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Dusty Sylvanson

Natural Building and Consulting, Certified MLP Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness Coaching, and Outdoor Educator

Dusty lives with wife Jessica and son Kai (born in 2014) in Gunnison Colorado.  His life has spanned multiple disciplines starting with carpentry at an early age and on to outdoor education, guiding, and staff trainings, traveling and sharing his love of nature as  NOLS Field Instructor,  as well as traveling, and teaching for Wilderness Medicine Institute (now part of NOLS).  During this time he also worked as a builder and co-owner doing traditional building, log cabins, and Timber Frame with Mountaineering Craftsmen.  He began to study and specialize in natural building using strawbale, natural plasters, passive solar design and began a general contracting business Straw and Timber Craftsmen.  While interested in outer sustainability, he moved to inner sustainability in his study of mindfulness and meditation with Mindful Life Program and Way of Compassion Dharma Center.  He now offers classes and coaching sessions in mindfulness.  When not teaching or consulting, he is a father playing in the mountains, coaching soccer, exploring his physical fitness journey and traveling in the camper with the family.  

To sign up for courses with Dusty visit the Courses page or contact him below.  Scholarships are available for those in need.  Please reach out to Dusty directly.  



(970) 641-3898

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