hotties hit 103 on the yoga meter

Ok, so multiple times, MauiSkiBus has received comments that the reason to attend yoga classes during the 2015 ski/yoga season is because of all the hotties. Butt, that is correct, sort of. It would be way too shallow of a healthy mindset of proper thoughts for that to be the reason. Maybe a benefit, butt not the reason, as ladies that can handle 103 degrees of heat, deserve respect, not a gawking tropical ski bum or any male dis-respectful  energy. Wanna butt some heads with the naysayers, hit a real hot yoga class, as it will kicka your butt into fine form?

The art of yoga is just that, an art form with the human body and mind. It is more than an exercise, not competitive in nature, and not something to flaunt. Las Vegas in well known for gambling, late night shows, and a bit of an edgy party atmosphere. It is also well known for major boxing events and MauiSkiBus just happened to be in Sin City for one of the biggest fights ever, MoneyMan Mayweather and PacMan Pacquiao. Yes, these two dudes are known to be fit, maybe both should receive an invite to really see how fit, with a class at 103 Hot Yoga , Las Vegas. Hotties galore practice here and both fighters might find proper concentration difficult, butt Miss Josie, would do some butt kicking on these two, to make sure all poses are proper. Post class sweaty smiles will be greeted by the flower of grace, Miss Roze Anne.

The human body is over 75% liquid and a proper liquid alkalinity is one of the most important components for proper health. Very few individuals that MauiSkiBus has encountered are aware of this importance, that all water not is not equal, that a high PH liquid body has enhanced health benefits. At this point in time, with over 44 different yoga studios visited, only one has a high PH water for its guests. 103 Hot Yoga, Las Vegas, Nevada, more known for “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’, has a studio to mimic a nightclub feel, high alkaline H2O to consume, and a hot yoga to challenge Sir Mayweather/Pacquiao. They may want to kick each others butt, 103 Hot Yoga will surely kick their butts equally.

20 fine female butts

1 tropical ski bum butt

1-702-586-3103

info@103yoga.com

 

man, a month of 200 inches

Snow report; November, 2010, over 200 inches of snow fell, at a famous elephant relative of a ski resort and MauiSkiBus was stuck. Stuck on a tropical island named Maui. A tropical ski bum in the making was frustrated that this amount of snow was falling and not a bit of it could be enjoyed from the distant shores of Maui. Man, a month of 200 inches, a dream for any ski/snowboard bum. Even the distant relative of the elephant need a trunk to breath with, as the snow was too deep to breathe through nostrils.

Got Snow? Yes, this place usually gets vast quantities of snow, but a cycle of weather has not given Mammoth anywhere near that amount of snow since the winter of 2010/2011. In fact, the whole winter season since, has barley edged past the total snowfall of that November 2010. MauiSkiBus was able to finish the 2015 ski season at this famous resort in a blizzard in late April, giving thighs a last chance to hit the slopes with burning turns of fresh powder. A blizzard furnishes wind to fill in skiers/snowboarders tracks, presenting nearly new fresh turns on every run. Screams of delight are emitted by nearly all on the mountain, a bit similar to an elephants bugle. Mammoth Mountain offered a tasty finish of skiing for MauiSkiBus2, 2015 winter adventure.

 

creeky edges are hidden in the snow

Ski resorts that usually receive heaps of snow need guides to share with all where the road is, where the sidewalks directs, and most importantly, snowplow drivers to clear snow away properly. Varies types of poles are placed along roads, sidewalks, and intersections to outline the edges. When the snow melts, or  too many years of low snowfall, these poles seem a bit out of place, rising above barren ground. Staying within these snow guide poles, ultimately will lead one to one choice to partake in a yoga facility.

Mammoth Ski Resort in Mammoth Lakes, California attracts over a million skiers per year, making it the third most visited ski resort in the USA. One would guess that there would be an array of yoga studios to chose from, quite the contrary, as the only one is hidden along a creek, in this ski town known for the huge quantities of snow that often accumulates here. Hence the reason for those snow guide poles that can be found all over this charming town. Snow Creek Athletic Club offers yoga under the direction of Karrie, an avid athletic lady, and the actual class was taught by Scott, an unassuming teacher to speak with, however once that class starts, his knowledge emerges of various different yoga poses.

An added benefit to attending a yoga class at Snow Creek, is the use of the facilities provided within, as this is the place where the local residents of Mammoth Lakes come for an array of different offerings. Need a massage or some spa time? It is here. Spinning cycles? Check. An assortment of weights? Of course. Jacuzzi? Why, his and hers, and co-ed. Lap pool? Covered. Need a bite to eat pre or post work out? A fine bistro. Got Kids? Got playroom. Need more? More is offered. MauiSkiBus really enjoyed this fine facility, now a second one needs to be opened , Snow Creek Athletic Club Maui.

