Herbalists / Owners

Chrissy Manes - Owner and Herbalist (HHP, AHG, CH)

Chrissy is a Certified Herbalist and Holistic Healthcare Practitioner. She believes that the healing power of plants is often under-appreciated and looks forward to spreading the possibilities of herbalism to as many people as possible.  She obtained her Holistic Healthcare Practitioner Certificate in Denver, Colorado.  She is also an active member of the American Herbalist Guild.  Her greatest passion is teaching and empowering people so that they can make healthy and educated healthcare decisions.  In her spare time, Chrissy is an avid snowboarder, backcountry skier, rafter, and backpacker.  She also enjoys drawing, wildcrafting, and spending time with family.

John Lee, PhD - Owner and Manager

John started his career as a geologist and holds a PhD in geoscience.  His analytical background is well suited for the demands of medicine making and understanding the physiological processes of herbal medicine.  When he is not marketing, managing, balancing the books, sweeping the floors, or editing this website, he enjoys climbing, rafting, fly fishing, backcountry skiing, and all other manner of mountain sport.

Bobbi Newberg - Herbalist

Bobbi trained at the Australian College of Herbal Studies as a Master Herbalist in Portland, Oregon. She has also completed the Women’s Herbal Program through Aviva Romm.  She specializes in general herbalism, women’s health, and stress/mood disorders. She has lived in the mountains since 1997 and loves to hike, wild craft and teach.  She has a deep connection to nature and has a true passion for helping and nurturing others with herbal medicine and other natural alternatives (nutrition/lifestyle).

Massage Therapists

Courtney Kunkleman - Licensed Massage Therapist

Courtney started out her massage career in Portland, Oregon and has traditional training in Swedish massage including application of deep tissue, side lying, and postural assessment techniques, hot stone, aromatherapy, shiatsu, chair massage and plenty of practice in spa essentials. Over the last four years she has further developed within deep tissue of the neck and spine, sports and prenatal massage, as well as myofascial release techniques. Her favorite massage includes a focused connection incorporating rocking and pressuretechniques from Shiatsu with fluid and attentive Swedish style deep tissue work. She keeps active by cycling, running, swimming, climbing, and motorcycle touring. In her downtime she prefers to be reading in the middle of a stream somewhere out of town.

Kirsten Gauthier-Newbury - Licensed Massage Therapist

Kirsten attended East West College for the healing Arts in Portland, OR and has been a practicing massage therapist since 2003, relocating to Glenwood Springs in 2014.  Her primary modalities: Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Traditional Thai and Facilitated Stretching, all influence her approach working with clients. She also has had experience doing Sports, Prenatal and Chair massage as well as performing treatments involving aromatherapy, and hot stones. While she especially enjoys the muscle-specific work of rehabilitation, she is also just as skilled providing a nurturing relaxation experience for clients. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys yoga, swimming, hiking, organic gardening, road trips to national parks, Rockies baseball, and a good game of Scrabble with anyone who will play her.

Becca Mecklenburg - Licensed Massage Therapist

Becca graduated from MountainHeart School of Bodywork of Crested Butte, CO in 2011. Dedicated to facilitate ease of well-being for clients on a path to a holistic way of life, she specializes in neuromuscular and craniosacral therapies to effectively balance the nervous system with gentle precision, mind-body awareness, and client empowerment. Becca also specializes in abdominal massage, which can be very helpful in easing digestive discomforts, increasing fuller breath capacity (great for altitude sickness!), and more completely addressing back and hip pain. In her free time, you can find her on an outdoor adventure with her husband, reading a good novel, or cooking up a feast.

Catlyn Bowles - Licensed Massage Therapist

Catlyn Bowles began pursuing her passion for holistic health at the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy. As a practitioner, her focus is to assist her clients wherever they find themselves in the moment, assisting them in accessing a healing power that she believes already resides within each one of us. Each massage is approached to suit the individual needs of the client, whether it be through relaxing Swedish style massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, or prenatal. She also utilizes various techniques from craniosacral, zero balancing, and Thai Massage to provide a unique, creative and nurturing experience for those she has the honor of working with. She is always welcome to discussing stretches and postural assessments that the client can work with at home after the session is complete. Catlyn and also has a bachelors degree in Sustainable Studies, and is a native to Glenwood Springs. In her spare time, she enjoys horse back riding, crafting jewelry, camping, snowboarding, reading, and yoga!

Brenda Pilas - Licensed Massage Therapist

Brenda studied at Higher Elevation of Healing Arts School in Eagle, Colorado. Her love and fascination for optimizing and rehabilitating the human body keep her very invested in going deeper into this therapeutic realm. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage (pre and post), Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone, Lymphatic and Aromatherapy. Her sessions are very individualized and nourishing. Brenda enjoys spending quality time with her family, and nature. She is immersed in disc golfing, gardening, swimming, bouldering, hiking, skiing, yoga, reading, studying and snuggling with her family.

Lizz Arias - Licensed Massage Therapist

Lizz is trained in Swedish massage techniques as well as applications of deep tissue, myofacial release, trigger points, pre-natal and infant massage as well as sports massage and injury recovery. Lizz continues to grow her knowledge and education in her massage practice, including modalities such as polarity. She is compassionate about making her session’s client focused and to create an intention and goal for each session. Outside of massage, Lizz is a mother of 2 wonderful children. She stays active by running, hiking, biking and exploring with her kids.

