Here are our fantastic Providers!
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, LMT
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.
LEEANN BREWSTER, LMT
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
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.