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Spring detox yoga class at the Vail Athletic Club

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Special to the DailyJulia Clarke, shown here doing triangle pose, will lead a spring detox yoga class on Saturday in Vail.

VAIL – The Yoga Studio at The Vail Athletic Club is open for cleaning this spring. Studio Coordinator Julia Clarke will lead the annual spring detox flow on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a Power Vinyasa-style yoga practice designed with detoxifying in mind.According to Clarke, yoga and cleansing go hand in hand.”Many of the traditional yoga poses were designed to free the body of impurities,” she said. “Sweating is not just a byproduct of power yoga, it’s really important to sweat toxins out. Deep twists rejuvenate the liver and improve digestive function, and back bends not only open your heart, they actually stimulate your kidneys.”The studio offers a detox flow each spring to revitalize after a long, dark winter during which people often enjoy comfort food and apres-ski beers. However, Clarke said those external toxins are only half the battle.”Just as important are the ones our body creates in the form of stress hormones,” she said. “Way beyond the physical, yoga is an excellent adventure in releasing ourselves from toxic habits and patterns so that we can be brighter and lighter beings year round.”To that end, Clarke said the practice will offer playful partner work, deep hip opening and end with a deep relaxation session to restore the practitioner for the active summer ahead. The spring detox flow is $25 for members, $35 for guests.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 http://vailathleticclub.com or call 970-476-7960.