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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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September Spa Special


Free Cupping add-on with Private Acupuncture sessions in September
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Free Cupping add-on with Private Acupuncture sessions in September

Have you seen all the hype about cupping in the Olympics?  Many of the U.S. Olympic swimmers showed up sporting cupping marks on their bodies, especially on their upper backs and shoulders.  Cupping expedites the recovery and healing process allowing toxins to be removed and fresh blood and lymph to enter into the injured area.

We’d love for you to try a cupping session with our acupuncturist, Annie Van Druten.  For the month of September, she is offering cupping for free (normally a $15 value) when you buy a private acupuncture session.

Don’t hesitate to let Annie know if you have any questions about how cupping can help you!

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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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Intro to Higher Self Care


Journey through common barriers to realize the perfect peace that you are in truth.
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If perfect peace is our natural state, why aren’t we peaceful? Learn the 3 major distractions to peace and how to move through them. Learn how to instantly connect with that peace. This is a rich introduction to identify and tap into your innate wisdom by moving through the barriers we see as preventing us from our higher Self.

Donna Lee Humble is an International Lifestyle & Wellness Coach, Bio Energetic Technician, Emotional Release Expert, A Course In Miracles student/facilitator and Spiritual Teacher, has practiced in Glenwood Springs for 15 years. She assists proactive holistic minded individuals refine their better health , spiritually, emotionally and physically.

$20

 

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2-Part Workshop, The Five Vayu’s


The Five Vayu’s – Yoga movement principles, experienced in a thoughtful sequence of poses.
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The Five Vayu’s – Yoga movement principles, experienced in a thoughtful sequence of poses.

Chakras are elemental forces of body and soul. These elemental regions of the body-psyche are also known as “Vayu”, meaning air or the air-like, an invisible subtle-structure that constitutes our vital forces. We can come to know the vayu’s through their dynamic qualities, as we are guided by the direction of their movement.

Sat. Oct. 15th (11am- 1pm): Standing poses & stabilizing the pelvis. Apana and Samana Vayu. Grounding and assimilating with a strong stable container, in preparation for new growth and transformative movement.

Sun. Oct. 16th (12:30 – 2:30pm): Backbends and shoulder opening. Adding Prana and Udana Vayu. Moving through the natural rhythm of the vayus, we now draw our attention in and up to the chest and throat through backbends and upper body twists. Staying tethered to the work of the previous day, and by gather all forces together in unity, we can offer a full expression of body and soul.

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Detox. Fall. Flow.


Take time for an afternoon of nourishment, detoxification, and rejuvenation.
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Take time for an afternoon of nourishment, detoxification, and rejuvenation. This ayurveda inspired workshop will begin with a detoxifying twist practice and end with abhyanga (warm oil massage) followed by an extended savasana (rest) to allow time for the oils to absorb. Please bring a change of loose clothing for oil massage!

$30 includes the oil for abhyanga.

Jenni’s teachings are an authentic reflection of her own evolving journey. She has personally experienced the power of living a connected, authentic and heart-forward life. Her soft, yet empowering energy creates a safe container for her students to explore their capacity – both physically and emotionally. Yoga is simply a pathway to access our inner-depth. Jenni weaves strong intention into intelligently sequenced alignment-based classes in order to invoke deep interconnection. Her mindful teachings guide her students to a place of discovery, understanding, and acceptance. Through her teachings, Jenni’s students begin to connect to their authenticity, uncover their inner strength, and find peace with the unparalleled truth. It’s all a big journey – and we are all in it together – I am here to support my students as they uncover their true desires.

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Deepen Into Essence: Explore Your Yin Practice


Balance your busy life with this long, slow & gentle yin practice to penetrate
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Balance your busy life with this long, slow & gentle yin practice to penetrate your joints, fascia & mind. Life in the mountains brings on a lot of physical activity that focuses on muscle health, but what have you done to pamper the health of your connective tissues? With the world surrounding us slowing down, it is the perfect opportunity to nourish this often neglected part of your body. Join Kimberly Ghorai in a practice of long yin poses to penetrate your joints, bones, ligaments & fascia while your mind settles into stillness and surrenders to self. Leave with a wonderful calm, soft muscles, and the best yoga high of your autumn.

Kimberly Ghorai teaches yoga, SUP & meditation in Breckenridge, Keystone & Fairplay, Colorado. She brings enthusiasm, experience & thoughtful energy into her offerings. Students leave her classes with a profound experience that they can bring with them off the mat and into their every day lives.

 

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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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Dharma Talk, A 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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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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