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

 
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.

License #: MSG010476

 

Yoga & Movement

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

 
 
 
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Joe Longo

Joe Longo, Photographer / Kundalini Yoga / Vinyasa  and Meditation instructor. Joe began his yoga journey in 2002 after taking his first Kundalini class and falling in love with the practice. In 2004 Joe completed his first vinyasa training with Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia. In 2011 Joe completed his 220 hour Kundalini yoga training with Sada Sat Kaur & Sada Sat Singh at Yoga on Main in Philadelphia, PA. Two months into Kundalini training Joe decided to leave his day job to follow his bliss and passion for yoga and photography. Most recently Joe completed a 100-hour advanced yoga training with Alex Holmes and Daniel Cordua at Palo Santo Wellness Boutique in Philadelphia, PA

Joe’s mission is to demystify and show the accessibility of yoga to enhance your everyday life. Joes classes are perfect for all levels, and if you like to laugh and have a good time then Joe's class is for you.

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.

 
 
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Mary Morrissey

Mary/Tej Sangat Kaur is a KRI Certified Level 1 teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.  She studied at Château Anand, an ashram owned by 3HO Europe in France. She is grateful to share these amazing teachings with the community and seeks to create a class where people can come together and find their inner light.  Always searching for more knowledge about this ancient practice, she recently traveled to the Golden Temple in India, to immerse herself in the sound of sacred mantras.

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Casey Chibirk

Casey is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She trained with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in Rishikesh, India. Casey recently returned to Philadelphia after living on the island of Kauai. She felt a calling to bring the powerful teachings of Kundalini to the city.

The focus of Casey's class is to raise the potential for full awareness in every individual's life. To have greater impact and balance of mind, body and soul. When you come to a class with Casey, be prepared to step out of your comfort zone and into your true self. Kundalini Yoga is a kriya based yoga that draws thousands of potential postures, breath exercises, meditations and mantras. Every class is different and will move you beyond your perceived limitations. Although each class is different, the formant will include a yoga set, meditation and deep relaxation.

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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.
 

 

 Ayurvedic HOLISTIC HEALTH

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Haylee Warner

Haylee Warner, HHC, RYT is an ayurvedic holistic health counselor,  movement & meditation instructor and corporate wellness provider based in Philadelphia. Her holistic health counseling puts all the pieces of your life into a clear picture.  She guides you to understand the root cause of your dis-ease. In her sessions your will build a map of simple and effective changes to re-pattern old habits so that you can live with energy, motivation and vitality.  Her goal is to empower you to clear the haze and stop compromising your best self!

Haylee began practicing yoga in 2007.  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.  In 2017 she decided to take the next step in her healing journey and received her Holistic Health Counseling Certification at Ayurveda's World, NYC under the direction of Dr. Naina Merbella.

 

Sound Journey

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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."
 

 

 Breath work

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Jason Bradford

Jason Bradford is a certified rebirthing breathwork practitioner, level 2 Reiki healer and Thai yoga bodyworker. He creates a safe, nurturing and supportive space so healing can occur and has been practicing the healing arts for the past 10 years. Jason works with individuals, couples and in group classes to teach mind-body balance and whole-being. He offers a balanced, holistic and empowered approach to wellness and vitality. Jason feels that the source of our daily issues is locked in the unconscious and that by utilizing methods to bypass the mind, and get into present time, each individual has the ability to participate in their own healing and co-create the life they desire. 

Jason offers private Rebirthing Breathwork sessions along with 5 week breathwork series Wednesday Evenings 7 - 8:30pm.