I can still smell the sweet scent of vanilla and lavender from Providence Apothecary as I write this.
Knowing that I would be visiting Glenwood Springs, I searched for a drop-in yoga class. The only studio with a class that worked with my schedule was Providence Apothecary. At first, I was skeptical about whether I had found a yoga studio. But when I saw that it was located across the street from where I was staying at the Hotel Denver, I was willing to give it a try.
Providence Apothecary not only offered a great yoga class, the storefront was a surprising treat. I enjoyed exploring all that was around me – herbs (for teas +), essential oils, and more.
But I came for the yoga. And I was not disappointed. The teacher was genuinely sweet and offered a more thoughtful class than many of the ones around Denver these days. I loved how she invited us to set an intention for the class, the day, or a week. The studio was beautiful and welcoming.
While we were in savasana, the teacher came around to each student for aromatherapy. (And that is how the scent of vanilla and lavender came to linger on my body.) She gently adjusted our heads and necks, delicately rubbed my temples, and encouraged intuition from the third-eye center.
A small cup of tea awaited our return from the practice. We sat in community and were invited to ask questions or share thoughts. This all brought back fond memories of a yoga class I took in Patagonia. The class was taught in Spanish, I do not understand Spanish that well(!), and, at the end, my Patagonian classmates sat for community tea too. I have no idea what they said to one another, but the smiles and laughter transcended language barriers.
Filled with yoga bliss after class at Providence, I lingered to appreciate the apothecary. I came for the yoga but found so much more. I definitely recommend checking this place out if you’re in Glenwood Springs!