Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Posts Tagged With ‘ yoga ’

Legendary Leader

October 7th, 2017

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the world premier of the documentary exploring marijuana’s use and evolution as a plant and industry, “The Legend of 420”. The film was produced and directed by Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, Peter Spirer, with Rugged Entertainment and XLRator Media. The premier in Denver, now the hub for hemp and marijuana movie premiers known as Hollyweed, was made possible by Amy Bourlon-Hilterbran, the founder and CEO of Millennium Grown Broadcast Network. Millennium Grown brought this premier to Denver, and contains online content about marijuana and hemp... Read More

Something’s Brewing in September

September 8th, 2017

Happy September everyone! Who’s excited for this months brewery events? I know I am, and there’s quite a list to chose from! Here are a few upcoming beer events in the Boulder area, to get you through this busy month: Taproom Yoga @ Left Hand: Venture up to Longmont this Saturday morning for some free all-levels yoga, which happens to pair perfectly with a complimentary beer. So grab your yoga mat, fill that stomach (before downing a brew), and stop by Left Hand’s taproom at 11:15am this Saturday, September 9th! Also, be sure to check out Left Hand Brewing’s Longmont Oktoberfest... Read More

Get Strong and Flexible While Drinking Beer

May 26th, 2017

Being such a healthy, active city, Boulder is one of those places that makes you want to get out there and try new activities. For me, the most recent addition to my fitness routine has been pilates. I’ve been on the mat doing yoga for a few years now but pilates is a whole other beast, focusing more on intense workouts for the core rather than the overall strength and flexibility associated with yoga. You know what makes an intense core workout all the more bearable? Rolling off the mat and immediately getting a fresh pint of Sanitas beer. That’s right. Sanitas has added craft pilates at the... Read More

Ask Your Yogi If Laughter Yoga Is Right For You

February 15th, 2017

Ever heard of laughter yoga?  It’s a real thing that, evidence suggests, is beneficial to your health.  Laughter yoga, or Hasyayoga, is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. A handful of small-scale scientific studies have indicated that laughter yoga may potentially have some health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health and mood. A study by Oxford University found that pain thresholds become “significantly... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 8th, 2017

Just by looks, you might never guess that Mark and Drew are monks in training. The two monks-to-be came to Boulder to spread their ideals far and wide. Both of the young men practice Bhakti Yoga, a sort of spiritual subdivision of the Hindu religion. As soon as I saw them, I recognized the welcoming look in their eyes. I must say, they were the happiest people I’d talked to all day. They were genuinely excited to share and talk with new people. That’s something you don’t see too often anymore. In the age of the smartphone, it was nice to meet two excited, genuine, young men. Good luck with... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 7th, 2017

Accountant by day; saving people from the rat race by night. Well, not really—it’s usually weekends. Karen isn’t what people would consider a super hero. After all, she’s “just an accountant”, but she found her own inner peace and is determined to help others find theirs. “I started watching Sadhguru on Youtube before going to this retreat with Inner Engineering ” The program centers around meditation and traditional Indian yoga. “It changed my life. I started slowing down to enjoy life. I’m happier overall.”  She hopes that Inner Engineering can change other people’s... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the day!

November 14th, 2016

Lael sits and looks out over Boulder county, contemplating next move. How many people do you know who get truly excited about a flower? Lael is one of them. A colorado native, Lael goes to CU and he studies a plethora of things. Lael is currently in a Yoga class, he plays guitar and he makes films. Amazing films by the way. I’ve never meet someone with and eye quite like Lael. So go out and sit on top of the mountain and just think. It’s good for you.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 13th, 2016

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Faces of Boulder – Pic of The Day!

September 11th, 2016

“I love Boulder because the people are friendly and there are so many amazing dogs, and all of the dogs are good dogs.” Meet Madeleine Ours! She is a theatre and education student hailing from The University of Colorado at Boulder. Madeleine is a Maryland transplant who has enjoyed the Boulder life for five years. On any given day you can find her at a Core Power Yoga location, most likely in a hot yoga class which she describes as a, “mini tropical vacation.” Thanks Madeleine!    Read More

Yoga Studio Spotlight: Integral Center

January 18th, 2016

If you’re like me, you’ve probably driven past the Integral Center in North Boulder at some point and thought, “I wonder what they’re integrating.” As it turns out, there are a whole bunch of integration-worthy programs running at the Integral Center at any given time, including unique yoga classes. The Integral Center Yoga Union is a collaboration of “highly qualified and passionate teachers who are committed to teaching yoga and other practices that actually change your life; on and off the mat,” says Erin Keeley. These classes are free for members of the Integral Center and non-members... Read More

A Guide to Restorative Yoga

January 5th, 2016

You’ve seen it lurking on the studio schedule. You’ve heard it’s relaxing and can help relieve stress. So why are you avoiding it? Restorative yoga is an ultra-relaxing, “sleepover”-style of yoga that can include lots of props like blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, and pillows, making it feel like a sleepy slumber party. I’ve heard students say they don’t want to go to restorative yoga classes because they want to go to yoga to workout. True, restorative yoga isn’t much in terms of a workout for your body. However, restorative yoga offers something most of our Western-culture... Read More

