Practice Contentment at Aria Yoga Studio Located at Vail Cascade Resort
“To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure."
- Lao Tzu
Through my yoga practice and study I realized being happy doesn’t have anything to do with things. It’s all a state of mind and I think contentment can be addictive. We hope you'll join us at he Aria Yoga Studio as we all strive to be content in our daily lives.
Featured Teacher of the Month: Elena Gorgeouses
Featured Student of the Month: Allison Wright
Elena has taught the 6am yoga class since 1999 when her son was a toddler and she would sneak out of the house before anyone was up. There’s a spaciousness of body and mind that comes from regular yoga practice. She thinks it’s a great way to start the day and many of the 6am-ers share that view. Some have been waking up at the crack of dawn to show up for class for as long as she has been teaching.
One such person is Allison Wright. Allison’s first experience with yoga was when she lived in Denver in the 70’s. She took a long hiatus from the practice when her yoga teacher started to emphasize the esoteric which wasn’t her interest. As one of the original members of Aria Athletic Club, Allison took up yoga again when Dan Timm (Aria Athletic Club Director) made yoga part of the fitness program, not a sub-contracted option with an additional fee as it originally was. For Allison, the draw to yoga is mostly about the physical benefits yoga offers. Allison has a delightful dry wit and jokes that’s she’s old as dirt. She explains that yoga helps her stay active to pursue the lifestyle she enjoys in Vail. She says that the practice has helped her with her back and has helped her recover more quickly from injury and a couple of surgeries. It helps her maintain balance for skiing and other outdoor pursuits. When not at Vail Cascade, you’ll see Allison skiing at Bravo or at the Dance Festival in the summer and walking to the Vail Farmer’s Market at a pace that resembles race walking.
Friday Afternoon Yoga Club
Thanks to everyone who came out to practice yoga and enjoy a drink with friends and fellow yogis this summer. The FAYC program was such a hit that we have decided to keep the Friday 5:30pm yoga class going. It will continue to be shared by a variety of Aria instructors and will be an “All Levels” class.
We had a three-way tie for the student that attended the most FAYC classes this Summer. The winners are… drum roll please…Sarah Dorman, Tom Warzecha and Diana Johnson. Congratulations! Aria Athletic Club will credit your account for a one free month of membership dues. Great job!
Love Your Hips Yoga Workshop Series
Join Aria Athletic Club & Spa for our “Love Your Hips” yoga workshop series, taking place this fall. Aria will be hosting two hour hip opening, strengthening and restoring workshops every third Sunday of the month from 11am-1pm. The series begins September 21 and runs through December 21.
Most of us experience tightness in the hips from sitting or standing for long periods of time at work, and from regular or high levels of exertion in our recreational activities. Our hips bear the brunt of this and in turn become tense and tight. We also tend to inadvertently hold mental and emotional stress in the hips, which increases the stiffness...lucky us! In this rejuvenating workshop series, Aria yoga instructors will explore the hip joint in various poses, and discover how a mindful approach can enhance and deepen physical yoga practice, and our understanding of the hip joint. Opening and strengthening the hips can also act as a cross training tool to enhance any sport. Each "Love Your Hips" series will create shifts in the subtle energetic body as well, leaving you feeling relaxed, connected and renewed. Everyone is welcome whether you practice yoga or not.
Schedule: Every Third Sunday
September 21st: Instructor Tracy Long
October 19th: Instructor Tara Gokie
November 16th: Instructor Chelsea Winters
December 21st: Instructor Nicola Farrer
Aria is welcoming all community members to the event.
Members: $20 per class
Non-Members $25 per class
Early Bird: $15 per class if you sign-up for all four classes.
September Yoga Class Schedule Changes
Monday 5:45pm, All Levels, taught by Margeaux
Friday 5:30pm, All Levels, shared by a variety of instructors
Class Time Changes
Wednesday evening class will be changed to 5:45pm
Thursday evening class will be changed to 5:30pm and held in the studio
Class Instructor Changes
Monday, 8am will be taught by Bronson
Tuesday, 5:30pm will be taught by Geordy
Thursday, 5:30pm will be taught by Lindsea
Wednesday, September 17th, 5:30pm:TBD
Friday, September 19th, 8am: Geordy
We hope to see you on the mat very soon!
Aria Yoga Studio