happenings : yoga, dance, wellness

Socially distanced yoga classes at The Colorado Chautauqua :

Slowing Down For Safety : As of Friday, November 6th 2020, the City of Boulder issued a “High Risk” Level Orange Safer At Home update for COVID-19 public health guidelines. Safety is a top priority at The Colorado Chautauqua and we have therefore decided to pause our current in-person yoga class offerings. However, we do value your interest, participation, and support, and we really hope to see you again soon! Stay tuned for possible virtual class offerings, and definitely for updates once the City determines a safer climate for live classes. Thank you!

An inspiring yoga story! When the pandemic first hit in the Spring of 2020 and I was furloughed from all 3 of my jobs as a yoga teacher and dance teacher because everything shut down, I was in need of a new source of income. Looking for a job online, I found that The Colorado Chautauqua was hiring housekeepers. My most memorable experience with housekeeping was actually at my first yoga studio in NYC, The Shala, where I couldn’t afford the classes, so I worked as a karma yogini : cleaning the studio, doing laundry, working the front desk etc. for years! I think I still have karma yoga credits there for classes! Anyway, fortunately Chautauqua hired me as a housekeeper and shortly after, interestingly, one of their cottagers visiting from New York told me she would love to attend one of my yoga classes. So I mentioned this to Chautauqua’s director of operations and he said, “let’s do it!”. So we did it! Surprisingly, in over 100 years of its history in Boulder, The Colorado Chautauqua had never held its own yoga classes – even though it had rented its space for other groups to run yoga retreats. So we started the first yoga classes at Chautauqua just this past summer – outdoors, of course: Sunrise Vinyasa and Sunset Yoga & Meditative Hiking. Our summer classes were such a hit and students requested the classes continue – even indoors – so here we are! We have just announced our first homegrown indoor classes at Chautauqua for the Fall and Winter season! Click links above for registration and information. Safety is a priority and we are aligning with Colorado Public Health Guidelines to take COVID-19 precautions including social distancing, temperature checks, mask wearing, and room sanitization.

“The class is great. Sandi is an intuitive instructor. Please keep these yoga offerings!”

“Great instructor and a great way to get people to Chautauqua during these tough times! Thanks for branching out and offering this!”

“Amazing experience and I already signed up for another session!”

– thank you to our participants –

online p r a c t i c e :

zoom yoga

Contact me here to schedule your one-on-one Zoom yoga sessions and develop an individualized home yoga practice according to the potent and peaceful Ashtanga Vinyasa methodology. All levels welcome.

Pricing * for Private Online Zoom 60 minute Sessions (including free 15 minute consultation): 1 session = $50 / 3 sessions = $135 / 5 sessions = $200

* Payment plans and pandemic assistance available.

online t h e o r y :

Ashtanga Yoga Theory with Sandi : your self-paced reference online! Dive deep into the theoretical currents of Ashtanga Yoga as defined by the ancient yoga sūtras of Patañjali. This course familiarizes you with all 8 limbs (or progressive stages) of Ashtanga Yoga through 75 select sūtras presented in Sanskrit with original translations in American English. Icebreaker video tutorials for each sūtra help you start chanting & memorizing. Creative meditation exercises inspire you to put theory into practice. Questions raised challenge your conventional thinking!

online and in-person d a n c e :

BollyX The Bollywood Workout @ Boulder Parks and Recreation!

BollyX : featured on ABC’s SHARK TANK! earlier this year, is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and smiling. 

Boulder Parks and Recreation Classes : Choose your way to play and stay fit at your comfort level: Plan your fall with virtual, individual or small group classes, including indoor and outdoor options. We’ve got activities for people of all ages and abilities! Registration is OPEN.
Re-opening phases and process

BollyX The Bollywood Workout : In Person

Saturdays 10am at The East Boulder Community Center Basketball Courts 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303 / $9 Drop-In. The best way to register is to call the center : (303) 413-7260 during operating hours. In the event of unfavorable weather, we will social distance dance inside the center with masks. * Bring your water bottle!

BollyX The Bollywood Workout : Parks Virtual

Mondays 5:30pm via Zoom with the Boulder Parks & Recreation Virtual Pass! Please visit our live schedule at bprfitness.org. Classes are subject to change or cancellation at any time. Happy Sweating!