Gentle Yoga – Mondays and Tuesdays at 11:30am
This may be the yoga class you’re looking for. Here we cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. Though it’s a gentle workout, the emphasis is on working in. This inward focus unites the mind, body & Spirit in an atmosphere of community and collaboration, not competition. Balance, strength and flexibility improve while experiencing deep relaxation. You’ll feel a lightness of being from this powerful and healing practice. Taught by Anne Anderson, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance, Professional Ski Instructor of America at Vail; Lionshead Adults, Reiki II Practitioner and Founder of Snowga, a yoga practice on the slopes created to calm the mind and transform the ski experience; less fear, more fun.
Community Meditation – Tuesdays at 5:00pm
Whether you are well along the path, just beginning to develop a practice or simply interested in exploring the path of meditation with others, we invite you to join community members in a weekly meditation gathering. Meditation gatherings are informal, following no specific approach, practice or formalities. Each session will open with a brief welcome and inspirational passage, followed by calming, breathing techniques and a 30-minute meditation session. Sessions will close with brief comment or further inspirational thought from varied disciplines. Chairs are available or those preferring are welcome to bring a meditation cushion.
Community Writer’s Group – Thursdays at 4:30 – 6:00pm
Join us for this next step meeting of a Community Writer’s group. We are looking for non-published authors who want to meet weekly. The purpose of this writer’s group is to provide a safe and welcoming space for writers, to write, read and inspire one another. For more information, please call the library at 970-479-2187.
Healthy Lifestyle Series: Introduction to Country Western Dance – Monday June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 5:30pm
Maria Barry will teach a four week Introduction to Country Western Dance. This will include the Basics of the popular Two Step, Double Two and Cowboy Cha Cha. So pull out your cowboy boots and scoot down to Vail Library on Monday nights, June 5 – 26, at 5:30. Come as a single or couple.
Marc Berger Concert – Thursday June 8, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs, and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of THE BIG IT, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. Marc and Co-Producer Mike Ricciardi now present RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.
Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday June 14, 5:00 – 6:30pm
This month’s selection is: “The Rosie Project: A Novel” by Graeme Simsion. Summary: The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.
Hypnosis for Health – Wednesday June 21, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Presented by Stacey Horn, temperament Consultant, Mentor, and Hypnotist. As a Holistic Practitioner, Stacey takes every opportunity to teach people about the use of Hypnosis for supporting Health and the Mind – Body connection. This presentation will explain what Hypnosis is, and is not, and how Hypnosis helps ordinary everyday people with ordinary everyday problems! This Program is part of our Healthy Lifestyle Series.
Rocky’s West Side Stories – Wednesday June 28, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Come and hear Dave Lively, a historian, present “Rocky’s West Side Stories” Wednesday, June 28 at 5:30pm. “Rocky’s West Side Stories” will take you on a speedy tour connecting the common threads of survival and success the past 11,000 years in a highly isolated mountain valley. Always transient, the ebb and flow of passing cultures has influenced life today in this unique alpine corner of our nation. Come and enjoy stories of human nature encountering Mother Nature in what is now the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Dave Lively is a dynamic speaker who specializes in shining light on absent narratives. He creates programs about local history for groups large and small. His stories of remarkable characters from the past engage audiences and bring deeper understanding and appreciation for where we are today.
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