Cynthia Hofmann-Coale, NTP, CNHP
Owner and Critical & Chronic Care Clinician
Certified in Autonomic Response Testing
God gave Cynthia Hofmann-Coale the commission to walk away from the medical community after spending 7 months under their care. It was during this time that she surrendered to the technology offered by the medical community in hopes that she would receive the eradication of the ulcerative colitis and cancerous cells found in her colon. When told at the end of the 7th month that her body was failing to go into remission and either surgery or an increase in infusions would need to be performed, Cynthia felt led by the Lord to go back to what she knew, natural health.
After a series of inspired interventions, she was brought to the understanding that it was neither the colitis nor the cancer that was taking her life, but the very presence of a water borne parasite that had gone systemic (active in the bloodstream) that was robbing her body of the nutrients and vitality that was necessary to obtain optimal health. It was at this time that she was introduced to the art of Muscle Response Testing.
Being an active participant in the rebuilding, restructuring and the re-establishment of her broken 85 lb body using the means of God’s intention in that process was notably both challenging and inspiring. It was during this time that God gave her the vision of healing and how he would be using all that she was going through for her good and His glory (Romans 8:28). While this process went on for sometime, she was able to develop her own skills in Nutrition Response Testing and acquire the educational background necessary to in turn bring it to God’s children. And so the inspiration for the Well of Life Center was established.
Victoria Fisher, RN, NTP
Certified in Autonomic Response Testing
Victoria Fisher came to the Well of Life Center in August 2009 for the symptoms of migraines, chronic fatigue and poor quality of sleep. Since coming to the Well Victoria has experienced healing from migraines, increased energy, and improved over-all health. Victoria started working at the Well in April of 2010 as an Associate Clinician.
“I had suffered with daily headaches and frequent, severe migraines since I was 12 years old. I had been to numerous doctors, had countless diagnostics tests, but had no answers as to why I had migraines. I was on medication intended to prevent them, but was still having them three times a week. And the medication came with uncomfortable side effects. I was miserable!
I am a registered nurse and have a degree in biology, so I put my trust in my doctors, in medicine. I thought medicine would heal me. But it didn’t; the medical community failed me. I was tired of suffering and desperate for relief. I reluctantly came to the Well after my mother begged me to give it a try. Thank God I did! Within 3 months of being a client, I was off my medication, I no longer had daily headaches, and the migraines were greatly diminished.
My dream as a child was to be a doctor, to help people through medicine, so I never for a second thought I would work in the holistic community. Apparently, the Lord had other plans. BY coming to the Well, I learned that I could carry out my dream to help people find healing in a much better way. I have been called to be a clinician, and I can say with certainty that I have found my purpose!”
Dr. Vladimir Alhov, MD
Doctor, Pain Management Specialist
Dr. Alhov came to the Well of Life Center in June of 2017 as a Physician.
“My passion for holistic medicine developed as a result of a personal medical condition. In recent years, I have been able to restore my health by utilizing a holistic approach. My physical and mental health is now better than it was 5 years ago. My approach decreases the risk of age-related disease, improves sleep quality, increases physical and sexual vitality, and keeps the body lean and strong. This is accomplished through customized diet and nutritional support, medical detoxification, manual therapy, injections, and patient education.”
Jon Gindhart, DC
Dr. Jon Gindhart came to the Well of Life in January 2011. Dr. Jon has a passion for helping his patients and knows that proper nutrition is an integral part of overall health and well being. Prior to working at The Well, Dr. Jon was trying to ‘do it all’ for his patients…chiropractic, nutritional counseling, and exercise coaching. Quickly he found out that it would be best to partner with other experts in those areas instead of trying to re-invent the wheel.
“I am so excited to be part of a healing center that truly honors every client and whose desire is to see every person achieve optimal physical and spiritual health.”
Christa Haines, NTP
Christa Haines came to the Well of Life Center in October of 2007 for major symptoms of IBS. As a result of the IBS, she suffered fatigue, malnutrition, anemia and weight loss. After two weeks of starting her nutritional program, she was able to eat foods that she could not have had for seven years. Her IBS symptoms were gone after a few months. With a new zeal for life she made better changes for herself and her family. Christa began working at the WOL in May of 2013 as a Clinician’s Assistant and now serves clients as an Associate Clinician.
“I have been passionate about natural health for a long time. I am so excited and blessed to help people find hope and support through natural healing. There is a lot of love here and it is exciting to be a part of something so uniquely dynamic!”
