Andrew Herrmann is a 29 year old lifelong athlete with a passion for exploring psychology, spirituality, and physical nature. Currently he lives in Albany, NY where he is a captain of a rugby team and a leader of a solar install crew. His combination of interest in team sport and inquisitive character has lead him from a path of conventional fitness to more primal and functional training methods . His goals are to inspire others to create their own self expression of steel mace flow, and to educate them in the art of mace flow to facilitate healing and wellness for the mind and body.
Carie began practicing yoga at age twelve in her hometown, Woodstock, NY. When she was 18 she embraced yoga as a lifestyle, coming to understood the benefits and depth of yoga in a whole new light. It became her outlet for healing, growing, balancing, breathing and tapping into her life purpose. Experiencing both physical and mental benefits from her practice she decided at age 26 to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. Her desire to share this practice with others continues to grow and change and she continues to train and attend more trainings and workshops at Kripalu. Her completed trainings include: Teaching Pranayama and Advanced Asana, Guiding Meditation for Transformational Yoga, and Teaching Yoga for Special Populations. In March of 2016 she will complete Kripalu’s "leading vinyasa" module concluding her 500 hour teacher training. Her mission is to bring balance to her students through breath, movement and mindfulness. Her passion is to help others experience ahimsa (a total and complete absence of affliction to one’s mind, body and spirit, to self and all living things), along with encouraging dinacharya (a daily routine of self care). Namaste!
Meet our Instructors (Our Soul)
Michael Salerno is a Certified Hypnotist,
writer, speaker and teacher
Michael earned his certification through the National Guild of Hypnotists. He has had a practice at The WellTree in Red Hook, NY since 2014. He works with clients in a variety of areas including smoking cessation, weight management and stress reduction. His clients also seek his services for goal-setting, overcoming fears, improving athletic and academic performance and enhancing their self-confidence.
Salerno has authored a number of articles about hypnosis in newspapers and publications such as The Poughkeepsie Journal, The Saugerties Post and Your Valley Magazine.
Deborah Zoie believes in personal & planetary wellness,
balance and healthy aging via diet, movement and
supportive lifestyle choices. She is a Transformational
Therapist and a Massage Therapist. She is honored to
bring Essentrics/Classical Stretch/Healthy Aging to
everyone who wants to keep flexibility & mobility in
their daily lives and activities.
Emmallyea has 30+ years of formal training and N.Y. State licenced since Oct 22, 1997. She has studied many different things from Swedish, and various different types of deep tissue work such as medical, shiatsu, ohashitsu, and reflexology. She has had introductions to many different modalities like trager and polarity, and was trained inThai yoga massage, Emmallyea believes deep tissue doesn't have to cause pain or pressure to effect big change.
Emmallyea studied at Swedish Institute and at the Virginia School of Massage...She feels honored to have worked on and receive brilliant feedback from wonderful teacher and thousands of people. Hearing their words, seeing results, and feeling the change this work does with her own hands is incredible. Also, she has learned from all the body work she received over the years.
As a child, she was inspired by her family in many ways, From her grandmother who was a healer and didn't even know it, she learned nerve strokes. Her mom inspired her to learn because she felt better whenever Emmallyea would massage her shoulders or feet. Her father prompted her to study sound healing with one of the first and foremost in the field Shari Edwards of Signature Sound who helped her develop the ability to see and hear the body in a unique way. She gives credit, also, to her spiritual Teacher, her dad's Guru Sri Swami Satchidananda from whom she constantly learned from.
It is hard to put her styles into one box because she draw on a lifetime of learning. Each individual person and session is unique. Every session is tailored to the therapeutic needs of that person.
Kris Anne Eignor
My name is Kris Anne Eignor. I am a yoga instructor and Reiki Master. I was trained in an
Ashtanga style of Yoga and have been teaching Yoga for 8 years. Over those years I have
evolved in to my own style of teaching. Every class is unlike the last. It always depends on
the level of all that attend as well as intuitively feeling what each person needs in that
particular class. All levels are welcome . You don’t need to have knowledge of Yoga or
the know the “proper” names and pronunciation for each pose. I will walk you through
each movement and breath offering verbal adjustments and guidance. An experienced
Yogi will also enjoy this steady mild pace. Warming stretches go in to more active and
challenging poses . Ending in a more releasing stretches so you may go more deeply in
rest pose. During rest you will receive individual Reiki. Helping you to go deeper into
the state of rest. Come and invest yourself in your own physical, emotional, and spiritual
Rebecca Sylvia Posner
Rebecca Sylvia Posner is a yoga and meditation teacher, somatic healing bodyworker, and creative artist who works in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. After receiving her 200-hr yoga teacher certification, Rebecca began studying Thai Yoga Massage with Lotus Palm Institute of Thai Massage and Traditional Bodywork where she completed her levels 1 and 2 certifications. In 2018, she completed an advanced Intuitive Thai Therapy training with Thai Brooklyn at Maha Rose. Her practice continues to grow through apprenticeship and educational exchange with other bodyworkers and somatic therapists. Also an artist, writer, and adventurer, she is informed by other movement-based and sustaining creative studies and practices, which guide her self-healing and help her to work sensitively and intuitively with each individual.
