Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge hosts Aroma Flow Yoga with Nicola Farrer
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What: Aroma Flow Yoga.
When: 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.
Where: Vail Vitality Center, Vail Mountain Lodge, 352 E. Meadow Drive, Vail.
Cost: $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
More information: To register, call 970-476-7960.
VAIL — Yoga is known for engaging multiple senses within any given practice, predominantly touch, hearing and sight. A special yoga practice hosted by the Vail Vitality Center on Sunday will stimulate yet another of the five senses: the sense of smell.
Nicola Farrer is leading this uplifting, all-levels yoga flow class, which combines thoughtful movement with therapeutic essential oils.
“We are thrilled to be hosting Nicola at the Vitality Center,” said Karen Anderson, yoga studio director and teacher at the Vail Vitality Center. “Her heartfelt and genuine teachings inspire people to deeply experience yoga and themselves.”
The addition of essential oils can enhance various aspects of the practice, creating the potential to achieve refined focus and mental clarity, emotional grounding and a strengthened body-mind connection.
“I have been incorporating therapeutic-grade essential oils into my own yoga practice for over a year now,” Farrer said. “Their ability to actually move into the body’s cells makes for physiological change and heightens emotional sensations.”
Farrer said she chooses oils intuitively to create a sense of awakening, focus and relaxation, leading to a sense of newness in each individual’s yoga asana practice.
“With the addition of oils to my practice, I have been able to lighten up and achieve more peace instead of taking my practice so seriously,” Farrer said. “My body is more relaxed and willing to try new variations of yoga postures, or just as willing to rest more, if that is what the body needs. I feel more connected and hope to give students an opportunity to tune in to themselves more and to fall in love with aromatherapy somewhere along the way.”
For more information or to register, call 970-476-7960.
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