YOGA: Mountain Soul Yoga
Surrounded by views of the Vail Valley, this immaculate yoga studio has two pristine yoga rooms that look out onto the town of Edwards. Mountain Soul Yoga is an affiliate of the Colorado School of Yoga so I may be a bit bias as a CSOY alum but it can be refreshing to practice with such qualified and intelligent teachers in a small mountain town. I hosted a Happy Hour class on Friday, June 2nd and we enjoyed wine and cheese at Eat! Drink! downstairs Après Yoga. I even returned for class with the main #mountainsouldier, Julia Clarke, and my teacher, Gina Caputo, who was guest teaching the following week. If you’re in Vail and looking for an après ski yoga spot, look no further than Mountain Soul Yoga.
FOOD: The Bookworm
Inspired by a fellow Denver yoga teacher’s coffee mug that is essentially attached to her hip, I grabbed a quick bite at The Bookworm of Edwards. It was raining outside and this little nook was the perfect complement to my afternoon. A small cafe inside this local book store serves up coffee drinks, salads, soups and crepes. My salad was slightly more expensive than what I intended to spend on lunch that day but it was a healthy treat to enjoy while I prepped for my yoga class that evening. A loyal bookworm tells me that the coffee and crepes are tasty too.
My first stop on my #RoadYogi tour was Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. With two brewery locations in Denver & Vail and distribution across the Rocky Mountains, you can’t miss their mountain inspired brew. When I was imbibing in business school just a few years ago, I was first introduced to the Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale and I fell in love with the taste and the design of the cans. The graphics combine various features of mountain animals with different parts of other animals, which serves as a good reminder that we’ve all got a little crazy in us! Cheers to that!
HIGHLIGHT: CSOY Family
The Colorado School of Yoga family was so welcoming and supportive with my first #RoadYogi tour stop in Vail. A fellow CSOY alum, was gracious enough to host me during my stay and supported both of my events in the Vail Valley. Special thanks to Julia Clarke and Georgina Baker for allowing me the privilege to guest teach at Mountain Soul Yoga and to all the #mountainsouldiers for showing up to practice. I can’t wait to come back for another visit soon!