Kim Cannon - Licensed Massage Therapist

Kim graduated from a 1,000 hour program at Myotherapy Institute of Massage Therapy in 2014. She has two years of experience working in the Integrated therapies department at Valley View Hospital, where she specializes in oncology massage and injury recovery.  She is a strong advocate of the stress relieving benefits of massage related to all imbalances in the body and mind, as it believed that up to 90% of illness is related to stress. In her spare time she enjoys reading a good mystery novel, hanging out with friends at the gym, and playing with her dog Eleanor.

Whitney Roginski - Yoga Instructor

Whitney Rose brings an up-lifting enthusiasm for yoga and self-healing into her fusion of movement, meditation and mudras in class. Introduced to yoga as a teenager, she brings 10 years of personal experience into her teaching. Whitney is also a trained Birth Doula in addition to her Yoga Certification, and has a sweet, nurturing vibe to all that she does. A Roaring Fork Valley native, she lives in Glenwood with her husband and daughter.

Eliza Fulton - Yoga Instructor

Eliza Fulton is an inspired yoga student of over 40 years. She has practiced many different modalities of yoga and recently completed her 200 hour Integrated Yoga Therapy Certification. She believes in the importance of integrating body, mind and spirit which ultimately leads to a happier and healthier life. This philosophy is incorporated into her gentle teaching style. Eliza is a 200 hour Certified Integrated Yoga Teacher and an Accredited T’ai Chi Chih Instructor. She has a BA in Holistic Nutrition and has practiced yoga and meditation for over 40 years. Eliza is enthusiastic about sharing these healing practices with others.

Alana Monge - Yoga Instructor

Alana Monge was born in Denver, raised in the Roaring Fork Valley since she was eight, and currently lives in  Glenwood Springs with her fiancee. She has been a dedicated yogi since she was a teenager and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training through True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale in March of 2016. Alana owns Skin to Soul Holistic Massage and Wellness, is a licensed massage therapist, and has been practicing massage therapy for over 9 years. In addition to massage therapy and yoga, Alana offers self-care and wellness coaching to her clients as well as empowerment workshops and retreats. Alana’s yoga teaching style is rooted in an understanding of anatomy and physiology, and emphasizes breathe and intention while moving dynamically before holding postures to allow release into deeper layers of opening. Alana delights in her role as Aunt Alana to her adorable nieces Malina, Amaya, Viviana, and Colette.

Taryn Pearce - Yoga Instructor

Taryn grew up in Glenwood Springs, and has found her heart and soul anchored to this small mountain town. She finds her synchronization with nature through trail running, rock climbing, and yoga. Taryn’s yoga practice began after seeing the fluidity and magic of Meghan Currie’s movement. After graduating from Fort Lewis College, she traveled to Nicaragua to study with Meghan Currie. Taryn leads her class in playful way, inviting students to explore their edge and discover their strength.

Tessa Vanderhoof - Yoga Instructor

Tessa enjoys the balance and light that yoga has brought to her life. She grew up in Glenwood and loves all that the mountains provide but also loves to travel the world. She was introduced to pranayama yoga practices while traveling in India and yoga asana in the Iyengar method while studying at Fort Lewis College. She went on to study yoga and meditation in Bali, Indonesia with Blooming Lotus Yoga. She likes to see and play with how stillness can lead to growth and movement can ground us every time we step on our mat.

Chelsie Brehm - Yoga Instructor

Chelsie is a lover of all things health and wellness and integrates that into her daily life and inspires others to do the same. A native to Colorado, she has spent many years playing and living in beautiful mountain towns. As a competitive gymnast as a child she naturally fell in love with yoga when she was introduced to Anusara yoga in her late teens. She dove into that philosophy and training, leading her to discover the power of yoga therapy and mindfulness. She continued her studies traveling through India studying meditation and hatha yoga, at Naropa University, and then completed her 200 hour training with Deva and Eaden Shantay. With a bachelors degree in Integrative Physiology and a Licensed Massage Therapist, Chelsie infuses her teaching with knowledge drawn from these backgrounds. Her classes are enveloped in mindful movement, intentional alignment, breath work, mudras, and meditation. Chelsie lives and plays in the Roaring Fork Valley with her husband, two kiddos, and their old pup.

Annie Edgecomb - Yoga Instructor

Annie was born where the mountains meet the sea in a small town in South Central Alaska- and joins the strength of her home’s landscape with the fluidity of the ocean in her yoga practice. She completed her BA in Environmental Policy from Fort Lewis College in Durango CO, her Masters in Nutrition from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon, and her 200 hour yoga teacher training from Chandra Yoga School in Rishikesh India. In her classes you can expect to play, move with your breath, build strength, and groove to classic soul music. When not on the mat, you can find Annie experimenting in kitchen, or exploring the mountains with her hound dog Seeger.

Therapy Dog and Cuddler Extraordinaire

Trango - Shop dog

Trango was born to be a therapy dog.  He carries the highest qualifications: ultra soft hair, big brown eyes and a gentle soul.  When he is not donating time as therapy dog at the store, his favorite pass times include belly rubs, brushings, basking in the sun and cross country skiing.

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