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Welcome to the YOGA TREE Wellness Center.

The collective of healing practitioners who work here are passionate about nurturing and honoring each individual we tend. We are dedicated to you in your goals, we are committed to our community and we are grateful to be a part of the sacred practice of helping others find their vitality and peace in the world.

We offer a full spectrum of healing and beauty. Our services include: Acupuncture, Alexander Technique, Mind-Body Coaching, Massage, Nutrition & Integrative Health, Skin and Waxing services and Talk Therapy, we can contribute to your well-being in a variety of ways. We are ready to support you on your healing journey. Browse the Services menu to select the perfect wellness service, and the right practitioner, for you.

The Yoga Tree Wellness Team  are excited to offer up to 20% for Yoga Tree Members* and 10% off for Yoga Tree students** (*Yoga Tree Member = active auto-debit or annual member, **Yoga Tree students = anyone with a current class card or Into Month)

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful center nestled within the Yoga Tree Studio, located in the heart of Hampden !

Acupuncture


Martha R. Rogers, L.Ac, M.Ac.

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Martha R. Rogers, L.Ac, M.Ac.
Full Moon Acupuncture, Founder

Martha Rogers is an integrative acupuncturist and adjunct faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Employing the science and wisdom of Classical Chinese Medicine Martha supports people in recovering their essential vitality, creativity & well-being. Acupuncture, a nature based medicine,  heals physical pain, chronic conditions and bestows resilience with the unfolding of life. Martha specializes in working with people who have PTSD, anxiety, & depression.  In addition to practicing acupuncture and teaching at MUIH, Martha has been a yoga and meditation instructor since 2001. She is a gifted practitioner committed to helping others live more generative, vibrant and fulfilling lives.

20% for Yoga Tree Members* and 10% off for Yoga Tree students**

Full Moon Acupuncture Accepts CareFirst & Cigna Health Insurance.


Contact Martha at (410) 570-6542  fullmoonacupuncture@gmail.com or visit http://www.fullmoonacu.com to learn more.

Massage


Jes Raschella, LMT

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I am a national and Maryland state certified licensed massage therapist specializing in relaxation and therapeutic massage. My heartfelt interest is in encouraging qi movement with acupressure, connection to heartbeat, breath work, & stretching.  trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofacial Release, Reflexology, & Cupping Therapy. Certified in Pregnancy Massage and have assisted many expectant mothers in the Baltimore area through all stages of their pregnancies from preconception through induction to postnatal care.

For more information, to ask questions, or to schedule an appointment,
call 
443-831-8189 or visit www.jesraschella.com.

Live Well be Well

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Kate Fleming, RMP and Jonathan Hancock, RMP
Integrative Massage and Wellness. 

This Maryland State Certified and Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist duo co-founded Live Well Be Well in 2012 after graduating from the local Baltimore School of Massage. They have a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, and advanced bodywork and massage techniques, and they consistently expand their knowledge via continuing education classes.Their work combines manual and energetic techniques, and is inspired by both the artistic and scientific aspects of massage therapy.

Kate and Jonathan offer a variety of massage treatment options focused on reducing many types of chronic or acute physical discomforts. They have found themselves especially drawn to working with injury recovery and athletes. Wellness plans can be designed with both short and long term goals to ensure successful results. Customized aromatherapy, hot or cold stone therapy, and cupping therapy are also offered to enhance the body's ability to achieve balance.

The ultimate force behind this foundation is an incomparable passion to share the gift of healing, and to support each individual in their unique mission towards wellness and harmony.

For more details on massage package discounts, or to book an appointment online, please visit www.livewellbewell.massagetherapy.com
We can be contacted at livewellbewell.massage@gmail.com
or 443-531-8743

Molly Farwell, LMT

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Molly is a Maryland-licensed massage therapist (LMT) and certified practitioner of Integrative ReflexologyⓇ, graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute, in Silver Spring, MD. Prior to beginning her studies in massage, she came from a background in immigration legal work and advocacy, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Her training includes over 100 hours of study and practice in trauma-informed client services within and beyond the bodywork field.

Molly's approach to massage is gentle, slow, and responsive to each individual's needs. This approach is often effective for relieving stress-related tension and chronic pain. She is highly proficient in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage techniques, and has introductory training in myofascial release, Shiatsu massage, aromatherapy, the TragerⓇ approach, and yoga therapy. Her detailed knowledge of anatomy and familiarity with both manual and movement-based modalities informs her assessment of each individual's case.

Molly's bodywork sessions provide a safe and judgment-free space for relaxation and healing to occur. She welcomes people of all backgrounds, bodies, and genders.

