GRADUATES & TESTIMONIALS
Julie Angel, graduate of Sacred Centers, has been gently guiding clients to a place of more joyful embodiment for over 25 years. She integrates the tools of massage, Watsu (aquatic bodywork), Process Healing (somatic therapy) and chakra psychology (the interface of energy between body, mind and spirit). In private sessions as well as groups, Julie honors each person’s unique journey while inviting them to let go of old patterns that inhibit living and loving fully in the moment. She brings grounded spirituality, compassion and integrity to her lifework.
Julie is a member of: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork U.S. Association of Body Psychotherapists Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association
Click here to read an article about Julie’s Watsu in the Phila Inquirer Her home office includes an indoor warm pool; see website for photos.
email: Julie Angel
Jason Auer-Sears specializes in chronic pain management integrated with bioenergetic somatic therapies that helps patients suffering with chronic pain patterns, fatigue, physical and psychological trauma, and toxicity. In conjunction with Dr. Aaron Mattes, Jason teaches Active Isolated Stretching, rehabilitating and empowering people suffering from chronic tension, pain and postural weakness. Active Isolated Stretching addresses overall physical performance and function. As a Reiki Master and energy medicine practitioner, Auer-Sears gives frequent lectures on body/mind integration. Jason works in tandem with Des Moines Pastoral Counseling, and the Counseling Clinic of Iowa City, integrating his bodywork and energetics with psychotherapeutic counseling, which provides a well rounded and holistic experience for patient and therapist.
Blending his hard work and stamina with an open mind and gentle, intuitive touch, Jason has developed one of the most successful bodywork practices in the Iowa City, Ia area. “The success rate of bodywork on a number of conditions is extremely high, consistent and encouraging.” Jason Auer-Sears is a massage therapy practitioner who’s bodywork experience covers a range from Trigger Point therapy and A.I.S., to Reiki and Biosonic Re-patterning (balancing through sound vibration).
Jason Auer-Sears is a year 2000 graduate of Eastwind School of Holistic Healing in Iowa City, IA where he received his initial training in Eastern and Western Massage and various energy modalities. Other specialization includes Pre-Natal Massage for expecting mothers, a year-long Reiki Master Apprenticeship with Iowa City’s Karen Fox, RM, and ongoing apprenticeship with Dr. Aaron Mattes, kinesiotherapist and creator of Active Isolated Stretching and ongoing apprenticeship with Dr. Anodea Judith, author of Eastern Body, Western Mind.
361 E. College St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Brad Cassidy was raised and worked much of his early life in the primal beauty of the forests of British Columbia, which anchored in his heart a deep love for the Divine Mother. A life-long seeker, his faith was eroded by humanity’s seeming indifference to our grave problems and vast potentials. Isolation and despair pulled him into a profound crisis of meaning, until in 1993 a chance encounter with body and breath work provided him with a direct experience of his authentic nature.
Since that time he has re-dedicated his life to love, creativity and service, focusing on the development of embodied awareness and training extensively with many cutting-edge leaders of the human potential movement. Ultimately, he realized his calling was the cultivation and teaching of the wisdom of the heart. He is the developer and facilitator of the Heartwisdom Program, a series of workshops using body, breath, movement, and cognitive processes to empower individuals to live a rich, heart-centered life and play a vibrant role in the awakening of the Global Heart.
For more information about Heart Wisdom and why our world needs it today, see the video blog.
Dian Hamilton, teacher, writer and performer, is a graduate of Sacred Centers Chakra Teacher Track and plans to lead workshops about the chakra system in her community of Provincetown, MA. She really appreciates her four years of workshops and teleseminars and uses much of what she has learned to empower all her endeavors.
She is a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and has been leading Laughter Yoga Workshops on Cape Cod since 2006. She brings the awareness of the chakras into her Laughter Yoga Workshops. She is also a certified Integral Yoga Hatha I Teacher.
As a playwright and actor she wrote and performed her play, Seven, at the 2010 Sacred Centers Immersion. It is about the journey of seven female characters, ages 7-80 who arrive to explore their lives. Each character is based on a primary chakra.
She is also working on a memoir in which she writes about moments in time. In October 2010 she performed her memoir and taught a workshop, Capturing the Moment, using exercises from her chakra classes at the Women’s International Theater Festival in Provincetown.
In 2007 she founded the Writer’s Voice Café, which she hosts in Provincetown on a monthly basis.
PO Box 1867
Provincetown, MA 02657
Maria J Garcia
Founder of Sacred Centers East, a creative partnership with Sacred Centers, Maria is a visionary thinker, Transformational Coach, workshop leader and yoga teacher. She is cofounder of “The Way Of The Butterfly” – Sacred Passage From Girlhood To Young Womanhood, a 12 month chakra-based program for girls. For five years she lived and worked at “Kripalu at Sumneytown,” a residential yoga and holistic health center serving a worldwide community where she played many roles, eventually becoming Executive Director. Through Sacred Centers East, Maria offers the first level curriculum for the SC Certification Program as well as chakra-based workshops, transformational coaching and yoga classes to the greater community. Maria is dedicated to awakening the timeless wisdom of the chakras in all beings.
Jenni Holloway leads yoga, SoulCollage® and chakra workshops in the San Diego area. Her specialty of combining yoga philosophy & chakra energy healing with contemporary models of developmental psychology & expressive healing arts create sacred experiences of self-discovery & transformation.
Jenni creates transformative experiences for body, mind & spirit by providing you with sacred time & space to explore and express the elements of you.
Kiana Love, Founder and Director of Kakini Health, is a holistic practitioner using somatic therapies, energy work and reflexology to help balance the body, mind, and spirit. She holds a B.S. in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston and has certifications in body mind healing. She combines somatic psychology and the chakra system with yoga, stretching, meditation, and breath work.
