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THE HEART OF HEALING True Nature is Carbondale’s wellness central.

Courtesy of True Nature Healing Arts

BY LINDA HAYES

The nautilus spiral of the Reflexology Path promotes a meditative state, while stones along the walkway target acupressure points.

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Just off Carbondale’s Main Street near the Rio Grande Trail, True Nature’s curated, campus-like setting unfolds like a lotus flower in a series of sustainably built structures. Gong baths, meditation sessions and workshops such as Isha Upanishad Seminar with Hindu philosophy teacher Suryaji (April 24-28) and Better Boundaries (May 4), designed to improve relationships via yogic philosophy, are held in the architecturally stunning Kiva that spirals below ground. “By honoring the significance of True Nature’s present public garden and their wishes to connect sky and earth, we conceived of a kiva-like space; subtle, sunken, synthesized within this garden, as another landform to explore,” says architect Lea Sisson, who designed the Kiva. Serenity can be found in the adjoining spa, which is fast becoming the go-to in the Roaring Fork Valley for body and facial treatments such as the energy-balancing, skin nourishing Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage performed using warm herbal oils, aromatic milk baths and reflexology. Surrounding it all, the Peace Garden, created by landscape architects DHM Design, invites visitors to experience the calming effects of walking the sandstone labyrinth or the stone Reflexology Path, or setting a prayer or intention at the Wishing Tree. “Our vision is unfolding even in the present moment,” says Eaden Shantay, founder—with his wife, Deva—of True Nature Healing Arts, as he sips a sparkling CBD water from the center’s organic café. And so it seems, as around him people check in for yoga classes or spa treatments such as craniosacral therapy and purifying detox body scrubs. Other guests peruse altar-like displays of Aura-Soma essential oils, specially curated crystals and books, all the while absorbing the benefits of one of Carbondale’s naturally healing energy vortexes at the heart of the boutique. 100 N. 3rd St., Carbondale, CO, truenaturehealingarts.com

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