Kindness Yoga isn't just the best yoga in Denver (voted by the Denver A List). It also offers Denver's best yoga deals—with your first month for $30 OR first class free for Denver residents, donation-based rates for single classes, and unlimited yoga for $79 the first month and $99 thereafter. Choose from a wide variety of styles including Kind Hot (our signature style of hot yoga), the group workout fitness-based Kind Fit, Forrest Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Align and Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Outlaw Yoga, and more! Kindness Yoga is also Colorado's largest independently-owned family of yoga studios, with four beautiful locations conveniently located throughout the Mile High City's metro area. Our Cherry Creek yoga studio is located in the heart of the upscale Cherry Creek North retail district, just steps away from the city's most tempting shopping and dining options. The South Broadway studio serves the South Denver metro area with a combined yoga studio and artisan vegan cafe, Nectar House. Our Capitol Hill location serves centers of business, politics, and art with special offerings including our Yoga 101 Series and popular nighttime classes running as late as 9:30pm... as well as delicious discounts on meals and goodies from City O City restaurant, just downstairs from the practice room. Our brand-new flagship location - Kindness Hilltop - contains three practice rooms, ongoing yoga teacher trainings and workshops, and an integrated acupuncture clinic. It provides amenities like off-street covered parking and showers. Wherever you are and whatever your taste, we invite you to join us as we practice Kindness, both on and off the mat, every single day.
The practice of yoga has been around for thousands of years—and through the ages, like a magnificent old tree, it has branched out in a myriad of uniquely beautiful directions. Though they’re all rooted in the foundation of yogic philosophy and principles of alignment, individual classes can be a different from one another as earth and sky. Here at Kindness, we feel blessed to be living in a time of rich evolutionary growth for this ancient practice. We are dedicated to providing the Denver community with a rich diversity of experience that honors yoga’s sacred past and looks to our community’s bright future—while helping us all learn to fully embody the present. To learn more about the kinds of yoga we practice, click on any of the names below.
Align and Flow is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Classes progressively and safely sequence towards more complex peak poses, and spend time breaking down techniques for honing awareness and skill on and off the mat. This practice emphasizes cultivating adhikara (devoted studentship) and draws upon a wide range of postures that build strength, flexibility, and highly-refined awareness in body and mind.
Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. The practice challenges students to access their whole being and to use Forrest Yoga as a path to finding and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives. Expect challenging flow sequencing, unique posture variations, and a strong emphasis on breath awareness.
Hatha classes at Kindness Yoga cultivate steady strength through a well-balanced array of stretching, opening, and toning postures and movement/breathing techniques. This practice aims towards a soulful and sustainable lifestyle and eschews challenging transitions and extensive weight-bearing on the arms in favor of longer, slower, deeper work. Expect to focus, drain tension, lengthen your limbs and strengthen your core and legs! Classes are tailored to individual students’ needs; instructors will offer modifications based on injuries and mobility limitations, and select postures for practitioners of all shapes and sizes and all levels of flexibility. These classes are accessible for beginners, yet they are also a perfect complement for aggressive and fiery practices. Our Hatha instructors have diverse and unique specialties – be sure to read their bios to learn more!
Created by Kindness instructor Jess Demshar, Kindness Fit promises to shake up your practice! This asana- and fitness-based class format combines traditional yoga postures and class themes with cardio, plyometrics, and body-weight strength training in an upbeat, exciting, love-your-body atmosphere. Each class is unique and may include impact from jumping, weight-bearing on the arms, and heart-pumping cardio. Kindness Fit is accessible to practitioners of all fitness levels. Come ready to sweat, laugh, and work hard!
Our popular signature series, Kindness Hot Yoga (affectionately known to many practitioners as Kinda Hot) is a comprehensive set of yoga postures specifically designed to strengthen, heal, and transform. As its name suggests, Kindness Hot Yoga is practiced in a moderately heated, humidified room and leads students through a detoxifying mixture of strengthening, lengthening and balancing poses that is both challenging and relaxing. This practice is truly all-levels – beneficial for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Bring a towel and a water bottle.
