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 - Owner and Manager
John started his career as a geologist and holds a MS 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).
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
Brenda Pilas - Licensed Massage Therapist
Lizz Arias - Licensed Massage Therapist
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.
Dylan Scioletti - Licensed Massage Therapist
Dylan found his way from Massachusetts to Crestone Colorado’s Healing Arts center in 2015. He has been practicing massage therapy for the past three years in Glenwood Springs and has became passionate in learning the most effective ways to relieve pain through soft tissue manipulation. Dylan uses a blend of Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and acupressure to effectively meet the clients needs with a focus on pain relief and relaxation. Outside of work he enjoys playing guitar, physical therapy, hiking, and finding the best snacks.
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.
Lucy Roginski - Yoga Instructor
Lucy Roginski specializes in the art of wellness, slow stretching, thoughtful breath and meaningful movement. She completed her intital training in 2012 with Rocky Heron and continues her studies with ParaYoga founder, Rod Stryker. As a leader and artist in the community, Lucy also teaches a fusion of yoga and acrobatics called Acro Yoga . Her Providence classes weave breath, movement, meditation and rest to help further your commitment towards self-love, health and wholeness.
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.
Erin Dowd - Yoga Instructor
During her university studies Erin was introduced to Yoga Therapy by Hansa at Prana Yoga and Ayurveda Mandala where she completed her 200-hour Contemplative Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2007. Over the years she has continued numerous studies and added certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Adaptive and Chair Yoga, Senior Yoga, Nada Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She feels deep gratitude for the lessons that her many teachers, including her students, have shared with her.
Erin leads a dynamic practice that empowers each individual to work within their diverse abilities as is found within each group setting. She also offers private sessions–great for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, for those working with injuries, health concerns, major life events, etc., and for anyone simply desiring more depth in their practice.
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.
Raven Clemente - Yoga Instructor
Raven started the practice of yoga over 20 years ago in the suburbs of Chicago Illinois. In 2008 she went through a 200 Hour program with Core Power Yoga in Denver, CO. Three weeks after her graduation she started teaching. She went from teaching 1 class a week to quitting her job and becoming a manager for a yoga studio within 3 months of her training . She taught on average 15 classes a week for a few years before she opened up her own location in Boulder county. In 2012 Raven became certified to teach aerial yoga and shortly after a teacher trainer for an international brand . In 2017 Raven sold her yoga studio, developed her own aerial yoga brand and moved up to the mountains with her husband and two children. She’s taken trainings, classes and workshops with some of the best instructors from all around the world but considers herself a self-made yogi and likes to encourage that approach in her classes. Raven is an intuitive, a shaman, reiki attuned and incorporates these components into her lessons for her students. ” I carry a strong desire to make the world a better place through connecting, creating community and finding universal commonality through the art of inner connection and outer play!”
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.