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100 N. 3rd Street, Carbondale, CO
970.963.9900 Watch our Video

Yoga Schedule

We offer classes 7 days a week at times that fit any schedule. View the full schedule

Tea Room

True Nature's Tea Room is open Monday - Friday from 8am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm, offering high prana foods & beverages, free wi-fi and a cozy, nurturing environment. Learn more

Osmia Organics Summer Spa Event

Who doesn't like free Tea and Chocolate? Come to our Free Osmia Organics Summer Spa Event on Tuesday, July 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and taste samples of a variety of our organic teas and fair trade chocolates.We will also be giving away a free facial and offering 20% off facials booked that evening. Sign up is not required but recommended.

True Nature Healing Arts

Yoga Studio

Yoga


Yoga is a practice of alignment, connection, and balance. Since 2007, True Nature has served up soul nourishing, body enlivening yoga to the residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and visitors from the front range and beyond. Along with a full daily class schedule, we offer a variety of body, mind and spirit workshops and 200-hour yoga teacher trainings led by Deva and Eaden Shantay with support from Kerry Kleizner and River Morgan.

We welcome all levels of experience and offer a diverse menu of classes. If you are new the studio and live in the valley or are a second home owner, please try our $25 unlimited pass and explore all our teachers for a week. This provides the opportunity to find the perfect teacher and class for you.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class so that you don’t feel rushed and to set your intention. Check in with our front desk staff before heading upstairs to the yoga studio; coats and shoes may be stored upstairs in the reception area. Please do not wear perfume or strong scents as others may have allergies or sensitivities. If this is your first class, please fill out a new student waiver. We provide Jade Yoga and Manduka mats at no charge, we just ask that you clean them after class.

Before class begins, please share any questions or concerns with your teacher, letting them know about any past injuries or medical issues that may affect your practice.

During class, if you are having difficulty, do not hesitate to ask for help. Be gentle and honor yourself and the practice. Let go of any expectations or need to perform and dedicate yourself to being in the moment with your breath and body. All will unfold as it needs to.


Class Schedule

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Class Descriptions

Balanced Yoga
In this class, experience the skillful combination of the fundamental standing and floor yoga postures.  Designed to leave you feeling steady, balanced, and calm, this is our all-levels hatha yoga class.

Invigorate Yoga
A practice to energize the body through challenging asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), and other elements dependent on the instructor. Realign the flow of your prana (energy) to revive and reawaken.

Flow Yoga
Connecting breath and movement through a series of postures, using smooth, flowing transitions. Flow (or ‘vinyasa’) yoga ties together sun salutations, various asanas, and pranayama (breath work) to build heat, explore energy centers, and increase awareness in the body, mind and spirit.  Our most challenging class: some experience practicing yoga is recommended.

Restore Yoga
A guided surrender into quiet, supported postures using bolsters and blankets. Restorative yoga helps relieve stress and calm the nervous system. Gentle but long held poses facilitate deep release in connective tissue as you are guided into total relaxation.

Nia Dance/Fusion
Nia a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts to empower and self-heal the body.  This is a choreographed class set to great music that is fun, inspiring and open to all levels of experience!

Yoga Nidra
Balance all systems of the body with this guided savasana that uses ancient techniques to create compete physical, mental and emotional relaxation

Community Yoga: Free!
Yoga, breath work and meditation are yours to enjoy as you support and are taught by newer teachers and recent graduates of our 200 hour yoga teacher training program



Stretch Yoga

A relaxing, deeply moving class that consists of mostly floor work (non-weightbearing poses) to release tension and increase flexibility. Wonderful for athletes, those new to yoga, and anyone needing a good stretch.

Kundalini Yoga
A challenging and illuminating practice that redirects the flow of your life’s energy into deeper awareness, balance, and abundance. Come with an open mind and willingness to shift your energy. This rigorous but also deeply relaxing class includes chanting, pranayama, and movement.

Meditation
Meditation is the practice of cultivating self understanding. Explore a variety of mindfulness practices including breath work, mantra, mudra, and visualization.  Release all that doesn’t serve and open to the love, light, and joy that we are. All levels are welcome, no experience necessary.

Gong Meditation

Recharge, rejuvenate and restore with sound healing instruments.  In this 45 minute class, students experience a transformational sound immersion with singing bowls, bells, and planetary gongs.  Come and experience the radiant frequencies that will transport you into the silence of sound. 

** Classes vary by instructor and depend on students’ needs. Click here to get to know our teachers.

Testimonials

Pricing

YOGA STUDIO PRICES

  • Drop-in Visit – $18
  • 5-Punch Pass – $80 ($16/class)*
  • 10-Punch Pass – $140 ($14/class)*
  • Unlimited 1 Month – $125
  • Unlimited 6 Months – $648 total (equates to $108/month)
  • Unlimited 12 Months – $1188 total (equates to $99/month)

DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS

  • New Student Special – Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley can purchase one week of unlimited classes for only $25. This offer is available one time per customer.

* Punch passes expire 12 months after purchase.

Teachers

Eaden

Owner, Director, Meditation & Vedanta
Through the last three decades Eaden has explored western therapies, Native American spirituality, Eastern contemplative traditions and yoga philosophy
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Owner, Director, Meditation & Vedanta

Everyone comes to the path of healing in their unique way. In western therapy Eaden discovered his heart, on the Native American Red Road he found spirituality, with meditation and yoga, a greater connection to all that is, and through Vedanta, an understand- ing that dissolved suffer- ing and revealed the self as awareness.

Eaden’s main purpose is to learn, to heal, to love, to be and to serve. He is deeply honored to share this beautiful life with his beloved Deva and children Jade, Jiah and Zane and the whole True Nature family. “There is no greater service than to realize and share who we truly are: being – awareness – bliss (Satchitananda).”

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Deva

Owner, Psychic Intuitive Guide, Yoga Therapist
In Deva’s classes, you can expect an eclectic blend of yoga traditions and practices that are intuitively driven by the energy of each group of students
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Owner, Psychic Intuitive Guide, Yoga Therapist

After facing a life-changing experience, Deva knew she needed something spiritually deeper in her life. She went on a search to find her life’s true path and discovered yoga. For Deva, yoga means living in integrity—following her personal intentions and awakening through all aspects of yoga: asana, meditation, pranayama, mudras, self-reflection, and more. She trained in Hatha Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy but has also studied Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Iyengar yogas, as she enjoys learning from all practices and traditions.

In Deva’s classes, you can expect an eclectic blend of yoga traditions and practices that are intuitively driven by the energy of each group of students. All of her classes are unified by their diversity and the freedom they provide for energy to flow.

In Deva, you’ll find a dedicated student and teacher of life, an open channel who blends ancient wisdom, intuitive energy and humor to inspire her students’ practice.

When Deva and Eaden teach together, students experience the benefit of their real life experience, grappling with the darker aspects of life while calling in the love and light that is ever present and available to us all.

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Kerry K. E-RYT 500

Yoga Instructor
With Kerry teaching, you can expect to flow with the breath, to feel positively challenged as well as deeply replenished
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Yoga Instructor

Kerry discovered yoga after she sprained her sacroiliac joint in college and was seeking out ways to heal her back.   When she signed up for her first yoga class, an Iyengar series designed to teach alignment, she felt she had found her true path.  For Kerry, yoga is acceptance–going with the flow in any given situation–and devotion–to the path of evolving as a person.  Kerry received her 500 hour certification through Rod Stryker’s Para Yoga in 2012 and  has been teaching from a blend of traditions, including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara and Restorative since 2000.   She is certified to teach pre-natal and post-partum yoga, has taught for True Nature since 2008 and helps facilitate their annual 200hour teacher training.

