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massage therapy

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Adrian King

Adrian King, Founder of the Healing Arts Collective, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor.

Adrian began practicing bodywork in 2006, while studying therapeutic massage at the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia.  Since then, he has gone on to study Myofascial Release with John F. Barnes, Lymph Drainage Therapy through the Chickly Health Institute, Thai Massage in Toronto, Canada, Vinyasa Yoga at Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia, and Herbal Medicine at the North East School of Botanical Medicine.  Adrian received his BSc from Temple University for his studies in kinesiology. Throughout his career, he has worked in collaboration with a variety of health professionals to help clients receive optimal care. By working in environments such as wellness centers, sports medicine clinics, and with NBA basketball players, he has gained experience with a wide range of populations.  

Adrian abides by a holistic philosophy, aiming to do more than simply treat symptoms, but rather support people in bringing balance to the body and mind as a whole.  His massage treatments delve deep into the body's tissue to release restrictions, while educating clients about self-care and mind-body awareness.  In his yoga classes, students are guided through a relaxing yet stimulating blend of movements, postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques, which benefit the many dimensions of life.  

Besides his work in the health profession, Adrian takes part in a variety of creative pursuits.  Passionate about music, he has a talent for the guitar, flute, percussion, and songwriting.  He also enjoys exploring the visual arts, culinary arts, and the world of nature.  He is an experienced world traveler, having journeyed throughout the U.S, Mexico, Central America, the Middle-East, and Europe. 

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Jennifer Huttenberger

Jennifer Huttenberger

Jennifer Huttenberger, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist and certified birth doula, specializing in massage for the childbearing cycle (prenatal, labor support, postpartum), and rehabilitative massage for injury recovery and chronic tension.
 
Jennifer was trained in 2006 at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY, a 1000-hour accredited program – the highest standard in America for the field of massage and bodywork in the country. She is a board certified massage therapist through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and professionally licensed through both the state of Pennsylvania and New York. She is certified in CPR/First Aid through The American Heart Association and is a Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.  Jennifer completed her training as a birth doula through Doulas of North America (DONA), with renowned doula educator Debra Pascali-Bonaro. She is presently taking private clients for doula care, as well as volunteering with The Philadelphia Alliance of Labor Support (PALS), an organization offering doula care to women without financial or emotional support.  Jennifer studied herbal medicine through apprenticeship at the Heartstone Herbal School in Van Etten, NY.  Since then, as a certified herbalist working primarily with western herbs, she has been blending this into the many things she offers to her clients. Jennifer is also an educator, holding her Masters of Science in Education from The University of Pennsylvania.
 
Her holistic approach to massage therapy is a comprehensive and thorough one. She blends extensive study of numerous massage modalities and western and eastern philosophies of health and healing with gentle intuition. She maintains a grounded sense of presence with her clients, and remains sensible and realistic about the work, developing practical treatment plans in response to your body’s unique anatomical nuances, not the expected pain pattern taught in a textbook.  Jennifer is an evidence-based practitioner who believes a balanced relationship between western science and traditional wisdom is an essential path to well-rounded healthcare. She works fluidly with both allopathic and alternative medical models, and readily coordinates care with primary care physicians and specialists when necessary. She is an intelligent, honest and passionate person, who values collaboration and integrity in her work.

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Nicole Binder

Nicole Binder

Nicole Binder, LMT, BMC, CYT, has held a private bodywork practice for 15 years. She offers injury treatment and prevention through hands-on bodywork and guided movement re-patterning. She works primarily with muscular tension, skeletal alignment and fascial tensegrity, but also practices joint mobilization, energy work, movement therapy, embodied anatomy, and developmental movement. Nicole integrates movement reeducation within hands-on sessions, empowering clients with the skills to find their own pathways to healing. 

