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Yogi’s Lounge at Aria Club brings together local musicians and yoga instructors

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Nicola Farrer and Erik Williams will team up on Saturday, Feb. 13, for Yogi’s Lounge at the Aria Club and Spa.

VAIL — Join Aria Athletic Club & Spa for Yogi's Lounge, Hallelujah! Hamstring, Hips and Heart, a first-ever collaboration between instructor Nicola Farrer and guitarist Erik Williams, on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

It is often said in yoga that open hips and hamstrings equal an open heart. This all-levels, 90-minute aroma-flow yoga class with live music is designed around these three key areas of the body, allowing practitioners to find new and expansive openings in order to access deeper levels of body awareness and acceptance.

Practicing yoga in a room filled with live music brings cosmic vibration into the body. This vibration helps to shake up the energy in your body to clear the chakras, or energy wheels, helping you let go of past negativity. The music will enter your senses, allowing you to leave your stories behind as you become immersed in sound and movement. It's a moving meditation that will support the soul, heal the body and connect you to the positive vibes of the universe.

Asana, combined with therapeutic-grade essential oils, enhances the potential to achieve refined focus and mental clarity, emotional grounding and a strengthened body-mind connection. You will feel more alert, receptive, connected, grounded, centered, uplifted and present. Farrer's class will be the second in the Aria Yoga program's Yogi's Lounge series.

'A place of serenity'

"I attended the first Yogi's Lounge in January taught by Margeaux Candlin accompanied by cellist Ken Carpenter and guitarist Earl Hartman Rincon," said Libby Maio, yoga supervisor at the Vail Cascade. "The sounds of the stings and the movement of our bodies made me feel as though I was transported to a new place — a place of serenity, a place where I felt supported, loved and could be myself."

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After the yoga class, the Aria yoga program will host a free wine and cheese hour. Get to know your teacher, chat with the musicians and maybe make a new yogi friend. The Aria yoga program will host two more of Yogi's Lounge events in the series: yoga teacher Lee Ashley with guitarist Andy Theng on Saturday, March 19, and teacher Farrer with DJ Kirby on Saturday, April 9.

If you go …

What: Yogi’s Lounge, Hallelujah! Hamstring, Hips and Heart, taught by Nicola Farrar and accompanied by guitarist Erik Williams.

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

Where: Aria Athletic Club & Spa, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail.

Cost: $20 for members or $25 for nonmembers.

More information: All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome. For more information or to sign up, call the Aria Athletic Club & Spa at 970-476-7400 or visit Aria’s website at http://www.ariafitnessclub.com. Like Aria on Facebook to find out about other Yogi’s Lounge events.