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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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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


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.



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.


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.



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.



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

Healing Touch Sessions

Curious about Healing Touch?
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