Learn to Fly This Weekend At Telluride Yoga Center | YogaFox Vinyasa Flow With Keith Fox
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Practitioners of yoga are continually seeking the optimal relationship between effort and grace. A yoga workshop offered this weekend by the Telluride Yoga Center aims to teach participants how to find that balance, and learn to fly. The Float Into Yoga with the Art of Flying Workshop, led by renowned yoga instructor Keith Fox, will teach participants how to move lightly through challenging postures, using breath and playful techniques. The workshop will focus on the inner workings of three of the most graceful and powerful categories of postures: hand balances, inversions and backbends.

Fox, a native of southern California, was sidelined from his extremely athletic lifestyle 14 years ago by a shoulder injury. As part of his rehabilitation program, his chiropractor suggested he try yoga. When he began practicing Astanga yoga, a form of Hatha yoga, he became hooked. Fox then expanded his practice to include Iyengar yoga and studied with such yoga masters as Sri K Pattabi Jois and Rodney Yee.

He has since developed his own system of yoga, combining several forms in what he calls YogaFox Vinyasa Flow…Calm and Strong. The purpose of Fox's practice is to work and lengthen the musculature, relax the mind and soften the heart. Through this practice, the body detoxifies itself from chronic stress and creates a space for freedom and peace.

Fox teaches workshops across the country, and his love for the Rocky Mountains and skiing often brings him to Vail and Aspen for workshops. This weekend is the first time he will be teaching in Telluride.

Fox has his RYT 500 Certification, the highest level of yoga certification available, and teaches at the Delray Yoga Studio in Florida. He has trained numerous celebrities and professional athletes, including several professional football players, golfers and basketball players.

The Art of Flying Yoga Workshop is designed for people in good physical condition. Beginners to experienced yoga practitioners, as well as yoga teachers, are welcome. The workshop begins Friday evening with a session titled Vinyasa Flow, focusing on breath and core strength, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday afternoon's class, 4-6:30 p.m., will emphasize strength and balance. The final day of the workshop, Sunday morning, 9:30-11:30 a.m., will explore inversions and backbends.

The cost for the entire three-day workshop is $90 per person, or $40 per session. Private sessions with Fox will can be arranged by contacting the Telluride Yoga Center, 205 W. Colorado Ave., in the Nugget Building. For more information and to register, call the center at 729-1673.
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