Thursday, August 20, 2009

-Partner Yoga Workshops- Aug/Sept '09


Andrew Rose and
Lara Borrego

3 Tuesday Evenings

August 25, September 1, and September 8

7pm - 9.30pm

Marpa House (street parking available)
891 12th Street at Aurora, Boulder
check out online flier here-

Thank you for your love and support with my first Partner Yoga Workshops in Boulder.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Partner Yoga Teacher Training 2009


Principle-Based Partner Yoga Teacher Training
with Elysabeth Willimson
August 2009
at Gold Lake, Colorado

Here is the brainstorming list we discussed on the last day of our Teacher Training together- Let this be a beautiful reminder of our intentions!

* Elysabeth as a resource and support
* 'Go-to' person
* use of the star house in Boulder
* talk about it and open the idea to friends
* set intention meet with time/space 1 x a month
* 2 week check ins
* template - for marketing workshops
* share lesson plans and experiences of teaching
* google group
* sell books 30$
* workshops at festivals
* Partner Yoga at CorePower Yoga
* couples workshops
* traveling TT
* weekly classes
* private workshops
* maintain individuality vs partnering
* therapy- family workshops
* series with emphasis on sanskrit
* practice with current partner
* Birthing couples
* Hospitals
* Yoga Retreats/Goddess Retreats
* Fitness Center
* Internet and books
* Facebook

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga, so named because of its correspondence to the Taoist concept of yin, is a very distinct style of Chinese yoga similar to hatha yoga that stretches the connective tissue (joints) rather than conditioning the muscles, the latter being the aim of most other styles of hatha yoga. Experientially, the practice is characterized by passive asanas held for several minutes each. Some believe that yin yoga is the oldest form of hatha yoga, since it is the ideal method of physical conditioning for prolonged meditation, which is the principle concern of the ancient Hindu practice of raja yoga.

Yin yoga has been popularized in Western Culture by teachers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. The teachings of Paul Grilley incorporate ideas related to traditional Chinese medicine and qigong, such as Taoist yoga and meridians. The practice is called yin, as opposed to yang, because it corresponds with yin attributes such as substance (as opposed to activity), passive posturing (as opposed to active movement), cold (as opposed to hot) and other such qualities. It has been differentiated from "yang" yoga just as many physical practices in China are divided into yin and yang schools, the yin schools being softer and less aggressive. Yin yoga, as it is commonly taught in the West, is now associated with these Chinese practices. Yin yoga is often used to improve the flow of qi through the body.

Yin yoga is often prescribed as a method of preparing for meditation postures, specifically lotus position(called the butterfly, in Taoist yoga), which require flexibility in the connective tissue.

The Yin yoga community continues to grow, it has become very popular in the big cities in China like Shanghai, Beijing, etc..

Recently, I completed Laura Kupperman's Yin Yoga Self Study Program and am now able to teach Yin Yoga at CorePower Yoga. Being a body worker, it is clear to me that every person can benefit from this type of yoga style. Being a perfect compliment to other kinds of Yang Yoga, I highly recommend trying it out. One and one and group sessions available...


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Polarity Therapy

"Polarity therapy is a holistic alternative medicine health system developed in the 1940s by Randolph Stone. Proponents claim healing can be achieved through manipulation of what they describe as complementary (or polarized) forces, a form of putative energy. The term Stone borrowed from Chinese philosophy to describe those forces is yin and yang.

Polarity therapy is a synthesis of ancient Eastern and alternative medicine health care ideas, centered on the concept of a human energy field.

Using touch, verbal interaction, exercise, nutrition and other methods, practitioners of polarity therapy seek to balance and restore the natural flow of energy which, it is claimed, flows from the universe and into the body through the chakras. The aim is to re-establish "balance". In addition to polarity bodywork, specific polarity yoga exercises, counseling/positive thinking, and nutritional recommendations are claimed to enhance vitality.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Lara's Touch Package Prices

BUY ANY PACKAGE DEAL receive one hour free! Regularly 60$/hour

3 HOURS - - 165$ (55$/hour)
6 HOURS - - 300$ (50$/hour)
9 HOURS - - 405$ (45$/hour)
12 HOURS - 480$ (40$/hour)

*ALL packages include 1 additional massage for free..
Savings increase with the number of pre-paid massages.

Spring 2009

Spring has finally arrived, and so it the urge to take on new projects!

Wither its a spring cleanse, getting on that bike again, or cleaning out that old closet, this is the most optimistic time of the year. In honor of the changing seasons I want to extend a special Spring discount to all of my beloved clients... Reward yourself with massage and yoga sessions to revive your spirit during the months of April and May!!

  • Buy any massage package and receive one massage for FREE!!
  • Any private yoga session is 15$ OFF!! Normally 60$/hour now only 45$ per hour!
Please feel free to call or email me to set up a session for you or your loved ones! Gift certificates are available...

"A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops." ~Henry Brooks Adams