Facility: Louisville and the surrounding area
The Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, Inc. is located on easily accessible South Boulder Road just north of historic “Old Town” Louisville, Colorado. The Institute is housed in a medical complex, and has wheelchair accessible buildings for classes, a library, an acupuncture clinic, and college administration. Ample free parking is available for clients and students. The complex is close to restaurants, markets, and two beautiful city parks. Louisville has been named Money Magazine’s best place to live in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, an assessment which included crime rate, quality of life, health statistics, employment and housing. It was also rated by the magazine in third place in 2007, and fifth in 2005. In addition, city has also been rated as the 5th in the nation for cycling. In July of 2012 Family Circle Magazine identified Louisville as one of the “10 Best Towns for Families in the U.S.”.
The city was built around the turn of the 20th century and retains the quaint feel of that era. Historic “Old Town” offers a library, art galleries, bookstores, banks, coffee shops, good restaurants and a historical museum. Louisville provides easy access to its 1,700 acres of Open Space, including dozens of parks, and to other area Open Space and mountains. Parks and open fields near the college make this an exceptional location for the nature-based study of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.
The City of Boulder, acclaimed as one of the healthiest places to live in the United States, is located just 20 minutes west of Louisville. Natural and organic food is available from a variety of markets. Boulder is a haven for the arts, alternative health, education, and sports. Many other educational institutions are located in the Boulder area, such as the University of Colorado, the Guild for Structural Integration, the Rolf Institute, the Hakomi Institute, Southwest Acupuncture College, Shambhala International, and the Naropa Institute of Buddhist Studies. Boulder’s Chautauqua Park is one of three remaining Chautauquas in the U.S. and offers year-round programs in education, music, and theater.
AN OUTDOOR MECCA
Louisville is a small city, located within Boulder County, on the semi-arid plains at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Its altitude is over 5,280 ft. above sea level, and the weather averages 300 days of sunshine each year. The area has fresh, bracing air and four mild, but distinct, seasons. Louisville is a former mining community with a highly educated population.
Louisville is close to both Boulder and Denver and offers a great outdoor lifestyle. It’s easy to get around on a bike and there are parks, a recreation center, a golf course and open space trails to enjoy.
For more information on Louisville and the surrounding area please visit the following links: