USA – Colorado: Telluride Yoga Festival 2010

| 04-14, 2010

Telluride – Colorado |July 8 – 11, 2010

The 3rd Annual Telluride Yoga Festival will take place in Telluride – Colorado on July 8-11, 2010. The event will have the presence of the Yoga Masters Aadil Palkhivala, Mark Whitwell, Richard Freeman, Tias Little and Scott Blossom. Lama Tsultrim Allione, the NY Times best selling author of “Feeding Your Demons” will join the event’s impressive roster, and thanks to the generous efforts of the Bhakti Fest artist’s WAH! and Sean Johnson will lead the festival’s annual Kírtan. In addition, the Festival will bring the best of breed yoga instructors and Buddhist scholars from around the country to lead workshops in Ashtánga, Jivamukti, Anusara, Purna, Prajna, Tibetan Heart, Yin, Hatha and Buddhism, as well as offer a series of public events designed to unify the yogic community and raise awareness of environmental issues.

Teachers presenting at the 2010 festival include:

Alanna Kaivalya, The Yoga Slackers (Jason Magness, Adi Carter & Sam Salwei), Karl Straub, Amy Ippoliti, Diego Del Sol, David Hollander & Dr. Katayani Poole.

It is such an honor to host instructors with so much integrity. They bring an incredible depth of knowledge and experience to the festival. We have not only some of the most well respected yoga masters in the country joining us but also the newest and the brightest rising stars. Three of our teachers; Scott Blossom, Chandra Easton and Alanna Kaivalya – were all recognized in Yoga Journal’s 2008 list of “Top 21 Yoga Instructors Under 40”. These emerging stars will help to round out a weekend of extraordinary talent in an unforgettable setting

Said Aubrey Hackman, cofounder of the Telluride Yoga Festival. Workshops and sessions are for all levels, from beginner to seasoned individuals. This year’s festival is also offering a special “track” called “Yoga and Buddhism; Unraveling the Essence of Practice,” which explores the relationship between Yoga and Buddhism.

Photos by: Merrick Chase,

Daily Activities

  • Each day begins with morning meditation followed by one of many three-hour workshops.
  • Daily four-hour lunch break offer optional panel discussions, presentations and workshops as well as outdoor adventures such as guided hikes, rafting and other outdoor activities. A two-hour afternoon workshop follows daily.
  • Nightly performances will include WAH & Sean Johnson’s Kírtan performance, lectures and art exhibits as well as an abundance of wonderful local dining options.

Commitment to Environment

With its origins in Telluride, nestled in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, the Telluride Yoga Festival was created with a commitment to protect and preserve the environment. 25% of the festival’s net proceeds are donated to local non-profit environmental organizations. Proceeds of the 2010 Festival will be donated to Telluride’s New Community Coalition, an organization dedicated to creating sustainable practices within the San Miguel County. Festival organizers are also dedicated to a zero waste event.

This summer the Festival has partnered with the Peaks Resort, who is offering weekend packages including lodging, meals, and spa treatments.

About Telluride Yoga Festival

The Telluride Yoga Festival was founded by Elaine Demas and Aubrey Hackman and is dedicated to promoting the practice and teaching of various yoga lineages while raising awareness and funds for the preservation of the environment. The organization is sponsored by multiple companies, including Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, The Peaks Resort – A Grand Heritage Hotel, Telluride Properties, PURE Yoga, Moksha Yoga Center, Town of Telluride-Commission for Community Assistance, Arts & Special Events, The Telluride Tourism Bureau, Manduka, Jaidye, Elephant Journal, The Telluride Yoga Center, I LOVE Yoga, Amlavi, Scott’s Printing, New Community Coalition, Culligan Water, Pure Yoga, ILOVEYoga, Scott’s Printing, Telluride Express, Telluride Alpine Lodging, Capella Hotel, The Inn At Lost Creek, Lumiere , The Franz Klammer Lodge – a Fairmont Hotel, Picaya, Telluride’s New Community Coalition.

More Information:

Location: Telluride Conference Center, in the heart of Telluride, Colorado.

Value: $395 – the entire weekend.

Email: (Jessica Scadron) –– T: 415-713-9150 – Web:

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  1. Elisa says:

    I dont think that you should charge $395 dollars just to do yoga. Kirtans are something that should be practiced by everybody for the higher way. It is a spiritual thing, and should not be priced. I can understand some fees because of the people coming… But the locals who can’t afford 395 dollars should be able to enjoy this awesome festival rather than just the rich people and the visitors. Not all of us have thousands of dollars to reach enlightenment. It’s hard enough as it is, I cant find anyone in faith the same way that I am. Its almost depressing to think that no one is trying to be closer to the supreme being and enlighten themselves in this town without paying a crap ton of money to do it.