Synergy Team

Teachers & Healers

Counseling

Maureen Mann – MP, LICSW, Reiki Master Teacher, Angelic Life Coach

As a Social Worker, Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Angel Communicator, Maureen incorporates a unique blend of counseling, energy healing, coaching, and intuitive guidance into her practice. She has spent twenty five years providing mental health and educational services to children, adolescents, and adults.

Maureen’s specialties include uncovering and releasing the underlying mental and emotional patterns contributing to anxiety, depression, and physical illness; recovery from trauma; healing relationship challenges; navigating life transitions; stress management; and developing a spiritual practice to support a healthy and fulfilling life.

Helping people see their unique gifts, and foster in them a sense of resiliency and self-efficacy are integral aspects of her work.  Providing guidance and support to those she work s with on their healing journey is both her passion and a privilege.


Suzanne Peters – LICSW – Counseling

Suzanne a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with experience working with adults of all ages. I work with individuals and couples coping with mood disorders, chronic illness, isolation, loneliness, relationship issues, parenting concerns, addiction, trauma, identity issues, contemplating life review, grief and bereavement, and with those struggling with difficult life stages or challenging circumstances.

The therapeutic process can be a journey into self-reflection, gaining insight into thought and behavior patterns where one has the ability to evolve and expand in ways they may have never imagined possible.  It can also be a place to make sense of past experiences, relationship dynamics and the world around us. Each individual brings their own unique needs and desires to therapy, and treatment plans are specially tailored for each client.

Her approach is strengths-based, identifying strengths that already exist and developing new ones. Suzanne provides a warm, caring, non-judgmental environment where clients feel comfortable and safe discussing difficult issues. She considers both internal and external environments in assessing overall well-being and has a fluid and eclectic theoretical approach depending on what is needed. Some examples are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness to modify thought patterns and behaviors and build positive, effective coping skills.  She enjoys working with individuals to improve self-esteem and quality of life.


ShaQuan Read – Counseling Psychology – Trauma Specialization

I learned long ago that in order to heal my wounds I must have the courage to face them” – Paulo Coelho. The process of learning ourselves and diving into the depth of our pain is not a path that we must take alone.  It is my privilege as a clinician to travel alongside to support growth, understanding, and acceptance.

I use a collaborative approach to highlight each client’s innate strengths and abilities utilizing a strengths-based, client-centered perspective to meet you where you are, and partner with you to achieve your therapeutic goals.  I believe in a holistic approach to treatment that integrates mindfulness based mediation.

I have experience working with adolescents and adults, individuals and groups. I specialize in working with those who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, academic and career obstacles, relationship issues, identity exploration, and life transitions.  I also have significant experience helping clients with racial identity development and healing from racial trauma.

ShaQuan earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology – Trauma Specialization from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.


Kathleen Quinton – Certified Life Coach

Kathleen Quinton, is a certified Life Coach and Author dedicated to helping clients gain the tools they need to design a framework for well-being, fulfillment, and success. Each client’s success is defined on his or her own terms.

Kathy grew up an intensely curious child. Her passion has always been to live a steadily more enriching life. She spent 25 years in the hospitality industry and has exemplified her leadership skills over the years serving on numerous boards and committees.  This work history and understanding of the connection between personal and professional development are the basis of her current coaching practice.

With Kathy’s help and expertise, her client’s pinpoint obstacles that may have previously blocked them from their desired success. Clients work closely with Kathy to discover the strengths that will open them up to reach their full potential.  As a coach, Kathy focuses on a client’s present place in life and guides them towards action steps to achieve their goals.

While Kathy’s coaching practice is based in New England, she does utilize telephone and online video conferencing to extend her reach.  She is available for coaching services nationally. Kathy’s first published book, “Question Your Thoughts, Empower Your Life,” helps readers to shift their thinking to achieve clarity and empowerment on their path to achieving a fulfilled life.


Yoga

April Ropes – Certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master

She earned her 200-hour level yoga teacher certification with the Prannothan School of Yoga in 2014 and is currently enrolled in advanced yoga teacher training at Metrowest Yoga. April trained as a Reiki Master and Master Teacher with Libby Barnett, a Reiki Master from the Usui tradition. She works with individual clients, but also enjoys combining restorative yoga with Reiki through special workshops and classes. April is also a mother of two children, a part-time graphic designer, and a long-distance runner. She enjoys sharing the healing practices of yoga and Reiki with others, and focuses on providing a non-judgmental space for individuals to cultivate ease in the body and mind. (www.aprilropesyoga.com)


Jen Mast – L.I.C.S.W., E-RYT 500 (IYT), Integrative Functional Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, ChildLight Teen Yoga®, Lifeforce Yoga®

Stepping onto the mat everyday has allowed me to stay grounded in the things that are truly important. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease over a decade ago, my life took an unpredictable turn.  Things that were easy became difficult and I felt as though I had lost part of myself.  It was during this time that I deepened my spiritual practice. Yoga helped to heal the aches and pains that came with autoimmunity, it improved my energy, my mood and it allowed me to show up each day for my friends, loved ones and most importantly myself.  Yoga’s transformational abilities led me on a new path to become a yoga instructor combining my past work as a Licensed Social Worker with my new path in yoga therapy, functional movement through yoga and myofascial release.  As we bring all levels of a person’s being into balance, true healing occurs. Moving beyond illness and discomfort, we are able to live life to our fullest expression.

