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.
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.
Cheree Burgen, NCBTMB
Cheree has been providing bodywork to clients here in Anchorage for over 14 years.
She's maintained a very busy clinic practice all those years specializing in acute and chronic pain issues, injury rehabilitation, and more. Having completed numerous trainings in bodywork and massage she will compassionately administer what ever treatment she feels will be the most beneficial at the time. Currently, Cheree is enrolled at Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy, pursuing her dream of becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist.
You can visit her website www.bodyworkinalaska.com to learn more.
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
Leeann Brewster, LMT, AHC, BS Phys Ed, RYT 200
As a licensed massage therapist, Leeann has practiced with local physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, the healing arts and wellness centers. Her massage styles range from stress reduction and relaxation to deep tissue sports massage. Leeann’s mission is to support individuals in achieving life balance through personal wellness; mind, body and spirit.
Leeann holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with the emphasis in Adventure Leadership from the UAA, 200 RYT - AyurYoga, second degree of Reiki training, Ayurveda Health Counselor Intern and is currently pursuing her Ayurveda Health Practitioner certification.
Mary Ann Ghosn, MSPT
Mary Ann started out with an undergraduate degree in piano performance from the University of Washington, and moved on to earn a Masters of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston in 2000.
From there she worked in a multitude of venues, and was a traveling physical therapist for seven years. Alaska was the first place that truly felt like ‘home.’ She moved here permanently in 2009, and has been a sole practitioner since 2012. She LOVES her work, and feels very fortunate to be working at Spirit Path where she feels she truly benefits from the positive effects of being surrounded by people who are truly living their beliefs every day. Mary Ann considers herself a manual physical therapist, which means she uses her hands as a diagnostic tool and as her main therapeutic tool. She has many years and extensive education in multiple manual therapies including craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, as well as basic orthopedic PT. Other interests include women’s health and yoga.
She enjoys working with people of any age. No issue is ‘too small’ or ‘too bizarre’ or ‘too old.’ She likes figuring out the puzzle. Mary Ann also believes that feeling ‘at home’ in your body necessitates addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual, and personal beliefs for each individual.
Her typical evaluation begins with a full-body assessment of alignment after hearing a thorough history. After a year of study with Diane Lee and LJ Lee in Vancouver, BC, she uses the Integrated Systems Method which is perfectfor incorporating each of these pieces toward holistic health and addressing your personal goal. Each PT assessment and program will be tailored to the individual’s needs. She accepts almost all insurances including Medicaid, but unfortunately she does not accept Medicare at this time. Mary Ann loves her work, and loves discussing it.
Please do not hesitate to call her with questions before you come in for an evaluation or treatment.
You can reach Mary Ann at 907-231-5631 or email her at email@example.com
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
Nadene Reichert, MFT-a
Nadene is a client-centered therapist, specializing in the healing and repair of distressed relationships by creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment that focuses upon the experience of the individual or couple in the present moment, where trust and hope are created. A couples relationship, the therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation are vital keys to successful therapeutic outcomes that last outside of the therapy room.
Her therapy weaves together a spiritual and contemplative foundation with traditional and nontraditional therapeutic methodology. She believes in therapy as the process of a person's unfolding the innate wisdom they hold within them as the key to their healing and growth as individuals and couples. Her role in the therapeutic process is a combination of guide and collaborator in your journey towards well-being and integrating mind, body, and spirit towards improving mental health.
When it comes to couple’s therapy, her role is both a therapist as well as an educator helping people understand what healthy relationships are and how to cultivate them. She helps couples recognize the dynamics that keep them emotionally distant, identify and articulate the needs and fears fueling their dynamics, learn to listen and be there for each other in the ways they each need, and ultimately feel more connected. Couples usually have different perspectives on their relationship. She strives to understand and support both of you.
Nadene studied in two separate yet connected masters programs, Applied Behavioral Science through the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS), and Marriage and Family Therapy through Alaska Pacific University. She has specific training in Family Systems Counseling, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Co-Parenting, Appreciative Inquiry, and Family Constellations. She especially enjoys working with Sensorimotor (body oriented) Therapy, positive psychology, experiential and mindfulness work. Additionally, she has enjoyed working with and learning from many eastern philosophy and nontraditional healers outside of the US.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org