COVID POLICY: Now that the state mask mandates have been lifted we are leaving it
up to parents to decide if they want to mask their child and themselves or not. 

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Diane Rooney

Rev. Dr. Diane Rooney, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), licensed acupuncturist,  reiki master, licensed massage therapist, board certified herbologist, certified aromatherapist, and nationally certified reflexologist.  She is ordained as an interspiritual minister, is a second year dean at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and holds a doctorate of ministry in Taoism and Self-Healing Practices. 

Diane has a background in working in Pediatric Oncology/Hematology providing acupuncture and integrative healthcare to patients and their families as well as the staff at both St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in New Jersey and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

Before moving to Santa Fe, NM, Diane had been a senior faculty member at Tri-State college of Acupuncture as well as an independent teacher of the Eastern healing techniques and Taoism for over 20 years.

Diane has her own private acupuncture practice and is a full professor at Southwest College of Acupuncture in Santa Fe, NM. She holds the 2014 award for Worldwide Leader in Health Care, Top Integrative Acupuncturist. She is co-author to many books and research articles on the effectiveness of Chinese Medicine. Her passion is teaching self-healing techniques which include qi gong, breathwork, meditation, visualization, reiki, chakra healing, mental color therapy and internal alchemy. 

Meet Our Teachers

Helen Young

Helen Young, ERYT 200 and CYKT, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she teaches yoga to kids 5-14 years of age in a public school teaching 600 + kids a week adding up to over 1,000 hours of teaching experience. She has been an educator for nearly two decades. A graduate with a BS in elementary education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, she is an elementary educator with a PE endorsement, currently teaching PE and yoga at a public school in Santa Fe. She also has a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University in New Orleans.

                        

She is also on the faculty for the Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute where she guides mindful movement for adults on mindfulness retreats for educators. She also has obtained her SEL certificate through Breathe for Change, she has more tools to bring mindfulness and yoga to children and families. Helen’s ever-present passion for social justice was fueled even more after studying and receiving her certificate in Race and Equity in Yoga from Kelley Palmer through Accessible Yoga. The inner peace and compassion that comes from the mind, body, spirit connection of yoga can also be a vehicle for justice in the world in a peaceful way.

                        

She loves sharing yoga with kids to help them connect with their bodies and to help them really find a connection and wonder in the divine machine of the human body. . She also loves giving them the tools to calm themselves — tools they can take with them throughout their entire lives. Kids and adults need yoga now, at this time, on our planet more than ever. When there is chaos outside, we need to be the peace in the world. It works from the inside out. “This is my dharma, my path.”

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Abby

Abby is an Art Therapist/Counselor in New Mexico and Colorado offering natural and holistic practices through her private practice and groups. She has a love for working with children and teenagers and showing that the healing power of art is for anyone and everyone

 

Her artist journey started in undergraduate with a degree in Fine Arts Painting at RMCAD  out of Denver, and moved her to receive her masters and certificate in Children’s Mental Health at SWC here in Santa Fe. 

Her most recent art practice has involved knitting, natural dying, painting and multimedia work. All have helped reconnect her with her inner meditative being and practice.

Jessica Ryan Reeves

Jessica believes in the power of heart-centered authentic communication. When we feel safe in the world, humankind’s potential for connection is unmatched. She believes that through movement and expression of your story you can shift your perspective. New perspectives inspire positive change, which allows old patterns to unwind. This is important because isolation, uncertainty, and fatigue are tied to stuck configurations in the body. Freeing yourself from such patterns gives you more access to your potential; physically, mentally, and spiritually.

 

 

Jessica graduated from Naropa University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Somatic Psychology and Environmental Studies. She attended Brian Utting School of Massage and specializes in Shiatsu, Craniosacral, and Abdominal work. She is passionate about continuing education and has completed workshops in embodiment practices such as Hakomi and 5 Rhythms dance. She is a non-violent communication practitioner and holds a certificate in Mediation from UNM School of Law. She is a Mother, a Lover, a Partner, a Friend who believes we are all being called forth to connect to new ways of being.

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Elisheva

Elisheva is the Goddess of Transformation and a heart-based facilitator using sound, movement, and art to inspire and access deep love, joy, and the power to live freely. She offers heart wisdom, peace, and tools for joyful living via lectures, performances, and various platforms for the voice. 

 

Elisheva is the creator of HeartMoves™, a system of transformation through sound facilitating Connection, Creativity, and Vision. She is also the creator of Be Tao Now ~ I Ching Drumming for Triumphant Living!,™ the 1st life empowering mindfulness app using drum rhythms to help you access your own inner guidance system, meditate, and shift your vibe. 

