Christine Bailey, RMT
Owner, Western Mass Wellness Center
Christine's personal search for health led her to the field of alternative medicine. She quickly had a desire and need to bring wellness, through holistic healing, to the Western MA area.
Christine helps facilitate healing to those individuals who have experienced trauma in their life; especially PTSD, sexual, physical and/or verbal abuse. Her intuitiveness and spiritual insight uncovers the source of many physical/emotional ailments, which assists her clients through the process of healing. Depending on the client and issues, she combines modalities which helps release "issues from the tissues" bringing healing to her clients, sometimes instantaneously. Christine is also a certified reflexologist with the Laura Norman School of Reflexology.
She is an Usui and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher and an Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Master / Instructor. She teaches the various levels of Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) to individuals desiring to broaden their knowledge in the alternative healthcare field. Christine enjoys working with essential oils, homeopathy and giving angel card readings both in person and long distance.
John Coan, M.Ed., LMHC
Integrative Energy Practitioner
John Coan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychology, a Certified Eden Energy Medicine practitioner, and a Certified Psychosynthesis practitioner. He is committed to meeting the challenges of life with compassion and curiosity, and he encourages and invites his clients to do the same.
Deb Gold, M.Ed.
Founder, Celebrate Wellness
Deb overflows with enthusiasm and delight as she blends her professional background of nonprofit management, education and entrepreneurship with her passion for building community around wellness. She’s convinced that if we all continue to improve our individual wellness, and support each other in the process, then we’re better positioned to provide sustainable support to our communities and our planet. A win-win all around!
Steve Gold is an entrepreneur and educator who has researched and taught the psychology of entrepreneurial and innovative behavior to thousands of people globally. He is currently a leadership consultant and founder of a social impact venture based in Amherst, MA.
Anna Maria Irvine, D.C.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
Dr. Anna Maria Irvine helps people release reactivity, pain, and unhelpful habits so they can live a rich, full life. Anna Maria is a chiropractor specializing in gentle mind-body therapies. She is the only Certified NET Practitioner in Western Massachusetts and has more than 20 years of experience using NET. She offers NET, Wellness Support and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at her office in downtown Northampton, MA.
NET is a safe, effective, and natural way to resolve new or long-standing health problems that have a mind-body stress component. NET can help improve many behavioral and physical conditions. NET is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress.
Using NET, we can find stuck, negatively charged response patterns and help you release them quickly and easily. During a NET session, patients either rest comfortably on a massage table or seated. NET deals with the physiology of stressors; you may share as much or as little as you want about the unresolved experiences that may be influencing your daily life. The good news is you can experience immediate results.
NET is not only supported by decades of subjective reports but fMRI brain studies. Your level of stress is reduced because your brain changes! You are able to access the fullness of your authentic self.
Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, RH (AHG), CLC
Herbalist & Life Coach, Sweet Birch Herbals
Owner, Full Moon Ghee
Hannah Jacobson-Hardy is a community herbalist and wellness coach of Sweet Birch Herbals in Ashfield, MA. Hannah offers herbal consultations, custom made formulas and teas, workshops, and a wide variety of products for sale, including Full Moon Ghee at the Tuesday Market in Northampton.
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Fritha Pengelly, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
The Center for Feldenkrais and Movement Arts
Fritha Pengelly is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Certified IOPS Practitioner based in Northampton, MA. In 2013 she graduated from the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY where she studied with director David Zemach-Bersin, Sheryl Field, Anna Johnson, Aliza Stewart, Arlyn Zones, Ruty Bar, Deborah Bowes, and Elizabeth Beringer. She has also had the pleasure of studying with Dr. Jeff Haller, and graduated from Dr. Haller’s first IOPS Academy Graduate Training in May 2017.
Fritha Pengelly has over 30 years of dance and movement experience, and has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2002. She spent seven years (1994-2001) performing and teaching nationally and internationally as a member of the New York City-based Doug Elkins Dance Company, serving as co-rehearsal director from 2000-2001. In addition to her work with the Elkins Company, Fritha has performed with The Chamber Dance Company, David Neumann, and Wire Monkey Dance. Her dances have been performed at several venues in New York City, The Five Colleges in Massachusetts, Northampton, Darien Arts Center (CT), Seattle (WA), Omaha (NE), and at the Inside/Out Series at Jacob’s Pillow.
Fritha received her M.F.A. in dance with a focus on anatomy and physiology from the University of Washington and currently teaches Dance Kinesiology at the Hartt School, University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. She has also taught as a visiting artist at Hampshire College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Bennington College, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University, and Springfield College.
Fritha teaches Awareness Through Movement classes and Functional Integration lessons as well as Dance for Parkinson’s classes in Northampton. MA.
Katie Shults, Yoga Instructor and Wellness Advocate
Build Yoga and Wellness
I am passionate about educating and empowering people with practical tools to reach new levels of wellness and vitality. For over 30 years I have been studying, practicing, and teaching yoga and natural health. Using the tools of plant medicine and supplementation, yoga, meditation, breath work and mindset, I provide doable daily practices to make essential changes that support greater health and happiness. What ever you are working on, I will meet you where you are and provide the individualized support you need to thrive and grow.