Rocket Yoga Play: Inversions, Arm Balances & Transitioning with Ease Workshop with Marie Belle

TAUGHT BY MARIE BELLE

Friday, November 7th, 5-7pm

Inversions, arm balances, and transitions in our practice are empowering, playful, and very revealing of our internal and external alignment. This workshop will challenge you to help build courage, strength, and lightness while balancing on your hands.  Unlock handstand and learn fearless flying to align your energetic, muscular, and skeletal body.  Empowering arm balances, inversions and transitions will be the theme of the day to create stability, balance, and freedom. This practice will explore a deep realm of inner strength in a beautiful outward expression. Evolve your practice with creative sequencing, drills, and leave with empowered vitality and a feeling of freedom. All levels welcome.
INVESTMENT: $35 per person
Groupons can’t be redeemed for a workshop

Rocket 1 & 2 Workshops with Elizabeth Schubert

ROCKET 1 WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH SCHUBERT

(FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING & OPENING HIPS AND HAMSTRINGS) 

Saturday, 10/25 

2 – 4pm 

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$20 for each individual workshop or $35 if you sign up for both Rocket 1 and Rocket 2 Workshops

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ROCKET 2 WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH SCHUBERT

(FOCUS ON DEEP TWISTS & BACKBENDS)

Sunday, 11/2 

12:30 – 2:30pm

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$20 for each individual workshop or $35 if you sign up for both Rocket 1 and Rocket 2 Workshops

Ready to launch your practice to a new level?  Get ready for “The Rocket!”

Larry Schultz, Ashtangi and yoga teacher to the Grateful Dead, created the Rocket Routines in the late 1960’s.  He modified the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa primary and intermediate series, with the goal of making these sequences more accessible to Western practitioners.

Grateful Dead songwriter and guitarist Bob Weir nicknamed the vibrant routine the “Rocket” because “it gets you there faster.”  The system is designed to renew vitality and energy.

The workshop is best-suited for Level 2 students, who are familiar with basic standing poses, backbends and are comfortable kicking to the wall when practicing inversions.  Modifications will be provided throughout the workshop to ensure the asanas are safe and accessible for all who attend.

Yoga Mat instructor Elizabeth Schubert recently completed a 100-hour Rocket training with “It’s Yoga” satellite in Thailand.

// ABOUT ELIZABETH //

I practice yoga for a myriad of reasons, but can sum it up in just one: it makes everything in my life…better. I began my yoga adventure in college, armed with a VHS tape featuring Alan Finger. That video was later replaced with DVD’s of Rodney Yee and Sara Ivanhoe, but I didn’t attend a public class for years, embarrassed because I couldn’t touch my toes. It wasn’t until 2009, when I attended my first Vinyasa class in Rochester, NY, that I finally realized what I’d been missing.

A former TV reporter and anchor, I love to communicate, and I’ve found teaching to be a natural fit. As a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor and graduate of the Yogaworks 200-hour teaching training program, I’m more than a little obsessed with anatomy and alignment. I’m not particularly flexible, and I don’t expect you to be either. I do expect you to come to class ready to work hard. My focus? To create challenging and safe classes that build strength and increase flexibility…all while making everyone sweat and smile. Come play!

Have You Lost Something?

Have you recently misplaced something? Maybe it’s at the studio! We have a hefty lost and found so email Erin at ontheyogamat@gmail.com and she can look for your lost item!

11/9: Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop with April Mueller

yoganidra1Sunday 11/9

2 – 4pm

Yin yoga is one of the most healing forms of yoga for the body, mind and soul. Unlike the muscular yang practice of most yoga classes today, Yin yoga poses are held for 3-5 minutes commonly seated or lying down, using props so that the muscles can soften and relax. This allows the deep connective tissue to open which can release emotional and/or physical scar tissue and trapped energy. Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness, is a guided meditation that brings you to a state of consciousness between wake and sleep and full body relaxation. Join April to experience the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of this beautiful combination of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. You will first be guided through a 90-minute themed Yin Yoga class that will relax and prepare your body and mind for a 30-minute Yoga Nidra guided meditation that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized yet still grounded.

$25 per person

Groupons can NOT be redeemed for workshops

Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=11719

10/4: Backbends and Hips Workshop with Allison Hall

2014-08-24-15-14-36Backbends and Hips Workshop with Allison Hall

Saturday, October 4
1:30 – 3:30pm
$30 per person

Groupons are not accepted for Workshops

Yoga is a practice that invites opening not only through the physical body but also from the inside out. This workshop will teach you safe and accessible poses to open your hips, which is vital for deepening your backbend practice. Backbends are known as the great heart-openers. These poses can generate feelings of vulnerability, cultivate incredible freedom, and invite joy. Learn to relieve back pain, counter hours of slouching or sitting and open your heart center through this two-hour workshop of backbends and hip openers.

Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=11719

Asana with Essential Oils Workshop

EssentialOilsSunday, May 18th
2 – 4 pm

Come get your yoga flow on while our essential oil experts strategically place amazingly powerful and beautifully scented doTerra Essential Oils on to illuminate the mind, body and spirit during your practice. This workshop will include an educational introduction to the essential oil blends, followed by a 60 minute Asana practice and a Q & A session.
Prepare for an afternoon of fun, inspiration and rejuvenation – and walk away feeling oh so refreshed!
$15 for Yoga Mat Monthly Members
$20 for non-members
Taught by: Megan Libby Sturgis, Dee Watts, Lora McKelvey and Alicia Parks

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THIS THURSDAY 3/20 // Yoga + Wine Event at Infinite Monkey Winery

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Balance on your mat, then get tipsy at the bar.

The third Thursday of each month The Yoga Mat will be hosting an hour long yoga class surrounded by wine barrels and vino at local favorite, Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery (32nd and Larimer St.) Following class we’ll move the party into their Wine Lab for a glass of wine (included in the ticket price). Bring friends, family, co-workers, dates, because this event is not to be missed.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Thursday, March 20th – class starts at 6:30pm

$20 per person if purchased online before the event (ticket price includes an hour yoga class + 1 glass of wine)

or accepting $25 cash at the door

To reserve your spot, click here 
Create a login for yourself if you don’t have one already with The Yoga Mat
Click on the the date of the event you want to attend.
Choose “Make a single reservation”
Scroll down and click “Infinite Monkey Event – $20″
Continue payment

// LOCATION //
Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
(1 block up from The Yoga Mat)

Please show up to the event 15 – 20mins early to setup your spot.

FREE STREET PARKING AVAILABLE