Ridgway Yoga Shala

AT THE HEART OF THE RIDGWAY COMMUNITY

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What is Ashtanga Yoga
Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

What is Ashtanga Yoga

During this immersion we will dive deeper into the context and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga,

its inquiry, facets and focus, the inner workings of the practice, and much much more.

All welcome. No experience required. Come with curiosity and an open heart.

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Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Meditation Workshop with Amy Eriksen

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Finding Peace Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Sunday January 27 2:00pm-5:00pm

Cost- $95

Early Bird- $75 (before January 20)

Couples 10% Discount

Seniors and Teens- $75

This workshop makes meditation accessible to everyone! It draws from the wisdom of various traditions offering techniques to reduce and release stress, paving the way for improved physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. This class takes the mystery out of meditation combining modern science with ancient wisdom. You will learn about the essentials of any successful meditation, what experiences you might have and why, and the many benefits that will unfold in your life with regular practice. You will learn how to begin and sustain your own enriching home practice and how to fit it into a busy life!

To Register, Click HERE

(space is limited to 12 people)

(you will need a MindBody Login). Once Logged In, Go to the “Workshops” Tab to find Registration Link

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Amy is a Colorado native, and moved to the San Juan Mountains in 1997 to ski. She has worked mainly as a nutrition counselor, and most specifically with parents and children. She has been practicing yoga for 17 years and is a Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher through the McLean Meditation Institute. Her passion for meditation began after having 3 daughters, including twins, and realizing that good nutrition was only a part of health and wellness. Her life brought lessons that both demanded and blessed her with a more comprehensive approach. This comprehensive approach of the 8 limbs of yoga, nutrition, Ayurveda and community is a gift that she wishes to share with all who hope to cultivate balanced health, growth, relationships and connection.  Amy’s meditation classes focus more on “techniques” than “traditions” with respect for all paths that lead to the top of the mountain!

Buddha was asked, "What have you gained from meditation?

He replied, "Nothing! However, Buddha said, let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old age and Death."

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Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Noel Night

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Join us Friday December 7th @ 5:30pm

NOEL NIGHT AT RIDGWAY YOGA SHALA

Come celebrate with us and give the gifts of healthy living!!

$85 10 Punch Yoga passes

Bode Wellness CDB Products

Cup of Sun Golden Milk

Ally Crilly Art and Gifts

“Spinsters” Handmade Yarnworks

Singing Springs Botanicals Ayurvedic Line

No Mind Malas

Medicine Ranch Chinese Herbs

Venus and Vetiver Organic Skincare Line

Teas, Juices, Food and MORE!!!

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200 Hour Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training w/ Maria Garre
Nov
18
8:30 AM08:30

200 Hour Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training w/ Maria Garre

200 Hour Prana Vinyasa® Teacher Training w/ Maria Garre

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Welcome!  We are excited to have your interest in our Evolutionary Global Prana Vinyasa® Teacher Studies Program!  We invite you to explore this beautiful path of living yoga and please feel free to reach out at any time if you have any questions!

Whether you are seeking to follow the magical path of becoming a yoga teacher or simply to deepening your own personal practice and understanding, this integrated approach to yoga training is suited for all.  Prana Vinyasa® is a celebrated, unique program that offers a full-spectrum approach to the art of living and embodying the flow of yoga created by yogini Shiva Rea.  

Prana Vinyasa Flow® - Energetic Vinyasa is a full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga created by Shiva Rea (www.shivarea.com). Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana - the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence - as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living. Experience innovative approaches to vinyasa yoga and the state of flow within the rhythm of class.

Ridgway Yoga Shala's  Prana Flow® 200-hour certification program allows Yoga students to not only delve deeper into the spirit of living and experiencing the many layers of Yoga, but also understand the foundational teachings of Prana Flow Yoga.

Learn to embody and evolve your teaching and practice through each layer of roots and elemental Prana Vinyasa Flow.  From movement alchemy to inner arts meditation, our comprehensive certification program merges all pathways of Yoga. Develop a body of integrated knowledge through your studies to empower and broaden your approach and understanding of Vinyasa-based Yoga.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10+ Prana Vinyasa sequences for teaching, self-integration, and study
  • Access to Yoga Alchemy online certification portal of programs with documented sequences, full color e-books, meditations, and audio
  • Sequencing methodology integrating energetic anatomy alongside physical anatomy for intelligent class design
  • Transform your teaching and deepen your understanding and experience of the elements in nature, within the body and Ayurveda
  • Learn the art and arc of Prana Vinyasa Flow sequencing, teaching alignment in the flow, and three-part vinyasa methodology
  • The complete mandala of asanas that teaches how to see unique relationships within asana for energetic and physical inner transformation
  • The effect of solar versus lunar energy to guide class instructions as well as to inform how to live in flow with nature
  • Join a global community of teachers through online discussion groups, monthly calls with Shiva Rea and more!

