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 to 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.

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


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


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.

Kristine Shaw Southern, L.Ac, MTCM

Kristine Shaw Southern, L.Ac, MTCM

Kristine received her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA in 2013.  As a post-grad, she earned a certificate of apprenticeship in Sports Medicine and Pain Management Acupuncture with Whitfield Reaves, L.Ac.  Her professional experience in integrative medicine includes advanced manual therapy,  acupuncture,  trigger point and electroacupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, and essential oil therapy.

Kristine offers a multidisciplinary approach to promoting wellness and symptom relief.  She draws upon her years of clinical experience and her passion for restorative medicine to develop effective courses of treatment.  She successfully treats a variety of conditions, including: musculoskeletal disorders, myofascial and trigger point pain, neurological and degenerative conditions, autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, mood disorders and stress related conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia, and women’s health including menopausal and fertility issues.  Kristine is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California and a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland.

To schedule an appointment, c
ontact Kristine at www.thehouseofwellness.com


Live Well be Well

Jonathan Hancock, RMP
Integrative Massage and Wellness. 

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

Jonathan offers a variety of massage treatment options focused on reducing many types of chronic or acute physical discomforts. He has found himself 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

Esthetics / Skin & Beauty

Tamera Monroe

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.


Cherry-Lee Ward

Cherry-Lee Ward is a contemporary shaman and healer, passionately pursuing a lush expression of the divine feminine in her own life and in the world round her. She weaves her own inquiry, experience and understanding into her work with clients. Supporting them through deep soul work using shamanic techniques like soul retrieval and illumination. Bringing their body and energy field into balance with energy medicine - leaving those who work with her aligned and clear, knowing their own beauty and wisdom, as they step more fully into their own life. Manifesting with more ease and accessing greater joy.
Cherry-Lee is certified in Healing Touch through the Healing Touch Program. She has received rites and became a certified Master Practitioner in Energy Medicine and Luminous Healing (Shamanic Healing) through the Light Body School with Alberto Violdo. Since completing these programs she spent a year studying the feminine spiral at the Glastonbury Goddess Temple. Cherry-Lee has had a private practice in the Baltimore area for 12 years and has a thriving practice seeing clients in person and through distance sessions. Go to Cherry-LeeWard.com to learn more.

10% first visit discount for Yoga Tree Members*

(443) 834-3424 or CLWardHT@me.com.

Talk Therapy

Claudia Harding

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.

Erin Atkinson, LCSW-C

In therapy, Erin offers a non-judgmental, safe space where you can unapologetically be yourself.  Her expertise is in treating trauma, specifically family and intimate partner abuse, resolving anxiety, depression, and self-doubt that may arise during life transitions, and exploring the role of substances in one’s life.  She has a broad range of knowledge and experience, which will allow her to support you through your life’s challenges.

Erin’s approach combines insight-oriented talk therapy with mind-body focused interventions such as mindfulness, meditation, and somatic components.  Together, you will practice skills to help you foster resilience and overcome adversity by learning to connect to and express your authentic self.

Erin is a Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical. She obtained her Masters of Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  She has advanced training in the treatment of trauma from the Ferentz Institute, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Bodywise Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the body’s unique role in healing.

Many insurances are accepted, please inquire at (443) 990-1471 or erinatkinsonlcswc@gmail.com.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” -Marianne Williamson

Kara Ker

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 
(Most health insurance accepted)

Alexander Technique


Sarah Ittmann Leite


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