Another weekend is ending. I’m not quite ready to endure the commute again but life moves forward. Ever wish you could teleport? I do! But that’s not the point.
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My alarm went off at 5:15am Saturday morning. As Woody rolled over and went back to sleep, I jumped out of bed and got ready to go. Every Saturday morning in August a local yoga studio – Core Power Yoga – is hosting a yoga class at Red Rocks Amphitheater. You know, the amazing outdoor concert venue that is the namesake for the Mumford & Sons film. I arrived a really early since I’m still learning my way around and how long it takes to get everywhere, so I was one of the first to get in. I climbed the stairs up to the entrance of the amphitheater but I didn’t have to get to the top before I was in awe of the view. Simply amazing.
I found a spot and settled in. What a beautiful way to start the day but I couldn’t help but be a little blue. As people filled the rows, it seemed the vast majority had come with friends or family and I was on my own. I enjoyed the yoga class but would have enjoyed it much more if I was there with my friends.
The class was great though – great teacher and inspiring view. The teacher was very knowledgeable and walked through the poses and flows at a good pace. I also appreciated that she wasn’t jaded by the situation. You could tell – she paused a few times to say it – that she was amazed by how incredible it looked to see hundreds of people doing yoga in unison as the sun rose. I was in awe of the setting and it was nice to know that it’s not just because I’m a newbie to the area!
Oh, the playlist was pretty fantastic too. Again, there was a DJ. I think I’m getting hooked on fitness classes with live DJ’s!
After class I hiked up about a billion steps back to the top to leave and found a ton of people in the middle of other fitness classes or gathering for them. As much as I loved doing yoga there, I’m not sure my lungs (or quads) could take a hardcore bootcamp class there. At least not yet. Definitely looked like a great workout and I got the name of one company (Bonza Bodies) that had a huge group there. You may be reading about them later on here….
Yoga on the Rocks is taking place at Red Rocks every Saturday morning in August at 7:00am. The class is $10 at the door with $1.00 going to the Whole Planet Foundation. For more info on the events, go HERE and if you decide to check it out, please let me know!!
Where have you experienced memorable views while working out – running, hiking, practicing yoga, swimming …whatever workout it might have been? * What are you looking forward to this week?