With Kerry teaching, you can expect to flow with the breath, to feel positively challenged as well as deeply replenished.   Kerry’s classes are equal parts playful and meaningful and always end with guided savasana, pranayama and meditation.  You will hear about the philosophy of yoga and Ayurveda from Kerry’s approachable view, but will also enjoy healthy amounts of silence in order to better feel your practice.

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Faith E-RYT 500

Yoga Instructor
Faith has been teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade.
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Yoga Instructor

Faith began the practice of yoga when she noticed a lack of flexibility in her body and needed balance while living a very active lifestyle. After beginning with hot yoga, she found a more introspective style of yoga and began her life-long love affair with the transformational power of energy, breath, and body.

For Faith, yoga informs every moment of her life. Through yoga, she can become aware of and begin to dissolve all that stands between her and the light of wisdom and love that shines in each of us. In addition to using yoga to access deep rest, to invigorate, calm, or to balance herself, yoga allows Faith to make the best choices for herself, to know when she is on or off course, and to care for herself on all levels.

Faith studies in the ParaYoga lineage of Rod Stryker and also has studied with Judith Lasater in Restorative Yoga. Students in Faith’s Balance classes can expect movement combined with breath, meditation, pranayama, and a practice designed with a specific intention in mind. In her Restore class, students can expect a quietly transformation and rejuvenating practice while resting deeply in supported poses held for long periods of time.

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Lindsay

Yoga Instructor
Lindsay was first introduced to yoga as a sweaty “workout” and strength builder at a hot yoga studio in Denver, Colorado.
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Yoga Instructor

Lindsay was first introduced to yoga as a sweaty “workout” and strength builder at a hot yoga studio in Denver, Colorado. After practicing for several years, her practice expanded from the physical into a deeper personal experience, allowing her to slow down and tune into the internal world and multiple realms of yoga. For Lindsay, yoga changed her life into a meditation of motion in every moment of the day, realizing that all challenges that life hands to her can be experienced and accepted through the expansion of yoga into her daily life.

Lindsay was trained in Kripalu Yoga at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, a compassionate yoga practice for the mind, body and spirit intended for any level of practice. With Lindsay, you can expect a safe class that goes deep, accompanied by her bubbly and soothing presence.

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Nicole

Yoga Instructor
Nicole Lindstrom is the co-author of Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Discovering Your Best Self, and was the 2015 producer of Wanderlust Festival's lecture series,
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Yoga Instructor
Nicole Lindstrom is the co-author of Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Discovering Your Best Self, and was the 2015 producer of Wanderlust Festival’s lecture series, The Speakeasy. Nicole relocated from New York City to Aspen in October, 2015 to join Gina Murdock in co-managing the Aspen Yoga Society.

5 years with Wanderlust, Nicole has practiced with the world’s top yoga instructors and has worked with some of the world’s leading experts in health and wellness. This exposure opened Nicole to a wide array of yogic offerings and instilled in her the desire to share all that she has learned.

In 2010, Nicole completed her first 200 hour training in Vinyasa / Hot Yoga. She then went on to New York City where she became well versed in Schuyler Grant’s alignment-based vinyasa, Kula Yoga. In January 2014, YogaWorks hired Nicole to complete their 200 hour training in Bali, where she deepened her understanding of the body and posture alignment.
With experience teaching in her Greenpoint neighborhood, instructing sunrise grounding meditations and hikes at Wanderlust Festival, and teaching friends all over the world, Nicole’s focus is to create an informed foundation for her student’s, so that they may further their own depth of understanding in their personal practice and transform the way they approach their life.
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Kerrie M.

Yoga Instructor
Kerrie is an RYT 500 Prana Flow yoga teacher and transformational coach
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Kerrie is an RYT 500 Prana Flow yoga teacher and transformational coach

with a background in holistic health, mind-body nutrition, dynamic eating

psychology, and personal development. Her yoga experience spans 14

years and has included practicing with a variety of teachers and styles

including Ashtanga, Baptiste Power Flow, Jivamukti, and Yin/Restorative

practices. Her most recent teachers: Shiva Rea, Jessica Lazar, and Shawn

Parell have deeply inspired her along the pathway of Prana Flow Yoga. She

completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Flow Yoga Center

(Washington, DC) and her advanced 300 hour Prana Flow Vinyasa training

with the Samudra School of Living Yoga with Jessica Lazar and Shiva Rea.

Kerrie honors the transformative power of yoga asana, breath, and

meditation and believes that as we give ourselves permission to pause and

turn inward that we can access our deepest reservoir of strength to help us

navigate the changing tides of our lives. She honors all of her teachers and

mentors for offering an expansive well of teachings that inform her daily

life and yoga teacher path. Kerrie believes that the outer changes we desire

in our lives must be accompanied by an inner shift and evolution that

comes with commitment to consistent heart-centered practice on and off

the mat. In Kerrie’s class you can expect rejuvenating and fluid sequences

that leave you feeling anchored in a deeper sense of your self and more in

tune with your inner landscape.

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Sarah MacGregor

Yoga Instructor
Growing up in Colorado, exploring the world by climbing trees and playing
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Growing up in Colorado, exploring the world by climbing trees and playing sports, my study of the body began.  It was not until 2008 that I was introduced to yoga at a CorePower studio. I continued my practice having quickly learned that this new exploration had power to pull myself out of hard times. My practice deepened with a 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training with Cooke Fisher at Colorado Mountain College. This training only left me thirsty for more. Completing a second 200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy training with Deva Shantay and many other inspiring teachers empowered me to bring more of my authentic spirit into classes; a sweet, soft, fun and accepting spirit.

2008 was also the year that all of my time spent climbing trees as a child culminated into a new sport: rock climbing. Rock climbing brought in a meaningful understanding of the body that allowed me to connect with nature, the mind and the breath. Most recently, in 2016, I began training sessions with an athlete trainer: Carolyn Parker whose focus in stabilization, injury prevention and rehabilitating injuries through strength building continues to shape my journey to understand the body.

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Jennifer

Yoga Instructor
As a dedicated wife and mom to three young boys in the Rockies, Jen led an exciting and adventurous life—but something was still missing.
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As a dedicated wife and mom to three young boys in the Rockies, Jen led an exciting and adventurous life—but something was still missing. Her “jock mom” life felt full and complete, but a few insightful friends suggested yoga. After her first class, Jennifer realized what was missing: her! For Jennifer, yoga is an open space for more good in her life and a deeper connection with herself; a means for getting past competitiveness and self judgment; and a softer, hassle-free zone from which to navigate life. Jennifer has been deeply blessed by many teachers and styles, especially Erich Schiffman and Rod Stryker, as well as Seane Corn and Sarah Powers.

In Jennifer’s Hatha-style class, you are invited to go deep but not take yourself so seriously. You are encouraged honor yourself, no matter what that looks like, and find your own best teacher within. You can expect to receive and learn about love and compassion, but also learn how to feel good and have fun!

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Tricia

Yoga Instructor
Besides filling the heart up with love and sharing the biggest smile she can, Tricia believes in a challenging vinyasa practice that focuses on grace, strength, refinement and simplicity.
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Tricia began practicing Yoga after a skate boarding accident that injured her elbow, compromised its mobility and wounded her spirit. She immediately found pain relief from her injury and slowly regained mobility & strength through a regular Hatha Yoga practice.

