Favorite Practitioners

Here are some of the wellness practitioners, healers and yoga teachers I know and trust, mostly in the Seattle area.

 

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Kael Balizer

Practitioner ~ Teacher Profile

Kael and I are both graduates of the Ayurvedic Institute and students of Dr. Vasant Lad. We started Life in Balance Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Center together back in 2003. Kael and I feel blessed to share Ayurveda with the NW community. Though we have independent businesses now, we continue to collaborate on many projects.

Kael offers Ayurvedic services both on Vashon Island and West Seattle. Aside from being a gifted and loving Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kael is also very skillful at offering EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Her website is: www.ayurvedaseattle.com

 


Jodi Boone

Yoga and Ayurveda

Jodi Boone has been teaching yoga and ayurveda in Seattle and abroad for many years.  She is much adored and highly regarded as a teacher who shares the authentic and pure teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda.  She teaches yoga at Be Luminous, 8 Limbs Yoga, Shakti Vinyasa and Yogalife.  

As a certified prenatal and postnatal instructor, she primarily works as a doula with women who attend her prenatal yoga classes.  This gives her the opportunity to develop a relationship with the women prior to the birth of their baby.

Also, if you have ever wanted to take a Yoga Teacher Training, Jodi and Tami Hafzalla offer their annual one here in Seattle. www.synergyyogaschool.com

Click here to read more about Jodi’s Seattle Yoga classes and retreats in Washington and abroad:www.jodiboone.com

 

Laura Eastman


Dr. Laura Eastman, N.D.

Dr. Laura Eastman is Chief Medical Officer and owner of Tilia Natural Health, which she founded to provide a health mecca for the greater Seattle community. Dr. Eastman has created a calm, elegant physical space in which to practice medicine. She and her team of practitioners are proud to offer a naturopathic family medical practice dedicated to helping you achieve your most vibrant, healthy self.  At Tilia Natural Health, they are a true family practice, seeing everyone from babies to the elderly. They employ naturopathic principles of treating the whole person and strive to understand your goals for your health and life, and to provide smart, resourceful, attentive healthcare. 

Dr. Eastman is inherently curious when it comes to supporting each person physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  She developed her passion for naturopathic medicine when she was given a homeopathic remedy that changed her life.  Since that time, she has moved toward helping other people find a similar level of deep and true healing.  Dr. Eastman is a 2005 doctoral graduate of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, where she was humbled to be voted by her peers as “Most True to the Medicine.”

To read more about Dr. Laura Eastman and Tilia Natural Health, go to:  www.tilianaturalhealth.com

 

 


Gillian Ehrlich, 

ARNP, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Ayurvedic Practitioner

Dr. Gillian Ehrlich’s approach to patient care seamlessly blends treating acute care issues with complex management of chronic disease. In addition to practicing Primary Care, she is a certified practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine and also incorporates Ayurvedic teachings into her practice. Her Ayurvedic training has spanned the last 19 years with Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as at Kerala Academy in Seattle, Washington. She is certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner by NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Patients are invited to be active collaborators in their health and patient education is a focus in every visit. Her practice has been deeply informed by her experiences guiding youth as a wilderness therapy counselor and Outward Bound Instructor, serving as an intern at a domestic violence shelter on a native reservation in South Dakota, and in over a decade of caring for homeless adults in both in-patient and community-based medical shelter settings. Through the culmination of her experiences, she firmly believes we are built for transformation and healing and are able to start that journey in whatever shoes we currently stand.

I have personally known Gillian for many years and am very touched by her effective, integrative approach to medicine.  She is brilliant, compassionate and funny.  I feel confident referring clients to Gillian for various medical needs.  Please know that she may have up to a 3-month waiting list.

