Tag: Carbondale Colorado

Hooked on Hot Yoga

Take a yoga class? No way! A hot yoga class? An even crazier idea! That was my mindset. Yoga seemed like an activity for mystical and ridiculously flexible people, and I was neither. Now it has been 5 years of taking hot yoga classes. I’m still not mystical or very flexible, but I’m hooked on the hot yoga. I work with recovering addicts and alcoholics. Five years ago, a coworker we call Hot Yoga Steve suggested our program try offering hot yoga classes for our clients. The plan was to implement two classes per week starting at 6:45 AM. It seemed like something that could benefit our clients, and I could tag along and take the classes too. There is a love/hate relationship between hot yoga and me. Each night before a class, I love the idea that I get to do yoga in the morning. When I wake up…

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The 10 Best Places to Live Now

Mountain town living

Jaywalker’s home: Carbondale, Colorado, was recognized this month by Men’s Journal as one of the best 10 places to live! Carbondale’s mountain bike trails, picturesque Mt. Sopris, and our amazing cuisine were some of the criteria used to place us in the top 10. For more on the article and to see why Jaywalker believes our town is the best please click here. Donnie Hagenbart Admissions & Marketing Manager Jaywalker Lodge

“Remember Me, Hamlet”

Hamlet Director and Thunder River Theatre Company’s founder and artistic director, Lon Winston answers questions regarding our matinee performance. “Remember me, Hamlet” was a quote from the Ghost of King Hamlet played by Jaywalkers own poet laureate and former counselor emeritus Kim Nuzzo. Perhaps the only thing I remembered from Hamlet was “to be or not to be,” a skull, and sword fight – not too surprising ! Much to my delight, and thanks to an amazing production and spectacular acting I found a renewed appreciation for arguably, Shakespeare’s most famous and powerful tragedy. I had a new perspective and understanding of the difficulty of taking action, ambition, and appearances. All of the actors wore masks to represent the duality of the characters and their motivations. I can certainly relate to the wearing of facades during my addictions. I was too busy trying to be the person who I thought…

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The 43rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair

It’s that time of year! Make plans this weekend to attend Carbondale’s Mountain Fair. The Carbondale Mountain Fair is known for arts and crafts,  entertainment, great food and a lot of fun. Over 300 volunteers work together to make this one of the most popular and unique fairs in Colorado, and admission is FREE. Jaywalker U student will be helping with set up tomorrow morning and Jaywalker alum will be helping with clean up on Monday. For more information on volunteer opportunities click here! Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

Live Well Colorado

Live Well is a state wide challenge to encourage community members to get moving and get well.  There are numerous communities across the state, 181 to be exact, who are part of the challenge to eat healthy and exercise at least 30 minutes daily for 30 days.  Carbondale finished in first place for Garfield County and state wide finished in 28th place.  Carbondale community members averaged 50 minutes daily. LiveWell Colorado “enhances the capacity of communities to effectively plan, implement, evaluate and sustain interventions specific to healthy eating and active living, provides technical assistance to each community and fosters sharing best practices among all the communities.” Nice work Carbondale! Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U