GENERAL AREAS OF STUDY

  • ANATOMY and ALIGNMENT of advanced asanas, hands-on and teaching in the flow
  • SEQUENCING PRINCIPLES: learn the arc of class design from opening to closing. Understand the art of wave sequencing, krama (stages) of a sequence and asana to sequence intelligently through prana and body
  • MANDALA OF ASANA understand an integrated evolution of asana.
  • ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT: weave the Chakra system, Kosha model and Pancha Vayu movements into class design, cueing and sequencing
  • SACRED TEXT + PHILOSOPHY STUDY: Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita guide the vedic wisdom of the teaching for living yoga

ROOTS PRANA VINYASA

  • Cultivating the flow of prana through asana, pranayama, drishti, and bandhas
  • Principles and practice of creative and effective sequencing (beginning and intermediate flows)
  • Ritual arc of class and structure: opening, namaskar, waves, peak poses, counter-posing and closing.
  • Navigating flow-movement meditations, observation skills, hands-on adjustments, props, verbal cues, music, and other tools.

PHYSICAL AND ENERGETIC ANATOMY FOR ALIGNMENT

  • Identify anatomical landmarks, muscle groups, holding patters, blockages, internal holding of body relevant to yoga asanas.
  • Learn and experience body structure/energetics, alignment/action, intelligence/intuition of asanas
  • Discussion of physical and subtle layers of body: koshas, chakras, nadis.

PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY FOR LIVING YOGA

  •  Philosophical and historical roots of vinyasa yoga
  • Discussion, application, and response to classical yogic texts: Baghavad-Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Learn basic Sanskrit asanas and basic Sanskrit terminology

 AYURVEDA FOR YOGA TEACHERS

  • Integrate and apply the practical tools from Ayurveda that support holistic living of Yoga in a way that is accessible and applicable to your individual life rhythm
  • Learn basic Ayurvedic theory (elements, doshas and gunas)
  • Ayurvedic lifestyle: dinacharya, the art of daily routine

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MEET MARIA

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Maria E Garre, M.Ed, C-IAYT,  E-RYT 500
Ayurvedic Health Practitioner  |  Prana Flow® Yoga  |  Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist 

Maria Garre was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Frederick, MD, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Hood College in Biology and Eastern Philosophy. After college, Maria continued her education at Hood by completing the graduate program in Biomedical Sciences in addition to working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor with ACE and AFAA certification.

Her passion for fitness led her to purchase the Frederick Fitness Center which she owned and managed for five years. During this time she was introduced to both Yoga and Pilates and began a formal teacher-training program with Janine Galati in both disciplines at Alternative Health and Fitness in Philadelphia.  She studied full time for two years in Yoga and Pilates and then pursued a Masters Degree in Education at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

Maria has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2000 which led her to coordinate Shiva’s International Yoga Teacher Training Program and served as the Prana Flow Affiliate Certification Coordinator for five years.   She has been involved in health, Yoga and Pilates instruction for over 15 years. In addition to offering teacher training, workshops and retreats world-wide, Maria has completed programs at both the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has written several articles for local and international publications, including Yoga Journal, Simple Living and Ayurveda Today and has been a featured presenter at Vancouver and Toronto Yoga Conferences.

Maria is dedicated to a life-long study, practice and teaching of both Yoga and Ayurveda.  Celebrating over 20 years of study in Medical and Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga, Maria’s teachings offer a grounded yet transformative approach to living, being, and embodying Yoga. Blending the knowledge she has gathered from her studies with her yearly trips to India, she leads dynamic, liberating classes and trainings that embody the alchemy of all these disciplines and teachings.

She founded the New Mexico School of Yoga where she leads 200-Hour and 300-Hour Yoga Programs specializing in Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga.  Maria also serves as teaching staff for Samudra School of Living Yoga Prana Flow certification programs worldwide. 

Maria is a member of Yoga Alliance (YA), National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and Serves on the NAMA Standards Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Accreditation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Copy of Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse w/ Julie Peterson and Amy Eriksen
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Copy of Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse w/ Julie Peterson and Amy Eriksen

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SEASONAL AYURVEDIC HOME CLEANSE WITH JULIE PETERSON AND AMY ERIKSEN

DETOXIFY SAFELY AND GENTLY WITH THE YOGA SHALA COMMUNITY THIS FALL!

