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Foot Size Doesn’t Matter – Family Day at FREE Yoga in the Park Wednesday, 7.23.2014

July 22, 2014

Everyone is welcome from babies to adults for our annual Family Day at Free Yoga in the Park.  This event invites everyone regardless of foot size to step on the mat and experience a joyful practice led by Renee Carrillo.

June 2013 196 300x225   Littleton YogaRenee began practicing yoga several years ago as an alternative to fast-paced cardio activities that started to trigger migraines.  Yoga has lessened the frequency of migraines and helped her make it through extremely stressful times as a caregiver.  After experiencing the relaxation and complete peace that yoga brings to ones entire self, Renee was inspired to share the benefits that yoga has to offer with others. She attended the 200 Hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Training at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness with Nancy Levenson.

Renee is passionate about making yoga an experience that people of all ages and abilities are able to explore.  She hopes that people will look inside themselves and discover the amazing ability that we all have within. Renee’s classes are tailored to use breath as a tool to aid in movement of the body and enjoy the experience that is individual to each person.

IF YOU GO: Yoga in the Park takes place in Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 16. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign a park waiver and settle onto your mat. Program is sponsored by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Visit www.namasteworksyoga.com for more info and full program schedule.

2014 NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park – June 25 – Highlands Ranch

June 25, 2014

Meet our returning instructor:  Sue Khodarami

YIP Opening Day 2011 092a 300x230   Littleton YogaSue Khodarahmi has been practicing yoga since 1993, and this is her fifth year to meet us all on the mat for Free Yoga in the Park. In 2009, she returned to the classical style of hatha yoga that first inspired her, and received her teaching certification from the Shambhava School of Yoga. Shambhava Yoga draws from the rich tapestry of yogic teachings to explain how to use the circumstances of our own lives to grow consciously, and features breath-focused hatha yoga to help us relax, open and align with the more subtle flow of energy. Her classes are energetic and fun, with an emphasis on core and upper-body strength and flexibility.

IF YOU GO: Yoga in the Park takes place in Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 16. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign a park waiver and settle onto your mat. Program is sponsored by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Visit www.namasteworksyoga.com for more info and full program schedule.

Summer Solstice 2014 and Sun Salute

June 21, 2014

Wishing you a joy filled Summer Solstice. Today is the beautiful solstice, where we celebrate the longest day of sunlight. The twilight hours—morning and evening—call us to make the journey back to our inner selves. Take the time today to notice the rising and setting sun. Feel the essence of her warmth and rays of light by chanting the beautiful mantra – Gayatri (Guy-ah-tree).

Invite the Gayatri into your Sun Salutation practice today.  This method of honoring the sun was  taught to me by my master teachers Joseph and Lilian Le Page, and taught to my students by me, and their students by them.  Invite the twelve words to flow to the twelve classical steps of the Surya Namaskar.

OM, bhur, bhuvah, swaha, tat, savitur, varenyaum
bhargo, devasya, dimahi, dhyo, yo nah, prachodayat

Translation by Joseph Le Page:

Om, body mind and spirit
That Sun God
That we venerate
May the divine light which we meditate upon
Inspire our vision and energy

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Interested in learning more about meditation and mantra as part of your journey to optimal health?  Contact NamasteWorks Yoga and Wellness.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is The Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.  We offer specialized private yoga therapy programs, classes, trainings, workshops and retreats – with healing at the focus.  We serve clients suffering with anxiety, depression, stress, structural issues and respiratory and digestive diseases that seek wellness.  We custom tailor each client’s wellness program based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park – June 18, 2014

June 16, 2014

Meet the Instructor – Jenny Clark
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This is Jenny’s sixth year at Free Yoga in the Park. In her early twenties she became deeply rooted in the practice of Yoga. After 18 years of practice, Jenny decided she wanted to share with others the beautiful gift of yoga. She completed her 200 hour yoga training in Castle Rock, Colorado and has been teaching for many years now. Jenny decided she wanted to deepen her knowledge of Yoga’s ability to heal the body and received certification in the 200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Training at NamasteWorks Yoga. Never one to stop learning she is currently enrolled in the 500 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Training Program and simultaneously pursing her 1,000 hour certification.