Jen completed her 500-hour at Kripalu with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) in 2016 where she trained under Joseph and Lillian LePage and Maria Mendola (Integrative Functional Yoga Therapy).  Jen furthered her study and attended an intensive training with Maria in Tucson, learning various techniques for myofascial release, therapeutic movements and exercises to rebalance alignment and long held patterns.  In 2018, Jen completed a weekend training in The Roll Model Method®  and a Ball Rolling Techniques Workshop with David Vendetti – both for myofascial release. Her extensive work with athletes, injuries and chronic illness in both group and private settings inform her teaching style which infuses safety, mindfulness, alignment principals, unique uses of props and functional therapeutic movements, and of course a lot of humor and fun!


Amy Yapp – Certified Radiance Technique Reiki/IET Healer

When Amy first tried a yoga class as a busy, young elementary school teacher many years ago, she decided it “wasn’t for her”. Ten years later and recovering from some serious health challenges, she decided to give “that yoga thing” another try. It was that second class after a decade hiatus that profoundly changed her life. She walked away standing taller, breathing better and knowing she had found something integral to her healing and to her future. A born teacher, Amy couldn’t help sharing what she had experienced with others and began teaching yoga in 2003. Amy completed her 200-hour teacher training with Johnny Gillespie and Diana Hoscheit of Empowered Yoga. Amy is a certified Radiance Technique Reiki/IET healer and recently became certified as a Roll Model Method® Practitioner with a passion for helping people to address pain and tension through myofascial release. Always focused on healing and prevention, Amy’s teaching has a strong foundation built upon alignment-based poses and tension relieving breath work to restore and empower her students at their own pace. Delight and connection are at the heart of every class!


Christine Harrelson – Yoga Teacher

Christine has been working with the human body since 2001, first as a competitive gymnastics coach and then as a yoga instructor. She found yoga in 2004 because she heard it could help with depression and mental well-being. It helped her bring herself to a state of well-being – and it stuck! Her experience with high-level gymnastics led her to focus on preventing injury in bodies that were put through 20+ hours of rigorous physical training a week. She has brought that into her yoga teachings, using her knowledge of biomechanics (how the body moves) and anatomy to guide students to have their own experience based on their unique physical and mental needs.  Christine completed her 200 RYT with Dr. Paul Girard, and her 300 RYT and Yin Yoga training with Theresa Murphy. She is also a certified Level 3 Thai Bodyworker.


Pat Lebau – Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher

Pat is a Kripalu certified Yoga teacher with over 700 hours of training in Yoga, Reiki, and Yoga anatomy and has been teaching since 2008.   Pat is also an Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) certified Practitioner, trained by Lee Albert at Kripalu.  Her Yoga classes are deeply influenced by IPT awareness of common pain patterns and how to relieve them. She has a BS and MS in Wildlife Biology.  Yoga is her third career after  a decade in Environmental Planning and another working with Autistic children, Pat has found her way from a lifelong Yoga and Meditation practice to teaching and is honored to share the techniques she has gathered over the years to help travel through this mystery of life.  Each class is crafted bring you to a place of balance in body, mind and spirit.


Kathy Hirsh – Yoga Instructor

Kathy is a RYT 200 yoga instructor from Yoga Alliance. She comes from a fitness background with certifications in Kick Boxing, Indoor Cycling, and Les Mills Body Pump and Body Flow. While she has worked mostly with adults, Kathy is also certified to teach children and seniors. Kathy took her first yoga class in 2000 after a sports-related knee injury and ACL surgery. Up until that injury, Kathy had been avoiding yoga, thinking that it “wasn’t for her” for a variety of reasons. She was so surprised that she liked yoga and how it made her mind and body feel, that she started to practice regularly. Kathy enjoyed her personal practice so much that when her favorite yoga instructor moved away in 2007, she decided to build on her yoga and got certified to teach. Kathy wants people to feel relaxed in her class and laugh from time to time, to accept that the yoga practice will be or feel different from day to day, and to nourish themselves and treat themselves with compassion on the mat and off.


