the nectar of immortality, amrit; the temple of the body; a subtle and physical essence that maintains immunity, strength, beauty, and vitality; the nourishment that feeds our cells and consciousness; another name for Chandra, the Moon, the cupholder of bliss that feeds the gods; a mysterious, sacred plant drink said to be the elixir of life
Ashley W. Marie, Licensed Acupuncturist
Ashley is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine and licensed by the state of Colorado. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. Her interests include neuroscience, sports medicine, fertility, sleep, traumatic brain injury, skincare, longevity, and optimal human functioning.
She continues her study of Japanese-style acupuncture with Jeffrey Dann & crew of Aloha Wellness in Boulder, CO. She has also completed specialty trainings in Japan for meridian therapy and facial rejuvenation. Ashley combines acupuncture, osteopathic listening techniques, shiatsu, moxibustion, and herbal medicine.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Ashley played college basketball, and after a series of head injuries -- and a long, winding path -- she is grateful to have found the Medicine.
A few of her favorite things: everything wild, walking, swimming, hiking, sleep & dreams, hot springs, earth architecture, bicycles, learning, reading, sci-fi, woodworking, March Madness, baking bread, raising food, Jyotish, coffee, chai, human ingenuity, esoterica, listening to good long-form interviews, her Wolf Pack, her Mom & sisters, sacred & medicinal plants, curiosity, this beautiful Earth.
Heather K. Marie, Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner & Esthetician
Heather received her certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner through Alandi Ashram and Gurukula in Boulder, Colorado. She received her Advanced Doctor of Ayurveda certificate from Ayurved Sadhana with Dr. Bharat Vaidya, whose family lineage spans multiple generations of Ayurvedic doctors. She also studied Ayurvedic body therapies at the California College of Ayurveda.
She loves this work.
She is also a licensed esthetician with specialty training in Ayurvedic skincare.
A few of her favorite things: mantra, ceremony and ritual, yoga, hiking, stargazing, maple syrup, milking cows and goats, the desert, tea, cooking, creating, singing with her family, the art of communication, wild places, stories, Rumi, beauty, self-sufficiency, the ocean, handmade everything, being a mom, world travel, Love.