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.
Dr. Richard Livernois graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College
in 1975. He practiced in California until moving to Asheville in
“Dr. Rich” offers sessions, using The Activator Method, that
influence the very subtle energy fields of the body, mind and
The Activator Method is where a small device is used to make the
adjustments, which can be a gentle way to soothe problem areas.
During an activator treatment, the patient will lie face down on an
adjustment table. Each area of the spine will then be worked on
individually with the activator instrument. The tissue around the
problem areas will be tapped with the device, first with a small
amount of pressure followed by a quick thrust, which sort of feels
like having your reflexes tested. There is no twisting or turning
with this method, which many patients seem to enjoy.
Sessions last approximately 10-30minutes, and are donation-based-no one turned away for lack of funds.
Dr. Rich’s hours are Tuesdays from 9am-2pm and Thursdays 6-9pm.
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.
L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Janelle is a Chinese medicine practitioner with a license in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She received her Masters in Classical Chinese medicine at Daoist Traditions College here in Asheville.
She became interested in Chinese medicine while teaching yoga and seeking a system of medicine to support an individual in their healing process. Her practice emphasizes the importance of patient participation, while offering diagnosis and treatment for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. Chinese medicine is a whole system of medicine and can address both acute and chronic disease states including, but not limited to colds and flus, injury and pain, gynecological issues, digestive problems, emotional and mental imbalances, and pediatric and geriatric concerns.
LMBT, YT-250, Completion Process Certified Practitioner, 3rd Degree Reiki Channel
Kaleigh has been a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2014. Before and throughout massage school she began consciously working with subtle energies through the practice of Reiki. Because she knows there is much more to a person than just the body, her style is an infusion of therapeutic bodywork and relaxation massage dovetailed with subtle energetic techniques. This seamless flow works to relax the mind and subsequently unravel the body. Think of her massage as a sort of kinesthetic hypnosis for the nervous system. Once the mind is relaxed and “out of the way” the body can begin to heal itself. In every session her goal is to transport you to a deep state of relaxation so the body can work it’s magic.
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.
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.