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Funky yoga party

Josh Behrman and Jodi Jacobsen.
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On the last Friday in March as the moon waxed full, Aaron King, Simon Park and Phillip Askew shared the reigns in teaching a master class at King Yoga.

The three instructors traded off the lead for the sold-out class, which was lead primarily in the shadow of a faintly lit room. Adding to the ambiance, neon lanterns and egg-shaped lights glowed throughout the room. Participants checked their silhouettes in the mirror from time to time, but otherwise it was an intense flow from start to finish.The two-hour-plus session was a combination of breathing techniques, flexibility, balance, and stretching. With the enthusiasm throughout the room and rather tight quarters, participants occasionally bumped into their neighbors.

“Watch out where you’re kicking,” Park reminded on occasion.”Tonight was straight up balls to the wall Vinyasa,” said Askew after the marathon session.



Following was a potluck of sorts complemented by a wine tasting. King came up with the idea for the yoga party long ago and has since hosted four similar events at his ABC studio.

“I wanted to bring people together with yoga and instead of going out to eat after, I thought we’d cater some food and drink some wine at the studio, creating a true community feel,” he noted. “We look to do these events more frequently as the summer approaches.”Ben Brennan with National Distributing Co. provided the wine, sushi came from Mountain Naturals and a protein salad was from Carl at The Aspen Club. Others brought appetizers and desserts.




The next scheduled “Yoga, Food and Wine” event will be on Friday, June 8. Pre-registration is required. King will be co-teaching with longtime friend David Romanelli who has been to Aspen before for his notorious Yoga + Chocolate workshop.For more information on classes and special events at King Yoga, visit http://www.kingyoga.net or call 920-YOGA.


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