Alicia Leonhardt, NTP
Alicia came to the Well of Life Center in January of 2012 suffering from hair loss, fatigue, type 1 diabetes, heavy bleeding and blood clots, and occasional headaches. She began working as a Clinician’s Assistant in November 2013, and as an Associate Clinician in October of 2015.
“I heard about the Well for years before being able to come as a client. I changed my diet and it made a little difference. After coming as a client, I was able to understand why I was feeling and experiencing different things and it started making sense. I am on a journey to get off of insulin completely and I am excited about that outcome! The amounts that are needed have decreased in half after coming to the well…. but I still have some work to do with getting my organ systems to be able to communicate well together. I am so thankful that I’ve been given this opportunity to be able to truly help my body heal, and also to be a part of such an amazing workplace where we see God’s healing hand affecting so many lives on a daily basis!
Amy Bacon, RN
Certified in Autonomic Response Testing
Amy came to the Well of Life Center in July of 2015 for hormonal imbalances and low energy. Within the first couple of months, her menstrual cycle normalized and she was no longer suffering from PMS. Her husband says, “Thanks!” Amy began working at the Well of Life Center in October of 2015 as a Critical Care Assistant, and became an Associate Clinician in April of 2017.
“I am so grateful God brought me to the Well of Life as a client and an employee. Every day at the Well is an opportunity to learn more and a privilege to watch each client’s journey of healing.”
Charney Slater, DC, MS
Dr. Charney Slater became a chiropractor after experiencing a severe autoimmune disorder of the thyroid known as Grave’s Disease. At that time, he had a racing heartbeat, a swollen neck, fatigue, and extreme digestive distress. He lost 25 pounds in 10 days. His medical doctor sent him to a chiropractor, and he noticed that the swelling in his neck would decrease after each treatment. He also felt much more calm. When he experienced his recovery after chiropractic treatment and nutritional intervention, he was motivated to learn more about his own health issues, and he decided to go to chiropractic school.
“I am a lifelong learner — since graduating from chiropractic school over 33 years ago, I am always integrating new research and techniques that I am studying. In addition to being a chiropractor, I have a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and I am a licensed acupuncturist in New York State.”
James Murphy, DC, RN
“I had a lot of back pain as a teenager due to playing hockey and taking hits on the ice for many years. When I sought care for the pain from my family medical doctor always offered pain pills that only seemed to mask the pain and only treat the symptom never correcting the problem. When my family doctor finally told me to seek a chiropractic evaluation and treatment I did. The results were extremely positive the back pain was quickly gone and to my surprise I started to feel increased energy, more flexibility. For those reasons I has always remained under chiropractic care and decided to finish my doctorate work at Life University in Marietta, Georgia.
I’m also a licensed registered nurse and the time I spent seeing patients in a hospital setting, keeps me focused on constantly educating my patients on ways to live their healthiest lives outside of a hospital. That experience also helps me identify when patient presents in a crisis and when a medical may intervention is necessary.
I am looking forward to joining the team at the Well of Life to work alongside other like-minded professionals and to be able to utilize a team approach of clinicians of other disciplines to expand products and services that enhance the lives of patients and the community.”
Catherine Van Schuyler
Director of Operations, Spa Manager
Catherine Van Schuyler came to the Well of Life in January 2009 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 39. She had been suffering for years with the symptoms of lupus, arthritis, allergies, asthma, depression and anxiety, metal toxicity, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Since coming to the Well, she is off all medications and feels great! Catherine started working at the Well of Life in August 2009 as their part time bookkeeper and now works full time as Director of Operations.
“God has such an amazing love for his people to create such a place as this. Ever since my first visit as a client, I have prayed for a way to be a part of this amazing team. What a blessing to come to work everyday and be a small part of His great plan. Praise God.”
Rebecca Wilwert came to the Well of Life in May 2007 for allergies, asthma, fatigue and overall lack of energy. Rebecca started working at the Well of Life in May 2007 as a Clinician’s Assistant. She worked as our Front Desk morning Receptionist for many years, and is currently our Office Administrator.
“It is a daily blessing to work at the Well of Life Center and share with our clients the health and wellness that has made such a difference in my own life.”
Doylestown Facility Manager
Kim Rineer came to the Well of Life Center in February of 2012 suffering from the symptoms of digestive issues, acne, frequent migraines, and an overall lack of energy. She began working as a Clinician’s Assistant in March of 2013 before switching to become a Client Advocate in May of the same year.
“God clearly opened the door for me to work here at the Well of Life Center. I have seen my own life change since becoming a client, and it is a joy to play a small part in helping others in their own journey to health and wellness.”
