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All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Thursday | 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Yoga for All - Collective Mandala with Shiva Rea & DJ Dragonfly

Come together into the collective power of breathing, moving, chanting, and meditating for peace as we open the celebration of YJ's 40 Years in a yoga practice centered around the art of namaskar (sun salutations.)

Open to all.


Thursday | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Celebrate Yoga Journal's 40 Years!

Join Yoga Journal's Editor in Chief Carin Gorrell as YJ celebrates their 40th anniversary and honors the 40 winners of their first ever Good Karma Awards. The fun and commemorative evening will be the opening ceremony to the main weekend event, highlighted by keynote speaker Seane Corn, renowned yoga teacher and Good Karma Award winner. Seane will share her insights on being an advocate for social change and a conscious leader in a talk entitled "Yoga, Transformation, and Social Justice: Reaching Beyond The Mat". The evening will close with a short and inspiring film in honor of YJ's 40th anniversary featuring many of our favorite yogis. Come celebrate with us!

Open to all.




Friday | 7:00am - 7:30am
Guided Walking Meditation with Diana (Nanda Devi) Laughlin

Drop back into nature and breathe in the beauty of the Rockies with gratitude. We'll walk together at a contemplative pace, so please dress warmly for a cool fall morning and wear comfortable walking shoes.


Friday | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
CorePower Yoga 2

Ready to sweat? Join Chelsea Jasin for CorePower Yoga 2 (C2)--a rigorous yoga class with demanding strength postures that will have you moving, breathing and sweating! True to its name, a C2 class focuses on building and engaging your core strength to support you in more advanced postures. Set to energizing music, CorePower Yoga 2 strengthens, balances, detoxifies and exhilarates the body and mind.

Open to all.


Friday | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Open Skate with DJ Dragonfly

Come spend a little time going round and round in this indoor playground. Get your roller-grove going with the Trans-Global Whomp, Liquid Groove, Ecstatic Bangers, Suspended Freefalls of DJ Dragonfly during this ALL SKATE break. Free Skates, fun times!

Longhouse Roller Rink


Friday | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Home Practice Demystified

A lot of us get tripped up believing that our home practice has to reflect what goes on in class--a specific set of postures done in a specific way. Others can’t figure out how to create the perfect space--with just the right props--in their tiny apartment, shared space, or on the road. Join Linda Sparrowe to explore ways to create a personal practice that works for you; one that will inspire you and free you from the tyranny of exactitude.

Discussion. Open to all.


Friday | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Future of Yoga: Keep Up with Industry Trends to Stay on Top
Presented by Yoga Alliance


What will the future of our industry look like? Who will be practicing yoga and who and why will some teachers and studios be successful while others fail? How are current trends at the federal and state levels of government going to affect yoga teachers, and studios? What role should Yoga Alliance play in supporting teachers, studios, and the yoga-practicing public? Join Andrew Tanner, spokesman for Yoga Alliance, for a presentation and dialogue on the role of Yoga Alliance, social credentialing, trends in the business, government regulations, and the future of yoga.

Discussion. Open to all.


Friday | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Pre-LUNAFEST Wine & Cheese Reception

Open to all.


Friday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
LUNAFEST Film Festival

Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.

Each season, films tour 150+ venues and screen in front of 20,000 people across the U.S. and Canada. 100% of LUNAFEST proceeds go to nonprofit organizations - 15% are donated to the Breast Cancer Fund, the leading national organization focused on preventing breast cancer before it starts, and 85% to local community nonprofits. To date, LUNAFEST has featured over 83 women filmmakers, raised over $363,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and over $570,000 for nonprofit organizations.

Learn more about the films HERE

$10 requested donation


Friday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Rock Your Purpose, Ignite Your Soul!

Three of Yoga Journal's powerhouse instructors are joining together for an event to ignite your soul! Get ready for a Friday night celebration of movement, music, and magic with Sianna Sherman, Sadie Nardini, and Justin Michael Williams with live beats by DJ Taz. Join us for an incandescent, transcendent, and transformational movement soundscape experience that's exclusive to YJ LIVE Colorado. This soulful journey weaves the power of asana, mantra, energetics, voice, dance, and tribal connection with a deep dive into the practices of Durga and Kali. Durga calls you to stand in your truth and show up with courage. Kali sets you free from negativity and self-limiting stories of the mind and calls you to the wildness of your authentic Self. The practices give you access to your life’s true purpose and ask you to rise up with bravery in living your dream. This is a must-attend event that you will only see once--and only here!

$15 advance; $20 at the door

Asana, dance, movement, and music.




Saturday | 5:00am - 7:00am
Raise Your Vibe: Kundalini Sadhana with CarolAna Dimopoulos

The Aquarian Sadhana is practiced by Kundalini Yoga communities across the world and is a powerful practice used to achieve your life's purpose, clearing negative vibrations and karma so you can reach your highest potential. Waking up the body with movement (kryias) followed by 62 minutes of mantra, the Aquarian Sadhana raises your Kundlini energy and attunes your being and your mind to the change of the Age. Bring your mat and blanket and get ready to experience spiritual gift that can change your life.

Open to all.


Saturday | 7:00am - 7:30am
Morning Mediation with Linda Sparrowe

Open to all.


Saturday | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Community Class with Tyrone Beverly: Heart Of The Community

Albert Einstein once said that everything in life is vibration. In this multilevel class, you'll go deep into your body to explore your own vibrational frequency and see how it relates to your community. As you move through asana, the intention is to see how it relates to your mind and the greater community. Open your heart and vibrate into your higher purpose.

Mostly asana. Open to the community.


Saturday | 1:45pm - 3:15pm
The Yoga Continuum: Facing Challenges with Courage and Compassion



naropaYoga and mindfulness can prepare us to face challenges as we age, move through illness, and reach our final journey. Join Yoga Journal in this continuation of Naropa University's Radical Compassion Symposium, as we delve into how yoga’s teachings and tools are a source of healing, understanding, coping, and acceptance for those experiencing health challenges, as well as for those in our support network. We’ll also illuminate how both western and eastern medical and wellness communities are adopting preventive, therapeutic and palliative care and incorporating yoga and Eastern wisdom practices in treatments for cancer, age-related diseases, and illness. In this powerful exploration, we’ll gain invaluable perspective, compassion, and understanding about the challenges to our overall health and well-being that we, and those we love, will inevitably face — and discover how yoga can be a source of strength and steadiness throughout.

The panel features Gary Kraftsow, senior teacher of Viniyoga, Judy Lief, Buddhist teacher and author, Aadil Palkhivala, master yoga teacher, and Linda Sparrowe, author and teacher.

Open to all.




Sunday | 7:00am - 7:30am
Guided Walking Meditation with Teresa Latimer

Explore the beauty surrounding you on a quiet, mindful mountain walk. Mountain mornings are chilly, please dress warmly and wear good walking shoes.


Sunday | 10:30am - 11:15am
One Last Sun Salutation with Gina Caputo 


Every yoga class is a unique co-creation and a way to honor each person's essential contribution to the experience. Come take part in a celebration of Yoga Journal's 40th Anniversary and the YJ LIVE community with one final collective flow! Together we’ll generate whole-body prayers for well-being and send them out to the world before we set off on the journey home.

Open to all. Snacks, juices, and coffee will be served after class.