Relax, breath deep and unwind at the free Yoga Sessions

Guided by professional instructor Julia Johnston, enjoy a smooth yoga flow at the free “First Note” Yoga Sessions. Learn activating breath techniques, liberating movements and playful exercises in the crisp mountain morning air. Nestled in the cozy amphitheater of Elks Park in downtown Telluride, the yoga sessions are a fun and inspiring way to start your mornings.

 Guests of all skill levels are welcome to join. New to yoga or considering for the first time? Join in and discover the healing power of yoga.


Telluride Elks Park - Colorado Ave and S Oak St (inclement weather location - Sheridan Opera House)


8:30 - 9:30 am on August 10 & 11 (Saturday and Sunday of the Festival)

What To Bring

Water, yoga mat, towel and active wear (come with or without - these items are not mandatory to join in the class)


A life long yogi, Julia began her yogic journey when she was just a couple years old. Her mother guided her through meditations, and thus the seeds of spirituality and conscious awareness were planted. Throughout life’s chaotic tendencies, her practice remained constant, allowing Julia to connect her mind, body and soul as one. in 2015, Julia decided to expand her practice by traveling to India and attending a 200 hour registered yoga teacher training course where she focused primarily on Ashtanga based yoga. During her training she studied the Primary Series, Anatomy, Alignment, Yoga Philosophy, Teaching Mythology, Ayurveda, Pranayama, Meditation and Kriyas. After returning from India, Julia traveled west to the San Juans to share and cultivate the knowledge gained during her travels, and inspire those to live at peace with oneself and others.