Learning Vacations

Mind, Body, & Spirit

Inspire the Mind

A lifelong love of learning is ingrained in the Aspen Idea of enriching your mind, body & spirit. Here are some programs that take the guess work out of adding a learning experience to your vacation.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)

 

Wild Yoga

Tuesdays at 5:15pm at Hallam Lake (100 Puppy Smith St, Aspen)

Join Lead With Love instructors on this weekly outdoor yoga class along the edge of Hallam Lake. Drawing on the wild roots of yoga, this all-levels class blends philosophy, asana (posture) practice, and contemplative exploration of ACES’ magical nature preserve into a playful and holistic experience. Classes are donation-based and support our Environmental Education programs and rewarding for both, those new to yoga as well as accomplished practitioners. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit and experience the Hallam Lake nature preserve during evening hours throughout the summer.

Farm Tours

Daily Monday-Saturday at 11am at Rock Bottom Ranch (2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt)

See how livestock, hoop houses, and gardens produce through the summer while learning the science behind our vegetable production and livestock rotational grazing system. Tours are appropriate for all ages and provide opportunities to interact with our livestock and learn where your food comes from.

Tours will be held rain or shine. 

Suggested $5 donation / $10 per family / free for members

HIRE A GUIDE

Explore and learn about the Aspen area with ACES! Hire a Naturalist guide, available by the hour, to lead you on private adventures that may be customized to your interests such as birding, geology, hiking, guides, and more. 

Birding

Every 2 weeks, every Tuesdays at 6:30 am- 9:30 am 

Join naturalist Rebecca Weiss on Tuesdays from June-October and open yourself to a new passion! Bring your binoculars and field guides (or borrow ours). Observe foraging behaviors of both migratory and resident species. We are often rewarded with nuthatches, woodpeckers, and other songbirds. Designed for all birders from novices to experts, we focus on birding skills, fun, and being in tune with nature. Every outing is a treasure hunt for birds and their wild neighbors!

 

Aspen Music Festival & School

The Aspen Music Festival and School presents its Summer Season from July 2 to August 23, 2020, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with the season theme "Beethoven's Revolution." Renowned classical artists will perform throughout the summer including Renee Fleming, Gil Shaham, Daniil Trifonov, Inon Barnatan, and Alisa Weilerstein joined by Music Director Robert Spano.  

Please visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com for a full list of their Summer Season. 

 


 

Aspen Words - For Readers & Writers

Recognized as one of the nation’s top literary gatherings, Summer Words is a six-day celebration of words, stories, and ideas held annually in Aspen. Advanced workshops with renowned authors and teachers are an intimate place for writers to develop a manuscript, while introductory workshops invite participants to explore the craft of writing. Literary agents and editors meet one-on-one with workshop participants, while public panel discussions provide inspiration and insight for writers and readers alike. Evening events include readings, receptions, and the Aspen Words Annual Benefit Dinner, featuring a special guest author.
[email protected]; 970-925-3122; www.aspenwords.org

 

JAS Aspen Snowmass

"Listen Up!"
Pre-concert talks with Jas Café artists dedicated to the history of the performing artist and the origin of the music they will perform. All talks are included with tickets to the evening's show and start 45 minutes prior.

Tickets and info at jazzaspensnowmass.org 

Free for Ticket Buyers, the sessions will allow attendees to hear the artists speak about their music and insight into where it fits in the jazz pantheon. For tickets and more information: jazzaspensnowmass.org or 970-920-4996.

 

JAS Café

JAS Café Summer series line-up will have shows taking place Downstairs at The Little Nell, Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum, and at The Velvet Buck at The St Regis. Tickets can be purchased at 970.920.4996 or at jazzaspensnowmass.org

 

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