A self-described “perpetual student and alternative healing nerd,” she has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training with Core Power Yoga and Rusty Well’s of San Francisco’s Urban Flow Yoga Studio. Tricia is also a licensed Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and has completed over 1,000 hours of study in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Three things that Tricia’s loves in this life are to either be shaking her booty to live music, to have her nose in a book or her feet on the yoga mat. Three words that describe Tricia: warm, playful, happy. She has been practicing yoga for about 13 years and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. “As long as there is life to practice then I will be practicing yoga and hopefully teaching.”

Besides filling the heart up with love and sharing the biggest smile she can, Tricia believes in a challenging vinyasa practice that focuses on grace, strength, refinement and simplicity.

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Lara

Baptiste Yoga Instructor
Lara teaches a Baptiste inspired flow that empowers students to access their physicalness and create possibility on and off of their mats.
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Baptiste Yoga Instructor

Miracles are possible. Through yoga, Lara now leads a life of belief and joy. Yoga has illuminated her purpose; to live in full love and connection. This stays with her anywhere and everywhere. Lara believes that yoga is the vehicle or catalyst for transformation and growth for anyone and everybody.

Lara completed her 200 hour teacher training at Evolution Power Yoga in 2010 under the guidance of Senior Baptiste Teacher, Lisa Taylor and began teaching there in 2011. She has studied extensively with Baron Baptiste and the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, completing Levels 1, 2 and 3 as well as the Art of Assisting. Lara is also an active volunteer and mentors a young Kenyan yoga teacher through the Africa Yoga Project.

When Lara is not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find her enjoying time with her husband and two little boys, hiking with her Siberian Huskies or out hitting the slopes!

Lara teaches a Baptiste inspired flow that empowers students to access their physicalness and create possibility on and off of their mats.

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Joanne N.

Yoga Instructor
Joanne first found yoga while searching for relief from back problems, but soon discovered much more.
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Yoga Instructor

Joanne first found yoga while searching for relief from back problems, but soon discovered much more. While it was wonderful for her physical body, yoga also allowed her to peel away the layers of her physical, emotional, and spiritual issues. She yearned to know more and began the Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training at True Nature.  She has since received her certificate from Judith Hanson Lassiter to teach restorative ygoa.  Day-to-day yoga for Joanne is an exercise of balancing mind, body, and spirit, which brings increased focus, a steady calmness, and the ability to find joy.

In Joanne’s classes, you can expect to learn ways of clearing, calming, and focusing the mind while opening your physical and mental body, releasing tension through asana and the flow of prana.

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Ashley

Yoga Instructor
Ashley’s teaching is an expression of her thoughtful, focused, empowering, and playful nature; drawing from her diverse experience she offers a creatively woven practice.
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Yoga Instructor

Ashley Weitzel began her yoga journey ten years ago as she sought an outlet from her high stress corporate job at a trading firm. Originally, she used exercise as a release for her mind and body; initially using yoga as sports therapy.  Rather than a release, through yoga she found a beautifully powerful means for connecting with her mind, body, and spirit. An Iyengar based practice in Santa Fe quickly ignited Ashley’s passion for yoga. Through the years her love for yoga has inspired her to explore Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara, Hatha, and Para Yoga practices.  Ashley has been blessed with many wonderful yoga teachers. When she moved to Carbondale and was studying with Faith Lipori and Wendy Kennedy she was guided to begin her Para Yoga journey with Rod Stryker.  She is honored by the teachings and friendship she has received from Faith Lipori, Nova Loverro, Wendy Kennedy, Cari Wilder, Cara Maiolo, Ally Morrison, Laura Kupperman, and Rod Stryker. She completed her Hatha 200-hour RYT training from Nova Loverro but her hunger to learn and share yoga cannot be satisfied. She continues to study with Rod Stryker towards her Para Yoga certification; while simultaneously pursuing a Yoga for Cancer Survivors Certification with Laura Kupperman as well as a Vinyasa 200-hour RYT with Cari Wilder and Cara Maiolo.  Ashley loves the expansiveness of the tradition of yoga, “All yoga has something to offer and I want to share all that it has given to me.” Ashley’s teaching is an expression of her thoughtful, focused, empowering, and playful nature; drawing from her diverse experience she offers a creatively woven practice.

 

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River E-RYT 500

Yoga Instructor
River Morgan BFA, DA and E-RYT, is a third generation yogini
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Yoga Instructor

River Morgan is a third generation yogini; a lifelong study of movement and the body has guided her 19 years of teaching. River has been featured in many publications for her yoga classes and retreats, including Yoga Journal, Forbes magazine, and as a model for the Giam and Jade Catalogues and products.

River has been blessed to have studied with many powerful teachers, including Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Kausthub and T.V.K. Desikachar, Robert Svoboda, Nancy Gilgoff and Shiva Rea. She was certified by Sarah Powers and by Paul Grilley in Yin Yoga in 1999 and by De West in Prenatal Yoga in 2010.  River teaches private meditation, dance, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Pre/post Natal Yoga. She also leads yoga and well-being retreats, guided yoga hikes, Gyrotonic sessions and is a wellness coach.

River’s classes are inspired by her experience with yoga, meditation, Gyrotonic and Somatics.  As a student, you will be encouraged to be fully in the moment and dive into your body, mind and spirit as they truly are.

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Priscilla

Office Manager
Priscilla began working for True Nature Healing Arts in 2010 and fell in love with the intention and thoughtfulness of the yoga studio.
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Office Manager

Priscilla began working for True Nature Healing Arts in 2010 and fell in love with the intention and thoughtfulness of the yoga studio. She practiced yoga off and on for years; however, she felt safe, nurtured and supported when she stepped into her first real yoga class at TNHA. Now yoga is a part of Priscilla’s life, from meditation to daily mindfulness in all activities and interactions with others. Priscilla’s training is based on Hatha Yoga as taught by IYT, the Integrative Yoga Therapy program of Joseph and Lilian LePage.

 

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Steve

Nia Instructor
Nia infuses Steve’s day to day life with a balance of music, movement, and magic, and it has given him a lifestyle that promotes balance and energy.
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Nia Instructor

Steve found Nia while searching for some kind of movement exercise and had also been interested in dance and healing arts. After being intrigued that Nia combined those arts with marital arts, he was invited to try a class. Four years later, Steve became a certified Nia teacher.

Nia infuses Steve’s day to day life with a balance of music, movement, and magic, and it has given him a lifestyle that promotes balance and energy. Steve teaches classic Nia, and believes strongly in the systemic, whole body/whole mind benefits of Nia. Students in Steve’s class can expect a good time, a whole body workout, and a space for them to reflect upon their body, mind, and spirit.

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Teacher Training

IYT 200 hour Teacher Training:  Dates to be announced for 2018

Instructed by Energy Intuitive and Yoga Therapist Deva Shantay (E-RYT 500, IYT 1000) and Eaden Shantay RYT 200 who leads meditation, yoga philosophy and sacred music.

Assisted by  Kerry Kleisner (E-RYT 500) & River Morgan (E-RYT 500)

Integrative Yoga Therapy helps its practitioners view health as the result of a unified mind, body, and spirit. For over 15 years, our IYT Teacher Training program has been a pioneer and leader in yoga instruction, educating future teachers about all of yoga’s most powerful tools—asana, pranayama, mudra, Yoga Nidra, mantra, meditation, Vedanta, enneagram, chakras, Ayurveda and koshas.

Teachers-in-training will receive clear, concise information through intensive experiential sessions, a comprehensive training manual, and supportive home-study materials. Through creative, individualized instruction, teachers-in-training will learn how to use the tools of yoga with their own unique talents to create classes for therapeutic groups and one-on-one sessions.

Our IYT Teacher Training program is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour certification program and the faculty consists of leading experts in their respective fields.