To make an appointment with Gillian, go to: Swedish.org

510 Boren Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-320-5200

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Tami Hafzalla

Yoga and Ayurveda

My beloved friend and yoga teacher, Tami Hafzalla, has been teaching in Seattle and abroad for many years.  She is highly regarded as a teacher who shares the authentic and pure teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda.  I continue to be so inspired by all of her amazing offerings.  Tami offers Yoga retreats throughout the year in the Northwest and around the world.

Also, if you have ever wanted to take a Yoga Teacher Training, Tami and Jodi Boone offer their annual training here in Seattle. www.synergyyogaschool.com

Read more about Tami’s Seattle Yoga classes and retreats in Washington and abroad: www.bhakti-flow.com

 

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Rachel Jones

 LMP, Certified Structural Medicine Specialist

Rachel has been a licensed massage practitioner since 2004 and a Certified Structural Medicine Specialist since 2010. She is currently in the process of getting certified in craniosacral therapy.
Always looking for ways to expand her practice, Rachel has studied Reiki and other energy healing modalities with Peg Rodriguez, Hakomi therapy, meditation, and many forms of movement such as yoga, Pilates, and dance.

Rachel believes that healing happens through committed collaboration, and she uses her deep knowledge of structure and movement to treat each client holistically—with love, intuition, and presence.

To see reviews of her work or schedule a session, please visit http://rachel-jones.genbook.com. For more information, you can contact her at raykoayon@hotmail.com.
Rachel is a highly intuitive and skillful healer who I highly recommend. Her sincere and caring presence allows her clients to drop into deep healing and transformation. Her schedule tends to be booked out pretty far in advance.

 

Jen Keeler


Jen Keeler

Yoga Instructor at Yoga Momma

Jen Keeler, E-RYT 500 & RPYT has spent her yoga career serving women. After following her passion as a student of yoga for nearly a decade, she began teaching as “Yoga Momma” in 2005. Her teaching grew out of an understanding of the challenges faced by all women, particularly through motherhood, as well as from her deep love of yoga. She serves women in our community through her passion for yoga, helping them to build connections, reclaim confidence, optimize their health, and by extension create healthy families. Her teaching integrates what she feels is the best from many traditions. She practices and teaches with an open curiosity, honesty, and a playful heart. Her teaching integrates the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of yoga resulting in a greater understanding for students. Co-owner of the Phinney Yoga House for 6 years, she currently offers regular YogaMoms series’ out of the Sunset Hill Community Center in northwest Ballard, and offers workshops and retreats throughout Washington State.  To learn more, go to:  http://www.jenkeeleryoga.com

 

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Jaisri Lambert

Turiya Therapy 

Jaisri is a senior, beloved teacher in the international Ayurvedic community. If you haven’t had a chance to study with her, I recommend it!
Jaisri offers a program once a year in the early fall in Surrey, B.C.
that provides practical skill development in Marma (Turiya) Therapy. Marma is the Ayurvedic knowledge of energy trigger points. ‘Marma’ means secret doorway to underlying unresolved conditions. These trainings provide a foundation to earn your way through further Ayurveda studies.  Please visit her website at http://www.ayurveda-seminars.com/

 

 


David Melman, 

LMP, BSCI

David is the founder of Meditative Body, a unique approach to treating pain, restoring healthy movement, and deepening self-awareness. This powerful therapeutic process combines advanced bodywork, movement education, and mindfulness tools.  Meditation and conscious movement practices have long been central to David’s life. When he was rear-ended by a semi-truck, he was forced to slow down and go through his own healing process, which showed him a lot about how to facilitate this for others. Through in-depth study and mentorship, David has learned Structural Medicine, a comprehensive approach to supporting healthy functional movement patterns. He is especially passionate about mindfulness, pain science, and the interface between the myofascial and nervous systems. David is honored to support people on their healing journeys, both in his private practice and through teaching body-centered meditation to groups. He lives with his beloved wife and sweet baby daughter in Phinney Ridge.

I have personally received bodywork from David and am very impressed by his level of skill, professionalism and effectiveness in treatment.  He holds the client in utmost respect and reverence.  I highly recommend you experience a healing session(s) from David!

