Summer 2018 is in full swing — please find news on an interesting mix of female-forward and sustainable companies, brands and products in and around Aspen Snowmass, the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond: exclusive, guided ski camps, a luxury inn within a craft distillery, yoga studio, alchemy spa and fitness trends, as well as custom-designed Mercedes Sprinter vans:
DEFINITION OF SHAKTI: Anything that has Shakti is ALIVE, luminous and desirable.
Aspen Shakti: Aspen’s destination yoga and extraordinary living studio. Jayne Gottlieb is a thought leader, community gatherer and the magnetic force behind Aspen Shakti. Aspen Shakti inspires physical, emotional and spiritual strength in a luminous space with splendid hospitality, cutting edge teachers, a variety of quality classes, an alchemy spa and a very carefully curated mix of unique products and inspired services.
NEW SPA TREATMENT! Shaktified – Alchemy Spa Package – At Aspen Shakti, the alchemy spa is a modern-day spa for restoring and aligning your mind, body and spirit. With a total assessment and personalized plan which includes Aspen Shakti yoga classes, the alchemy spa is a new and different way to shift, change and purify without being on a yoga mat. Through individual meditation practice, colored crystals, essential herbs, flower essences and aura soma body oils, alchemy therapy can help meet your personal goals. Beyond traditional therapy, the alchemy spa will stimulate one’s curiosity and dig deeper into one’s being by creating a personalized recipe. Price: $185.
- Take home a ‘Shakti’ signature scent (Value $62.)
- Experience a crystal bed light bath therapy session for chakra alignment and balance to open energy that has been blocked or cut off. (30 minutes.)
- Yoga Class
Enliven and awaken your shakti by choosing:
- Flower essence tinctures that appeal to you.
- Aura soma essential oils made from herbs and crystals.
NEW WELLNESS TREND IN ASPEN! Haute Buddhi Yoga is a fun, playful, high cardio yoga dance class that will change your mind, your body — and your ‘booty.’ Buddhi is a Sanskrit term derived from the root “budh,” which means “to know” or “to be awake,” hence, buddhi refers to intellect, wisdom and the power of the mind. Originally created by Jen Liming, Buddhi is a mix of yoga, kundalini, African dance, capoeira and twerking based in deep traditions from Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of all things volcanic from the Big Island in Hawaii. Aspen Shakti puts their own interpretation on the Buddhi yoga movement with upbeat rap music accompanied by live drumming during class at a temperature of around 85 degrees. Buddhi yoga is offered 4 x a week with morning + night classes. An expression of essence and female empowerment, this special class awakens one’s deep consciousness, bringing together a sisterhood and community oneness. “Haute Buddhi yoga is going to change Aspen from the inside out,” proclaims Jayne Gottlieb, the magnetic force behind Aspen Shakti,“All shapes, sizes and colors come together to lift one another up and break down barriers of judgement or competition. It’s the essence of positivity – and the essence of shakti. It’s also really fun! You walk out with a natural buzz!”
Mountaintop Yoga with Aspen Shakti: Outdoor yoga classes are offered five days a week throughout the summer, Monday through Friday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, atop Aspen Mountain at The Little Nell’s wedding deck. Price: A Silver Queen Gondola foot pass and a $5 donation. Yoga mat included.
Thug Yoga with Courtney Smith – Welcomes all levels; DJ plays Hip Hop music. The downward dog position is renamed “Snoop Downward Dog.” Shows the variety of Aspen Shakti’s classes – there is something for everyone. Complimentary Aspen Brewing Company beer. Offered: 2 x a week $10/class.
NEW EXPERIENCE! In August, Mountaintop Yoga classes will feature special guest, Murray Hidray with MindTravel Meditation along with Yoga Instructor, Jayne Gottlieb. Murray Hidary is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and tech pioneer. Ever pushing boundaries and guided by a strong desire to help people find their purpose, Murray focuses on a provocative musical experience called MindTravel. Hidray will live compose on a keyboard while yogis wear earphones to hear his music and Jayne’s yoga instruction. Hidray will bring his keyboard and 50 sets of high tech headphones for this special asana and mind travel class.
NEW FACES! Yogis in Residence Program – Aspen Shakti strives to learn through healers, physicians, psychologists and therapists to expand and add to their knowledge base. From June through September 2018, Aspen Shakti will invite the ‘best of the best’ yoga and wellness instructors from LA, NYC, Chicago and around the world to bring Aspen what is new and hot in the future of yoga. Some top names coming out this summer include: Monica Mesa, student of Shiva Rea and Bhakti Devotional Yogini will come in July, and Marco Rojas will return from New York with Raja Yoga in August. A guest ‘yogi in residence’ is invited one week each month to elevate staff and guests and keep the Aspen Shakti practice and school of yoga fresh and evolving.
NEW SERVICE! Aspen Shakti Sanctuary Space Setting Experience:
- The Aspen Shakti team will ‘clear’ your space prior to your arrival, using sage and palo santo.
- Arrive to your hotel/lodging/space to find it abundantly adorned with flowers, candles and crystals.
- Installation of a sanctuary space that is ideal for meditation or intimate conversations.
- Sheepskin blanket and meditation pillow.
- Shakti Gift Basket.