Jenny’s yoga is very unique to her personal style and experiences. She is passionate in her desire to inspire others to see their own magnificence and internal abilities to heal. She designs her yoga classes to create a positive message of healing in every class. Don’t miss her this week as she leads the Wednesday, June 18 session.

IF YOU GO: Yoga in the Park takes place in Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 16. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign a park waiver and settle onto your mat. Program is sponsore
d by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Visit www.namasteworksyoga.com for more info and full program schedule.

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK – HIGHLANDS RANCH, JUNE 7-2014

June 5, 2014

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR – Barbara Bloodgood

Barbara’s back too!  A breast cancer survivor and a trained breast cancer yoga instructor, Barbara discovered the yoga world after experiencing her own step back from optimal health in September 2002, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy and 36 rounds of radiation to rid the cancer that spread from her breast into her lymph nodes.

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It was then that Barbara became committed to her own yoga journey.  She loved being on the mat, it offered her the spirituality piece that she felt had been lacking for some time in her life and provided her an inward look at her own heart and soul. Come out and join Barbara in one of her gentle practices in the park….you might hear her say the word “alignment”, “alignment”, “alignment”.

IF YOU GO Yoga in the Park takes place in Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 16.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign a park waiver and settle onto your mat.  Program is sponsored by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Visit www.namasteworksyoga.com for more info and program schedule.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness offers Yoga as a Healing Art to the Douglas County communities of Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Castle Pines and other nearby communities.  Our service is one-on-one healing therapy, Teacher Training and Free group classes at Yoga in the Park, Highlands Ranch.

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June 4, 2014

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR – JENNY DOMINGUE

Jenny was introduced to yoga ten years ago while working for a center for personal and spiritual growth in Louisiana, her home state.  Yoga was the one modality that helped relieve stress and rebalance her energy after challenging days at work.

IMG 1389RT JennyWEB 1 300x204   Littleton YogaIn her past, Jenny also suffered physical, mental, and emotional deterioration from stress.  Practicing yoga and breath work have been a big part of helping her regain her health on every level.  Jenny knows first hand that the body has the ability to heal itself and that this can only happen when we are in a state of physiological relaxation.

Jenny’s yoga practice focuses on using breath with movement to bring about the body’s relaxation response.  This state of restfulness brings the body/mind into balance and activates its self-repair mechanisms.  Jenny teaches that truly understanding and experiencing our body’s relaxation response can help us live a new normal, with more ease in the body, energy, positive mood, clarity of mind, and freedom from many chronic health issues.   Jenny received her 200HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teaching Certificate from local based, NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, an affiliate school for teaching yoga as a healing art.

IF YOU GO Yoga in the Park takes place in Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 16.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign a park waiver and settle onto your mat.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness offers Yoga as a Healing Art to the Douglas County communities of Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Castle Pines and other nearby communities.  Our service is one-on-one healing therapy, Teacher Training and Free group classes at Yoga in the Park, Highlands Ranch.

Opening Day – Free Yoga in the Park Draws Hundreds to the Mat

June 2, 2014

Now in our 6th Year, NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness brought Maitri to the park participants.  Engaging in a one hour long class on understanding that self love is important, participants came out to enjoy the beautiful morning weather and opportunity to connect with self, nature and community.  If you missed our opening day, join us this Wednesday.  We offer the program 100% FREE every Saturday and Wednesday through August 16, with a few minor exceptions.  The full schedule can be downloaded here!

