Welcome home to the Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship

Beginning in January, 2023. Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship will once again be meeting at Vitalize Community Studio in Millcreek.
Jan. 8th, and every Sunday — Fellowship — 10 am to 12 pm.

 “We look so forward to sharing our practice with you in our fellowship home.
This could not have been done without the hard work of everyone on the Board of Directors especially Tom Pitcher. His breadth of experience and understanding of nonprofits was invaluable, and Sharon Aaron who will be taking on new responsibilities for our community. A deep bow of gratitude to each and every other board member and their willingness to serve our community.
We are looking forward to the next phase in our Sangha community.” 
Namu Amida Butsu
~ Christopher “Kakuyo” Ross-Leibow/Practice Leader/Sensei/Founder

Monthly potluck with Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship

It’s a new year, and we have a new space. Let’s gather! Come enjoy our first social event of 2023. Let’s get together in our new home. Bring food to share and plan on. Lots of hugs!
Friday, January 20,
6:30 to 8:30 PM
* And the third Friday of every month after that.


Nourishing Winter Qigong with Sifu Toni Lock

Saturday, January 28  |  2-4pm
Vitalize Community Studio
Come inside for a cozy experiential afternoon with qigong movements and conversational insights…
Winter is when we can recover from our year before spring begins. Have you ever noticed that it’s the only season that crosses two calendar years?
Maximum yin season = winter. The cooling qualities of winter [water] create a downward flow and inward attention. It is a time of year when energy needs to be conserved rather than expended. When we look to Mother Nature, her busyness happens in cycles—followed by intervals of rest. Let us remember, we too our nature.


Give yourself two-hours of nourishment to experience and learn:

:  winter qigong movements
:  how we can embrace water’s soft strength
:  why it’s important to rest and listen within
:  how to tap into our spirit of water = wisdom
$35 per person  |  in advance
$40 per person  |  day of
Wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, pen and paper. There are plenty of mats, blankets, and bolsters available at the studio.
Pay with: Venmo or PayPal (Toni Lock)
QUESTIONS? [email protected] 

Qigong Master Class with Sifu Gardner

Friday Eve  |  February 24, 2023  |  6-8:30pm
Vitalize Community Studio
Join us for evening of inspiration with Master Sifu Jerry Gardner
This master class, will be an introduction to meditation in relationship to Qigong, the cultivating of the qi (chi). Sifu Gardner will lead us in a practice Taoist yoga to stimulate the qi through the channels, and we will practice simple forms of Qigong that will promote the development of one’s internal energies.

A venture into the alchemical process of change.
$65 per person
Pre-registration strongly encouraged—this event sold out in May.
Wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle plus a notebook & pen
Pay via: Venmo or PayPal (Toni Lock)
Or, you can bring cash day of event, but please email Toni to hold your spot.
QUESTIONS?[email protected] 

Women’s Movement, Art and Imagination Group

Seven Sundays 1-4pm
1/221/29, 2/5, 2/12 one week off, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12
Fee: $735, 2 payments can be arranged
Vitalize Studio
Deep Winter we turn inward…
Together we tune into the body, through several movement practices – some with music some in quiet. Participants will be gently facilitated and held by a master practitioner in safe space. 
  • practice following the body
  • practice being moved
  • learn to develop your own inner witness
  • expand your movement vocabulary
Through art making and reflection we will
  • work with the symbolic through the body, through imagery, written word and imagination
  • enjoy time for personal reflection
In group process and ritual space we will
  • share and be nourished by the group
  • invite our inner life to bring what matters most to the surface
Go deep, get real and relevant for your expression, your family, your work and your community – so you can show up in ways that matter most to you now. 
Shannon Simonelli Ph.D., ATR is an Imaginal Creative Arts Therapist with over 25 years of experience in private practice and group work. She brings a fresh, alive and solidly grounded presence to her work.
Please contact Shannon to discuss your goodness of fit for the group, if you feel called – reach out. (385) 202-6477 text to set up time to talk.


Yin, Stiff Bods, Soft Flow & Balance/Stability/Core w/ Lucy Dillon

Monday, 9-10:15am, Stiff Bods

Tuesday, 9-10:15am, Balance, Stability & Core

Wednesday, 9-10:15am, Soft Flow 

Wednesday, 7-8:15pm, Yin Yoga 

Sunday, 7-8:15pm, Yin Yoga


Text to questions to: (801) 450 · 3537. A 10 class pass for all of Lucy’s weekly classes is $130. Drop in class price is $20. Venmo @Lightonlucy.

Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue in chronically stiff areas of the body through supported, simple poses held for 3-5 minutes each.  Areas of the hips, spine, shoulders, for example, have more fascia and connective tissue than some other areas, so gets lots of attention in this class.

No yoga experience is required and this format is beneficial for everyone from beginners to advanced yogis — and athletes will get a great benefit as will students who are just touching their toe into the water of rejuvenation and heath.

Therapeutic Thursdays with Bonnie Abele

Therapeutic Thursdays from 7-8:30pm

During class we will connect to our mind, body + soul.

We will start class connecting to the mind through different journaling exercises, astrology, +  learning about different spiritual teachings. When we move our body we are encouraged to stay in our own lane, honoring the unique design of our own vehicles. Some classes are power, some are restorative and most are somewhere in between. We connect to our soul through stillness, community, mediation, tarot + occasionally reiki and sound healing. We are grateful to know and share our pratice with different practitioners, through many different modalities. 

Please always bring a journal, pen, water + wear clothes you feel comfortable moving around in. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat + blocks + straps, but there are some in studio if needed.

Suggested class donation is $20, however, your time + energy exchange is the most important currency.

  1. Donations can be made through venmo @bluthecollective 
  2. Visit our contribution page to sign up for a membership.

Any contribution allows us to continue to our passions and is greatly appreciated!

Feel free to reach out with any questions,



BodyTalk with Kristi and Jodi

Thursdays from 11:30am – 1pm

Somatic movement class for women. No dance experience necessary. Join Kristy and Jody to move, breathe, dance and feel. Come give your mind and body a lift!

By donation.




Yoga for Every Body with Rachel

Sundays at 8am

Do you think you are too tall/short, curvy/thin, stiff/flexible for yoga? Then this class is for you! We accommodate EVERYONE. We will be doing basic yoga poses with alternatives for all body types. If you love yoga this class is for you! If you tried yoga but didn’t think you fit in this class is for you!

Join us every Sunday at 8:00AM MT

Donations accepted but not requested. I don’t want anyone to miss yoga because they can’t afford yoga.

Suggested amount $5-$10.

You can find me on Venmo @rockymtnyogigirl

Saturday Morning On Your Story Yoga Class with Adam

Saturdays 9-10:15am

Monday Yoga Class with Nicole

Mondays 7-8pm

Breathwork and Yoga Class Through The Blu Collective with Bonnie

Tuesdays 6-9pm

Visit our in-house Healing Arts Practitioners

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