Cassandra Lidin, M.AC., L.AC., DIPL.AC.(NCCAOM), CAP, RYT
Cassandra is the owner and director of Spirit Path Yoga and Wellness, and has been in practice as an acupuncturist since 2004.
She holds a bachelor in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly TAI Sophia). She has studied Ayurveda under Amanda Lyon at Spirit Path, as well as mixed continuing education in Western, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian therapies. In practice she incorporates acupuncture, herbs, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, manual therapies, subtle energy healing, yoga therapy, and works with all ages including newborn care.
She has assisted thousands of people in their journey into wellness and empowers patients to take responsibility for their health. She not only works with patients, but gives extensive wellness education to the public, and provides the only training in Alaska to become an educator and practitioner in Ayurvedic Medicine.
Amanda Lyon, CAS, PKS
Amanda Joy Lyon is a Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, Sivananda Certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, a 200 hr. Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, and a student of advanced Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis. She has received national acclaim as a featured speaker at many conferences including the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference and the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium. Her previous Ayurvedic teaching experience includes serving as a Master Teacher, the Director of Herbal Studies and Internship at California College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley; lead Pancha Karma therapist and body therapy instructor for Shaktiveda, Inc.; and acting as the Ayurvedic Program Director at Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center Milwaukee, WI. Amanda is currently the Ayurvedic Program Director at Spirit Path Ayurveda Education in Anchorage, Alaska where she teachers the Certified Ayurveda Practitioner Training Program, Yoga, and a variety of workshops.
Gail Jackson, SP, CDCF
My passion is exploring the therapeutic benefits of sound and providing sound therapy sessions. My journey into immersive sound began after attending my first gong bath. Since then, I have dedicated myself to learning more about the powerful vibrations I was feeling in my mind and body. My life is dedicated to exploring how our bodies resonate with sound and how the body’s resonance in an immersive sound field can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and provide a sense of well-being.
Along with the gong sessions, I will be providing immersive sound bath treatments. While lying on a yoga mat, I play various gongs and resonant bowls to create an immersive sound field of vibrations. I addition to the relaxing and meditative sound, physical sensations of resonance with the body are created in the experience. This can result in deep relaxation and decreased anxiety.
I am a certified Sound Healer and gained my certification through Globe Institute Sound and Consciousness. I specialize in using the gong, crystal bowls and Tibetan bowls to assist in bringing the mind, body and spirit into balance.
I am also a certified and accredited Drum Circle Facilitator through Village Music Circles and the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild. It is thru this training that I became aware of the power of the drum and the healing effects on the heart and mind. I facilitate monthly community drumming circles in the winter as well as drumming circles for celebration of life ceremonies, celebrations and corporate events.
I am dedicated to developing my art and practice as a musician and sound healer. I am honored to be providing this new therapeutic experience at Spirit Path Yoga. I look forward to working with you!
To schedule an Immersive Sound Therapy session, please call (907)230-2820
Jule Harle, M.A., AHC, 500 HR RYT
Jule blends Cognitive Behavioral modalities with ancient wisdom from Ayurveda and Yoga. Integrative Counseling incorporates talk therapy, diet, herbs, lifestyle, aromatherapy, yoga & meditation techniques to facilitate deep healing for the body, mind, and spirit.
When there is struggle or suffering in the mind, it affects our emotions, our bodies, our lives, and those around us. We then often act or exist in a way that causes more pain, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness. We get caught in a cycle of suffering that can become hard to break. Afflictions and suffering in the mind can be a great tool for self-discovery, growth, or spiritual realization. Oftentimes they are great catalysts for change. Sometimes we need help and don't know where or how to start this process. Integrative Counseling can help you work through many life challenges.
You can contact Jule at (218) 343-5913 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Madeleine Morrison, N.D.
Dr. Madeleine Morrison is a licensed naturopathic primary care doctor and she received her Naturopathic Doctor (ND) degree from the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1995. NCNM is listed in the PRINCETON REVIEW'S "Best 168 Medical Schools", 2007 Edition.
While at NCNM she completed her degree in Naturopathic Obstetrics, a 3yr clinical preceptorship, involving pediatrics, gynecology as well as obstetrics. Additionally, she completed a graduate course in environmental medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has given lectures at Bioneers, Inner Dance Yoga studio, Alaska Club and UAA. Dr. Morrison has also written a variety of articles for publication.
Dr. Morrison grew up in San Francisco and received her B.A. in biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Prior to moving to Alaska in 1996, Dr. Morrison lived in Snowmass, Colorado, Northern California and Portland, Oregon. She has 2 children and resides in Eagle River.