Workshops

True Nature Healing Arts & Osmia Organics Summer Spa Event


Join us for our first partnered event with Osmia Organics.
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Join us for our first partnered event with Osmia Organics. Osmia will be providing mini-facials. Complimentary tea and chocolate will be offered along with a drawing for a free facial giveaway. If you make an appointment for a facial that evening you will receive 20% off. Sign up is not required but is requested.

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July Spa Special!


Try an introductory session in July and receive $25 off the normal price.
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Introducing Somatic Experiencing Sessions with Kate Cardamone. Try an introductory session in July and receive $25 off the normal price.

SOMATIC EXPERIENCING© SESSION (75 minutes) $125

We all have the capacity to heal, and in this session you are guided to tap into this and find a deeper sense of regulation and balance within your body, mind and spirit. Somatic Experiencing© is a body-focused healing therapy that contacts your nervous system’s functioning in relationship to self-beliefs, past traumas, or any experience of feeling off-balance in life. We all have within us the innate survival instincts of fight, flight, and freeze, which take action during different situations in life where we may feel threatened. As human beings we tend to hold onto, and continue reacting to situations in life as if they are something we must survive, even though our lives are not at risk. This causes stress to our entire being, especially if we are repeatedly reacting to events in this ‘survival mode.’ Through guided, gentle mindfulness-based tracking of sensations and feelings, we begin to allow our entire being to communicate it’s deep healing needs around aspects of life that are hard for us, whether they are physical, mental, or spiritual. This session is held with great care around each individual’s needs and is beneficial to those experiencing anything from feeling stuck in life, to those curious about expanding into a deeper level of self-understanding.

Kate Cardamone, MA

Kate earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a somatic focus from JFK University in Berkeley, CA. Kate is trained in Somatic Experiencing©, which is a body-mind focused therapy for healing trauma and symptoms of stress. She leads the Honoring The Healing Instinct group at True Nature, which incorporates somatic principles in the exploration of our natural instinct to heal, which is then expressed through writing and art within a group setting.

 

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QiGong on Sunday Mornings continued through July


Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques
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Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations. Its techniques are designed to improve and enhance the body’s Qi or Chi. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, Qi or Chi is the fundamental life energy responsible for health and vitality.

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Evening Satsang – Exploring the Path of Vedanta


Each gathering begins with a short meditation. A Vedanta topic is then
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Each gathering begins with a short meditation. A Vedanta topic is then offered, followed by questions and answers. Satsang is to meet in truth. Vedanta is an ancient path of knowledge revealing our true nature as limitless, non-dual, ordinary awareness. If you desire greater purpose, freedom and joy, please join us. Ongoing, no experience necessary. Topics will include: dharma, karma, moksha, yoga, awareness and enlightenment. Visit www.eadenshantay.com to learn more. You can also join us 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at noon, for Dharma Talk: A Vedanta Study Group, a free casual offering in the Tea Room.

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Tea Tastings and Pairings


An open invitation to the uninitiated and tea connoisseur alike
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Please join us to learn, experience and share the wonderful world of tea. This is an open invitation to the uninitiated as well as tea connoisseurs. Consider True Nature as your place for high quality, organic, loose-leaf tea with over 25 offerings. Our teas and tisanes  can be delightfully paired with delectable baked goodies from Sunshine & Moons Bakery or organic chocolates ethically sourced from around the world.

*Pairings will be offered every third Thursday of each month

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Vedanta Study Group


Vedanta is the ancient path of knowledge leading to moksha or freedom.
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Exploring purpose, freedom and contentment. Vedanta is the ancient path of knowledge leading to moksha or freedom. We’ll begin with chapter 1 “What Do You Want?” from the Essence of Enlightenment by James Swartz. Copies available at TNHA, Amazon or Shiningworld.com. No experience necessary, just a burning desire for freedom. While the process unfolds sequentially, you can join anytime as we’ll continue to cycle through the teachings – going deeper and deeper into understanding. Guided by Eaden Shantay. Email eaden@truenatureheals.com w/ questions. No fee.

 

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First Friday Community Drum Circle


Begin your journey into First Friday's Block Party with a Community Drum
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Begin your journey into First Friday’s Block Party with a Community Drum Circle, followed by a Garden Cabaret. The fun will begin in our Yoga Spiral at 5:45 pm. This will be an open venue for sharing expression. Bring your talents and appreciation for others. Please bring your own drum.

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Managing Emotions with Essential Oils


Learn how to manage undesired moods with essential oils
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In a world of over-medication, it can be easy to pop a pill to fix anxiety, depression, ADHD and beyond. Essential oils are 100% plant based, safe and a natural way to manage undesired moods. Join Kimberly Ghorai and Christina McGrath for an evening of exploring how essential oils can help aid your emotional states.

 

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Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Circle


The Roaring Fork Meditation Circle meets from 10 to 11am on the second Sunday of February and March and the first Sunday for each month after and is open to all interested people.
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 The Roaring Fork Meditation Circle of The Self-Realization Fellowship meets from 10 to 11am the first Sunday of each month after at True Nature and is open to all interested people.   For more information please contact Sarah at Srumery@sopris.net.

 

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Acupuncture at True Nature


Private Sessions with Annie are now available on Monday afternoons!
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At True Nature we offer both private acupuncture sessions and “community” acupuncture.

Annie Van Druten is now offering private acupuncture at True Nature.  This gives Annie the opportunity to have a time-intesive treatment with her patients while offering other modalities in addition to acupuncture including cupping, gua sha and dietary counseling.

What is cupping?  This ancient art has been utilized by healers all over the world.  It’s a suction technique designed to pull toxin build-up and muscle spasm from the body’s deeper tissue to the surface of the skin.  The cells of the body use oxygen and give off carbons dioxide; when the energy is blocked, the cell waste or carbon dioxide gets blocked.  This is called acid or toxin build-up.  Physical pain implies a blockage in the flow of energy through a particular area.  When toxins or cell waste stagnate in the muscles or joints, it can be very difficult for the body to get rid of this waste, causing further blockage and discomfort.  Utilizing cupping techniques we are able, by vacuum or suction, to pull the blockage out of the deeper tissue and move it to the skin’s surface.  Once on the surface, it is much easier for the body to eliminate toxins through the superficial blood supply or capillary system.
What is Gua Sha?  Gua Sha is a healing technique of East Asian medicine.  Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis. Raising sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic in traditional East Asian medicine. Modern research shows the transitory therapeutic petechiae produce an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment accounting for the immediate relief that patients feel from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc, and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.

What is Community Acupuncture?

Community Acupuncture has a vision of serving the community by providing acupuncture services at an affordable rate.  We believe strongly in acupuncture’s place in healthcare and we want it to be affordable for everyone.  Acupuncture’s potential as a viable healing modality cannot be fully realized if it’s inaccessible to most people, so we decided to create a way to make that happen.

Some of the more common ailments treatable with acupuncture include anxiety, arthritis, allergies, low back pain, digestive problems, headaches, insomnia, menopause, PMS, stress, chronic pain and injuries, sciatica.

 True Nature offers acupuncture on a sliding scale of $30-$50 per visit (plus a one-time $10 consultation fee for the first appointment).  Annie’s clients decide what they pay based on what they can afford; no proof of income necessary.  We want people to be able to come in often enough to get better and stay healthy.  We recognize that everyone’s situation is different, and our primary goal is to make acupuncture available as often as needed, for as long as needed.  Also, the quality or length of the treatment will never depend on how much you pay.

