OUR TEAM

MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS + STAFF

 

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ARIANA

FOUNDER OF THE WHOLENESS CENTER, THE WHOLENESS METHOD, SACRED SKIN METHOD, SACRED ESSENCE APOTHECARY, ROSE HEART MEDICINE,ESTHETICIAN,DONA TRAINED BIRTH and POSTPARTUM DOULA, HOSPICE TRAINED END OF LIFE CARE

Since I was a little girl I felt magic and presence all around me. I was taught that when I saw rainbows it meant I was loved. Thunderstorms were an opportunity to face my fears and I didn't need to do that alone. Crystals were encouraged and the moon helped me feel safe in the dark. Ducks in my grandparents backyard always called for a celebration; the perfect reason to get the family to gather for a afternoon visit. Problems and projects were only opportunities in disguise, just another way to be creative together. The overriding message in my life was Everything holds love, beauty and possibility if you slow down and take the time to notice. I find comfort in life's calm rhythms, my family, my friends, spirit time and medicine from the Earth. The messages and people the universe + nature send me are evidence that I am loved. I am grateful for these teachings and support I have received from so many in my life. The wholeness center, for me, is an expression and reflection of my path and service. It is the way I experience my life and the way I share it with the people I love. The parallel life journey + friendship with Kristin is evidence, like all the rainbows I have seen. This Wholeness Center is the creative expression of our journey both together and apart- a manifestation of a seed planted long ago. It's Magic. It’s our “Spirit Time.” To have my Mom as our Business Manager is a gift; and to have my husband build our space feels like the way we gathered in celebration of the ducks in my grandparents backyard. This new beginning represents hope for my family and me. To all the people in my life and hometown community: I know The wholeness Center will become a special place for you to go. May this special place fill your life with rainbows, hold you safely during the thunderstorms and bless you with reasons to gather together. May you feel hope, magic, and presence all around you here, while you collect the evidence of how LOVED you are.

ARIANA

President & Founder Of Wholeness Center, The Wholeness Method, Sacred Skin Method, Sacred Essence Apothecary, Rose Heart Medicine, Esthetician, Dona Trained Birth & Postpartum Doula, Hospice Trained End Of Life Care

KRISTIN

FOUNDER OF THE WHOLENESS CENTER, SACRED ESSENCE APOTHECARY. MSW, REIKI MASTER, WRITER

Passionate about existentialism and philosophical thinking, fascinated by personalities, perspectives, relationships and all of life’s interactions, I am on a quest to learn and share. I have felt called to do something meaningful in the world. My purpose- to be of service, to make a difference in this world, to offer a space for healing/being. I have worked with many modalities concerning the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. I am a trained clinical psychotherapist (MSW) from NYU. I trained as a Reiki Master, Pranic healer, and Intuitive spirit whisperer, which involves being guided to offer myself as a channel to provide healing space for others. It is an honor and blessing to work with people in need, providing sacred space for any and all emotions to arise, accepting that which is present to engage a state of wholeness. In search of all things loving, wondrous and healing, I spanned the globe and I received. I studied meditation, shamanism, clean communication, NonViolent Communication (NVC), Theta healing, essential oils, yoga, weaving, survival skills, ancient healing traditions, and plant medicines along with various spiritual practices all over the world. I also work with MARI cards, which are influenced by the wisdom of mandalas and the insights of Carl Jung. I have gained an extraordinary life education while abroad (and in the U.S.), guiding me to remember the collective inherent intelligence within all of us. My time is split between NY and Bali Indonesia where I connect with community while delving deeper into self development and other healing opportunities. I am excited to continue learning new ways of life and thinking. Honoring and embracing what is, pulling guidance cards, walking labyrinths, writing from the heart, having meaningful conversations, meditating and creating beautiful sacred space to give and receive in, keeps me connected to the inherent wisdom of life. “Wholeness is a courageous and loving guide to Be One with all.” -KG

KRISTIN

CEO & Founder Of Wholeness Center, Sacred Essence Apothecary. MSW, Reiki Master, Writer

 
 
 
 
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MICHELE

WHOLENESS DIRECTOR

I am honored to be a part of the "heart" of The Wholeness Center. During my 40 years in the beauty and healthcare industry I was fortunate to gain so many wonderful relationships and experience, which has brought me to this position as manager and supporter of The Wholeness Center.
I hold a New York State license in both cosmetology and esthetics, certified MUD makeup artist and a NYS lic. private school educator. I owned Coku Spa in Piermont, NY before joining Capri Cosmetology Learning Center where I worked my way up from teaching in their Estethics program to head of their Estethics Department. I look forward to applying those wonderful experiences and knowledge to the Wholeness Center. I am so excited to be working along side Ariana and Kristin, our heart centered staff and practitioners and to be assisting in birthing their amazing services and programs to our community.

