September is for celebrations and Sankalpa <3

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“Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.” – Albert Einstein

Wow, September has arrived and it is magnificent! Life in Crested Butte is so much more relaxed! It probably has something to do with kids going back to school, and letting go of the busy-ness of having to squeeze in so much during the summer months. Many people seem to have more time for themselves, for thinking, and for reflecting. This is critical, because “Thought creates worlds. Thoughts lead to actions. If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” Many of us at Yoga for the Peaceful have been in deep contemplation of what we desire for our lives and what we hope to manifest. We encourage each other to be careful with our words and pay attention to the semantics of the things we choose to say aloud. We also encourage each other, and everyone who walks through our doors to welcome one of the five Niyamas; “Ishvara Pranidhana” or the awareness of the divinity around us and within, also defined as surrender, letting go, and devotion. BUT WHY? Because, Albert Einstein said so! Also because this is also the process of ALLOWING. Allowing is like a secret weapon of divine flow. Magical things can happen when we are in a place of allowing. It often starts with just one thing; an observation of something you either do or don’t desire. Lucky for us, September is a month for taking action on those desires!

This month marks the beginning of that action at Yoga for the Peaceful; not only through events and goal setting but through “Sankalpa.” Sankalpa; san means your higher Self and kalpa meaning vow.  This heartfelt intention can be planted deep within you, us, and all that we do. It can enable us to transform by engaging the energy and wisdom of our higher Selves rather than employing brute force of will and trying to program the brain. Some of the few ways we can do this is through meditation, Yoga Nidra, mantra & chanting, manifesting exercises, such as journaling, and a commitment to a daily practiceThe Fall schedule starts September 18th and you will see an abundance of opportunities to try a variety of these transformative offerings such as 5 different donation-based meditation offerings, a new yoga nidra club and a manifesting retreat! Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until then because want to offer you aGuide to Sankalpa right now! Click here to add your name to the Yoga Nidra Club/Restorative Retreat email list; and we will send it to you!

Every morning when I wake up, the one thing that inspires me is thinking about what our world would look like if we all lived from a place of allowing our hearts desires to flow through us. When I walk into the studios, I feel that they are places that stand for this kind of global transformation. That is what I hope to bring to Crested Butte. You might notice that I recently moved more of the props into the cubbies to make room for more people that want to make waves at Y4P! Will it be your mat that occupies that spot? I hope certainly so!

With sincere gratitude,

Brittany Phelps
New Owner, Yoga for the Peaceful, Crested Butte

Featured Yogi: Chynna Collins; Ashtanga and Vinyasa Teacher at Y4P
Photos by: Andi Tippie


We are super excited about….
Our studio wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for all of YOU Crested Butte yogis; yoga students, yoga teachers, neighbors, friends, fellow businesses, and out-of-town visitors. This celebration will not be the same if you aren’t here so pretty please, mark your calendars for Saturday, September 16th.
Here is what’s happening:
  • 8:45am Yoga Class taught by a handful of our wonderful teachers
    • (Be sure to sign up now, this will fill up!)
  • 10:30am-5:30 Potluck-style snacks and tea all day in the boutique
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm FREE Community Class – taught by more AMAZING Y4P teachers
  • 6:30pm-7:15pm Kirtan
  • 7:15pm Carrot Cake
RSVP by visiting our Event Page!
(Kids & Family Friendly. All are welcome.) 
Find Out More
We just partnered with lululemonand will be carrying their apparel in the next couple weeks! We will also be remodeling the boutique, please forgive us if it gets messy!
We are getting a minor facelift! We invited our good friend Lara to come paint us a new mandala in the studio space! She will be here over Labor Day weekend! She is also teaching aBody as Mandala workshop on Monday, September 4th at 9:00am.
September Events!
Back to School Membership Special!
August 16th-September 16th
Sign up for a 6-month membership and get one FREE class per month! 
$60/month = 6 Classes or $10/class
$99/month = 11 Classes or $9/class 
Stop by the studio to sign up!

Teacher Training at Y4P!
**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL** Register before October 1st and save $300.00! 
Join us for a Yoga Retreat!
**BRING A FRIEND PROMO** If you and a friend sign up before September 15th, you will save $50.00 and get a FREE Altitude Symptom Alleviating Tincture by Elevate Acupuncture!
**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL** If you sign up before October 1st, we will add a complimentary spa service to your retreat package!