Linda Kawer, LCSW Sil Reynolds, NP|
Osteopathy: Dr. Ari Rosen, D.O.
Dr. Joseph Tieri, D.O.
Rabbi Jeffrey Roth, M.S. W., M.A.
Rabbi Joanna Katz
Lysa Ingalsbe, RN, Certified Health Coach
Jayne Mielo Lynn Peebles
Elaine Colandrea, M.A.
Lea Weiss, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., C.H., & O.M. (NCCAOM)
Mary Maitri Farel, C.Y.T.
Massage Therapy and Facial Skincare:
Lori Andersen, B.S., L.E., L.M.T.
The Sedona Method:
Delilah Praete, LMSW, CSMC, Certified Sedona Method Coach
Linda Kawer LCSW is a psychotherapist who has had a private practice in New York's Hudson Valley for almost thirty years. Linda Kawer's earlier career in medical biochemical research together with her many years of clinical and administrative experience working with trauma and addictions in community mental health have informed her understanding of psychodynamics, neurobiology and human development. She integrates a wide range of experience into a psychotherapeutic approach that embraces the use of dreams, myths and metaphors - working with both symbols and symptoms - in the healing process.
Linda Kawer believes in the transformative potential of deep therapeutic work and understands the body's capacity for memory and healing. She is a graduate of Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms¨ Leadership Program and has been trained as a 50/50 Pathwork Helper. Her work with mentor Marion Woodman, well-known analyst and author, is woven into her psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and groups. Linda leads Intensive Embodying Conscious Femininity Retreats and Workshops with Sil Reynolds RN and Sherry Wheaton MD, where they weave ritual, voice, myth, masks, dream work, movement, art and creative expression into a skillfully crafted process which promote the unique healing and growth of each individual. Linda also offers consultation and supervision for professionals.
Dr. Ari Rosen
Dr. Joseph Tieri
Dr. Ari Rosen, D.O. and Dr. Joseph Tieri, D.O. are Osteopathic Physicians who specialize in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, with a focus on Cranial Osteopathy. Osteopaths (DOs) are trained similarly to Allopathic Doctors (MDs), but are taught to view the body more holistically and integrate Manipulation along with drugs and surgery. The treatment is gentle manipulation that works to balance the body's physiology, relieve restricted and compressed areas throughout the body, and help the body to heal itself.
Infants, children, and adults, with varied conditions, are treated with Osteopathic Manipulation. Some examples of commonly and effectively treated conditions are: headaches, migraines, back and neck pain, trauma, nerve pain, ear infections, vertigo, joint dysfunctions, sinusitis, birth trauma, asthma, etc. Osteopathy is also truly preventative. Many patients opt for regular appointments, every month or so, to help them function more optimally and stay on top of the pressures and strain their busy lives put on them.
Dr. Rosen and Dr. Tieri completed four years of pre-med undergraduate study. They then attended the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for four years and graduated in 1997. Their first post-graduate year was spent doing a hospital-based general medical internship. Both doctors then spent two years specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at one of the premier residencies in the country at St. Barnabas Hospital in NYC. Upon completion of their training they set up practice together, bringing this high quality Osteopathic Manipulation to the Hudson Valley.
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BREAKING FREE© from Emotional Eating
Sil Reynolds, N.P. is a family nurse practitioner, therapist and workshop leader who has worked in the Hudson Valley for nearly thirty years. She has specialized in family medicine, women's health and eating disorders. She also specializes in Geneen Roth's non-diet approach for healing issues related to weight, food and body image. In her work as a therapist, she has incorporated a Jungian approach, including dream work and Sandplay therapy.
Sil graduated from Brown University and also from Pace University where she recieved a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is a Pathwork 50/50 Helper and a graduate of Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms © Leadership Training. She led Geneen Roth's Breaking Free From Emotional Eating workshops for over 10 years.
In 2005, Sil coordinated the Love Your Tree project for V-Day in NYC, in conjunction with Eve Ensler's play The Good Body. Since 2010 she has led workshops for mothers of teenage girls at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute. Sil and her daughter Eliza teach Mothering & Daughtering workshops for mothers and their 10-12 and 13-15 year-old daughters at the Omega Institute and the Esalen Institute. Their book, Mothering & Daughtering: Creating A Deep and Enduring Relationship Through The Teen Years will be released by Sounds True in early 2013.
