Buddhism inspires Vail yoga class
VAIL – The founder of the Summit Dharma Center and Tibetan monk Michael Gregory leads a workshop at the Yoga Studio at Vail Athletic Club from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Saturday. The “Mindfulness in Motion” workshop, taught with the studio instructor Karen Anderson, is meant to give participants into a deeper understanding of Tibetan Buddhism through own yoga.Rachel Nelson, who recently took over as studio coordinator, said this workshop is the first of many new offerings.”We are an asana-based studio, which means we do focus on the physical side of yoga, but through these amazing workshops our students can take what they’ve already learned and start to view it through different lenses – in this case, Tibetan Buddhism,” says Nelson.Nelson says the idea for a Buddhism-based workshop came after the success of several group meditation classes and workshops at the studio.”In this economic climate, I believe that our students, and all Vail yogis, are looking for ways to shift their perspective from one of struggle to one of ease,” she said. “Yoga and meditation offer ways to achieve that, and since our group meditation classes have been so well-received, I think people are really looking for an opportunity like this.”Mindfulness in Motion is open to non-members. Cost is $45 in advance, or $50 day-of. The Yoga Studio at the Vail Athletic Club is located within the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, at 352 East Meadow Drive. For more information visit http://vailathleticclub.com or call 970-476-7960.