Occupation?

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Owner of Santosha Wellness Center

Age?

40

Where did you learn to snowboard?

Afton Alps, Minn.

Where do you live now?

Big Sky

If you weren’t doing this, what would you do instead?

I love what I’m doing, but I’d like to get back into guiding adventure retreats, and incorporate it with wellness.

Callie Stolz discovered the alternative healing arts when she survived a battle with cancer many years ago.

“During those challenging times, I learned about the importance of alternative healing methods and complimentary healing modalities,” Stolz said. “My dream was to offer a place that gives other people the option to find a healing path that feels right.”

Stolz found her way from the northern Midwest to Big Sky in 1996. After years working as a snowboard and yoga instructor and a massage thereapist, she opened Santosha Wellness Center in 2012.

The business has grown steadily since, and its services now include massage, yoga instruction, Ayurvedic counseling, chiropractic, acupuncture, meditation, dance, Pilates, cranial sacral therapy and kids programs.

Stolz has studied yoga and Ayurveda in India, Thai massage in Thailand, and attended a number of yoga teacher trainings and workshops in the past decade. But she is a reluctant entrepreneur.

“Sometimes I think the spectrum between the healing arts and business couldn’t be farther apart,” she said.

She knows however, she must also focus on that aspect for Santosha to thrive, and is attending the Prospera Business Network’s Women Entrepreneur Leadership Mentoring series in Bozeman this spring.

And Stolz believes a thriving Santosha is a thriving Big Sky.

“My goal in opening up this place was to create a positive place for growth and for healing, and for inspiring others to be all that they can be.” – Emily Wolfe