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Local eats: True Nature Healing Arts

As a chef, I truly believe in balance. The chef's world is like no other with so much stress, constant moving and juggling ingredients.

Walking into True Nature Healing Arts, I knew this was the path I was going to go this summer. I interviewed owner Eaden Shantay on a walk in the labyrinth that instantly made me feel at peace.

Susie Jimenez: What motivated you to open such a healing place?

Eaden Shantay: I wanted there to be an inspirational place that people can come to — not only to practice but to live their purpose. You have a duty to yourself as long as you are not harming others. From yoga, natural healing oils and teas, spa and the raw kitchen, there is something for everyone here.

SJ: What do you offer that no other place does?

ES: The Peace Garden is something that is open to the public to be an oasis of serenity. The Five Element Reflexology Path is a walk that helps with your feet and their alignment with your body touching, every organ and nerve to help you heal naturally. The labyrinth is a relaxing spiral walk to mediation. The raw kitchen has everything from sweets, lunches and dinners to a tea and coffee area.

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SJ: What are the services you offer?

ES: There are many parts to True Nature: yoga and workshops that align, balance and help you connect to your mind body and soul; the spa that offers everything from facials to massages with essential oils from Wisdom of the Earth; the boutique has local jewelry, clothing, candles, books and tea sets; and finally our high prana food that is made and designed by chefs David Avalos and Pam Davis, along with my wife Deva and myself, to create energy food.

More information: Everyone that works at True Nature Healing Arts can help you find anything from loose tea to essential oils that you need for your day-to-day.

As I sat there and had my Pu-erh Tuo Cha tea, I managed to see people that were brought here by someone and felt a connection of serenity and peace. They came for information on what they felt inspired by.

Stop by and say hi, take a look at the products, read a book in serenity or walk to the Peace Garden and find yourself.