Yoga Instructor Spotlight: Ashley O’Connor

December 14th, 2015

It’s no secret that Boulder is inundated with yoga instructors and studios. If you haven’t been in the yoga scene for long (or at all), this can get overwhelming. What instructor will resonate with me? What kind of class should I try? We’ll talk about different styles of yoga in Boulder later, but for now I’d like to highlight one of my favorite teachers in town, Ashley O’Connor. Ashley is a vinyasa, yin, and hot/hot power fusion instructor at the CorePower Yoga studios in Boulder and Louisville. She is full of light and laughter, knowledge and wisdom. While much of... Read More

Travel Like a Yogi

November 30th, 2015

I’m no Oprah, but I do have a lot of well-known favorite things: puppies, blankets, parks, mountains, warm food . . . And in a ranking of my favorite things, traveling scores highly, while spending time in airports places very low. The combination of sitting still for a long time, falling asleep in strange and uncomfortable places, eating processed food, feeling the effects of dehydration, and generally feeling greasy makes me want to get out immediately. Airport Yoga Rooms Luckily, some sweet humans have built yoga and meditation rooms in a few airports to help out us uncomfortable travelers.... Read More

Thanksgiving Yoga: Happy Selves, Happy Cells

November 24th, 2015

The cells in our bodies regenerate at different rates; in our hips, the cells completely regenerate about every seven years. As emotional centers, our hips store a lot of information including feelings, emotions, experiences, and relationships. Seven years. That’s seven years of family meetings. Seven Thanksgivings. Seven years of table time with family or friends. Take that how you will. This could be exciting or concerning news. No matter what the past seven years’ worth of cells in your hips might tell you, you’re always regenerating cells, so you can start creating happy emotional centers... Read More

The Practice of Gratitude

November 17th, 2015

I hear a lot of yoga-related questions throughout the average day: “Am I doing this right?” “What’s a namaste?’ “What do you mean ‘yoga isn’t just a physical practice’?” But my favorite question I’ve ever been asked was beautiful in its simplicity: “What is gratitude?” And my answer is not as simple. Gratitude is an idea and a practice upon which I’ve built much of the last few years of my life. It is an underlying intention from which I live, love, move, and teach. It’s a practice of naming things, people, feelings, and ideas that I am grateful for in my life, and... Read More

Serving Veterans Through Yoga

November 4th, 2015
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Along with petting dogs, hiking mountains, and teaching yoga, one of my favorite things in the whole world is working with veterans. My grandfathers, brother, and dad are all veterans ranging timelines and wars from WWII to Iraq/Afghanistan. While I took the black sheep route and became a yoga instructor instead of enlisting, my family and military roots are extremely important to me. Teaching yoga to veterans became a way to connect my two worlds and give back to the community that has selflessly given so much to all of us. In March 2013, I started a yoga program at the Boulder Veterans Center... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

June 4th, 2015

Meet Andre! Andre was born and raised in Denver, and has been in Boulder for about four years. He works for a real estate developer and he is putting his money toward pursuing his Mathematics degree at Front Range Community College.  In his free time he enjoys practicing yoga and breakdancing.  He took to Pearl street to show off some of his moves! “I got tipped this bagel today.”  Read More

Whatthehellasana, or How I Learned to Love Yoga

March 31st, 2015

I’m going to let you in on a little secret…when I first started yoga back in 2000, I hated it. I mean, I really despised it. What the f*#k is a Sun Salutation, and why the f*#k do I have to do so many of them? And why does that guy next to me sound like Darth Vader having an asthma attack? Why are they chanting—do they even know what they’re saying? Are we singing now? Yep, we’re singing—why are we singing? Each time I tried a class or VHS (yep, dating myself here), I finished the practice feeling dissatisfied, and even angry. I’m not sure why I stuck with it. My stubbornness is... Read More

Boulder Start-ups and the Holistic Entrepreneur, Kelly Elle Larisey

March 5th, 2015

Every year for the Boulder Valley, Biz West recognizes forty professionals under the age of 40 whom they consider to be emerging stars and leaders in the city of Boulder. These young, hardworking individuals are celebrated for their professional successes in the Boulder community. One of these forty people is Kelly Elle Larisey yoga studio owner, Paleo nutritionist and bacon-lover. Kelly is recognized for a range of professional and creative endeavors centering on holistic health; from being managing owner at Boulder’s popular yoga studio, The Little Yoga Studio to life coaching and Paleo coaching,... Read More

A Cause to Be Thankful For

November 27th, 2014

Two-year-old Arabesque Yoga, a non-profit operating under the Boulder Yoga Project, launched its #GivingTuesday campaign this week to raise awareness and funds for a cause many of us here in Boulder can get on board with: bringing yoga to children in need. Arabesque Yoga was one of a lucky few to be selected to participate in Indiegogo’s #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign. Like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages spending money, but instead of splurging on sale items it’s a day of giving to businesses and non-profits doing their best to make a difference in their community. The... Read More

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