10 day Cleanse Begins Monday, November 5th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pricing Options

Full Cleanse with Two Classes (Nov. 5th & Nov. 12th) & Online Support $75

Cleanse with Introductory Course (Nov. 5th ) & Online Support $45

Vak Tapas Course ONLY (Nov. 12) - $30

Description of Course

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal practice of balance and health, has long used masterful cleanses at the junctions of the seasons to facilitate an equilibrium in the body and mind and to establish and maintain well being.

Cleansing has a multitude of benefits including the elimination of accumulated toxins, improved digestion, burning unwanted fat, strengthening immunity, increased energy and reduced cravings. Ayurvedic cleanses are used to support and nourish and are not meant to shock the internal systems as other cleanse may do. By eating THREE FULL MEALS A DAY of vegan, wholesome foods and grounding, cooked meals including the delicious Kitchari, you are returned to a balanced, detoxified and purified state.

Join us, Monday November 5th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm for an in depth class on Ayurvedic cleansing and detoxification where we will cover key concepts for facilitating a successful detox including reasons to cleanse, ideal time to cleanse and specifics on how to undertake a 10 day Ayurvedic home cleanse. Class will also include instructional meditations and breath exercises (pranayama) to help support your balanced state. Collectively we will begin the cleanse the next day on Tuesday November, 6th and finish ten days later on November 16th.

To dive deeper into the cleanse an optional second course has been added: Vak Tapas- Yogic Disciplines for Purification of Speech on Monday November 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. As serious students of yoga we may feel drawn to bring other spiritual disciplines into our lives besides the practice of asana (yoga posture). Seasonal cleanses are one such practice. Another discipline that is immensely beneficial for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of Vak Tapas or disciplined speech. This special class will explore the four characteristics of Vak Tapas as explained in the Upanishads, as well as other ways we can enlighten the faculty of speech. When we use our organ of speech for right speech, we create harmony and increase sattva in the world. The lecture portion of this class will be followed by a guided Self-Inquiry meditation aimed to facilitate the cleansing of unhealthy emotions to further the benefits of the seasonal cleanse.

Throughout the 10 day period, we will be offering support via a private Facebook page set up for all cleanse participants as a place to share successes and challenges.

We look forward to sharing with you this wonderful honoring of the season of change and move together in balance and health!


Meet the Teachers

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Julie Peterson- Certified Herbalist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA)

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         Amy Eriksen- Nutritionist, Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor













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Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse w/ Julie Peterson and Amy Eriksen
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse w/ Julie Peterson and Amy Eriksen

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SEASONAL AYURVEDIC HOME CLEANSE WITH JULIE PETERSON AND AMY ERIKSEN

DETOXIFY SAFELY AND GENTLY WITH THE YOGA SHALA COMMUNITY THIS FALL!

10 day Cleanse Begins Monday, November 5th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pricing Options

Full Cleanse with Two Classes (Nov. 5th & Nov. 12th) & Online Support $75

Cleanse with Introductory Course (Nov. 5th ) & Online Support $45

Vak Tapas Course ONLY (Nov. 12) - $30

Description of Course

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal practice of balance and health, has long used masterful cleanses at the junctions of the seasons to facilitate an equilibrium in the body and mind and to establish and maintain well being.

Cleansing has a multitude of benefits including the elimination of accumulated toxins, improved digestion, burning unwanted fat, strengthening immunity, increased energy and reduced cravings. Ayurvedic cleanses are used to support and nourish and are not meant to shock the internal systems as other cleanse may do. By eating THREE FULL MEALS A DAY of vegan, wholesome foods and grounding, cooked meals including the delicious Kitchari, you are returned to a balanced, detoxified and purified state.

Join us, Monday November 5th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm for an in depth class on Ayurvedic cleansing and detoxification where we will cover key concepts for facilitating a successful detox including reasons to cleanse, ideal time to cleanse and specifics on how to undertake a 10 day Ayurvedic home cleanse. Class will also include instructional meditations and breath exercises (pranayama) to help support your balanced state. Collectively we will begin the cleanse the next day on Tuesday November, 6th and finish ten days later on November 16th.

To dive deeper into the cleanse an optional second course has been added: Vak Tapas- Yogic Disciplines for Purification of Speech on Monday November 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. As serious students of yoga we may feel drawn to bring other spiritual disciplines into our lives besides the practice of asana (yoga posture). Seasonal cleanses are one such practice. Another discipline that is immensely beneficial for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of Vak Tapas or disciplined speech. This special class will explore the four characteristics of Vak Tapas as explained in the Upanishads, as well as other ways we can enlighten the faculty of speech. When we use our organ of speech for right speech, we create harmony and increase sattva in the world. The lecture portion of this class will be followed by a guided Self-Inquiry meditation aimed to facilitate the cleansing of unhealthy emotions to further the benefits of the seasonal cleanse.

