Boulder Amphitheater Benefit For Fire Victims Friday Morning.
When the smoke hit us in Louisville, I knew from the smell alone that the fire was burning homes. My friends from the canyons have just returned to those homes to find them either burnt down or badly damaged. Inside the homes were all of their ‘things’ — basics like clothing, bedding and office supplies but also beloveds like art, photos and journals. As much as we try not to attach ourselves to ‘things’, the attachment is natural and, when suddenly broken, painful.
So the yoga community would like to send some compassion and hope to all the fire victims through a yoga and live music benefit being organized by myself, local musician Jim Beckwith and Smash Productions. It will be held at the Boulder Amphitheater tomorrow morning (Friday, September 17) at 7-8am.
Our aim for the morning is to let our mountain family know that the sun will rise again, and their community is here for them. We want to be there for them as they grieve and also to remind them that our real home is inside ourselves.
This will be an easy yoga movement class with live music. It is open to yogis and non-yogi’s alike, and to anyone who just wants to lend their support and energy while listening to enchanting music. All are welcome. You will want to bring a blanket, not a mat, to this location.
Here is the Info:
RSVP on Facebook.
Amy Ippoliti has graciously agreed to teach this 60 min class.
Amy enjoys bridging the gap between ancient yoga wisdom and modern life. She has been studying yoga since 1986, and in 2000 became one of the first certified Anusara yoga teachers. Amy leads Anusara retreats, Immersions workshops and teacher trainings internationally, and is part of the faculty at Kripalu and the Omega Institute. She is widely recognized for her down-to-earth teaching approach and lucid instruction, and for assisting her students in achieving personal breakthroughs on and off the mat.
Jim Beckwith will support the class with a a tapestry of music created in the moment with his Sitar, world flutes, electric guitar, and vocals.
He’s played live with Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das and David Newman and has 4 albums out including a solo Sitar CD, Music for Yoga and a world-class world music CD with a radio hit in Ghana. He’s played with some of the best musicians on Earth. And now, Jim Beckwith will play for this special Boulder Yoga Class in this beautiful outdoor setting!
The Sunrise Amphitheater on the summit of Flagstaff Mountain is a rustic outdoor facility made from local stone. It features a large circular area, a small stage, seating for 150, and magnificent views.
The facility is accessed by following Flagstaff Road about 3.5 miles from where it leaves Baseline Road and ascends Flagstaff Mountain to its junction with the Flagstaff Summit Road. Turn right on Flagstaff Summit Road near the Realization Point parking area and follow it for about half a mile to the summit of Flagstaff Mountain. The Sunrise Amphitheater is located at the east end of the Flagstaff summit area beneath the large flagpole.
Please help us by inviting your Boulder yoga friends.
All are welcome.
Suggested Donation of $10 to benefit those impacted by the fire.
Fri Sept 17th, 7:00am-8:00am
The terrain at this location is gravel and stone. You will want to bring a blanket as opposed to a sticky mat.
See you there!