MICHELE

Vice President

TOM

DIRECTOR OF MEN'S WHOLENESS, MEN'S COACH, FACILITATOR, MENTOR

Director of Men's Programs at the Wholeness Center Founder of the Men's Institute OpenDeepandTrue.com Men's Coach, Facilitator, Mentor My life's work is to connect people to their greatness and guide them to their sacred natures. For many boys and men, this often starts with the simplest steps: slowing down, breathing, going within. I have been on a transformational journey my whole life. I was and athlete in my youth and came of age as a Marine Officer. These experiences were steeped in masculine/warrior energies. Later, I found amazing teachers and mentors that taught me to slow down, breathe, and go within, discovering my gifts as a connector and healer. From ashrams in India to ceremony in the Amazon Jungle to facilitating workshops in Sing Sing, my experience keeps coming back to the same thing. The magic is in us. Quechua shaman Don Augustine Grefa once told me "You have everything you need inside you". Turns out that is the case for all of us. We just need to rediscover it. This is what we do at the Men's Institute. We help people gain access to their wholeness.

TOM

Director of Men's Wholeness, Men's Coach, Facilitator and Mentor

 
 
 

MERI

Licensed Massage Therapist, Esthetician And Color Therapist

I was raised within a “wholistic" mindset, but I began my own personal journey into natural wellness just over 20 years ago. I received my BA in HR management but quickly changed course soon after to study what I knew was my true path. Long story short, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist that has many years of experience with a multitude of certifications within body work. I am, also, a Licensed Esthetician that is deeply connected to skin health and how our outward appearance really is a reflection of our internal environment as well as external environment. I strive to get to the source of any affliction be it a physical discomfort, or facial beauty concerns. As part of my pursuit for a whole body connection to wellness, I studied and am certified in the increasingly popular art of Color Therapy. (Spectrahue, Canada) Color Therapy enables me to bridge the physical touch therapies and skin technologies with the energetic body to deepen the experience, and awaken your own innate ability to correct, heal and restore. I am patient, caring, connected, and devoted to the Sacred Wellness Method. I look forward to working with you.

MERI

Licensed Massage
Therapist, Esthetician &
Color Therapist

 

LORI

Licensed Esthetician

Coming soon!

LORI

Licensed Esthetician

 

ALEXA

Licensed Esthetician

CARRIE

Licensed Esthetician

As a seasoned New York State Licensed Esthetician, I believe that a good skincare regimen and healthy, beautiful looking skin is a top priority for many. My passion for the industry began in 1998 when I was in high school, assisting in the hair and makeup department for the high school plays. In 2004 I attended Capri Cosmetology Learning Center, pursuing my New York State Cosmetology License. After the birth of my son in 2007 I returned to Capri to pursue my Esthetics License. My experience includes working for Medical Spas, Laser Centers, Day Spas, and as an Instructor of Esthetics for 4 years at the very school I attended. Currently working as Director of Esthetics Department, I understand the everchanging dynamics of the industry. I consider being a part of The Wholeness Center a “blessing and privilege” to not only help people achieve clear and healthy skin, but to help them feel good about themselves. I believe that skincare and health go hand in hand, which brought me to further enhance my education by attending the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and becoming a Certified Health Coach. By combining my expertise, experience, and knowledge, I am committed to ensure every client leaves feeling renewed, rejuvenated, and with the knowledge necessary to follow their personalized regimen at home. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 2 kids, attending Kickboxing Classes, Yoga and Meditation, creating healthy, home cooked meals, and ending my day by relaxing with a cup of Chamomile Tea and a good book.

CARRIE

Licensed Esthetician

 

 

CLAUDIA

Licensed Esthetician

Coming Soon!

CLAUDIA

Licensed Esthetician

NICOLE

Licensed Esthetician

Coming Soon!

NICOLE

Licensed Esthetician

 

 

AJA

Licensed Esthetician

Coming Soon!

AJA

Licensed Esthetician

 
 
 
 

KYLE

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Kyle Villanueva, LMT joins the Wholeness Center's heart centered team with a degree in Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Healthcare, certified in Critical Myofacial Strategies of the Upper Extremities and 14 years of experience in the field of therapeutic massage. Kyle is focused on the health and wellness of each client and believes strongly in the healing and nurturing powers of touch.  She customizes each massage to her clients unique and specific needs. Kyle is a local mother of 2 and would like to express her gratitude for being a part of the Wholeness Center's loving approach to wellness and it's contribution to our beautiful, colorful and healthy community.