MEDITATION and PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL THERAPY
Rabbi Jeffrey Roth, M.S. W., M.A. is director of The Awakened Heart Project which promotes Jewish contemplative practices. He has sat and been trained as a mindfulness meditation instructor in vipassana styles that come out of southeast asia.
Rabbi Roth combines his understanding of the workings of the heart and mind and its impact on everyday life.
He incorporates spiritual teachings from a number of traditions in working with people interested in their development as a whole human being.
Besides his individual counseling practice Rabbi Roth regularly leads meditation retreats around the world.
Rabbi Joanna Katz is the Acting Jewish Chaplain at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. She is a meditation teacher and a spiritual helper.
Joanna has worked as a chaplain in hospital settings, mental health facilities, college campuses and for the Department of Corrections for the past 23 years. She has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation with an emphasis on Insight Practice since 1998. Joanna teaches Jewish Meditation with her partner Rabbi Jeffrey Roth nationally and internationally. She has been trained in the 50/50 work and works as a spiritual helper with people individually and in-group settings. Joanna is committed to helping people explore their lives with honesty and compassion in order that they might find greater freedom and happiness.
Joanna and Jeff facilitate weekly and monthly Mindfulness Meditation groups at SRHA, on Monday evenings from 5:30-7. The time is spent in sitting and walking meditation practice, teaching, questions and answers and group discussions.
For more information regarding practice and dates and for first time attendees please call or e-mail either Jeff or Joanna. Joannakatz@hvc.rr.com Jroth2@hvc.rr.com 845-384-6507
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Lysa Ingalsbe RN, Certified Health Coach has been studying health and wellness since 1992. Her journey began in nursing and eventually led her to graduate from the Integrative Institute of Nutrition in 2002.
Lysa formed Body & Soul Integrative Nutrition, LLC, to provide lifestyle and nutritional coaching to help people realize their wellness potential. Lysa's passion is to help clients develop an awareness about the significance of their relationship between food and self. Developing this awareness, clients are empowered to make healthy food and lifestyle choices that provide vitality and long term health benefits.
Incorporated into Lysa's nutritional coaching are hands-on cooking classes designed to take the fear and stress out of cooking and replace it with the joy and satisfaction of creating simple, delicious, and nutritious home cooked meals.
Services offered include:
"Working with Lysa has been a pleasure, She helped me to reevaluate the types of food I was already eating and helped me to add several other options as to not get bored. She was very great at keeping me up to date with tasty and new recipes to reach success. She also helped me to find that the possibility of a wheat intolerance could have been causing me to not lose weight when I did eat healthy and exercise on a daily basis. Since I have cut way back on the amount of wheat I eat and add wheat alternatives I now feel better. My mood has changed, I don't feel bloated or uncomfortable. Lysa has been a great help and working with her was a pleasure. Thank you for all your help!" ---- Aron Thomas
- Individual and group nutritional coaching
- Phone consultations
- Hands on cooking classes
- Health food and grocery store tours
- Classroom programs
"Taking Lisa's class has literally changed my life. ...It was not just a nutrition class, but an instruction about the mind, body, spirit connection... Her recipes were so yummy that you could just moan! ---- Heidi O'Connor
Visit Lysa's Body & Soul Integrative Nutrition blog.
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Jayne Mielo is a Nia Black Belt teacher and candidate for the Next Generation of Nia Trainers. With more then 15 years of teaching experience in New York City, she has brought classes to community centers, health clubs, spas, rehabilitation centers and after school programs.
In her yoga practice, Jayne is certified by the Himalayan Institute and also specializes in Judith Lasater's Relax and Renew Restorative Yogaª.
Balancing her time between the worlds of health/wellness and design, she inspires in others beauty and grace for both the body and the home. Jayne has a Masters Degree in Recreational Therapy from Lehman College, in New York City.
Her favorite quote is: "The passionate heart never ages," John O'Donohue, poet
Lynn Peebles loves sharing the joy of movement as a Nia instructor. She is owner and manager of Studio 208, a "barefoot movement" center in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, and divides her time between NYC and the mid-Hudson Valley.
A former journalist and congressional press secretary, Lynn is also certified as a MELT Method Hand and Foot Treatment Instructor and is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor.
