The Denver Yoga Underground specializes in advanced programs including: yoga workshops, retreats and yoga teacher training. At times, we do joint presentations with community organizations who provide yoga classes to communities in need. All events happen at the Sixth Ave. UCC unless otherwise noted.
HATHA MEDITATION SERIES
Free Offering – April 8th to May 1st
Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:30a-8:05a
Dear Yoga Community,
Trust this finds you safe and perhaps even able to adapt to current circumstances. In either case, it’s times like these that force us to reframe our assumptions of “normal” and reconsider where we derive security.
Personally, meditation has always been my go-to safe-space. I can practice at any time, regardless of outer circumstances, and find refuge. It is a friend in times of plenty and in times of need.
On March 23rd, on the eve of the stay at home order, I slammed into the concrete in a bike crash and broke my left femur bone. Assessing the damage, getting to the hospital, going into surgery… it all felt so surreal and beyond my control. This is not happening to me?
Then the emotions came. At first, I held the warrior’s edge to deal with the pain and work with the medical teams. Which gave way to grief once the initial trauma subsided and I was alone in my hospital bed at 3am. Slow warm tears and a sense of loss.
It’s been a journey of reckoning. Throughout that journey, meditation has been my throughline, the port in the storm, my guiding compass and light. Bedridden, through the powers of meditation, I began to put my fragile self back together and ignite the flame of healing.
Adversity brings out many things in people, and in my case, it’s inspired me to share what I know and love best with you. Meditation. Current events make this offer even more pertinent. I hope we can all find a way to give our gifts in a time of need.
All are freely welcome.
Hatha Yoga Meditation Class Format:
The 35-minute class will look like this:
- Candle lighting and mantra invocation (Mahamritunjaya mantra for personal and collective healing)
- Dedicated pranayama practice
- Guided meditation
- Closing mantra (Shantipath for peace)
Taught from the serenity of my ‘yoga basement’ this class will emphasize direct practice of tantric hatha yoga meditation, more so than theory or explanation. I will provide supplemental links and resources so you can continue the practice outside of our sessions. Will you join us?
Dates and Times and Location:
W/F | April 8th to May 1st | 7:30am – 8:05am
Zoom link provided upon registration. = No charge =
Hope to see you there.
Yours in Peace,
SPRING 2020 SEASONAL GONG BATH
Cancelled due to CV until further notice.
Tentative Date March 23rd.
Axis Yoga Trainings and Denver’s beloved gong bath maestro Gary Fishman are teaming up once again to offer a cosmic vibrational journey of sound and crystal healing. Immerse yourself in the primal sounds of gongs, singing bowls and didgeridoos. Now in its 10th year and offered on a donation basis, this annual event is a celebration of grassroots accessibility and holistic healing arts.
When – Tentitively rescheduled for Sat. May 23rd.
Where – 3250 E. Sixth Ave. – Denver – Inside the Church
Cost – To keep these events accessible to all, we allow you to choose your own price for these tickets. The suggested price is $15-20.
*** LIMITED SPACE! PLEASE REGISTER AND DONATE IN ADVANCE.
Also note that we’re using a new system, Union, for event registration and payments. You will be asked to create an account in order to register–please do so, and save your login information for future use.
TRAUMA AWARE YOGA WORKSHOP FOR DENVER’S YOGA TEACHERS & STUDENTS
Cancelled due to CV until further notice
Many people have had traumatic experiences in their lives and come to yoga for healing. This workshop is born out of a desire to be of service, a desire to make yoga informative, inclusive, relevant and accessible. Please join us to learn more about one of the most promenade topics in yoga: trauma-based practice and teaching.
Come learn about the impact of trauma, how it lives in the body and how to be mindful of working with people with such a condition. This workshop is geared towards expanding our understanding of trauma and will give you basic preventative tools to integrate into your classes.
Cost: Donation Based (Sug. $55-65)