KYLE

Licensed Massage Therapist

MERI

Licensed Massage Therapist, Esthetician And Color Therapist

I was raised within a “wholistic" mindset, but I began my own personal journey into natural wellness just over 20 years ago. I received my BA in HR management but quickly changed course soon after to study what I knew was my true path. Long story short, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist that has many years of experience with a multitude of certifications within body work. I am, also, a Licensed Esthetician that is deeply connected to skin health and how our outward appearance really is a reflection of our internal environment as well as external environment. I strive to get to the source of any affliction be it a physical discomfort, or facial beauty concerns. As part of my pursuit for a whole body connection to wellness, I studied and am certified in the increasingly popular art of Color Therapy. (Spectrahue, Canada) Color Therapy enables me to bridge the physical touch therapies and skin technologies with the energetic body to deepen the experience, and awaken your own innate ability to correct, heal and restore. I am patient, caring, connected, and devoted to the Sacred Wellness Method. I look forward to working with you.

MERI

Licensed Massage Therapist, Esthetician And Color Therapist

ANTHONY

Licensed Massage Therapist

As graduate from the Finger Lakes School of Massage with a certification in massage and hydrotherapy Anthony has focused his work on the deeper end of the massage spectrum, specialising in neuromuscular therapy, myofacial release, and injury related rehabilitation. Anthony feels that massage is a powerful part of a person's overall wellness plan and stress management required to live in our modern times.

ANTHONY

Licensed Massage Therapist

 
 

ANDREA

certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master and professional Intuitive

Andrea is a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master and professional Intuitive based in New York. Her commitment is to reawaken the beauty and vitality that sits deep within the marrow of our being. For her, the spiritual path is an exceptionally creative one. She offers a transformative process for her clients and facilitates this through a multi-dimensional experience. Her methods include yoga, meditation, therapeutic dialogue, guided relaxation, embodied movement, contemplative practice, Reiki and subtle body healing and Akashic Records Readings. She is available for workshops, retreats, trainings and private sessions.

ANDREA

Certified Yoga
and Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master and Professional Intuitive

 

IRENE

LICENSED PSYCHOTHERAPIST + CERTIFIED SOUND HEALER

At the core of my professional journey, I am a certified elementary school teacher, a licensed psychotherapist and a certified sound healer. In my many years as a psychotherapist, I became more and more attuned to the body/mind connection. I have studied both breathe work and tapping for enhancing mood. I am trained in EMDR which supports the mind and body to reprocess experiences. Most recently, I have become certified in healing with Himalayan Singing Bowls and the Gong. Sound/vibration is “heard” through every cell in our bodies. This allows for healing on a physical, mental and spiritual level. I offer group guided meditations and group sound baths; individual consultation with personalized sound healings. Group workshops include: Breath work for Anxiety and Depression; Tapping As a Stress Reducer; Assertiveness Training “101”.

IRENE

Licensed Psychotherapist + Certified Sound Healer

MARIA

CERTIFIED REIKI PRACTITIONER

I am an Emergence Practitioner. I practice Emergence Therapy, where I help people make discoveries about their own nature. What hurts them. What pleases them. Where they are blocked. And, where they are connected. It's called "Emergence" because the work is to help people have what are often referred to as aha's, breakthroughs, or pleasant surprises. And because these pleasant surprises occur in places where there once was pain, the natural ability to experience what once was blocked and blank inside of them improve, permanently. I say, "I help", because this work CANNOT be done without you. I serve as only a guide, to point you in a direction to become more curious, that there might just possibly be a way to think differently, to behave differently, to FEEL differently. Integrated within the Emergence work is energy therapy of the following modalities: Craniosacral therapy (CST), a form of bodywork using gentle touch to release restrictions in the body to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. SomatoEmotional Release (SER), used to deepen the healing process of CST through the journeying of the unconscious mind with guided imagery and emotional expression. Reiki (Ray-kee), a Japanese energy technique that channels our "universal life force energy" promoting harmony through mental, physical and emotional health. When body and mind are no longer stressed or tense, the body can return to it's natural healing process, living in balance. Benefits: - Aids in the reduction of chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia - Helps in lowering blood pressure - Removes negative energy - Dissolves energy blockages - Supports immune system - And deeply calming and relaxing...of course

MARIA

Certified Reiki Practitioner


 

 

MARCELO

REIKI MASTER TEACHER

With over 15 years of self-healing work by way of meditation and Amazonian Traditional Medicine, Marcelo has learned through the spirit of the sacred tobacco plant how to use this Master Plant as one of the more profound modalities in energetic healing. Marcelo is also a Reiki Master Teacher, and has been giving workshops and session in his native Buenos Aires, New York, San Diego and now based out of Nyack, NY and the Lower Hudson Valley. He is also an award winning author, photographer and artist, currently making medicine art inspired by the Shipibo medicine visions and his own visions in meditation.

