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Stretch your mind, body and spirit

Dear Editor:

Yoga is good for your mind, body and spirit. It is also good for the planet. Yogis tend to care about themselves and the world around them, and that’s why the Aspen Eco Fest is teaming up with the Aspen Yoga Society and adding yoga to its awesome lineup this year.

We are doing this for the community and hope you will get out of your house and join us for some very special events. This is an opportunity for the community to come together. Aspen is an awesome place, founded on “the Aspen Idea,” nourishing and connecting mind, body and spirit.

The Paepckes felt that potential back in the 1940s, and it’s still very true today, but the “Idea” needs to be nourished. Yoga is an excellent way to improve health and well-being, but even more important, it is a tool to bring people together. When we unite, we are stronger and happier. Join us for some fun, community yoga events this year at Aspen Eco Fest. All ages are welcome. The yoga offerings at this year’s Eco Fest include:

• Saturday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wheeler Opera House – discussion and book signing with internationally renowned yogi Rod Stryker on his new book, “The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Prosperity, Happiness and Freedom.”

• Saturday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (after Stryker) – Yoga Rave on Wheeler Stage with live DJ and drumming! Bring your mat for a booty-shaking yoga class with Evan Rachel Soroka, Courtney Smith, Gina Murdock and Kellyn Johnson, DJ Lior rocking the tunes and Eden on drums. Wear white. ($13 in advance, $18 at the door for the talk and the rave. Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House or at http://www.aspenshowtixs.com.

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• Sunday – Yoga Day of Action in Paepcke Park, 9 to 10:30 a.m. with some of your favorite teachers! All levels welcome. Free. Find out how you can contribute to a better world!

• Sunday – Paepcke Park Kids starts with 11 a.m. All Valley Music Together with Annie Flynn, followed by kids yoga with Shannon Jones.

More information about all of these events is available at http://www.aspenyogasociety.org or http://www.aspenecofest.com. Information also is available on the Aspen Yoga Society’s Facebook page. Check it out!

Gina Murdock

Aspen

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