Meghan Margarette – Yoga Instructor

At my core, I am a facilitator of healing. I bring the love. I help connect you with love. And from there, your journey towards self-healing unfolds. I will hold space for you and all of your thoughts and emotions; all of your dreams and visions. I will encourage you. I will challenge you. I will teach you.  I will sit in the shadows with you fearlessly until you no longer fear them.  Through the use of Reiki, crystals, yoga, breathwork and a few other techniques I carry in my toolbox, I will show you love.

It is my honor and privilege to work with you and many others on a path that is filled with love and guidance to wholeness and happiness and a return to your most authentic self.


Carol Waite – Svaroopa ® Yoga Instructor

I have been teaching Svaroopa ® Yoga since 2002 when I began teacher training at the Foundations level.  I came to yoga originally because of an old knee injury that while it no longer hurt it still didn’t feel right.  Not the way my other knee felt.  After my first class I felt an immediate improvement and new there was more to this yoga then “stretching”.

After several years of taking class I began teacher training at Master Yoga Foundation, now Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram becoming a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher in 2004 and a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Therapist in 2014. Since I began teaching I have worked at several different studios and have shared Svaroopa ® Yoga with hundreds of students.  I personally love to learn new things and love that my job allows me to teach students something that is so different for many of them.  Teaching them not just the poses and how to do them but some of the basic anatomy and philosophy that supports Svaroopa ® Yoga.  My confidence and use of yoga to help maintain my health comes from my own personal experience as well as the benefits I see my students experience every day.  Though yoga is not medicine it can definitely be used to compliment traditional medicine and therapies. I love sharing Svaroopa® Yoga with my students and seeing the benefits that everyone can get from it.


Georgia Jones – Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Georgia Jones lives in Stow, MA.  Before moving her practice to Synergy Wellness Center, she was owner/teacher for six years at Self Compassion Yoga here in Hudson, MA. Georgia began practicing yoga in 1999 as an alternative treatment to a medical condition (the result of too many hours spent sitting at a desk in front of a computer).  She was simply hoping it would help and had no idea of the impact it would have on her life. The changes it brought to her physical and mental self were so profound it has stayed with her ever since and she continues to practice yoga in some form each and every day.

Georgia draws her inspiration from many styles of yoga and through countless extraordinary teachers. Her skills as an artist and graphic designer contribute to her ability to bring a stimulating and creative experience to her students on the mat.  With a focus on alignment and modifications to meet her students where they are in their practice, her classes are physically challenging while remaining accessible to all levels.

Georgia has more than 500 hours of certified yoga teacher training. She holds her 300 hour certificate through the Professional Teacher Training Program at Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline, MA and her 200 hour certificate through Kripalu Yoga in Stockbridge, MA.


Valerie Kacian – Yoga Instructor

Valerie started her yoga practice in 2001 shortly after the birth of her daughter. Initially seeking balance to round out a heavy cardio fitness routine, she got SO much more in return. She has a special interest in working with students within their own range of motion tapping into pure, functional movement in the body. Valerie believes that anyone can practice and experience the great benefits of yoga. She uses a whole-hearted approach to encourage her students to connect deeply to movement within their own bodies. Valerie teaches vinyasa flow, slow flow, power flow, and prenatal yoga. Valerie completed her 200 hour YTT in 2018 with Cindy Boulter and completed prenatal training with Lorraine Shedoudi at Revolution Community Yoga.


Leslii Stevens – Yoga Teacher

Yoga saved my right leg! From the very first moment I stepped onto my mat (2015) I knew I had found a place where I belonged. After finding that, not only did I find an avenue for physical relief, but I also found a place where living with PTSD had a safe space for emotional relief as well. Yoga has literally saved my life. After discovering all the magic yoga had to give, I made it a personal commitment to practice daily. By integrating yoga, boxing and meditation along with my artistic background, I have now learned to teach others the simple benefits that yoga has to offer.

I bring with me a strong experience in body movement and flow. I walked away from a very exciting but very stressful job as a Concert/Tour Photographer in the music world, and the very next day walked into my first Yoga Teacher Training Class.  At the age of 50!  I received my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (2018) with Cindy Boulter, BS., ERYT 500 at Revolution Community Yoga in West Acton MA. I am currently continuing my studies, by taking the 300hr Yoga Teacher Training with Theresa Murphy and I also do private strength training, weight lifting, kick-boxing and boxing classes with Flaviano Silva, at Title Boxing Club in Littleton. In addition, I am constantly learning from my daughter, Triniti who, is an amazing dancer, and teaches me so much more about life being a wonderful journey on a daily basis. Whether it be freedom from our daily stress, negative thoughts or just liberation of movement or the ultimate experience of who we really are, I hope to allow my knowledge with yoga, boxing and meditation to help bring joy, hope, calmness and comfort to our everyday modern lives.


