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Aria Club in Vail hosts Friday Afternoon Yoga Club all November

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The Aria Athletic Club & Spa in Vail will host Friday Afternoon Yoga Club every Friday in November, with a one-hour yoga practice starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a free wine and cheese hour.

VAIL — Every Friday in November at 5:30 p.m., the Aria Athletic Club & Spa at the former Vail Cascade Resort in Vail will host Friday Afternoon Yoga Club, a one-hour, themed yoga practice led by one of Aria's yoga teachers. After practice, participants can head to a free wine and cheese hour in the Aria lobby, an opportunity to connect with the teacher, share experiences and maybe make a new friend.

"As we bask in post-yoga bliss, it's fun to hang out with fellow like-minded yogis and lighten things up a bit," said Libby Maio, yoga supervisor at Aria.

The November schedule includes practices that will challenge balance, release the soul and open the heart with essential oils, and the series concludes with a grateful post-Thanksgiving flow. Attend all of the classes, or choose the one that speaks to you. The classes are open to the public, with a walk-in rate of $15 per class.

FAYC Schedule

• Friday — "A Keen Eye for Balance," with Nicola Farrer — During this yoga practice, students will be given insight into how setting the eyes helps with overall balance. Practice will start with a brief introduction into how sight is linked to balance, followed by time to practice eye yoga, and then move into a creative flow highlighting common balance postures. Farrer has been teaching yoga in the Valley for more than 15 years, with hands-on adjustments, clear instruction and creative choreography.

• Nov. 11 — "Breathe in the Moment, Exhale out the Past," with Bronson Killpack — In this aromatic, heart-opening yoga experience, participants will explore the benefits of backbends and therapeutic-grade essential oils to help open the Anahata, or heart charka. The practice will be restorative and gentle, and the addition of essential oils will aid in creating a deeper connection with the students' inner essence. Killpack has been teaching yoga at Aria for three years. He was trained by a longtime local yogi and continues to study and grow in his teachings.

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• Nov. 18 — "Soul Flow," with Margeaux Candlin and Jenny Harrison — Soul Flow will be a vinyasa-style yoga class incorporating soulful music from the 1950s and '60s. Throughout the yoga practice, participants will listen to various artists pour their hearts and souls into their music while pouring their own hearts and souls into an asana practice, creating a space to get in touch with deep emotions. Candlin has been a certified yoga alliance teacher since 2010. She teaches a vinyasa-based class that creates strength and flexibility and also works as a nurse in orthopedics. Harrison is a 225-hour Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher who believes challenging yourself on the mat can help you to grow on and off the mat.

• Nov. 25 — "A Grateful Flow," with Chelsea Winters — In this post-Thanksgiving, all-levels, heart-opening slow flow, Winters will infuse a playlist featuring songs from The Grateful Dead. Winters received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Yandara Yoga Institute in December 2012, and in April 2015, she completed her 400-hour certification.

If you go …

What: Friday Afternoon Yoga Club.

When: 5:30 p.m. Fridays in November.

Where: Aria Athletic Club & Spa, 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail.

Cost: $15.

More information: All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome. For more information or to sign up, call the Aria Athletic Club & Spa at 970-476-7400 or visit Aria’s website at http://www.ariafitnessclub.com. Follow Aria on Facebook to find out about other events.