Workshops at Durango community yoga center

Yoga Workshops at Yogadurango

Saturday, September 23rd; 5:00-7:00PM
Yoga 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) with Heather

Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is a open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. In this group we weave together the ancient wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12-step programs. We recognize that the “issues live in our tissues” and through our intentional, themed yoga practice, guided by our breath, we invoke the God of our understanding to help us release whatever is held. This group is in no way a replacement for 12-step meetings, a sponsor, or any other part of a 12-step recovery program. It is an adjunct providing what we believe is another helpful tool in addressing the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction. Offered by donation. Suggested donation $10.

Location: Florida Rd Studio, 1485 Florida Rd., C-201

September 22-24
Strength & Regeneration in Yoga with Sean Tebor

A sustainable practice must be rooted in functionality, meaning how we move and breathe naturally in the world. It is a primordial alchemy of flexibility and strength in the wildest sense. Yoga continues to evolve to reveal such simple yet profound movement and tone, stepping beyond what is sustainable into the realm of regeneration.

Friday Sep 22nd; 6-8:30pm; Florida Rd. Studio.
Practice: The Core Belly. ~ Cost: $45

Saturday Sep 23rd; 1-4:00pm; Florida Rd. Studio.
Practice: Strength & Functionality in Yoga. ~ Cost: $55

Sunday Sep 24th; 10am-1pm; Yogadurango on Main.
Practice: Primal Yoga. Cost: $55

Students may register for individual sessions or for the full weekend. Early bird special $135 before August 15th. Register Online. For more information call Megan 970-442-0284.

Location: Both Studios. See listings above for locations.

October 1-28
The Fall Yoga Challenge

Participate in the Fall Yoga Challenge: commit to your practice, connect with other participants and take in a bigger picture of Yoga.

How it works:
-Attend our classes, 4 days a week for 1 month
-Attend two lectures at Yogadurango on topics related to health and Yoga
-Participants are encouraged to journal during the Challenge and practice self-inquiry
-At the end of the Challenge, participants will write and hand in a 1-pg reflection of their experience by November 5th
-For those who complete the challenge, we will offer a free 5 class package to Yogadurango

Friday, October 6th; 7:00-9:00PM (and the 1st Friday of every month)
Kirtan with Blue Lotus Feet

At times laid back and contemplative, at times more forward and driving, Blue Lotus Feet approaches Kirtan with a sensitivity and love that comes from strong connection. Connection with one another, as musicians; connection with the music, as channels; connection with everyone they meet, as human beings. Cost: $10

Location: Florida Rd Studio, 1485 Florida Rd., C-201

Saturday, Oct. 7th , 2:00–4:00pm
Sport Specific Yoga: Tennis

A yoga workshop for competitive and recreational tennis players taught by experienced yoga teacher and tennis enthusiast Lynn Wickersham (E-RYT200).

Lynn Wickersham has been teaching yoga for 10 years in Durango, CO and has worked with students of all abilities. She is also a former competitive tennis player. After more than a two-decade hiatus, she recently rediscovered her love of tennis and began playing recreationally within the Durango tennis community. Lynn draws upon her knowledge and experience as a yoga teacher to enhance the physical and mental aspects of her game, and she is eager to share her tennis-specific yoga practice with other players. Benefits include improved flexibility, balance, and concentration on the court as well as aid to body recovery post-play.

Cost: $25. Register online. Contact Lynn for more information at or (970) 799-5829.

Location: Florida Rd Studio, 1485 Florida Rd., C-201

Friday, Oct. 20th , 5:00-8:00pm
Yoga and Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety

A Workshop with Michele Lawrence, C-IAYT, Megan Lott, M.S. LAc & Kelly Sheridan, M.S. LAc

Do you feel like you are in a perpetual state of low-grade stress?  
Do you wish you could reset your response mechanisms? This workshop can help! This 3-hour session will include a talk about how acupuncture and yoga can alleviate stress, a gentle and restorative yoga practice designed to calm the nervous system and personalized accupunture to help you reset.

Practicing yoga can not only be an effective stress reliever, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. By transferring focus and attention to the body and breath, yoga can help to temper anxiety while also releasing physical tension.

The acupuncture offered in this workshop targets the specific parts of the brain that get trapped in fight or flight mechanism in response to chronic stress. Stimulating these regions of the brain helps create a shift to the parasympathetic state and allows you the opportunity to break out of the stress cycle you are stuck in. Come join us and offer yourself the opportunity to create a pathway for a more resilient and healthy response to the stressors in your life!

Cost: $65, space limited. Contact: Contact: 970-946-8961 or Register online.

Location: Florida Rd Studio, 1485 Florida Rd., C-201

Wednesdays, November 1st; 5:45pm
Day of the Dead Yoga, Altar, and Dance with Lily & DJ Codestar

Dia de los Muertos is a latin tradition that honors the ancestors and celebrates and reveres death. Join Lily for a ceremonial yoga practice in English and Espanol in front of a traditional Mexican altar. Participants are encouraged to bring photos or mementos of passed on relatives to honor on this night. Yoga from 5:45-7:30, followed by Ecstatic Dance led by DJ CodeStar. Yoga: $18. Register Online. Dance by suggested donation of $10.

Location: Yogadurango on Main, 1140-A Main Ave

November 10-12
Hip Hop Hatha Teacher Training with Nicole Peltier

Hip Hop Hatha (H3) is a high energy, musically inspired, energizing, fun-focused, cardio-yoga for all ages. No yoga, dance or intense life experience is necessary to join in on the fun. H3 rallies all ages, races, demographics, personalities and yogic styles to come together in the love of music and the freedom of movement. Once trained, H3 Certified Instructors will take the fun to the streets, teens, the quiet types, the wild types, basically any yoga class needing a little “pick me up”. As an H3 Instructor you will be qualified to lead Rock’n Hip Hop Yoga, Hip Hop Hatha or just sprinkle in the “fun factor” to any formal yoga class you instruct. Instructors will be taught a wide variety of “vinyettes” (little flows). The vinyettesare taught, given (in practice cards) and practiced in groups during the training. 15 hours, counts towards yoga alliance continuing education credit hours.

Friday, November 10th; 6:00-8:30pm at Florida Rd Studio

Saturday, November 11th; 11:00am-6:30pm at Florida Rd Studio

Sunday, November 12th; 9:30am-4:30pm at Yogadurango on Main

Cost: $225. Register online.

Location: Both Studios. See listings above for locations.