Throughout the 10 day period, we will be offering support via a private Facebook page set up for all cleanse participants as a place to share successes and challenges.

We look forward to sharing with you this wonderful honoring of the season of change and move together in balance and health!


Meet the Teachers

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Julie Peterson- Certified Herbalist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA)

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         Amy Eriksen- Nutritionist, Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor













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Ashtanga Yoga Weekend • ANNIE PACE
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend • ANNIE PACE

Explore yogic principles as applied in the ancient Ashtanga Yoga tradition. With decades of experience and extensive studies in India, Annie offers a wealth of wisdom. Practicing under her guidance makes Ashtanga Yoga a joyful and insightful adventure for all, as she offers a broad, deep and authentic perspective in both practice and theory. The weekend evolves progressively, with both guided and Mysore style classes, as well as time for questions and discussion, appropriate for all levels of practitioners. Newcomers to the lineage will get a graceful entry while seasoned practitioners receive the opportunity for endless refinement.

Annie beautifully tailors the content of the weekend to the students who are in the room. There will be time for questions and answers, so bring your forth your inquiry to help shape what topics we will dive deeper into during this workshop weekend.

All levels welcome!

LIMITED SPACE - RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Jeannie Zandi

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Join Jeannie and friends for an exploration into the potent depth of what’s often overlooked in the moment: being. Through silent and guided meditation, a spontaneous talk and exchange with participants, Jeannie will host a space of clarity and warmth where the true richness of life can be experienced, and your innermost spiritual questions can be met fully.

Come join us!

No Registration Required

Suggested Donation $20

Jeannie Zandi is a revolutionary of the heart dedicated to bringing the light of awakening to the ground of being human. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a shift into unified consciousness. Jeannie is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style, and draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living.

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Womens Advanced Mountain Biking and Yoga Weekend

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Women’s Advanced Mountain Bike and Yoga Weekend Retreat

Join us for a weekend with two of the state’s best mountain biking coaches for skills, drills and FUN!

Begin your weekend with bike checks, drills and adventure and gather at “Farm to Trailer” local hotspot Eatery 66 for food and laughter.

Each morning enjoy being replenished with a fresh-pressed juice followed by a yoga and/or mediation session. Fuel yourself with a healing plant-based and healthy breakfast served by Shala Living and chef Honga Im.

Days are filled with downhill course riding, skills workshops, and challenges to take your mountain biking to new levels with Professional Mountain Bike Racer, Krista Rust.

Complete Saturday with a gathering catered again by Shala Living and Chef Honga Im who will educate us on the importance of how to charge your body and refuel for those long rides and competitions.

Join us for this wonderful weekend of mountain biking, clean living and rejuvenation with this amazing women’s gathering of a special tribe!

Cost- $275 before September 20th, $295 after September 20th

Includes Mountain Biking Skills Coaching, Daily Fresh Pressed Juice, Organic Breakfasts, Tea and Dinners.



SCHEDULE

Sign up before September 20th and get $20 off your registration!

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Sep
27
to Sep 30

Raw Food & Yoga Retreat w/ Joanne Gerrard

RAW FOOD RETREAT W/ JOANNE GERRARD

with Daily Yoga Classes Provided by Katie Graves and Guests

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CLEANSING AND YOGA

Fall is a period of transition, the perfect time to reset your body, mind and spirit for full restoration and healing heading into the winter months.  With three catered meals a day PLUS a daily cooking class from world renowned raw food chef Joanne Gerrard, twice daily yoga classes, spa offerings, astrology and poetry seminars, hot springs nearby and teas and tisanes suited for optimal seasonal health by Honga Im, this weekend is sure to become the optimal RESET to your daily life!

We all live, therefore we all have toxins that build up in the body as the result of pollutants in the air we breathe, the chemicals we apply to our skin and hair and the additives in the food and water we consume. We begin to experience lethargy, aches and pains and allergies.  A cleansing, organic, raw food diet is an effective and safe method of helping the body detoxify.  Accompanied by yoga, meditation, body work and nature, we will cleanse all layers, body, mind and spirit to leave you feeling restored and awakened with pure life. 

