Lance David Isakov, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., CYT
Licensed Acupuncturist, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Life Coach, Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncture Detox Specialist (NADA), Facial Rejuvenation (cosmetic) Acupuncture Specialist, Magnified Healing Master, TaeUlju Practitioner, Meditation Teacher, Qi Gong (Mantak Chia) Practitioner, Guided Visualization Practitioner, Yoga Nidra Practitioner, Zero Balancing Practitioner, Clinical Supervisor at The Won Institute.
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I was born in South Africa and moved, with my family, to the States in 1986. Healing has been a passion for as long as I remember. In my younger years I wished to be a Medicine Man, a Witch Doctor. This wish eventually led me to receive a degree in Anthropology, the study of human cultures, from the University of Pittsburgh.
While in Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity to study Meditation, Qi Gong and various forms of healing. I began teaching Reiki, a form of energetic healing, in 1996 and continue to teach it and other forms of healing to this day. Through the years I have had the privilege of being a practitioner to thousands of people.
I have a passion for experiencing new cultures, people and the intense diversity of our amazing world. This passion has led me around the globe. My travels and encounters with extraordinary people and diverse cultures have deepened, enriched, and colored my experience of life.
I enrolled in the Tai Sophia Institute's three year Masters of Acupuncture Program after coming to know the Beauty and Power of Five Element Acupuncture through my own treatments. Everyday, with each of my patients, I am in awe of the transformation that acupuncture brings. This has created a passion for me in passing this healing possibility to as many people as I can!
When I read the book 'Plant Spirit Medicine' by Eliot Cowan, a Huichol Shaman, in 1999, I was immediately intrigued by the possibility of using plants to help restore balance at our deepest level. I went on to study this medicine with Eliot and feel honored to share it with my patients.
I began Kundalini Yoga in the winter of 2002 and it totally changed and enhanced my life. After some extraordinarily powerful experiences with this yoga, I decided to become a teacher so that I could share this amazing technology with those in my life. I joyfully extend my classes to all people regardless, of age, flexibility, shape, or size. My hope is that this ancient technology will enhance your life so that you can enhance the lives of those in your path.
I currently reside in Mount Airy, Pa with my wife Amy, daughter Luna and dog Nimbus.
My promise in life is to foster growth and creativity with joy and playfulness, to live right now to my fullest! To overflow with spirit, joy, compassion, outrageousness, creativity, brightness, wisdom and strength! And to be an inspiration and do whatever it takes to help others come to life most fully!
Thank you for this opportunity to be with you! My hope is that our paths cross again. Enjoy this amazing journey, may you know the Ecstasy of Love, the Depth of Power, and the Tingling Vibrations of Life along your way!
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Damini Celebre, Dipl.OM, M.Ac
Damini has practiced Asian medicine and Five Element Acupuncture for over twenty-five years.
She studied with JR and Judy Worsley at the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture (WICA) and the College of Traditional Acupuncture UK, receiving a Licensure, Advanced Licentiate and Masters Degree (AFEA) in Acupuncture.
Damini has done extensive advanced training with the respected Five Element Acupuncture teacher Niki Bilton.
In addition Damini is NCCAOM diplomat in both Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine. She is a NCCAOM PDA provider, an AOBTA Certified Oriental Body Therapist and a nationally certified instructor in Shiatsu.
Damini has taught the Five Elements since 1993 in continuing education classes, as guest faculty of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, PA and currently is a professor at Eastern School of Acupuncture, NJ.
Lover of the natural worlds, magical worlds and inner realms, Damini has combined her three passions: Shamanism, creative arts and healing arts. She has skillfully woven what she knows and loves into a unique and powerful approach to awakening the creative self.
Damini’s work comes from the heart. Drawing from her experience of over thirty years as an artist, healer, and educator, she is a shining example of the healing power of creativity.
She offers workshops and retreats throughout the United States.
To schedule with Anna Marie please call her at 610.639.3209
Anna Marie Noble, MPT, MLD, NCTMB
Myofascial Release Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist, PainBeGone Therapist
Anna Marie has dedicated her career to working with individuals who suffer from complex pain conditions. Since earning her master’s degree in physical therapy over 21 years ago, she has successfully educated and treated thousands of pain clients in a one-to-one setting, which is the best environment to provide truly personalized care.
Anna Marie believes that the secret of success for conquering pain is to restore mutual collaboration, communication and partnership between pain sufferers and their healthcare providers. In order to combine old-fashioned teamwork with new technologies, she has been working on developing the iPainTracker™, a mobile app that lets pain sufferers easily self-report their activities and pain on the go, using their smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.
