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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. 

 
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Douglas Garcia

Douglas Garcia is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. In 2014, he graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute, where he studied neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, geriatrics, pre- and post- natal massage, active isolated stretching, deep-tissue, Swedish massage, and anatomy / physiology. 

Douglas's journey as a healing practitioner began in May of 2013, when he was attuned to work with angels as an Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner, and when he, soon after, advanced to intermediate level. He became a Reiki master in February of 2017; thus, it was energy work that introduced Douglas to the world of healing modalities.

In October of 2014, Douglas became a practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, further continuing the empowerment process. NLP is a set of processes that work with mental and emotional behavior to inspire mastery; with the tools of NLP, one is enabled to transform oneself by interrupting patterns of behavior and by anchoring positive empowering emotions. These tools are like a road map to the unconscious mind and can be great accelerators for personal growth and development. Throughout 2014 and 2015, Douglas studied iridology, which involves an evaluation of a person's iris to best understand their individual health type, to determine inherent strengths and weaknesses, and to assess specific organs and systems of that individual. Through iridology, Douglas has developed an enhanced method for approaching a person’s unique level of stress, areas of tensions, and biological influences of physical discomforts.

Douglas’s approach to healing is intuitive, multidimensional, accurate, and effective. His knowledge as to the structure and function of the body is well-established and inspires his passion for healthy living. He considers himself to be in a constant state of learning of the mind- body- and spirit connection, and finds joy in the small things in life, and feels equally happy for the health and success of others as he is for his own health and success.

 
 
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.

 
 
Lauren Newmyer

Lauren Newmyer

Lauren Newmyer (LMT, RYT) is passionate about helping people find a sense of mind/body harmony through thoughtful, personalized Thai Bodywork sessions. Her approach to Thai bodywork encourages deep relaxation while targeting specific muscles or tissues to effect lasting change and restore balance in the body. Lauren appreciates how Thai bodywork developed independently in Thailand thousands of years ago, yet it incorporates so many of the principles found in other popular bodywork modalities, from myofascial release, to rolfing, sports massage, and energy work.

Lauren was first exposed to Thai Bodywork in 2012 during her initial massage therapy training at The New School for Massage Bodywork and Healing in Chicago. She fell in love with the modality and resolved to go to Thailand to study at the source. She spent 6 weeks traveling around Thailand receiving bodywork and studying with different healers, including completing 80 hours of training with Master Aire at SVG Thai Massage Training Institute in Chiang Mai. More recently, Lauren has continued her studies in Thai Bodywork and Folk Healing with 80 hours of training with Damion Bond at Woven Body Healing Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

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.

 
 
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  

 

Robina Winkler

Robina Winkler is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Myofascial Release Therapist, is Thai Massage and Reiki Level 2 certified, is a Registered Yoga Teacher, and is a Ashtanga Yoga Apprentice.

Robina has dedicated her life to studying and practicing health and wellness - specifically in the areas of massage, bodywork, and yoga. Her disciplined Ashtanga practice took her deep into the jungle of Costa Rica, where she lived, worked, and taught yoga for a number of years. While in Costa Rica, Robina attended, graduated, and worked at The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, where she learned a number of myofascial and deep tissue techniques from world-renowned teachers. She believes that, as a result of her time and study at this school, she has a unique understanding of the body. Robina has continued her studies with the infamous John F. Barnes, who is notorious for treating fascial constraints.

Robina believes that her deeply devoted yoga practice has helped her gain a very unique and useful first-hand understanding of the body. This understanding, paired with her continued studies under knowledgeable teachers, has shaped her practice into something much more impactful than the average spa experience. Robina's goal is to create a series of sessions with each client to help in removing obstacles her client may currently face within their physical body. She specializes in deep tissue and myofascial release, and regularly works with marathon runners, power lifters, professional athletes, advanced yoga practitioners, personal trainers, and others within the fitness community. She encourages all of her clients to add regular bodywork to their wellness regimen.

 
 

Sherie Ruppersberger is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in presence-centered bodywork. Her work draws from Structural Integration, myofascial release, neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, Swedish massage, and other modalities. This work provides the potential for reduced pain, deep rest, and enhanced awareness and resilience. Sessions with Sherie can include mindfulness techniques and movement, depending on your goals.

Sherie studied at the Pacific Center for Awareness & Bodywork in Kauai with an inspiring group of teachers, including Kellie Berns, co-director of Ahimsa House, and Jess Radovich, founder of The Heart School. Sherie is deeply interested in nature, somatics, relationship, and direct experience as paths to healing trauma. She believes practices of awareness in these areas bring about embodied transformation; they move us toward a a fuller sense of aliveness, greater capacity for connection (to ourselves, our loved ones, and all beings), and freedom amidst whatever arises.

 
 

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.
 

 

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
     
 

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.

 
 

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.

Book a complimentary consultation to see how Heidi can support your family. 
 

 

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."
 

 

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.

 

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

 
 
 

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.