BENEFITS OF A PLANT BASED DIET

  • Improved digestion, assimilation & elimination
  • Give you more energy
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Amplified senses
  • Balanced pH & blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss & weight management
  • Strengthened immune & nervous systems
  • Enhanced sense of well-being

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY EVENING (open to public, see below for details)

The weekend will open with a intimate five course meal and cooking class with Joanne. Discover how simple it can be to add more life energy to your daily routine, learn easy ways to improve your health and discover the simple ways to bring more raw and living food into your life.  Allow yourself to be pampered with four courses, dessert and chai to begin the weekend and settle into your cleanse.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Each morning the day begins with a sunrise mediation hike, fresh pressed juice and yoga class followed by a prepared breakfast.  After yoga, meet with local asian food expert Honga Im for a personalized look at the healing world of teas and tisanes- discover how to optimized your health and stay in balance with your body and season with her wide selection of teas and tisanes.  Each afternoon, enjoy a personalized raw food cooking class by Joanne in the intimate setting of our small group.  Enjoy a shared lunch and follow it with optional activities such taking a dip in our local natural Orvis Hot Springs, treating yourself to one of the many wonderful therapists we have in town  (Massage, Chiropractor, Ortho-Bionomy, or Reiki) take a hike in our surrounding wilderness, enjoy our new 36 mile mountain biking trail system, take a SUP out on the reservoir or simply enjoying the peace of our quiet little mountain town. Complete your day with a gentle yin yoga class followed by dinner under the stars.  Poetry and astrology talks will happen around the fire at night.   

MEET JOANNE

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Joanne Gerrard Young is an international chef, holistic nutritionist, health educator and mother. She is a leader in the organic and non-gmo food movements. Her mission is to teach people that healthy food can be delicious and fulfilling and to raise awareness of the amazing healing, clarifying and energizing powers of whole organic foods. Her desire to help people reconnect to the source of their nutrition and heal their bodies by feeding the microbiome is contagious. Joanne is excited to teach parents and caregivers how to eliminate high allergen foods and create delicious nutritious foods that children will eat and enjoy.

Joanne has been working in the culinary arts and holistic nutrition fields, sharing the delicious simplicity of healing with whole organic food, for over 20 years. She has gained fundamental healing experience and knowledge working closely with naturopathic doctors, herbalists, alternative healers, doctors of Chinese medicine and leaders in the culinary field.

In 2012 Joanne was hailed Master Raw Food Chef by Viktorus Kulvinskas co- founder with Ann Wigmore of the Hippocrates Institute. She has a way of weaving the energetic and life filled foods into the common diet plan. Although Joanne is not a “fully raw” chef it is with great honor and inspiration she receives this title and has truly enjoyed the ability to integrate more living foods to her highly plant based repertoire of recipes and to become a part of the movement towards a more compassionate planet.

Joanne is thrilled to be studying to become a functional medicine practitioner as it is the leading edge in scientific research into human physiology that will tie together all of her knowledge and intuition about healing through food.

Joanne’s classes, chef services and cleanse programs have been sought after by celebrities from actors, supermodels and photographers to CEOs, professional athletes musicians, producers and anyone wishing for positive change in their lives. Joanne is the personal plant based chef to Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady in Costa Rica.

 

PRICING

Thursday evening ONLY $108- includes five course meal, recipe book, juice and tea

Thursday - Sunday (ending @3:00pm Sunday) $650 includes Thursday evening dinner, three meals a day, daily cleansing juice, recipe books, daily cooking classes, twice daily yoga classes, tea and tisanes for optimal health, daily meditation, and Astrology and Poetry Seminars.

Accommodation recommendations by request.

(Some extras can include: Orvis Hot Springs, Guided Hikes, Paddle Board or Bike Rentals, and much more, all available upon requests.

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Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Anxiety to Expansion

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‘What if?’

Two words that often indicate a new direction along a path.

‘What if’…

Two words that can help to open doors of opportunity just as We are beginning to feel hopeless about a circumstance, condition, or situation.

‘What if?’…

What if I told You that everything that happens, is helping Us to become stronger in Our own realizations about Our own power?

Take a look at the following words and check in with Your body to see if any feeling or emotion comes up:

Nervous. Anxiety. Panic Attack. PTSD.
Hope.

I encourage You to take a deep breath here and know that there is help.

Did You know that the word ‘anxiety’ comes from the word origin of ‘to tighten or to choke’? This is very often the way that symptoms are described when people are in the experience of intense anxiety.

‘A tightening in the chest’.

‘A feeling of being choked out/unable to breathe’.

Studies say that there are 40 million people in the United States alone, that work within the experience of anxiety- from social nervousness all the way to full blown manic states. Those same studies say that only about a third of that 40 million affected receive some sort of treatment.

No One needs to suffer.

Change Happens Here.

Please join Us for a very special evening to understand and overcome the old conditioning patterns of this very familiar catalyst.