Anna Marie has a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University, and a master’s degree in Leadership Development from Penn State University. Anna Marie has had the rare privilege of training intensively with some of the most renowned leaders in the therapy field. Therapist-mentors who taught her their specialty techniques include John Barnes’ Myofascial Release™ Therapy, Dr. Margaret Fuhs' Therapeutic Touch Therapy, and Dr. Anodea Judith’s Transformational Pathways Therapy. She also received training in a variety of techniques, including CranioSacral™ Therapy, from Dr. John Upledger's Institute International, as well as from orthopedic surgeons, osteopathic physicians, sports medicine therapists, and manual therapists who specialize in treating pain.
Anna Marie is proud to have served on the Board of Directors for the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls for six years. CCFWG is a non-profit education and grant-making organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and families in suburban Philadelphia.
Mary Mayer, RYT
Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Laughter Wellness Coach
Yoga and meditation have been powerful healing forces in my life and my motivation for becoming a yoga teacher is to bring this healing to others. After many years of practicing yoga, I became a teacher of yoga in January 2014 and since then have focused my teaching on Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga and Laughter Yoga. I strive to make yoga accessible to all people regardless of their level of fitness or physical limitations. Yoga is for everybody!
Or you can reach Rachel at (484) 693-0660
Rachel Hershberger, MS (Nutrition & Integrative Health), CNS, LDN
Functional Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Nutrition Specialist for Chronic Diseases, Integrative Health Coach
My work with nutrition has been shaped by my own experiences and the experiences of the people I love.
Suffering with IBS and hypoglycemia in my youth, I was driven to find the underlying mechanisms causing my ill-health. I knew, deep down, that the answer was within my own physiology. If I could figure out what was out of balance, I could change things.
Every one of my specializations has developed from a desire to help someone in my life- client, friend or family member. To me, there is no greater honor than contributing to another’s wellbeing.
I received my Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health (Tai Sophia), and have studied under well-respected and pioneering teachers such as Dr. Liz Lipski, Dr. Bryan Walsh, Oscar Coetzee, Paul Pitchford, Rebecca Snow, and Bevin Clare.
I offer a fully integrative approach that honors the individual- developing a unique plan based on my professional knowledge and your specific physiological and personal needs.
I specialize in Functional and Integrative Nutrition for Chronic Illnesses. I work with patients suffering with diseases such as MS, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Lyme Disease, IBS, Chrones, Auto-Immune Diseases and Heart Disease along with Anxiety, Clinical Depression and ADHD.
I maintain strong professional relationships with Integrative Physicians and can also work closely with your primary care practitioner to come up with the best nutritional solutions for your wellness.
Susan Watson, LMT, Dipl. ABT,
Shiatsu Shin Tai Practitioner
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Licensed Massage Therapist, Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy (NCCAOM) ,Reiki Master, Certified Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder style), Certified Tai Chi Instructor, Teacher at The International School of Shiatsu.
My commitment to transformation and wellness started in 1997, while going through some life challenges. I started my Shiatsu practice in 2003 and since then have expanded to offer the modalities of Shin Tai, Chakra Healing, Reiki, Pranic Healing and teaching Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Reiki.
I believe the change that is occurring in the world needs to start with raising our individual awareness and recognition of our divinity and oneness with humanity. Whether they are the impetus for the growth or the integration and bridge that takes one from one state of being to another, energy practices can be an important part of transformation and wellness.
You can also call Britta at 610-858-3611 to schedule an appointment.
Reiki Master, Access Bars Practitioner
Natural healing and holistic health has been a focus of mine for the last 22 years. I am constantly amazed by the variety of modalities that are available to help one find balance, relaxation and harmony within one’s body and mind, and in relation to the world around us.
I was introduced to Reiki 8 years ago, and after my first treatment I realized I had never before felt such a sense of relaxation, peace and centeredness. In that moment, knew Reiki was something I wanted to learn and share with others. I have been practicing Reiki since 2008 and am continually in awe and excited by the positive effects it has had on my client’s health and well-being.
In 2014, I was introduced to Access Bars and it absolutely changed my life! This very first treatment started to release issues and mental blocks that previously put up invisible barriers in my life. I began to realize I was interacting with my life in a new and different way and with a profound new clarity. This was an experience I wanted to offer others for their own personal transformation.