Nicole received a BA in Dance from Hampshire College. She is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute, a certified Practitioner through the School for Body-Mind Centering®, and a certified 500 hour Yoga Teacher through the School for Body-Mind Centering. She also infuses into her sessions her many years of study and practice in Pilates, Feldenkrais and Craniosacral Therapy. She is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, and the Body-Mind Centering Association. 

She has taught Dance, Yoga, Embodied Anatomy, and Somatics at University of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia, and as the Ellen Forman Memorial Award recipient at Drexel University. She has toured throughout four continents as a choreographer, performer, and movement educator. She currently teaches at Temple University and at The Whole Shebang where she is directing a 500 hour Somatic Movement Education certification training through her program, The Institute for Somatics and Social Justice.

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Paul Millwood

Paul Millwood received his formal training at the Utah College of Massage Therapy. After graduation, he passed is National Board Certification NCTMB and is a member of the  AMTA  (American Massage Therapy Association).

Paul’s training and clinical experience is broad and inclusive of different modalities and techniques. His professional experience includes successfully treating professional athletes and performers. Some of Paul's past and current clients are among the US Ski Team members at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Pennsylvania and New York City Ballets, the United States Tennis Association as well as the NCAA Track, Football, and Basketball associations and a number of NFL retired players.

Paul comes from a family of healers. The gift of healing and talent as a bodyworker was given to him by his grandmother, Adrianna Louise Millwood, who was a prominent healer in Jamaica. He was frequently at her side assisting her with many treatments. It was his job to apply the ointments and liniments she personally produced. This exposed him to the nuances of touch and its therapeutic value.

Formally trained in the following Bodywork Disciplines >>

12) Myofascial Massage
13) Swedish Massage  
14) Orthopedics
15) Sports Massage  
16) Advanced Deep-Tissue
17) Reflexology  
18) Injury Massage  
19) Pre and Peri-Natal Massage
20) Abdominal Massage
21) Pranic Healing

1) Russian Sports Massage
2) Frequency Healing  
3) Movement Therapy
4) Healing Touch  
5) Facilitated Stretching  
6) Cranial Sacral Therapy
7) Deep Tissue Sculpting  
8) Structural Integration  
9) Hydrotherapy
10) Infant Massage
11) Touch for Health Kinesiology  

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acupuncture

Brenda Levin

Brenda Levin

 

Brenda Levin, L.OM, integrates the multiple modalities of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition counseling and shiatsu massage therapy in her practice. She works with a wide-range of patients seeking care in areas such as general wellness, pain management, weight management, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, mental-emotional issues, drug and alcohol-dependence, withdrawal and detox care. Her specialty and passion surrounds supporting people with cancer and managing chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, HIV, and other autoimmune disorders.  Brenda also works with patients in patterns of addiction, via addressing nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle and behavioral support, and most importantly, emotional support.

Brenda is an adjunct faculty at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. Some of Brenda’s hobbies include her side business Sparkle Hair, creating ceramic sculptures, petting / caring for other people’s dogs and cats, dancing to hip-hop or Cuban Timba music, practicing yoga, spending lots of time in the kitchen making nutrient-dense and seasonally appropriate meals to feed her family and friends and at the end of the day, pondering the infinite beauty of our universe. Brenda has helped hundreds of people feel better and is honored to help you – wherever you are on your journey. 

 
Brianna Eardley-Pryor

Brianna Eardley-Pryor

Brianna Eardley-Pryor, L.OM, is an acupuncturist and practitioner of East Asian Medicine in Philadelphia, licensed by the Pennsylvania Medical Board, and board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed her Master's degree at the highly esteemed Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR.

Prior to her medical education, she spent more than a decade working for Planned Parenthood, where she developed a passion for educating women to take charge of their reproductive health and fertility cycles. Her specialty is treating women at every stage of the reproductive years, and beyond. Brianna offers fertility support to couples and individuals who wish to expand their families naturally or with support from IVF or other assisted reproductive technologies (ART). She has experience treating a wide range of ailments including allergies, dermatology conditions like acne and eczema, digestive distress, anxiety, migraines, and auto-immune diseases. Brianna is also trained in Tuina massage, a type of East Asian body work that is effective in treating musculo-skeletal conditions as well as common pediatric ailments like bellyaches, colds, and coughs.