Cost $25

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Under the guidance of a Wisened Grandmother, initiated onto ‘the Path’ and under the tutelage of Patrick Collard, Tia has traveled extensively to gain many Elders’ Wisdom from jungle to desert to highland. Through ritual, initiation and self inquiry, she has gained her wisdom and shares it with the world via group teachings, apprenticeships, podcasts, and the ‘Thursday Evening Call’.

She is intent on helping as many as she can to witness their own ability to create the miraculous, by realizing their own Divinity within. She is here teaching Others how to hear their hearts and take action.

www.beloveseelove.com

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Prana Mandala Vinyasa- Embodying the Heart of Mandala w/ Shiva Rea
Sep
19
to Sep 23

Prana Mandala Vinyasa- Embodying the Heart of Mandala w/ Shiva Rea

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Movement Meditation Immersion and Teacher Immersion with Shiva Rea and Live Music Artists @ Tara Mandala Retreat Center, Pagosa Springs, CO

“The Yogin unites with the Divine through a Mandala of Mudrās as the flowing dance of embodied divinity.” 
– Rudra Yāmala Tantra

Embody the heart of the mandala, deepen in yoga as movement meditation, and create a collective mandala in the sacred sanctuary surrounded by the 21 Taras. Our journey will include the Fall Equinox Global Mala Movement Ritual, connecting around the world for UN International Peace Day, a mala gift and workbook.

Movement Meditations Include

  • Prana Mandala Vinyasa – full-spectrum sequence to embody the five elements for inner and outer vitality, fluidity, devotion and strength for the path
  • Prana Flow Pranams for the Great Mother Tara
  • Yoga Mala – Therapeutic forms for transformation
  • Embodied Prayer and Mantra from Buddhist and Shaiva Tantra
  • Prana Danda Yoga – Yoga with a staff

Highlights

  • Learn and experience traditional prostrations as offering to Tara Mandala, evolution of Prana Mandala Namaskars and embodied prayers as movement meditation.
  • Learn Solar/Lunar Prana Mandala Vinyasas integrating namaskar, creative flow of standing asanas, backbends, twists and forward bends made accessible to all levels
  • Learn the principles of Mandala within Yoga, Tantras and cross-culturally
  • Learn PranaDandaYoga choreographed to two powerful prayers from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition: Lama Tsoknyi’s Meditation Instructions and “Shantideva’s Daily Prayer.”
  • Participate in the Global Mala Ritual and Celebratory Sahaja Prana Flow – free-form Movement Meditation.

PRICES

  • Commuting – $402.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Men's – $489.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Women's – $489.00
  • Prajna Double – $775.00
  • Prajna Queen Double – $1,025.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $1,300.00
  • Camping – $402.00

DATE & TIME DETAILS: This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

LOCATION: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

 

About Prana Mandala Vinyasa

Prana Mandala Vinyasa is a circular flow yoga based upon the healing principles of the mandala integrating prana mandala namaskar, circular sequencing, meditation, mantra, mudra, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). Based on 25 years of teaching, this offering is an evolution from the roots of Krishnamacharya’s teachings, Bhakti and Shaiva Tantra.

About Prana Danda Yoga

Experience yoga with a five-foot staff for graceful circular movements and yoga postures to create deeper energetic alignment, stability and primal connection.

www.pranavinyasayoga.com for more info.

Instructions

Please bring a yoga mat, any props needed and hiking shoes for pilgrimage hikes.

This retreat is open to all.

Suggested Dana: $150-$200

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Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music and Yin Yoga

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Yin Yoga and Live Music

Join Ahmad and his beautiful instruments accompanied with Yin Yoga with Julie to create a perfect end to your week and settle you into rest for the upcoming season shift.

Sunday 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Cost- Donation Based. $15 suggested donation.

About Ahmad:

Ahmad is a yoga practitioner with a music background. He works with a variety of instruments and sound tools like medal singing bowls, flutes, and didgeridoo to practice his modality offering call Acusonic Therapy.

Acusonic Therapy uses sound with intent to entrain the recipients into a state of relaxation and rejuvenation where profound transformation can occur.

About Julie:

Julie began her teaching career in 2008 while living in Atenas, Costa Rica where her clients were retirees seeking increased strength, flexibility and balance through simple Hatha Yoga. She enjoys working with students who have issues with weight, long term injuries, past surgeries, aging and any other challenges that may discourage them from having a yoga practice. Her philosophy is that anyone who can breathe can do yoga. Julie’s classes focus on listening to the wisdom of the body, working through each body part to find limitations and abilities before putting it all together into simple Hatha poses. She uses a sense of humor to encourage her students to lovingly accept where they are in their bodies while letting go of judgment and criticism of themselves in their practice and their lives. She received her 200-hour Alliance Yoga certification in Longmont, Colorado at Full Circle Yoga in 2013. Her passionate belief that yoga can positively change our mental outlook and physical health regardless of age, weight, and athleticism encourages students of all abilities to embrace a lifetime commitment to yoga.

