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We know you love a good flow, Denver. And while there is no shortage of places to hit the mat, that doesn’t mean we won’t welcome another one with open arms. Because that sort of welcome Austin-based Black Swan Yoga is known for. Now, this open-handed, donation-based studio is ready to bring its good vibes to the Mile High.
The mission of Black Swan is to make yoga accessible to all. And while that may sound like a cliché mission for a yoga studio, BSY really walks the talk. How so? They welcome you to pay whatever you can, and they won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds.
This model has made BSY a favorite of the communities it has created throughout Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio), and long-time BSY student-turned-teacher and now Denver studio owner Madilyn Chen hopes to do the same in Colorado. The first studio will be setting up shop in Cap Hill next to Bang Up to the Elephant! at 1308 N. Pearl St. And while Black Swan Yoga has been known to branch out, Madilyn doesn’t have any other studios in the works just yet. However, this is one community to watch: she does have hopes to keep spreading the BSY love throughout the state once the Cap Hill studio is up and running. It’s all about accessibility, and having beautifully simple programming doesn’t hurt either.
BSY keeps it simple with three different class types that offer something for everyone. And true to their mission, they welcome all levels. Their beginner class is a perfect setting to learn the fundamentals of flow, while the class simply called “flow” amps it up a bit and allows you to sweat and connect with your breath once you’ve got your feet a little more steady. If you’re looking for some advanced postures (think arm balances and inversions), you’ll love the power class, which balances faster-paced Vinyasa with steady pose holds.
So, whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned yogi, whether your budget is here or there, get ready to give BSY a try this fall. There are no strings attached, after all.