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FREE YOGA IN THE PARK – OPENING DAY MAY 31 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

May 21, 2014

The opening day of Free Yoga in the Park in Highlands Ranch is just around the corner.  Join us on Saturday May 31.  The program runs from 8:15-9:15am.  We are located at Civic Green Park at 9730 Ridgeline Road, located adjacent to the main library.  What you need to know to participate:

  • Bring NO money — it’s FREE!
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • We ask that you arrive at least ten minutes before the start of the program, at 8:05 so that you have ample time to sign our required waiver form, located on one of our park benches.
  • We encourage all participants to arrive on time, as we begin with a centering and meditation and it’s best to not have late arrivals distract those that participate in the program
  • Bring your own mat, or work on the lawn in bare feet — it’s your choice.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle, the morning sun creeps up fast and it’s intense.
  • Work at your own level, we always offer modifications and suggest that you listen to your body.  Yoga is journey into self, not a competition.
  • There are restrooms located at the park for you use.
  • PRINT THE SCHEDULE FOR THE SEASON SO YOU DON’T MISS A DATE! and Join our Facebook Page

Come, have fun and step into a journey into self.  Our volunteer teachers are here to guide you through your practice and answer any questions you may have afterwards; so come up and meet us;  Nancy Levenson, Jenny Clark, Jena Sawyer, Sue Khodarahmi, Barbara Bloodgood, Renee Carrillo, Jenny Domingue, and Laurie Knight.  Our sponsors are NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, LLC and the Metro District of Highlands Ranch.

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Shadows In the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad

May 12, 2014

Shadows In the Sun by Gayathri Ramprasad is an exceptional read and insight into the world of depression. Her memoir opens a door to the taboo subject so many avoid discussing with others or even admitting to themselves.  Gayathri’s artful way of writing and alluring command of sharing her episodic experiences with depression, capture your heart and unlock your own feelings and emotions around depression.  Shadows in the Sun is filled with the soul’s journey to seek wellness at every level; physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual in discovering the light within.

This new book is a token of hope for anyone that has had a brush with depression.   Shadows in the Sun serves as a bridge to the wisdom that lies within each of us, that we are our own true healer.  I hope that every therapist and clinical doctor involved in treating clients with depression will add this to their book collection and offer their clients an integrated approach to managing their symptoms and finding their own light within.

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Review by:   Nancy Levenson, Yoga Therapist PYT 1000, E-RYT 500, Founder of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, LLC. – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art

 

Free Yoga in the Park May 31 – August 16, 2014 – Highlands Ranch , Colorado

April 24, 2014

Take an inward journey in the great outdoors

Join us for the 6th Annual Free Yoga in the Park – No experience required– best part, it’s all FREE!  No donations, no requests, no solicitations.  We believe yoga is a sacred practice into self.  It’s a time to honor an inward journey without the chaos and interruptions of daily living.

NamasteWorks Yoga has stated that this year’s theme is Maitri – a Sanskrit word that means an unconditional friendship and love of oneself.  It’s easy to forget that self love and friendship is our starting point to exploring and expanding ourselves out into the world.

This program blends yoga, breath work, mudras, mediation, nature and community with the ultimate intention of bringing health and wellness to local residents, creating a happier you and community for all.  Last year, over 5,000 participants were inspired to roll out their mat and join in the weekly community event.

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DATES AND LOCATION

Beginning Saturday, May 31 through August 16, 2014, residents age 18 and over  can participate in an hour long practice each Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8:15-9:15, with only a few minor date exceptions.  Sessions are held at Civic Green Park, located at 9730 Ridgeline Road, Highlands Ranch, CO, adjacent to the Highlands Ranch Public Library.

 2014 INSTRUCTORS

Yoga sessions are guided by NamasteWorks volunteer certified instructors; Nancy Levenson, Jenny Clark, Sue Khodarami, Jena Sawyer, Renee Carrillo, Barbara Bloodgood, Jenny Domingue, and Laurie Knight.

So, mark your calendar and JOIN US ON OPENING DAY – Saturday, May 31 and take a journey into self while enjoying the great outdoors. 

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   Opening Day Instructor:  Nancy Levenson
Founder of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness,
Professional   Yoga Therapist, PYT 1000, E-RYT 500