Expect the first time consult to take about 30 minutes, 15 minute consults for return clients.  After your consult, indulge in a supported savasana/relaxation pose in the yoga studio while the gently applied needles work their magic.

Annie Van Druten, licensed acupuncturist since 2008, is a graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Acupuncture in NYC she studied Classical Chinese Medicine under the tutelage of Jeffrey C. Yuen, internationally renowned Master of Chinese Medicine and 88th generation Taoist Priest.  She has since continued her education with a year-long course in Chinese dietary therapy.
Community Acupuncture Fee:  New Client Fee $10, Sliding scale for appointments: $30-$50
Private Session, new client: $120 – During the month of July, Annie is waiving the initial consultation fee – a savings of $30
Private Session, return client: $95
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Release & Waiver

Please fill out this short release and waiver form. If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian will need to fill
out the paper form. Click here for the PDF Release and Waiver of Liability form.

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Name*

Birthdate*

Mailing address*

City*

State*

Zip*

Email Address*

Phone*

Work Phone

Emergency Contact*

Relationship*

Emergency Contact Phone*

How did you find out about True Nature?

 Newpaper Workshop Flyer Radio Sign on Sidewalk Website
 PromoWhich one?  FriendWho?

What classes are you interested in?

 Children’s Classes Health & Nutrition Meditation Workshops Yoga Other:

Would you like to be on the TNHA email list?

 YES NO

Please note any specific health concerns:

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

By my signature hereunder, I enter the Yoga class (“Class”), held at True Nature Healing Arts® (“The Studio”). I understand there are obvious known dangers inherent in the activities in the Class, and I affirm that I am in proper physical condition to participate in this Class. I know that I am held to understand and appreciate the dangers of participating in this class, and I voluntarily assume these risks.

Based upon my representation that I am in proper physical health and conditioning to participate in this Class, I agree:

1. To assume all risk of injury to myself and all risk of damage to and loss of my property arising out of my participation in this Class;

2. To release and forever discharge the Studio, its officers, employees, agents and students from any and all liability for any injury, including death, and for property damage or loss which may be suffered by me, arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this Class; and,

3. For myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, to indemnify and holdharmless the Studio, its officers, employees, agents and students from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, loss and damage arising out of my participation in this Class.

By submitting this form, I state that I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and the Studio, and I sign it of my own free will.

By typing my full name below, I am electronically signing this form and understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.

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Petit Spa

The True Nature Petit Spa Experience

True Nature Petit Spa is an intimate spa that caters to the local community and visitors to the Roaring Fork Valley looking for retreat and replenishment. Our treatments support all the koshas (layers) of being, from the physical and energy bodies to the emotional, mental and spiritual.

When we practice the art of self-care, the body’s systems are soothed and tonified. It is our honor to nurture this process for our clients. Along with the
popular Swedish, deep-tissue and hot-stone massage therapies, True Nature also features Ayurvedic treatments such as Abhyanga, an ancient healing therapy that nourishes dry skin, centers the spirit and revitalizes the body.

Treatments can be conducted indoors in one of our two beautiful treatment rooms or al fresco during the warmer months in our private outdoor treatment space. The beauty of the environment at True Nature is a tonic for the eyes and the quiet, a solace for the mind. All oils and crémes used are completely organic and always chemical free—so pure that they are all
edible. True Nature also offers facials, private yoga and energy healing sessions.

Stop in for a massage with one of our top-notch practitioners or have a full morning or afternoon at True Nature Healing Arts—take a yoga class, have a massage, and then enjoy light lunch and tea while relaxing in the garden or the tea room. Like the other facets of TNHA, True Nature Petit Spa is here to to nourish your body, heart, mind and spirit.


Etiquette and Policies

When should I arrive?

If you are new to the TNHA spa, we ask that you fill out all required paperwork, which can be found on our website, before arriving for your appointment. New and returning clients both should arrive 15 minutes before their appointment start time. Please note that if you are late for your appointment, the treatment will still need to end on time as scheduled and no refund or discount will be applied.

What should I wear?
Do you have a shower available?

Wear comfortable clothing. When receiving a massage or Ayurvedic Treatment, you are unclothed with a sheet draped over you to maintain a sense of privacy.We recommend leaving the deeply hydrating oil on your skin and in your hair
for a few hours following the treatment, so it is best to wear clothing to your
appointment that you do not mind getting oily. If you need to shower, we do have a shower available for your use.

Can I eat before a treatment?

It is best to not eat within 2-3 hours of the start of your treatment time.

Should men shave before a facial?

It is best for men to shave the day before a facial to prevent skin sensitivity to exfoliation.

Can I tip on my credit card?

While cash tips are preferred, tipping on a credit card is also available.

What is your cancellation policy?

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If the appointment is cancelled within that window, the client will be charged 50% of the cost of the scheduled treatment. If we do not receive a cancellation call and the appointment is missed, the client will need to be charged 100% of the cost of the treatment.

Can I request a therapist?

Absolutely. If there is a therapist on staff that you enjoy working with, or if you have a strong preference towards a female or male therapist, please let us know.

If the client is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the initial intake.

Body Treatments

True Facial (60 or 90 minutes) $110/$150
Enjoy a luxurious facial with pure plant-based products customized for your skin type. The 60-minute treatment includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, neck and shoulder massage, and a quartz crystal treatment, a stone long renowned for its healing and regenerative properties. The 90-minute option adds in more specialized treatments, massage, and other healing therapies.

True Massage (60 or 90 minutes) $108/$155
Looking simply for a soothing and revitalizing massage? Receive a custom massage based on your needs, and feel your body sigh with relief as the tension melts away.

True Massage Special  (60-90 minutes) $85 + cost of add-on
Enjoy a 45-minute massage combined with any add-on of your choice.

Abhyanga Warm Oil Massage (90 minutes) $155
An Ayurvedic full-body massage and a luscious scalp treatment using warm herbal oil chosen specifically for your constitution. It increases circulation and balances your energy while releasing tensions, toxins, and lymphatic congestion.

Maha Marma Massage (60 minutes) $108
The mama (energy) points of the head/face are anointed and treated using sacred scents. With the aid of essential oils, verbalized oils, gemstones, and crystals, the chakras and the doshas are brought into balance.

Cranialsacral Therapy (60 minutes) $108
A very gentle but profound healing modality that uses therapeutic touch to manipulate the joints of the cranium. It can help unwind trauma and stress from the nervous system.

Hot Stone Massage (90 minutes) $165
In this treatment, hand harvested basalt stones are placed on chakras and energy points, releasing tightness and tension throughout the body. The weight, warmth, and stable quality of the stones, as well as their connection to the earth element, make them particularly grounding for Vata (the air dosha) types, especially during the winter.

Thai Massage (90 minutes) $155
An ancient, energetic, deeply physical bodywork. Slow, rhythmic, mindful compressions, stretching, pulling, and twisting of the body (fully-clothed) elicit deep muscular, emotional, and energetic releases. Leave in a blissful state of calm with enlivened mind-body awareness that ripples throughout.

Spa Intake Form

All information provided will be kept confidential.

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Name*

Birthdate*

Mailing address*

City*

State*

Zip*

Email Address*

Phone*

Work Phone

Emergency Contact*

Relationship*

Emergency Contact Phone*

Please pick either A, B, or C for each question below:

  • A
  • B
  • C

 Thin Muscular/athletic Voluptuous

 Aversion to cold, prefers warmth Aversion to heat, prefers cold Aversion to humidity, prefers dry & warm

 Dry/thin Slightly oily Soft, oily/thick

 Variable, sometimes skip meals Strong, need to eat when hungry Consistent

 Dry/hard/constipated Oily/soft/regular Thick/oily/slow

 Irregular, light Sound, medium Sound, heavy, long

 Fast/a lot Words sharp/concise Slow

 Creative, indecisive Intellectual, competitive Caring, calm

 Restless Sharp intellect, precise Steady

 Short-term best Good general memory Long-term best

 Anxious, fearful Angry, judgmental Depressed, greedy

The following information will be used to help plan safe and effective treatment sessions.
Please answer the questions to the best of your knowledge.

