Telluride Yoga Fest founder in Vail this week
VAIL – The founder of the Telluride Yoga Festival visits the Yoga Studio at the Vail Athletic Club this week to offer two yoga workshops that are open to all practitioners at all levels. Aubrey Hackman offers “Bend Back and Uplift” on Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a chance to integrate back bending into your yoga practice without pain or fear. On Friday, Hackman leads “Integrating the Upside Down Poses” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The class will explore the ease and benefits of going upside down.”Aubrey is a born leader, which we know from her work with the Festival, so she’s a perfect guide for our students in conquering poses that often seem scary or impossible,” said studio teacher Julia Clarke. Hackman’s formal training offers local practitioners a glimpse into a style of yoga they might not be familiar with.”Aubrey trained in New York City in the Jivamukti style, which is one of the most influential styles of yoga in America, but we don’t have much access to it here, so it’s a great opportunity for student to expand their knowledge,” Clarke said.Thursday night’s session is free for members and $25 for guests, while Friday night’s session is $25 for everyone. This event is sponsored by the Telluride Yoga Festival, which is set for July 8-11.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.