Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

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The Science Behind Spring Detoxes

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 11, 2016 1:41:52 PM
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The Science Behind Spring DetoxesHave you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The Science Behind series offers opportunities for adults to apply new knowledge and skills to everyday life, while having fun! 

** This Science Behind event took place in May, 2016 **


The Science Behind Spring Detoxes and Cleanses 

Each year Spring brings the promise of positive change and new beginnings. The melting snow reveals a landscape of new growth and renewed possibilities. The earth wakes up from a deep hibernation and with it we notice wildlife returning, tree buds bursting, and the sun on our recently exposed skin. Often associated with spring is the term Spring Cleaning. Whether it’s our minds, bodies, spirits, or closets, we feel the urge to cleanse and purge. There are many ways to go about this process, and there are a lot of mixed messages out there regarding the best methods. When it comes to cleansing our bodies, or ridding them of toxins, what is the safest and most effective strategy?

Join Walking Mountains Science Center and Julia Clarke, founder of Mountain Soul Yoga, for The Science Behind Spring Cleanses on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:30-8:30pm. We will untangle the myths of body detoxes and how to assist your body to support natural cleansing. We will discuss how our bodies accumulate toxins, the process our organs go through to eliminate them, and how to avoid “fad” or dangerous diets/detoxes while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The group will learn an exercise routine to elevate the respiratory system and make a food dish to help support a natural cleanse.

Upcoming Science Behind Schedule

Julia’s creative and passionate teaching weaves her deep connection with nature and her love of Ayurveda through dynamic and powerful Vinyasa Flow, contemplative Yin Yoga and thoughtful Restorative Yoga. An RYT 500 yoga teacher and Maharishi Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant, she is the founder of Mountain Soul Yoga Studio in Edwards, an avid hiker and writer whose winding path has brought her from growing up in Scotland to teaching yoga in Vail, CO via eight years as a radio DJ and music promoter on the east coast.


What: The Science Behind Spring Cleanses
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon
How much: FREE, $10 donation suggested for supplies registration is required. Space is limited.

Topics: The Science Behind Series

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Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.