Eileen Nikopoulos – Yoga Teacher

Eileen Nikopoulos, RYT 500 has been teaching yoga since 2010.  She studied Yoga of Energy Flow with Daniel Orlansky and achieved RYT 500 in 2014.  Eileen became a certified Traditional Thai Yoga practitioner in 2014.  She has BS in Exercise Science/Nutrition and is a Certified Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.  Eileen completed training in Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and has studied Yoga Therapeutics with Doug Keller, Liz Owen and Todd Norian.  Eileen also loves swimming, cycling and hiking. Her classes are peaceful yet energizing.


Joanna Losty – Yoga and Pilates Instructor

Things that Joanna Losty is most passionate about:

– Her family and friends.
– Teaching and empowering students of all ages and all abilities.
– Making people laugh, feel loved, seen and important.
– Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream . : )

Why such love for yoga? A lifelong athlete, competitor and lover of fitness, Joanna’s path changed a bit when she discovered the magic of yoga in her early 20’s (a million years ago.) Once craving just the physical benefits of a strong workout, Joanna began to crave the way yoga created balance and helped to quiet and calm the mind. There is a magical energy and peace created when moving, breathing, and acting mindfully… and it’s become the most dependable anchor in Joanna’s life. Motherhood, marriage, work….life in general are so much more manageable with a daily practice and a few deep breaths!

Joanna’s intention as a teacher is to create a sense of calm strength and confidence for all students…to combine a sense of playfulness, spirituality, and a dose of inspiration into your day, and most importantly, to have you stepping off your mat feeling stronger, nourished and refreshed.  Her classes are designed to create a balance between strength and softness, movement and stillness, with the hopes of using breath to find our way out of our minds and into the present moment.

Joanna has been teaching group fitness classes since 2008. She has completed trainings in mat Pilates, weight lifting, yoga for children with special needs, and her 200 hour yoga teacher training. She considers herself a lifelong student, however, and hopes that her love of learning translates into intelligent, creative, and joyful classes!


Lisa Campbell – Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, Holistic Health Teacher

Lisa Campbell is a Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, Holistic Health Teacher, Course Advisor for the McLean Meditation Institute, US Air Force veteran, and founder of Mindfulfilled Meditation, LLC.  On a mission to bring lasting peace and joy to the world, Lisa’s classes are experiential, educational, insightful, and fun.  She is a regular guest speaker and presenter on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, and teaches in schools, homes, businesses, yoga studios, wellness centers, and for yoga and veteran retreats.  She works with all ages and abilities (especially those dealing with trauma and PTSD) to open hearts through practices of compassion and lovingkindness, and to open minds through practices of meditation and self-inquiry. A graduate of the McLean Meditation Institute; a Kripalu-certified Holistic Health Teacher; and a Warriors at Ease Trauma-Informed Meditation Teacher, Lisa’s heart-mind approach is based in more than 30 years of dedicated spiritual practice and meditation.  She is a loving wife, mother, and doting caretaker of three cats, a hedgehog, guinea pig, and assorted fish.


Laura Mayhew – Yoga Teacher

Laura Mayhew is a uniquely inspiring teacher and healer who is known for her deep connection to and work with the mind-body relationship. Reknown for her deep understanding for the mechanics of the body through her extensive massage background, her classes embody a true sense of balance: mental surrender in physical strength for all levels, and challenge made possible by standing present in grace. Her classes are a slow flow that allow attention to alignment to shine through.

Laura comes to us with 2 decades of experience in working with the body at various levels. She started her journey as a personal trainer and moved toward massage therapy. Her calling as an intuitive healer–through Reiki mastery and use of crystal bowls, among other modalities–married her knowledge of the physical body with her vast understanding of the emotional, spiritual and energetic bodies. It was only natural that Laura’s path and thirst for knowledge in this realm brought her to yoga. Her journey as a yoga instructor began as an aerial yoga instructor for both adults and children and is what launched her into doing her 200 RYT.

Laura finds inspiration from those she has had the pleasure of working with including Tymi Howard, Sarah Joy Marsh, Lauren Ahrens and Tara Stiles. She continues to be rooted both personally and professional in all things spiritual and brings her wonderfully unique personality and talents to us all.


Charlotte Ott – 500 HR RYT

I began practicing yoga in 1992 when I was pregnant with my first child. Like many I was drawn to yoga initially for the physical aspects. As I continued to practice I began to appreciate and look forward to the sense of peace and clarity I would feel during and after practice.

Over the last 20 years I have practiced and studied many styles with many teachers; Shiva Rea, Doug Keller, Todd Norian, Natasha Rizopoulos, and Barbara Benagh to name a few.
Over the years I’ve been focusing more on the therapeutic aspect of yoga and continue to advance my training in that area.