In a Reiki session, I will help you achieve a deep sense of relaxation to release stress, activate your body's natural healing processes and restore physical and emotional well-being.
In a Bars session, I will help you release the stored, self-limiting, thoughts, beliefs and judgements that keep you ‘stuck’ in certain areas of your life and allow for more ease and joy in every aspect of your life.
Or please call Karin at 215-978-0844
Karin Tetlow, R.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Originally from London, Karin became a US citizen in 1987. Karin is a wise and very caring individual and practitioner. She studied acupuncture at The Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in England and The College of Traditional Acupuncture, where she graduated in 1996. Karin has been in practice for over 20 years and specializes in health maintenance, chronic problems, allergy elimination (NAET), pain alleviation, addictions treatment and facial rejuvenation.
Karin is an avid rower and life long learner. When she is not practicing acupuncture or gliding down the Schuylkill river, she spends her time as a freelance reporter and researcher and sits on the board of the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia.
You can also call Stephanie at 484-318-3637 to schedule an appointment.
Shamanic Practitioner, EMT, Veterinary Nurse
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I have been a healer all my life. For almost 10 years I’ve worked in Western medicine, specifically emergency medicine. Then, 5 years ago, I read the book “Shaman, Healer, Sage” by Alberto Villoldo, and before I had finished the end of the first chapter my shamanic journey had begun. After that, I devoted myself to discovering shamanism and shamanic medicine. Since then, my life has been simply magical and has exceeded anything I could have imagined for myself. In February 2016 I spent the month in the Andes Mountains, Chile training with the Q’ero shamans and teacher Alberto Villoldo at The Light Body School, where I received my certification as a Shamanic Energy Practitioner. Stepping into the role of Shaman and Healer and Dreamer is a continuous evolution and transformational dance for me, and it is with deep honor and gratitude that I share this ancient wisdom and vision with my clients.
My mission is to bring each client into alignment with their highest destiny by guiding them gently through dissolving the karma, disease, trauma and pain that stalks them, and in turn becoming fully awake to their true luminous nature.
It is my deepest desire to see all people step into the role of the dreamer, to walk in beauty and harmony upon the earth, and have the world around them reflect back perfectly all the beauty, all the grace, all the power and all the love that exists in their hearts.
Gabrielle Geib, M.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist , Community Acupuncturist, Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist
Master of Acupuncture Studies (Won Institute of Graduate Studies), Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Licensed Acupuncturist, Reiki Level II practitioner
I have always loved the life sciences. When I was little, I used to help my mom in the garden, and my dad would talk to me about hematology. Life fascinates me: how it works, and how we work. I particularly love cellular and organismal biology.
When I was in middle school, I started taking some yoga classes. Then, my mom brought home a flier for a tai chi class. That was my first experience of Chinese Medicine. I was amazed at how right it felt, and how I felt so much calmer and better after doing tai chi.
In my last semester of high school, I had the opportunity to shadow an acupuncturist after school twice a week. I was amazed. I heard people's stories. I watched their symptoms diminish. So many patients pulled me aside to say, “This stuff really works!” From then on, I have been on the path of learning acupuncture.
I attended Loyola University Maryland, where I earned a Bachelor's of Science, Summa Cum Laude. I majored in Biology and minored in Asian Studies. I took eight Chinese language classes and spent a semester studying abroad in Beijing, China, where I had the opportunity to witness how Chinese Medicine is practiced there today and to immerse myself in the culture and language that inform it. While at Loyola, I also encountered Community Acupuncture for the first time. Community Acupuncture is a format designed to make acupuncture treatment accessible to all. You can learn more about Community Acupuncture at Village Wellness here. While at Loyola, I also began my study of ju-jitsu, which is an art that, like acupuncture, involves self-knowledge, focus, intention, and a philosophy of redirecting energy.
I began my journey as a healer by studying Reiki I and II with Usui Reiki Master-Teacher Maryann Marian. I earned a Master's in Acupuncture Studies from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, where I graduated as a co-valedictorian. At the Won, I had the blessing of learning from many teachers who practice diverse acupuncture traditions. I have studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture in the lineage of J. R. Worsely, sports medicine acupuncture, and the styles Dr. Tan and Kiiko Matsumoto.
