If you’re feeling more stressed than usual, thanks to all the chaos caused by the novel coronavirus, know that you’re not alone and that your feelings are totally normal. It’s a pandemic, after all.
With yoga studios and meditation centers closed to in-person visits for the foreseeable future, you might be wondering how to add a little more peace and serenity to your life during an especially troubling time.
Many Boulder-area studios and organizations are still here to help, by offering virtual classes and sessions online. All you need is your computer (or phone) and an internet connection. You can sign up on each studio’s website (links included below), then access the class via a Zoom link they will provide.
Of course, you can always practice on your own in nature, so long as you follow the recommended local guidelines — stay six feet away from anyone else, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently.
Below are some of the local yoga studios and meditation centers offering sessions you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.
1. Boulder Shambhala Center
The Boulder Shambhala Center is offering a wide array of virtual classes and sessions, including community meditation every Sunday, a pandemic support group, meditation for young people, addiction recovery meetings and drop-in meditation. The sessions are free and the center is asking for donations.
2. Shoshoni Yoga Retreat
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in Rollinsville is hosting a variety of yoga, relaxation and guided meditation sessions online. The classes are donation-based and broadcast live.
3. The Little Yoga Studio
Virtual drop-in yoga classes from The Little Yoga Studio in Boulder are just $10. No need to sign up, just hop on Zoom and you’re good to go. Classes include all-levels vinyasa, yoga nidra, core + restore and others.
4. Osho Leela Meditation Center
While the Osho Leela Meditation Center is closed because of coronavirus, you can still access their regular varying meditations and breathwork sessions online. A daily pass is $10 and an unlimited monthly pass is $35.
5. Yoga Loft
Yoga Loft, which has locations in Boulder and Gunbarrel, is live-streaming tons of classes nearly every day of the week. On the schedule, you’ll find all-level vinyasa, yin yoga, meditation and more. Monthly memberships are $119, 10-class packs are $150 and Yoga Loft is doing an intro offer of 30 days for $30.
6. Hidden Yoga Studio
Hidden Yoga Studio in Niwot has tons of online classes, including senior yoga, sunrise flow, evening flow, lunch hour flow and beyond. Right now, they’re doing online specials of $20 for two weeks or $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga.
7. Yoga Junction
Louisville’s Yoga Junction has a full schedule of virtual yoga classes, including live-streams of their align & flow, yoga nidra, body tone and shred and other classes. Their new student special is $18 for one week of unlimited classes; drop-in classes are $17. They also have an array of monthly membership options.
8. Yoga Pod
Yoga Pod is streaming more than 70 classes live online each week, so you can downward dog and shavasana to your heart’s content from your own living room. Drop-in classes are $18; if you’re new to the studio, you can get four weeks of unlimited yoga for $40.
9. Sol 19
Though coronavirus has turned the world upside down, you can still get your yoga fix with Longmont’s Sol 19, virtually. The studio is offering an array of classes twice a day. Their intro offer is $40 for unlimited sessions; their drop-in rate is $22.
10. The Meditation Place
Longmont’s Meditation Place is offering virtual sessions in yoga, mindfulness, meditation and beyond. Many of the classes are free or donation-based.
11. Boulder Zen Center
The Boulder Zen Center has moved its normal weekly and monthly schedule online using Zoom during the pandemic. Memberships start at $15.
Know of a yoga studio or meditation center in the Boulder area that we missed? Let us know so we can include it!