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Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

OPEN HOUSE & TRUNK SHOW

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OPEN HOUSE

ARTISAN'S BAZZAR AND TRUNK SHOW

PLEASE JOIN US • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

LIVE MUSIC & RAFFLE!!

CLOTHING- ESSENTIAL OILS - TEAS- JUICES- MALAS- ORGANIC MAKEUP- CHINESE HERBS- ORGANIC SKIN CARE - JEWELRY - 

Come and meet our Prana Vinyasa Teacher Trainer Maria Garre who will come with fabulous gifts from the Ayurvedic line Banyan Botanicals.  Also enjoy a beautiful glimpse into our special offerings at the studio including:

FREE YOGA & GIFT BAG DRAWING!

LIVE MUSIC WITH LANAE, REFRESHMENTS, SNACKS, DISCOUNTED ITEMS!

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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Svadyaya-The Art of Self Study and Vegan Lunch by Honga Im

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Join Sara Ward Sunday July 29th 9:00-12:00 for a workshop that will dive into the depths of self study and inquire.  Workshop will include some gentle physical movement, meditation, and practice of self study.  Follow this lovely morning with tea and a vegan meal provided by Honga Im.

Register at www.mindbodyonline.com

Click on the WORKSHOP tab to register today!  Spaces limited!  

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Summer Solstice- June 21st
Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

Summer Solstice- June 21st

Kick off summer as we celebrate the longest day of the year -  Summer Solstice.  

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Burning away all that we’ve outgrown by embracing the fire within, we open more fully to the abundance, strength, light & joy of the season. Class will include purification practices combined with moments of turning in & slowing down as we prepare for the long hot days ahead.

Throughout the day the Shala's doors will be open for a simple Open House style gathering to allow people to explore the new space.  

Meditation + Movement with Amy Eriksen -- 6:30-7:30am

Special Celebratory Asana Practice with Melanie Law -- 8:00-9:30am

Yin Yoga with Shane Carrick -- 4:00-5:15pm

Solstice Kirtan with Melanie Law -- 7:00-8:30pm
The evening will end with a very special Solstice Kirtan practice.  Join us for this devotional call & response evening of chanting as we celebrate the longest day of the year. Solstice is a time to look within, remembering what we are and where we have come from. Singing the many Sanskrit names of the divine, Kirtan invites us to take stock and set intention as we embrace the fullness of summer.

Normal class pricing for yoga classes, with Kirtan being by suggested donation of $10-15 per person.

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RHYTHMICAL MEDITATION WORKSHOP : TaKeTiNa
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

RHYTHMICAL MEDITATION WORKSHOP : TaKeTiNa

OPEN NEW PERSPECTIVES
FEEL YOUR INNATE PULSE

This workshop will be gently unfolding a rhythmical journey, which allows us to experience ourselves as rhythmical beings.

Welcomed side effects can occur, such as deep relaxation, widened sensual perception, sudden insights into ourselves through rhythm as a mirror for behavioral patterns.

NO MUSIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
LIMITED SPACE! PRE-REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Read on for more info…

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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Grand Re-Opening

Please join us for our first day in our new space at 540 Sherman Street in the heart of Ridgway!   We will start the day with Prana Flow, 9:00-10:30am lead by Shala owner Katie Graves.  From here on, normal yoga schedule resumes including lots of new offerings!

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Our first day in Shala's new hOMe!
May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Our first day in Shala's new hOMe!

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We are so grateful for your wonderful support for the past three years! Thanks to you, 133 North Lena Street has served as the home for Ridgway Yoga Shala leaving it with the positive vibrations of our many students and the healing energy of our teachers. The space has allowed us to take our small vision and develop it far beyond the walls of our initial intentions. It has provided us with warmth on winter days and a sun drenched sanctuary of light and love… it has heard our chants in prayer and vibrated with the passions of our teacher’s loving voices. Its four walls have provided us all a place to grow, a place to heal, a place to love, a place to laugh, a place to play, a place to weep, a place to pray, a place to connect and a place to feel what it is to be human. For these reasons and for thousands more, we will forever be in gratitude for these years together and the memories we have shared at this space.

With the end of our lease term of May 1, we will say goodbye to one path and embark on a new one ~ one that will to allow us to grow and continue our mission to serve this community and beyond.

