Healthy Lifestyle Series @ your library


Vail Public Library’s annual Healthy Lifestyle Series, an extension of our “Evenings of Engagement,” features  programs that focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Programs  include healthy habits for both mind and body. While most programs take place during the summer, we do offer Yoga through out the year.



Gentle Yoga – Monday’s & Tuesday’s at 11:30am

yogaThis 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.



meditation-for-arthritis-symptomsCommunity Meditation Gathering, Tuesday’s at 5:00pm

Meditation is commonly described as the practice of focusing our mental attention to awaken us beyond habitual thinking, so to reveal the nature of reality — what is happening here and now.  Although there are many approaches to deepening our awareness of presence, the art of practice lies in embracing the process with curiosity, kindness and a light touch.  The Vail Library is pleased to offer community members the opportunity to share in their meditative journey from a community approach.

Please join others in the Community Room at the Vail Library for weekly meditation gatherings on Tuesdays.  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.  Sessions will be led by Anne Anderson with visiting guests from time to time, as may be arranged.  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.

Skiing Book Club – Second Friday of every month December – April, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Vail Public Library’s Skiing Book Club takes readers to the slopes for an active book club. We will meet at the top level of Eagles Nest in the cafeteria, to talk books and ski! Look for Cricket, Mary and Jo! Attendees must have their own ski pass, the library will not be providing lift tickets or refreshments.

Our Skiing Book Club is a fun, social outing, but at the same time you are getting the  mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain. Join us if you have read the book or have not. Share what you are reading or what you love to read. Or you can come and get reading
ideas from the group!

December 9 – The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
January 13 – Mamb in China Town by Jean Kwok
February 10 – Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
March 10 – The High Divide
April 14 – One Step too Far by Tina Seskis

Upcoming Events of 2017

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, & 26: Introduction to Country Western Dance
Wednesday, June 21: Hypnosis for Health
Wednesday, August 2: Fermentation for Gut Health

Thursday, September 7: Environmental Toxins


Past Events of 2015
Wednesday, June 17: Get Growing
Wednesday, July 22: 4 Peaks to Supercharged Health
Wednesday, August 26: Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Wednesday, September 2: Salts, Salves and Dream Pillows

Past Events of 2016
Thursday, January 14: Healthy Kids food tasting and Yoga
Tuesday, June 28: Create Freedom and Vibrancy in Your Body
Wednesday, July 6: The Brain on Love
Wednesday, August 24: Adrenal Fatigue
Wednesday, September 7: Hot Topics in Nutrition
Walking Book Club


Brain HQ


BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. Library card holders can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better and remember more. You can use BrainHQ on a PC/MAC or from an app from the App Store (the Android App is in development). Once you login and create an account, BrainHQ will send you a welcome email; if you don’t want monthly emails from BrainHQ, you can unsubscribe from future emails using the link at the bottom of your welcome email.

For more information contact Liz Willhoff at 970-479-2190 or





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