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ALL CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS PER CLASS (25% capacity) until further notice. View pricing details

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REGISTRATION CAN now BE DONE ONLINE by selecting “Sign up” next to the class.

AS WE RE-OPEN, If you have issues you can also register VIA PHONE.

SIMPLY TEXT Message (PLEASE DO NOT CALL) to
970-309-1269 or  970-618-5836.

  • YOUR FULL NAME
  • THE CLASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND
    (DATE/TIME/CLASS NAME)
  • SOMEONE WILL REPLY AND VERIFY YOUR REQUEST WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

Each pillar of Shakti comes together to elevate the lifestyle of a modern yogi and are present in our downtown Aspen Flagship (aka the Mothership) studio where we offer cutting edge yoga and meditation classes, consciousness events, leadership & life trainings, an alchemy spa, and a very carefully curated mix of unique products and inspired services. 

Classes at Aspen Shakti are carefully curated to be ‘best in class’ of their type.  All classes are taught by highly sought after expert professionals in their fields from a wide variety of traditions in yoga, meditation, dance, fitness, energy and consciousness. 

The Aspen Shakti approach is to teach the importance of adopting a consistent and FUN practice together with a vibrant tribe of like-minded rockstars – that will ultimately inspire a healthier, more compassionate existence 100% of the time.

Daily Classes
Our teaching philosophy involves a strong and holistic approach to pulling the ‘best out of you’ and to living one’s best life ever, inside and out.
Every Shakti class will inspire, strengthen, expand and elevate your vibration (physically, emotionally and spiritually).

Shakti Classes are taught by thought leaders and individuals who have dedicated their lives to living and sharing their yoga off the mat in the biggest and most authentic way(s) possible.  They are committed to keeping their own practice/study alive and to holding themselves accountable to the highest vibrations and codes of conscious leadership. The music they play, themes, presence and level of experience they bring to the table are relevant, conscious, inspired and carefully curated.  Many of these classes have assistants present which aids in supporting students to experience the poses more deeply and safely.

Daily Classes
Our teaching philosophy involves a strong and holistic approach to pulling the ‘best out of you’ and to living one's best life ever, inside and out.

Every Shakti class will inspire, strengthen, expand and elevate your vibration (physically, emotionally and spiritually).

Shakti Classes are taught by thought leaders and individuals who have dedicated their lives to living and sharing their yoga off the mat in the biggest and most authentic way(s) possible.  They are committed to keeping their own practice/study alive and to holding themselves accountable to the highest vibrations and codes of conscious leadership. The music they play, themes, presence and level of experience they bring to the table are relevant, conscious, inspired and carefully curated.  Many of these classes have assistants present which aids in supporting students to experience the poses more deeply and safely.

Each pillar of Shakti comes together to elevate the lifestyle of a modern yogi and are present in our downtown Mothership studio where we offer cutting edge yoga, fitness and meditation classes, consciousness events, leadership & life trainings, an alchemy spa, and a very carefully curated mix of unique products and inspired services.

There are 6 types of classes unique to the Shakti Method.

A Shakti Open class offers classical yoga teachings as they are relevant to one’s life on and off the mat.  Each class includes strong breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. Inspired by the Jivamukti School of Yoga, intentional and eclectic music plays an integral role in every Open Class: you might practice to a shifting soundtrack of Krishna Das, Prince, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, global trance, hip-hop, spoken word, The Beatles Michael Franti, The Desert Dwellers, Honne, Madonna and/or Mozart.

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, the Shakti Open class welcomes you. 

Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.  

The class is called “Open” because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner. Even so, beginning level students should know that there will not be much detailed “how to do” descriptions; for that a student is advised to attend a Beginner Vinyasa Class.

Whereas in the Shakti Open and Shakti Vinyasa classes flow and transitions are emphasized, in the Fundamentals class alignment is the emphasis. Students are taught “how to do” asanas as well as the use of props. The Fundamentals class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into an Open class intelligently and safely.  Intermediate and advanced students will also benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in these classes. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioner.

In this class, you will get everything you love about a Shakti Open Class; dynamic and vigorous yoga asana with meditation, yoga philosophy, compassionate living, and great music! We intend to integrate all of the components of classical yoga practices in a challenging, fun, uplifting practice. Shakti Vinyasa classes are designed for yogis with a consistent yoga practice and who are looking to move, breathe, reset, and realign with the best of themselves. 

