Hand-balancing yoga workshop Saturday in Vail
VAIL – The Yoga Studio at The Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa plays host to a well-timed workshop on balance and expansion as the hectic holiday season gets underway. Led by Denver’s Vital Yoga co-owner Desi Springer, the hand balancing yoga workshop takes place at The Vitality Center on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.”No yoga enthusiast should miss Desi’s first workshop in Vail,” said Julia Clarke, Yoga Studio coordinator at The Vitality Center. “Desi’s visit is a unique opportunity to receive yoga teachings that span countries and centuries, channeled through her own distinct voice and style. It’s an honor for us to experience such a skillful teacher.”The two-hour workshop focuses on how exploring boundaries gives way to limitless expansion in life. “There is no better key to unlock the sweetness of the heart and the deep meaning in life than yoga,” Springer said. “It is the dance of relationship. When skillfully practiced with the highest intent, body/mind, heart/soul, self/other are balanced in their individual expression, and seamlessly united to create the luminous beauty of the whole.”Springer helps students uncover the interworking components necessary for light and easeful hand balancings. The practice serves as a reflection of how purposeful structure in relationship allows for the authentic heart’s center to shine fully.Cost for the workshop is $25 in advance or $30 the day of practice. This rate applies to members and non-members.Never a traditional athlete, Springer credits yoga with teaching her to appreciate the connection between her mind and body – and then eventually connecting her to a most vibrant and heartfelt community. First taught by her sister, Micah, Springer went on to complete teacher trainings with Bikram Choudry, senior Anusara instructor Jamie Allison and at Yoga Works. She has currently logged 600 hours of Anusara study and is working toward her 700-hour certification. Springer’s classes are a delightful slow-burn challenge, with deep focus on proper alignment.For information visit http://www.vailathleticclub.com or call 970-477-3251.