Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lotus Healing Arts Grand Opening!

Grand Opening for Lotus Healing Arts

May 9, 2008 • 3-7pm Yoga
302 Pearl Street, Solstice Center volunteer Feldenkrais
We are celebrating the opening of a new healing center!

Dr. Lad, renowned Ayurvedic physician, will lead Agni Hotra fire ritual and a blessing ceremony, and will also offer a public talk on "spirituality in everyday life".
There will be an open house and tours of the new solar-heated facility.

The North end of the Building at 302 Pearl Street has just been substantially remodeled, and is now the home of both Boulder Ayurveda and BalanceWorks. The space has been designed to optimize passive solar performance and create a peaceful and healing environment. Varadaan, Founder of Boulder Ayurveda, is the primary designer of the remodel work, and is also the creator of the Solstice Center, the larger building in which Lotus Healing Arts resides. He is one of Dr. Lad’s advanced students and has been helping with the Ganesh Ayurveda Ashram project in Pune, India. Riitta Ojala, Founder of BalanceWorks, is Varadaan’s partner in business and life, and is co-founder of Lotus Healing Arts.

Boulder Ayurveda offers Ayurvedic Consultations, Products and Trainings, with a specialization on:
• Restoring doshic balance
• Custom herbal formulae
• Panchakarma cleansing therapy and digestion issues
• Accelerated trauma recovery, as well as pre and post surgical rejuvenation
• Sessions specific to mind and nervous system disorders
• Jyotish astrology
• Instruction in yoga asana, pranayama, meditation
• Guidance for spiritual development
Contact Varadaan 303.827.5823 for more information or to schedule a session
or visit

BalanceWorks supports and facilitates the holistic healing of individuals, couples, families, groups and systems. BalanceWorks offers:
• Body-Centered Psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families.
• Grief support groups
• Women’s empowerment groups
• Clinical supervision for LPC and ADTR licensures
• Moving Cycle Trainings
• GYROKINESIS® for groups and individuals
Contact Riitta Ojala MA, LPC, ADTR 303.443.1290 for more information or to schedule a session
or visit

Schedule for the day:
3:15 pm Dr Lad will perform Agni Hotra, the traditional Vedic fire ceremony purification ritual
4 pm Public talk on "Spirituality in Everyday Life"
5-6 pm Open House
6 pm Blessing Ritual for all attendees and the new space

It is recommended that you come early to the events, as space will be limited.
We plan to enjoy Prasad food after closing the blessing ritual.
You are welcome to bring prasad food offerings to share, but please do not bring food containing meat or eggs. Specifically recommended food items are fruit such as dates, bananas or apples, and cookies or baked goods that go well with chai.

As well, you are invited to make a financial offering of any amount, which will be shared equally between Dr. Lad's new clinic project in Pune, India - the Ganesh Ayurveda Ashram, and a fund used in Boulder to assist those who need help with the cost of their Ayurvedic medicine - the Ganesh Medicine Fund.

If you are interested in helping with set-up, cleaning up afterwards or in other ways, please contact Renay Oshop at

See you there!

Varadaan and Riitta


We would also like to highlight some new Yoga Classes at the Solstice Center.


Yoga Weave, the new yoga class at Solstice Center is offering a FREE class for first timers to pleasurably increase integrity, fluidity and strength. Visit Call 720.890.8880

"Kama Yoga", taught by Kim Minnick, EARLY MORNINGS, M-F in the Skylight room at Solstice, 6:15-7:15 am. Please call Kem at 720.435.2430 for more information, or email at

Introduction to The Feldenkrais Method® / Awareness Through Movement®

There is no cost to you!
Saturday, May 24th, 10am-1pm in the Big Room, Solstice Center.
Contact: Erin at 720.284.4306 or see

Lengthening the Spine: Effortless Support
Join me for an exploration of how dynamic support through the entire skeleton supports the low back, spine, arms and shoulders using two gentle, guided Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Time for discussion and Q&A.
No need to bring anything and no experience required.

Eight-week series starts Monday, June 2nd, 6:00pm. See for more info.

For more information about the Solstice center, visit

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