a bridge to freedom through a variety of poses including forward and back extensions and some lateral twisting.
Fri. 6-8pmYoga Philosophy “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” is the foundation of several yoga methods including Iyengar Yoga. The sutras explain why and how yoga works from the very basics of only stretching the body to the highest level of enlightenment. Our discussion will focus on the chapter on practice, the eight limbs of yoga, and the yogic view of the world.
Sat. 9-11am Stand in Your Power
Standing poses: a reflection of clarity, courage, strength and stability. We will develop a reverence for the gifts of foundation and alignment.
Sat. 3-5pm The Inner World of Forward Extensions
Forward extensions bow to the freedom of the hips and the openness of the upper spine, focusing inward attention. Discover the infinite peace within as we release the holding patterns that keep us from the present moment.
Sun.10-12pm Backward Extensions Experience the ecstatic awakening and extension of your spine by unlocking the upper thoracic spine and securing the lower lumbar spine. Develop flexibility and strength of the shoulder and pelvic girdle to witness the freedom within a back bend.
INVESTMENT: Single Classes: $40 PER CLASS, $35 if registered by January 8th
Full Workshop: $175 OR Pre-Register by January 8th and Pay $140
Nancy Stechert started practicing yoga in California in 1976, she first went to India to study with BkS Iyengar in 1983and has continued to goalmost every year since. She holds a Senior Iyengar certificate, started the Colorado School of yoga in Denver in 1986, the International School of Yoga in Tokyo in 1993, and Yoga Tree in Hotchkiss in 2006. She has taught many teacher trainings, served on the Iyengar National Board and is an Assessor
for the Iyengar Assessment certification process.
Visit her website at: hotchkissyogatree.com
Winter Solstice Celebration - Wednesday, December 21st 7-8pm
It’s time to turn the soil and plant the seeds!
The darkness of winter solstice is compared to the rich darkness of fertile soil. The waning light and fall season leading up to this point has offered the opportunity to reflect on the past year and digest our experiences and our efforts (reap the harvest).
“The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction.”
According to tantric philosophy this “sacred pause” is the essence of origin. This still moment in time represents the ground of being and the birthplace of new life and possibilities. This pause is called a “sandhya” –a juncture of time and space in whichtransition and transformation occurs. The six month period that follows - winter to summer - is referred to as the “uttarayana” cycle and is suffused with the forces of growth and expansion.
We know that energy flows where our attention goes. With this in mind, we will plant seeds of intention, prayers, dreams and visions for the new year to come.
Offering and aligning the flow of breath and life force consciousness to unite individual and divine will.
Please join Kristin Taylor, Babsi Glaznig and Ted Faris for music, 27 chandra namaskars and 108 mantra japa (sacred chants) as we bow to the greater forces of life energy.
This is a donation event. All donations will be given to Angel Baskets. Please bring $10-$20 donation and food for the food bank.
Please stay for the Women’s Circle at 8:30pm led by Madeline Gonzalez and Monica Kelly Warren. This circle will initiate the cultivation of conscious community in relationship with the rhythms of nature for the upcoming year. Check out the Facebook group “Telluride Women’s Circle” for more information.
Noel Night - Wednesday, December 7th
An evening of joy, art, food and fun.
Be sure to join us for THE local's night out of the year. We host a room full of local artisans selling amazing locally made and highly desirous items- great gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
Telluride Yoga Center will be offering the famous discounted seasonal punch card- 10 classes for $108*. NOW IS THE TIME to stock up for the winter. Gift yourself or someone you love! No limit to purchases.
*These special cards have an extended expiration date but keep in mind, they expire the last day of ski season.
For those of you who cannot make it out for Noel Night we offer the discounted punch cards ONLINE - ALL DAY so you won't miss out.
AYURVEDA - FROM FALL TO WINTER: Ayurvedic Seasonal Wisdom and Practices
Every year we hear “I’m not quite ready for winter.”
This weekend workshop is your chance to be-friend the transition. The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda teaches us how to live in harmony with our environment so that we can embrace, not resist, what is. Join us for the magic that comes as we learn to live in harmony, happiness and optimal health.
This workshop will teach you how to move, rest, eat and love for the season.
Quality and passion imbue the teachings of Balarama Chandra Das, a teacher whom we are delighted to bring back to Telluride!
Learn to live vibrantly through the ancient, divine knowledge transmitted in the Charaka Samhita, the traditional ayurvedic text.
Join us for four classes:
Rituals for Fall to Winter Part I
Practices for Fall to Winter Part I
Rituals for Fall to Winter Part II
Practices for Fall to Winter Part II
Each class individually will be of benefit but to receive the fullest transmission please commit to the full weekend. Bring a notebook and yoga clothes as you can expect some asana, especially in the morning classes.
SINGLE CLASS: $40
FULL WORKSHOP: $140 ($35 per class)
Balarama Chandra is an Educator and Practitioner of Ayurveda and Yoga. His primary focus is on Ayurvedic Psychology and Habit Reformation through positive expression and the simple means of approaching health and healing through yoga, breath, and diet. Balarama is an expert facilitator ofthe conversation of self transformation and dharma via international educational trainings, retreats, and personal counseling. He has the dynamic ability to make the seemingly complicated - practical, humorous and exciting.