Daily Mantra

Kayena Vaca Manasendriyairva
Whatever actions I perform, by body, mind, senses or intellect, I offer all to the Guru

Santosha Spa Staff

Clara Macy

Clara Macy

Clara Macy eats, sleeps and drinks Ayurveda & Yoga. The life long obsession began in 1998, when she completed her 200-hour yoga certification. She then continued to study all over the world with top yogis, but uncovered something more. She learned that Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga was a huge component to proper lifestyle management, not just yoga. After many books and seminars later, she decided to apply for Ayurvedic practitioners’ program and began her life-long studies in Ayurveda through Kerala Ayurvedic Institute. Clara has taken the teachings of Ayurveda and integrated them into her yoga classes. She also offers Ayurvedic consultations and is a certified Ayurvedic Therapist. Her passion in this ancient preventative medicine is so huge, she decided to start her own Ayurvedic Wellness center. Seeing how Ayurveda changed her life and her family, she dreamed of opening a wellness center that would be a place to meditate, practice yoga, receive Ayurvedic therapies and get everything you need for an Ayurvedic lifestyle. In 2012, Santosha Spa was born. In Sanskrit, santosha means ‘contentment’ she believes that through the mindful practice of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, we can achieve happiness and contentment and be in perfect health! Clara is happily married to her soul mate, has 4 kiddos and three dogs! She loves to spend tons of time with her family, plays golf, is a want to-be fly fisher and is now addicted to yoga on the paddle board!

 

Cresta Wold

Cresta Wold

Cresta is a licensed massage therapist, Ayurvedic therapist and business owner. She specializes in Ayurvedic therapies such as abhyanga, shirodhara & swedena along with therapeutic integrative massage. She fell in love with Ayurveda in 2008 and became passionate about the healing qualities of the “science of life” by integrating small changes into her life that ended up creating a huge, beneficial change in her overall well-being. It was her own journey of finding health and balance that inspired her to get both her yoga teacher certification and massage therapy license to help others discover the powerful healing properties of Ayurveda. She believes we all contain the innate capability to heal and uses an intuitive approach to create the ideal environment for your body to unwind. Through compassionate and careful listening, she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities. She strives to make each session on her table meaningful for your life that day, guiding your body toward peace, balance and relaxation.

Cresta and her husband both grew up here in Fort Collins and together have two amazing kids and two sweet, squishy grandkids.

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Millar

Jen Millar

Jen is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and a yoga teacher who moved to Fort Collins from Costa Rica in 2013. She has traveled to India to study and experience Ayurveda and yoga, most recently for an advanced practicum at Vaidhyas Ayurvedic Hospital and School of Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.  She continues her advanced studies at Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami and through regular trips back to India.

Jen began her yoga practice as a type of physical therapy for a lower back injury in 2005 but it wasn’t until her move to Costa Rica in 2010 that her practice began to evolve into something more than a physical experience.  The dramatic lifestyle change created the time and space for this transition and also led to the realization that balance is the key to living happily.  Jen has spent her whole adult life involved with food - in her own restaurant, outside catering and private chef work.  It is her love of yoga and preoccupation with food - how we produce it, buy it, cook it, eat it, that has drawn her to Ayurveda and its emphasis on using food as medicine.