We are stardust, we are golden

“I’m going to camp out on the land

I’m going to try an’ get my soul free

We are stardust

We are golden

And we’ve got to get ourselves

Back to the garden”

– Joni Mitchell, Woodstock

Dear stardust,

Hope this finds you shining with some golden summer vibrations. Who’s been camping this summer? Who’s been gardening? I’ve been doing a little of both and I’d love to hear about your adventures too. We are no doubt in the midst of the world as we knew it turning upside down – but at the risk of sounding lighthearted, I must say that yoga has a lot to do with getting better at getting upside down. This is a great time for yoga practice, especially while seeking to improve public health and social justice…

Whether we are feeling up or down, or upside down: it’s actually the perfect time to practice yoga.

Yoga practice is a way to find ourselves and each other again and again, in balance, in the present – whatever pose the present is taking. It’s how we can come to know our natural strength, flexibility, peace, and contentment; ultimately, how we can find – as Joni Mitchell sings – our way back to the garden.

I’d love to see you for yoga practice! Here are some upcoming and ongoing opportunities:

1) For those in Boulder, this is so rad: I am teaching at the gorgeous Chautauqua on Thursday evenings in August for Meditative Hiking & Yoga outdoors at Sunset! Meditative (gentle) Hiking + Vinyasa (all levels) Yoga = a little piece of paradise. If it’s raining, we will be inside the soulful auditorium. Following social distance protocol, this is an online ticketed event. Please don’t wait to get a ticket because two of the four sessions have already sold out! $25 / class ( $22 for concert members ). Max 4 tickets per order. 

Sunset Yoga & Meditative Hiking at Chautauqua

Thursdays in August (8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27)

Visit The Colorado Chautauqua Website

2) For those who are not in Boulder, or for those who are more comfortable staying at home, let’s connect online! I’m working full time now throughout the week but I’m still offering One-On-One Zoom Yoga Sessions to meet you in your own space at your own pace. This is a great opportunity to receive individualized attention and tailored assistance for developing your home yoga practice. Pandemic special offer: $30 / 1 hour, $75 / 3 hours, $100 / 5 hours.

One-On-One Zoom Yoga Sessions

Develop Your Home Yoga Practice

Very Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends

Email: shantiwithsandi@gmail.com

3) Also online! Get your yoga theory going whenever you’re ready. I’ve received some helpful feedback that this course is a little advanced, so I’m considering re-presenting the material in smaller bites. Let me know what you think. 

Ashtanga Yoga Theory Online

Anytime – at your pace!

Visit the course on Coursecraft.

4) Last but not least, you probably know that Shiva is considered the lord of yoga and of dance! Yoga and dance are two sides of the same coin. We’re social distance dancing outdoors on select Sundays in the park! Join us for free classes in BollyX The Bollywood Workout, Shimmy Fit Belly Dance Fitness, and Rajasthani Folk Dance. Next dance party is most likely 7/26. RSVP required for social distancing.

Outdoor Dance Classes in the Park

Sundays at noon! Martin Park, South Boulder

Check out this video from our last class!



p.s. I have a new phone number! Message me for that if you need to reach me by phone.
p.p.s. Here’s Joni Mitchell singing “Woodstock”.

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