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

Meet our returning instructor:  Sue Khodarami

Sue Khodarami - Free Yoga in the Park 2012Sue 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.

Come Into Yourself as Body – 2012 Free Yoga in the Park – Highlands Ranch

All Yoga practices take advantage of two fundamental Shaktis, awareness and breath.  When you come into yourself as body, you are stepping into an awareness of self, an opportunity to deepen into just you. One of our intentions at Free Yoga in the Park is to help you do just that.  Let go of everyday awareness and drop fully into body.  Join us tomorrow morning at 8:15 as Sue Khodarami guides your journey to self.

Free Yoga in the Park Highlands RanchThe 4th Annual Free Yoga in the Park is held in the mind/body park of Highlands Ranch, Civic Green Park and is sponsored by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.  Class sessions run every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:15-9:15 am, through August 18, excluding June 19.  Click on our full schedule for all the details.

Not the outdoor type – come join us indoors at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

 

Awaken the Spine at Free Yoga in the Park

Come join us on the mat and discover how powerful it is to awaken the spine.  Our breath with movement sequence releases energy stored in the spine and in the pranic (subtle) body known as the sushumna nadi.  Through moving the spine in six directions, forward bends, backbends, lateral movements and twists to each side, this central channel of energy is literally awakened.  Organically opening the spine allows fluids to move through each vertebra, nourishing, soaking and shining the entire spine like a string of new pearls.

Renee Carrillo leads you on your journey this morning with Sue Khodarami at her side.  Join these two gifted instructors and awaken your spine in this breath with movement mind/body integration.

Mats open at 8:15
Mats close at 9:15
Civic Green Park – Highlands Ranch
Located Adjacent to the Highlands Ranch Library

Awaken the Spine at Free Yoga in the Park4th Annual – FREE YOGA IN THE PARK – May 30 – August 18

Free Yoga in the Park began its fourth season in Highlands Ranch on May 30.   Sponsored by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District, classes run every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:15-9:15 am, excluding June 19.  Click on our full schedule for all the details and we hope to see you out at Civic Green Park, located next to the Highlands Ranch Library for opening day.

Not the outdoor type – come join us indoors at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

2012 Free Yoga in the Park Kicks Off in Highlands Ranch

Good morning Highlands Ranch
Good morning Sunshine
Good morning Yogis and Yoginis

Opening Day of Free Yoga in the Park 2012Opening day drew more than 130 people to the 2012 Free Yoga in the Park – Highlands Ranch, Co.  Sponsored by NamasteWorks Yoga and the Highlands Ranch Metro district, this annual program continues to grow with first-timers stepping onto the mat to explore the world of yoga.

What a wonderful Wednesday.  The sky bright blue, our senses heightened, our bodies, mind and spirit all awakened.  Nancy Levenson led the practice this morning, guiding others into a morning flow combining the philosophy of the center, Breath with Movement.

Step on the mat with us this summer.  Come out Saturday when Sue Khodarami takes the lead and guides the morning practice from 8:15-9:15 am, Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch, Co.

Not the outdoor type – come join us indoors at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

2012 Free Yoga in the Park – Highlands Ranch – Sue is Back

2012 NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park
Civic Green Park – Highlands Ranch, CO – May 30-Aug. 18

Meet our returning instructor:  Sue Khodarami

 

Sue Khodarami - Free Yoga in the Park 2012Sue Khodarahmi has been practicing yoga since 1993, and this is her third 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.

Sue teaches at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and  is especially interested in helping people of all ages build and restore strength and endurance through yoga, and hopes her classes not only inspire students to regularly practice yoga, but also to explore other activities that they may not have had the confidence to try before. (Sue freely admits that she took up snowboarding at age 40, even having never skied before.) Her classes are energetic and fun, with an emphasis on core and upper-body strength and flexibility.

4th Annual – FREE YOGA IN THE PARK – May 30 – August 18

Free Yoga in the Park opens its fourth season in Highlands Ranch on May 30.   Sponsored by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District, classes run every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:15-9:15 am, excluding June 19.  Click on our full schedule for all the details and we hope to see you out at Civic Green Park, located next to the Highlands Ranch Library for opening day.

Not the outdoor type – come join us indoors at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

Blooming Through Yoga Therapy

And then the day came
when the risk to remain
tight in a bud was
more painful than the
risk to bloom. -Anais Nin

Blooming Through Yoga Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open to your own fears today, take a risk and peel back one petal at a time, before you know it, the fear will turn into strength.  At NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness we work with you to peel back one petal at a time.  We offer private sessions and workshops on the innerself.  Our therapeutic yoga focuses on your overall well being and places equal emphasis on your physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual dimensions – using our foundational model, known as the 5 Kosha System.  This system is enhanced with many other tools and models including the 5 Elements, 5 Pranavayus, 8 Limbs, 5 Kleshas, 7 Chakras, Joint Freeing, Ayruyoga, and the functioning of the Systems of the Body all in an effort to help you peel back what is holding you tight in a bud.

In addition to working privately with us, we offer some amazing workshops this fall including; The Circle of Self – an exploration of inner self using yoga and art, The Joyful Warrior – Moving   from Depression to Joy, or stepping onto the mat for our Restorative Yoga – Relax, Renew and Rejuvenate with a gentle yoga for your entire being.

