If you're in the area and want something new and different to do, check out this Durango events calendar. I will do my best to post interesting and unusual activities to go to, as well as great opportunities to help out local organizations.
For everyday goings on, you can go to the Durango Colorado Chamber of Commerce Durango Colorado Chamber of Commerce website to find their events calendar. But they don't list it all, so I'm going to try to find the more unknown and out-of-the-way things you can do while you're here.
You can also check the Durango Herald, , not just for Durango news, but for a calendar of events.
Update: April 2012
My apologies for the extreme delay in any events here. My life has been full of healing myself. I will post events as I can, and hopefully be back full time in the New Year.
If you know of an event you think should be posted, feel free to contact us to let us know about it.
Namaste Health Center puts on a lecture series each year. Last year's topic was cancer, and they delved deeply into the complicated beast it is, how you get it, how you can try to avoid getting it.
This year's series is titled Sugar, Stress and Sex: Supporting the Terrain. Sugar and stress are two of the biggest triggers for cancer and any other inflammatory disease out there.
Lectures are held at the Durango Library, from 6:30-8:00 pm. The lecture schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 19: Oley Smith, LAc, Dipl OM will present
"Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Views from the East and
Tuesday March 12: Dr. Stacy Mulkey will be presenting.
Tuesday April 2: Julia Fisher, LAc, Dipl OM will be hosting a panel discussion with all of the Namaste Staff.
Tuesday April 23: Jess Kelly, MNT will be presenting.
Tuesday May 7: Phuong Ngyugen, CWK will be presenting.
Dr. Nasha Winters will introduce the topics and speakers at each
lecture. Be sure to join them for some excellent informational talks.
For more information, see their website at
Did you know there are horses needing homes as badly as all the cats and dogs at the Humane Society and Annie's Orphans? Yep. There are abandoned horses, horses whose owners can't care for them anymore, horses whose owners have moved, not to mention the ones neglected or abused.
You can help! And if you're short of funds, here's a great way to still help: Donate items for their Annual Fundraising Garage Sale!
It's that time of year. Time to help the Spring Creek Horse Rescue make lots of money to help cover the costs for the 25+ horses they always have. If you have clean, salable items to donate, please email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a drop-off time.
You can find out more about Spring Creek Horse Rescue by clicking the link.
14th Annual Spring Creek Fundraising Garage Sale/Open House/Adoption Day
Saturday, May 11, 2013
39908 Hwy. 160, Bayfield (Gem Village, behind the marine shop)
Hope to see you there!
What is Qi Gong? At it's most basic definition, it translates to "breath
work". You move while breathing "consciously" - with intent and focus.
Some call it gentle Chinese yoga. I call it both relaxing and
invigorating. Anyone can do Qi Gong, even at home. (I do so frequently.)
But classes can create an uplifting group energy, and teach you much
about this ancient form of movement.
Durango has a wonderful Qi Gong guide in Oley Smith. Oley works at Namaste Health Center doing acupuncture and shiatsu massage, and imparting endless secrets of Chinese medicine that help nurture you. He is also certified in multiple forms of Qi Gong and offers weekly classes now, on Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in Studio 10 of the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave., Durango.
Classes vary from week to week, tailored to the most suitable and beneficial forms for those who attend. The many different methods of Qi Gong range from gentle to somewhat vigorous; from sitting, to standing to walking. Classes include discussion of Chinese medical philosophy, and some will include a brief acupuncture treatment.
Occasionally, Oley will also offer a brief series of classes teaching a particular form of Qi Gong. For instance, from late January through five weeks, he taught Nei Yang Gong. You can always drop in, even if he's doing a series.
Cost is $12 for drop ins, or a 10-punch card for $100. You can contact Oley with any questions at email@example.com.
I can personally attest to the delightfully relaxing environment
created in these classes, as I have attended several, and continue to do
so. Please join us and learn a fabulous new tool for improving your
health and well-being.
Intermittently, Oley is offering a longer class or a series of classes teaching or doing a specific form. His next one is Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Studio 10 of the Smiley Building, 1309 E. Third Ave., Durango.
We will be doing One Thousand Hands Buddha, for the heart, a sitting form of Qi Gong. We will also have some standing and moving forms of Qi Gong during the three hour class. The cost is only $25. Join us and feel how refreshing this wonderful practice is!
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