Check out David’s video showing how he works here: Meditative Body

To learn more about David’s practice or to schedule an appointment, go to: Meditative Body

 

Julie Morse


Julie Morse

 Aditi Yoga & Bodywork

LMP, RYT and the founder and visionary of Aditi Yoga & Bodywork in Wallingford.

Julie is certified in prenatal and postnatal massage and labor support.  In addition to her massage practice, Julie currently teaches prenatal and postnatal yoga as well as vinyasa flow yoga at Aditi.  

Julie’s vision is to continue creating a sacred and nurturing community at Aditi where women of childbearing years and their families can receive care and healing. Read more about Julie, Aditi and the yoga class schedule at: www.aditistudio.com

This is where I have my Ayurvedic practice.  In addition to massage, yoga and Ayurveda, there are also practitioners at Aditi offering Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Naturopathic and Midwifery services.

 

Tamara


Tamara Newmoon

 

Tamara is an internationally recognized psychic and healer. Intuitive, empathic and clairvoyant from a young age, she has utilized her gifts in a variety of arenas. She is remarkably accurate with the information she conveys, as she opens her vision and receives the guidance that spirit has to offer. Combining her training in shamanism, plant medicine, astrology and yoga, with her gift as an intuitive, a reading with Tamara is a truly unique experience.
She has worked as a psychic reader and healer for over ten years. She works with high vibration energies of light, which guide her by sharing tools and advanced techniques for accessing information to heal ourselves and the planet.
Enthusiastically dynamic and creatively inspired, Tamara’s distinctive style gives a fresh perspective to the art of Psychic readings. I have personally had readings with Tamara and am amazed and delighted every time by her clarity, compassion and skill.
To learn more about Tamara’s offerings, go to: www.newmoonspeak.com

 


Elizabeth Rainey

Yoga, meditation, somatic movement

 Rainey is a long-time, beloved yoga teacher in the Seattle area.  She offers yoga and embodiment practices for the whole self.  

“Hatha yoga is the practice of engaging with this amazing body as a vehicle of expression, insight and presence. It can be a beautiful portal to touch not only the living tissues but the wild and creative mind as well as the sweet and potent heart.”  

She also leads transformational retreats locally & internationally.  You can read more about Rainey at: http://www.yourlivingpresence.com/

 


Karyn Schwartz

Homeopath, Herbalist, Community Catalizer 

Karyn is the wise, witty and playful healer and proprieter at Sugarpill Apothecary on Capitol Hill. She has over 25 years of successful experience in herbalism and homeopathy.

She is the one I go to when I have an herbal question, need a special formula mixed or want a referral to a reputable practitioner in Seattle.

Karyn’s heart is in the right place and she is committed to serving the community in a multitude of ways. If you are seeking an herbal tea, homeopathic remedy, gourmet chocolate or rare salt, Karyn likely has what you need.

Sugarpill

900 E. Pine Street  Seattle, WA 98122
206-322-7455

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Ashera Serfaty

Luminosity Healing Arts

Ashera is committed to helping others awaken on their unique paths. Ashera offers Alchemy Healing, which is a fusion of Energy Medicine, Shamanic Healing, Theta Healing and Breathwork. These sessions work to clear old imprints on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Sessions can include soul retrieval, cord cutting, destiny retrieval depending on the clients needs. The energetic body is rewired, the chakras aligned and a higher vibration of light energy is brought into the body mind and spirit. Her work is powerfully transformational and healing.  Sessions can be done in person or long-distance, over the phone or Skype.  You can read more about Ashera’s services, workshops and retreats at: LuminosityHealingArts.com

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Gayathri Shylesh

BodyTalk, Ayurveda, Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong,Yoga , Vedic astrology, Reiki and Jyotish 

