OmFest Colorado (Sat, September 15) is an annual fitness and yoga festival in Stapleton dedicated to local business, local instructors, local music, local artisans and more local. If you support local, you will dig this event. OmFest has been an annual tradition for FitLo. Like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, only better, OMFest Colorado marks the beginning of fall. Registration is free with the option to donate to the Mindfulness & Meditation in Schools fund. Get tickets to OmFest Colorado for FREE.
2018 will be the 5th year for OMFest Colorado (formerly called StapletOM). FitLo is thrilled to have been apart of this event for the past 4 years. We cannot wait for OmFest 2018 coming soon on Sat, September 15 (Get Tickets). Here’s the lowdown on the OmFest Colorado 2018 schedule…
The OMFest Lineup: Fitness and Yoga Festival Classes
Kindness Yoga has been apart of OmFest since the beginning! They have been huge supporters of this event from the very beginning. Kindness Yoga promises to make yoga, mindfulness and community accessible to everyone as does OmFest Colorado with an event that is family-friendly and features various class formats and activities. There is something for everyone! Kindness Yoga kicks off the event at 9 am with family yoga and leads an additional family yoga at 11 am.
Baladium Sport & Fitness Club
Baladium Sport & Fitness Club joins the OmFest lineup with a GRIT BODYJAM class at 9:30 am. Baladium is a local complex in the Stapleton that offers sports and fitness programs and classes for all ages. BODYJAM is a Les Mils dance workout set to hip hop, house, drum & bass music. This is going to be a great way to wake up and kick off your Saturday morning. Watch a video of a BODYJAM workout.
Pure Barre Stapleton
Pure Barre: Pure Barre Stapleton will be bringing their signature total body barre workout with a barre class at 10:30 am. There won’t be a barre, but trust me, you will still get in all the goodness of barre! Pure Barre Stapleton opened in December 2017 by boss lady co-owners Lacey Spruce and Gail Nofsinger.
Yoga Pod Lowry will be bringing in some yoga technique with an arm balances and inversions class at noon. This will be great midday day reset. Yoga Pod was originally founded in Boulder and now has several studios in Colorado, Texas and Florida and Nevada!
Barre Central Denver founder, Megan Campbell, will be bringing the bounce with three “Barre and Bounce” classes. “Bounce” is an exciting new fitness trend where everyone does class on their own mini trampoline. It’s an incredible cardio workout mixed with barre strength sets. If you haven’t tried a “Bounce” class yet, this will be the perfect opportunity! There will be three, 30 minute Barre & Bounce classes throughout OmFest: 1pm, 2:30pm 4pm . We recently featured Barre Central – Lots of love and props for this local studio that started in a park and is now a thriving barre studio in the owner’s garage! Read the FitLo Review of Barre Central.
Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag
Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag is a full service indoor rock climbing facility offering climbing, youth programs and fitness classes. Ubbergrippen is locally owned and committed to bringing together friends and family through the power of community. They even lead ongoing fundraisers and auctions to support schools, charity organizations and service groups. At this year’s OmFest, Ubbergrippen will be leading a Strength and Surrender class at 1:30 pm.
Samadhi Center for Yoga
Samadhi Yoga will be leading a Nidra practice at 3 pm. Nidra is a meditative and relaxing yoga practice. Anyone can do it because the entire class is traditionally done lying on your mat. Yoga Nidra is a systematic meditation that is also known as yogic sleep (5 Benefits of Yoga Nidra, yogainternational.com). Samadhi’s Nidra class will be at 3 pm, the perfect time for a late afternoon chill moment. Samadhi Center for Yoga in Uptown is one of the first Denver yoga studios I ever practiced at back in 2003. For me, Samadhi Center for Yoga is the hallmark of independent yoga studios in Denver. It is one of the longest-running independent and family-owned yoga studios in Denver.
POUND is back in 2018 with April Abbot (Inked Nutrition) and Jay on the Drums. POUND is a cardio jam class where you use drumsticks as part of the workout. It’s a lot of fun, you almost forget your working out. I had a blast at this class last year!
Sumits Yoga, Gong Bath and Live Music
OmFest 2018 will finish with a Gong Sound Bath by Bliss Bowls at 5:30, an energizing yoga flow class by Sumits Yoga Colorado at 6:30 and music by Ryan Gombeski and Jay on the Drums at 7:30 pm. What a way to cap of an amazing day!
OmFest Colorado Vendors, Sponsors + Food: Support Local
OmFest Colorado is made possible by amazing sponsors, vendor village and food trucks. Take some time at OmFest Colorado to meet these small business owners and local artisans, and explore their unique services and products. FitLo will have a booth too. Come say hi!
The Founders of OmFest Colorado
Lora, Dee and Jeaneane founded OmFest in 2014. It is the first local yoga festival dedicated to featuring local fitness and yoga instructors, artisans, musicians, food, breweries and wineries. I honor their commitment to local business. Thank you for all you do to put this festival on every year!
2018 Live Interview with OmFest:
Official FitLo Throwback: The OmFest (StapletOM) Video Collection
Each year, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing and featuring OmFest participants, sponsors and teachers. Below is a throwback collection.
2015 StapletOM Highlight Video
Edited by Ross Villenueve
2016 Fitness Chat with StapletOM (OmFest) Founders
Live from Station 26 Brewing
2017 Facebook Live Interview with StapletOM (OmFest) Founders + Instructors
Live from Cheluna Brewing Company, Stanley Market Place
Tickets to OmFest are FREE
More Fall Fitness Events
Check out our lineup of fall fitness events we are hosting and supporting as event partners. Our next event is a FitLo Passport Event at Flywheel Union Station on Tuesday, September 11. See the FitLo fall event lineup and register here. FitLo Passport Events are free for FitLo Passport members, $15 for guests. Learn more about the FitLo Passport.