7 ladies

4 men

karrie@snowcreekathlecticclub.com

1-760-934-8511

 

shanti, sierra called for yoga

During the 2015 ski/yoga adventure season, MauiSkiBus actually spends hours and hours contacting marketing managers at ski resorts and introduces this adventure to yoga studios. The means for an introduction to the yoga studios, it is either an e-mail with photos or a personal phone message. Yes, a personal phone message, in the non-personal texting age. Really, what is the big deal on texting? A message is OK, however a conversation is ridiculous by text. Overall, MauiSkiBus rates the sum of all the yoga studios a C as far as return messages after being contacted. This is actually sad from an industry that prides itself on smiles and a healthy atmosphere. It is understood by MauiSkiBus that an e-mail can be directed into a spam folder, however a personal message is recorded. Many studios receive multiple contacts and many of those have done zero responses. Not Shanti, she called Sierra and invited MauiSkiBus to visit.

Not in the priest, but in a bishop, lies Sierra Shanti, with a highly happy energetic Kelley to greet with smiles that should be cloned. MauiSkiBus was running late, as the phone for an invitation to visit was received in Moab, a solid ten hour drive away to Bishop, California. Upon arrival to this delightful studio, Miss Kelley already had a yoga mat reserved for MauiSkiBus, as the class had just started. And what a class this sappy happy lass of an instructor orchestrated.

Post class, a majority of the class itself hung around and did multiple poses, a bit of a flash mob yoga, fronting her studio,  in the heart of Bishop. Onlookers were delighted with postures of the group upon MauiSkiBus, with Franklin in the middle of the happy group. Not to be left out, Miss Kelley did her own bit of style, with poses of perfection on top of MauiSkiBus. An A+ is sent to Kelley for her high happy energy and the drive of ten hours was totally forgotten, as precious moments in the company of Sierra Shanti Yoga was well worth it.

Kelley instructor

9 ladies

6 men

Kelley@sierrashanti.com

1-760-937-3937

yoga will mob your abs

Resort towns that are focused around sports are usually confined in some manner by a geographic land mass, an ocean, or a mountain. Expansion in these areas are not as easy as flat plains, deserts, or swamp land. Orlando is basically a swamp, so drain it, and then there is land to build. The desert surrounding Phoenix is somewhat the same, if water can be found. Beach areas have a huge demand, as everyone wants to be on the beach. Mobs of tourists flock to beaches to cool off in hot summer months or to warm up in cold winter months. Most need work on their abs, as six packs can easily be bought, but rarely seen. Get in the yoga mode and abs will appear, bearing six pacs that will be earned.

Skiers and snowboarders have strong legs and riding bikes help to maintain that strength in summer months. Many different mountains ski areas have their favorite places to shred in the winter months, however only one place holds the prestige of the top spot to cycle, especially mountain bike cycling. Mobs of cyclists can be found here, in the desert area of east central Utah, with 12,000 foot mountains casting snow shadows on miles and miles of trails. Moab, a new name in the sporting resort area, lacking any upper class resort feel, has only one real yoga studio, easily named, Moab Yoga, right in the heart of town.

Upon arrival into Moab, MauiSkiBus searched out this studio and found not only one instructor, actually three, somewhat like the three yoga muskateerettes! Angela the owner, Natali an instructor at Moab Yoga, and Tiegan, an instructor from Salt Lake City. Toursits from all over the world come to Moab to cycle and enjoy the varied terrain, also partaking in classes. Whilst cycling legs can take a break, a delightful yoga class can be had here at Moab Yoga. Need a six pac? Head on over to Moab Yoga, as they will be found, minus the hangover.

Angela instructor

9 ladies

5 men

Houghton.angela@gmail.com

1-970-846-1009

A birdie flys in the snow

the core of cortez’s heart loves yoga

Stress, it builds, destroys, cracks a soul, even cracks metal in the suspension of a bridge. From one point directed to another, many relieve their own stress by sending it to others. This is the human emotional bridge, passing energy from one to another, not always the desirable type of emotion wanted. Bundle the stress and unwanted energy into a ball, allow it to get tighter, weaving frustrated lines intertwined together, ready to be flung away. Pull back on the bands, steady, release with no target in sight, and just like that, the stress is gone, dissipated into the depths of space.

The old cliché, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”, should be brought back into society. Just let that form of human energy dissipate before it enters your core, not allowing those unwanted emotions to hurt your heart. In the center of Cortez, there is a vortex feline, named Jill, that shall assist you to send it away, to fling stress stuff in her slingshot, ready, set, release. In the center of Cortez, Colorado, a destination more famous for its ancient Indian ruins, is Heart and Core Yoga.

Yoga has made the mainstream, being found in any metro area all over the world. Cortez is far removed from a metro feel, rather being in an area of vortexes left and right. A wide open area that posses a feel of far reaching distances, an area so vast, stress can easily dissipate. This double entry studio doubles as a art gallery feel, as Jill prides herself in the displays of numerous styles of artwork. Yoga has come from a centuries old past, to Cortez, a destination with it’s own centuries old past. Double dip here, see two bits of past history, closings eyes at Heart and Core Yoga will reveal one and then venture into the vortexes of America’s southwest desert’s past to see the other.