I received my 200 hour training at Kripalu and my 300 hour with Shiva Rea and continue to study Therapeutics with Doug Keller.
In addition to weekly yoga classes I run Ayurveda workshops with Emmie Stamel, therapeutic workshop with Linda Moran PT and nutrition and cleansing program with Lisa Mair.

Another passion is cooking nourishing foods. I was head chef at Shoals Marine lab from 2010 to 2016. I continue to share the benefits of healthy eating through cooking classes, private consultations and running seasonal cleanses through The Ultimate Rejuvenation Cleanse.

Massage

Melissa Angel, LMT, Reiki Practitioner, Foot Reflexologist, Yoga Instructor

Melissa Angel believes in the importance of living a healthy and balanced life, in body and mind. It was her own experiences that inspired her to become a Massage Therapist and help others find their balance. In 2005 after the birth of her son Daniel, she was put on the path to finding a career that complimented her new life and responsibilities as a mother. She had an interest in Massage Therapy and energy work and when the opportunity presented itself, she decided to start her life changing journey and become certified as a massage therapist.

Melissa’s passion began with receiving her Certification as a Massage Therapist from Salter College and her work has evolved into a passion for Reiki healing as well as working as a Birth Doula over the past 12 years. In 2010, she trained with Elaine Stillerman, LMT, a pioneer in the field of prenatal massage to receive a certificate in this specialized modality. She understands that a mother’s comfort and mental state is an important part of prenatal care. After working with women in pregnancy for a year she began her training as a Birth Doula through DONA (Doulas of North America) in 2011 and to date she has been blessed with working along side over eighty couples in just just 7 years.

In December of 2012 Melissa’s second child Sophia was born. Since becoming a mother of 2 she has continued to work as a Massage Therapist and Birth Doula focusing on her passion for achieving a balanced lifestyle and connection in body and mind.

Melissa has also received specialized training in Thai Therapy Treatment and Reiki.


Kim Nadreau – LMT, Level II Reiki Practitioner, Craniosacral Practitioner

Kim is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and is trained in Craniosacral, Lymphatic, and Chikly Brain Techniques. She had the honor of receiving Level I and II Reiki attunements with Eliza Johnson, whom she also credits with playing a significant role in her spiritual growth and the particular direction of her health and wellness journey. As with Michelle, she too participated in monthly Reiki clinics with Eliza, which is where their paths first crossed.

Kim has degrees in psychology and education stemming from a lifelong interest in caring for others. She began developing formal skills in healing in 2010 when she began pursuing Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. In 2015 after two careers, including more than fifteen years in teaching, Kim enrolled in a Massage Therapy program so she could expand her practice of hands-on work to better facilitate the well-being of others and continue to explore the connections between emotional, spiritual, and physical health.


Alicia Hamilton – LMT, Polarity Therapist

Alicia graduated from Spa Tech Institute in Holistic Massage Therapy and has worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years. She started her massage and energy journey after taking a natural healings course in 2017 and fell in love with the lifestyle and the hands on work of massage and energy work.

As a Polarity Therapist, Alicia works to balance the flow of energy in the body to improve or maintain health. She uses a combination of energetic touch, crystals, acupressure points and gentle stretching or rocking to clear blockages and to balance flow within the energetic system.

She also has a passion for massage work and helping others achieve their goals, whether they be relaxation, easing aches and pains, or recovering from injury or illness. Alicia uses many forms of massage that include but are not limited to: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Positional Release, Pre-Natal, Hot Stone and Massage Cupping.


Energy Healing

Reiki

April Ropes – Certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master

She earned her 200-hour level yoga teacher certification with the Prannothan School of Yoga in 2014 and is currently enrolled in advanced yoga teacher training at Metrowest Yoga. April trained as a Reiki Master and Master Teacher with Libby Barnett, a Reiki Master from the Usui tradition. She works with individual clients, but also enjoys combining restorative yoga with Reiki through special workshops and classes. April is also a mother of two children, a part-time graphic designer, and a long-distance runner. She enjoys sharing the healing practices of yoga and Reiki with others, and focuses on providing a non-judgmental space for individuals to cultivate ease in the body and mind. (www.aprilropesyoga.com)


Amy Yapp – Certified Radiance Technique Reiki/IET Healer

When Amy first tried a yoga class as a busy, young elementary school teacher many years ago, she decided it “wasn’t for her”. Ten years later and recovering from some serious health challenges, she decided to give “that yoga thing” another try. It was that second class after a decade hiatus that profoundly changed her life. She walked away standing taller, breathing better and knowing she had found something integral to her healing and to her future. A born teacher, Amy couldn’t help sharing what she had experienced with others and began teaching yoga in 2003. Amy completed her 200-hour teacher training with Johnny Gillespie and Diana Hoscheit of Empowered Yoga. Amy is a certified Radiance Technique Reiki/IET healer and recently became certified as a Roll Model Method® Practitioner with a passion for helping people to address pain and tension through myofascial release. Always focused on healing and prevention, Amy’s teaching has a strong foundation built upon alignment-based poses and tension relieving breath work to restore and empower her students at their own pace. Delight and connection are at the heart of every class!


