Health and Fitness
Not only are the people in Boulder some of the prettiest in the country, but the fittest and healthiest as well. It’s been ascertained and voted on more than once: Boulder is used to the Fittest City in the US label, and continues to live up to it. From its population of professional athletes, to its plethora of health experts (both in the standard, and especially in holistic and alternative wellness systems), the high standard of health and fitness in Boulder really is bar none. With yoga studios, climbing gyms, and workout centers of all kinds on every corner, let alone the huge network of bike paths, hiking trails, and rock faces to climb up in Boulder’s beautiful outdoor environment, multiple internationally acclaimed schools with health, fitness, and wellness training programs turning out brilliant professional after brilliant professional each semester, it doesn’t matter what kind of business that’s centered on health and fitness in Boulder you’re looking for, you’ll find it and six more before breakfast. Especially with Your Boulder’s help.
What makes Boulder stand out in the health and fitness worldAn Athletic Town: plenty of olympiads and pros flock to Boulder to train in its high altitude and its fitness-friendly atmosphere. From racers on bike and on foot, to winter sports pros and climbers, parkour gymnasts and yoga experts, they all know Boulder is the place to train. But you don’t have to be a professional to take advantage of the richness of Boulder’s athletic offerings: the martial arts, yoga, and Pilates studios Boulder boasts are some of the best anywhere, and with nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, you don’t even have to go to any of Boulder’s many gyms to do so. Mindful & Eco-Friendly: Boulder is known for its mindfulness of the environment, and its commitment to health and fitness isn’t restricted to athletic training. Organic, vegan, local, farm-to-table foods are what Boulder’s all about, and with its green mindset, you can make sure your health stays right up there as you exercise, with everything else your mind and body need. Alternative Medicine: Boulder’s got one of the premier acupuncture & Chinese medicine training programs in the country at Southwest Acupuncture school, let alone Naropa University’s internationally heralded somatic psychology programs. Plenty of private studios abound across Boulder, too: massage therapy, top chiropractors, acupuncture and acupressure experts, and the wellness programs for kids, seniors, and everyone in between at the Rec Centers, all speak to the multifaceted ways Boulder’s got your back (and brain, and knees) when it comes to health and fitness. With so many practitioners, experts, and places centered on health and wellness in Boulder to choose from, how can you find the right gym, acupuncturist, personal trainer, etc. near you? That’s where Your Boulder comes in.
Find your top notch health and fitness go-tos with Your BoulderYour Boulder can help you sift through the hundreds of health and fitness possibilities in Boulder. Just pop on by the business directory on YourBoulder.com and see how we’ve done a lot of your laborious research for you, finding the cream of the already awesome, to help you along in your health and fitness goals.
Set against a backdrop of majestic canyon walls just south of Boulder, Colorado, ShambhavAnanda Yoga™ Eldorado is a lively ashram and family yoga center. The vibrant and enthusiastic yogis who live and work here welcome you and invite you to explore the diverse offerings and profound abundance of the ShambhavAnanda Yoga tradition.
Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram is an oasis of spiritual energy where you can deeply nourish your body, mind, and spirit. The ashram and school were created from the vision and commitment of its founder, Sri Shambhavananda, a big-hearted yogi, dedicated to nurturing the seeds of spiritual growth in all who come.
ShambhavAnanda Yoga is yoga from the heart. Our philosophy is that the practices of our tradition apply to every aspect of our daily life. Life’s circumstances are fuel for our spiritual growth. The goal of ShambhavAnanda Yoga is to be fully engaged in life while simultaneously experiencing the nectar of divinity within.
I am Yuki Tsuji, a licensed Thai Massage therapist / teacher and yoga instructor. I also have a background in acrobatics and am one of the leading AcroYoga teachers globally.
I have been a teacher and a coach in many different disciplines for the last 15 years, including yoga, Thai massage, AcroYoga, handstand / acrobatics, skydiving and body flight. In addition to my therapeutic practice, I instruct Thai massage, yoga and AcroYoga and offer workshops and private coaching both locally and across the United States.
My path to Thai Massage was through my AcroYoga practice in 2008. Prior to that, massage had not been a regular part of my self-care routine and I had no idea of how beneficial it would be to me, or how much I could enjoy giving and receiving Thai Massage. My focus used to be on participating in the activities and pushing my body to the limit, not considering the recovery and self-care. In the end, I ended up with some injuries that are results of neglecting my body’s warnings. After receiving some Thai massage sessions, I knew that I wanted this healing modality to be an essential part of my life to heal myself, and also a way to help other athletes and active people feel better in their body.
Through receiving Thai Massage I not only relieved pain and tightness but also started to feel more balanced in myself and, through giving Thai Massage, I feel a great sense of calm and of being grounded, while also feeling more open physically. I found myself enjoying being more nurturing through giving and I felt ready to explore the softer side of myself.