She enjoys yoga, running, biking, hiking, gardening, cooking, reading and playing with her kids.
Dr. Morrison is a member of:
American Association of Naturpathic Physicians
Alaska Association of Naturpathic Physicians
Torrey Smith, N.D.
Dr Torrey Smith ND has been a naturopathic doctor since he graduated in 1992 from NUNM (National University of Natural Medicine: the oldest federally accredited naturopathic medical university in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and evidence-based research). He is a life long Alaskan and has been successfully treating individuals and families in Anchorage since 1992. It has been his pleasure to help restore health and balance to thousands of great Alaskans since that time. Dr Smith loves to look for every possible clue to figure out the correct diagnosis and cause of disease by pouring over all the labs, tests, and imaging, and symptoms that patients have had past and present to figure out how to most deeply achieve wellness. His goals are to go from frail to fantastic no matter the age or condition. He deeply cares about, and enjoys his patients, and feels incredibly lucky to spend his day with so many amazing souls. When he is not at the clinic or deep into medical journals he loves spending time with his beautiful wife Leesha and their 6 children and 5, soon to be 6 grandchildren. His hobbies are playing guitar, gardening, hiking, and being with friends.
Marina Nedom, ANP
Marina is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in primary care for patients of all ages. Trained as a Western Medicine Practitioner, she is also fascinated with Eastern Medicine philosophy and traditions. She enjoys reading new medical discoveries and learning more about health and wellness. Marina graduated with a master’s degree in Nursing in 2016 from Gonzaga University. She received her bachelor degree in Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010 and a bachelor degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2001.
Her philosophy is based on treating the whole person using foods as medicine, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle changes, gratitude, detoxification and stress management regimens and in certain situations conventional medication. She focuses on prevention through lifestyle management, nutrition, exercise, and stress-reduction. She is a strong believer in the body-mind-spirit connection and believes that the journey to wellness starts with the decision to become well. Her goals are to provide evidence based, quality care for acute and chronic conditions. She is excited to share her experience and knowledge with you, learn with you, and partner with you on your way to wellness.
She loves to grow her own food, be outdoors and enjoys spending time with her family.
Jayne Sontag, L.Ac.
Jayne was born and raised in Valdez, Alaska. She received her masters in Oriental Medicine from South West Acupuncture College in Sante Fe, New Mexico in 1995 and has been treating Alaskans ever since. Jayne enjoys world travel and has a love of learning. She said after twenty-plus years of practice she is still excited about all of the amazing healing she has seen and the power of this medicine.
Julia Moore, l.ac.
Julia Moore is a licensed acupuncturist and has been practicing in Anchorage since 2008. She earned a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, CO; a small school dedicated to the teachings of Worsley Style Five-Element Acupuncture.
She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and maintains her national certification and state licensure through ongoing continuing education.
In Addition to acupuncture treatments, she incorporates manual therapies such as cupping, gua sha, Zero Balancing, and acutonics.
Prior to studying Acupuncture, she received a BS in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She has worked in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and as an environmental chemist and consultant. She is a life long Alaskan resident and enjoys being active in nature: hiking, skiing, kayaking, or reflecting by a mountain stream. She also enjoys, quilting, reading, traveling, yoga, and volunteer opportunities in her children’s schools as well as a volunteer usher for the Performing Arts Center.
Sheree is a Barbara Brennan School of Healing Graduate of the 4-year Professional Studies and the 2-year Advanced Studies. She also leads workshops based on each of Barbara’s books: Hands of Light®, Light Emerging and Core Light Healing. She has nearly 26 years of healing training/experience including Transcendental Meditation, Reiki, Shamanic Training under the Michael Harner Foundation of Shamanic Studies, Quantum Breath, massage therapy and Cranial Sacral Therapy. “It is through the Human Energy Field our soul manages physical incarnation. I offer an integration of Hands of Light® Energy Healing and Process Facilitation as taught by the Barbara Brennan School of Healing to assist clients in the healing of their energy field so that they may experience life fully and allow their soul's creative expression and manifest their longings. Through psycho-spiritual skills and hands-on-healing I provide a space where client’s pain, sorrow, doubts, longings, and fears can be held. I assist clients with developing self-attunement, emotional coherence, authenticity, self-acceptance, greater self-awareness, and physical well-being. I specialize in life transitions, including death, and loss. I provide support for those going through chemo and/or radiation and other medical processes. I help my clients say YES to life when deeply challenged.” Sheree is also a life-long Alaskan who understands the challenges of northern living. Sheree has had a private healing practice for 20 years and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism and Publishing from the University of Fairbanks, AK. If you would like to make an appointment with Sheree or if you have any questions, you can contact her at 907-474-1020 or email@example.com