Boulder’s Most Influential Yogis

If you know yoga, you know Boulder. This town is a yoga haven, with dozens of different studios of all types of yoga. It is the home of the Yoga Journal, the world’s largest yoga magazine, with editions in nearly 30 countries, as well as Shambhala Publications, an independent publisher of media on mindfulness, yoga […]

Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga
Goat yoga at The Mother Ranch. Photo by Julia MacMonagle

The yoga mats stretch out on the ground. The class is in downward facing dog. You can hear the faint crackles and chirps of nature in Colorado. And then a tiny goat jumps onto your back with a “baa.” This is goat yoga, and it’s a big thing in Boulder County. Goat yoga classes are […]

Happening Highlights

This Week's Happening Highlights

I am suffering from the summertime sickness. I caught it on accident, when I went to the Twenty Ninth Street Mall to get a brush at MAC. I parked my car, just like any normal May day, but as soon as I stepped outside, I could feel it in the air. This certain warm, mountain […]

Happening Highlights

This Week's Happening Highlights

It’s my birthday. Well, according to my birth certificate, it’s not my birthday for 10 more days. But according to me, it’s been my birthday for three days and will be for at least a few more weeks. You see, I was born on Mother’s Day, as in I made the holiday a holiday for […]

Happening Highlights

Happening Highights

One of the biggest criticisms Youtube star and author JP Sears has about Boulder is that we don’t do enough public yoga. While he was joking (maybe?) (maybe not), I think he’s onto something. Not that yoga was designed by ancient wise ones to enhance our Insta streams, or that we should seek out the […]

Is JP Sears As Funny in Person As on Video? We Find Out

We chatted (and meditated) with YouTube guru JP Sears, who just released his first book. Photo by Aimee Heckel

This is not just an act. Maybe that’s the biggest joke of all. JP Sears is an internet sensation, famous for his 40-plus viral videos poking fun at his “ultra spiritual life,” meditation in public places, Instagram yoga posing, how to become gluten intolerant and, of course, why Boulder is “The Consciousness Capital” of the world. […]

6 Meditation Getaways in and Near Boulder

The Dalai Lama visited Boulder. Twice. We have a Buddhist-inspired (but secular) university. Boulder is home to the world’s first Shambhala city center, founded by famous Buddhist Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. No doubt Boulder is a Buddhist hotspot. Along with the many Buddhist temples and groups comes a long list of meditation gatherings and yoga studios. […]

Unusual Yoga Classes in Boulder

Aerial Yoga

Yoga is not just yoga, in the fittest city in America. Boulder is home to a huge annual yoga festival, the Hanuman Festival, which draws hundreds of yogis from around the globe, including some of yoga’s biggest stars. A handful of famous yogis also call Boulder home, including Richard Freeman, who has been doing yoga […]

The Best Places to do ‘Snowga’ (Yoga in the Snow) in Boulder


Boulder is multi-talented. But a couple things the city is really good at? Orchestrating epic snowstorms and striking yoga poses. Combine the two and you’ve got “snowga”— which is a trend that’s taking social media by (snow)storm. Boulder gets nearly 90 inches of snow each year, with the most powder coming down in February and March, […]