Is a movement towards a new way of practicing…a new way of being. Physically challenging and technically simple, Outlaw Yoga challenges you to make more than a habit of life, to connect to self and to purpose through intense physicality, to explore the power of presence in a contemporary, community setting – connecting to self, to others, and to your inner sense of service. Grace is gratitude personified, it is a choice and a discipline. This moment, this choice is a chance to allow your fearless love to lead, your devotion to precede. Obliterate boundaries that seem to stand in your way by taking time to take a look, to take ownership, and to take action. Today is a brand new day, act like it!
Prenatal yoga class supports women during pregnancy by integrating yoga practices with education about the natural changes in the body and mind. Breathing, postures and other yoga techniques explored in this class allow participants to nurture and open their bodies throughout pregnancy. All of the practices and techniques learned will directly benefit the birthing process. Click here to view any upcoming prenatal and/or postnatal workshops or series on our calendar!
Develop your child’s awareness of breath, body, and mind! Kindness Yoga is proud to partner with Radiant Beginnings Yoga for these progressive series of weekly classes. Taught by upbeat instructors who are versed in both yoga instruction and early childhood education, Radiant Beginnings classes are engaging for children of all personalities and learning styles. Radiant Beginnings’ unique approach to instructing a breath-with-movement practice helps enable even the most active children to quiet their minds and the quietest wallflowers to blossom socially.
To learn more about Radiant Beginnings, click to visit their website!
Restorative Yoga is a floor-based practice of sthira (steadiness) and sukha (ease). It features sustained postures supported by props to facilitate relaxation and release. This form of yoga aims to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which supports immune function, stress relief, and balanced regulation of all bodily functions. This practice is preventative and healing, as well as an ideal complement to more fiery yoga practices. It is also perfect for those experiencing anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and digestive issues. Wear comfortable clothes and dress warmly!
The transformative power of yoga stretches far beyond posture practice. At Kindness Yoga we’re a proud partner of Soulful Breathwork, a gentle and accessible yet profoundly powerful form of conscious breathing that activates the natural intelligence of the body to release old beliefs and clear obstacles to being your most authentic self. Breathwork heals on every level: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Most classes feature several elements of traditional Ashtanga yoga—including sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances, dynamic stretching, and pranayama (breathwork). Our diverse family of teachers creatively sequence these elements to reflect their unique personalities while building heat, exploring energy and fostering greater self-awareness. This practice will build strength, aid balance and weight loss, while reducing stress and increasing vitality.
Wisdom Warriors™ was developed by Desiree Rumbaugh as a class for experienced yoga practitioners over the age of 50. In this format, students practice along with the teacher who provides instruction, music and occasional adjustments. Working with props is included to open the body and go deeper into asana. This class is not recommended for beginners, but those who are game to try something playful and challenging are always welcome. Students not yet 50 need permission of the teacher.
Yin Yoga – a cooling, patient, and deeply intense practice – is a perfect complement to dynamic and muscular styles popular in America today. Yin stimulates and targets connective tissues by working gently into the edge of postures through long holds between one and ten minutes. By emphasizing actions of ligaments, bones, and joints rather than muscles, these classes encourage an entirely different sort of openness from more active and movement-oriented practices. Suitable for all levels, Yin promotes a sense of slow, deep unwinding and yielding.
Using a series of guided visualizations and deep relaxation techniques, this “inner body yoga” is designed to help practitioners move beyond the conditioned mind into a state of expanded self-awareness. By entering into an ultimate rest state and gaining access to the deeper realms of the mind, students can more effectively release tension, anxiety, unwanted habits and self-limiting beliefs—awakening to their greatest potential. Each class begins with several minutes of gentle, meditative movement, with the balance of the practice experienced lying in Savasana.