Usui Reiki Master/Practitioner, Karuna Reiki Practitioner
Dolly is from Albany, New York, originally having grown up on Long Island. She feels blessed by the opportunities to not only live in Asheville but to enjoy the deep sense of community offered at Asheville Community Yoga. Following long careers as a real estate appraiser, then another in service helping the elderly and disabled, Dolly discovered her true path as a Reiki Master and practitioner. She has studied and practiced in the Usui tradition. Additionally, Dolly has studied Karuna, Komyo and Shamanic Reiki, all of which enhance the depth and scope of her healing sessions.
MA, Ryt – 200, Ayurveda Wellness Counselor
Jamie Knox is a certified instructor of yoga, and a certified Wellness Counselor in Ayurvedic Medicine. Using the powerful and ancient science of Ayurveda, Jamie works with her clients to create healing and health. As your holistic counselor, she caters your goals to a treatment plan that will bring them into fruition without extreme dieting or prescription medications. She uses diet, lifestyle, yoga, meditation, energy and breath work in her practice. Jamie and her husband moved to Asheville in 2016 to seek a life more aligned with their goals and it has proven less stressful and more fulfilling.
I think we can all agree that our feet are one of the most over worked parts of our bodies but sadly, most of the time they are also the most neglected. Give them the love they deserve!
There are reflexes present on the feet that are a mirror image of the organs, glands and each system of the body.
During a session these reflexes are stimulated using specific hand and finger techniques, unique to the field of reflexology. The nervous system begins to send messages to the corresponding body parts, systems and organs to increase energy flow and circulation. Thereby helping to release tension, reduce inflammation, alleviate stress and allow the body to return to homeostasis.
Each person is different, however, most of her clients report feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated after their session. Often times clients note that they enter into a dream-like, calm state much like the feeling of a yoga nidra class. It’s very common to feel rushes of energy throughout the body due to the innate interaction with the circulatory system and nervous system.
Kaylee is a third general reflexologist. She is constantly drawing on the knowledge and techniques passed down from her mother and grandmother. Kaylee is a certified reflexologist with a 200 hour certification in foot reflexology. She received her formal certification in February of 2016.
Services Offered: 30 minute and 60 minute Foot Reflexology (knee joint to feet)
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early as all sessions begin with a short intake to discuss what you would like to get out of the session, your current state of health, relevant medical history such as injuries and any questions you may have.
Like most of us, I have worn many hats in my life. Professionally, I was a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist from 2007-2017. I specialized in adaptive sports, community re-entry, and independence through adaptive equipment. It was through this service to others that I began to understand the benefits of massage for pain management. It inspired me in such a way, that I decided to become a Massage Therapist. The Center for Massage and Natural Health, located in downtown Asheville, helped me build a strong foundation for massage in 2013. I strive to educate, empower, and help others to recognize the endless possibilities of investing in their health NOW! It is never too late! It is my hope that I can aide in helping your body to move with ease, to relax, and unwind. We are all walks of life that ultimately share the commonality of nurturing our bodies and our spirit. It is my hope that I can help you in that journey through compassion, knowledge, and gratitude.
L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Sarah Jean brings her deep love of Plants and connection to the seasons of life into each treatment. As a child she connected deeply with the Willow, Corn, Strawberries, Chicory, and plants that grew around her. Each with its own medicine spoke to her Heart. The plants were the gateway in her path of healing and balance. In late 90s she studied Ayurveda, massage therapy, and flower essences. SarahJean received her bachelors degree with a focus in Ethnobotany of the Pacific Northwest from the Evergreen State College. Her love of plants led her to a 4 year apprenticeship in the Spirit of Plants, where her relationship with plants deepened through study of local plants, flower essences, medicine making, conscious dreamwork, and Five Element Chinese Medicine theory. She continued her studies of western herbalism at the School for Traditional Western Herbalism, in Portland. In 2013, SarahJean moved to Asheville to study Chinese Medicine at Daoist Traditions. There she learned acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Biomedicine, among other adjunct techniques. After 4 years of study, SarshJean graduated in May 2017. She continues to deepen her relationship with plants, and Chinese Medicine to bring people the best medicine to her ability. SarahJean’s practice in anchored in listening from the Heart with the desire to empower people of their paths to wellness.
During an acupuncture session, the patient will be guided through an extensive intake and diagnostic process including tongue and pulse diagnosis. He or she will then receive acupuncture aimed at treating the root of the imbalance presented. Each session will take into consideration the transformation of the patient’s pattern and will be adjusted at each stage of the healing process.
See SarahJean’s schedule below:
Weekly Community Acupuncture:
Wednesdays from 2-6pm
Thursdays from 5-8pm
*Donation-based Saturdays: Join SarahJean from 9:30am-12:30pm on 8/18, 9/8, 10/13 for completely donation-based acupuncture
Conscious Alignment with Alexander Technique
Chronic back pain and the desire to feel truly at home in my own skin led me to take lessons and train to be a teacher of the Alexander Technique. This simple and proven education in the “how” of coordinating body-mind increases ease of movement by redirecting excessive tension into useful energy. A common result is relief from pain and distress caused by everyday habits, accompanied by a simultaneous increase in awareness/sensitivity while reducing reactivity. I completed the 3-year, 1600-hour training at The Alexander Educational Center in Berkeley, CA and have been teaching individuals and groups since 2009.