Sunday, June 23rd
Experience a fun, dynamic workshop where we’ll jump into the basics of partner acrobatics to open up a whole new level of possibility in your yoga practice. Build trust, strength, and flexibility by combining the practice of yoga with the play of acrobatics and the therapeutics of partner work. Learn how to spot, base and fly and most importantly, enjoy some playtime with your community!
Come alone or with a friend. No experience necessary (really!) to enjoy this unique workshop.
$35 per person // Groupons are not valid for the workshop
Stacey is the perfect example of a positive person. Her practice reflects her ability to see the good in even the hardest poses and believe it or not, she’s normally smiling in her practice. After she completed the 30 day challenge back in March I expected for most participants to take a break while Stacey made it back to her mat for days on end. Her commitment to her practice and her amazing spirit make her a great choice for our May Student of the Month. Say “hi” next time you see her smiling face on the mat!
” For years when my friends would ask me to go to a yoga class I would give them the “are you seriously asking me this question again?” look and then give a very strong no. However, about four months ago I decided I would try just one class. One class turned into a week of classes, a week of classes turned into a month of classes and four months later yoga has become such a crucial part of my lifestyle. My mat has become the one place that I can be quiet and no one is expecting anything of me. It also has become a place where my stress level has decreased significantly. I have been encouraged to push myself and not let fear keep me trapped in what is comfortable. I am also more in tune with my body. When something is sore or tight I now know what I can do to relieve that rather than simply holding on until its over. And I know my limits.
I have particularly loved practicing at The Yoga Mat. I love walking into a class where the instructor greets me by my first name. I love the different styles of teaching that are represented by the instructors. I appreciate the willingness of the instructors to answer questions about how to make my practice better and the encouragement given throughout class that helps me hold for just one more breath. From starting my yoga practice four months ago, The Yoga Mat community has been an awesome place to explore and grow in my practice. It is a place where people come from all walks of life with the same goal- to take care of themselves and explore places they have never been before.”
– Stacey Hoksbergen
Sunday, June 16th
2:30pm – 4pm
Learn yoga poses and principles for preventing injury and making your runs more efficient and fun.
We’ll be practicing a full 90-minute class full with yoga poses you can use pre and post run. Come ready to learn and stretch!
$25 per person // Groupons not valid for this workshop
Register as “unpaid” here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=11719
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Congrats to my buddy and fellow yogi, Randy Johnson on becoming the April Student of the Month! Randy has made one amazing transformation since first meeting him. He came to us with a terribly sore back, limited range of motion and feelings of doubt about his overal health. His hard work, dedication, and willingness to try any pose with attention to detail and alignment has made his practice strong and his love of yoga insatiable. It’s inspiring to watch his journey on the mat and I have no doubt that he will be practicing for a lifetime. Check out his story of how he came to find yoga and how it has change his life below.
“I began my journey with yoga in November of 2011, seeking relief from lower back pain that was preventing me from leading the active life I desired. For years I learned to ‘deal’ with it and modified my lifestyle, bit by bit, to accommodate. One day, I finally grew tired of coping and decided it was time for a permanent solution. Upon the wise suggestion of a close friend and devout yogi, I found my way to The Yoga Mat.
From the moment I opened my eyes after my first Savasana I was hooked. I left class feeling invigorated and alive – and for once, a workout didn’t feel like a workout. I loved that I could check all my baggage at the door: to-do lists, relationships, uncertainty about the future – and just be in the moment. I soon discovered that yoga brought a much-needed balance to my life.
As I look back, I am amazed at how much my practice has evolved over the past year and a half. Having recently completed the 30-day yoga challenge in March, I feel more drawn to my mat than ever before.
Yoga has transformed my life in many positive ways. It continues to be the rock that keeps me grounded and has prepared me to take on anything. Not only am I in better shape than when I started, I feel better than I have ever felt. My practice has fueled an interest in nutrition and healthy living. I am stronger physically, mentally and emotionally. I am more patient (something I have always struggled with), kind and self-aware. Oh, and low back pain is now a thing of the past. I guess I got a little bit more than I bargained for. Namaste.”
– Randy Johnson
Want to become our next student of the month?
To be in the running we have to see you in class 10+ times the month before. You receive your photo and yoga quote on our blog and Facebook pages, $5 off the next yoga package of your choice and your yoga practice will improve by showing up on your mat!
Wednesday, April 10th from 7 – 9pm
Taught by Clare Anderson
Bring a partner and join us for an hour of Thai Massage followed by a rejuvenating hour of restorative yoga!
Thai Massage, also known as “Lazy Man’s Yoga, is an ancient form of bodywork that comes from Thailand. Thai Massage has qualities rooting in holistic Ayurveda and Yoga that extends many preventative techniques to healing. With this kind of massage comes many modalities. Many people ask, who is Thai Massage good for? The answer is everybody! It combines stretching, myofascial release, acupressure, and work along Chinese meridian lines. Many different techniques are used with the hands, elbows, forearms, and knees. This line of bodywork was founded by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, or Dr. Shivago. Thai Massage creates openness of body, mind and spirit, and is a special form in and of itself.
$30 per person
Register here as unpaid
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Hey All, I’m participating in a 108 Sun Salute challenge this April to support The Wellness Initiative. The money raised from this great event goes into creating and sustaining yoga programs within the Denver Public school system. Click below to donate and support them and myself in the challenge OR even better, create a page for yourself within The Yoga Mat team page and show our community some love!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
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60 Minutes = $60
90 Minutes = $75
3 Pack = $195
5 Pack = $295
Kids Massage = $30 for 30 mins.
Email Clare to book your next massage – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or check out her website here