True Nature’s Sacred Fest, September 5th-7th, is a transformational weekend full of activities for adults and children. Mark your calendar and join us for a lively First Friday with a drum circle, African dance, puppet show and live music followed by a weekend full of kirtan (sacred chant), yoga, kid’s activities, high prana foods, tea tastings, labyrinth walks and more!
Check out the schedule below; you’ll see that all of our events this weekend are affordable and that there is truly something for everyone. Click here to register for any event that catches your eye so that you’re guaranteed a space.
During the Sacred Fest weekend, our talented spa therapists will be on call offering massage, facials and ayurvedic treatments in the True Nature Petit Spa. Call the front desk to book appointments: 970.963.9900.
Finally, be sure to sign up for the Dave Stringer performance on Saturday evening as 100% of the proceeds will go to the Give Back Yoga Foundation, a non profit based on the Front Range that helps make yoga available to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of this powerful practice. Dave Stringer is also holding a really unique workshop called “Mantras and Molecules” on the healing neuroscience behind chanting on Saturday.
Dave Stringer has been widely profiled in publications all over the world as one of the most innovative artists of the new Kirtan movement. Kirtan is an ecstasy-inducing, call-and-response form of mantra chanting that is currently undergoing a worldwide renaissance. Stringer’s sound marries the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sensibility of American gospel. His work translates the ancient traditions of kirtan and yoga into inspiring and thoroughly modern participatory theatre, open to a multiplicity of interpretations, and accessible to all. Dave and his band tour tirelessly throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. Click here to see his full bio.
Schedule of Events:
First Friday Evening 9/5: All events are free on First Friday!
This workshop will explore the neurochemistry of ecstasy through extensive practice of the call and response form of chanting known as Kirtan. Augmenting direct experience, the workshop will also feature presentations and discussions on the emerging brain science of how music influences and alters our perceptions, mind and spirit.
Aura Soma is a color therapy system which unites the energies of the 3 kingdoms—plants and herbs, mineral and crystals, color and light. It benefits us by showing where we are in our spiritual evolution, andwhat gifts we can use to help us move in the most auspicious direction in our lives.
11am – 12pm – Family, Kid’s Yoga in the Spiral with Shannon – free
Located downtown and right next door to True Nature:
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Avalanche Ranch books up very fast, it’s located 15 minutes from True Nature and includes its own hot springs pool: 970.963.2846
Bed & Breakfasts:
Ambience Inn B&B, just a block away from True Nature in historic downtown Carbondale! 800-350-1515
Euclid House B&B, also downtown: 970.963.4946
Comfort Inn & Suites 800-473-5980
Days Inn Carbondale 970-963-9111
Camping? KOA Crystal River Resort is about 10-15 minutes from True Nature; they have RV and Tent Sites located right along the river. RV sites have electric and water, picnic tables, fire pits and grills. On site dump station plus mobile dump station for extended stay. All the campsites have a firepit and picnic table. A bathhouse is located between the RV and Tent area. Out of a total of 15 total tent sites, 7 are located along the river. A firepit, picnic table and bath house are available for each camp site.