Yoga Studio Spotlight: Integral Center
If you’re like me, you’ve probably driven past the Integral Center in North Boulder at some point and thought, “I wonder what they’re integrating.”
As it turns out, there are a whole bunch of integration-worthy programs running at the Integral Center at any given time, including unique yoga classes.
The Integral Center Yoga Union is a collaboration of “highly qualified and passionate teachers who are committed to teaching yoga and other practices that actually change your life; on and off the mat,” says Erin Keeley.
These classes are free for members of the Integral Center and non-members can join classes at a reasonable drop-in rate. The yoga program is expanding, so keep an eye on the calendar for the most updated class schedule.
Kundalini Yoga: Mondays 9:15a-10:30a with Meredith McNown
The heart-centered technology of Kundalini Yoga uses breathwork, mantra and asana to elevate the soul and awaken spirit. This is an incredibly healing and empowering practice for those looking for rapid transformation of self. As we come into relationship with the Infinite, we begin understand the limitations of the ego, awakening to the greater possibilities that have always existed for us as limitless beings. Come and unleash your potential! Learn how to love more deeply and fully, step into wholeness and experience your sacredness.
Vital Embodiment Yoga: Mondays 6:00p-7:15p with Nikki Dunas (First Monday of the month free for all, always free for members, $15 for non-members)
Need to rejuvenate after a day at work? This well-rounded asana class will help you to sweat, detox, redirect old energy patterns and unfold the bodily habits that lead to aches and painful ways of being. In unfolding these habits within ourselves, we have more access to joy, light, and freedom. These classes are inspired by eleven years of dedicated study with Sofia Diaz, and within the Yoga Works tradition.
Yoga Reconstructed: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00a-10:30a (free for members, $15 for non-members)
Food for the curious and tenacious. Regular class price with small-group-practice structure. Your brain and body will both be fed! So, you want to be more empowered and educated in your yoga practice. You want to know the hows and whys so you can CHOOSE how to do your own yoga. (Or… maybe you just don’t want to feel like a dumb-ass when you walk into a type-A Boulder yoga class!) This small-group practice is for any level of practitioner. You will get individual attention and be exposed to the depth of yoga in all of its limbs including asana, meditation and philosophy comparisons (with an expertise in goddess-based tantric puja practices).
Yoga Temple: Wednesdays 9:00a-10:15a with Dayna Seraye (free for members, $15 for non-members)
Come to the Temple of your own body, within the mandala of conscious community, for a devotional practice of embodied exploration and heart awakening. Through the journey of asana, mantra, earth-based practices and creative expression tap into your soul wisdom. This is a safe and sacred space to practice showing up, to heal and grow, and to cultivate the parts of you that are ready to shine forth.
Yoga Undone: Wednesdays 6:00p-7:15p with Erin Keeley (free for members, $15 for non-members)
Step into your body and savor some traditional and completely nontraditional movement. Linear and circular motion, organized and messy, all for the purpose of inviting our human form to harness its senses in order to taste life, inward and outward, more deeply. Set to fun and groovy music. (Or, simply come and get your body ready to follow the beats afterwards at the Ride the Dragon dance which starts at 8pm 3/18/15 and onwards.)
Power Yin Yoga: Saturdays 9:00a-10:30a with Kelly Larson (free for members, $12 for non-members)
Power Yin Yoga is a slow, deep practice that is designed to transform your mind, heart and body with time-tested ancient wisdom techniques. You will experience strong slow postures that will take you to a new edge of going deep into your body. “Power” refers to the depth and length of time postures are held. “Yin” refers to the quality of softness and opening that emerges through every breath to produce change.