Maureen Mann – EMP, LICSW, Reiki Master Teacher, Angelic Life Coach

As a Social Worker, Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Angel Communicator, Maureen incorporates a unique blend of counseling, energy healing, coaching, and intuitive guidance into her practice. She has spent twenty five years providing mental health and educational services to children, adolescents, and adults.

Maureen’s specialties include uncovering and releasing the underlying mental and emotional patterns contributing to anxiety, depression, and physical illness; recovery from trauma; healing relationship challenges; navigating life transitions; stress management; and developing a spiritual practice to support a healthy and fulfilling life.

Helping people see their unique gifts, and foster in them a sense of resiliency and self-efficacy are integral aspects of her work.  Providing guidance and support to those she work s with on their healing journey is both her passion and a privilege.


Meghan Margarette – Yoga Instructor

At my core, I am a facilitator of healing. I bring the love. I help connect you with love. And from there, your journey towards self-healing unfolds. I will hold space for you and all of your thoughts and emotions; all of your dreams and visions. I will encourage you. I will challenge you. I will teach you.  I will sit in the shadows with you fearlessly until you no longer fear them.  Through the use of Reiki, crystals, yoga, breathwork and a few other techniques I carry in my toolbox, I will show you love.

It is my honor and privilege to work with you and many others on a path that is filled with love and guidance to wholeness and happiness and a return to your most authentic self.


Kimberly Nadreau – LMT, Level II Reiki Practitioner, Craniosacral Practitioner

Kim is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and is trained in Craniosacral, Lymphatic, and Chikly Brain Techniques. She had the honor of receiving Level I and II Reiki attunements with Eliza Johnson, whom she also credits with playing a significant role in her spiritual growth and the particular direction of her health and wellness journey. As with Michelle, she too participated in monthly Reiki clinics with Eliza, which is where their paths first crossed.

Kim has degrees in psychology and education stemming from a lifelong interest in caring for others. She began developing formal skills in healing in 2010 when she began pursuing Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. In 2015 after two careers, including more than fifteen years in teaching, Kim enrolled in a Massage Therapy program so she could expand her practice of hands-on work to better facilitate the well-being of others and continue to explore the connections between emotional, spiritual, and physical health.


Melissa Angel, LMT, Reiki Practitioner, Foot Reflexologist, Yoga Instructor

Melissa believes in the importance of living a healthy and balanced life, in body and mind. It was her own experiences that inspired her to become a Massage Therapist and help others find their balance. In 2005 after the birth of her son Daniel, she was put on the path to finding a career that complemented her new life and responsibilities as a mother. She had an interest in Massage Therapy and energy work and when the opportunity presented itself, she decided to start her life changing journey and become certified as a Massage Therapist.

Melissa received her Certification as a Massage Therapist from Salter College and her work has evolved into a passion for Reiki healing as well as working as a Birth Doula over the past 12 years. In 2010, she trained with Elaine Stillerman, LMT, a pioneer in the field of prenatal massage to receive a certificate in this specialized modality. She understands that a mother’s comfort and mental state is an important part of prenatal care. After working with women in pregnancy for a year she began her training as a Birth Doula through DONA (Doulas of North America) in 2011 and to date she has been blessed with working with over eighty couples. Melissa has also received specialized training in Thai Therapy Treatment and Reiki.


Cranial Sacral Therapy

Kimberly Nadreau – LMT, Level II Reiki Practitioner, Craniosacral Practitioner

Kim is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and is trained in Craniosacral, Lymphatic, and Chikly Brain Techniques. She had the honor of receiving Level I and II Reiki attunements with Eliza Johnson, whom she also credits with playing a significant role in her spiritual growth and the particular direction of her health and wellness journey. As with Michelle, she too participated in monthly Reiki clinics with Eliza, which is where their paths first crossed.

Kim has degrees in psychology and education stemming from a lifelong interest in caring for others. She began developing formal skills in healing in 2010 when she began pursuing Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. In 2015 after two careers, including more than fifteen years in teaching, Kim enrolled in a Massage Therapy program so she could expand her practice of hands-on work to better facilitate the well-being of others and continue to explore the connections between emotional, spiritual, and physical health.


Polarity Therapy

Alicia Hamilton – LMT, Polarity Therapist

Alicia graduated from Spa Tech Institute in Holistic Massage Therapy and has worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years. She started her massage and energy journey after taking a natural healings course in 2017 and fell in love with the lifestyle and the hands on work of massage and energy work.
As a Polarity Therapist, Alicia works to balance the flow of energy in the body to improve or maintain health. She uses a combination of energetic touch, crystals, acupressure points and gentle stretching or rocking to clear blockages and to balance flow within the energetic system.

