It always strikes me as odd when people on the Front Range have never visited the Western Slope. Are you kidding me? We’re still talking Colorado here. You’ve been to the Springs and not the western slope? Hmm…you may need a bit of an attitude, err, altitude? adjustment.

The western slope is the prettiest part of this colorful state, in my opinion. Telluride, Ouray, Ridgway. These are all my former stomping grounds. The sand dunes on route 70 by Grand Junction will make first timers’ chins hit the ground. There are a million reasons to make the road trip, or catch a hopper, if you’re lucky enough to have the means, to the San Juans, or other such ranges, and here is yet another. This one involves yoga. In CB. The Crusty Butt. Need I say more.

http://travelbonvoy.com/winter-extravaganza-crested-butte-co/

Yoga Rocks the Butte in Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte, Colorado—if you haven’t been, visit pronto. The snow capped peaks and kindness of the community will make you want to stay indefinitely. If you’re that sorta person, that is. Yoga Rocks the Butte, a three-day yoga festival, is the first ever winter yoga, music, and family gathering in the area. Over the course of the three days, yogis will have a chance to attend workshops with some of the world’s yoginis, including Shiva Rea and Micheline Berry. The three day festival includes yoga instruction, meditation, music—by acts like Dave Stringer, Shakti Sunfire Hooping, and Govindas— family activities and, really, any winter mountain activity you might want to try. It’s all going down in a slopeside location, offering Nordic, downhill, and snowboarding. But the lineup for the practice is the real draw for any true and curious yogi.

The playlist includes, but is not limited to:{{en|1=Silhouette of a yoga practitioner. }} |Source=*File:Silhouette_yoga.png |Date=2011-08-07 11:17 (UTC) |Author=*File:Silhouette_yoga.png: Onef9day *derivative work: ~~~ |Permission= |other_vers)

• Shiva Rea
Micheline Berry
• Sara Ivanhoe
• r.r Shakti
• Monica Mesa
• Steve Gold
• Twee Merrigan
• Kent Kietler
Demetri Velisarius

For the philanthropic minded: a portion of the proceeds will benefit Yoga World Reach, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, motivate and empower yoga teachers to provide outreach in undeveloped countries.

February 10-12, 2012, Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte, Colorado

Visit www.yogarocksthebutte.com for more information.

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