Workshops at Durango community yoga center

Yoga Workshops at Yogadurango


Friday, March 3rd; 6:00-8:00PM (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, Durango CO

March 3-5
Yoga Workshops with Anton Mackey

Friday 5:30pm at Yogadurango on Main Detox Flow- Twists, Hips & Arm Balances ~ 90 minutes $25
Expect to detoxify the insides and awaken 1st, 2nd and 3rd Chakras with this hip opening, deep twisting class/workshop blend. Flow through funky transitions that take the body into several twists, while opening up the inner and outer hip. By opening the hips we can began to let go of stuck energy that is keeping us from fully enjoying the present moment. With deep twists we increase blood flow to internal organs while releasing toxins. Through arm balancing we can face our fears and find a greater sense of self confidence. Come wring out the old and breathe in some new uplifting energy!

Saturday 11:00am at Yogadurango on Florida Rd Psoas Release for Heart Opening! ~ 2 hours $35
Our bodies are a dumping ground for tension and stress. When we experience stress, tension, anxiety, or trauma, the body immediately goes into the ‘fight or flight’ response. The Psoas muscle (hip flexor) is directly linked to this primal instinct to protect. Under stress the Psoas contracts, becoming tight and short. Add to it the common movements of everyday life and various forms of exercise (cycling, running, hiking), the hip flexors are commonly the tightest muscle group in the body. This class systematically opens the group of hip flexor muscles, allowing for greater ease in back bending, and energetic heart opening. Just as we 'root down to rise up', when you open the psoas, you open the heart! Experience new freedom in back bends as we allow energy to flow like a stream, freeing us from the tendency to put up a fight or run and hide.

Saturday 3:30pm at Yogadurango on Florida ~ Elevate the Spirit ~ 2 hours $35
The body is merely the vessel that carries the spirit through the physical world. It is our souls playground.In this playful workshop we will uplift the spirit, build confidence, and face fears as we create lightness and lift within arm balances, inversions and transitions. Using bandha and core to learn to more gracefully float into and out of postures. We will touch on the anatomical principles of inversions. Students will learn proper alignment, body mechanics, leverage, strength and balance to make inversions happen with greater ease! We will focus on increasing strength and awareness in the jump-up, jump-back, press-up, handstand, and inversion & arm balance transitions.

Sunday 9:30am at Yogadurango on Main ~ Sacred Movement Flow ~ 90 minutes $25

Working with the wisdom of multiple spiritual paths, this class calls in the four directions and their corresponding elements to create a sacred flow. As above, so below, as without, so within. Through vinyasa sequences that flow like water and pranayama that builds a passionate fire inside we will connect deeper to Mother Earth and Father Sky. Utilizing the benefits of the physical practice to ground our bodies we allow our spirit to fly! Guided by the sounds of uplifting beats, we will connect to our highest selves and raise the vibration of our global tribe. This class includes elements of mediation, pranayama, crystal bowl sound healing and of course asana.

*Discount for registering for the full weekend: $100. Register Online.

Locations: *Please be aware that workshops will be held at both studios. Friday and Sunday workshops are at Yogadurango on Main. Saturday workshops are at Yogadurango on Florida Road.

March 10-12
All-level Capoeira with Deollo Johnson

Join Deollo Johnson, a principal dancer and long-time instructor for an afternoon of capoeira, an African-Brazilian martial art-dance. Capoeira integrates martial movements into a continuous flow in which attack and defense merge. Each weekend session will include fundamental movements, basic techniques, conditioning drills, and play. Have fun building strength, balance, and coordination with this unique art of dance-fighting practiced world-wide!

Fridays: 5-8pm
Saturdays: 1-4pm 
Sundays: 12-3pm

Weekend Package $75. Daily Drop-In $30. Register Online.

