All Practitioners

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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 as a health professional, Adrian takes part in a variety of creative pursuits.  He is passionate about music and has is talented in playing the guitar, flute, percussion, and as a songwriter.  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. 

License #: MSG001135

 
Christie Lynn

Christie lynn

Christie Lynn (LMT) is a massage therapist driven by the restorative effects of massage and the innate power of the body to heal itself. She graduated from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts/Cortiva in Tucson, Arizona, in 2001 for Shiatsu, and again in 2005 for Therapeutic Massage. Her further studies include Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Bamboo Fusion, the Lotus System, Myofascial Release, and Myoskeletal Alignment. She has worked alongside chiropractors, in spa and boutique hotel settings, as well as backstage at local music venues, enjoying the challenge of intuitively adjusting her approach to suit varying client needs. Travel alone rivals Christie's passion for bodywork; she hopes to travel to Maui to study Lomi Lomi, then Bangkok for Thai massage in the near future.

License #: MSG007397

 
 
Lauren

Lauren Newmyer

Lauren Newmyer (LMT, RYT) loves helping people find a sense of mind/body harmony through thoughtful, personalized bodywork sessions. Her massage style encourages deep relaxation while targeting specific muscles and tissues to effect lasting change and restore balance in the body. Lauren's work draws upon her extensive studies in traditional Thai massage and folk healing, which she completed at SVG Thai Massage Training Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand and at Woven Body Healing Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Her work is also influenced by her studies in active isolated stretching, myoskeletal alignment, and myofascial release. Lauren is a graduate of the New School for Massage Bodywork and Healing in Chicago, and has been practicing massage professionally since 2013.

Lauren is currently studying herbal medicine with Sky House Herb School, and loves incorporating steamed herbal compresses and her own herb-infused oils and liniments into her sessions. She is also a registered yoga teacher, and teaches group and private yoga classes that she would describe as “hands-free bodywork,” as she gently guides her students to release their patterns of holding and tension through movement and breath. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time in nature, checking out interesting music and art, and cooking overly-elaborate meals with friends.

License #: MSG012348

 
 

Monica Mejia

Monica Mejia is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She graduated from Massage school in Miami Florida in 2007, and has since undertaken many advanced trainings, such as studying Pancha Karma in Coimbatore India to become an Ayurveda Massage Practitioner.

She enjoys using massage and movement with people who are seeking help to get rid of aches and pains, and to bring the body back to its natural state. Monica uses Deep Tissue, Hot and Cold Therapy, Massage Cupping, Streching and AromaTherapy to achieve therapeutic results.

Trained as a Holistic Oncology Massage Therapist, she helps people living with cancer to reconnect with their bodies through healing touch.

Monica is also an Energy Healer specializing in Reiki and Theta Healing, to restore the normal path of energy flow within the body.
 

 
 
 
Nicole Bindler

Nicole Bindler

Nicole Bindler, 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.

License #: MSG010476

 

Yoga & Movement

Aubrey Howard

Aubrey Howard

Aubrey Howard, RYT, believes that at the heart of yoga practice is the art of acceptance, stillness and surrender. Her own challenges with anxiety and depression as a queer woman of color prompted her to look further at the mind and its influence on our physical health and wellbeing; It wasn’t long before Aubrey realized that an exploration of mind, spirit, consciousness and human potential was beckoning her. Aubrey remains focused on health and wellbeing as she integrates shamanic healing with ancient wisdom to deliver exceptional perspective, skill and compassion to her students. Her classes focus on tuning into the body through purposeful breath and movement. Her yoga training is in Vinyasa Krama which focuses on intelligent step by step sequencing that redirects attention inward as we learn to change the way our bodies move throughout time and space. She believes through the practice of yoga, meditation, breath work & the use of plant medicine we have the full ability to calm the agitations of the mind. In the process of utilizing these ancient practices she is learning every day to find stillness within herself and the world around her.

She holds sacred space while encouraging her students to bring awareness to their individual body and spirit.

She hopes to inspire others to use their yoga practice to connect to their higher selves, and become more conscious of the world around them.

“When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”-Paulo

 
Haylee Warner

Haylee Warner

Haylee Warner, RYT is a movement and meditation instructor, corporate wellness provider and will be an Ayurveda Holistic Health Councelor (Oct 2018) in Philadelphia. She focuses on the anatomical aspects of movement and blends her experience of dance, gyrokinesis, and yoga in each class. She enjoys guiding people to become further in touch with their bodies, emotions and patterns to be able to understand themselves better and therefore guide themselves into better health.

Haylee began practicing yoga in 2007 as a meditative experience and to pair with her dance training. She found yoga to be an incredible personal movement experience, separate from how she experienced movement in codified forms of dance. It slowly became a regular grounding practice for herself, and decided to pursue a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 from The Yoga Garden, Philadelphia, PA. Since then she has received a Pediatric Yoga Certification from Summit Education, completed a 150-hour Advanced Training from Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, and in January 2017 she took a foundation course in Trauma Sensitive Yoga through Transformation Yoga Project. She is currently studying at Ayurveda's World NYC to complete a Holistic Health Counseling Certification.

You can find her public classes at Healing Arts Collective, however she mainly teach trauma sensitive yoga, private sessions and corporate wellness classes in the Philadelphia region.

 

Lori Hedrick

Lori Hedrick is teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. She is KRI Certified Level 1 and studied at the Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, NM.

"Kundalini yoga has completely changed my life. It has returned to me an inner strength and personal power I thought I had lost. I am completely dedicated to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. I share these sacred teachings in order help others open their hearts and find personal empowerment to gracefully navigate in these times of social, emotional and technological over stimulation. "

“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” - Yogi Bhajan

 
 
 
Simrit Atma Kaur

Simrit Atma Kaur

Simrit Atma Kaur, RYT, is a healer and kundalini yoga teacher passionate about connecting people to their higher selves.

Building on lifetimes of meditation, Simrit completed her 200-hour yoga training with Golden Bridge in NYC and studied with medium and healer Kimberly Rinaldi since 2016.

The Siri Sevaks

The Siri Sevaks teach Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini yoga, also called the "yoga of awareness", is a healing practice that allows for the unleashing of one's fullest potential, and allows for the ability to live a happy, productive life.

The Siri Sevaks offer classes and workshops in Kundalini yoga, chair yoga, and Venus Kriyas for couples, as well as individual and group sessions in gong bath meditation, sound therapy, introductory meditation, and mantra.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY + PILATES

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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community acupuncture

South Philadelphia Community Acupuncture offers traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture sessions in an open, relaxed healing space partitioned by private curtains. SPCAcupuncture is dedicated to providing affordable complementary healthcare.

Our experienced practitioners are very successful in the treatment of common conditions such as: back and neck pain, sports injuries, fertility, prenatal care, anxiety/stress/depression, allergies, headaches, insomnia, digestive complaints, preventative wellness and so much more!

SPCAcupuncture is now in three beautiful locations:
East Passyunk, Media, and South Street (Healing Arts Collective). 

We charge on a sliding scale from $35-50, plus an initial consultation fee of $25.


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OUR TEAM OF ACUPUNCTURISTS

South Philly Community Acupuncture practitioners are experienced, caring and sensitive to the needs our patients bring through our door. All of our practitioners are fully licensed, have earned post-graduate degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. We are dedicated to providing each patient with unsurpassed levels of healthcare, integrity, and compassion. 

 

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.
 

 

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."