This class is fast paced, invigorating, strengthening and motivational.

The structure always includes an opening and intention setting (to connect and awaken the breath), a brisk warm-up sequence (to move and clear energy), a longer middle strengthening sequence (to build heat, focus, determination and confidence), an intentional floor sequence (to open, lengthen and deepen the breath), and a final cooling sequence (to relax the body and mind) to prepare for a rejuvenating shavasana and meditation. Shakti Vinyasa Classes include exuberant music and a lighthearted approach to awakening and living an extraordinary life!  Students can expect to leave class feeling purified, challenged, invigorated and powerful.

This slower moving, deep slow flow class provides students with the underlying basics of how a vinyasa practice works. Vinyasa is a method of practicing asana (physical poses), where the asanas are presented in a sequence, flowing one to the next. The practice focuses on aligning one’s breath and spiritual intention with movement and making your movement your art.

The class follows a basic sequence of asanas but is presented at a slower, more relaxed pace than in the Shakti Vinyasa or Open class. 

Beginner Vinyasa classes provide a good transition for a beginner student from Fundamentals classes to Shakti Vinyasa or Shakti Open classes. It also provides an opportunity for a more advanced student to refine their skills through a more detailed exploration of the asanas and how they can flow together seamlessly by means of steady paced victorious breathing. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioner.

Because the teacher will be talking almost continuously to keep the breath pace steady, the teacher must choose music wisely or choose not to play music during most of the class.

We spend much of our week getting things done, climbing mountains, biking, hiking , skiing etc etc.  The heated stretch class is designed to give you an opportunity to relax, balance, settle into your own body and shift into a restorative mode.

Aspen Shakti offers weekly stretch classes that are suitable for all levels.

No experience with yoga is necessary to receive the benefits.

Classes will begin with some active asanas (postures) before settling into the restorative practice deeper stretches,  and releasing tension. The asanas are supported by blankets, blocks and other props and often held for several minutes at a time. Meditation is also practiced. Expect to leave class feeling nourished and refreshed.

An Aspen original, this class, created by Courtney Smith, is for the thug who doesn’t follow the crowd. Laugh with your bros and as you stretch and open the body in a medium flow designed with the mountain athlete in mind. Hilarious pose names and hip hop or EDM music make this “Gateway Yoga” the only option for those who have sworn they would never do yoga. Learn the basics as well as some badass moves for the dance floor, all while sipping on a complementary brew, provided by the Aspen Brewing Company.

Pricing +
MEMBERSHIP

SUMMER 2021 PRICING

Drop in | $35
5 Class Punch Pass | $160 (expires in 2 months)
10 Class Punch Pass | $280 (expires in 4 months)
Weekly Unlimited | $125
MOnthly Unlimited | $175
Serve Yourself (for those CURRENTLY working in the hospitality industry) | $25 Drop-in

 

*All Punch passes are non-transferable and non-shareable
*Note – there are 3 spots reserved in ALL CLASSES FREE to attend for challengers.
We recommend that you pre-register for all classes to reserve your spot. You must cancel your reservation if you are not able to attend 4hrs in advance in order to receive a refund or your punch(es) back. If you do not cancel your class within that time frame, you WILL be charged.
Challengers, we love you so much, but if you neglect to cancel your reservation 2 times, you will no longer be permitted to pre-register for classes to hold your free spot. This is to ensure everyone has a chance to attend.

ONLINE CLASSES & MEMBERSHIPS Visit our online Studio at www.thebodypractice.co

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* These protocols reflect the Pitkin County guidelines that we must adhere to resume classes and are put into place for the health and safety of all staff, students, and our community.

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS:

  • 15 students maximum per class. Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot in class. You may do so by calling the studio or registering online. Registration opens 72 hours before the class and closes 5 min before the class starts.
  • All front desk staff, teachers and students are required to wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times.
  • ALL students must sign a COVID waiver at the front desk upon arrival, every time they come to class.
  • ALL students will take a quick, touch-free, digital temperature check upon sign in.
  • Students will check in at the front desk to sign a waiver and receive their towel and boxed water.
  • Students must bring their mats and props to the and from the studio – there will be no mat rentals or shared props. Mats and props will be available for sale should you need to purchase one.
  • Students are required to place their mat within the marked taped boxes in the studio which are 6 feet apart in all directions.
  • Maximum air circulation and ceiling fans will be used in all classes to keep air fresh, circulating, and moving.

