Becky Bartells

Certified Massage Therapist

Becky offers Custom Therapeutic Massage based on the unique needs of her clients.  This will likely include Relaxation,  Swedish and Deep Tissue massage as well as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and some Thai massage.  She incorporates moist heat and gentle stretching into most all of her custom massages.  Aromatherapy using White Oak Lavender Farm products or the Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential oils of doTERRA International is also available.

website www.beckybartellscmt.com
facebook www.facebook.com/beckybartellscmt
email beckybartellscmt@gmail.com

Kate Miller

Certified Massage Therapist

Kate provides a gentle approach to massage therapy that begins with deep listening. Practicing an integrative style of bodywork, Kate blends a variety of modalities to best meet the needs of the client. She is passionate about holistic health and caring for the planet. Kate strongly believes in the healing power of touch and yoga to support individuals dealing with loss and grief. In addition to her massage education, Kate has training in trauma healing and resiliency, and has been through a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher training program. She holds a B.A. in Social Work from EMU, and especially enjoys working with people from other cultures.

website www.katemiller.biz
facebook www.facebook.com/katemillerbodywork
email katelynmiller@massagetherapy.com

Mary Pargas

Yoga Therapist
Holistic Coach

Mary Pargas Yoga Therapist and Holistic Coac
Mary has been instructing women’s classes, intensive retreats, and one-on-one therapy for over 15 years. She is a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist (RYT 500), Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor (200 hour) with Advanced Certifications in Vitality and Stress, and Mind and Meditation. She is also a Certified Pregnancy Yoga Instructor as well as a Holistic Coach and Spiritual Guide. Mary holds certifications in CranioSacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupressure, Reiki and other Healing Modalities. Mary has degrees in Applied Health Science with a double major in Education and Public Health and a minor in Biology from Indiana University and University of Louisville.

website www.marystraubpargas.com
email marystraubpargas@gmail.com

Grayson Pritchard

traditional Chinese medicine 
& martial arts

Grayson Pritchard Certified Acupuncturist
Grayson Pritchard offers certified instruction in qi gong, tai chi, ba gua, and xing yi. And coming soon: Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine 

Grayson recently graduated from a four year graduate level acupuncture program and is in the process of getting licensed to practice in Virginia. During his acupuncture training, Grayson studied various arts and techniques including tui na manual therapy, cupping and moxibustion. One of his goals is to help people maintain a level of health that does not require constant doctor visits and prescriptions. Preventative care is one of the many ways in which Chinese medicine helps keep us healthy. Exercises like qi gong and the internal martial arts of tai chi, ba gua, and xing yi are all very effective methods of cultivating good health. A few of the noted benefits of regular practice include:
  • Improvements in muscle strength and coordination 
  • Balance and proprioception 
  • Circulation and immune system function
  • Mental clarity and peace of mind

email stickmangrayson@gmail.com

Suzanne McCahill Perrine

Private Yoga Teacher
Thai Yoga Bodyworker

Suzanne, BA, E-RYT 200, began teaching Yoga in 2005 after over 10 years of teaching ballet and Pilates. Inspired to connect to others in her community and spread the joy and healing potential of yoga, she opened The Center, Harrisonburg’s first dedicated yoga and Pilates studio. After two years of study in the Anusara Yoga tradition with teachers, John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell, Elena Browner, Suzie Hurley, Amy Ippoliti, and Douglas Brooks, Suzanne felt a strong desire to encourage her students to have fun, relax, and enjoy the splendid journey that yoga offers them both on their mats and in their lives.

Her teachings fuse inspirations received from every-day life, poetry, poignant articles, or current events with a solid bio-mechanical awareness and therapeutic alignment based asana. This combination helps students to get in touch with their bodies, replacing discomfort and fear with awareness and love, and elevates their appreciation for their bodies and the full spectrum life’s offerings. Her classes can be uplifting, humorous, and playful, or meditative, internally focused, and subtle. Suzanne is also a registered Thai Yoga Bodyworks teacher and delights in helping others through the powers of touch. She continues to find more joy in her life since discovering Yoga and meditation and sharing it with others. She is also eternally grateful to her husband, children, family, and teachers who have helped to pave this incredibly beautiful path and open doors she never even knew were closed before her yoga practice.

phone 540.383.0438
website www.thecenterdowntown.com

Whitney Erwin

Certified massage therapist 

Whitney Erwin is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist offering healing arts services in Western and Eastern Bodywork with her business, Four Seasons Harmony, at the Ice House Studios. After living in other states and internationally, she is thrilled to return to her hometown community, where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and in the beautiful land of the Shenandoah Valley. 

Her education includes graduating from Crestone Healing Arts Center's massage school, an M.Ed. from Loyola University Maryland, a B.A. with Honors from the Institute of American Indian Arts, a Primary Montessori Diploma for ages 2 1/2-6 years, speaking Spanish and French, and Certifications in Hot Stone, Stone Medicine, Peaceful Touch, and Reiki II. Whitney's professional work experience includes violin performance, organic agriculture, bee-keeping, herbology, pottery, and teaching ESOL. After extensive training in dance and gymnastics from early childhood through adulthood, she fell in love with Yoga fourteen years ago and integrated it into her lifestyle as a regular practice through today. Years of yoga study naturally led her to studies in Ayurveda, the ancient twin healing science of Yoga, and current mentorships with Ayurvedic experts. As she grows in knowledge of Ayurveda, she will be continually expanding her services at Four Seasons Harmony. 

phone 540-383-9589
website www.fourseasonsharmony.com

Deirdre Staton


With 20 years of experience as a therapist, Deirdre (pronounced DEER-dree) blends her training in crisis mental health, trauma work, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Dr. Brené Brown's research on cultivating courage and shame resilience. Clients and colleagues alike describe her as authentic, warm, non-judgmental, compassionate, and validating. Deirdre is passionate about helping women find and align with their best and highest self through:
  • Cultivating greater self-compassion and self-love
  • Learning to move through life with greater intention and purpose rather than impulsively reacting to people and situations or getting swept up in the expectations and agendas of others
  • Practicing strategies to better manage thoughts and emotions
  • Using emotions as a valuable guide
  • Exercising courage and building deeper connections by developing shame resilience
  • Moving beyond the grip of past traumas through Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Actively pursuing a wholehearted and joy-filled life

phone: 540.820.4396
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