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New York City yoga teacher to visit Vail

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VAIL – The Yoga Studio at the Vail Athletic Club brings another New York City yoga teacher to the Valley this weekend, hosting Michael Kersten for three yoga workshops that are open to all.Entering the Kersten’s “ocean of dharma” begins on Friday – from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – with inversions such as headstands and handstands,. Saturday’s workshops are an advanced practice from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by deep relaxation and breathing exercises from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each workshop will interweave the theme of the five elements.Studio Coordinator Rachel Nelson says the goal of workshops like these is to give students a chance to practice with nationally renowned teachers without breaking the bank.”We’re a small community and we’re relatively remote geographically, but we have an astoundingly large yoga community here that wants to learn more,” Nelson says. “Given these economic times, it makes far more sense to bring yoga teachers to us than to go to them.”Kersten has trained with yoga master Dharma Mittra since 1997, and holds a Master’s degree in Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University. His provides spiritual end-of-life care in New York City and teaches yoga nationally and abroad.”Michael has studied for years under one of modern yoga’s most important pioneers, Dharma Mittra, so our students have an opportunity this weekend to access not just his wisdom but a long lineage of yogic tradition and teachings,” says Nelson.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 vailathleticclub.com or call 970-476-7960.

What: Dharma Yoga workshops with Michael KerstenWhere: The Yoga Studio at the Vail Athletic Club.Date: Friday and SaturdayCost: Friday – $40 members/$45 guests; Saturday master class – $50/$55; Saturday deep relaxation -$30/35. $100 for all sessions, member of guest. More information: Sign up with the Vail Athletic Club at 970-476-7960


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