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Mission: We provide high quality, inspirational, life-enhancing products and services with integrity.
Vision: We support and benefit the community and individuals by inspiring physical well being, emotional peace, mental equanimity, and contemplative spiritual practice. We offer a place of refuge, mind-body therapies, health, wellness and fitness classes, yoga classes and environmentally friendly products.
Our Providers Care About Your Health!
Kimball Cicciu, L.Ac., E-RYT
Kimball is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), and a certified group exercise instructor (AFAA), with an extensive background in providing acupuncture, massage, health coaching, health and fitness education, and yoga and meditation instruction for groups and individuals.
As a health care provider and educator, Kimball takes pride in offering not only Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage but also yoga and fitness instruction, holistic wellness coaching, seminars, and workshops for youth and adults.
Kimball has been teaching fitness, yoga, and meditation since 1992 and has been a student of Zen meditation since 2000 at the Zen Center of Denver. Here, she received lay ordination under the instruction of Ven. Danan Henry Roshi.
Her vast teaching experience includes medical college courses, both Eastern and Western, at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She also teaches at several courses at Red Rocks Community College for the Holistic Health Program, the Yoga Teacher Training certificate, the PE department and more. She also has experience teaching Montessori education for youth.
Kimball has a special interest in treating women’s health and sports injuries with the use of Chinese Medicine. However, she can confidently treat any condition effectively. Her ultimate goal is to help as many people as possible not only stay free of disease, but maintain a high level of physical wellness, significant energy and mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Greg Cicciu, L.Ac.
Greg began studying Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the early 1990s. The first school attended was a Five Element School and the second school was a Traditional Chinese Medicine school. The two schools empowered Greg with a variety of acupuncture and tui-na (Chinese massage) techniques in addition to a strong comprehension of Chinese herbal formulas. In 2011 Greg
published his first Chinese pulse diagnostic book , The Pulse Atlas. It is an illustrative guide to Chinese pulse diagnosis formatted to make it easier for students and practitioners of different learning styles to better comprehend the pulses whether you are a Visual, Audio or Kin-esthetic learner. In addition to treating clients his passion for teaching has brought him around the world teaching seminars on Auricular therapy, Tui-Na and Pulse Diagnosis for almost two decades.
More recent additions to his education and healing toolbox are Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Coaching/Change Coaching. His successes with these tools continue with smoking cessation, relieving PTSD, stress reduction, Helping patients alleviate and manage anxiety to name a few!
Dr. Carol J Carmien, DC, MS
Dr. Carmien began her practice over 30 years ago when a dance injury changed her career path. She graduated cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and developed a successful solo practice in upstate New York. An active skier and hiker, she fell in love with Colorado while visiting family and has recently joined PranaTonic Wellness Clinic in Golden.
Trained in several techniques, she can handle a variety of spinal conditions including low back and neck pain, headache, sciatica, neuralgias, and numbness. Her touch is gentle but firm and has provided fast relief from neuromuscular and spinal disorders for thousands of patients. Having advanced training in sports injuries and nutrition, she enjoys working with families and athletes of all ages!
Shanti Pitschka, 500 ERYT, Ayurvedic Practitioner
I started practicing yoga at age 16. Experiencing pain from scoliosis, my physical therapist suggested I try yoga. The studio was located in an old Victorian house. I walked in, and behind the beaded curtain, the incense swirled in the sunlight. My first yoga class, I fell in love. I took as many yoga classes I could, enjoying the unique qualities of every class. In 2011, outside of my then home town of Nederland, Colorado, I found ShambhavAnanda Yoga where received my 500 hour Hatha yoga and meditation teacher training. Here, in a working ashram, I was immersed in the life of a yogi, practicing meditation, yoga and Ayurveda.
I became an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in 2018, but my love and fascination of the Vedic arts continued. I was drawn to the Science of Life – Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, and became an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner in June 2019. Learning this ancient knowledge, who you are and how to live naturally with the rhythms of nature, left me feeling rejuvenated, vibrant and grounded. I love sharing this wisdom, guiding and nurturing women through life’s many transitions.
I offer a 6 month Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching program, one on one consultations and offer a seasonal workshop series – “Living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle with the Rhythms of Nature”
Sonja Meyer, RYT
Sonja, is a lover of the outdoors and self described health and wellness geek. As the last of her four children enters high school she decided to take this love of all things’ health and fitness and turn it into a career. Having practiced yoga for fun since the late 90s, this led her to become a yoga teacher. A Yoga Alliance RYT 200 teacher, Sonja is trained in Hatha yoga, practicing vinyasa flows for all levels as well bringing Pranayama (breathwork) and meditation to her classes. Though she loves the yoga practice, she believes that incorporating the mental and spiritual side of yoga is equally important allowing her students to grow in their practice. In addition to teaching group and private yoga classes, Sonja is also a health and wellness coach and proud owner of A Life Uprooted.