In my time as a healing practitioner I have had the honor of helping patients: diminish pain (musculoskeletal, nervous, inflammatory, migraine), improve circulation to extremities, regain sensation in extremities, release chronic tension, reduce stress, process overwhelming emotions, reduce anxiety, lift out of depression, regulate appetite, improve digestion and elimination, reduce excessive urination, regulate the menstrual cycle, improve breathing after bronchitis, experience more restful sleep, feel refreshed and energized, and regain the sense of moving forward in life and overcoming disease.
I want you to help you feel better, feel your best, feel healthy and vital and alive. I look forward to working with you.
Dr. Trish Baitinger, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractics
Dr. Trish began her healing career as a massage therapist where she learned to combine Chinese energetic medicine, neuromuscular therapy, bio-mechanics, Reiki and emotional release techniques in her work with clients. While in chiropractic school she continued to work as a massage therapist and worked with some of the Dallas Cowboys football team.
In 1998, she received her doctoral degree in Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas Texas. In 1999 the focus of her work was on spinal rehabilitation utilizing bio-mechanical adjustments to the spine and supporting the corrective changes with exercise rehab.
Through her own personal healing and growth she reawakened to approaching illness and injury from a physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual perspective. Dr. Trish continues to evolve and perfect her technique while relying on her intuitive empathic abilities and extensive knowledge of the human body.
Call Laura at (610) 368-1053 to schedule.
Laura Kellogg, BS, MA, Geology
Sound Healing Therapist
Read our Interview with Laura
Laura brings synergy to the latest developments in scientific theory of quantum physio-spiritual healing, the use of sound, and the sacred. She draws from a scientific background (BS, MA, Geology), with two decades of studying earth sciences and renewable energy, and a lifelong interest in spiritual development. Laura uses the sacred sound of the crystal bowls and Sanskrit chant along with the use of affirmation and intention to access the quantum realm and promote/catalyze healing.
In addition to her Undergraduate and Masters degree’s Laura is completing her certificate of sound healing at the Globe Institute of Sound Healing, and has completed training in Journey Dancing, a form of healing and empowerment through conscious dance/movement. A few of Laura’s influences are: The Globe Institute (sound healing), Journey Dancing (conscious movement), Dead Sea Scrolls, The Emerald Tablets, Astrology, Mythology, Sacred Geometry, Crystallography, Rudolph Steiner, Hermes Trismegistus, Quan Yin, Christ Consciousness, Female and Male Indian Deities, additional Ascended Masters, the Conscious Child.
Megan Conover, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Read our Interview with Megan
Megan holds an Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from The WON Institute of Graduate Studies. Megan is continuing her path in Oriental medicine and is currently enrolled in the Chinese Herbal Medicine program at the Won Institute. In addition to the herbal clinic program, Megan is also continuing an intensive study of 5 Element Acupuncture with a local Master. She has also completed her Reiki master level training.
Megan was led to acupuncture after Chinese medicine changed her life during a health scare. This has provided a basis for Megan’s passion and drive to continue learning. Megan is interested in treating the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. She assists her patients in taking their health to the next level by healing from the inside to the outside. She specializes in cosmetic acupuncture, pain relief, and autoimmune conditions. Additionally, Megan has a passion for esoteric style acupuncture using guided intuition while incorporating crystals, oils, and Reiki energy work in her treatments.
In her free time, Megan enjoys practicing yoga, meditating, reading, traveling, skiing, hiking, cooking, live music and spending time with friends and family.
or call Stewart (484) 919-5500
Read our Interview with Stewart
Stewart is best described as having one foot in the modern world - and one squarely in the old world of mystical healers. The first half of his professional life was in front of a computer supporting systems and infrastructure in what we “typically” define as a great career. This gave him a deep and personal understanding of the health sacrifices our “typical” path requires of us. The second half of his professional life has been devoted to helping you counter those lifestyle demands by decoding old-world magic into contemporary methods.
He first dug into CranioSacral work studying Hugh Milne’s visionary approach. Milne considers the work a spiritual art paired with a sense of awe for the individual. Stewart continued his education with certified training by the Upledger Institute which has a strong focus on the mechanical aspects of the craniosacral system and rhythm.
You may also find Stewart offering yoga classes teaching the aspects of yoga that shine beyond Instagram and the covers of magazines. His yoga wisdom stems from far more than 200 hours of training and even more than the 1,000 hours of teaching required for the e-RYT designation - it is informed by years of deep inquiry into the history, theory and practice of yoga through svadhyaya, travel and discovery. It turns out, if you immerse yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually in study, you find (almost) all the pearls hidden within.