Thai Massage gives me even deeper connection with people, it involves my movements and breaths synchronizing with theirs, mutually creating a flow and rhythm that we call the “Thai Massage dance”. It brings me a great sense of freedom as well as empathy. I am happy to be able to share the enormous benefits I have experienced with others and to witness the positive effects on my clients.
Outside of Thai Massage and Yoga, since growing up in Japan, being active has always been a huge part of my life. Yoga practice became a major part of my life later, when I moved to the United States for college. I used to be a certified skydiving instructor and have competed in skydiving at both the Collegiate Nationals and Nationals. Since moving to Boulder, Colorado, the mountains have become a major part of my life and climbing, backcountry skiing and trail running have become my major passions outside of my yoga and massage work.
We are hands-on clients most days. Because of this, please allow a little extra time to get back to you! Typically we respond in 24-48 hours and are away from our business email and phone over weekends.
My personal yoga practice was my gateway into the world of bodywork. By way of listening attentively to my breath and working with form through asana practice I was cued into experiencing subtleties about myself that I had never been aware of. My postural, emotional, and mental patterns were exposed and I saw a glimpse of how working with these patterns via the breath could allow me to work towards a more calm and clear state of being. These glimpses intrigued me to dive deeper into the unseen yet felt conditioning that often unconsciously governs our posture, emotions, minds, and breath. Our lives.
In 2007 I began studying at Earthwalk School of Energy in Bellvue, WA and I graduated from their 560 hour Advanced Vibrational Medicine program in June 2009. This was an extensive training on the subtle energy system of the body and various modalities of working with it. Throughout this time period my Ashtanga yoga practice gave me a great template to observe the subtle and gross representations of what I had been studying on a personal level.
In November of 2009 I completed Richard Freeman’s 200 hour Teacher Training Intensive and settled back to my native home of Colorado. In 2012 I graduated from Denver Integrative Massage School with a 600 hour training in Thai and Western massage modalities.
The cumulative and integrated practice that has formed from these experiences is what I invite you to explore with me. I wish to create a space that informs each client or student a little more about themselves to experience a more clear and comfortable way of life. Whether the most helpful platform for you is yoga, massage, or energy work, the viable element is the breath, which is what every treatment or class I offer is built upon.
1800 30th Street Suite 206
Well… our expertise helps guide you every step of the way. We have over 25 years of experience under our belt (we’ve worked with a lot of pain and injuries in that time). And we are always doing continuing education to bring new exercises and treatments to our clients. We tailor every class to fit each person that is in attendance. We can do that because our classes are small (4-6 students). We have monthly focus themes in the studio to enhance the work you do while at Pilates and sometimes those themes support your life outside the studio. We have an extremely supportive community at Core Wisdom. All shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. Everyone is accepted here (LGBTQ, all races and religions).
We believe strongly in the 6 guiding principals that founded Joseph Pilates work. Control, Concentration, Centering, Breath, Fluidity and Precision. You will gain a deep understanding of your body, fundamental and efficient movement and the tools to maintain your progress. Our classes are kept small so that integrity and detail are not lost. Mat classes are limited to 6 students. While equipment classes are limited to 4-5 students. Since our classes are small you will get individualized attention and support for your needs during every class you take. Private sessions and duets are completely personalized towards your movement needs and goals.
Meet the Doctor:
Hi! I’m Dr. Brian S. Ruggiero and I am excited to have started a new chapter of my life here in Boulder, Colorado in July of 2017! The people, mountains, energy, and food of Boulder have been calling me to move out to this area and start another business for years. I’m thrilled that I finally made it!
I am a Boston native, and since 2005, I have run a successful practice, “Ruggiero Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center,” in Manchester, Connecticut. I have learned skills in a variety of techniques that provide effective pain relief with specific and gentle chiropractic adjustments, muscular/soft tissue therapy, as well as rehabilitative stretches and exercises. Patients learn, with my guidance, how to strengthen the surrounding musculature to maintain the benefits of chiropractic treatment outside of the office. In addition to being a licensed chiropractor, I am also a nationally certified acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, and shamanic/energy healing practitioner.
I will work with you to heal your spine, nervous system and body so you are able to respond effortlessly and with ease to whatever life throws at you!
In my many years in chiropractic I have experienced many many different techniques and healing modalities. I know from my own deep healing and that of the thousands of people whose lives I have touched that Network Spinal Analysis is the most powerful healing work available. I am proud and honored to share this life-changing work with you!
no expensive drop ins, pay what you can. just come as you are.
Sam and Irene have been dreaming about opening a donation-based studio for the past three years. Finally, all of the pieces came together to allow their dream to become a reality. Sam and Irene found a humble little second-story space, and began turning it into an oasis where all are welcome. Their goal is to create an inclusive environment that is affordable for EVERYONE.
Our mission is to create a home for the practice of yoga that encourages individual growth while fostering a sense of community and friendship. We aim to provide space for participants to enjoy high quality, affordable yoga and related wellness classes.