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Natural joy, mountain yoga in Vail

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado

VAIL, Colorado Mountain Lotus at the Vail Athletic Club, the yoga studio located within the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, will offer a two-day workshop.

This weekend is designed to help you get more in touch with your gut feeling or intuition by engaging in the Course of Miracles and the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga process so you can break through default patterns and unconscious commitments, said Kelly Major Heath, studio director.The workshop starts Friday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This physically, mentally and spiritually challenging immersion is built around Baptiste Bootcamp Yoga practices. Through the practices and in sessions between them, you will learn and experience the exact conditions that free you to the state of mind where intuition and joy arise naturally. We will draw on the book A Course in Miracles. Also experience the Yoga Nidra. Everyone with experience witth basic yoga poses is welcome. Lunch from Terra Bistro is included. Additionally, an anonymous donor contributed more than $700 to the Lotus Yoga Scholarship Program for financially needy students to attend 2008 workshops starting with this weekend workshop. Community members who are interested in attending and need financial help, should send e-mail or leave a voicemail for Kelly with two to five sentences detailing: Why youd like to attend this workshop. Why you need the scholarship. That if you are accepted, you will attend 100 percent of the weekend workshop.This information should be sent in no later than noon Thursday. E-mails should be sent to kelly@mountainlotus.com and voicemails should be sent to 445-7825.Philip Urso is certified by Baron Baptiste to teach yoga. He frequently assists Baptiste nationally and internationally at teacher training bootcamps. Urso publishes A Crash Course in Miracles, a popular podcast on iTunes on A Course in Miracles. He has been described as in the vanguard of a new generation of Course teachers. His Baptiste yoga classes also are published on iTunes. He is based at his studio, Salt Pond Yoga in Rhode Island. To preregister for the workshop, please call the Vail Athletic Club front desk at 476-7960. Rates for the workshop include: Members: $95 and non-members: $105. For questions or more information, contact Heath at 445-7825 or kelly@mountainlotus.com.


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