CLEANING REQUIREMENTS:

  • There are 3 classes per day, spaced generously apart to allow for the staff to thoroughly clean the studio including mopping studio floor between all classes, and using antiviral wipes to wipe down all services throughout the studio.

PLEASE STAY HOME if you feel sick or you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: headache, sore throat, fever, dry cough, recent inability to taste or smell, shortness of breath, earaches, body aches, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, and/or abdominal pain. 

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and countless other unjustified killings, we have realized how deeply institutional racism is embedded in our systems, our homes, our places of work, and even within our sacred places, such as Aspen Shakti, where we deliver a welcoming mission.

While we have always believed and have been authentic that all are welcome here, we have come to understand that through ignorance and insufficient action, we may have caused some to feel like outsiders and/or unwelcome. As leaders of our community, we hold ourselves accountable.

We commit to doing our part to make progress, to take action, and to hold ourselves accountable from this day forward. We commit to becoming a company that is actively anti-racist.

We have taken this last week to learn, listen, and educate ourselves about what systemic racism really is, how to be anti-racist, and how Aspen Shakti can take action that leads to lasting change. Inspired by many colleagues in this commitment, specifically Taryn Toomey and The Class, below are the steps we are taking.

These are the goals we wish to achieve:

  • Proactively lend the olive branch and diversify our organization as it grows, through our Teachers, Employees who work for Aspen Shakti both full- and part-time, and Students and Followers who engage with the studio.
  • Proactively diversify the presentation of the brand in marketing, advertising, and other media to include the faces of the underrepresented audiences we seek and not just the audiences we have.
  • Model meaningful change and support of the Black Lives Matter movement to dismantle systemic racism.
  • Serve as leaders and be a part of the co-creation with other like-minded organizations to create a new model for the wellness industry on how to achieve lasting, systemic diversity and inclusion as a wellness company.

These are the ways we believe we need to approach this change:

  • Focus on long-term change and the inspiring tenants/core values outlined and authored by Simon Sinek in The Infinite Game.
  • Accept and acknowledge that we will make mistakes along the way. We welcome our powerful community to hold us accountable in this task. In order for this to work, we will share our efforts transparently and regularly.
  • In our communication to our staff, our students and the community at large, as well as loved ones – we will tell them that it will take ALL of us, taking significant, CONSCIOUS action in supporting black lives either through protest, voting, financial contributions, and/or other actionable measures that come from listening and using our voices to create change.

These are the things we’ve completed or that are in motion:

  • Delayed our opening to spend time organizing the HIKE FOR UNITY event (details below). Knowing that we have a powerful voice, we have chosen to use our voice to help educate and gather our community to come together to uncover and reflect on where we have been asleep and to together awaken and act in alignment with equality and justice for ALL in ALL facets of society.
  • Beginning in June we will donate a percentage of our revenue to appropriate Black Lives Matters organizations. We will continue this support long-term.
  • Created an ASPEN MEDITATES FOR BLACK LIVES & ALL LIVES offering (details below); the first in a series to share our tools with new and diverse audiences.
  • We are in the process of creating a consolidated list of materials we feel our community can learn from. This will be updated and available on our website very soon.
  • change@aspenshakti.com email address has been created to encourage anyone to offer advice, feedback, or criticism of our approach to change.

While our awareness has revealed to us just how much we are at the very beginning of a powerful journey and even a pilgrimage, we are committed to change. Much of the work we do in the studio is about facing our own discomfort and uncovering our blindspots, and this will be perhaps our greatest opportunity to use the tools that we teach to serve our own transformation and to support our community and the consciousness of our culture.

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THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT OUR STUDIO AND THIS INFORMATION.
We do hope it helps you realize that you are absolutely welcome at our shala.
Please call on us if we can be of support to your practice.
970 925 1366

We ask that you please make sure to review our class schedule and select an appropriate class for your level and your schedule. You can register online, use our Mobile App, and even sign up at the studio. Make sure you allow for time to find parking (it can be difficult to find in Aspen) and for checking in and taking a ‘pause from life’ to receive the greatest benefit from our offerings.  
15 minute request for new students
New students should plan to arrive to class a minimum of 15 minutes prior to their first class. This ensures adequate time to get you signed-in, through orientation, and set-up on your mat.
5 minute request for experienced students
Please make every effort to be on time. Please be seated in the yoga room a few minutes before the start of each class. Each class is organized with a beginning, middle and end, all of which contribute to your experience. If you come in late to class, you not only miss a part of this experience but you will disrupt the yoga experience for someone else as well.

