Innerlight Healthworks & School of Mindful Ways

Denise Ackert, owner

About Denise

I am a certified mindfulness instructor, massage therapist, yoga instructor.

I began practicing meditation in 1987 and have recently completed a two-year training in bringing mindfulness into daily life, and more recently training in Mindful Schools, a mindfulness program for students from K-12th grades.  I am deeply grateful for the guidance of my teachers, John Travis, Brian Lesage and Susie Harrington.

I offer Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Relaxation Therapy, and Cranial Sacral Therapy in the Salida, Colorado. I make your massage experience as relaxing and rejuvenating as possible and can help you on your goal toward optimal health or simply pain-free living. I began practicing massage therapy in 1986, after completing my training at the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA.  I am nationally certified in massage through NCBTMB and insured through the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

I have been teaching yoga since 2000 and am always learning more to help you in your yoga practice.  I am deeply grateful for all my teachers over the years: Aadil Palkivala for his in depth Iyengar training, Sri Pattabi Jois, Richard Freeman and all my amazing Ashtanga teachers for their gift of vinyasa, to John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh and all the Anusara teachers I have studied with for their deepening my understanding of the many facets of Anusara yoga, and to Cate Stillman for her gift of Ayurveda.

My office is conveniently located in downtown Salida, Colorado and I also offer mobile services to private hot springs cabins in the Chalk Cliffs area, Nathrop, and Maysville.

Office 719-539-2906                           Cell 307-690-5878

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