Buffy Owens is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. Her journey with the Feldenkrais Method® and Meditation began in the early 1990's. During that same time, she was introduced to the idea of using food as medicine and the importance of Community Supported Agriculture.
Today, Buffy has a steadfast passion for helping people to move beyond pain and into a life that fills them up — from the inside and out!
Most of the people that she works with have been suffering from complex pain for so long, that the idea of getting back to living a life they love seems impossible. She helps them to gain the knowledge, skill, and awareness that's necessary to shift from a life of suffering to one of meaning and joy.
Sarah Ferreira is an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She's dedicated to the art and science of cutting-edge nutritional care and to the joyful use of food to nourish and support resilience.
Nourishment takes many forms, one of which is the food that we choose. Through a strengths-based integrative nutrition approach, Sarah helps her clients to learn how to truly nourished themselves to develop a healthy relationship with food and to reclaim their nutritional wellbeing so that they can normalize digestive function and experience more energy and vitality in their lives.
Jon Aaron first came across meditation in the 1970s, and then became more involved with the Insight Meditation community in the late 1990s, studying mindfulness meditation and Buddhism, which have since become central to his life. Along the way, Jon was asked to become a Practice Leader and started formally training to teach.
Jon trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, which has granted him full certification as an MBSR teacher. He has taught over 65 cycles of the seminal curriculum, as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He is a co-founding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative.
Following an interest in working with people struggling with trauma, Jon studied with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which as qualified him as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, having completed the 3 year professional training.
Shivani Jane’s devotion to the healing arts is reflected in her lifetime of study and service in holistic disciplines. Her extensive training in The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic education and Svaroopa Yoga provide gentle holistic approaches that support and optimize the balance of body-mind and complement other health regimens.
With a therapeutic background, Shivani offers many different themes in lessons that embody neuroscience and highlight a natural way to be integrated and whole. The Awareness Through Movement® lessons and Restorative Somatic Yoga classes have creative solutions for students who love to move and love to learn as well as those with common health issues, imbalances, and movement limitations.