A true nature escape is in the Rocky Mountains.
An aerial view of True Nature Healing Arts’ grounds
Step inside True Nature Healing Arts, an intentional sanctuary for connection and transformation at the base of Mount Sopris. Founded in 2007 by Deva and Eaden Shantay, True Nature began with a small studio space in Carbondale, eventually expanding into a full-service retreat offering yoga, meditation and spa services. Whether you are visiting or living in Aspen, this Roaring Fork Valley destination is the ultimate escape to Zen. The tranquil grounds offer a peace garden—which acts as a restorative and centering environment—and a kiva, the spiritual center of the peace garden and a sacred gathering space for ceremonies, events and rituals.
True Nature aims to help visitors look inward and go deeper within themselves. It offers guided meditation to promote one’s spiritual journey and to sharpen tools for better self-care. While yoga is at the heart of the center, its offerings go beyond just namaste. Self-care and holistic wellness are of the utmost importance. The spa includes both traditional and ancient ayurvedic therapies. Reset and relax with a massage or facial meant to soothe and revitalize. The spa here is all about supporting introspection and relaxation.
Following a yoga class, spa treatment or walk around the peace garden, step into the organic cafe for a smoothie, snack or healthy meal. The organic produce is sourced locally and adheres to biodynamic gardening principles, furthering True Nature’s commitment to keeping a low-carbon footprint and promoting a more sustainable lifestyle.
This is the spot for those seeking calm. The sacred space allows patrons an opportunity to explore their passions, connect and find life’s purpose.
Photography by: courtesy of True Nature Healing Arts