Ashtanga Mysore with Ashley Hixon starting on May 19th

Ashtanga Collective offers traditional Ashtanga classes as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Richard Freeman, and Mary Taylor. Mysore is the traditional method in which Ashtanga Yoga is taught and practiced. Students progressively move through the Ashtanga series in a group setting at an individual pace, to the rhythm of their own breath, under the guidance of a teacher. It is a self-led practice – the series is memorized and taught piece by piece over time and students can come for any duration they choose within the class hours. There is not a group start time/end time nor vocally led teacher instruction. Teacher guidance begins at 7am; doors will be open at 6am for those who wish to come early.

The program is directed by Ashley Hixon. For more information visit

About the teacher:

Ashley was introduced to her first teacher Annie Pace in Crestone, CO in 2004 and found herself deeply resonating with the Ashtanga tradition. She continued on to study with a number of lineage holders in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado; eventually landing in Boulder and completing Richard Freeman’s Teacher Intensive in 2009. She has spent time studying in India at the Ashtanga Research Institute in Mysore with Saraswati Jois and with Rolf Naujokat in Goa. In 2015 she completed a 100Hr training intensive with Maty Ezraty. She has assisted her main teachers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in numerous workshops, trainings, and conferences. Currently, she teaches the afternoon Mysore program at the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, CO.

She is a Licensed Massage Therapist with an equal focus on both Thai and Western modalities and also holds a 560Hr Certification in Advanced Vibrational Medicine; giving her a well versed platform in gross and subtle anatomy.

She holds the contemplative nature of a consistent practice a key to cultivating self-awareness and finds the ability of the breath to reshape our perceptive reality an invaluable tool for personal evolution. For more info visit

FREE Intro to Qigong and Tai Chi Class

In celebration of 2019 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Awake Boulder is offering a FREE class on Saturday, April 27th at 10 am. The class will be a great introduction to a couple of different types of qigong, as well as the beginning of a tai chi form.

We will explore a couple of different types of qigong (both active and static). The first type will include gentle movements blended with mindful and calm breathwork. Accordingly, this promotes the movement of blood and qi (life force energy) throughout our bodies for health and healing. Qigong can help ground us by quieting the mind. And bring our awareness back to the present moment. As well as into our bodies. The second type will be a static kind, either standing or sitting, depending on the participants that attend.

Tai Chi (or more correctly, Tai Chi Chuan) started as a martial art first. However, hundreds of millions of people now practice it for its health benefits and mindful aspects. It is a gentle form of movement that promotes relaxation, flexibility and balance of body and mind. Consequently, tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” It is deeply rooted in Daoist principles. Because of this, at the core of the practice is its observance of nature. As well as the natural flow of life. Indeed, it is from this harmony we can discover our very essence. That of inner peace and stillness. With this intention, Tai Chi at Awake Boulder has a focus on health and wellness.

Harp and Spoken Word Yoga: With Kuf Knotz, Christine Elise and Melissa Coppola

Kuf Knotz is an Indie Progressive Hip Hop & Soul Artist who has combined forces with Christine Elise, a classically trained Harpist/Pianist/Vocalist for a very different and dynamic sound where no music territory goes unexplored.  It is this attitude that has led Kuf to open for other top acts – Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Arrested Development, Bone Thugs & Harmony, & Rising Appalachia. If you’ve been waiting for something uplifting, different and edgy, this class is for you.  This 90 min all levels vinyasa yoga flow taught by Melissa Coppola (yoga instructor and hip hop artist), will be accompanied by these dynamic and beautiful sounds to transport you to a place of true connection and bliss within.

Christine and Kuf are currently touring to promote their recently released Higher Grounds album

Videos from their live performances can be seen at:

Overcoming Stress & Anger With Meditation & Buddhist Psychology

Overcoming Stress & Anger
With Meditation & Buddhist Psychology
Weekly Meditation Classes in Boulder
Tuesdays, 7pm-8:15pm, March 12 – April 23
Free introductory class with Kadam Lucy James on March 12

Anger is one of the main reasons for feeling stressed. It can ruin a good day, a good relationship, a good life! Sometimes we think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. Anger, irritation, dislike, and frustration, however, do not solve problems — they make them worse and lead us deeper into stressful situations.

In this series of meditation classes, learn skillful techniques to remain balanced, flexible and peaceful in the midst of difficult situations and conflicts, thereby overcoming our real enemy: The painful feelings of anger and the stress they cause.

March 12 – Free introductory class with Kadam Lucy James
March 19 – Why we get angry
March 26 – Keeping our cool
April 2 – Transforming painful feelings into joy
April 9 – The art of accepting what is
April 16 – Responding constructively
April 23 – Healing with compassion

Each class consists of a guided relaxing meditation and talk to help us solve our daily problems and find the lasting happiness we seek. Beginners welcome. No need to bring anything or wear special clothing.

Venue: Awake Boulder Yoga Studio
3200 Carbon Pl Suite 105, Boulder, CO 80301

Cost: $10 per class. Seniors/Students: $7 per class.

Preregister online or pay at the door. No one is excluded due to lack of funds.

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