Healing From the Core®
Certified Practitioners & Certified Master Practitioners
Certified Practitioners in the Southeast (United States)
Staci has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and is a nationally certified and Georgia state licensed occupational therapist. She is diplomate certified in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and a Certified Master Practitioner of Distance Healing From the Core®.
Staci has been practicing manual therapy for 20 years and currently has an active private practice offering services to populations of all ages and diagnoses.
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She is also employed with a local children’s hospital providing therapy services in NICU, PICU, inpatient rehabilitation, and Day Rehabilitation settings. Staci enjoys incorporating Healing from the Core® principles and explorations into therapy sessions as well as her private life.
Karen is a holistic physical therapist and massage therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is owner of Phoenix Infinity, LLC in Arlington, Virginia.
Her practice combines traditional orthopaedic techniques with craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, and visceral manipulation.
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She implements Healing from the Core® principles and explorations during her sessions. Her passion is to assist people in returning to their true selves, helping them remember their essence and joy.
Karen’s love for nature and animals keeps her grounded and connected to the present moment, deepening her spiritual path.
Christi is a massage therapist with over 12 years of experience. She is the owner of Collaborative Healing and Consulting in Reston, Virginia. Her practice combines craniosacral therapy and lymph drainage therapy.
She enjoys helping clients learn to hear and listen to the messages from their deep inner wisdom. She has been involved with the Healing From the Core® Program since 2004 and brings over 20 years of teaching experience to the presenter role.
Richard has been actively engaged with HFC since 2000. He is currently a Martha Beck Life Coach in Training and has been involved with Mankind Project since 2006.
His background is in science and engineering and he has a PhD in Physics from Purdue University. His last “job” was as a Director in a large defense contractor.
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His background in the business and engineering worlds and his experience as a husband and father provide a unique perspective on applying the Five Principles to work and family.
This ability to bridge the worlds of commerce and healing is especially helpful to men who are looking for an internal compass to help them navigate in a world that is changing at an extraordinary rate.
Healing From the Core® Instructor
Joanna is a Healing From the Core® Certified Instructor who believes in the human potential to live lovingly with oneself, other beings, and the planet. Joanna’s background in somatic movement and bodywork, and her lifelong devotion to growth and discovery, enables participants in her classes to find the doorway into healing for themselves. She brings compassion, warmth and ease to the experience of coming into full body presence. Joanna’s roots in the rural South add a depth and richness from her own personal experience that assists others to feel safe to explore new boundaries and develop life-enhancing skills.
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“Joanna is a wonderful presence in every way; she embodies the principles of Healing from the Core with such grace.”
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“Joanna creates an extremely safe space that allows participants to open up, go deep, share and bond. She is superb at sensing when each person is at their edge – and where they need to be working – as she assists them to move forward in their own way, at their own pace.”
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When she is not teaching, Joanna maintains a private practice as an occupational therapist using CranioSacral therapy, Lymph Drainage therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Sensory Integration, and Body-Mind Centering(SM) to work with children and adults. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 1994 and from the School of Body-Mind Centering, founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in 1989. She is a Registered Movement Therapist with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association and a licensed massage therapist. For more information and to contact her, please visit her website at Body Map Skills. Email Joanna or visit her IAHP profile.
Kim R. Keifrider describes herself as an adventurer, whether it is traveling to foreign lands to study deep in the jungle or the Andes with native shamans, or assisting clients in the exploration of their healing process.
She has pursued many paths of physical medical, multidimensional, herbal, and healing modalities, including Healing From The Core, to more fully meet clients in their need and desire for enhance physical, mental, and spiritual well being.
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She initially was drawn to the work of physical therapy in high school, as an avid competitor in field hockey and track and field, realizing the impact of injuries upon performance. Her curiosity expanded as she traveled and backpacked throughout the world, interacting with indigenous cultures, with a greater understanding of healing as more than just the physical form.
Ms. Keifrider obtained her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She has over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist encompassing the areas of acute care, rehab, long term care, outpatient, school/pediatric, and private practice.
With over 30 years experience in complementary therapies, she is also a Diplomate level Certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Certified Teaching Assistant in Craniosacral Therapy, and a Certified Presenter for the Craniosacral Overview and Introductory Workshops through the Upledger Institute, and hold a certificate in Fundamentals of Herbalism.
Ms. Keifrider began a private practice in order to embrace the growing segment of the population who seek deeper understanding of their own health issues and have a willingness to participate actively with a therapist to achieve higher levels of personal well being.
She sees clients of all ages, infants to adults.
For more information, visit her IAHP Profile.
Carole is a NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and owner of Carole Lilly Massage in Sylva, NC.
She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Auburn University and is the Business and Marketing Instructor at the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville NC.
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Her practice combines Esalen massage, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy. During sessions, she integrates Healing From the Core® principles and explorations.
Her passion is in being curious and open to discovery, holding a therapeutic space as people connect more deeply with themselves.