Julia Kofke is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. She has been drawn to learning about healthy lifestyles from a young age, and sought out alternatives to traditional Western medicine in a personal pursuit for answers to her own health challenges. She has found Jin Shin Jyutsu to be invaluable in achieving this pursuit.
Since she began to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu, Julia has been able to use this gentle art of energetic touch to treat people seeking a better balance of their physical, emotional and spiritual lives. She has treated clients with a wide range of concerns, including fatigue, grief, digestive problems, and cardiac conditions, as well as hospice patients and their families. One of the most rewarding aspects of this practice is teaching clients how to treat themselves, and seeing the benefit of finding health in their own hands.
Brianne's interest in spirituality, religion, and nature began at a young age. She learned paganism and shamanism from students of Tom Cowan, and self practice. She has been practicing shamanic journey techniques since 2016. Her favorite expression of shamanism is divination journeying to the Spirit World to find power or guidance to help other people. In 2016, Brianne took a workshop with Zola Dubnikova, a renown sacred dancer and sound healer who embodies the philosophy of the Wolf Woman. Participating in Zola's Holistic Dance Language workshop made a deep impression on Brianne.
Learning Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques in regular classes taught by monks at the local monasteries is an integral practice for Brianne.
Her study of yoga, Oriental dance, and internal martial arts (tai chi chuan), and Daoism began at age 14. Years later, she began training with Master Frank Allen, Sifu Tina Chunna Zhang, Phd, and their students at the Wu Tang Physical Culture Association in NYC.
Brianne holds a degree in visual arts. After graduation, she went on to study the same major at a four year college, then studied veterinary technology. Her creative process is intuitive and based on spiritual experiences.
Arthur believes in providing therapeutic massage to clients that are in pain or under stress. He gives relief to his clients much in the same way massage therapy did for him after his car accident. After breaking his neck, he found that before and after surgery, massage therapy made him human again, and that is why he does the same for his clients.
By creating an environment that encourages and promotes healing, he also brings relief to those clients that just need to relax and decrease their anxiety.
Arthur uses a variety of Western and Eastern Techniques (Swedish, Myofascial Release, Spa Massage, Deep Tissue, Accupressure, Shiatsu, Stretching, Manual Traction, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Release, Energy Work, Cross Fiber Friction, and Transverse Fiber Friction) to make his massages more therapuetic and clients feel better.
Arthur also performs other massages as needed: Sports Massage (Pre-Event and Post Event), Pre-Natal Massage, Reflexology, Chair Massage, and Shiatsu.
More than four years ago, Beth became aware of the benefits of Reiki energy healing. She began her own journey to become a Reiki Master and Teacher. Two years later she departed from a successful career working in customer service and sales support to concentrate fully on Reiki. She also enjoys the outdoors, making jewelry, reading, and watching cartoons and movies with her family. Beth also thoroughly enjoys continued learning of Reiki, yoga, meditation, and crystals.
Beth moved to the Cairo, NY area in 2014 with her husband and two daughters. The family also has two rescue dogs who benefit from receiving Reiki treatments. They share a love of the Hudson Valley, and truly enjoy the landscape, people, and history. Her daughters enjoy receiving Reiki treatments, especially right before bed. In the fall of 2016, both girls decided they wanted to learn Reiki. Beth provided a “Reiki Kids/Reiki Level I” training for them. They loved the experience, and sharing Reiki’s healing energy.
Lauren is a certified children’s yoga teacher through Kidding Around Yoga (KAY). She received her KAY certification in April 2019 in Poughkeepsie, NY. She also recently earned her B.S. degree in Communication Studies from SUNY College at Oneonta. Lauren developed a passion for yoga during her second year of college where she found herself needing space to learn and grow as an individual and to reduce the stress of being a college student.
“When I found yoga I was able to find myself. I practice yoga to allow myself to turn inward and create peace in my life. My goal is to share the peace and joy that yoga creates to children.”