Drawing on an intimate understanding of what the mystics could never quite write down, Stewart has built his practice into a fully adaptable system designed to couple the mechanical art and spiritual essence of the craniosacral system giving people a more positive experience in the human body.
Alicia Shulman, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.,
Alicia believes that the body, mind, and spirit are naturally inclined toward health, and that acupuncture excels at aligning those vital energies. At Village Wellness, Alicia focuses her practice on women's health, including support for fertility, menstrual issues, hormonal imbalances, sleep disturbances, digestive complaints, fatigue, fibromyalgia, and cancer treatment recovery. She includes dietary and lifestyle counseling as part of her treatments.
Dr. Page Buck, LSW
Dr. Page Buck is a licensed social worker and yoga teacher whose own wellness journey has informed her practice of partnering with others to support lifelong wellness. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 2008 that required a 15-month leave from full-time work, she set out to establish a sustainable path of recovery and wellness that includes meditation, yoga, animal-assisted therapy and acupuncture. Dr. Page is Associate Professor in the Graduate Social Work Department at West Chester University, where she teaches Master’s students the foundational skills of human connection through the lens of a bio-psycho-social systems perspective.
Grounded in the belief that we are all already whole with everything we need within ourselves, Dr. Page offers a safe space for people to explore beliefs about wellness and identify both barriers and opportunities to experience wholeness. Her client-centered approach combined with training in trauma, body-based healing, resiliency and recovery allows for the co-creation of a sustainable and viable wellness plan.
Amy Gordon has been joyously teaching yoga lessons and workshops in group class settings as well as private instruction for more than 30 years locally, throughout the US and abroad in France, Israel, England. She is certified in first, second degree and master-level of Reiki (running of energy for balancing & healing) as well as in yoga.
She has studied ashtanga yoga, meditation, chanting, ayurveda and Indian philosophy in Mysore, India with her teachers Saraswati, Sharath and Pattabhi Jois, Mr. Narasinham, Dr. Jaysheree & Dr. Kumar.
Regular yoga practice improves students' quality of life through increased endurance, strength and flexibility of body while disciplining the mind to become calm, embracing deep stillness . Amy’s teaching style creates an environment that enables students to release stress, meditate, and rediscover balance of mind, body and spirit. She is motivated by a desire to empower others to love themselves, reconnecting with their hearts' essence.
Courtney Cavanagh, LE
I care deeply about giving my clients their best skin possible while taking into consideration that their beauty comes from taking care of their whole self inside and out.
My passion for holistic skin care and holistic health in general comes from my personal struggles with food sensitivity and imbalances in the body. As I healed myself mentally and physically my passion for holistic beauty grew stronger.
I studied Esthetics at the Aveda Institute for beauty and wellness from 2009-2010 and have continued to learn through advanced esthetic courses, certifications and independent research for the past 7 ½ years.
I’ve studied acne, hyperpigmentation, international skin care methods, gua sha, advanced facial massage, reiki, ayurveda, camoflauge make up and more. I am now embarking on studies to learn how to create my own safe and effective pure herbal skin care products.
In my three years at an organic day spa in Philadelphia, I helped my wonderful clients achieve their best skin through holistic treatments like Ayurvedic facials, organic microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, holistic microcurrent and organic hair removal. I then moved overseas to Sweden to open my own holistic skin care business sharing my passion and love of holistic skin care with my lovely swedish clients who actually taught me much about the importance of using products with integrity made by companies who are passionate about protecting our earth. I returned to the US and have spent some time working in an American medical spa where I have learned a great deal about clinical skin care that works without causing the body inflammation and also about which clinical treatments I feel are important to steer my clients away from.
The premise that I base my skin care practice upon is that inflammation is harmful to the skin. Anything that causes an inflammatory wound to the skin is NOT going to benefit the skin over the long term. It is going to temporarily improve the skin. Breaking down the skin is not healthy or productive in skin rejuvenation…..think deep chemical peels, harsh abrasive exfoliation, needling, ipl, etc. The modalities that I focus on in my practice are healing in their effects on the skin and produce great results while understanding that our skin is an organ. We would never intentionally inflame our internal organs and this is why we should not inflame our skin. My intentions are to help my clients achieve beautiful, healthy skin through use of pure effective products, regular detoxifying / stimulatory facials, clinically proven LED light therapy, gentle effective methods to drive pure vitamin serums into the skin and peels that don't inflame. Ibelieve it's my job to help my clients feel fantastic about themselves without thinking that they have to harm themselves in the process and I would love to help YOU!