 
Lynnae Schwartz

Lynnae Schwartz

Dr. Lynnae Schwartz, M.D., M.AC, enjoyed a more than three-decade, hospital-based career as a pediatrician and anesthesiologist specializing in the care of children and young adults with complex medical problems, including difficult to manage chronic pain. Acupuncture has been a component of her medical practice since the mid-90s, when she earned her Masters of Acupuncture degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1996. A mid-career research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (2000-2007) led to a research position at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2007-2012). The primary focus of that research was to investigate how HIV-1 affects the developing brain of infants and children infected with that virus early in life. Additional studies examined mechanisms of neural inflammation and inflammatory pain. She has also published case reports describing acupuncture treatment of complex chronic pain in children, and original research on acupuncture in the management of the neonatal abstinence syndrome. 

To further deepen her knowledge and repertoire of acupuncture treatments, Dr. Schwartz completed a 9-month (2014 -2015) intensive International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians sponsored by Harvard Medical School, and is in the midst of a 12-month (2016-2017) course in Classical Japanese Acupuncture sponsored by the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. 

Dr. Schwartz continues to see pediatric patients, but additionally welcomes the opportunity to work with adults of all ages seeking acupuncture treatment, especially those with an underlying medical condition such as chronic pain, a neurological or neuro-inflammatory condition, inflammatory bowel disorders, and diseases associated with immune system dysregulation, for example, autoimmune or immunodeficiency diseases. Individuals hesitant to accept needle-insertion can be treated with non-insertion techniques, gentle moxa, massage and cold-laser energy.

Given her background, Dr. Schwartz understands and is sensitive to the pressures of academic medicine, and welcomes into her practice health care professionals, especially those working in demanding areas of patient care. Primary family caregivers of patients with serious diseases are also welcome to come for treatments directed towards supporting the caregiver’s energy and stress management. More information about Dr. Schwartz's background will be available on her website (coming soon).

Requests for additional information and/or an appointment can be sent to Dr. Schwart's email address or left in a voicemail. Please include your contact information to facilitate a timely (typically within 24-48 hours) response.

 

meditation

Jeff Carreira

Jeff Carreira

Jeff Carreira, Meditation Teacher, is a contemporary mystic and philosopher who teaches meditation and transformative philosophy throughout the world. As a spiritual guide, he offers retreats and courses leading individuals in a form of meditation called The Practice of No Problem. 

He is author of six books, including The Miracle of Meditation, The Practice of No Problem, and Embrace All That You Are, and creator of the School of Transformative Philosophy.

Jeff is passionate about defining a new way of being in the world that will move us from our current paradigm of separation and isolation into an emerging paradigm of unity and wholeness. He actively explores, writes about, and teaches some of the innovative and new perspectives in the domains of spirituality, consciousness, and human development.

Through his work he empowers people to question their experience until previously unquestioned assumptions fall away creating the space for new understanding to emerge. He has guided thousands of people on journeys beyond the confines of fear and isolation into expansive, liberated awareness.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

Gail Kotel

Gail Kotel

Gail S. Kotel, MPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist and certified Pilates instructor.  Her practice includes one-on-one patient care, hour-long hands-on sessions, and private and duo classes in an intimate center city studio where she offers Therapeutic Pilates. All physical therapy needs are addressed with Pilates techniques utilized for most strengthening and stretching paired with manual work. Therapeutic Pilates Physical Therapy practice specializes in pelvic and chronic pain including pre and post partum issues. The holistic practice incorporates traditional and non traditional Physical Therapy Techniques for pain management.  She also teaches “Fine Tuned Pilates” mat classes and Stretch Classes at local gyms and has run workshop series on: breastfeeding and child lifting/holding body mechanics with individualized analysis and group exercise suggestions to strengthen muscles needed when mothering child(ren), lifting and body mechanics for parents, and workplace ergonomic modification analysis and corrections.

