Conscious Parenting 

With Nicholas Vesey, Michelle Skagen, and Beth Shoemaker

A 6 week course at the Aspen Chapel
Monday Evenings - 5:30-7:30
February 3rd, 10th, 24th and March 2nd, 9th, 16th

Based on the book “The Awakened Family” 
By Tsabari Shefali, Ph.D.

Scholarships available - please email Heather at for more information.
Cost: $325 (includes the book)
Plus free Childcare provided (please reserve in advance )
Whether you have young kids or teenagers, Conscious Parenting will offer you a healthy perspective on the job of raising children and guide you in building tools to skillfully handling the myriad of parenting issues you face on a daily basis.

About Nicholas Vesey
Nicholas VeseyNicholas has been committed to a path of personal transformation for 40 years; exploring the relationship between consciousness and spirituality through all the great wisdom traditions.
Although he is ordained as an Anglican Priest, he uses the Tao Te Ching, The Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, The Dhammapada, and The Koran among many other sacred text to help him on his path.
His passion is to enable people to find their own paths to understanding the great mysteries of life and to that end he gives talks in the chapel every Sunday that are available on this website as part of a service (Click here) or as standalone podcasts (click here).
Nicholas Also runs regular courses based upon his two published books.

About Beth Shoemaker
bw-35In her work as teacher and coach, Beth Hahn Shoemaker weaves together her leadership development training, her yogic background, and her life and equine coaching skills to provide others with a bridge between their inner and outer worlds.  As the mother of two teenage girls and a former middle school teacher, she also has a well-rounded perspective on the challenges of parenting through many stages of a child’s development.  She believes any life change begins with understanding the power of one’s own presence.

About Michelle Skagen
MichelleSkagenMichelle studied Sociology as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado in Boulder, then continued as a graduate student with the Roaring Fork Teacher Education Project, a secondary teaching licensure program through CU Boulder that used the Roaring Fork Valley as its laboratory for examining social justice in education. Upon graduation from the RFTEP, she taught middle school language arts at the Aspen Community School in Woody Creek for six years before starting her own family. In 2007, she resigned from teaching to focus on her newborn son. In 2008 she and her husband decided to return to the Front Range to be near family and so her husband could pursue his master’s. In 2012, Michelle became an educator for Girls Leadership, a non-profit organization that empowers girls to be assertive and authentic in relationships. In 2017, she became an instructor for World Leadership School, an organization that inspires unique leadership in youth after experiencing a cultural immersion in remote parts of the globe. She has led trips to India, Costa Rica, the Cochiti Pueblo, and El Paso through WLS. In February 2018 her husband landed his dream job in Snowmass Village, so in June 2018, they moved to Carbondale with their eleven-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter. After learning how powerful a spiritual practice can be during the ten years they spent in the Boulder area, Michelle is delighted to be the youth coordinator at the Aspen Chapel.