Yoga for the Peaceful

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“As we rise to meet the challenges that are a natural part of living, we awaken to our many undiscovered gifts, to our inner power and our purpose.” - Susan L. Taylor Yoga means many different things to people. To some it is about fitness and to others it is about stilling the mind. If you've done yoga and you're still practicing yoga...

Share Love. Be Love. Embrace Mindfulness.

"Love demands nothing, it simply shares."  Let's talk about love! 'Tis the season after all. During the month of February we celebrate "LOVE." Though Valentines Day can be considered to be a mockery of a deeply human strength and ability, it always begs the question; what is true love? Whether describing the love of our partners, families, and friends; or radical self-love, at the...

The “TOO MUCH WOMAN”

I found this quote about the "too much" woman and I fell in love with it! I am posting it here because I believe that it resonates with MANY women in the world and I want to keep it in a place that I could return to it when I need a reminder to be who I am, all of me,...

What is Wisdom Women Yoga?

Monicas Wisdom Women Yoga Wisdom Women Yoga is designed for women wanting to learn practices specifically adapted for mid-life as a sacred path of awakening to their fullest expression. Prana Vinyasa movement meditation yoga for all levels to awaken all the rasas of courage (Vira), peace (Shanti), and sensuality (Sringara), breath, the wisdom of Ayurveda, aromatherapy, extended relaxation, and sacred circle....

Summer has arrived in Crested Butte!

Summer has arrived in Crested Butte! Celebrate Summer at Yoga for the Peaceful! Summer has arrived with it's own distinct personality! In Crested Butte, we can't get enough of the long, light days but it is without question that the change in season affects each of us differently. Consciously or not, our routines ebb and flow with the change in seasons. Maybe you're someone who is up...

June Y4P Newsletter – We have an abundance of exciting news to share with you

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." First things, first! Yoga for the Peaceful, Crested Butte is now under new ownership! In May of 2017 Monica Mesa sold the Crested Butte Yoga for the Peaceful to working partner Brittany Phelps. Brittany and Monica have been working together for the past seven months...

February Kula News

LET US FOCUS ON LOVE THIS MONTH. Let us focus on loving ourselves; letting the warm love light at the heart rise from within. Breathe into it and feel it rise like oxygen to a flame and flow down the arms and hands (extensions of the heart chakra) then place your sweet loving hands back on top of your own heart,...

Passion for Peace, Love, & Healing! ❄

Dear Yoga Family, I write you on the day we celebrate one of my greatest heroes, Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a man who inspired a movement that changed the course of our history and carved the idea of peaceful resolution, human rights for all, and LOVE as the greatest medicine for humankind. He has the same message as my...

Welcome 2017!

Namaste! Happy New Year! And happy POWDER DAY! It's been snowing hard in CB for the last 24 hours and we've got snow on the radar for the next week straight! We couldn't ask for a better way to kick off 2017 than with powder days for DAYS! Of course part of yoga is to find balance, so as a yoga...

Holiday Pass SALE & Holiday Party Tonight!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Yoga For The Peaceful! We could not be more grateful for the community that continues to grow at our soulful community yoga shala, and to show our gratitude we'd like to invite you, family and friends to our Holiday Open House! TODAY!! Saturday, December 17th, 5 - 8 PM! Join us for an evening of...

November Kula News!

Namaste yogis, This is Jackie, and I am writing to you from the sunny shores of northern Colombia. I have been here for almost a month teaching yoga at a beautiful eco-hotel called Gitana Del Mar. My trip is now coming to a close, but it has been a beautiful experience, and a dream completed that I have had for a...

Halloween GLOWga, Yoga Buddy Challenge, + October announcements!

NAMASTE FRIENDS! This short post is to remind you of our upcoming Halloween events and let you know about our November Yoga Buddy Challenge that begins on November 1st! Read on for more details, and some important announcements at the bottom of this newsletter! Our upcoming events: Halloween Glowga is a glow-in-the-dark yoga class that will light up your night with glow-sticks, black...

Announcing Crested Butte Yoga Retreats!

Dear Kula, I am very excited to announce a new addition at Yoga for the Peaceful; Crested Butte Yoga Retreats! As much as I love teaching retreats in other exotic locations it has been a dream of mine to teach retreats in the majesty of my own backyard! We will combine the amazing outdoor opportunities of the Gunnison Valley such as skiing,...

October Kula News!

Namaste yogis, I am packing my bags and leaving for Colombia on Sunday! I will be spending the next month in Tayrona, Colombia, on the northern Carribean coast! This is Monica's favorite place on earth and I am so grateful for this opportunity to travel, work from abroad, and teach yoga everyday on the beach at Gitana del Mar! Check it...

(sweet) September Kula News!

Namaste friends! And hello sweet September! 

   This is one of our favorite months here in Crested Butte! The weather begins to turn crisp, the leaves change from green to gold, the farmer's market reflects the fall harvest of sweet apples and roots, days resume their usual slower, calmer pace...

August Kula News!

Namaste friends! Summer is in full swing here in the beautiful upper Gunnison Valley! July was such a fun month, with lots of amazing presenters and workshops at the studio, Telluride Yoga Festival, as well as so much going on in town! It has been so great reuniting with our beloved summer friends, meeting new people every day and even seeing...

Sign up for SUP Yoga on the Blue Mesa!

Dear Kula! Just a quick note to let you know about the exciting events we have coming up this weekend and next week! July is such a full and busy month here at Y4P, we wouldn't want you to miss out on the fun! Please note the registration deadline for SUP Yoga ~ sign up by this Saturday! We would love for...

~ Happy 4th of July weekend!! ~ Bollywood Dancing, Damselfly trunk show, Brenda Flemming, AcroYoga, plus… SO MUCH MORE!!

Namaste friends! Happy fourth of July weekend! We have been looking forward to this exciting time and it's finally here!! Things are feeling festive around town ~ we hope you will be joining us on the 4th of July for yoga before the parade! This is such a fun and beautiful month to be in Crested Butte and we can't wait to...

Welcome SUMMER!

Summer is here! This week is Bike Week and we are offering special classes themed for bikers! Get your $10 drop-in pass by participating in a Bike Week event ~ all classes are open to non-bike week participants too! July is right around the corner and it's such a beautiful and fun month in Crested Butte! We will be sending another newsletter...

“We’ve moved” & other JUNE Kula News

A message from Monica! On Wednesday my yoga studio, Yoga For The Peaceful! opened in its new location! This is our fourth location and it is a beautiful space with brand new HEATED wood floors, beautiful painted sanskrit and murals on the walls by amazing artists Stacey Donaldson and Audrey LaFortune, a great sound system coming soon, and a new art...

IT’S OFFICIAL: WE ARE MOVING!

Dear Kula (yoga community) As the subject line suggests, we are moving to our new permanent location! In our eight years in business this will be our fourth location. We will be relocating right across the street to 326 Elk Ave, unit A, downstairs across from Pema Dawa! We couldn’t be more thrilled to have a bigger studio space, brand new solid...

April Kula News!

Dear Kula (yoga community), Happy April 1st! April Fools' Day used to be my ultimate favorite day when I was a little kid. I would wake up early to pull off the perfect prank on my Mom and my siblings. I ruined my fair share of cups of coffee by replacing the sugar with salt, and totally soaked my Mom one year...