“I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking about the mountains.”– John Muir
Outdoor Yoga at The Colorado Chautauqua
Traditional yoga under a cool tent outdoors at Chautauqua this Spring? Yes! We got you. Ashtanga Yoga is often called the “Original Power Yoga” and this class gives you a taste of why that is. With her steady count and insightful cues, Sandi here guides you through no more than half of the Ashtanga Primary Series (including the traditional opening and closing sequences) for an empowering experience of mind-body-breath stretching and strengthening in union. This class is for those who want a challenge in your practice but don’t worry: she won’t ask you to cross your legs behind your head (that’s reserved for the full Primary Series)! Honor your body- mind and feel free to modify your practice as needed.
The early bird gets… the best views! This May, start your day with outdoor Sunrise Yoga on Tuesday mornings at Chautauqua’s beautiful perch overlooking Boulder from the base of the Flatirons! Stretch and strengthen with Sandi in a 75 minute all-level Vinyasa session to salute the sunshine and breathe in the fresh light of dawn. Note: if you want to catch the very first rays of the sunrise, feel free to arrive before 6am for open sitting meditation. Extra clothing layers and a sun hat and/or shawl are recommended for the change of temperature. Honor your body-mind and feel free to modify your practice as needed.
Is there a better way to end the day than with Sunset Yoga and Meditative Hiking around the gorgeous Chautauqua grounds? Take a deeper breath of fresh air with Sandi in this slow Vinyasa and Restorative yoga session followed by a quiet group hike along the Enchanted Mesa trail. Return home more relaxed, grounded, and connected to the beauty of both your internal and external environment. Note: all personal belongings are the responsibility of each participant. Leave anything at home that you don’t need, or plan to keep it with you during the hike. Yoga mats can be left inside the auditorium for pickup after the hike. Honor your body-mind and feel free to modify your practice as needed.
It’s a real gift to practice yoga at this beautiful national historic landmark in Boulder, Colorado! I’m so happy to be returning for our second outdoor yoga season.
“Located at the base of Boulder’s Flatirons and one of only 25 National Historic Landmarks in the state of Colorado, the Colorado Chautauqua is one of only a few remaining chautauquas in the U.S. It is considered THE western representation of the cultural movement that swept the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is the only site west of the Mississippi that has been in continuous operation since its founding and with its original structures intact and used for their original purposes.” – www.chautauqua.com