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Holistic Health and Education Center

Estara Health and Wellness believes in a world of love and peace, not only as a collective but in our own bodies and lives. Over the last three decades millions of Americans have become familiar with the traditional medicines and practices of places like China and India as evidenced by the number of Yoga Studios and Ayurvedic Centers now available to us. Each ancient culture carries a valuable story of their individual health practices and in this story is embedded the understanding of the correlation between health and the mind, body and spirit. In these ancient practices there is a holistic form of health that has the power to transform individuals as well as nations.

Founded On Ancient Principles and Practices

Estara Health and Wellness, founded by Sofia Chavez of Spanish and Native American roots is founded on the ancient principles and practices of these two cultures. Estara strives to educate the public on the connection of physical and emotional disease with the health of the body, mind and spirit. Through the use of ancient healing traditions such as Curanderismo we teach classes and do Community Outreach Programs to reintroduce people to these practices which strengthen this mind, body, spirit connection resulting in a state of wellness that results in greater health.

Presentations and Workshops by Sofia Chavez

Sofia is available for presentations and workshops on Curanderismo and Ancient Traditions, Sensory Integration and ADD, Sound and Healing and Aromatherapy. If you are interested in having Sofia come speak to your organization or group please email us at info@estaraprograms.com; let us know what your needs are and we will put together a presentation or workshop that fits those needs.

Ancient Wisdom Teachings and Classes

Estara offers classes that have their roots in indigenous medicines of the world. What we think of as new Integrative Medicines can all be traced back to some ancient culture. While the classes are taught with respect for and awareness of how and why they were used in ancient times, they also teach the modern science of why the modalities work.

Classes at Estara look at how each modality affects our body, mind and spirit and how we can use them in our daily lives as tools for change for ourselves and others. We offer classes in Aromatherapy, Sound and Healing and Reiki Level 1 and 2 and Reiki Master Level. In 2011 we will be adding a Power Animal class, check back on the calendar for dates and times.

Working In A Variety of Communities

As part of our Community Outreach Programs Estara works in various communities in the Metro Denver area teaching experiential classes that strengthen this connection. Each class addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual components of health. Estara Volunteers lead classes on exercise, meditation, nutrition, herbal remedies and sound healing. The classes also give the participants the opportunity to receive sessions in such practices as Reiki, Aromatherapy and Sound and Healing.

We support our work in the community by teaching classes in Reiki, Aroma Therapy, Sound and Healing, Managing Fibromyalgia, Sacred Space and Rituals to name a few. We offer these classes at our Center in Lakewood, CO. Each of these classes is designed to connect the individual to their own healing powers. When mind, body and spirit are fed daily the body has a miraculous ability to defend itself from disease.

Complimentary or Alternative Care

Complimentary and alternative care encompasses therapies with a historical or cultural basis. Alternative medicine practices are as diverse in their foundations as in their methodologies. Practices may incorporate or base themselves on traditional medicine, folk knowledge, spiritual beliefs, or newly conceived approaches to healing.

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In the past decade, investigation into holistic health practices has brought about expanded consideration of the possible benefits of incorporating aspects complimentary medicine to the wellness equation. Established in 1991, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine or NCCAM explores complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

The American Holistic Health Association