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Urban Sanctuary’s Five Points Holiday Gift Guide

Looking to support some great local businesses this holiday season? We’ve got you covered with our Five Points holiday gift guide. Support local businesses this holiday season. Shop Denver Kush Club: DKC” offers a unique shopping experience for medical and recreational patients, including a  wide variety of premium flowers, edibles, concentrates, vaporizers, and apparel. Ernie’s Fashions: Ernie’s Generations is a unique shopping website with a distinctive tone focusing on women's fashion. We offer affordable products including women's clothing, accessories, shoes, bags and more.  Pair O’ Dimes: Pair O’ Dimes Festival Fashion Boutique inspires people to express themselves through fashion and art. He has been in the festival business for eight years; starting out as a festival vendor, this boutique owner...

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Teacher Highlights: Q & A with Daranee Teng

Daranee’s personal and professional work is centered on advancing equity and racial justice in predominantly white spaces, including postsecondary education, yoga, wellness, and the outdoors. She is especially passionate about bringing yoga to diverse communities and has taught classes to youth in community-based settings in Denver and to indigenous Mayan youth and adults in Guatemala. As the proud daughter of Thai-Chinese immigrants, Daranee enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and preserving the cultural heritage of her ancestors. 1. How did you become acquainted with Urban Sanctuary?  I was looking for a yoga studio grounded in community. I had taken a few yoga classes at Urban Sanctuary before the pandemic, but became more involved after attending free meditation classes that Ali (the owner)...

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Halloween Weekend in Five Points

                                                  Halloween Weekend in Five Points Saturday Oct. 30th 3pm-6pm Scavenger Hunt Organized by the Heart of Five Points Neighborhood Association. More details to come. Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date! @heartoffivepointsdenver Trick-or-Treating on Welton Street! Bring the whole family for trick-or-treating up and down the Welton Street Corridor! Photo booth, treats and live music! Sunday Oct. 31st 3pm-6pm This will be the 12th year of the Curtis Park "The Great Pumpkin"! A family friendly event beginning at the Stout Street Children's Park. There will treats, circus performers, music and more!

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We're Learning + Listening: Halloween Audition

The history of Halloween stems back 2,000 years ago from an ancient Celtic festival of Samhain where people would light bonfires and dress in costume to ward off ghosts. Later on, on November 1, Pope Gregory III would commemorate that day to honor all saints, which also incorporated some of the traditions from Samhain. The evening before was Hallow’s eve and would later become the tradition who all know here in the U.S. as Halloween. Here at Urban Sanctuary, we’re all about honoring the past, present and future with both reverence and a critical eye. This month’s resource guide will nourish your soul and impart wisdom through different perspectives and viewpoints. Enjoy! What We’re Reading Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A...

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Teacher Highlight: Q&A with Raven Brown

Raven (she/they) is an experienced yoga teacher and master of Social Work student heavily committed to social justice and somatic care. They honor ancient healing practices and one’s ability to self-heal. Considering themself a mid-life doula, they believe in walking with you in your own ushering in of yourself. Raven has completed trauma informed teacher training and in their teaching you will be sure to experience themes of trauma informed yoga as well as influence from Tantra, Somatic Experiencing, Social Work values, yogic and subtle body philosophy, and their own ancestral wisdom. Their classes include pranayama, meditation, and intuitive movement. Raven is an intuitive tarot reader, womanist, pleasure activist, and erotism witch.  1. How did you first become acquainted with...

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