Imagine practicing your asanas and sun salutations among the violent, spectacular San Juan mountain range, roaring Bridal Veil Falls, and peaceful San Miguel River. “There is something about the depth and quality of the yoga taught in Telluride It is authentic and I leave the festival every year with a more meaningful personal practice,” mentioned one of last year’s participants.
Since it began nine years ago, there’s a reason the Telluride Yoga Festival is one of the most popular, sought after yoga retreats in the country. From July 21st through the 24th, people of all levels gather in the most stunning, earthly surrounding possible here in Telluride to escape, relax, and deepen their practice. The mission of the Telluride Yoga Festival is “to foster health and wellness in the community and beyond by creating an intimate, authentic, world-class yoga festival filled with yoga, music, meditation, hikes, dinners, wellness vendors and more.”
With over 40 presenters, 100 offerings and truly spectacular, unforgettable venues in both Telluride and Mountain Village year after year, participants leave refreshed and relaxed after participating in great workshops, discussions, and gatherings. Co-owners Albert Roer and Erika Henschel have been running the festival for the last 3 years and hope to perpetuate the intimacy, authenticity, and growth that the festival has seen since inception.
With classes like “Breath Life Into Your Hips and Pelvis” to ease lower back pain and improve circulation, you’ll strength muscles and ligaments necessary to stand and move more gracefully. “Sacred Dub Flow” will bring your hips and practice together as you vinyasa to a DJ’d sunset class that will leave your toes tapping and your spirit lifted. Or, if you’re looking for a challenge, take your practice to the water try the Telluride classic “SUP Yoga” - yoga on a stand-up paddle board. Inspired, fun, and innovative classes, workshops, and sessions, this year’s festival is guaranteed to push you mind, body, and spirit to new heights in the rocky summit surroundings.
One of the coolest aspects of this festival? It’s a total-body, total-mind, total-life experience. Bringing you back to your core as you identify with the earth in a new way, Telluride offers an unparalleled aesthetic to take steps in all aspects of your life. Whether focusing on improving physical well being or your day-to-day life and relationships, each session will leave you with a new teaching to launch you into the coming days with resilience and understanding.
Attracting yogis and escapists from all over, be sure to take advantage of increased flight service between nine major hubs and the Telluride/Montrose (MTJ) airport to get you here simply and comfortably. Where in the world will you find artists, teachers, athletes, and participants combining yoga with slacklines, harnesses, suspended fabric, dance, music, paddleboards, and so much more. The impactful brilliance of the surrounding mountains and natural beauty makes the Telluride Yoga Festival a necessary escape.
The Peaks Resort & Spa offers an oasis during your retreat with the largest spa in the state of Colorado and trails for hiking and biking right out the door. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, get in touch with Telluride Resort Lodging for condo and vacation rental options. While you’re here, check out some of the great events going on for you and the entire family.