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Kundalini Transformation in Boulder/Paradise

November 4th, 2015

What if you could powerfully transform your life by hanging out with friends in paradise? That’s the latest focus of Rachel Zelaya, founder and director of the Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder. What is Kundalini?  Kundalini describes the creative, life-force energy powered by the breath and flowing throughout the body. It can be activated by conscious practices designed to maximize your life force. The Kundalini Yoga tradition is one of the most holistic approaches to yoga: it includes asana, mudra, breathwork, meditation and mantra, as well as encompassing lifestyle choices... Read More

Ancestral Power and Halloween’s Origins

October 27th, 2015

This article explores the roots of Halloween, and how reverence for ancestors is a missing piece in modern culture that can catalyze huge transformation when you focus on it. Ancient Roots Halloween is the midpoint between the fall equinox and the winter solstice, thus one of the ceremonial times of many pagan traditions. In Gaelic tradition, this holiday was originally called “Samhain” (pronounced “sah-win”) beginning at sunset on October 31 and going until sunset on November 1. Pagans believed that this was one of the times of the year when the “veil” between the living and the... Read More

Dalai Lama in Boulder This Week

October 21st, 2015

Thousands of people were planning to see the Dalai Lama at CU Boulder today for his sold-out “Compassion in Action” teaching. Now many are putting that teaching into practice as they send healing prayers to His Holiness who has unexpectedly fallen ill– causing him to postpone his visit to Colorado. Tenzin Gyatso (The Dalai Lama’s spiritual name) was enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1940 at the age of 5, and has spent most of his life since traveling the world extensively as a peacemaker and spiritual leader. His teachings focus on Tibetan ethics of inter-religious harmony, interracial... Read More

Lessons from Autumn for Personal Growth

October 14th, 2015

Autumn is the season of transformation, and with it there are many metaphors for you to reflect on in creating change in your life. Indigenous traditions from around the world all use metaphors of the earth in their rituals for connecting with the greater whole. This is often reflected in the use of the “medicine wheel” which lays out different elements, seasons, symbols etc. on the compass. In this framework, Fall is located in the West which also represents sunset and generally reflects a time of harvesting before the dark of night/winter etc. in the North.   The metaphor of harvesting... Read More

Increase Peace and Productivity: Mindful Leadership at Work

October 7th, 2015

If you’re like most professionals these days, you often feel stressed, overwhelmed and distracted. Naropa’s Authentic Leadership Center (ALC) offers evidence-based solutions to shift these destructive patterns while increasing focus, productivity and well-being through cutting-edge trainings and events. Fall “Mindful Workplace” Event Series in Boulder Monday night kicked off the ALC’s Fall “Mindful Workplace” event series at Naropa’s Nalanda campus at 6287 Arapahoe in Boulder. The ALC provides cutting-edge training for global leaders from every sector integrating transformational... Read More

Boulder’s Transformational Dance Hub

September 30th, 2015

Imagine a workout that increases your sense of freedom, self expression, sensuality, intention, magic and community. That is the power of ecstatic dance! Boulder has long been a mecca for the conscious dance community, and thanks to Free Motion Community Dance Center on Pearl Street (behind Snarf’s) there are now opportunities for open ecstatic dance nearly every day of the week. Tonight (9/30/15) Free Motion is hosting their third “Dance-Form Yourself” event  this month, an offering that has evolved through many community partnerships including a Meetup group of over 250 dancers, and... Read More

Trevor Hall and the Law of Attraction

September 23rd, 2015

Songwriter Trevor Hall is playing Boulder this week and I heard a recent story about him that reveals new insights about the law of attraction. The law of attraction became big with the book and film “The Secret” and teachings by many “gurus” claiming that by focusing your energy on what you want you will “attract” it into your life. Trevor Hall is an uplifting singer songwriter who has time and again chosen to elevate his spiritual path as the driver for his art. He recently finished an album “KALA” filled with inspirational songs, and was preparing to leave on a global tour... Read More

Is Cooperative Living Illegal in Boulder?

September 16th, 2015

Last night, a new movement launched at Boulder City Council advocating for housing policies that support affordable housing and cooperative living. The city of Boulder has an occupancy ordinance that limits the number of “unrelated” adults living in a single-family home to a maximum of three or four. This means that if a house has five bedrooms, it is officially illegal for each bedroom to be rented by one or more unrelated people. The city council has been reviewing this ordinance, and there is a proposal to increase the fines and regulations to further bolster this occupancy policy–including... Read More

Experience Burning Man in Boulder this Weekend

September 2nd, 2015

This weekend, get a taste of Burning Man in Boulder without the dust. The equivalent of more than half of Boulder paid a small fortune to pilgrimage to the playa this week for the 29th annual Burning Man.   While that journey is a rites of passage that has changed many lives, Boulder can be a microcosm of that same transformational culture with way less fuss. Burning Man is much more than just a party in the desert.  It has become a cultural catalyst, a new paradigm of consciousness, and a global community with home-bases right here in the Front Range. The Burning Man philosophy is based... Read More

Success is a Values Game

August 26th, 2015

Every decision in life is informed by your values. The more conscious you are of those values, the more satisfied and successful you will be. For example, if you’re going out to grab a quick lunch in Boulder: Is your impulse to get Fast Food– maybe because you value convenience, you love the taste, or you’re on a budget? Or would you be more likely to go get something from a store like Alfalfa’s– because it’s healthier, it’s local, or your friends hang out there? As much as our values influence our lives, it’s common for them to play more of a subconscious... Read More