Weekend Warriors: Five Deals to Zen Out to December 15 to 17

Zen out this weekend.
Zen out this weekend. Kenneth Hamblin III
Take a break from the stress of the holidays and ease into the weekend with plenty of yoga and relaxation. Choose from workouts that will restore your mind and body or give you a full-body workout. Slip into some yoga pants and find your inner zen.

click to enlarge
It doesn't get more relaxed than Yoga on the Green.
Yoga on the Green Facebook Page
Stoned for the Holidays
International Church of Cannabis
Friday, December 15, 4 p.m.
The International Church of Cannabis is hosting a micro holiday market this Friday evening, but the vibe will be much more relaxed compared to other holiday shopping experiences. The Cannabis Gift Fair will take place all afternoon, and a donation-based yoga class will be offered at 4 p.m. to wind shoppers down even further. Jimmy Smrz, owner of Yoga on the Green, will be educating yogis about the science and spirituality of marijuana as medicine throughout the practice. Visit the Stoned for the Holidays Facebook event page for more information.

click to enlarge
Release tension and your mind.
Creative Commons 532 Yoga
Donation-Based Poetry, Prana and Asana
RiNo Yoga Social
Friday, December 15, 7 p.m.

RiNo Yoga Social and Komorebi Yoga will come together this Friday night to offer a special donation-based restorative yoga class. This type of yoga is typically taught with the support of props — such as blankets and blocks — to aid in total relaxation, and the class will also add poetry and affirmations to further the mind-body connection. Mats and props will be provided. For more information about this restorative class, visit the Facebook event page.

click to enlarge
Join Kimmy Hidalgo in an energy-clearing yoga class.
The Sweet Sweat Life Facebook Page
Reset and Align
RiNo Yoga Social
Saturday, December 16, 10:30 a.m.

Use this weekend as an opportunity to “reset and realign” with your intentions and goals. This $10 class includes yoga, energy clearings, meditation, yoga and essential oils from yoga and fitness instructor Kimmy Hidalgo of the Sweet Sweat Life. Sage kits, malas and tea will be available after the class, as well. Mats and props will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring a journal. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

click to enlarge
Flow for the kids in your ugliest sweater.
Kenneth Hamblin III
Ugly Sweater Flow
Tava Yoga
Saturday, December 16, 3:30 p.m.

Pull out the ugliest sweater that provides you with the most flexibility and join Tava Yoga for an Ugly Sweater Flow. The studio will hold a holiday party this Saturday, complete with eggnog, cookie decorating and special events, including the donation-based class. All proceeds will go to Denver Kids Inc., a mentoring program through Denver Public Schools. Visit Tava Yoga’s website to pre-register.

click to enlarge
Sweat with a free community class at Yoga Pod Boulder's new location.
Yoga Pod Boulder
Grand Reopening Celebration
Yoga Pod Boulder
Saturday, December 16, 4 p.m.

It’s been two weeks since Yoga Pod Boulder closed its original studio on the Twenty Ninth Street mall, and this Saturday, the new studio will open in Market Square with a grand reopening party. An open house — with live music by Young Atlas — will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., and a free community class begins at 5:30 p.m. Sweat, Heat and Beatz will be offered in all three of the studio’s rooms. For more information about the event, visit the Yoga Pod Boulder website.

click to enlarge
Hop on a reformer at the holiday open house.
RTR Pilates Facebook page
Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 17, 1:30 p.m.
RTR Pilates Highlands Ranch 
Finding motivation to hit the gym can be tough during the holiday season, so the instructors at RTR Pilates Highlands Ranch have put together a holiday open house to offer tips and special studio offers. Instructor Kristie Frazier will lead a free workshop on the reformer machines, as well. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Looking for more to do? Visit the Westword calendar online.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lauren Archuletta is a contributor for Westword's arts section, covering Denver's health and wellness scene. Follow her work for tips on cheap workouts and which yoga classes include mimosas and beer.