With a Physical Therapist perspective and 28 years of Pilates experience, she is in a unique position to work with clients who have multiple needs and backgrounds.

  • Orthopedic modifications addressed
  • Teaching Pilates correctly and pain free
  • Fine-tune technique to cater to those with chronic pain and/or hx of orthopedic injury/back or joint pain
  • Manual Trigger Point Therapy
  • Post rehab transition-orthopedic modifications stressed Therapeutic Pilates

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GYROTONIC ®

Jennifer Binford Johnson

Jennifer Binford Johnson

Jennifer Binford Johnson, BodyPathways & Gyrotonic® Practitioner began her journey with the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methodology in 1999. As a professional dancer, looking to heal her chronic neck injury, she found that the method vastly enhanced her movement qualities, articulation and range of motion, as well as nurtured her spine back to health and back to the stage. She began teaching GYROKINESIS® exercise in 2002, having studied under master teachers Leda Franklin Chantal Deeble and Miriam Barbosa. She is certified in GYROKINESIS® Level 1, and Lotus Blossom, GYROTONIC® Level 1, and Level 2, GYROTONIC® Application for Dancers Course and the Jump Stretch Board apparatus. As a pre-trainer for GYROKINESIS® Level 1, she has successfully held teacher training workshops, which prepare new teaching artists to utilizing the method in their own practice.

Jennifer maintains a private practice Philadelphia called Bodypathways, LLC. This is housed at the Healing Arts Collective, where she works with athletes, dancers, weekend warriors, and all those interested in enhancing, healing, lengthening, strengthening, and just enjoying their physical experience. Clients can choose from GYROTONIC® session, a GYROKINESIS® class, or a Bodypathways session - an individualized approach, utilizing an amalgamation of methodologies to address specific needs of the client.

She also conducts workshops on injury prevention and care, optimal cross training techniques, and efficient and effective dance training for dance studios, schools, and colleges in the USA and internationally. She studies with, and has completed, numerous teacher training programs by Irene Dowd, and has recently begun co-teaching workshops by her side (most recently at UNCSA school of dance). Jennifer spent 15 years as an Associate Professor at the University of the Arts, School of Dance, prior to dedicating herself full time to Bodypathways, LLC. She earned her MFA in Modern Dance from University of Utah, where she worked with renowned dance kinesiologist and author, Dr. Sally Fitt. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, the Performing Arts Medical Association, and the Royal Society of Medicine.

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psychotherapy

Heidi Lengel

Heidi Lengel

Heidi Lengel, MMT, MT-BC, Professional Counselor, Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula, (pronouns: she/her/hers) received a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Temple University in 2004 and a Master of Music Therapy from Temple University in 2012. She specializes in the areas of fertility support, perinatal bereavement, pregnancy and birth support, and postpartum emotional distress. Heidi is board-certified through the Board Certification for Music Therapists (CBMT) and is a member of The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) as well as the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPAH).

Lengel's areas of research interest include medical music therapy program development and perinatal music therapy best practice recommendations. She has presented and published her research and clinical work at regional, national, and international conferences. Heidi trains and supervises clinicians worldwide in perinatal music therapy clinical work. Her work in supporting families going through infertility has garnered attention throughout the Philadelphia community.

Heidi is dually certified as a birth and bereavement doula (StillBirthday). A member of PALS (Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support), a childbirth educator, blogger, and passionate maternal mental health advocate, Heidi uses all of her knowledge, training, and skills to support people expecting any pregnancy outcome. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and a good cup of tea.

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qi gong

Iris Kitagawa-Rainey

Iris Kitagawa-Rainey

Iris Kitagawa-Rainey has developed an engaging QiGong instruction program and teaches classes at both the Bellevue at the Sporting Club as well as at the Lutheran Church of the Holy  Communion. Iris, a native of Philadelphia, studied the estimated 5,000-year-old gentle Chinese exercise for mind, body and soul for many years with teachers such as Kevin Starbard and Master Hou.