 As a life-long advocate of mind-body health, Gayathri grew up aspiring to be in alternative and complementary medicine.  Her training includesBodyTalk, Ayurveda, Herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong,Yoga , Vedic astrology, Reiki and energy medicine.  She approaches health from a whole Mind-Body health perspective.  Gayathri partners closely with her clients to help support their journey to health and wellness while facilitating Quantum Health Sessions towards a deeper introspection and educating them on how to support, manage and balance stress, nutrition and rest.   
Gayathri and her husband Shylesh live in the N. Seattle area and are co-founders of a non-profit mission trust http://www/atmanandam.org You can read more about Gayathri’s beautiful services at:http://www.centerforquantumhealth.com/home.html

 


Katie Spataro

Katie is a full spectrum doula, Holistic Pelvic Care™ provider, Certified Sexological Bodyworker and somatic sex educator.

Her practice utilizes ritual, touch, breath and movement to tap into the wisdom of our bodies to support our personal and collective healing journeys. 

She specializes in working with women and people with female reproductive anatomy including cis and trans folks and people outside the gender binary. She offers doula support across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences including miscarriage, abortion, birth and postpartum. Katie’s pelvic health and wellness services include exploring consent, boundaries and communication in intimate relationships, mapping the anatomy of arousal, preparing for and integrating ecstatic/orgasmic birth experiences, reorienting to pleasure post-surgery/postpartum/post menopause, and supporting the healing journey around sexual trauma. More info at:  Sacred Womb Services

 

 


Michael Suzerris and OmCulture Studios

At OmCulture, the teachers and staff strive to create an open, welcoming community that makes everyone feel at hOMe. They are committed to building this community through the practice of yoga, dance, wellness and other (body, breath, balance) movement practices. The teachers at OmCulture are committed to promoting and sharing healing, growth, and transformational movement of all kinds with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Michael Suzerris is the founder of all three OmCulture studios and has dedicated the past 20 years to the cultivation of community and personal transformation through the practice of yoga and creative physical expression. He first founded the two yoga studios, in Greenlake and Queen Anne, with the intention of creating a place for healing through yoga and wellness. He then focused his energy on building a dream space in Wallingford, where OmCulture has expanded its community to offer a great variety of other physically based activities that go well beyond yoga.  OmCulture also offers fun-filled after school programs and summer camps for children.  Find more information at  Om Culture, and stop by for a yoga class, dance, or workshop and see what OmCulture can offer you!

 

 


Robert Weinstein L.Ac. EAMP

Robert has almost 14 years of experience as an acupuncturist and herbalist in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood. He practices in the gentle Toyohari Japanese acupuncture system 

and has trained with some of the top acupuncture masters in Japan in 2006 and 2007. He specializes in treating chronic pain and injury rehabilitation including most common sports injuries, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, sciatic pain, knee pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and many other chronic pain and inflammation symptoms. Additionally he has great success with many other health issues, especially allergies and fatigue. 

In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, Robert has over 15 years of experience as a professional astrologer and is currently seeing clients for astrological consults.  Robert is also a Certified Qigong Instructor.

I have received acupuncture from Robert and trust his effective healing skills.  If you are new to acupuncture, the Toyohari Japanese style is very gentle.

Contact Robert directly at:  robert@thesourcepoint.net

Website:  The Source Point

Read his reviews on Yelp:  Yelp.com Robert Weinstein

 

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Carla Wiechman

Certified Counselor, LMP

Carla Wiechman is a Body-Centered Counselor trained in the Hakomi Method of Body-Centered Therapy. She is also a massage and craniosacral therapist.

Using mindfulness skills, Carla invites you to discover your embodied and often hidden resources. She enjoys working with deeper states of awareness, helping you connect with and experience your inner energies and innate healing capacities.

As a Master Teacher Graduate of the Ling Gui International School of Healing Qi Gong, she offers both private and group Qi Gong instruction. She welcomes all levels of students. Her office is located at Stillpoint Health Associates, 4110 Stone Way North.

More information on her work and classes can be found at bluedragonhealingarts.com.