Introducing MindSpace, the Valley's Newest Epicenter of Zen

A tucked away studio across from the Riverwalk in Edwards opens a dedicated center for mindfulness.

By Kirsten Dobroth April 24, 2018

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What's the newest addition to the stretch of storefronts in and around the intersection of Edwards Village Boulevard and Highway 6? MindSpace Meditation Center, located in the strip mall just to the east of Edwards' Corner (above the equally as new Village Bagel), which replaces a vinyasa-style hot yoga studio (formerly Vail Hot Yoga) with a space dedicated to meditation, and slower-moving Hatha and restorative styles of yoga. MindSpace owner Morgan Kulas, a local choreographer, dance teacher, and yogi, says the goal wasn't to compete with the valley's brimming yoga scene, but to offer the community something new—like dreamy classes that cultivate long, deep breaths and introspection through slow, mindful movement, and open its studio for more traditional guided meditation, too. "My meditation practice grew out of my love for movement many years ago when I was introduced to Zen Buddhism and mindfulness through my teacher Gurupriya Beth Sanchez—I believe there are many ways to meditate, and movement is one of them," she explains. "However, if movement is too fast it is not possible to truly examine the mind and emotions, therefore, our classes at MindSpace are slow and methodical." Classes like "Breath & Movement in Gentle Heat," "Hot Hatha Yoga," and "Sound Bath & Dream" are meant to bridge the gap between movement and meditation from within Kulas' baby blue, light-flooded studio (a chic aesthetic she credits the to studio's former owner), while participants of all ages can flow through the motions. As the summer goes on, Kulas plans to open the space for more donation-based meditation classes, and introduce mindfulness sessions tailored participants struggling with addiction, too. "Stop by the studio during Open Space hours to say hello and to learn a little more about what we're up to," encourages Kulas. "We hope to grow a community-oriented space that helps all of us to feel centered and connected." And add to the burgeoning Edwards commercial scene, while they're at it., 970-818-0392

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