SHOES: Remove your shoes BEFORE entering the yoga room. You will find shoe cubbies in the entrance, before you enter the Shakti space.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS: feel free to bring them into the yoga room but please place them carefully in one of the designated storage cubbies. Please note: the studio is not responsible for your belongings.
CELL PHONE: We recommend that you please turn your cell phone OFF, or to silent, BEFORE entering the Shakti space.
PROPS: You may need a yoga block or a yoga strap depending on the instructor, the type of class, or if you simply prefer to use these tools. Please be sure to replace them to where you found time in a tidy way when the class is finished.  
HEAT: Some of our classes use more heat than others to get the body warm and open, however this is not a HOT yoga studio.  All classes range between 78-98 degrees depending on the class type.  
TOWEL: once you begin sweating, it may be wise to place a towel at the front and back of the mat to help with traction.  We have yoga towels both for your convenience as well as for purchase in our boutique.  Should you need one of these, please ask and we will be glad to help you.  
WATER: We recommend bringing a water bottle to class, or should you forget, we do have our most favorite ALEX bottles for sale in our boutique.  We have a filtered water hydration station in out entry way for your convenience.  
MUSIC: each teacher provides a variety of music based on their tastes and the rhythm of the class.
INSTRUCTOR: each instructor is quite unique, and yet every teacher at Shakti offers a compassionate and inspiring approach to yoga and mindfulness . If you do not connect with one teacher’s method/style, we encourage you to try another teacher, or ask questions at the front – we can help and we are here to ensure that you find a class type that suits your needs.  We are confident that, with an open mind, we can easily help you to find an instructor who sparks your own inner fire and who leads by an example that inspires you. Please visit our teachers page on our website to review our bios
ASSISTANTS: many teachers have room assistants who are fully certified as yoga instructors. They may come by to help you in your poses. Please let them know if you need anything or if you prefer not to be touched or assisted. We respect your needs.
INJURIES and HEALTH CONCERNS: please consult with your healthcare provider before beginning yoga. Please notify the teacher or assistants before class if you have any previous injuries or conditions that we need to be aware of.  
PREGNANT: CONGRATULATIONS!!  Please consult with your healthcare provider before beginning yoga, and please notify the teacher or assistants before class.  
CHANTING: this is a non-sectarian spiritual practice, just like yoga. The yoga of sound is integral to this experience and has no religious affiliation. It’s okay if you do not want to chant, but we encourage you to just sit and enjoy the energy in the room.
PERSONAL LIMITATIONS:  We really encourage you to know or pay attention to the difference between pain and discomfort. Pushing through pain is not productive and can cause serious injury,  discomfort is quite alright.  Ambition and greed in the practice only bring more tightness, which is counterproductive.  Part of the magic of yoga is tuning into the wisdom and power of your own breath while learning compassion for yourself and your personal evolution.
MEDITATION: many teachers offer a meditation at the end of the physical practice. Bask in this with great joy.
SAVASANA: this is your final relaxation. In order to receive all the benefits of your practice, we strongly encourage you to stay for the full experience of class.  If you absolutely cannot stay for Savasana, of course we understand.  Please respect your fellow students by quietly exiting before Savasana begins. We are committed to beginning and ending class on time so we have your back.
CLOSING: often, the teacher says a few words before we all bow to each other with gratitude. There is no hierarchy nor submissiveness here. We are all completely equal and utterly human. We say Namaste at the end to emphasize the equality of divine energy within every being. No one’s got more and no one’s got less!

Hydrate with clean, filtered water
Eat lightly (usually wait at least a half an hour or even more)
Shower: Over the next twenty-four hours really notice your body and any soreness or even openness. Don’t worry if you feel very sore or even a little tighter. Just trust the practice and keep doing it. You can break down many walls by sticking with it! Also notice how you feel mentally and emotionally. Over time, most practitioners begin to experience mental clarity and heart-felt kindness in their daily lives. But often we do stir up a lot of different emotions in the process. There’s no real need to worry about that, just let it flow but be careful what you do with it. Aim for great kindness always.

FAQ
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