Some of Carole’s favorite ways to stay grounded and present are walking in nature, puzzles, swimming, gardening, singing and massage.
Email Carole or call 828-507-9581.
Carrie is a licensed Mental health counselor, licensed Massage therapist, and technique certified CranioSacral Therapist. She is the owner of Centerpointe Counseling & Recovery of Sarasota, Florida.
She combines counseling skills, CranioScaral therapy, and Healing from the Core® explorations and principles in her sessions.
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Clients struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues are helped to reconnect with their body and return to a balanced state of being.
Carrie loves long walks in nature to keep herself grounded and present in the therapy sessions and daily life.
She resides in Sarasota, Florida. Email Carrie or call (941) 915-8167.
Cari Greywolf Rowan, MA, LMT, CST specializes in helping people find relief from pain, stress and discomfort.
She is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist (techniques level), and New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.
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She also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with post-graduate training in addictions and trauma recovery, and has 10 years experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings as a Certified Addictions Counselor.
With over 25 years experience in alternative and traditional therapies encompassing the physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual components of healing and recovery, Cari brings a solid, compassionate and grounded presence to each of her clients.
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Healing From the Core® Instructor (Retired)
Angela believes in the power of the human spirit to create a world-wide connection of love and compassion. Her goal as an HFC Instructor was to "share the profound and powerful course principles and techniques that support creating this healthy connection."
Angela maintains a private practice integrating skills from her occupational therapy and sensory integration background, CranioSacral and SomatoEmotional Release therapy, Lymph Drainage and Reiki.
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Her practice includes all ages. Formerly a pediatric occupational therapist, she worked extensively with a wide range of pediatric diagnoses, primarily autism.
Having raised four children of her own, she has developed a deep and compassionate understanding of the tenderness in a child’s heart.
She provides a strong, grounded, steady therapeutic presence that creates a safe environment for her clients to connect with their deepest healing potential.
Angela truly walks her talk. As a Healing from the Core® Certified Instructor, Angela skillfully guided others through this deeply transformative process. Drawing from her personal healing journey of recovery from PTSD, Angela has refined her experience to provide an expertise that touches everyone. Angela has a way of connecting with her students through real life experiences that both clarify concepts and enhance the student’s own healing process. She brings laughter, movement and her experience as an OTA to create a rich and meaningful environment for the entire group.
Angela is an excellent teacher who...
“Angela is an excellent teacher who shares her heart and soul so openly and generously. In doing so, she creates an environment that is nurturing and safe, where each of us feel comfortable to share our hearts as well. What a gift!”
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“Angela is very knowledgeable about the curriculum and she inspired me to continue the journey to find the true me.”
Gillian is a holistic physical therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She works with pediatic clients as a contractor at New Beginning Pediatric Rehab, and sees adults through her practice Inner Connections LLC.
She incorporates manual physical therapy techniques with cranialSacral therapy, visceral and neural manipulation, myofascial release, and Healing from the Core®.
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Gillian enjoys incorporating Healing from the Core principles and explorations into therapy sessions as well as her private life. She loves to spend time with friends and family and to be in nature to keep herself grounded and present for both therapy sessions and daily life.
Email Gillian or call 301-535-8540.
Bobbi is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 33 years of experience. She works with a variety of children, infants with feeding issues, autism spectrum, neurological issues, and more.
She incorporates Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) in pediatrics, sensory processing activities, and observes physical reflexes.
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Bobbi works with adults as well as infants and children as a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy, visceral manipulation, and lymph drainage.
She incorporates Healing From the Core® into all aspects of her practice, and has marveled at how HFC changes the lives of those whom she has encouraged to incorporate HFC principles into their daily lifestyles.
Bobbi greatly enjoys her work and loves to make a connection with her patients to empower them and explore what else will make a positive difference in their lives.
Jan Yates is a Certified CranioSacral therapist with over 15 years of experience. She is the owner of Cherokee Health Systems in Tysons Corner.
Her practice includes cranioSacral therapy, lymph drainage and SomatoEmotional Release.
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Jan works with clients of all ages, from infancy to the elderly, and she often works with soldiers with PTSD.
Jan is driven to help her clients return to their healthiest selves, living from the truest nature of their being.
To rejuvenate her own spirit, Jan enjoys walking in nature and a round of golf.
Dr. Joel Ying, MD, is a physician that integrates the embodiment of Healing from the Core® into his practice of traditional and alternative medicine, craniosacral therapy, and healing sessions.
He lives and works in Naples, Florida, and offers in-person and TeleHealth distance sessions.
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As a Storytelling Artist, he brings the healing art of storytelling into his teachings and sessions. In a world of touch-deficit, stories touch us. When we transform our stories, we transform our lives.
Every January, Dr. Joel Ying and Suzanne Scurlock co-teach the Healing From the Core®: Release & Renewal workshop using embodiment, storytelling, and Native American teachings to connect to and manifest intentions for the New Year.
Find him online at JoelYing.com.