Kiana is a Reiki master, Advanced Vortex Practitioner, and Master Integrated Energy Instructor as well as an interfaith minister. Kiana provides a compassionate presence that allows the body to express, and integrate its truth, which brings healing and peace of mind. Kiana is available for classes, lectures, space clearing, ceremonies, and private sessions.
Website: Kakini Health
email: Kiana Love
155 w 72nd St suite 205
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (917) 453-3663
Chris Matesic is a body-mind practitioner who empowers people to live their Hearts Intention through the Chakra System. He holds teaching certifications with Kripalu and Sacred Centers. He offers workshops, sport specific trainings and positional yoga therapy sessions. All of Chris’s services can be accessed at Heliopolislife.com.
As a young seeker he was always fascinated with the idea of transformation, the ability to shift consciousness to such an extent that the world occurs as totally new. It was not until he came across a book, “Where are you going?” did he realize the power and grace of the transformative process. The author, Swami Muktananda, “Baba” for short, was a true yoga master or what in Sanskrit is called a Siddha. While reading his book on Cannon Beach, Oregon, February 1998, Chris had a direct experience of the Self in his own heart. Baba called this experience Shaktipot, an awakening of the Kundalini Shakti (spiritual energy) that had been dormant in his body. He was now initiated on the path of the Self. Since this experience his Yoga life as been unfolding with grace and velocity. He took the Kripalu Yoga teaching training in August 2001 and has been teaching his expression of this style ever since. Recently Chris have been engaged in an advanced Chakra Yoga teacher training with Sacred Centers since July 2009. While studying with Anodea Judith and reading her latest best seller Waking the Global Heart he has been in the inquiry of “Where are WE going?”
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Virginia McKinnie, MA, CYT
Born and reared outside of Memphis, Tennessee, I consider myself to be an outgrowth of the “Southern magnolia voice.” A professional writer for more than 30 years, I started my career as a freelance writer in the country music industry, and then became a technical writer for a multi-national financial company, where I won industry awards two consecutive years. My poems have appeared in journals and magazines, including Sage Woman, Mad Poets Review, The Pegasus Review, Watermarks, Lucidity, Feelings of the Heart, and have received national awards and honors.
As a writing mentor, I have developed and facilitated writer’s circles, including numerous daylong workshops, as well as writing camps for girls that focus on their personal and social development by using scrapbooking as a stimulus. Currently, I lead creativity circles, writing workshops, chakra workshops, and teach yoga and meditation. As a writing and creativity coach, I frequently use my training in Belief Closet practitioner when working with clients.
I have an MA in Literature from the University of Warwick, England, and I’m a graduate of the three-year program in Psychosynthesis, a spiritual psychology training, as well as a graduate of Woman Wisdom® Training, Levels I & II. I recently received my certification as a yoga teacher. A recent graduate of Sacred Centers, I have my certification as a Chakra Healer, and I am a Belief Closet Practitioner.
Gail Testa has a doctorate in Holistic Nutrition and Natural Health Sciences and is certified by Sacred Centers as a Chakra
Therapist. In addition, she is a Certified Hypnotherapist (American Board of Hypnotherapy), Reflexology (International Institute of Reflexology), Yoga Therapist (Kripalu), and Reiki Master. Gail incorporates these and other techniques into her practice.
For many years prior to starting her private practice in 1997, Gail provided training and counseling to individuals in corporations across the United States.
It is Gail’s desire to understand the total needs of her clients and to work with them to improve their health and well-being through natural methods.
She also has a beautiful Bed & Breakfast in the Adirondacks of NY. They gear their place toward “yogis” and have a lovely, fully-equipped yoga room in the place.
Website: Namaste Inn Bed & Breakfast
P.O. Box 145
12 Footbridge Lane
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Christine Anjali Wittman
In 1997, after many successful years in advertising agencies, Anjali started her training in to become a spiritual healer, studying Prana Healing and OLHT (One Light Healing Touch) and with many shamans and international healers in Germany. She has been teaching and conducting private healing practice since2001 as an energy healer with deep sensitivity for mental and physical ailments. She began in Holland with Sacred Centers courses in 2006 and took her teacher training in India, with many trips to the U.S. as well, studying and assisting Anodea in her teaching in the U.S. and Holland.
Her special project for graduation was creating yoga teaching for Down’s Syndrome.
Christine Anjali Wittmann runs her private practice as a spiritual healer and energy therapist since 2001. She was trained in several methods to scan and run energy, and developed a deep sensitivity and a visionary in(ner)sight which help her clients to feel at least strongly energized, reach their potential or enhance their self healing powers. She also teaches courses in healing techniques and aura/energy awareness. With her profound advertising and marketing knowledge from many years as an account manager, she initiated a circle of workshops for spiritual workers to gain more confidence in all aspects of business. Back from her international Yoga teacher certification in India, she started in January 2008 to teach Down Syndrome adults in Yoga, and is currently producing a DVD on How-to-Teach them. Christine Anjali graduated from Sacred Centers Certification Program in October 2009 as a Chakra Teacher, is doing the basic Sacred Centers curriculum, and has the honor of being Anodea’s representative of Sacred Centers in Germany.
Private healing sessions, participation on the German workshops and her spiritual Newsletter “spiritBiz” can be looked up, booked and registered on her website.
Patricia Day Williams
Patricia is a Harvard-trained physician and midwife who now coaches, consults and teaches a graduate course in psychology at American University. With her unique background in Eastern and Western psychology, group dynamics, yoga and medicine, she is known for her ability to help people apply the chakra system to their personal and professional lives in both practical and transformative ways.