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works, my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14
Bethlehem Facility Manager
Karen Cochrane came to the Well of Life Center in May of 2012 after a diagnosis of a slow thyroid, acid reflux, fatigue, and headaches; for all of these symptoms, she was taking five different medications. Within one week, she no longer had acid reflux or headaches, and she now only takes 1 ½ medications. She began working at the Well as a receptionist in May of 2014.
“I thank our Lord every day for this wonderful opportunity to work at the Well of Life. The healing is amazing and I feel truly blessed to be a part of ‘Team Well’.”
Cori Rittenhouse came to the Well of Life Center in February of 2009 with symptoms of anemia: fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, and occasional headaches. Within two weeks of starting the program, she noticed that she had more energy and was able to meet the stresses of everyday life. She even noticed a feeling of overall well-being, which she had previously never realized was missing. She began working at the Well in April of 2009 as the Client Advocate, and became our Marketing Manager in November of 2010.
“When I began working at the Well, it did not take long for me to realize that every day is a new opportunity to learn; all we must do is open our eyes to see what God will reveal to us.”
Jessica Montero became a client of the Well of Life Center in December of 2011 while undergoing long-term antibiotic treatment for recurrent C. diff, which was caused by a combination of Cipro and Clindamycin, prescribed by her physician.
“When my doctors told me there was nothing more they could do to cure the infection, I came to the Well of Life. Having been cured of C. diff by the Well’s holistic methods, I now feel blessed to join the wonderful people that God has chosen to help others on their path to full health.”
Jessica began working as a Front Desk Receptionist in March of 2013.
Ginnie Bennett started working at the Well of Life in 2009 as a Cooking Class Instructor. She started working as our Receptionist in the Doylestown Office in May 2010.
“I learned about the Well of Life through a woman in my Bible study. She was a young woman who had been cured of rheumatoid arthritis and my husband was having issues with his hands. He was willing to try anything so he first came to the Well. I being the skeptic decided to watch from the sidelines before I made the drastic changes that he was.
After a year of seeing the changes to this health I decided to give it a try. I was still skeptical but began losing weight and feeling much more energy, we did the Boot Camp together in the Fall of 2008 and after that experience I was sold on how beneficial these changes to diet etc. can be.
I began getting educated through the cooking classes and lectures and found a whole new world of food choices open up to me. I am so pleased when at my age I have more energy than my daughters who are in their 20’s and I am fully able to enjoy playing with my young grandchildren. I want to leave to my children and grandchildren a legacy of health and wellness.”
Taylor Burkit came to the Well of Life Center in February of 2013 to learn more about how to live a healthy lifestyle, and for minor skin and digestive issues. Right away she started learning more about healthy habits and gaining a better sense of what it means and looks like to be healthy nutritionally.
“The opportunity to be working at the Well of Life Center is a blessing. The Lord opens so many doors to speak truth about health into my life and the lives of others, and the Well of Life Center does just that. I am so thankful for His grace and the healing we have through Jesus Christ.”
Shayla Hosking began working at the Well of Life Center in December of 2018 as a Front Desk Receptionist.
“Being introduced to the Well was fate. I continue to grow and learn, as every day I witness others do the same.”
Tracy Bench started working at the Well of Life Center in April of 2016 as a Receptionist.
“I feel like I’ve been lovingly welcomed into a family here at the Well of Life. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and right here and now, I am meant to be here. I look forward to learning and growing, surrounded by such wonderful people!”
Maureen Schessler started working at the Well of Life in October of 2018 as a Receptionist.
“I believe this is more than a job, and I am excited to learn new things and be a part of this journey.”
Dana began working at the Well of Life Center in January of 2017 as a Clinician’s Assistant.
“Every day at the Well brings an opportunity to learn, and to better one’s quality of life in the safest way possible. From the first day, I have felt welcomed as a part of the team, which is kind of like a family. I count it a blessing to be able to work alongside the Well to help all sorts of people with a more natural approach to healthcare.”
Rachel Kemmerer came to the Well of Life Center in June of 2011 experiencing fatigue, leg pain, chest pain, stomach pain, and a sensitivity to certain foods. She began working at our Front Desk in February of 2013.
“I was excited to start working at the Well of Life because I had seen the results of God at work in my own life. He had brought healing to me through the Well of Life, and I am so blessed to be a small part of the work He is doing in others.”
Kristin Redman started working at the Well of Life in May of 2018 in our Customer Service Department.