MARCELO

Reiki Master Teacher

LISA

REIKI MASTER AND INTEGRATIVE ENERGY THERAPY® PRACTITIONER

"Here I am world" is a mantra I have incorporated into my life after conforming to society and blending in for most of my existence. My journey began as an empathic child feeling other's emotions intensely though it was misunderstood and labelled as being "too sensitive". As I embraced my passion to care about people on a deeper level, it became a goal to help and support spiritual beings along their quest to find deep inner peace, happiness, and fulfillment.

LISA

Reiki Master and Integrative Energy Therapy® Practitioner
 

 

CHRISTINE

CERTIFIED BODY PROCESS FACILITATOR

I am very excited to be part of the Wholeness Center. I’ve been looking for a place like this for a long time. Did you ever have the feeling that there was the possibility for something greater but not knowing exactly where to find it? To me, the Wholeness Center is part of the “something greater”. What I know through the work I have done for myself and clients is that there are greater possibilities in every area of our life. What if everything that is defined as unchangeable is really changeable? What would you like to change? Using the tools of Access Consciousness™ I work with adults and children as a transformation and empowerment coach, energy healing practitioner, Access Consciousness™ facilitator, Access™ Bars facilitator, and Access™ Body Facilitator. I also have extensive experience with children as a teacher, administrator, and tutor. Anything can change if you have the tools to clear the blocks that are getting in the way of having ease in your life. Whether it’s eliminating pain or illness, having better relationships, or creating a thriving business the transformation can be quick and permanent. For 11 years I have worked with Individuals and families to change stress-related difficulties, anxiety, school-related problems, acute and chronic pain and illness, relationship issues, difficulty with parenting, business, money, and so much more. What if life doesn’t have to be difficult? What if you could have more ease, more joy, and more fun in your life? Is now the time? What would you like to create as your life? If you didn’t function from the limitations of difficulty what could your life look like? All of life can come with ease, joy, and glory. There will always be obstacles that show up in life but even they can come with ease, joy, and glory.

CHRISTINE

Certified Process Facilitator

 
 
 
 

Coming Soon

 

REBECCA

CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST

Rebecca has her Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science, and certification in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Montclair Stare University. In addition, she has Certification in Nutrition Counseling from American Association of Nutrition Consultants. This holistic program furthered Rebecca’s dedication to food as a source of health, wellness, healing, vibrancy and medicine. In 2012, when Rebecca began a private nutrition counseling practice, she was faced with a life changing challenge simultaneously. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Rebecca choose alternative non conventional treatmen and applied her knowledge and experience to heal herself through food, yoga, meditation, and holistic modalities. Since this time, Rebecca remains medication free and in impeccable health! Over the course of the last 4 years in her private practice she has worked with clients to improve their health through nutritional guidance. Her philosophy is that whole foods are medicine and is the foundation for healing and energizing your body.

REBECCA

Certified Nutritionist

MARIA

CERTIFIED REIKI PRACTITIONER

I am an Emergence Practitioner. I practice Emergence Therapy, where I help people make discoveries about their own nature. What hurts them. What pleases them. Where they are blocked. And, where they are connected. It's called "Emergence" because the work is to help people have what are often referred to as aha's, breakthroughs, or pleasant surprises. And because these pleasant surprises occur in places where there once was pain, the natural ability to experience what once was blocked and blank inside of them improve, permanently. I say, "I help", because this work CANNOT be done without you. I serve as only a guide, to point you in a direction to become more curious, that there might just possibly be a way to think differently, to behave differently, to FEEL differently. Integrated within the Emergence work is energy therapy of the following modalities: Craniosacral therapy (CST), a form of bodywork using gentle touch to release restrictions in the body to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. SomatoEmotional Release (SER), used to deepen the healing process of CST through the journeying of the unconscious mind with guided imagery and emotional expression. Reiki (Ray-kee), a Japanese energy technique that channels our "universal life force energy" promoting harmony through mental, physical and emotional health. When body and mind are no longer stressed or tense, the body can return to it's natural healing process, living in balance. Benefits: - Aids in the reduction of chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia - Helps in lowering blood pressure - Removes negative energy - Dissolves energy blockages - Supports immune system - And deeply calming and relaxing...of course

MARIA

Mental Health Counselor -LP