1. Have you had a professional massage before?

 YES NOIf yes, how often do you receive massage therapy?

2. Do you have any difficulty lying on your front, back, or side?

 YES NOIf yes, please explain.

3. Do you have any allergies to oils, lotions, herbs, or essential oils?

 YES NOIf yes, please explain.

4. Do you have sensitive skin?

 YES NO

5. Do you perform any repetitive movement in your work, sports, or hobby?

 YES NOIf yes, please describe.

6. Is there a particular area of the body where you are experiencing tension, stiffness, pain, or any other discomfort?

 YES NOIf yes, please identify.

7. Do you have any particular goals in mind for this treatment session?

 YES NOIf yes, please explain.

8. Are you currently under medical supervision?

 YES NOIf yes, please explain.

9. Do you see a chiropractor?

 YES NOIf yes, how often?

10. Are you currently taking any medication?

 YES NOIf yes, please list.

11. Please check any condition listed that applies to you.

 Contagious skin condition Open sores or wounds Easy bruising Recent accident or in jury Recent fracture Recent surgery Artificial joint Sprain s/strain s Current fever Swollen glands Allergies/sensitivity Heart condition High or low blood pressure Circulatory disorder Varicose veins Atherosclerosis Phlebitis Deep vein thrombosis/ Blood clots Joint disorder / tendonitis Rheumatoid arthritis / osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Epilepsy Headaches/migraines Cancer Diabetes Decreased sensation Back/neck problems Fibromyalgia TMJ Carpal tunnel syndrome Tennis elbow Use of contact lenses

Please explain any condition that you have marked above:

12. For women:

 PregnantIf yes, how many weeks?

 PostpartumIf yes, how many weeks?

 Currently menstruating

13. Is there anything else about your health history that you think would be helpful for your massage practitioner to know to plan a safe and effective treatment for you?

Please confirm your understanding of the following statements.

I understand that the massage I receive is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation and relief of muscular tension. If I experience pain or discomfort during the session, I will immediately inform my therapist so that pressure/strokes can be adjusted to my level of comfort. I will not hold my therapist responsible for any pain or discomfort I experience during or after the session.

I understand that the services offered today are not a substitute for medical care. I understand
that my therapist is not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose,
prescribe, or treat physical or mental illness.

I affirm that I have notified my therapist of all known medical conditions and injuries.

I agree to inform the therapist of any changes in my health and medical condition.

I understand that massage is entirely therapeutic and non-sexual in nature.

By signing this release, I hereby waive and release my therapist from any and all liability, past, present, and future relating to massage therapy and bodywork.

By typing my full name below, I am electronically signing this form and understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.

Signature* (type your full name)

Date* (mm/dd/yyyy)

Signature of Guardian (if under 18 years of age)

Date (mm/dd/yyyy)

Please leave this field empty.

Facial Intake Form

All information provided will be kept confidential.

* Required fields

Name*

Birthdate*

Mailing address*

City*

State*

Zip*

Email Address*

Phone*

Work Phone

Emergency Contact*

Relationship*

Emergency Contact Phone*

Please pick either A, B, or C for each question below:

  • A
  • B
  • C

 Olive Complexion Fair/Pink/Red Complexion Pale

 Tans Easily Burns Easily Can burn but tans easily

 Few Breakouts Breakouts Blackheads and congestion under skin

 Thin Medium Thick skin

 Cold to Touch Warm/Hot Cool/damp

 Patchy Coloring Freckles Even colored

 Many Fine Lines Few Lines Deep lines but few

 Small Pores Medium Pores Large Pores

 Dry Normal/Slightly Oily Oily

 Dry Eczema and Psoriasis Psoriasis and Rosacea Cystic Acne

 Dry, Cracked Lips Medium Lips, tendency for cold sores Smooth, broad, thick lips

 Dryness, dehydration when imbalanced Sensitivity, Inflammation/Redness, Breakouts in T Zone Excessive oiliness, congestion/acne around mouth and chin

 Age: 50+ Age: 18 – 50 Age: 0-17

The following information will be used to help plan safe and effective treatment sessions.
Please answer the questions to the best of your knowledge.

Please list any medications that you are currently taking. (i.e., Aspirin, Hormones, etc.)

Have you had any recent skin procedures?

 YES NOIf yes, please list.

Have you recently used any of the following: AHA/BHA/Laser Treatment/Retinol?

 YES NOIf yes, please list.

Are you sensitive or allergic to any products or scents?

 YES NOIf yes, please identify.

Do you have any contagious skin conditions?

 YES NOIf yes, please describe.

What are your skin concerns and challenges?

For women, are you currently menstruating?

 YES NO

Would you like to leave your appointment with your skin looking matte or dewy?

Please confirm the following statement.

If I experience any pain or discomfort during this session, I agree to immediately inform the esthetician so that the session may be adjusted to my level of comfort. I understand that esthetics should not be considered as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment, and that I should see a physician, or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment that I am aware of. Because esthetics should not be performed under certain medical conditions, I affirm that I have stated all my known medical conditions, and answered all questions honestly. I agree to keep True Nature Petit Spa and the Esthetician updated as to any changes in my medical profile and understand that there shall be no liability on True Nature Petit Spa and the esthetician’s part should I fail to do so.

By typing my full name below, I am electronically signing this form and understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.

Signature* (type your full name)

Date* (mm/dd/yyyy)

Signature of Guardian (if under 18 years of age)

Date (mm/dd/yyyy)

Add-On Treatments

Garshana Silk Glove Exfoliation (30 minutes) $45
An invigorating dry massage utilizing raw silk gloves, enhancing lymphatic flow and increasing circulation.

Body Scrub (30 minutes) $55
An exfoliating and moisturizing full-body scrub with sea salt and warm oil that will leave your skin as smooth as silk.

Carnialsacral Therapy (30 minutes) $50
A very gentle but profound healing modality that uses therapeutic touch to manipulate the joints of the cranium. It can help unwind trauma and stress from the nervous system.

Herbal Wrap (30 minutes) $55
Relax in a cocoon of steamy hot linens and towels infused with immune enhancing essential oils. Great for encouraging the release of toxins and impurities.

Hot Oil Scalp Massage (15 minutes) $25
This relaxing scalp massage with Brahmi oil nourishes the hair, soothes the mind, and calms the nervous system.

Hot Stone Enhancement (15 minutes) $25
Melt away stress in specific areas of tension with hot stones.

Nasya Nose + Sinus Therapy (30 minutes) $50
A head/neck massage followed by a facial marma point massage leads into warm drops of oil gently massaged into each nostril allowing the oil to penetrate the sinuses and head. Benefits include helping allergies, sinusitis, frequent colds, stress, insomnia & headaches.

Reflexology (15 minutes) $25
The ancient art of foot massage stimulates thousands of nerve endings in the feet, encouraging the free flow of energy to the entire body.

Shirodhara (45 minutes) $95
A warm continuous flow of herbalized oil cascades over the forehead and crown, anointing the head and dissolving tension. Benefits include helping stress, insomnia, headaches, depression and irritability as well as many hormonal and nervous system issues.