“Since the first day, I have felt welcome. I feel blessed to be able to come into such a friendly environment and have the chance to learn new things.”
Receptionist, Clinician’s Assistant
Abby Sundin started working at the Well of Life in August of 2018 as a front desk receptionist.
“I stumbled upon the Well in search of a new job with no expectations of finding everything I didn’t know I needed. I have struggled with digestive issues for years and was misdiagnosed with IBS 4 years ago. Ever since, my day to day life has been trial and error, and it is my biggest blessing to not only have been led to where my passion lies, but as well as my call for help has finally been answered.”
Receptionist, Client Advocate
Becky Luft started working at the Well of Life in August of 2017 as a front desk Receptionist.
“What piqued my interest with the Well was the focus on God and showing compassion for others. I am now blessed with the opportunity to work in an environment that promotes caring for others and being God’s hands and feet.”
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Receptionist, Client Advocate
Kylee Richie came to the Well of Life Center in March of 2016 to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. Kyle started working at the Well in November of 2017 as a Clinician’s Assistant, and became a Client Advocate in December of 2017.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Well of Life Team! I truly believe in the benefits of natural healing. Working here has allowed me to experience firsthand how powerful of an impact it has on peoples’ lives. Everyday is an exciting opportunity to help people!”
Client Advocate, Clinician’s Assistant
Laurel came to the Well of Life Center in the summer of 2013 for migraines and irregular periods. Laurel started working at the Well of Life in September of 2018 as a Clinician’s Assistant.
“I have been a long-time client and advocate of the Well of Life. I have healed in ways I never thought possible and I am so inspired by the mission the Well is on!”
Client Advocate, Clinician’s Assistant
Christina Polito began working at the Well of Life Center as a Client Advocate in August of 2018.
“After searching for what seemed like forever, for a place where I could help enlighten others lives through natural healing, I was unexpectedly led to the Well of Life. At a time when I had just about given up on finding a career in holistic health, I was blessed. I am overflowing with admiration for every person here. I am so ecstatic to have finally found a place I have long hoped and dreamed of being a part of.”
Critical Care Assistant
Carolyn started working at the Well of Life in January of 2017 as a Critical Care Assistant.
“I was called to the Well to help people in their natural healing journey. The Well is a special place that possesses brilliantly knowledgeable staff, and it is a privilege to be a part of our clients’ progress in health and healing. I feel truly blessed to be here.”
Critical Care Assistant
Tyler Oakley came to the Well of Life in November of 2018 seeking an answer to whispers he has heard for many months. He joined our team as a Critical Care Assistant.
“I have known about the Well of Life for many years and have had many close friends and family greatly impacted by the healing that is done here. As someone that has always been an advocate for holistic healing and nutrition, I knew this “whisper” was something I needed to entertain and listen to. The Well has such a vast amount of knowledge and love that I can’t wait to be a part of. I am beyond excited to learn and integrate their ideals into my everyday life, hopefully spilling out onto everyone around me.”
Linneah Olsen started working at the Well of Life in October of 2017 as a Client Advocate, and later became a Clinician’s Assistant.
“I am so excited to have the opportunity to glorify God as I help our clients on their journeys toward health and wholeness.”
Nicole came to the Well of Life Center in 2010 to learn how to live a healthier life. She also had some minor health concerns, such as headaches, that she wanted to prevent. She began working as a Clinician’s Assistant in June of 2014.
“I love the energy and attitude of serving God that the Well has. The Well allows me to continue to grow spiritually and learn new healthy habits. It’s amazing what our bodies can do, and to know that God designed them that way.”
Nikki Vasconez came to the Well of Life Center in April of 2016 for chronic digestive issues, severe bloating, and distressed adrenals. After seeing four Gastroenterologists and doing every test under the sun, Nikki started seeking out natural ways to heal herself. She then found the Well of Life, which quickly restored her entire body.
Nikki started working at the Well in July 2017 as a Clinician’s Assistant.
“As a client and now an employee at the Well, I truly see the immense healing power of food, nutrition, and our own thoughts. The human body is an incredible work of art and it is incredible to see clients heal through natural means. I look forward to coming to work each day as I gain such great knowledge on how to care for the body God has given me. I am blessed to be working at the Well.”
Christina Ginsburg started working at the Well of Life in October of 2018 as a Clinician’s Assistant.
“I am so delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of the Well of Life team that does so much good for so many people. The good nutrition mixed with a little bit of faith and positivity is a recipe for a healthy and happy lifestyle!”
