Summer Outdoor Event Series
July 11 & 19, August 9 & 23
Get outside with Firefly this summer! There's something for everyone with hiking, biking, yoga, and stand up paddle boarding. Satisfy your longing for a connection to nature as you explore all that Colorado has to offer by foot, bike, and board. Tap into nature's ability to inspire. Experiencing mindful time outdoors to attune with nature's cycles is a powerful way to reduce stress, improve well-being, and find more joy in life! The average American spends 11 hours per day on a screen, and more than 90% of their lives indoors. Unplug and join us outside to rejuvenate your soul. Scroll down to learn more about each event and click the link to register. All events are donation-based. We look forward to seeing you! Each event is capped at 10 participants to ensure proper social distancing.
Virtual Charity Bike Ride
Held on Saturday, July 11, 2020; We raised $400 for PCRM - Thank you for your support!
To celebrate my 11-year anniversary of survival, I'm bringing back the WholeHearted Bike Tour, but making it virtual! When I was 31 years old, I suffered a heart attack while on a 60-mile bike ride in the foothills of Colorado. A lot has changed since then! I became a Holistic Health Practitioner, then a Yoga Teacher, left my 18-year career in Human Resources, and started Firefly Community to help others find their path to health and happiness. I've hosted four in-person WholeHearted Bike Tours, but decided to go virtual this year due to COVID-19 and restrictions on social gatherings.
Join us in a ride of your choice anytime on July 11, to support the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM's vision is "Creating a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals." PCRM's efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health.
You choose your ride! Whether you want to hit the road or the trail in morning, afternoon, or evening, and ride 5 miles or 100, it's up to you! Don't have a bike? No problem, take a walk or a hike instead. This is a donation-based event, but please register to let us know you are participating!
Hiking and Yoga
Held on Sunday, July 19, 2020
Join us in Evergreen, Colorado for a group hike at Elk Meadow, followed by yoga in the park. There are lots of great options at Elk Meadow for hikes ranging from an easy stroll to a strenuous climb. We'll decide on the trail as a group. After the hike, we'll stretch and recover with some yoga in the park. Dress so that you are ready to move, wear hiking shoes or boots for the hike, and bring a yoga mat or towel for the yoga practice. There are restrooms at the trailhead. This event will start at 8:30 AM MDT. Register in advance to secure your spot as we are limited to 10 people.
If you're unable to make our event, check out one of these top 10 hikes in Boulder, Colorado from 10 Adventures!
Yoga in the Grove - in collaboration with Studio B
Held on Sunday, August 9
Take your yoga practice outside with Yoga in the Grove in Evergreen, Colorado. This series is offered throughout the summer by Studio B, however, I'll be teaching the class on Sunday, August 9. Class if from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM MDT. Donations are accepted and appreciated, and will be split between Studio B and me. Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.
Location: Hiwan Heritage Park
28473 Meadow Dr. Evergreen CO
Participants must bring their own yoga mat, and any desired props such as blocks and straps. Face masks advised, but not required while practicing as we will be spaced at least six feet apart.
Stand Up Paddleboard Outing
Held on Sunday, August 23, 2020
Experience Colorado's freshest water sport, Stand Up Paddleboarding, held on the calm, flat water of Evergreen Lake! Learn the SUP basics of safety, paddle technique, and maneuvering your board with confidence. No experience necessary! Once you are comfortable on the board, we will practice yoga poses to incorporate strength, balance, core, and flexibility. One of the fastest-growing water sports, SUP yoga combines the healthy benefits of outdoor recreation with the fundamentals of asana practice in a way that is accessible to all experience levels. Enjoy the serenity of taking your yoga on the water!
This one-hour outing requires that you either bring your own board, paddle, and personal floatation device and $15 for the lake permit, or you can rent all of the equipment for $20 at the lake. Meet at the lake by the boating dock. The event is 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, but please be there at least 15 minutes prior to get set up with your equipment. This event is limited to only five participants, so register early to secure your spot.