3 ladies

2 dudes

1-970-739-0547

jilllawsonyoga@live.com

Do U ran go to Yoga?

Three positions. That is what most adult’s human body are accustomed to. Sitting, standing, and horizontal. Reaching, bending, and twisting are not all that common. Compression happens, extension rarely occurs. As one ages, one decreases, decreases in size, mass, and flexibility. Are we as humans really meant to accept this? Run, run now, to avoid what will surely come, and once you have reversed these age related symptoms, you would have ran to reaching, bending, and twisting.

A cowboy of the past, worked his body to the point, that a cowboy of old, was as stiff as a dried out piece of leather. Touching his cowboy boots, was not a reality, hopping back up on a horse, right, with that overhanging belly? Look at him walk, stiff as stick man figure with a ten gallon hat. If he would have ran in his youth while herding cattle in Durango to yoga, his aged body would have maintained flexibility of his youth. A cowboy, like any athlete, does benefit greatly from continually attendance to a yoga class. Durango, Colorado, has its own yoga studios, organized and maintained by a Mischelle and Cheryl of Yoga Durango.

MauiSkiBus attended a yoga class taught by a vibrant Cheryl, more smiles than words, after a long weekend skiing the nearby extreme ski area of Silverton. Skiers legs and hips were stretched, something the old cowboy could not have done, and a young cowboy would have uttered sounds mimicking a crying cow. Step on over here, while in Durango, you stiff legged cowboy, bring a stretch to those tight joints, as Miss Cheryl will lead you to a western trail of flexibility. When you need to mount your steed, an easy move will be had, as hip joints will be open and loose.

5 cowbells

6 cowboys

info@yogadurango.com

1-970-946-8961

 

Rockin’ Lounge Yoga Rocks

There are no negatives, just different levels of positive? No matter how low it may seem, looking up will always allow one to climb. Sometimes the way up is not so steep, other times, steep can be scary, and then, upward tips back into your view. An indoor sport is now made up of this view, hanging on to grip holds attached to walls of different pitches. Climbing up to the top is the goal, hand over hand, foot holds set in different angles, upwards, always with positive thoughts. The way down, is not as a downward dog pose, as climbing in this lounge, really prepares you to rock.

MauiSkiBus can add a yoga class that is secondary business to a rock climbing not gym, as lounging around with a peaceful atmosphere is prevalant here, alongside the Animas River. Durango, Colorado has a climbing location that allows positive minded rock climbers a terrific location to add in a yoga class for added climbing flexibility. The Rock Lounge was excited to have MauiSkiBus parked in front of their location, adding in a bit of positive bright yellow color. Step on in here, watch the various methods of climbing techniques, pitches, and belaying methods, before a class, taught by a vibrant beaming Meredith.

Rock climbing is a very dangerous sport, one that allows no errors, no negatives allowed, no accidents. Having flexibility from yoga will add that extra bit a strength for that extra reach, extra foot hold, just more endurance to hang in there, looking up. Congrats to the owners of The Rock Lounge, Marcus/Tambri  Garcia, for having the insight to add yoga as an added benefit offered for their dedicated rock climbers. Up, up, and away!

One posi Ladee

Five posi Lads

The Rock Lounge Yoga

mgclimber1@gmail.com

1-970-259-7625

Leave the crowd, go solo dude

Standing in a lift line when the snow conditions are perfect is not what will make a great day of skiing. Being able to get those first tracks, to find a secret stash of clean untracked powder is in the forefront of any skier/snowboarder’s mind. Skiing solo, or single, helps to get you on the lift faster, as on a powder day it is fine to leave your buddies behind, even gambling, leaving your girlfriend/wife behind. Sleeping on the sofa that night might reveal a snow pow smile, re-living all of those perfect turns. Being solo in a multitude of skiers/snowboarders on a powder day is the right mind set.

Salt Lake City has a lake, duh, a salt lake, which evaporates  moisture in winter, delivering powder snow to the nearby Wasatch Range. Legendary dry, very serious avalanche baby powder, and skiing solo when it dumps feet here is the way to go. Solitude Mountain, an easy beautiful drive from anywhere in the Salt Lake City area, is a ski destination that will deliver face shots upon face shots of perfect powder. MauiSkiBus had visited this fine medium sized resort before, and now a deer will enhance this property, as in Deer Valley, which recently annexed Solitude.

A quick call to the Ryan marketing marvel at Deer Valley and sensational Sara from Solitude sent a quick message to MauiSkiBus to “come on down”, really a drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Photos were to be taken with parking lot attendants, rental gear agents, and Solitudes’ famous ”FOG”, groupies that love this place, meeting twice a week to add a bit of nostalgia. MauiSkiBus hosted this eclectic group, making sure that this day at Solitude was not really solo. A fair warning or advice to all; when that magic snow filters into this canyon, dumping flakes upon flakes of super light powder, go ski solo at Solitude.