Location: Florida Rd Studio, 1485 Florida Rd, C-201, Durango CO

Wednesday, March 15th; 5:45-7:00PM
She's Back! Hip Hop Yoga with Nicole Peltier

Nicole Peltier has been teaching her eclectic, musically motivated, creative yoga classes for 15 years to all ages and levels. Nicole’s studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma is The Yoga Room, where she has been owner and teacher since 2001. She has a wildly passionate heart and her energy is contagious.  She is truly inspirational. She focuses on the energy yoga arouses when combined with music. Yoga, for Nicole, is feeling awake, excited and alive on the mat. Her yoga is a time for exploring new places with her body, riding out rhythms with her poses and moving from an inner song and outer vibration with music. Nicole studied at Mount Madonna Center in Santa Cruz, CA.

Drop in for $15 or use your class pack.

Location: Yogadurango On Main, 1140-A Main Ave, Durango CO

Saturday, March 25th; 1:00-3:00PM
Yoga 12-Step Recovery with Heather Hooten

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.

Offer by donation. Suggested donation $10.

Location: Yogadurango On Main, 1140-A Main Ave, Durango CO

Saturday, April 1st; 2:00-5:00PM
Breath, Chant, Dance with Mirabai Ceiba~keep infinity as reference in a world that's closing in

Mirabei Ceiba invites you to a transformative and joyful workshop of breathwork (pranayama), sacred chants and dance. How do we relate and respond to these challenging times? Our imagination about it, can be our limitations. Instead of losing our minds into the overflood of terrible news on social media and news sites, or escaping into a pink spiritual fantasy world, we need to access our capacities of contemplation and receptivity.  The very portal for infinity is the world we live in.  Everything is here and it is now and it is time to stop judging our human self.  Movement is the key.  By conscious breathing, chanting and free danacing you decide to move your inner world., you belong to movement and you belong to life.  Life is you and you are life. Let yourself be in the movement as it is.  Take a chance to journey beyond your limits and to explore the other side of your reality to keep infinity as a reference in a world that is closing in. 
Mirabai Ceiba are Angelika Baumbach (harp, vocals) and Markus Seiber (guitar, vocals).  As a Spirit Voyage Music recording artist of Kirtan and World Music they have recorded over 10 albums and traveled all over the world for concerts and workshops. Their latest release Sevati reached #1 on the world music iTunes charts in 13 countries.

$40 advanced/$45 at the door. Register Online.

Location: Yogadurango On Florida, 1485 Florida Rd. C-201, Durango CO


April 7th - 9th
The Art of Vedic Chant with Linda Spackman

Experience and learn the art of Vedic Chant. Vedic texts, thousands of years old, are presented in the Sanskrit language and contain wisdom still relevant to the challenges we face in the modern world. But it is the act of chanting itself that brings life to these texts as well as to the person listening and reciting. Through time honored principles of instruction found in the Vedas, explore listening and chanting as an integrating experience for body, mind and breath. Basic orientation to the principles and practice of Vedic Chant presented through recitation and response, repetition of simple sounds, brief chants, and short excerpts from longer passages.

The Source of the Voice - Friday, April 7th; 5-6:30pm

Prayer for Health - Saturday, April 8th; 9:30am - 12:30pm

Invoking Peace - Saturday, April 8th; 2:30-5:30pm

Essence of the Heart - Sunday, April 9th 11am-1pm

Linda Spackman began practicing yoga in 1984 and teaching in 2000. In each class, Linda imparts her joy and underlying reverence for all aspects of yoga. Linda’s classes are upbeat and embracing, and encourage students to refine and deepen their practice. Her teaching style is accessible yet challenging for all levels of practice, from beginner to lifelong practitioner.

Linda is a dedicated, long-time student of Sonia Nelson, with whom she regularly studies the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Vedic Chant, Pranayama and Meditation. Sonia is a personal student of TKV Desikachar. Linda also treasures the opportunity to study with Patricia Walden, one of the most senior teachers of Iyengar Yoga.

Cost: 3 hour class: $50; 1.5 hour class: $25; Whole workshop: $150. Register Online.
Location: Yogadurango on Florida. 1485 Florida Rd. C-201, Durango CO