Avon’s Walking Mountains Science Center offers ‘Yoga in Your Forests’ program Thursday | VailDaily.com

Avon’s Walking Mountains Science Center offers ‘Yoga in Your Forests’ program Thursday

Richelle Caya
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What: Yoga in Your Forests with Walking Mountains Science Center.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Cost: $125 per person.

More information: Call 970-827-9725; reservations required, or visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/sp and click on “Adult Field Studies.”

AVON — On Thursday, a yogi and former Walking Mountains educator will lead the class Yoga in Your Forests, which is appropriate for all skill levels.

Richelle Caya has been nurturing a love for yoga and the environment for many years and says she has enjoyed a steady stream of both since moving to the Eagle Valley four years ago. Caya will lead the program, which is focused on awareness and mindfulness with transformational powers.

The class will depart from Walking Mountains and be held at Camp Hale. Participants will see the restoration of the channelized stream beds while restoring themselves by channeling their own energy in a way that serves them in daily life.

Learn how to take yoga from the studio mat into the world. The day will start with a hatha practice near the river and then transform into a meditative hike full of personal introspection.

Participants can expect to stretch the popular notions of what yoga is and how it is supposed to be practiced. As a group, attendees will learn how to tune in to themselves, Rocky Mountain ecology and life. Yoga, in the most basic definition, means union. What better way to awaken a sense of wonder than to celebrate this union surrounded by stoic lodgepole and fragile lupine?

A great yogi once told Caya that it only takes 22 minutes of practice to reset and refocus. And when asked for recommendations when one can’t find 22 minutes, Caya replies, “Practice for an hour.” It is in times of stress and hurry that yoga and mindfulness can have the greatest effect.

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