As a fine artist / oil painter and former dance student, Iris possesses a respect for the human form as well as an appreciation for the art of transformation.  As a career elementary school teacher, she intimately understands the importance of working at one’s own pace and understands the impact of continued practice. 

Iris incorporates repeated, focused internal and external movements and qi (pronounced chi) flows through the 12 major meridians of the body - delivering oxygen and energy for improved health and well being. She continually researches the benefits of QiGong (energy movement) and enhances her technique by studying with other teachers in order to bring the best practices to her classes and students. 

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REIKI

Victoria Powell

Victoria Powell

 

Victoria Powell, Reiki Master, provides professional Reiki sessions in order to provide clients with a variety of benefits. Some of the more common benefits her clients experience are:

  • Increased relaxation
  • Reduced stress
  • Feeling lighter
  • Reduced anxiety

Victoria is a certified Reiki Master practitioner. She received her Reiki Level 1 training from the Reiki School + Clinic in Philadelphia. She went on to receive her Reiki Level 2, Reiki Level 3 (Master) and Reiki Level 4 (Master Instructor) training from Danielle Stimpson at Learn Reiki Philadelphia. 

Victoria also combines sound into her healing practice, using singing bowls and sometimes the energy of voice and chanting for wellness. She has a certificate in ReikiSound™ taught by Natalie Bliss. In her free time, Victoria loves to attend Reiki shares, yoga classes and live musical events and festivals. 

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Sound Journey

Iron Gump

Iron Gump

 

Iron Gump, CYT, is a Sound and Energy Worker. Through his understandings of energy and movement, Iron Gump utilizes sound and vibration to guide people into spaces where they can freely explore relaxation.

Iron Gump has shared his Sound Journeys in Manhattan and Connecticut board rooms and offices, Haitian refugee camps in Dominican Republic, private Japanese arboretum in Maui, boutique hotel on Maderas Beach, Nicaragua and many other places between for the last 7 years.

Working alongside Remedy Partners Inc. and Quartet Health, he has lead and set the tone for corporate retreats, office openings, informative talks and more recently for Mental Health Week. His practice is an inclusive experience for people from all walks of life.

"In a world of Make-Believe, let us believe in what we make."

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Yoga & Movement

Haylee Warner

Haylee Warner

Haylee Warner, RYT, began practicing yoga in 2007 in her hometown of York, PA, as a meditative experience, and as a cross training to dance.  As yoga became a regular and grounding practice, Haylee decided to pursue her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 from The Yoga Garden in Philadelphia, PA.  Since then, she has received a certification in Pediatric Yoga from Summit Education, completed a 100 hour Advanced Training from Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, and in January 2017, took a foundational course in Trauma Sensitive Yoga through Transformation Yoga Project. She is a graduate of The University of the Arts, with a B.F.A. in Dance.

Haylee currently teaches in Philadelphia, PA at Bleeding Heart Yoga, Healing Arts Collective, Equilibrium Dance Academy and occasionally at the Yoga Garden.  She loves guiding people to be further in touch with their bodies and their selves.  In her own time, she studies essential oil and crystal healing, along with meditation, and various other physical disciplines. She teaches a body-friendly vinyasa yoga practice with a focus on unifying the breath, body and mind; She fuses her classes with her knowledge in dance, pilates, Gyrokinesis, Bodypathways and the Franklin Method, to allow for a dynamic and fluid flow.

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Alley Perez

Alley Perez

Alley Perez, RYT, is an enthusiastic new yoga teacher at the Healing Arts Collective. Originally trained in Bikram, she has shifted her interest to hatha and restorative yoga. Her class is a fusion between mellow hatha and yin yoga. She always incorporates breathing and meditation at the end of each class. 

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