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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 understanding that dissolved suffering and reveals the self as non-dual, awareness and love.

Eaden’s main purpose is to learn, heal, love, be and serve. He is deeply honored to share this beautiful life with his beloved Deva and children Jade, Jiah and Zayna and the whole True Nature family. “There is no greater service than to realize and share who we truly are: existence – consciousness – limitless-ness.”

Eaden shares meditation, Vedanta study, and Dharma Counseling supporting clients in living their life purpose.

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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

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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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

Yoga Instructor
Faith has been teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade. E-RYT 500
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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 transformational and rejuvenating practice while resting deeply in supported poses held for long periods of time.

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Sarah

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 to 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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River

Yoga Instructor
River Morgan BFA, DA and E-RYT 500, is a third generation yogini
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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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Joanne

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