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Vail: Yoga with top teacher Simon Park

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailySimon Park, who visits Vail, Colorado this week, is an innovative teacher of Vinyasa Flow and Thai Massag

VAIL, Colorado Mountain Lotus at the Vail Athletic Club, the yoga studio located within the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa in Vail, Colorado, will host Simon Park this weekend, Friday through Sunday.In a recent Yoga Journal article, Simon Park was named one of the top 21 yoga teachers under age 40 who are the next generation making its mark. Park is an innovative teacher of Vinyasa Flow and Thai Massage. Drawing inspiration from many yogic styles and master teachers, he has developed a truly unique and energetic practice. Park has taught yoga and Thai massage workshops nationwide, assisted extensively with Shiva Rea, and has been featured in New York Times and Yoga Journal. Nomadic by nature, he travels the world to celebrate the pulse of the global yoga community.Were grateful to Simon for coming back, and to all of the teachers and students out there who are dedicated to exploring all that yoga has to offer and sharing their discoveries along the way, said Mountain Lotus Director Kelly Heath. This is truly a rare opportunity to study with a very free yogi.Schedule of eventsFriday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Liquid Flow Yoga to restore your prana Enjoy a slowly developing, flowing sequence of postures that are restorative in nature, yet heart opening as well. Practice in a way that creates space in the joints and spine, and calms the nervous system. The movements are similar to the way tai-chi is practiced; slow, methodical and meditative.Saturday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Surfing the Vinyasa wave experienceThe latest evolution of Prana Vinyasa Flow: dynamic asana, creative flows and integrated pranayama as a moving meditation that will tune and tone you from the inside out while giving you the tools for navigating lifes changes with grace, power and confidence.Saturday, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Artful assists and Thai massage Designed for teachers and students, we will practice assists practical for teaching Vinyasa Yoga. A skillful touch has the power to transport your students to a whole new level of awareness. Also, experience a flowing blend of traditional Thai massage, partner yoga and gravity free bodywork.Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. Jai HanumanHandstands and inversions are empowering mudras that embody the best qualities of Hanuman, the archetypal heroic monkey: courage, fearless flying, pranic body of power, agility and light. Learn a pathway of flows within a powerful Vinyasa Flow workshop that guides you into the movement patterns that connect you to the core cultivation of prana.The workshop is $45 per class or $150 for all sessions. To pre-register for the workshop, stop by or call the Vail Athletic Club front desk at 970-476-7960. For more information, contact Heath at 970-445-7825 or

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