Children experience and deal with stress in varying ways. Lauren hopes to provide a healthy way for young people to reduce stress, express their struggles, calm the mind, and most importantly - have fun and let them be little.
Adam Bernstein is a Psychic, Medium, Teacher and Spiritual Life Coach with an
international following. His path as a Psychic and Medium began at the early age of 4.
Adam has professionally worked as a psychic for over 20 years and has an extensive
background in martial arts and yoga that has earned him the nickname "psychic yogi".
Known for accuracy, detail and compassion Adam quickly becomes a favorite at virtually
every public venue he works at. He's received advanced training in evidential style
Mediumship/Channeling in Lily Dale, NY and with renowned Mediums Sharon Anne
Klingler and Janet Nohavec. Adam is now teaching workshops on Psychic Development
and Mediumship at Lily Dale as well as various places along the east coast. He leads
seminars and development circles in the arts of Spirit Communication and the Universal
Laws of Success and Attraction through which he has developed his Power Attunements
life coaching methods. His first CD Power Attunements with Guided Meditations is now
available as a 2 album download. Adam is the co-founder and charter member of the
International Medium's League and has been featured in the book Psychic New York
which profiles 60 of New York’s best and most famous psychics. He has appeared in
articles in The New York Times, Chronogram Magazine and others. Adam has been
highlighted in several television shows including Court TV's groundbreaking Psychic
Detectives and Fox 5 News and has been interviewed and featured as the psychic on
numerous radio shows. His book, which is a fun and informative training manual for
spiritual and psychic children, is due out in 2015. Find out more by logging on to
Felice began studying the internal martial arts of Wu Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi), and Cheng Style Baguahang in 2011 with Brian Dexter, who is certified by Master Frank Allen and Tina Zhang of the Wu Tang PCA in Manhattan. In 2013, Felice began to take classes with Frank and Tina in Hebei Xingyiquan and Qigong as well as additional training in Taiji and Bagua to broaden his practice of the martial arts and the health practices of China. Felice has had a love of mystical practices and the martial arts since he was a child and really enjoys the balance of Daoist philosophy and meditation, exercise and wellness, and practical kung fu technique that the internal martial arts provide.
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Meira (Maddy Bogner)
Meira (Maddy Bogner) is an emerging kirtan artist from Woodstock, NY. She finds joy and inner peace in the spiritual experience of singing and chanting in various spiritual and religious contexts. She grew up singing Jewish sacred music at her synagogue throughout her childhood, adolescence and college. In college, she sang in the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir and did multicultural dancing as well. She attended her first kirtan at the O+ Festival in Kingston, NY in 2016. She began attending kirtans and her love of kirtan grew after that! She wants others to experience this inner knowing, connection with who they truly are and inner peace by sharing traditional chants from cultures around the world by spearheading world kirtans with Sean Cortright in Incognito Sol. She is passionate about helping people awaken and deepen their own spirituality, divinity, connection to mind, body, spirit through kirtan
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Lorry is an intuitive Therapist / Healer /National Board of Certified... healer, teacher, gong player . She is a a Master Reiki Sensei, She studies Reiki at I teach at UCCC in Kingston. Lorry is also is a Psychic Master Medium and a former owner and operator at Astrologer.
"I have enjoyed teaching Reiki as a Sensei Master since 1991 to tens of thousands successful reiki students, many are well known is this area as well as nationally and internationally. Let me help you become successfully fulfilled while on your life journey. Your path can be an adventure inspired by wisdom, compassion, and abundance. "
My training includes updated information still being discovered about Japanese Reiki and the opportunities to use your reiki gifts to help yourself and your community. Every successful healing heals every one of us and heals the Earth and so on....." Gassho means YOU ARE DIVINE!
Marian Tortorella (aka Fatima), is an Astrologer, a gifted Clairvoyant as well as Clairaudient. Practicing for more than 40 years, she has generated and maintained a repeat international clientele.
Marian mastered the craft of calculating horoscopes by hand before the use of computers came into vogue. Her practice includes Natal Horoscope Interpretation, Transits, Progressions, Relocation, Medical Astrology and Compatibility Charts. Consults in all areas of life for you and loved ones including connections to those you’ve lost.
Marian has appeared in radio, print media, Internet podcasts and television, most recently on an episode of the popular ‘Impractical Jokers’. Her full length audio CD, “Twelve Sign Symphony” features Astrological Affirmations set to a background of her original dulcimer and synthesizer music.
She has studied many spiritual and esoteric practices which augment her astrological interpretation.
Marian believes that an Astrological Reading can be an amazing awakening. It can open the door to your true purpose in life and teach you how to get there.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven,”
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