Dogma Athletica names Chelsea Winters new yoga director |

Dogma Athletica names Chelsea Winters new yoga director

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David Gillette | Special to the Daily
David Gillette | Special to the Daily |

Yoga in the Garden

Chelsea Winters, newly appointed yoga director at Dogma Athletica, will partner with DJ Kirby K for Yoga in the Garden, an all-levels, donation-based vinyasa flow in the Eagle-Vail Community Garden, from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The yoga class will be followed by a plant-based potluck dinner.

Yoga participants will receive a voucher for one free yoga class at Dogma Athletica and also will be entered in a raffle giveaway for a free five-punch pass at Dogma. Participants need not be members of the Eagle-Vail Community Garden or Dogma Athletica. Bring a yoga mat or towel to practice on the grass, plus your favorite dish or beverage to share.

A suggested donation of $10 is requested. The Eagle-Vail Community Garden is located on Eagle Drive in Avon. Call 970-688-4433 for more information.

EDWARDS — Dogma Athletica, located in The Riverwalk at Edwards, recently announced Chelsea Winters, a Colorado native, as its new yoga director.

Dogma Athletica translates to “a belief in the athletic process.” To promote this belief within the community, the studio adopted the motto “Live It.” Long known for its focus on cycling, hands-on personal training and an energetic yoga program, Dogma will invite even more of its “Live It” motto into new yoga programming under Winters’ direction.

Dogma Athletica owner Rod Connolly said he is happy to bring Winters on in the role of yoga director.

“Chelsea is a wonderful and unique teacher,” he said. “She is a teacher in the truest sense. There is a deeper connection with her students and the yoga discipline than you typically find at many studios. Chelsea brings so much thought to her teaching. She has this remarkable combination of intuition and skilled methodology. She can take you in a direction or to a place in a yoga class like few others.

“If students are seeking that coalescing of a vigorous, physical practice with a rooted connection of mindfulness and personal development, then they will love classes with Chelsea. She will create a program at Dogma that will benefit our valley’s entire yoga community.”

Winters was first introduced to yoga as a freshman in college at the University of New Hampshire and has built a polished personal and teaching practice. A longtime vegetarian with a passion for the outdoors, yoga was a natural fit.

Like many active, outdoor people, she was initially drawn to the physical and strengthening aspect of the practice. Over time, her practice deepened; she soon became aware of the mental and spiritual changes that yoga cultivated. Winters noticed her whole attitude and outlook could shift from a single yoga class.

“Yoga has taught me many life lessons,” she said. “It has taught me presence and how to find composure and breathe in challenging situations. Yoga allows us to be more aware of our natural surroundings and relationships. I am very excited to be able to share this gift with the Edwards community.”


Dogma has also brought on several new teachers to the team, including Abbey Bergeron, Janet Casson, Laura Anderson, Elizabeth Sullivan and Dylan Sanders.

“We have a great roster of experienced teachers joining our team,” Winters said. “We have many upcoming workshops and national presenters coming to the Dogma studio this summer.”

Dogma Athletica is offering a June special of $69 for a new monthly yoga membership, including new classes. For more information, contact Dogma at 970-688-4433, visit http://www.dogma or stop by the studio in The Riverwalk at Edwards.

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