She also has a passion for massage work and helping other achieve their goals, whether they be relaxation, easing aches and pains, or recovering from injury or illness.  Alicia uses many forms of massage that include but are not limited to: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Positional Release, Pre-Natal, Hot Stone and Massage Cupping.


Intuitive Healing

Meghan Margarette – Yoga Instructor

At my core, I am a facilitator of healing. I bring the love. I help connect you with love. And from there, your journey towards self-healing unfolds. I will hold space for you and all of your thoughts and emotions; all of your dreams and visions. I will encourage you. I will challenge you. I will teach you.  I will sit in the shadows with you fearlessly until you no longer fear them.  Through the use of Reiki, crystals, yoga, breathwork and a few other techniques I carry in my toolbox, I will show you love.

It is my honor and privilege to work with you and many others on a path that is filled with love and guidance to wholeness and happiness and a return to your most authentic self.


Maureen Mann – EMP, LICSW, Reiki Master Teacher, Angelic Life Coach

As a Social Worker, Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Angel Communicator, Maureen incorporates a unique blend of counseling, energy healing, coaching, and intuitive guidance into her practice. She has spent twenty five years providing mental health and educational services to children, adolescents, and adults.

Maureen’s specialties include uncovering and releasing the underlying mental and emotional patterns contributing to anxiety, depression, and physical illness; recovery from trauma; healing relationship challenges; navigating life transitions; stress management; and developing a spiritual practice to support a healthy and fulfilling life.

Helping people see their unique gifts, and foster in them a sense of resiliency and self-efficacy are integral aspects of her work.  Providing guidance and support to those she work s with on their healing journey is both her passion and a privilege.


Reflexology

Melissa Angel, LMT, Reiki Practitioner, Foot Reflexologist, Yoga Instructor

Melissa believes in the importance of living a healthy and balanced life, in body and mind. It was her own experiences that inspired her to become a Massage Therapist and help others find their balance. In 2005 after the birth of her son Daniel, she was put on the path to finding a career that complemented her new life and responsibilities as a mother. She had an interest in Massage Therapy and energy work and when the opportunity presented itself, she decided to start her life-changing journey and become certified as a Massage Therapist.

Melissa received her Certification as a Massage Therapist from Salter College and her work has evolved into a passion for Reiki healing as well as working as a Birth Doula over the past 12 years. In 2010, she trained with Elaine Stillerman, LMT, a pioneer in the field of prenatal massage to receive a certificate in this specialized modality. She understands that a mother’s comfort and mental state is an important part of prenatal care. After working with women in pregnancy for a year she began her training as a Birth Doula through DONA (Doulas of North America) in 2011 and to date she has been blessed with working with over eighty couples. Melissa has also received specialized training in Thai Therapy Treatment and Reiki.


Thai Massage

Eileen Nikopoulos – Yoga Teacher

Eileen Nikopoulos, RYT 500 has been teaching yoga since 2010.  She studied Yoga of Energy Flow with Daniel Orlansky and achieved RYT 500 in 2014.  Eileen became a certified Traditional Thai Yoga practitioner in 2014.  She has BS in Exercise Science/Nutrition and is a Certified Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.  Eileen completed training in Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and has studied Yoga Therapeutics with Doug Keller, Liz Owen and Todd Norian.  Eileen also loves swimming, cycling and hiking. Her classes are peaceful yet energizing.

 

 

 


Christine Harrelson – Yoga Teacher

Christine has been working with the human body since 2001, first as a competitive gymnastics coach and then as a yoga instructor. She found yoga in 2004 because she heard it could help with depression and mental well-being. It helped her bring herself to a state of well-being – and it stuck! Her experience with high-level gymnastics led her to focus on preventing injury in bodies that were put through 20+ hours of rigorous physical training a week. She has brought that into her yoga teachings, using her knowledge of biomechanics (how the body moves) and anatomy to guide students to have their own experience based on their unique physical and mental needs.  Christine completed her 200 RYT with Dr. Paul Girard, and her 300 RYT and Yin Yoga training with Theresa Murphy. She is also a certified Level 3 Thai Bodyworker.

 


Cathy Fallon – Alexander Technique

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesthetic Education and Dance. She danced professionally for twenty years throughout the United State. She began her training in the Pilates Method in New York, 1978, with Kathy Grant, one of only two teachers certified by Joseph Pilates. In 2000 she completed her mat certification through the Physicalmind Institute. In 1993, she completed the three-year teacher training to become a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a educational method that teaches improved neuro-psycho-physical coordination. She has been teaching classical ballet and core strengthening incorporating the Alexander Technique to ages 9-adult in Metro West Boston since 1996.

