Lessons from India

Join former Olympian, X Games champion, ESPN ESPY award winter, and ACES trustee Gretchen Bleiler for stories from a recent trip to India following her 2014 retirement. Gretchen, an Aspen native, has turned her 15-year snowboarding career into a successful business and a powerful brand as an outspoken environmental advocate, writer, speaker, model, spokesperson and designer. Yoga and meditation have always been a foundation to Gretchen’s pursuits and two years after her retirement, the bread crumbs Gretchen had been following led her to India to practice and study with Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga, and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute in in Khajuraho, India.   

In this presentation, Gretchen will share her reflections and experiences from a profound 24 hours in Varanasi to a month-long immersion at the Himalayan Institute. She will discuss how the land, teachings, culture and way of life that is so drastically different from our own, helped shape her transition from life as a professional competitive snowboarder to the next step developing her company, ALEX, from a product into a brand and movement she wishes to inspire in the world- “The Art of Living Extraordinarily.”

Tea, donated by Two Leaves and A Bud and Paradise Bakery cookies will be offered during lecture.

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