Join Kerry Shamblin for her annual workshop that presents the upcoming astrological patterns for 2019.
She will do a brief introduction to the practice of Jyotisha, the science of light known as Vedic astrology, and then delve into explaining the astrological weather for the year, including strategies for maximizing the potential of beneficial planetary positions and mitigating the difficulties brought by challenging positions.
Kerry Shamblin is an Estes Park local who also practices “jyotisha” the science of light also known as Vedic astrology. Join her for a free session that will introduce you to the basic concepts and methodologies of this ancient art and science that is used for understanding personal and collective life events.
Ring in 2019 with Alex doing 108 sun salutations!
The tradition of practicing 108 Sun Salutations in a row is a traditional practice with several meanings. It is typically practiced on the two equinoxes and two solstices, celebrating the change of the seasons. It is also as an opportunity to let go of anything weighing you down as you move into a lighter, fresher new year.
This practice is linked to the belief that 108 is a sacred number: 108 Upanishads, 108 sacred points on the body, 108 sacred sites in India, and the distance between the sun and the earth is 108 times the sun’s diameter!
Anyone can do it, but remember to make the practice your own:
Cost: $15 drop-in, punch card, and monthly passes accepted
Kirtan is a musical experience that is based on ancient chants and has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra and the audience sings it back. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, other participants, and yourself. When the music stops, your mind is quiet.
Free, donations accepted for musicians.
Have you ever noticed how taking a walk, doing yoga, or tai chi or other exercises can seem to change your thought patterns and even help you suddenly have an answer to a problem you've been ruminating for hours even days?
This is also what happens when you join a circle of welcoming people gathered for the peace dances doing repetitive chants that reflect values that cross all religions.
We are happy to welcome back Jyoti and Yusuf from a retreat with Tansen to gather us in Estes Park for sacred dance. Jyoti is anticipating leading “Mother earth is a great, great ship that we are sailing on. Touch the earth , feel your worth.” Other dances include “Tane Mahuta” and “Drink with the Beloved”. Some dances are slow and soulful, others are energetic and spirited. No previous experience is required by those attending this circle of compassionate community.
The dances are offered by donation; No one is denied joining in these interfaith practices with the repetition of sacred phrases and heartfelt movements. Please bring water to revive you after the exuberant dances; also, refrain from wearing fragrances, as some people have sensitivities.
The Dances are held every third Saturday of the month at Estes Park Yoga, Park Place Mall, 145 East Elkhorn. Call Linda Bensey at 970-214-7719 for more information.
Donation: $10 suggested
Join us for a unique class that combines yoga for relaxation and essential oils. Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants and used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning, and for healing purposes (often called aromatherapy). Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental, and emotional health.
Yoga and aromatherapy go together to improve your overall wellbeing. In this class, gentle yoga postures, breath work, and inner awareness will be practiced to enable students to feel calmer, connected, and balanced. No prior yoga experience is required. All levels are welcome. Please do not wear chemical-based perfumes or lotions.
Cost: $20 drop-in, punch cards accepted (1 punch), monthly pass holders receive $10 off!
Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the Earth, the Dances blend chant, live music, and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace, and integration.
The DUP Estes Park will be led by Jyoti with live music from local and front range musicians.
Donation: $10 suggested
3rd Saturday of every month, 4-6 pm
Aug 18, Sep 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 22
Older? Heavier? Tighter?
Learn stretching techniques and yogic remedies for dealing with the body you have today. A great class for those that may be frustrated with flexibility, befuddled by balance, or wanting to enhance (or start) a fitness program to feel good in an ever-changing body. This workshop will lead into a new class series. Cost: $20.