Kundalini Yoga by donation is a monthly event at Sunset Hall behind the fire station in Crested Butte South. First class was held August 26th in honor of Yogi Bhajan’s birthday. The theme was “Connecting to the Teacher within” Morning started with 5AM Sadhana! Second class will be hosted from 7-9PM on September 21st. The theme will be about balancing self and relationships to others. It’s the Equinox and post eclipse month which might be a wild ride. Set your intentions and stay steady! Location is at Sunset Hall in CB South. September’s class is going to be really juicy and sweet. It will calm the nervous system and prepared your body for a deep sleep. Golden Milk will also be served following class and this warm tumeric almond milk and honey drink is great for reducing inflammation and again, calming the nervous system.
Come on down to CB South on Wednesday night Sept 21 7-9pm for a soothing experience. Bring a mat, pillows, blanket, mug for golden milk and a friend. This class is Kundalini by Donation and of course all donations are welcome and appreciated. I am super excited about hosting these classes. October’s class will be about Strengthening the Immune System – getting ready for winter! Expect to sweat and build up some heat in this class! And come winter Kundalini by Donation will become a regular event along with other great classes! Spread the word and I look forward to seeing you! Till then, Caroline
Hike in spectacular aspen, wildflower and alpine environs. Purify self in mountain streams.
Nourish your body, mind and spirit with healthy foods, essential oils and flower essence.
Re-ignite your creativity through journaling, photography and collage
Dance, sing and share stories around a campfire
Have fun, make new friends and grow your potential
Crested Butte Arts Festival Week
Sunday July 26: Arrive to Crested Butte, relax and settle into your new home. Lodging and transportation not included.
Monday July 27: Orient yourself to town, acclimate to the altitude, make it a spa day to fully relax and settle. Monday evening: Music/dinner in the park and meet your group. Orientation to program and coming events.
Tues/Wed/Thurs July 28-30: Main Attractions ( a suggested itinerary)
Tues: 9am start, body warmups and attunement, stretching and brisk walking to aspen meadows (or rent townie cruiser bikes and explore upper loop/slate river watershed). Learn meditation basics. Mindful eating and nourishment presentation/discussion followed by a balanced and healthy lunch, dark chocolate too! Walking meditation, goal setting and journaling activities. Pre-planning for next day wilderness hike and exploration. Evening program.
Weds: meet at shuttle bus at 7:30 AM. Shuttle to trailhead. Safety/equipment talk. Body warmups, walking meditation/hike into backcountry. Lunch in backcountry. Shinrin yoku, nature photography and journaling. Spa time available in late afternoon/early evening.
Thurs: sunrise start. Oh Be Joyful trailhead hike and water purification ceremony (weather dependent). Using nature as metaphor and working with life challenges and transitions. Back in town by 4pm. Group dinner in town.
Friday: Optional alpine hike day. Art festival kicks off at 5pm, downtown Crested Butte.
Sat/sunday: Crested Butte Art Festival. Head home refreshed in paradise!
Welcome to Oh Be Joyful Journeys. OBJoyful provides customized contemplative healing art journeys in nature. We host classes in Boulder, Crested Butte and someday Beyond! Our motto is: Disconnect to Reconnect. It is our goal to help people reconnect to their center place, to reconnect to their biology, to reconnect to their heart and to reconnect with what matters most. We teach people how to drop into themselves, how to quiet the mind and how to fully awaken to the wondrous world around. We use nature as our metaphor and healer. Our curriculum of activities are specifically designed to fully integrate nature within our cells and to discover a deep appreciation for ourselves and for nature. We are interdependent, co-creators and codependent energy beings. We need each other to thrive and fully engage our senses. Life on earth is meant to be a sensual, pleasurable experience — if we know how! Oh Be Joyful Journeys helps facilitate the awakening of our precious gifts both within ourselves and on this earth.
Oh Be Joyful Journeys is a collaborative community of people who are learning how to create beauty from darkness, learning to befriend demons, adapt to change and grow love from life experiences and traumas. Oh Be Joyful teaches and customizes journeys through a variety of creative modalities; photography,collage, journaling, meditation, music, breath exercise, hiking, nature bathing (shinrin-yoku and ishnaan). We schedule dates to honor the sunrise, to acknowledge the changing of the season and to embrace the abundance and gifts of the earth. We explore the mythologies of the evening skies. We nurture our body, mind and spirit with healthy foods and habits. We are a growing, expanding community learning to be vulnerable enough to discuss our personal challenges. To acknowledge that we aren’t alone, we are not perfect but we are unique and beautiful in our own way. No one person is the same like no one snowflake is the same. We all have special gifts and with Oh Be Joyful as our guide, nature as our healer, and a personal willingness to follow the practices, transformation can happen.
Oh Be Joyful can also help you disconnect from mental agendas, relax into a sense of place and fully embrace life in Crested Butte – a Rocky Mountain paradise!
Oh Be Joyful provides 2-hr, 1/2 day, full day and longer retreats for individuals, groups, families and adventuresome friends. All activities are catered and customized to our clients needs. Just ask and it will be given…. First rule of the universe!
In 8th grade, I took a black and white darkroom photography class and was hooked! I like black and white photography because it is simple, rich in details and highlights the aesthetics of composition, textures, lines, light and shadows. My current work is all digitally produced, captured in color and converted to monochrome in post-processing. I like this workflow because more of my time is spent outdoors than in.
Crested Butte is a quaint, historic mining town turned tourist/recreation town, located in SW Colorado north of Gunnison and west of Aspen. It is situated at the end of a high mountain valley that drains the East, Slate and Coal Creek rivers into the Upper Gunnison watershed. It is surrounded by the West Elk, Ragged, Snowmass-Maroon Bell and Fossil Ridge Wilderness Areas. The alpine beauty is unrivaled! The locals are fun-loving, community oriented and protective of open space and native habitats. Creative community events abound! The Chainless Race, 4th of July, Vinotok, Red Lady Ball, Big Air on Elk, Al Johnson Race and Flauschink are a few events that bring out local color, costumes and Joie de Vive in Paradise!
Connecting people to nature one photograph at a time!