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

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.

Renee Carrillo NamasteWorks Yoga in the ParkRenee 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.

NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park – June 18, 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

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.

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

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

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

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

Mandala Yoga – The Circle of Unity

When we open our heart to body, mind and spirit, we sense a connection.  The loving balance of energies is felt throughout us and extends beyond us.  To close our Free Yoga in the Park series, we joined our collective loving energy into Mandala Yoga. 

Mandala means circle or center, and is derived from the root manda, meaning essence and la, meaning container; thus, a mandala is a container of essence.  Joining hands, breathing, moving, and laughing filled us with joy, bliss, unity and oneness.  It represented our journey onto the mat to join in community, peace and practice.   Click on any image to enlarge.

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Yoga helps create a sacred space to bring each of us to our center.  Love Your Body, Love Your Mind, Love Your Spirit – The Circle of Self.

When we embrace the present moment, we notice that our life is perfect, whole, and complete.  When we extend that to the greater community, the whole community is perfect, whole, and complete.

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, Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training and Free group classes at Yoga in the Park, Highlands Ranch.

Yoga Never Ends – But Tomorrow We Say Goodbye

We roll out the mat, take our space, breathe in the fresh air and join in community.  An hour later we are alert to our senses, aware of our body, mind and our spirit.   But, Yoga never ends — it lives inside us 24/7, in our actions, our thoughts, our words, and our very being. 

We invite you to step on the mat with us for our final practice of Free Yoga in the Park this season, Saturday morning, August 31,  8:15-9:15, session led by Nancy Levenson of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness.  While we say goodbye tomorrow, we know Yoga never ends.  It’s a seed we carry inside us when we Love Our Body, Love our Mind, Love our Spirit.  May each of you carry that seed inside you until, we meet again.

On behalf of NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, the Highlands Ranch Metro District and the amazing volunteer instructors; Nancy Levenson, Jenny Clark, Sue Khodarahmi, Jena Sawyer, Renee Carrillo, Jenny Domingue, Jammie Speyer, Kelly Conrad, Meghan Ecklund and Barbara Bloodgood, we thank you for the opportunity to serve and bring yoga not only alive in the outdoors but, inside each of you.  Namaste!

Stay tuned for our Moonlight Yoga and Kirtan in the Dark – announcement coming soon…..

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Hundreds of trees take root at Free Yoga in the Park

Sometimes stepping into nature is all we need to feel grounded.  We can step on the mat anytime, anywhere and ground our feet downward, establishing deep roots in mother Earth.  From this space, we begin to feel the stability of our body combined with the softness of our focus.  Our branches begin to spread out, limbs reach towards the sky or another, open to a new day, perhaps a new way of feeling alive.  Our breath flows freely, like the sap of our true nature, cursing through us as we awaken to Love Our Body, Love our Mind and Love our Spirit.    

Thank you for joining us this morning for our FREE Yoga in the Park practice in Highlands Ranch, CO.  A special Namaste to our very own NamasteWorks Yoga  trained teacer, Jammie Speyer, for leading a beautiful practice for us all.  NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness reminds you all that sometimes coming home to our self is as simple as becoming a Tree.  Please join us for one of our upcoming practices.  The full schedule is available at http://namasteworksyoga.com/events

8AM Saturday June 27 – Join Jammie for Free Yoga in the Park, Highlands Ranch

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR:  Jammie Benton-Speyer

Yoga has been an amazing journey for Jammie, as a student, a teacher in training, and now as an instructor.  Jammie came to yoga to help manage chronic pain, but soon realized that yoga would play a much larger role in her life.  As a student, she was amazed at what her body could actually do, despite her inability to reach the full expression of every asana.  Jammie found that through practicing yoga, she felt better not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And to her surprise, she loved yoga so much, that she decided she wanted to teach – specifically, Jammie wanted to teach people who manage physical pain, stress, and depression related to chronic illness.   

NamasteWorks Yoga Free Yoga in the Park In January of 2012, she began studying Integrative Yoga Therapy, and became certified at the 200 hour level the following September. Her goal as a Yoga instructor with a therapeutic focus is to truly meet each client where they are, through careful consideration of their specific needs, and thoughtful construction of an individualized yoga practice.  Currently, Jammie teaches Family, Prenatal, and Mommy and Me Yoga. 

IF YOU GO:  This Saturday Only practice begins at 8AM.  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. 31.  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, Integrative yoga Therapy Teacher Training and Free group classes at Yoga in the Park in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.