“My understanding of the body and how it moves is informed in large part by my first and lifelong passion-dancing. My inspiration comes from the grace found in nature. It offers us inspiration for rediscovering what we have lost – the alertness or softness in an eye, the curve in a plant stem, a rainbow, or the neckline of a wild thing. I want help you find ease, balance and strength in your favorite activity, be it dancing, horseback riding, music, singing, or simply moving gracefully and painlessly through life.”

Acupuncture

Marianne Volpe, LAC – Acupuncturist

Marianne has always been interested in how the body and the mind work. For years, she explored meditation, Reiki and visualization/hypnosis techniques, and her life was about getting to the next workshop, healing modality or retreat where she could experience her true self and see the effects of her mind on her full self.

After years of studying, she graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture where she studied Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  After graduation, she studied with Sharon Weizenbaum of White Pine Healing Arts postgraduate mentorship in Chinese Herbal Medicine, at which time she owned and operated The Hudson Natural Health Center- an integrative holistic center.

While studying acupuncture, she began to combine acupuncture with hypnosis. Patients experienced quicker and heightened levels of healing.  Her love for Asian medicine continues to deepen due to its effectiveness in treating the whole person and to address the root causes of illnesses, while integrating the emotions and spirit. Many symptoms that may seem independent of each other are intimately connected in Asian medicine and can be resolved simultaneously.

Practicing for over 13 years, her special areas of training and interest include and are not limited to women’s health issues, anxiety, detox, depression, immune system health, digestive issues, stress/burnout, insomnia, diabetes, fibromyalgia, fatigue, headaches/migraines, and respiratory issues.   She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as well as licensed by the State of Massachusetts.


Speech - Language

Jayne Steinberg – Speech-Language Pathologist

Jayne is a holistic speech-language pathologist and movement-based learning specialist, with 25 years of experience.  After watching the number of kids diagnosed with a myriad of disorders sky rocket, and watching her own children fall through the cracks of the traditional medical and educational systems, she felt called to embark on a journey for answers.  She wanted more for her clients and her family.

In her quest for the right combination of strategies that would address the root cause of the challenges her family and clients were experiencing, Jayne found the healing properties inherent in movement-based learning and energy medicine — as she learned that movement is the only thing that will mature our brains!  In her experience, this combination is responsible for the most profound and permanent changes that enable individuals to truly heal and live their lives with ease.

Jayne brings to each client session a unique combination of her skills drawing from her training in Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movement Training, Touch for Health, Bal-a-Vis-X, Eden Energy Medicine, EFT (tapping) and Reiki.  Jayne works with children of all ages experiencing challenges including, but not limited to: difficulty learning, speech and language delays, difficulty focusing, difficulty managing social situations, difficulty regulating emotions, challenges with sensory integration, clumsiness, or playing team sports, as well as mental health conditions such as Anxiety and depression.  Jayne works closely with families to design an individual program that meet the specific needs of each client and family.

Essential Oil

Jennie Backstrom – Essential Oil Expert

Jennie Backstrom is a holistic wellness coach and educator, business mentor and entrepreneur. Through yoga and meditation instruction, education on natural living through the use of essential oils, as well as mentorship to business leaders in the same field, Jennie’s mission is that of love and service. She has a passion to help others think outside the box of status quo and live their life as the truest version of themselves.

Nutrition

Meri Jo Bierig – Nutritional Counselor/Whole Health Educator

Meri Jo’s interest in functional medicine began in 1994 when she experienced food and environmental allergies, Candida, and chemical sensitivities.  She discovered that she loved researching and trying various holistic therapies and became a resource for family and friends.  This time in her life became the foundation for the future business she was to create.

Meri Jo feels called to help busy women with their health issues, so that they can benefit from the research that’s taken her years to do.  She understands the dynamics of how and why women can be programmed to take care of everyone other than themselves, and encourages her clients to take time for self-care and to make their needs a priority.  Her mission is to provide a calm, relaxed, and caring space for clients to reflect on the causes of their health issues.

She practices functional medicine, helping her clients explore the Five Aspects of Whole Health ™, which include the physical, environmental, nutritional, emotional and spiritual aspects of a health problem.  Meri Jo helps women connect the dots between their various symptoms and their current state of health.

Meri Jo has her LSW, is a Certified Whole Health Educator ™ and is a recognized health care provider enabling her clients to bill their HSA’s of FSP’s if their plan allows.  In her personal life, Meri Jo is happiest outdoors hiking, biking on the rail trails, or being around animals of all kinds.  She loves gardening and has a green thumb when it comes to plants and houseplants.  For relaxation Meri Jo loves yoga, meditation, reading historical novels, and keeping up on current events.

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