DISCLOSURE: Corepower Yoga offered me free passes for the Yoga on the Rocks I just attended and, because I was already planning on attending, I took them up on the offer. All opinions are my own, as always.
Last year, Corepower Yoga, my favorite yoga studio in Denver (and in 13 other states!), partnered with Red Rocks Amphitheater to host a few ‘Yoga on the Rocks’ sessions. I wasn’t able to attend last year’s sessions but it was definitely on my ‘must do’ list this year.
Saturday kicked off this year’s Yoga on the Rocks sessions and my friend Brooke and I met bright and early at the Red Rocks parking lot to get ourselves a spot in the amphitheater. We found ourselves a spot, rolled out our mats, (bumped into Marissa!) and basked in the early morning sun before getting stretchy.
Shortly before 7 a.m., opening remarks were made, the morning’s instructor was introduced and we began flowing! The hour-long practice was great for beginners who’d never done yoga before and advanced yogis alike – modifications were offered through each flow for those who wanted an additional challenge for their practice.
Yoga is powerful enough when practiced in a studio but outside? In an incredibly beautiful space? It’s on another level entirely. The session flew by; it was hard to wipe the ridiculous smile off my face as I looked around at the beautiful scenery, overlooking a city I love and surrounded by passionate, active people who also chose to get up at sunrise to practice yoga in the most amazing amphitheater.
It was also incredibly challenging. The cement rows/seats at Red Rocks are not uniformly flat. At all. The ground under my mat sloped in weird, uneven ways – away from the center of the amphitheater and also down towards the stage. Since balance is a major focus of yoga, achieving balance on an uneven surface created it’s own fun challenge, ensuring we yogis did not get too comfortable in our practice.
I will definitely be returning to Red Rocks for another Yoga on the Rocks session…and Corepower Yoga wants you to join, too!
YOGA ON THE ROCKS GIVEAWAY
For Denver/Front Range locals, Corepower Yoga is offering a really fabulous giveaway – one I wish I could win! One lucky local will win:
- 2 free passes to any of the upcoming 3 Yoga on the Rocks sessions (Saturdays 8/1, 8/9, 8/16)
- Corepower Yoga kit (yoga bag, mat and t-shirt)
To enter, simply leave a comment below! For an additional entry, tweet about the giveaway and leave a second comment with the URL of your tweet. Winner will be selected at random and notified by email.
This giveaway is only open to Denver/Front Range locals or someone who will for sure be able to attend one of the upcoming sessions; the yoga kit will be picked up by the winner at Red Rocks before the Yoga on the Rocks session of choice. This giveaway will close on Friday morning at 8 a.m.