Price: $500/ hotel room. $700/ home or condo + $100/ room
NEW & UNIQUE SUMMER EVENTS!
- MoonTribe – New & Full Moon Classes are a form of Aspen Shakti’s monthly spiritual release classes. The moon classes are synchronized with a DJ that plays songs to complement the practice: the arrival, the strengthening, the release, the crossing of thresholds and the opening of the heart. Full moon yoga is located outside in the courtyard of the St. Regis at the base of Aspen Mountain. Smaller, more intimate New Moon yoga classes will be held at Jayne Gottlieb’s private home studio in Basalt, overlooking the Elk Mountains.
Thursday, July 26 – 6:00-7:15 pm – Full Moon – St Regis Edition
Sunday, August 26 – 5:00-6:15 pm – Full Moon – St Regis
Marble Distilling Co. (MDC) is an award-winning, zero-waste craft spirits distillery, luxury boutique inn and tasting room located in the heart of Carbondale, one of 21 Creative Districts in Colorado. Marble Bar Aspen is the newest tasting room located in downtown Aspen.
NEW RELEASE! Hoover’s Revenge – Fightin’ Whiskey – Marble Distilling Co.’s second Whiskey Release debuted in May, 2018, during MDC’s 3rd Birthday Celebration Week. Connie Baker, Head Distiller, notes: “Triticale is a gorgeous, under-utilized grain, so I decided to make a whiskey with it. A naturally occurring wheat / rye hybrid, I add malted barley to the mash bill and proof at 101, because it showcases beautifully.”
NEW COCKTAIL! Moonlight Bonfire Iced EXpresso – This special, signature cocktail will help keep you awake and buzzed through all the summer fun in Aspen. Moonlight EXpresso coffee liqueur served on the rocks with local Bonfire iced cold-brew coffee with a splash of cream or almond milk – $6.
NEW LUXURY TRAVEL PACKAGES!
The Distillery Inn – Summer Packages
Farm to Marble
- Bed, Breakfast & Bloodys
- Foodie Package with Phat Thai
- Colorado Spirits Trail
- Mind, Body, SPIRITS
- Girls’ Getaway
- Couple’s Retreat
SKI WITH KIM
When she isn’t at home in Aspen, CO. or Baja, MX., a champion in the World, U.S. and South American Extreme Skiing Championships, Kim Reichhelm can be found on the slopes — hosting adventurous, fun and life-changing ski camps. Additionally, she has skied with the U.S. Ski Team and the Women’s Pro Tour, has made numerous television appearances including Late Night with David Letterman and Dateline NBC, and was a frequent commentator/host for ESPN, FOX, OLN and Resort Sports Network. Kim was recently named by SKI magazine as one of the “Top Most Influential Skiers of All Time.” Vivacious, fun-loving, big-hearted, detail-oriented and professional, sharing the sport she loves brings out the absolute best in her.
Ski With Kim’s 2019 Women’s Ski Adventures. For women by women:
January 6-10 Vail, CO
January 13-17 Aspen, CO
February 3-7 Alta, UT
March 10-15 Big Sky, MT
2019 Coed Ski Adventures:
March 17-22 Steep Skiing Camp – Aspen, CO
Photo gallery link of images: https://www.skiwithkim.com/galleryportillo-chile
OTHER STORY IDEAS: Inquire with Lea for details:
- Kim Reichhelm — on how to ski all day and party all night!
- How To Get in Ski Shape in the Summer with Kim Reichhelm.
- Why this summer, you need to Ski With Kim more than ever!
ASPEN CUSTOM VANS
Custom Sprinter Van Build-outs and Rentals ~Rent or Remodel — & Roll!
After remodeling and building their own custom Sprinter vans, Aspenites Kimbo and Jason Schirato realized their ability to produce a great product at a more reasonable cost than current market offerings. With the goal of making vanlife more accessible to all, they started Aspen Custom Vans (ACV) through their love of collaborating with clients to produce high quality, fairly-priced and beautiful van build outs. ‘Blue’ is a 2016 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter – Functional, custom designed and beautiful, this van was built out by ACV with three dedicated sea-belted seats and a dinette for seating up to four people .Blue can transport about 7 passengers (for short distances). The kitchen faces outwards and the adjacent dinette is designed for everyone to sit down and enjoy meals together. The dinette converts to a queen-size bed with accessible storage solutions. ACV learned a lot in the process of building out vans and realized they would love to help people get on the road in their own vans by using their knowledge, experience and expertise. There’s nothing like pulling into camp, cracking a beer and taking in the view. Home is where you park it! Aspen Custom Vans Offerings:
- Rent: You can experience the convenience of van life for yourself before taking the plunge on your own van. Custom van rentals: $220/day (Roaring Fork Valley locals discount: 10% off per day.) Rent online at: www.outdoorsy.com
- Remodel: Fairly priced build-outs/custom designed vans with beetle-kill wood paneling, textiles, appliances and accessories. (ACV’s custom build outs come in at roughly 10% less than most van remodel estimates.)
- Own: Fractional ownership of vans.
- Do It Yourself: Bring your van build-out ideas to life: Consultation for people interested in building out their own custom vans.
Photo gallery link of images: Image Gallery: Aspen Custom Vans
LINK: Google doc: What’s New ~ Aspen & Beyond July 2018