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In another time and place Elaine Colandrea would be a temple dancer - but in this world she is a massage therapist, movement teacher, dancer, choreographer and authorized Continuum Movement teacher.
Elaine's primary interest is in the alchemy of movement: how movement, breath and sound inform us and alter us internally and how the internal changes permeate and manifest in the outer world.
The transforming effects of movement have always guided her and led to the study of many forms of dance, the creation of original dance theater productions and the study of various movement and bodywork practices.
Elaine has an undergraduate degree in psychology (1977), a M.A. from Columbia University in dance (1982), and was certified by the Muscular Therapy Institute (1988). Influential teachers include Irene Dowd (anatomy), Robert Ellis Dunn (choreography), Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Body-Mind Centering), Susan Harper (Continuum Montage), and Emilie Conrad (Continuum Movement).
Her clients and students as well as health challenges have also served as primary teachers.
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ACUPUNCTURE & TRADITIONAL CHINESE and JAPANESE MEDICINE
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||Lea Weiss, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist whose practice focuses on helping individuals to cultivate balance and well-being. Lea, who has been in practice since 2004, is trained in both Traditional Chinese Medicine, which encompasses acupuncture and herbal therapy, and the Hari style of Japanese acupuncture, a form of healing known for gentle needling and attention to nurturing patients' wholeness and innate ability to heal. Lea is, additionally, an NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine.
Lea integrates a number of oriental-medical modalities into acupuncture treatments. For example, when working with patients with digestive complaints, Lea may offer herbal recommendations and nutritional advice from a five-element and yin-yang balancing perspective. She might also incorporate Chi Nei Tsang, Taoist Abdominal Massage.
Similarly, when assisting patients with pain, Lea often incorporates Chinese Medical Massage, cupping, and acupuncture techniques focused on bringing nourishment to and encouraging greater mobility in muscles and joints, in addition to suggesting Qi Gong and other corrective exercises.
Lea treats many additional conditions and often suggests stress-reduction techniques and strategies supportive of healthy sleep. She offers a number of complementary techniques, as well, such as facial-rejuvenation acupuncture.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (845) 807-1050.
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Mary Maitri Farel, C.Y.T.
is a certified yoga teacher who has taught in the Hudson Valley since 1998. She received her teacher certifications from the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia. She has also studied Iyengar yoga for over ten years with teachers in NY and in California.
Mary teaches alignment-based classes with an emphasis on breath exploring the mind/body/spirit relationship. Her instruction is intentional and her classes are paced slowly in order to recognize the subtleties of each pose. In Mary's classes students will use props to assist and support the body in postures if/when needed in order to optimize physical alignment.
Mary has taught classes in many settings, from yoga studios, healing centers and hospitals, to prisons. She continues to be informed by her own practice as well as learn from her students.
Please email Mary Farel for more information.
Please check the calendar
for class times.
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is a Pilates Instructor who specializes in Neuromuscular Re-education. She has more than 11 years of experience in creating individualized movement programs, including exercise programs for recovery from chronic injury.
A former professional modern dancer, she is owner of Wisdombody Movement Resources.
"Pilates instructor Maiya Greaves has helped me re-discover my body. She has taught me how to move in a whole new way and brought my attention to nuances in my body-patterns that were no longer working for me. The strengthening and toning of my core muscles has significantly lessened the back pain that has plagued me for many years. However, the greatest gift is learning how to use my body in a new way that will prevent re-injury. Maiya Greaves is an amazing teacher, who gives you a comprehensive understanding of your own body mechanics." - Jipala R. Kagan, L.Ac., Kingston, NY
"Originally, I came to Maiya with lower back pain that had made movement difficult, even frightening. Through her insight, patterns began to shift that decades of other people working on my body had not changed. The difference came from Maiya's sensitive awareness of what is happening within another's world as it manifests physically. She has also held an image of health and recovery that supported me through times when I felt it was all a distant dream. It is this support and the subtle education of body and mind that allows deeper change to happen; freedom of movement can return and be sustained in a new way." - Michele Martin, Kathmandu, Nepal & Woodstock, NY
"Maiya has a wonderful knowledge of anatomy, and her ability to creatively help you visualize your functional understanding of anatomy is impressive. She is also a master at problem-solving ways to engage your anatomy, through movement, to reach an improved and therapeutic exercise. I cherish knowing and working with Maiya, and I recommend her highly." - Ari Rosen, D.O., Stone Ridge, NY
is a pilates teacher whose 20 years experience teaching and performing classical ballet included 15 years of study in the pilates method. Melissa has worked extenstively with students of all ages and ranges of physical facility. She has been the personal pilates instructor to numerous members of The National Ballet of Canada, as well as actors, singers and professional athletes, and is frequently referred to by physical therapists for post-rehabilitative exercise therapy.