Stacy Rowan brought her daughters to the Well of Life in August of 2016 for allergies, asthma, and acne, all of which were greatly reduced or resolved within a few months. She became a client herself in October of 2016 for treatment of skin irritation and some age-related issues that were not “age related” at all, and are now gone!
Stacy started working at the Well of Life in September of 2017 as a Clinician’s Assistant!
“I came to the Well as a client because it was highly recommended by good friends whom I trust. I became an employee because of the deep respect I have for the healing they provide and for the loving, growth minded atmosphere found here.”
Sophia brings great knowledge and understanding of holistic health care as it relates to Ayurvedic Medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, and Acupuncture. She practices from the approach that optimum health can be obtained by eliminating the root of the problem and balancing the body’s energy. Sophia has studied and practiced in India as well as New York and Pennsylvania. She specializes in Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and Cupping.
Acupuncturist, Herbal Medicine
Owen McPeake practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He seeks to use the abundant collection of Chinese medical theory to suit the need of the clients he works with. Owen is committed to the use of these practices as a bridge between modernity and history. He believes that the best course of action is not always the newest and that we should endeavor to find the middle way between the cutting edge and the time-tested.
Owen lives near historic Oley, PA with his wife and their dog Ima.
Massage Therapist, Pain Management Specialist
Gina Burke came to Well Spa & Fitness in January of 2018 as a licensed massage therapist, specializing in pain and injury.
Gina has been a massage therapist since 1994. She has close to 40 certifications and specialty training in massage and bodywork. Her approach to her sessions is to customize every session to each client’s needs, every time.
Massage Therapist, Pain Management Specialist
Adam has been in the field of healing for 13 years. His approach to massage therapy has been centered around fixing pain and keeping it that way. This approach was a result of his own battles with concussion syndrome, whiplash, and migraines. Every physician told him there was nothing he could do other than take medicine with devastating side effects. When Adam was healed and rid of those debilitating migraines in 2005, he knew what he wanted to do in life.
“I’m excited to work with a group so dedicated to healing and wellness. Because what I do doesn’t interfere with other treatments, I’m always looking for ways to further a patient’s healing. I have a strong determination to help patients with their pain. I’ll work endlessly to figure out the true source of a pain and teach you how to keep it from coming back. Too many people suffer needlessly and just ‘accept’ their pain. I won’t let that happen. I want to know your goals for your own body and we will work together to see you achieve them.”
Christine joined our team at Well Spa and Fitness in January 2018 as a massage therapist.
“I graduated from a massage therapy program in 2016. When I found employment at Well Spa and Fitness, I knew I had found my calling and my home. It is a joy and an honor to work with the staff and clients here. I am delighted to offer my professional services and to continue to grow both spiritually and as a therapist.”
Melissa graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 1996. After practicing as a massage therapist for 18 years, with a focus on trigger point therapy and myofascial release, she went back to school to pursue an associates degree in Applied Science from Mercer County Community College and graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant so as to expand her scope of practice.
“Since much of the manual work performed in a physical therapy office is massage, trigger point therapy, and stretching, I feel as though I never stop being a massage therapist as a PTA. But, it is very nice to be able to perform massages outside of a physical therapy setting. I am a constant learner, and presently, I am looking forward to finishing my studies in Integrated Positional Therapy taught by Lee Albert. I hope to become a certified practitioner of this bodywork, since it incorporates theories and practices present in both massage and physical therapy, and offer this modality to clients.”
Claudia became a client at the Well in 2017, when she and her husband were looking for natural and safe ways to be healthy; regular medicine wasn’t good enough for them. From her very first visit at the Well, Claudia had a great experience in general; she loved the environment and, most of all, she loved the fact that it was a center which shares her same values and beliefs.
Claudia uses her experience and training in different modalities of massage including: sports, Swedish, trigger point, basic hot stone, and aromatherapy massage. She will be attending training for more modalities in 2019, and will be excited to add it to her skill set. Claudia customizes each session to treat the client’s needs; she believes in natural healing and is grateful to have the opportunity to work at the Well of Life Center.
“I have always loved to help others. I chose Massage Therapy as a career because it is an excellent way to help to relax the body, mind, and soul of anyone, no matter age, level of stress, or condition. I like to help people to maintain a better mood. Chances are, after getting a massage, my clients have an easy experience to get a mindset, feel optimistic, and grateful in general.