Subtle Energy Work (15 minutes) $25
Each of our therapists has their own unique modality to help balance the chakras and restore the flow of prana throughout the body and energy field.

 

Facial Add-On: Waxing (an add-on to a True Facial Treatment only – 15 minutes)

Brow $15 • Lip $15 • Chin $15


Other Spa Offerings

Private Yoga Sessions (60 minutes) $125  ($25 each additional person)

If you are looking to deepen your yoga practice, working with injuries or limitations, or just wanting to get some friends together for a special class, private yoga instruction with one of our expert teachers is a great option. Choose between a class in one of our beautiful studios, or have the teacher come to you (extra fee applies).

Private Meditation Instruction (60 minutes) $125
Meditation is the art of concentration and the ultimate form of self-care. With daily practice, we dis-identify with the story of the mind, revealing the light of the true self – being, awareness, and joy. In this session, participants will learn how to cultivate a daily meditation practice including: sitting, focusing, breath control, mudras, and mantra (chant).

Acupuncture (90 minutes) $120, follow-up visits (75 minutes) $95
Give your body the opportunity to heal and enjoy the relaxing, restorative benefits of this ancient healing art. This 5,000 year-old curative practice calls for the painless insertion of fine, sterile needles at specific points on the body. It benefits all disease as well as emotional and spiritual imbalances. While a single session can provide releif, results are cumulative and multiple visits are therefore recommended.

Aura-Soma Session (90 minutes) $100
Aura-Soma is a color care system that supports: raising your consciousness; discovery of your purpose and mission; healthy, functional relationships; appreciation of self and life; and the revitalization of your energies. In an Aura-Soma session or color consultation with Jaqcqui Forster, explore the messages your soul is bringing, through the vibrations of color, then purchase a bottle to take with you, to continue assisting in these benefits as your energies combine with those in your bottle.

Ceremonial Healing Session (90 minutes) $155
We journey into the your consciousness to help release old patterns, heal emotions, purify,re-energize, re-harmonize, inspire and empower, new intentions and visions in a sacred Ceremonial way to bring a deeper sense of spiritual support and guidance into your life. These ceremonies area transformative journey into you past, present and future, intended to assist you in your awakening process.

Somatic Experiencing© Session (75 minutes) $125
Somatic Experiencing© is a body-focused healing therapy that releases stress and trauma held in the nervous system. Fully clothed and comfortably seated, you will be guided to learn to sense inward and listen to the needs of your body.
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Acupuncture Intake Form

All information provided will be kept confidential.

* Required fields

Name*

Birthdate*

Mailing address*

City*

State*

Zip*

Email Address*

Phone*

Work Phone

Cell Phone

Emergency Contact*

Relationship*

Emergency Contact Phone*

Relationship Status (select one):

 Single Married Separated Divorces Widowed Living with partner Other

Sex

 Male Female

Height*

Weight*

Occupation*

Employer*

Physician*

Physician's Phone

Referred By

Have you been treated by Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine Before?

 YES NOIf yes, when?

What is your main complaint today?*

When did this problem begin (please be specific)?*

What treatments have you tried already? What were the results?*

Have you been given a diagnosis for this problem? If so, what?*

To what extent does this problem interfere with your daily activities (work, sleep, eating, etc)?*

How severe is your problem right now?

 No problem Some discomfort Moderate Considerable Worst Imaginable

What's the most severe level you have endured within the last week?

 No problem Some discomfort Moderate Considerable Worst Imaginable

Past Medical History

 Cancer High Blood Pressure Diabetes Heart Disease Hepatitis Stroke Seizures Rheumatic Fever Thyroid Disease Allergies Pace Maker Other

Surgeries (type and date)

Significant Trauma (auto accidents, falls, etc.)*

Significant Dental Work (type and date)*

Your Birth (prolonged labor, forceps delivery, caesarian section, other)*

Allergies (drugs, chemicals, foods, animals)*


Family Medical History

 High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Arteriosclerosis Stroke Alcoholism Cancer Seizures Asthma Diabetes

Occupational Stress (date and type: chemical, physical, psychological, etc.)*

Do you exercise regularly? Please describe:*

Comments (please list any other problems you woul dlike to discuss)*

Please check any boxes of symptoms you have had in the past month.

 Chills Fevers Sweat easily Night Sweats Localized weakness Bleed or bruise easily Peculiar tastes or smells Strong thirst (cold/hot) Thirst, no desire to drink Fatigue Sudden energy drop Edema Poor sleeping Tremors Poor balance Cravings Change in appetite Poor appetite Weight Change Rashes Itching Change in hair or skin Ulcerations Eczema Oozing skin lesion Hives Pimples Recent moles Loss of hair Dandruff Other hair or skin problems Dizziness Migraines Headaches Facial Pain Poor Vision Color blindness Spots in front of eyes Eye pain Eye strain Cataracts Eye Dryness Excessive tearing Discharge from eyes Poor hearing Ringing in ears Earaches Discharge from ear Nose bleeds Sinus congestion Nasal drainage Grinding teeth Teeth problems Jaws clicks Concussions Recurrent sore throats Hoarseness Sores on lips or tongue High blood pressure Low blood pressure Chest discomfort or pain Heart palpitations Cold hands or feet Swelling of hands Swelling of feet Blood clots Fainting Difficulty in breathing Other heart/blood vessel problems Cough Asthma/wheezing Difficulty breathing lying down Phlegm Coughing blood Pneumonia Bronchitis Other respiratory problems Bad breath Nausea Vomiting Heartburn Belching Indigestion Diarrhea Constipation Chronic laxative use Blood in stools Black stools Abdominal pain/cramps Gas Rectal pain Hemorrhoids Other stomach/intestinal problems Pain on urination Urgency to urinate Frequent urination Blood in urine Decrease in flow Dribbling Kidney stones Impotency Change of sexual drive Sores on genitals Waking to urinate Other genital/urinary problems Multiple pregnancies Multiple births Premature births Miscarriages Abortions Menstrual complications Clots during menses Heavy periods Light periods Painful periods Irregular periods Changes prior to menstruation Menopause Post-coital bleeding Vaginal sores Breast lumps Nipple discharge Neck pain Shoulder pain Back pain Elbow pain Hand/wrist pain Hip pain Knee pain Foot/ankle/heel pain Muscle pain Muscle weakness Other pain Seizures Areas of numbness Weakness Sleep disorder Concussion Violence potential Vertigo Lack of coordination Bad temper Depression Easily stressed Loss of balance Poor memory Anxiety Substance abuse Emotional problems

Is there anything else about your health history that you think would be helpful for your acupuncturist to know to plan a safe and effective treatment for you?

Please confirm your understanding of the following statements.*

[acceptance* acceptance2] I understand that the services offered today are not a substitute for medical care. I understand
that my therapist is not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose,
prescribe, or treat physical or mental illness.*

[acceptance* acceptance3] I affirm that I have notified my therapist of all known medical conditions and injuries.*

[acceptance* acceptance4] I agree to inform the therapist of any changes in my health and medical condition.*

By signing this release, I hereby waive and release my therapist from any and all liability, past, present, and future relating to massage therapy and bodywork.

By typing my full name below, I am electronically signing this form and understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.

Signature* (type your full name)

Date* (mm/dd/yyyy)

Signature of Guardian (if under 18 years of age)

Date (mm/dd/yyyy)

Therapists

Carol

Aesthetician
Combining knowledge and intuition, Carol's intention is always to uncover, rather than create, her client's beauty.
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Aesthetician

 

Carol Trulove has been an aesthetician in the Roaring Fork Valley for nearly 30 years. The foundation of her practice is rooted in the science of her field, her knowledge base always adapting and growing to accommodate new discoveries. What remains central and unchanging, however, is Carol’s belief that the act of beautifying oneself is not a disposable vanity, but rather an act of self care and compassion, a conversation with one’s spirit. Combining knowledge and intuition, Carol’s intention is always to uncover, rather than create, her client’s beauty.