Melissa is the previous owner of From the Center Pilates Studio in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and the current assistant director of the Catskill Ballet Theatre.
Please check the calendar for Pilates class times and course descriptions.
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MASSAGE THERAPY and FACIAL SKINCARE Lori Andersen, B.S., Licensed Esthetician, Licensed Massage Therapist
Lori is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, School of Masssage Therapy, and Christine Valmy, International School of Esthetics, both located in NYC. In addition, Lori's educational background in Health Sciences enhances her mind/body knowledge base. Lori has been practicing professionally in NYC since 1997 and has now brought her practice to the Hudson Valley. Her multifaceted experience enables her to tailor a treatment designed for your specific needs whether the goal is to simply relax, you are experiencing a specific dermatological concern, or you have a chronic injury/pain/stress that can be treated therapeutically.
Massage Therapies: Traditional Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical and Hot Stone.
Customized Facials for specific skin concerns: Purifying Facial, Deep Cleansing Facial for Men, Women and Teens, Lactic Acid Facial, Glycolic Facial, Vitamin C Infusion Facial and Gentle Microdermabrasion Facial.
Only all natural and organic products are used.
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THE SEDONA METHOD
Delilah Praete, LMSW, CSMC - Certified Sedona Method Coach
The Sedona Method is an extremely simple and yet profoundly effective process of self inquiry. The Sedona Method gently allows us to uncover all our internal controversies, conflicts and ambivalences so that we can release old patterns of thinking. feeling and behaving that get in the way of our realizing our unlimited potential. Delilah has been offering The Sedona Method to her clients since 2002. Her clients live throughout the United States as well as in many other countries.
Mrs. Praete is available for Sedona Method coaching, counseling and psychotherapy, professional consulting, as well as individual and group training.
Delilah Praete has training and experience working with a wide variety of people including corporate leaders, professionals, members of the clergy, law enforcement individuals, stay-at-home-moms, artists, professional athletes, dual diagnosed individuals, severely disturbed individuals, institutionalized schizophrenics, people with various addictions, criminally mandated individuals, and the homeless. She is trained to work with individuals, couples and families.
Delilah earned a Masters Degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bard College. Her post graduate training includes the William Alanson White Institute in New York City, United States, the Moreno Institute for Psychodrama in Beacon, New York, United States and the Tavistock Institute in London, England. She is an accredited Field Supervisor for candidates in Masters Degree Social Work programs. She has supervised students from the Columbia University School of Social Work, the New York University School of Social Work and the Hunter College School of Social Work.
Delilah has been working in the field of mental health since 1971 when she was accepted into the International Social Therapy Program at Dingleton Hospital in Melrose, Scotland. She has designed and organized programs for diverse populations and was involved in quality oversight and delivery of services in various agencies. Mrs. Praete is a licensed practicing psychotherapist. She has been in private practice since 1986. She is the founder and Director of the Accord Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, the Institute for Bio-psycho-spiritual Integration and Manifest VIII. She continues to train and supervise social work students, counseling students as well as other professionals and paraprofessionals. more on Sedona Method
has been practicing Tai Chi for more than 17 years. Her first teacher was Tom Walters, designated as a sifu, or teacher, by Master Tung Kai Ying in Los Angeles. Bobbi studied with Tom and occasionally Master Tung, learning the fundamentals and advanced forms of Tai Chi and Chi Kung.
Returning to High Falls in 2001, she began studying with Martha Cheo in New Paltz, another teacher of Master Tung Kai Ying's form, and as time went on, Bobbi assisted Martha on occasion with teaching. Her studies with Martha Cheo, Master Tung, and his nephew Alex Dong continue to help her develop as a student and teacher through practice of Slow Set, Fast Set, San Shou, Push Hands, Knife, Sword, K'ai Ho (hard hands) and Chi Kung.
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