“I was born in a very religious Christian home, I graduated from a Christian high school, and I am always putting the name of God first in everything I do. While giving a massage, I empathize with my clients and do my best to overcome their expectations. I’m passionate on what I do and I’m always willing to learn more. I consider myself hungry for learning and growth in my career. I’m thrilled to be part of the Well of Life. My goal of merging with this Center is to offer more than just relaxation, but feeling good as well. In the future, I look forward to working alongside our Associate Clinicians in adding more services of an alternative nature to help our clients live a well rounded, vital life through treating the body as a whole from the inside out.”
Meg is a graduate of Cortiva School of Muscle Therapy, graduating with highest honors. She has been practicing for 9 years. She believes that we should nurture our own body-mind-soul connection before we can take care of others. Meg is passionate about being a massage therapist and feels blessed to be a part of helping people define their personal wellness goals with the intent to live their best life. Meg’s bodywork style is “therapeutic”. She will work with you to create a custom massage treatment plan with a goal of bringing healing and relief from any aliments and balance back to the mind-body-soul connection . Meg is trained in many massage modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, PNF stretching, pre-natal, myo-fascial release, hot stone, effleurage as well as reiki and reflexology therapy.
When Meg is not massaging, she enjoys spending time with family, her dog Frankie, and connecting with nature. Meg can often be found in the kitchen whipping up something. She loves to create and cook and share with the people she loves.
“I am a very caring person with a strong belief in the the spiritual-body-mind-soul connection. I studied health and nutrition years ago in college which served as great foundation when I enrolled in massage school. I am amazed by our phenomenal bodies and its ability to heal when given the right tools. My passion and empathic personality set me apart from other massage therapists. I listen and take the time to know and remember my clients because I truly care and feel blessed to have been given the skills to allow me to do this work. My heart is filled with love for all people and having a career where I am able to help people feel better and achieve improved wellness is not “rewarding work” but fuel for my soul. I am excited to be joining the Well of Life because I like what the center stands for and it is important to surround myself with people who share similar values.”
Well Spa Esthetician
Andrea comes to Well Spa & Fitness with 11 years of experience as a licensed Esthetician. Andrea graduated from The Vision Academy in Allentown, PA in 2006. She has a passion for healthy skin along with advancing skin care technology, not only for herself, but for others as well. She believes in personalized treatment plans and products that produce proven results. She also believes a regimented skin care routine that includes home maintenance in combination with facial services delivers the best outcome.
“Let me help you feel good about the skin you’re in.”
Pilates and Ballet Instructor
Sharon began working at the Well of Life Center in August of 2015 as a Ballet Barre and Mat Pilates instructor. She trained at Bravo! Dance in Wilkes-Barre, PA under the direction of Trinette Singleton, formerly of Joffrey Ballet. Sharon has a B.A. degree in Performing Arts with a focus in Ballet from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA. She has performed with Roxey Ballet, Repertory Dance Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, and Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. In 2014, Sharon received her Pilates Mat Certification from the Kane School offsite campus in Doylestown, PA under the training of Barbi Fury.
“I enjoy working with people of all ages to improve their quality of movement and to obtain a more balanced muscular recruitment pattern.”
Barbi loves working with clients at all levels, from beginner through advanced, but her specialty is working with the injured client, whether that client is dealing with a chronic physical condition or more recent acute injury. She enjoys the challenge of evaluating the physical body when it is not working in an efficient and balanced fashion, and then devising a plan that will help to stabilize, strengthen, and regain healthy functional movement to the injured area and balance to the whole body.
Barbi Fury was trained and fully certified through the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City and holds additional certifications in Prenatal Pilates, Pilates and Osteoporosis, and Post-Surgical Breast Cancer Pilates. Class sizes are kept small to allow for more personal experience and a deeper connection to the body and the core principles of the Pilates method. Her understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and common injuries will make even the most hesitant client feel confident that they can have a safe movement experience while building strength, balance, coordination, and body awareness during a class or private session.
“I love being able to witness the profound changes that happen with a consistent Pilates practice, both physically and emotionally, as clients begin to realize the beautiful strength and balance that they possess within.”
Tanya first came to yoga looking for a different form of exercise and quickly realized it is so much more. After practicing yoga, she noticed she did feel stronger, but also lighter and at peace. No other form of exercise gave her that. She wanted to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga, and took the 200 hour Yoga Alliance-approved teacher training under the direction of Elle Kaplan, and actually began teaching two months into the training.
Tanya teaches from a place of fun and caring. She begins with the foundation and builds the pose from the ground up, focusing on alignment, the breath, and finding the balance between effort and ease.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to teach yoga to others so that they too may feel stronger, more flexible, balanced, and at peace.”