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. Also offering 200HR Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training and Free Yoga in the Park – Highlands Ranch.  All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

FREE Yoga in the Park (2012) – Highlands Ranch – Meet the Instructors

Opening Day, May 30, 2012
Meet the Instructors – Jenny Clark

This is Jenny’s fourth year at Free Yoga in the Park and her first coordinating our wonderful instructors. In her own words: “Yoga for me has been an intimate part of the awareness created by being fully connected to the inner …workings of my body, mind and spirit. Growing up in a home with a brother and sister with severe medical problems, I discovered early the importance of having a strong understanding of the power each of us has over the health of our own bodies. Yoga has provided the perfect opportunity for self exploration and expansion in my understanding of my connection to everything around me.”

4th Annual – FREE YOGA IN THE PARK – May 30 – August 18

Finding inner peace this summer is as simple as stepping outdoors and onto the mat.  NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, and the Highlands Ranch Metro District have teamed up again to offer a third year of FREE YOGA IN THE PARK. held at Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.  Join 8 amazing teachers and several hundred participants as we roll out our mats and greet the day with Yoga. Presenting Sponsors, NamasteWorks Yoga and Highlands Ranch Metro District.   This is one big community event, you don’t want to miss.  Participants must be 18 years or older and sign a park waiver, prior to participation.

Not the outdoor type – come join us indoors at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

Troy Krebs Joins Free Yoga at the Park 2012 – Highlands Ranch

2012 NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park
Civic Green Park – Highlands Ranch – May 30-Aug. 18

Meet our newest addition to Free Yoga at the Park and NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness

Troy Krebs L.Ac., 200HR PYT – Professional Yoga Therapist

2012 NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the ParkBorn and raised in Hawaii has kept Troy close to nature and her love for nurturing and growing things.

Troy spent fifteen years in the horticulture business before answering her calling to help and work with others.   She graduated from Chinese Medical School, has been practicing for over ten years, and was instrumental in building a wellness franchise practice in Lone Tree, Co. She later went to Beijing China to further her knowledge in Chinese Medicine.

Almost two years ago, Troy decided to start her own private practice. She specializes in women’s health issues including, fertility, delivering babies, emotional imbalances, pcos, endometriosis and a host of other women’s health issues. At the same time she started her private practice, she discovered her love of Yoga; so much so, she wanted to share her yoga with others.  She completed her 200HR Integrative Yoga Therapy training at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness.  She runs a therapeutic workshop “Navigating the Natural Journey of Menopause” at Namasteworks Yoga.  Troy says, “Every time I come to the mat I learn. I enjoy being a part of passing on this rich tradition.”

Troy is also trained in 5-Element work to help others with emotional disorders, TCM trained to work with Cancer, Diabetes, Weight loss, Detox, Candida clean-ups, Migraines, and Pain of all sorts. For the past ten years, she has also applied her Chinese Medicine skills working at Craig Hospital toward spinal cord injury and brain trauma. Troy also touts a certification in Nutrition, Acupuncture and Herbal Formulas. Never one to rest, Troy recently was accepted into the Tibetan Cranial Sacral Apprenticeship Program.

Troy carries a deep desire to help people with their health and bring the body, mind and spirit back into balance in a natural way, we are happy to have her as part of our growing team on and off the mat.

Not the outdoor type – come join us indoors at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

2012 NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park – Highlands Ranch

2012 NamasteWorks Free Yoga in the Park
Civic Green Park – Highlands Ranch – May 30-Aug. 18

Meet our newest instructor, Arianna Shannon

Highlands Ranch Free Yoga in the Park - 2012Arianna has been finding inspiration as a yoga student since 2004, and completed her 200 HR Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher training with Nancy Levenson at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness in 2011. She has a passion for yoga as a spiritual practice and as a direct channel for connecting with our divine mother earth.  Arianna will be supporting the lead instructors in the practice this year, getting her mat wet if you will,  before stepping out front in the future.  Please welcome her to our teaching staff.

Free Yoga in the Park opens its fourth season in Highlands Ranch on May 30.  Classes run every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:15-9:15 am, excluding June 19.  Click on our full schedule for all the details and we hope to see you out at Civic Green Park, located next to the Highlands Ranch Library for opening day.

Not the outdoor type – come join us indoors at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, and offer private group classes, individual sessions and workshops for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.

When One Door Closes another Door Opens

by:  Nancy Levenson, 500 E-RYT, 1,000 PYT,  Professional Yoga Therapist

After five years of instructing yoga at Colorado’s largest retirement community, Wind Crest, I rolled up the last mat, tucked away the last chair, stacked the last block and shut the door.  I leave behind a joy filled journey and legacy of guiding seniors in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s through chair yoga, floor yoga, movement classes, breathing exercises, meditation and private sessions.

At a time, when yoga teachers were training to deliver the next best intense practice, I was off studying geriatrics, the senior body, somatic movement, restorative yoga and deepening my immersion in servicing a community that had not been really considered viable for the yoga business. It’s a door I knocked on, a door that opened and a journey I will never forget.

The door that opened for me at Wind Crest went way beyond yoga; it was a life enriching experience, one filled with many stories, fond memories, lots of laughter, some sadness when we lost people we loved and always filled with new friends and personal growth.  Each week brought new challenges, new learning experiences and new opportunities for me to grow a market that had never considered yoga before and for me to personally grow.

Each time one door closes another door opens.  I closed this door to move forward and focus on my own therapeutic wellness center, NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, located in Old Town Littleton.   Even though I opened this door a year and a half ago, I felt a need to nourish this experience, to explore what lies ahead with more veracity, and to peer deeper and see if there is another door even beyond this one. Our journey in life takes us through a series of doors, we just need to ready when they open and acknowledge when the time has come and they need to close.

 

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton, CO 80120. We are not a walk-in studio, we operate as a private center for our clients. All classes require a RSVP. www.namasteworksyoga.com – A Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.