My Story

Callie Stolz is the heart and soul of Santosha Healing Arts and Retreats. It is her dream in the making...a fusion of her experiences through yoga, holistic health and healing, travels and her adventures along the way. Essentially, it is Callie's way in which she is able to share those things with others she has found inspiring, healing and simply...so much fun.

Callie’s love of yoga began back in 1998 in Bozeman, Montana where she began to see the benefits of her practice in rehabilitating herself back to health after a snowboarding accident. Her passion grew even deeper in 2000 through 2002 when yogic philosophy and her practice proved to be an integral part of surviving a battle with cancer. In the spring of 2004 Callie pursued her passion for yoga at the Sivananda Ashram in Northern California where she was certified to teach a traditional form of Hatha yoga. Since then she has continued her learning and growing process through more yoga teacher trainings and workshops in Baja, Montana, Southern California and India. The past several years her practice and her teaching has been influenced primarily by Anusara yoga, incorporating the alignment principles and heart centered foundation in order to meet her students where they are and encourage them to grow and be all they can be both on and off their mats. 

In the spring of 2007 Callie moved to San Diego to continue her education in holistic health and healing through the International Professional School of Bodywork. She completed her massage therapy program in June of 2008, specializing in therapeutic massage utilizing neuromuscular therapy and deep tissue techniques, as well as Thai massage. Starting in the summer of 2007 Callie also began formally studying Ayurveda via a distance learning program through the California College of Ayurveda. In her pursuit to quench her ever growing thirst for knowledge in the world of holistic health and healing and her love of travel, January through April of 2008 she set off to Asia. She furthered her studies of yoga and Ayurveda in India, where she studied with an Ayurvedic doctor and several amazing yoga teachers, as well as continued her studies of Thai Massage in Thailand. After completing two internships as a Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, today Callie is certified as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.

Callie's love of travel and enjoying the outdoors also led her into the Adventure Travel field. She spent eight years guiding multi-sport adventure vacations all over Western United States and Canada for Austin Lehman Adventures, as well as wearing many other hats for the company including trip developer and operations manager. Throughout those years Callie spent her winter seasons on the slopes where she became a level III (PSIA/AASI fully certified) snowboard instructor, clinician and a level I examiner. Her snowboard instructing career began in Big Sky, Montana in 1998. After a few years of teaching at Big Sky Resort Callie went on to instruct and guide at the Yellowstone Club (in Big Sky) for another 8 years, where she currently still teaches occassionally upon request and when her schedule allows.

Callie believes it is essential to honor one’s body, mind and spirit in order to bring one’s state of being into balance. She currently enjoys helping others reach this goal through her work as a yoga teacher, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, and a massage therapist; as well as occassionally teaching snowboarding. Ultimately, she enjoys sharing all of these opportunities for growing, learning and enjoying life through guiding adventure wellness retreats, as she integrates her passions to create a beautiful and empowering experience for others in search of a similar pursuit of wellness and adventure.

Callie's most recent endeavor has been to open Santosha Wellness Center in Big Sky, Montana where she operates her Ayurvedic practice as well as doing therapeutic and Thai massage, as well as teaching yoga classes and privates. There is also an acupunturist, a chiroprator and another massage therapist that operate their practices out of the Wellness Center as well as several fantastic yoga teachers. For more information on Santosha Wellness Center please visit www.santoshabigsky.com.

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