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Sheryl

Massage Therapist
Sheryl is our lead therapist at True Nature's petite spa and bring over 20 years of experience to True Nature.
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Massage Therapist

Sheryl is our lead therapist at True Nature’s petite spa. She did much of her training at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and has worked at many popular spas around the Southwest. She brings a compassionate heart, strong sensitive hands, a peaceful presence and over 20 years experience to her healing arts practice. Her massage is an intuitive, tailored blend of Swedish, deep tissue, Lomi Lomi style, and cranio-sacral work. As a lover of nature and avid gardener, she also enjoys inviting the plants devas to assist her sessions by incorporating medicinal essential oils. The most recent addition to her work are many of the traditional Ayurvedic healing treatments such as Abhyanga, Marma point therapy, Nasya and Shirodhara.

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Paul

Massage Therapist
Paul Valentine specializes in structural, deep tissue, sports, neuromuscular, myo-fascial release, reflexology, cranial sacral, acupressure and trigger point therapy.
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Massage Therapist

Paul Valentine incorporates a variety of techniques in his massage practice, including structural, deep tissue, sports, neuromuscular, myo-fascial release, reflexology, cranial sacral, acupressure and trigger point therapy. His intention is always for his clients to experience a multi-level release of tension driven pain and discomfort. Paul brings to True Nature over 27 years practicing bodywork in the Roaring Fork valley.

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Jacqui

Aura Soma Practitioner
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Aura Soma Practitioner
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Annie

Licensed Acupuncturist
Annie Van Druten, licensed acupuncturist since 2008, is a graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Acupuncture in NYC
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Licensed Acupuncturist

Annie Van Druten, licensed acupuncturist since 2008, is a graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Acupuncture in NYC, where she studied Classical Chinese Medicine under the tutelage of Jeffrey C. Yuen, internationally renowned Master of Chinese Medicine and 88th generation Taoist Priest.  She has since continued her education with a year-long course in Chinese dietary therapy.

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Briar

Massage Therapist
Briar Gorman, Certified Massage Therapist, specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and Energy Balancing.
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Massage Therapist

Briar Gorman, Certified Massage Therapist, specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and Energy Balancing.  Briar brings a safe, relaxing, healing environment and experience to you and the Roaring Fork community. Through extensive training, intuition and collaboration he works to empower his clients to deepen their self-awareness and mindfulness surrounding their own healing process. Briar’s services greatly support the active lifestyle here in the valley and are an excellent choice for anyone interested in consciously awakening the healer within.

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Megan

Healing Touch Certified Practitioner
Megan's practice is built upon a desire to connect with people in a heart-centered way and share her passion of energy medicine.
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Healing Touch Certified Practitioner

Megan Passmore is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner. She received her certification from the Healing Touch Program, a leader in energy medicine, in 2013.  Megan’s practice is built upon a desire to connect with people in a heart-centered way and share her passion of energy medicine. Her goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to create health on all levels, mind-body-spirit. She approaches each client with a sense of compassion, love and joy. Megan invites you to try Healing Touch and experience how this nurturing and supportive modality can enhance your health and well-being.

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Karen

Massage Therapist
Her ability to bring a deep relaxation to the body and the soul comes from a place of presence and intuition.
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Massage Therapist

Karen Salamida CMT, is trained in Swedish massage, acupressure, reflexology and aromatherapy.  Her passion is Visionary Craniosacral work, in which she studied and became Certified with Hugh Milne in California, and she has been practicing massage in the Roaring Fork valley for 25 years.  Her ability to bring a deep relaxation to the body and the soul comes from a place of presence and intuition. She is also excited to bring Ayurvedic treatments to share with you here at True Nature Healing Arts.

 

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Dayla

Shamanic Healer, Massage Therapist
In her Shamanic Healing sessions, Dayla helps to facilitate healing by clearing and balancing the aura, emotions, chakras, meridians, and a person's connection to Spirit and their Soul.
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Shamanic Healer, Massage Therapist

Since she was a child, Dayla Robinson has been deeply connected to Spirits and God and perceived into the realms beyond the veil. She was lead to massage therapy and healing at the age of 24; after a traumatic avalanche 4 years ago her spirit channels opened and more of the Guidance of God called her to know higher realms. Synchronistically, Dayla has been educated, healed and helped by great Medicine healers in Hawaii, Mexico and the US, all teaching and encouraging her intuitive gifts to unfold. In her Shamanic Healing sessions, Dayla helps to facilitate healing by clearing and balancing the aura, emotions, chakras, meridians, and a person’s connection to Spirit and their Soul.

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Jenny

Massage Therapist
Jenny works with clients to custom - fit their treatment to their individual needs and desires. The sessions are usually an integration of a variety of techniques.
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Massage Therapist

Jenny graduated from her first massage training in 1988 from the Mendocino Massage Institute. She is trained in advanced myo-fascial and Structural Integration Techniques through the Rolf Institute and The Guild.  She has also completed four years of training in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy at The Colorado School for Energy Studies in Boulder. She also offers acupressure, hot stone, aroma therapy and sound healing to enrich her work with people.  Jenny has recently become certified in a new therapy called AAT ( Associative Awareness Technique) which turns off the amygdala, our flight or fight response mechanism in the emotional mid-brain and so a wonderful modality for the nervous system. Jenny works with clients to custom – fit their treatment to their individual needs and desires. The sessions are usually an integration of a variety of techniques.

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Packages

Bliss Package* (135 minutes ) $245
The ultimate indulgence in-self care, The Bliss Treatment begins with a full-body Ayurvedic Silk Glove Exfoliation. Following the exfoliation, enjoy a 75-minute Abhyanga Warm Oil Massage. The treatment ends with the most blissful of the Ayurvedic treatments, the Shirodhara Oil Drop Therapy.

True Nirvana* (135 minutes ) $245
A customized package that is sure to transport you to the heavenly realms. This deluxe combination of treatments includes True Massage, Medicinal Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, and any 2  Add-on treatments of your choice.

Massage/ Facial Package* (150 minutes ) $250
Spend a delightful morning or afternoon in the spa nurturing yourself from head to toe with a 60-minute facial and 90-minute massage or Abhyanga warm oil treatment.

*Add a yoga class to any package for half off the drop-in rate!

Personal Retreats $175
Treat yourself or someone you love to a day at True Nature Healing Arts enjoying a personal retreat that includes: a yoga class, cup of tea, chocolate truffle and a 90-minute spa treatment of your choice!


Tea Room

Tea Room

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Our Tea Room features: 25 organic loose-leaf teas; fair trade, shade grown french pressed coffee; hot spiced chai; warm & savory soups; fresh smoothies; organic, organic baked goods from Sunshine & Moons Bakery and decadent chocolates. Our teas are consciously prepared using pH-balanced, purified water; smoothies are blended using raw food principles to enhance health and vitality. Our chocolates are made from raw cacao, naturally sweetened and fair trade.

Join us every Thursday for free tea tastings at 2pm. Every third Thursday of each month will be a tea tasting along with a pairing of some delectable treats.

 

Tea Room


Tea Room Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm

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Reservations

TEA ROOM RESERVATIONS!

Retail

TEA SALES

Conscious Boutique

Conscious Boutique

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