Maha in Sanskrit means great, and Tracy Lawson is pretty great. Tracy is the owner of Maha Soul in Littleton, CO. At Maha Soul, they encourage you to "Engage your own greatness!".
Just being in the Tracy's presence, by phone or in person, I feel her vibrant, kind and optimistic sparkle. And, you can feel it when you walk into the downtown Littleton space where she has magically brought the sacred, fun, funky and tranquil all into one spot.
I had the wonderful privilege and opportunity to lead Santosha Teacher Training at Maha Soul in 2018-2019. Tracy and the Maha Soul were amazing hosts, wonderfully supportive and fully receptive to living and learning the yogic practices of yoga, Ayurveda, breathing, philosophy, and more.
Tracy and Ryan, her husband, enjoy the historic Littleton downtown, but you can also find them adventuring across the diverse terrain in their Jeep with their dog, Roxie. If you're in the Denver area, definitely stop by and say hi, and enjoy the healing energy of Maha Soul.
What is Maha Soul? Maha Soul is soulful yoga studio, healing center and home of fun, funky retail. With a variety of classes, you'll find something to meet your needs and fit your mood. You can try belly dancing, yin, vinyasa, hatha and etc. They also offer workshops on Pranic Healing, Chakra Exploration and more.
I also love their retail shop. It really is fun and funky. As you walk in the fragrance of the essential oils and incense fill your senses with tranquility. You'll find functional accessories for your yoga practice, jewelry, home decor, clothing and more for you, for friends and family.
What is it about Maha Soul? This beautifully sacred space has been created to delight your soul. It is filled with such love and vibrantly positive energy that you feel like you are home upon entering. They provide a place for your mind, body and spirit to experience tranquility, transformation and magic.
What services does Maha Soul offer? Maha Soul offers yoga, belly dancing, energy work, and massage along with a plethora of amazing and wonderful workshops. More specifically, Tracy is an initiated Kuraq Akulleq (4th Level Shaman Priestess and Wisdom Keeper in the Peruvian Incan tradition of the Andes), certified yoga instructor, Aroma Touch therapist and author of the Positive Intention Workbook.
What am I thankful for Tracy Lawson of Maha Soul? Although our friendship has not been longstanding, I feel connected to Tracy beyond the in person time we've shared.
She simply radiates. I love being in her presence because I feel supported, trusted, nurtured and loved. I know that is the case for many people that meet her. Maha Soul is clearly a reflection of a great soul - the souls that create it, support it and find healing in it.
Contact Info: www.mahasoul.com; 720-484-4288
Ken Busto - yes, this is my "little brother". To know someone almost all your life is a gift and privilege. Growing through life side by side, sometimes sideways and sometimes apart, you get to be the observer and be observed. I've journeyed through life with Ken with patience, admiration, appreciation and gratitude, and I am honored to call him brother, friend, teacher, mentor, counselor, and healing practitioner.
In all these capacities, Ken consistently reflects brilliance, strength, wit, introspection, insight and humility. This is what makes Ken an amazing acupuncturist and natural healthcare professional.
Ken and his wife, Nicole, reside in Maui, Hawaii where they both serve the community in natural healthcare. Ken's acupuncture practice is call Acupono, and if you're in Maui and ready for some self-care and healing, set up an appointment.
What is Acupono? Brilliant and funny lead to the creation of Acupono. When I asked Ken what does Acupono mean, he said it is "Just a portmanteau combining acupuncture and Pono. I needed to register a business name, and that’s what I came up with." This humble and curious response led me to inquire about the meaning of Pono. "Pono is the state of existence that is characterized by integrity and a feeling of contentment when everything is good and right." (https://www.alohashirtshop.com/hawaiian-lifestyle/pono-meaning).
What is it about Acupono? I really admire the lineage, dedication, and continuous learning that Ken invests into his practice. Ken began his exploration of Chinese medicine over twenty years ago through the study of internal martial arts and qigong. These pursuits led him to China, where he trained at the Wudang and Shaolin Temples, as well as with lineage holders in Beijing. He holds a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, where he also earned medical specialty certificates in Integrative Sports Medicine and Tuina (Chinese medical massage).
Ken then went on to become licensed in California and Hawaii, and to attain status as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Five Branches University.
Ken's aligns his personal practice with his professional practice. He practices the disciplines of healing the body, mind and soul. There is true healing that takes place when working with Ken because that is his dharma.
What services does Acupono offer? Primary modality is acupuncture, which may be augmented with other tools of Chinese medicine:
• Gua sha
• Auricular acupuncture, Ear seeds/tacks
• Tuina, including Yang tuina, Yin tuina, Qigong tuina, and Pediatric tuina
• Dietary & Herbal recommendations
• And more
What am I thankful for Ken Busto of Acupono? Ken has been an integral part of the Maui In Body Mind Soul retreats. He provides education, treatment and fun to the retreat. AND of course I am thankful for his friendship, his ability to hold space for my growth and healing, his talent to make me laugh, his love and his aloha spirit.
Contact Info: https://acupono.com; 808-793-2667