Prop It Up! - Enhance Your Teaching with Props with Gary Reitze
3:00 pm15:00

Prop It Up! - Enhance Your Teaching with Props with Gary Reitze

  • Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

Price: $40

Taught by Gary Reitze, senior teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver. Gary has been teaching Iyengar Yoga for 27 years and earned his first certification in 1993. He uses props in his teaching to help students learn advanced asanas and to help with their physical challenges to modify poses to receive maximum benefit. Gary specializes in therapeutics, so he is able to help students overcome injuries faster and easier using props to assure proper alignment and correct action. This workshop will be invaluable for teachers interested in advancing their practice, improving their teaching, recovering from injuries, and helping their students improve.

About Gary:

Gary has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for 30 years, teaching regularly for 26 years, and now has over 12,000 hours of teaching experience. He became the first certified Iyengar Yoga teacher on the western slope of Colorado in 1993. He has owned and operated 2 yoga studios, including the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver, and has been involved with training and mentoring teachers for 16 years. Gary now specializes in therapeutic private yoga sessions. He has had 800 hours of teacher training, has studied with senior Iyengar teachers every year since 1988, and has studied advanced asanas, pranayama, therapeutics, and philosophy at the Iyengar Yoga institute in Pune, India 3 times.

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The Chakra System - A Deep Dive for Practical Application with Jenny Adams
9:30 am09:30

The Chakra System - A Deep Dive for Practical Application with Jenny Adams

  • Urban Sanctuary

Om Forward is excited to present to you our first teacher and student workshop! All are welcome!

This is a 2 day workshop.

Day 1: May 13th 9:30a - 12:00p ,  1:30p- 5:00p

Day 2: June 10th 9:30a - 12:00p,  1:30p - 5:00p

Location: Urban Sanctuary 2745 Welton Street, Denver 80205

Energy Exchange: $300 or $222 early bird before April 21st - Payment plans available if needed. We believe money should never stand in the way of your learning, so let us know how we can make this accessible to you!

In this workshop we will slowly unpack the energy centers of the subtle body and apply cleaning techniques that revitalize the whole system. By fine-tuning our awareness of this energetic system, we can start to discover who we are beyond the physical dimension, cultivate buoyant multidimensional health, connect with spirit guides, experience non-ordinary realities, heal relationship cords, align with life purpose, and discover what it means to be truly present. You will leave this workshops with an in-depth knowledge of the chakra system that is applicable if you are a yoga teacher or otherwise. You will also leave with real world tools you can use in your everyday life to use your chakras to enhance and enrich your living.

Some of the methods we will use include:

Guided Meditation
Wisdom Questioning
Learning Archetypal Tarot
Crystal Bowl Sound Bathing

About Jenny Adams:

Jenny was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and began her journey into the healing arts through the Usui system of Reiki at 8 years old. As a child she was aware of transpersonal realities, transitioned people, high frequency beings, and multi-dimensional beings. For years, Jenny struggled with the human condition: depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, feelings of lack, and low self-esteem. She secretly battled anorexia, exercise addiction, bulimia, compulsive eating, and food addiction. Although she tried many traditional western therapies to heal her dysfunctional relationship with her body, food and life's challenges, it was not until she returned to Australia that her healing really began. There she found multiple spiritual teachers who helped to navigate her mind and understand the roots of dysfunctional eating. During a two year esoteric apprenticeship, Jenny studied with an Aboriginal elder called "O" and learned many forms of Shamanic medicine including integrative meditation, clearing subtle body anatomy, transpersonal touch therapy, energetic cleansing/extraction, archetypal story telling, and soul retrieval techniques. Learn more on her website: Her other certifications include the below:

  • Certified Holistic Nutrition Counselor
  • Emotional Eating Recovery Mentor
  • Experienced Reiki Master (Over 15 Years Experience)
  • Experienced Spiritual Coach
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • B.A Psychology, Religious Studies & Neuroscience
  • Student of Kriya Yoga

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Restorative Assists with Beth Gurupriya Sanchez
1:00 pm13:00

Restorative Assists with Beth Gurupriya Sanchez

  • Urban Sanctuary

This workshop counts as contact hours for Yoga Alliance.

Location: Urban Sanctuary - 2745 Welton Street

Price: $45

This workshop is designed for teachers of all levels of Restorative and Yin Yoga to help them with skillful hands on adjustments. Also available to any style teacher that wants to learn deep assists. We will emphasize sound body mechanics, working with the great variety of structural diversity in our students, and deepening the embodied experience of rest and receptivity. Fantastic assists communicate underneath the level of the cognitive mind, but we have to think about it and practice before we can let go of technique and allow energy to flow.

About Beth:

Beth's classes are deeply inspired by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn and Ayurveda Master Practitioner, Alakananda Ma. She is also influenced by the teachings of Richard Freeman, Rupert Spira and Adyashanti. Beth has been teaching Ashtanga - based Vinyasa Yoga since 2000, Ayurveda since 2005 and is a registered E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. She also specializes in Restorative Yoga, vegetarian and Ayurvedic cooking classes and sangha- building in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn. Her aspiration is to help students access their own awakened nature and transform the earth plane using the many powerful tools she has integrated at the crossroad of Yoga and Engaged Buddhist. Visit

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