443-380-3886
farewell.lmt@gmail.com
mollyfarwell.com

Esthetics / Skin & Beauty


Rebecca Ostroski

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15% off for Yoga Tree Members; 10% for students on services. Not applicable to packages or current promotions.
Visit www.hotwaxbaltimore.com, or call (443) 500-1190

Tamera Monroe

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Tamera has been a licensed esthetician and make-up artist for twenty seven years. She apprenticed under the late Pattea Saxton at Stars Salon in Mt. Washington. Tamera’s love for esthetics and beauty started at a very young age and she loves to share her knowledge and support women not only in looking better, but in feeling better. Her menu of services include facials, microdermabrasion, waxing and makeup artistry.

20% for Yoga Tree Members* and 10% off for Yoga Tree students**

(410) 917-7546 or tamerabeauty@aol.com.

Talk Therapy


Claudia Harding

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I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing in the field of mental health for over 15 years. My concentrations include treatment of mood disorders, relationship difficulties, and life coaching. In addition to private practice, I’m on the faculty in the Family Medicine Residency Program at MedStar Franklin Square Hospital and Georgetown University School of Medicine, where I teach medical students and residents about the integration of mental health, wellness, and health behavior change into primary care.

The fundamental philosophy of my teaching and practice is that people are inherently capable of change. I believe that with mindfulness and support there is limitless opportunity for one’s growth and development. In my experience, I have found that by helping clients increase their awareness of themselves, their interactions with others,and the behaviors that inhibit functioning, they are able to identify and utilize their core strengths and create for themselves a happier and more balanced life.

My approach to treatment includes both cognitive and behavioral methods. Therapy is an interactive and collaborative process and clients are encouraged to actively participate. I create a safe and judgment free environment where clients can gain insight and awareness and focus on solutions.

For more information about rates and scheduling please do not hesitate to contact me directly at
(410) 303-4094 or claudiaharding@aol.com.

Kara Ker

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years experience in supporting people of all ages navigate both distressing and exciting life transitions. I believe that to achieve true wellness and find balance in life, it is necessary to attend to the body, mind, heart and spirit. I also believe that everyone has inherent strength to achieve great potential by overcoming life’s most difficult challenges and healing from painful experiences.

Whether you are seeking a shorter term “tune-up” or a longer therapeutic relationship, I am here to support you. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, depending on an individual’s needs and goals: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and (shorter term) solution-focused brief therapy. Together, we will explore your values, hopes and expectations as they relate to your therapeutic goals.

For more information about rates and scheduling, please contact me directly at
410-258-0519 or at 
kara.ker@aol.com
(Most health insurance accepted)

Alexander Technique


 

Sarah Ittmann Leite

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The Alexander Technique is a mind and body re-education process, which restores poise of the body and improvement of posture.

During a typical lesson I will use the combination of my hands gently guiding your body coupled with verbal directions to lead you to a new experience in basic movements such as sitting, standing, lifting objects, walking, breathing and more. I have enjoyed working with dancers, yogis and athletes, students, singers and musicians, and anyone searching for greater ease in movement and activity. Small changes and deeper awareness will undo tension or pain accumulated from old injuries or hours of stooped posture in daily activities.

In a series of lessons we can retrieve the natural way your body can move.  The way that I teach each student varies. For each individual I will identify pathways of understanding that allow you to retrieve this new pattern when you move through your daily activities, hobbies, or performance in your professional life. Many students will bring in their musical instrument, or I will meet them in their car, or set up a work station. This creates an opportunity to see what is really happening, and then adjust how daily tasks are effecting body posture and mechanics. Some of the most simple changes can release the biggest obstacles and move us towards freedom of movement. Students report: less neck and back pain, better rest at night, more range of motion in their movement and more resonant sound from their instrument.

Sarah Ittmann Leite - Sarah is a graduate of AT MidAtlantic and teaches the Alexander Technique in Baltimore City. She is a current member the American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher.  Sarah teaches private and group lessons at Yoga Tree Top.

As well as teaching the Alexander Technique, Sarah is the owner and senior yoga teacher at Yoga Tree. She co-leads the Yoga Teacher Training there and brings into all aspects of her work and life a curiosity for how we can move, communicate, and live with more ease. She is a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health, a wife and a mother. She has found that the Alexander Technique supports these roles and looks forward to working with you to uncover greater ease in your daily life.

Lessons are 45 minutes long and cost $60.
20% for Yoga Tree Members* and 10% off for Yoga Tree students**

Sarah can be reached at
sarahittmann@gmail.com.