We are pleased to announce that our new Shala will continue to be
at the “heart of the Ridgway community” at 540 Sherman Street!
  

With much anticipation and excitement, and with the help of Sherman Street Partners, we have negotiated a long term lease for this new and welcoming location. The space provides sweeping views of the Cimarron Mountains and easy street access for many. We welcome this growth and change and look forward to watching it bloom.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!  NO DONATION TOO SMALL!

To keep the Shala alive, the move requires a full renovation overhaul to the Sherman Street building at a cost of $10,000.00. We are dedicated to maintaining the same wonderful attributes of our current home, including beautiful floors, warm environment and peaceful energy. The work has already begun in anticipation of opening by May.

Unfortunately, our passions run deeper than our pockets. For the last 3+ years, we have run the Ridgway Yoga Shala as a labor of love and have never turned a profit. In order to sustain our sacred space, we need your generous support to help us complete this vision. All donations will go directly to remodeling expenses. If you are unable to donate financially, we appreciate any physical, trade or talented gift donations you are willing to share with us!  

We are forever grateful for this opportunity to move together into a new hOMe. The collective support of this amazing community is overwhelming, and we feel our dharma to maintain this space is strong. PLEASE consider being a part of this with your kind CONTRIBUTION.  We are filled with gratitude for each and every one of you and all your beautiful gifts, souls, teachings and hearts.

Many blessings and we look forward to sharing our new space together with you all…

Katie and the RYS Team

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Meditation Workshop
Feb
4
2:30 PM14:30

Meditation Workshop

Sunday Meditation Workshop

Finding Peace through Mindfulness and Meditation 

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This workshop makes meditation accessible to everyone whether you are a beginner, have fallen out of practice or simply desire to inform and expand a regular practice. It draws from the wisdom of various traditions offering techniques to reduce and release stress, foster clarity and enhance inner peace.

This class will take the mystery out of meditation, combining modern science with ancient wisdom. You will learn about the essentials of any successful meditation, what experiences you might have and why, what meditation is and isn’t, and the many benefits that will unfold in your life when you learn to meditate. You will learn about various ways to meditate and how to fit it into a busy life!

Cost: $95
Discounted Rate: $75 for early registration by 1/26, teens and seniors
Couples: 10% Discount


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Amy is a Colorado native, and moved to the San Juan Mountains in 1997 to ski. She has worked primarily as a nutrition counselor, and most specifically with parents and children. She has been practicing yoga for 17 years and is a Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher (CMMI) through the McLean Meditation Institute. Her passion for meditation began after having 3 daughters, including twins, and realizing that good nutrition was only a part of health and wellness. Her life brought lessons that both demanded and blessed her with a more comprehensive approach. This comprehensive approach of the 8 limbs of yoga, nutrition, Ayurveda and community is a gift that she wishes to share with all who hope to cultivate balanced health, growth, relationships and connection.  Amy’s meditation classes focus more on “techniques” than “traditions” with respect for all paths that lead to the top of the mountain!

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SEED Meditation Workshop
Dec
3
2:30 PM14:30

SEED Meditation Workshop

Sunday SEED® Meditation

Finding Peace through Mindfulness and Meditation 

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About the Workshop: The Simple, Easy, Everyday Meditation or SEED® Method makes meditation accessible to everyone whether you are a beginner, have fallen out of practice or simply desire to inform and expand a regular practice. It draws from the wisdom of various traditions offering techniques to reduce stress, improve sleep, immunity, foster clarity and enhance inner peace. 

The SEED® class will take the mystery out of meditation, combining modern science with ancient wisdom. You will learn about the essentials of any successful meditation, what experiences you might have and why, what meditation is and isn’t, and the many benefits that will unfold in your life when you learn to meditate. You will learn about various ways to meditate and how to fit it into a busy life!

Cost: $95
Discounted Rate: $75 for early registration by 11/25, teens and seniors
Couples: 10% Discount


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Amy is a Colorado native, and moved to the San Juan Mountains in 1997 to ski. She has worked primarily as a nutrition counselor, and most specifically with parents and children. She has been practicing yoga for 17 years and is a Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher (CMMI) through the McLean Meditation Institute. Her passion for meditation began after having 3 daughters, including twins, and realizing that good nutrition was only a part of health and wellness. Her life brought lessons that both demanded and blessed her with a more comprehensive approach. This comprehensive approach of the 8 limbs of yoga, nutrition, Ayurveda and community is a gift that she wishes to share with all who hope to cultivate balanced health, growth, relationships and connection.  Amy’s meditation classes focus more on “techniques” than “traditions” with respect for all paths that lead to the top of the mountain!

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