Health and Fitness
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.
FROG Pose Yoga is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and we need your help to offer donation-based spiritual yoga classes for the Boulder community. You can donate during classes, via check, on our website, or
anywhere else you give, at EIN #82-2579520.