Meet the Maven Massage and Bodywork Team
Asia Stockwell began her journey in Massage Therapy 15 years ago in Colorado, at the Academy of Natural Therapy. After finishing her training, Stockwell practiced in Colorado before returning to her native Wyoming.
Originally from Worland, Stockwell decided to make her home in Sheridan. Soon after relocating, she and her business partner, Heather Vassar, opened Maven Massage and Bodywork.
Stockwell said her massages focus on injury and surgery recovery as well as increasing range of motion and detoxing.
“Everything stays within our body and in our tissues. By manipulating tissue, we increase blood flow and help flush those toxins,” Stockwell said.
Not only is Stockwell a licensed massage therapist, she is also a practitioner of Reiki. She will be attaining her Reiki Master level in the summer of 2018.
To book an appointment with Stockwell, it’s best to plan ahead as she is booked anywhere from four to six weeks out. In the summer, it can be as long as eight weeks.
The massage studio is located at 172 N. Main.
Asia can be contacted at (970) 420-8595.
Heather Vassar, Co-Owner of Maven Massage and Bodywork, came to Sheridan on behalf of her friend, Asia Stockwell.
The two have been friends for many years and Heather liked the ideas (what would eventually become Maven) Stockwell was sharing with her.
Vassar is a licensed massage therapist. She received her training in Greeley, Colo., at IBMC College. Her focus lies in deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. According to Vassar, some of the health benefits of massage include relaxation, increased range of motion, assisting with injury and rehabilitation, and healthy blood flow.
A session with Vassar last 60-90 minutes depending on the needs of the client. In the winter, Vassar says she is usually booked about a week out, so be sure to plan accordingly. During the summer months, she finds herself outside more as she is a trail running and rock climbing enthusiast.
To book an appointment, Vassar said she can be reached via email, phone, or text message. (307) 461-3222.
Alexandria (Alex) Clearwater initially started practicing yoga to overcome body image issues. Clearwater, who performed ballet most of her life, saw the similarities between the two disciplines and figured it would be a good fit.
It wasn’t long before Clearwater decided to immerse herself into the practice of yoga completely. Wanting as authentic a practice as possible, Clearwater went to India, specifically, Rishikesh – commonly known as the birthplace of yoga. There, Clearwater received her certification as a yoga instructor.
After completing her training, Clearwater travelled Europe. During her travels, she was able to teach yoga at a retreat in Spain. Finally, she came back to her hometown of Sheridan.
Clearwater is a graduate of Sheridan College with a degree in exercise science. She is also a personal trainer at PurEnergy where she met fellow yoga enthusiast, Asia Stockwell. Eventually, Stockwell approached Clearwater about becoming an independent yoga instructor for Maven – she accepted.
Clearwater teaches Vino Vinyasa every Monday from 6:30-7:30. This class includes complimentary wine and snacks upon completion, said Clearwater. On Thursdays, she teaches a sunrise Hatha yoga class beginning at 6am and lasting for 45 minutes.
Clearwater said participants can book classes through the Facebook, or they can drop-in at the studio located at 21 N. Main, above Babe’s Flowers.
She can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Stephanie Koltiska joined Maven Massage and Bodyworks as a yoga instructor in the summer of 2017. Koltiska, a former professional dancer, came to yoga as a practitioner at first, but fell in love with the practice and decided to become a teacher.
“I wanted to share my love of yoga as well as the healing properties it has to offer,” Koltiska said.
A Sheridan native, Koltiska returned home after accepting a position as dance faculty in Sheridan College’s Theater and Dance department. Koltiska owned and operated Mukta Yoga and Wellness in Sheridan for three years before taking a leave to begin her family in 2016.
Former student, Asia Stockwell, reached out to Koltiska, to see if she would be interested in joining Maven Massage and Bodyworks as an independent yoga instructor – she accepted.
Koltiska incorporates Hatha and Vinyasa Flow into her practice focusing on finding proper form and inner peace through the art of yoga. She has been instructing yoga for eight years receiving her Yoga Certification from Axis Yoga in Denver, Colo.
Koltiska said her classes will begin in early February. Classes will be held on Friday from noon-1pm. Koltiska said all levels of experience are welcome.
She can be reached at (307) 752-0199.