Sarah is a co-founder of Namaste Healing & Meditation. She is a certified yoga instructor and Tibetan Cranial Practitioner, teaching and practicing in the Evergreen community for the past several years. Her desire to help people heal themselves has been a source of drive and inspiration for her becoming an excellent practitioner in helping people through private sessions, classes and retreats.
Sarah holds a degree from Washington State University and is an active member of the Tibetan Cranial Association. She resides in Evergreen with her husband, two children, a few cats and Jack the dog.
Meditation / Pranayama
Frequency Sound Healing
Denisa is a co-founder of Namaste Healing & Meditation. Her passion for spiritual development has been present as long as she can remember. Denisa has had the great fortune to study intensively with numerous amazing gurus and masters the last 20 years such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Deepak Chopra and Sadhguru, broadening her knowledge of various traditional pranayama, spiritual and healing techniques. Her most influential and life changing teacher is the mystic Almine who with her genius and unprecedented teachings changed Denisa’s life to one of greatness and miracles, gifting her with several spiritual abilities. Denisa enjoys sharing transformative knowledge with others through various practices and healing methods.
Before establishing Namasté Healing and Meditation, Denisa was the founder and CEO of a medical software development company. Denisa holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and attended the Masters program at Atlantic University, Virginia Beach, VA, in the field of Transpersonal Studies.
Her certifications include among others:
*Belvaspata Grand Mastery
*The Arasatma Breaths Level 1-3
*TFT-Dx (tapping) Thought Filed Diagnostic Practitioner
*Frequency Sound Healing (Singing Bowls and other)
In her spare time she basks in the company of her husband, children and her wizard cat.
Michelle De Waele
Meditation / Pranayama
Michelle offers students guidance in greater Self discovery. Her teachings inspire transformation from the inside and out.
Michelle practices an evidence based healthcare method using the technique of yoga in professional settings.
Her yoga therapy technique uses a holistic multi-dimensional approach that often encompass the well being of the whole person, rather than focusing on a single condition.
She empowers individuals by offering them skills to manage their own health and well being while discovering their potential for vibrant body and joyful mind.
Michelle works with varieties of physical (autoimmune-age related) and psychological (stress-anxiety-depression) conditions, serving as restorative, preventive and remedial.
Yoga therapy sessions conducted as private or small group sessions may include:
- gentle movement re-education
- restorative yoga - supported yoga postures which elicit the relaxation response
- breathing techniques - mantras (sound & vibration therapy) - mudras (awakening of inner forces within)
- adaptive yoga therapy (special needs)
- yoga nidra (yoga of sleep)
- ayurveda (individual bio-energy)
- diet & lifestyle
Michelle left her Hilton Hotels corporate director of sales and marketing job in 2014 to dedicate her time to complimentary therapeutic studies and to her growing private yoga practice.
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500): Yoga4Life
Yoga Nidra Instructor: The Amrit Desai Institute
Ayurveda Yoga Specialist: Himalayan Institute
QiGong Master: Qi Revolution
Food Healing Consultant: Qi Revolution
Michelle is currently studying year 1200 hour yoga therapy IAYT (Integrative Association of Yoga Therapy) certified program.
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
Julie is a Licensed Social Worker who uses both traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy in treating anxiety, depression, stress, and ADHD, as well as helping with life transitions, relationship issues, coping skills, and self esteem. Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy is an offshoot of traditional cognitive therapy that combines the strengths of a mindfulness practice with modern therapeutic methods to help clear the emotional blocks holding us back. Mindfulness allows individuals to find space between stimulus and response, this gives them the ability to pause long enough to choose how they want to respond to a situation rather than continuing to react in destructive ways. This simple tool can be life changing and can enhance your relationships with others in the world. Appropriate for kids, teens and adults.
For those of you who prefer the outdoors and movement "walk and talk" therapy also available.
Julie also has certification in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, the most widely researched program known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program that introduces you to mindfulness practice in the form of sitting meditation, body awareness and mindful movement/yoga.
Julie holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Social Work from Colorado State University. She began her career at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN working with world renowned psychologists, mostly employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. More recently Julie has received extensive training in Mindfulness. Julie works from the idea that mindfulness is as important as exercise, sleep and a healthy diet for well being. In today’s world where technology constantly grabs our attention, a mindfulness practice is needed more than ever to give our brains time to just be. Julie is excited to help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life.
Julie lives in Evergreen with her husband and 4 children. She is passionate about skiing, biking, yoga, the outdoors and Mindfulness.
Doctor of Natural Medicine
Adrianne D. Smedstad has been in the health field for over 25 years, and focuses on the mind-body connection. Adrianne uses Energy Medicine as a base for correcting the body's imbalances. She studied Quantum Physics in energy where she received her Doctorate in Natural Medicine. She uses the different therapies specific to the individual through her computerized energy analysis or personal consultations. She also enjoys children's therapies. Adrianne is currently finishing her PHD in Natural Medicine.