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Rae

Paula Rae is the fitness trainer you want in your life- experienced, honest, sincere, and with energy to share. Getting motivated can be the toughest part of any workout or lifestyle change- Paula Rae knows this first hand as she has worked through physical and mental roadblocks to get where she is today. Her love of dance and yoga, and teaching others to find rhythm and freedom in their own bodies inspired her to reroute her life and pursue additional training, making fitness her chosen career. She loves to see her clients get stronger and gain confidence, discover themselves and their natural power anew- at any age, from any starting point. Paula Rae is a certified yoga teacher with over 500 hours of classes under her belt and multiple styles to offer, as well as a certified personal trainer through the National Federation of Personal Trainers.

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Nicole

Nicole brings a lifelong passion for movement to every class that she teaches. She believes that movement has the ability to tap us into an inner strength that goes beyond just the physical. A solid movement practice trains us to be strong and balanced — physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 

 

Over the last 10 years, Nicole has taught indoor cycling for SoulCycle, megaformer strength training for [solidcore], Zumba, hip hop dance fitness, and Les Mills BodyPump. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Maryland and has been dancing since the age of 5. CD

Kitty

Kitty Ballard-Ryan values creating a foundation of calm, healthy coping skills in our little ones. She was born in Santa Monica, CA, the fifth of ten children! She has been practicing yoga since 2002, has a BFA in fine art, a BA in biology, was an arts educator, and is now a realtor in Santa Fe, NM. Kitty completed the 200 hour Yoga certification with Yoga Renew. 

She has a passion for teaching yoga to adults and little ones ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Doello

Deollo Johnson is an accomplished martial artist, healer, professional dancer, international teacher and performer, energy practitioner, author, and facilitator.

 

The dance part of his decades-long engagement in the movement arts have included studying West African dance, capoeira, Urban Contemporary Dance (his name for house, hip hop and other club styles), Afro-Cuban, Afro-Haitian, modern, jazz, Latin dance forms, and circus arts (aerial lyra, aerial fabric, stilt walking).

 

The martial arts part of his training has included studying several combat systems: Tang Soo Do, jujistu, western boxing, muay thai, Tae Kwon Do, escrima, aikido, wing chun, capoeira, and others.

 

Deollo has done different types of meditation, energy healing, and energy cultivation practices for many years, including becoming a certified Medical Qigong Teacher by Master Shou Liang, author of Qigong Empowerment, practicing the Daoist Energy Cultivation methods put forth by Mantak Chia for over 25 years, and becoming a certified Level 1 Brain Gym practitioner.

 

He also facilitates diversity awareness and leadership development trainings, does motivational speaking, and engages in creative expression and art in a myriad of forms—through writing, drawing, painting, movement, music, speaking, singing, teaching.

 

He is the author/creator of womb words: gentle, loving communications for developing humans in utero (www.wombwords.com), a work and protocol designed to assist in infusing high vibrational energies during gestation for the new human and the parent(s).

 

A “multidisciplinary educator” committed to wholeness and total, multidimensional fitness, Deollo studies and practices principles of peak performance, essential nutrition, supreme health, vitality, longevity, cleansing and healing on all levels.

 

Deollo’s life design is centered around his “prime directive”: personal transformation and accelerated evolution for himself—and thus for humanity, this precious planet, and beyond.

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Zach

Zacharia Grace is a Reiki Master, flute player and Massage Therapist in Santa Fe. He infuses flute with reiki healing energy to help align and balance the chakras. Families that experience this will have some profound healing in mind, body and soul. He has two children. 

My name is Zachariah, and I have been a massage therapist and energy healer since 2013. ⁣

I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico when I was 8 years old, with my family. ⁣

My mother was a Reiki Master Teacher, and she wanted to surround herself with a community of people who had similar interests. ⁣

A few months after we moved here, my mother tragically died when she was hit by a truck while out walking one night in Eldorado. ⁣

Talk about a life changing experience.. ⁣

In my late teens, I started to develop an interest in personal development, meditation, energy healing, and all things healing arts. ⁣

I decided to go to massage school in 2012, where I took a dual certification program. ⁣

700 hours of massage training, and 100 hours of healing presence intuitive studies. ⁣

I fell in love with the healing arts. ⁣

After graduating from massage school, I decided to learn reiki. ⁣Now I infuse Reiki into my sound healing through flute. 

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