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Simon Park to teach yoga workshop in Vail

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VAIL – The Vail Athletic Club partners with world-renowned yoga expert Simon Park for a three-day workshop on Prana VinyasaTM flow yoga.Park is a senior teacher of Prana Vinyasa FlowTM, an energetic approach to the flow of yoga taught by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa collective of teachers. The three day workshop will take place Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25 with four yoga classes offered over the course of the long weekend. A weekend package, which includes all four classes, is available for $108, subject to availability. Here is a breakdown of the individual classes: Fluid Power: Embodying Wave Motion Within VinyasaWhen: Friday, March 23, 5:30-8 p.m.Cost: $35 per class/$40 day ofInformation: Physics and the sages agree that life is in dynamic motion (spanda-shakti). From the water which comprises our fluid bodies to the sub-atomic quantum field, wave motion is the expression of life. Explore the three part approach within Prana Vinyasa FlowTM to thawing asanas and awakening the natural, healing power of wave motion in a dynamic, rhythmic flow that challenges all levels of yogic surfers. Surfing the Vinyasa WaveWhen: Saturday, March 24, 9:00-11:30 a.m.Cost: $35 per class/$40 day ofInformation: Experience the latest evolution of Prana Vinyasa FlowTM: dynamic asana, creative flows and integrated pranayama as a moving mediation that will tune and tone you from the inside-out while giving you the tools for navigating life’s changes with grace, power and confidence. Explore several vinyasa waves of multi-dimensional sequences, unfolding an evolution of movement meditation, fluid namaskars, backbends, arm balances and hip-opening to understand the underlying flow of prana. Body Enlightening: Thai Massage & Partner YogaWhen: Saturday, March 24, 3:00-6:00 p.m.Cost: $35 per class/$40 day ofInformation: Simon and friends will teach this flowing blend of traditional Thai massage, partner yoga and gravity-free bodywork. Since co-creating this bodywork for Exhale Spa, Simon’s unique style of bodywork has been featured in Yoga Journal, New York Times and W Magazine. The sequence that he teaches is easy to learn and very effective. It is great for bodyworkers, yoga teachers and anyone who loves massage. Come alone or bring a friend to learn these amazingly relaxing techniques. Mandala Namaskar: The Healing Power of Circular Movement within Yoga & NatureWhen: Sunday, March 25, 9:00-11:30 a.m.Cost: $35 per class/$40 day ofInformation: In an increasingly structured world, experience the healing power of a mandala (sacred circle) within a namaskar or moving meditation vinyasa. During this intensive workshop, you will learn three of the Mandala Namaskar salutation sequences and integrated vinyasas within the Prana Vinyasa FlowTM developed by Shiva Rea. These sequences unfold in an integrated circular flow for embodied wholeness, vitality and creative resonance with nature.To reserve space in the workshop, please call the Vail Athletic Club at 476-7960. For more information about the workshop, contact Kelly Major Heath, Mountain Lotus director, at 445-7825 or

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