The Telluride Yoga Festival in the beautiful and spiritual San Juan mountain range in the American state of Colorado is one of the best events for people who love yoga, from beginners to experts.
This yoga festival takes place in July and lasts four days and during those days you can visit various intimate-sized workshops, which are being delivered by more than 20 master yogis from all around the world, who are specialized in karma yoga. Other activities include lectures, music, meditations and gatherings.
It is by the way not necessary to stick to the workshop schedule; it is also possible to spend time in the beautiful mountains.
History of the Telluride Yoga Festival
The Telluride Yoga Festival started in 2007 with Aubrey Hackman, a Jivamukti Yoga Instructor, who had a vision and wanted to organize an event where yoga students of all levels, from beginners to experienced yoga lovers, could experience an enriching yoga festival, but also offer them the opportunity to have a positive impact on Mother Earth. Aubrey Hackman wanted to create an event which was based on karma yoga, a technique is based on focusing on positive thinking. This resulted in the first Annual Telluride Festival during the Summer of 2008.
In December 2013, Albert Roer, co-owner of the Telluride Yoga Center, purchased the Telluride Yoga Festival from its founder Aubrey Hackman. Roer had been already involved in the yoga festival since the start and it is his goal to expand the event with more classes, venues and features. Although the new owner wants to breathe new life into the Telluride event, he plans to keep the successful things the same.
The Telluride Yoga Festival and The Environment
The Telluride Yoga Festival combines the awesome experience of yoga with a mission to protect the natural environment. It is their goal to be a ‘zero waste’ festival.
This dynamic and passionate yoga event in Colorado also donates every year 25% of their net proceeds to a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to make the earth a better place to live.
(Source: TellurideYogaFestival, Telluride.net, YogaTravelTree, TellurideNews)