CHHP Certified Holistic Health Professional
CQHT Certified Quantum Healing Therapist
CQHS Certified Quantum Healing Specialist
BCTN Board Certified Traditional Naturopath
DNM Doctor of Natural Medicine
CPT Certified Personal Trainer
Katherine Sumner is co-founder of Nourish Schools and co-creator of the Super Food Cards; a comprehensive guide to choosing, prepping and cooking healthy foods.
Having grown up in the Middle East and eating foods from around the world, Katherine understands the connection between what the earth provides and how it nourishes our bodies. After working in the health industry for several years and having her first child, she became more passionate about the ways in which our body can heal itself if given what it needs. Fascinated by holistic health and the life-changing benefits of eating whole foods, Katherine delved into the world of holistic wellness.
Her research led her to a program at New York’s Institute for Integrative Nutrition, then affiliated with Columbia University, and received a dual certification in holistic health counseling and nutrition. Katherine’s teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; John Douillard, DC, CAP, a globally recognized leader in natural health, Ayurveda and sports medicine; and many other researchers and doctors. Katherine also has a “Food As Medicine” certificate from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and continues to explore the world of Herbal Medicine.
For over 10 years, Katherine has shared her passion for a well-balanced life and a well prepped kitchen through her group classes, national talks, radio interviews, articles and individual counseling.
Katherine holds a BBA in Marketing and a minor in Italian from Emory University.
Katherine and her family recently moved to Colorado from the Washington, DC area and are enjoying the wide-open spaces.
Meditation / Pranayama
Rachel Sorrell is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Master Reiki Practitioner. She studied Traditional Mayan Healing in the Guatemalan jungle, including: Cacao Ceremonies, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Pranayama, Psychodrama, Rituals, Shamanism and Sound Therapy. Rachel combines everything she’s learned to meet the individual needs of her clients.Her work is heavily influenced by Mayan traditions, Mother Earth and teacher; Elisa Fusi.
Rachel came into the world of healing after years of struggling with illness. From her personal experience, she has fully devoted her life to holistic healing. Her journey has deepened over the years, constantly pushing her creativity in seeking the balance of body, mind and soul. Her intuition, experience and knowledge of the energies represented in the Mayan Tzolk’in calendar guide her daily, in life and in her work.
Rachel holds a calming space for you to take time from your day-to-day life to reconnect and unwind by balancing your energies, breathing and spending genuine time with your true self.
- First Degree Reiki - Light Internal
- Second Degree Reiki - Light Internal
- Master Reiki - Light Internal
- Holistic Health Coach - Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Kelly Rutledge is a massage therapist who has been practicing in the Evergreen area for several years. Her desire to help people heal themselves began with her studies to become a Certified Herbalist on an organic herb farm in Canon City, CO. From there she went on to study massage therapy at the Colorado School of Healing Arts and graduated in 2006.
Inspired by the joy and relaxation of her personal yoga practice, she loves to share and enhance the sense of well being through the art of massage therapy. Her work has been described as “from the heart”.
Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light, firm or deep touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body. Regular massage can enhance health, providing relaxation, release of muscle tightness, relief from anxiety and tensions, and balancing aspects of body/mind/spirit.
1hr $77, 1.5hrs $109.
Sandy Mighell is a Certified Black Belt instructor in the Nia TechniqueTM, and a Certified Qigong Instructor in Supreme Science and Organ Cleansing (Medical) Qigong.
Her classes have been described by her students as being "like a spa treatment for the body," "rejuvenating", and "grounding". I hope to bring to my classes a sense of personal safety, real comfort and vibrant joy in the body.
Through the harmonizing body awareness practices of Nia and Qigong, we make possible the transformation of our cell tissue by infusing it with positive conversation, good energy, conscious motion and our own sense of authenticity. This journey into the body one that is well worth taking! (Warning: spontaneous and contagious laughter is possible…) Joy is Sandy's middle name.
Sandy has been sharing her movement practice for 11 years in yoga studios, recreation/community centers, YMCAs, spas, pilates studios, government facilities, corporations and in countless private and small group venues.
She offers group classes and private sessions.
Keri Kyanna Leigh
Keri is a spiritual intuitive that is of service to you, in helping you recognize your true self and your connection to the Creator of All.
She opens herself up as a vessel of service with clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities, clearly hearing the messages that are of importance to your life at this particular time.
Loving guidance from Spirit and the angels will be given, but as always, it is your choice to move forward with what you receive.
Spiritual chats are available to you after you have sat with your message for at least a week, allowing you to come back and share in reflection that which you received.
The chats empower you, on a great personal level towards moving forward with more ease and confidence on your life's journey.
Keri is giving readings at Namaste every second and last Thursday of the month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set a specific time. $40 / 30min, $80 / 60 min
From a young age, Micah has been fascinated by the merging of the physical, tangible world with that of the metaphysical. This curiosity led her to study many of the world’s most powerful healing arts because of their ability to support evolution and self-knowledge.
Micah has been inspired by astrology--a dynamic blueprint for the soul's evolution-- for thirty years. When we become conscious of our inherent challenges and gifts as represented in our natal chart, we align with higher mind and become agents of service for ourselves, others and the planet as well as increase the enrichment and joy we are here to experience.
Insightful Natal or Transit Reading, 90 minutes.