who we are
 

Alexis J. Cunningfolk

Alexis J. Cunningfolk (she/they) is an intersectional herbalist, magickal mentor, and weaver of remedies at Worts + Cunning Apothecary. She helps folks radically re-enchant their lives through herbal medicine and magickal arts.


As a queer nonbinary womxn of mix-d heritage, she revels in the powerful intersections of ancestral wisdom, social justice, and plant healing. She offers online and in-person classes, including The Lunar Apothecary and The Tarot Apothecary, as well as free resources on her blog, and magickal insight through her newsletter. Her newest in-person offering is The Plant Sabbat at the beautiful Delta Mind Body Center in the Southside Park neighborhood of Sacramento. You’ll find Alexis most often on instagram, taking photos of tea and waxing poetically about life as a witch.

Ann Sibbet

Practicing and Teaching Therapeutic Massage and BodyWork since 1985 brings a wealth of information into Ann’s Integrative Movement Classes. Studies ranging from Hanna Somatics, Pilates Mat, several disciplines with small therapy equipment including  Yamuna Body Rolling, Melt, PT exercise inform her Integrative movement classes. Ann is a licensed GYROKINESIS® instructor since 2007, and GYROTONIC® instructor since 2010.

For More Information: https://www.itlcofsac.com

Anne-Christin Trost PhD,
Certified Massage Therapist

My comprehensive training at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, CA has offered me a valuable education related to whole mind-body healing and has equipped me with a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, prenatal massage, deep tissue, relaxation, hot stone, and cupping. I've experienced the transformative nature of massage for myself and now dedicate myself to this profession following a stressful corporate job. When I'm not in the massage studio, you might see me running or walking around Sacramento, in yoga class, or browsing yard sales for vintage finds. 

I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation to new clients about how I can individualize their massage experience. I look forward to hearing from you!

Contact:

phone: 916.800.7766

email: trost@massagetherapy.com

website: http://trost.massagetherapy.com

Ariana Lozano

My name is Ariana, pronouns they/them/their, and I identify as a trans-queer/non-binary Latinx. I am drawn to the restorative powers of yin yoga because it provides the opportunity to align the physical, emotional, and spiritual Self. As a teacher, I aim to provide a safe and nurturing holding environment for my students to explore their relationship with their intuition and body.

 

When not on the mat, I am growing my private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist and planning community-based workshops. My life’s purpose is to provide safe healing spaces for marginalized folks to be seen, heard, centered, and respected. As such, all of my community offerings center gender minorities, sexual minorities, and/or people of color.

 

Please visit my website for contact information and a (mostly) Sacramento-based POC Mental Health Provider Directory. You can also choose to follow me on Instagram or connect with me on Facebook.

Cara Arndorfer PhD
Psychologist + iRest Yoga Nidra 

The common thread between my psychotherapy practice and my meditation classes is presence. I offer experiences that allow myself and others to be present to their lived experiences with kindness, intention, and honesty. This kind of life is not easy for most of us, but I believe we can bear it more easily together. 

As a psychologist, I focus on collaborating together to identify and cultivate lived values and presence in all the moments of our lives. I use approaches that are tailored to your needs and include fostering connection, building on your existing strengths, and honoring all the identities you hold. There is a great inner resource that can help us to face the challenges of life, and I interweave somatic approaches to help you tap into your well of inner wisdom and strength. More info here

As a meditation facilitator, I invite you to experience deep restoration while you meet whatever arises with presence, curiosity, and awareness. I offer Integrative Restoration (iRest®) meditation classes and private sessions to guide this process of self-inquiry and to allow your body/mind to experience integration and wholeness. Find class schedule here

I look forward to hearing from you!

Psychotherapy Services:

phone: 530.302.5030

email: dr.cara.arndorfer@gmail.com

iRest Yoga Nidra:

phone: 916.800.7766

email: interiorlifeyoga@gmail.com

website: http://interiorlifeyoga.com

Integrative Restoration Institute: https://www.irest.us

Catherine la O', RYT 500

When I started my Yoga practice in 2001, it did not have the public’s attention like it does today. I came to the practice with a limited understanding of what it was. At the time, I had no physical exercise or spiritual practice. I was at a place in my life where I wanted something different, but didn’t know what or how to figure it out. I felt apathetic. A friend recommended that I try Yoga.” During my first class I felt very uncomfortable and out of place. Everyone else in the room seemed to move so easily through the poses, while I struggled, not only to move but to understand what the teacher was asking us to do. Regardless, I liked the idea of having a physical activity that was more than just a workout. I liked how the teacher encouraged us to be patient with ourselves and guided us to be curious about the sensations in our body as opposed to pushing it or being upset with it for what it wasn’t. This really spoke to me as I was someone who carried around the burden of a negative self-image. My Yoga practice gave me the space to question and explore the old and unhelpful patterns in which I was living. As my body opened, my mind followed. As my muscles started to transform and change, so did my perspective of myself and the world around me.

For me, teaching was a natural next step on my path of self-discovery. While supporting others in their path, I learn more about my own. The student/teacher relationship becomes cyclical and for that I am truly grateful for every person that steps into my classroom. In 2013, after thirteen years of a daily dedicated Yoga practice, I took my study to a new level by signing up for a 500-HR advanced teacher training, which I completed in early 2015. I am a full time teacher and have spent many hours in the studio teaching and growing. The focus of my classes is on physical alignment to support sustainability of the body, and meditation to deepen the body, mind, spirit connection.

email: clao@liminalspace.net

website: liminalspace.net

Cesar Figueroa

I can only teach from what I’ve learned:

  • I’ve learned to lose over 70lbs and kept it off.

  • I’ve learned to increase my self confidence and feel good in my own skin.

  • I’ve learned how to manage life stress with healthy and productive practices.

  • I’ve learned that it takes more than just vigorous physical movement to change.

  • I am dedicated to continual learning of not only my personal health and well being but on how to

  • efficiently serve and guide my clients to reach their potential to live more joyful and fulfilled lives.
     

CPT ISSA 2004

B.S. Kinesiology 2011

Yoga Nidra/Assisting 2015

Jin Shin Jyutsu 2017


My training settings include one-on-one and group exercises, flexible to my clients' schedules. For a free consultation contact me by phone at 916.287.1634 or email ceezyourlife@gmail.com.

Christina Spragg, Ph.D.
Psychologist + Corporate Mindfulness Consultant

I am fascinated by the resilience of the human spirit and believe that we all

share an inclination to move toward wholeness. At times, we suffer the

painful effects of living a life that is fragmented, or lacks a sense of

meaning and purpose. Perhaps you’ve been carrying around memories of

painful experiences, deep fears about the future, or even shame that

leaves you paralyzed in your journey toward establishing wholeness and

meaning in your life?

 

I commend you for taking the time to consider options for healing. The

decision to initiate therapy is one of the bravest choices you can make. In

effect, you are deciding to take responsibility for your reactions and choices

that impact the course of your life and this often feels like a great effort.

While the work is challenging, I think you’ll come to discover that having the

guidance of an intuitive, warm, and non-judgmental partner on the journey

will be liberating and empowering.

Clients frequently share gratitude with me for helping them finally learn how

to do the work of changing their lives. They complete therapy with a better

understanding of how their brains, nervous systems, and relational

attachment systems work. They utilize more effective communication

practices, which helps their relationships flourish. They often share that

they have a better understanding of their emotions and needs and feel well-equipped in caring for those unique needs going forward.

Above all, I aspire to hold a safe space for you to gain an understanding of

the root causes of your suffering, and to learn (often through experiential

exercises) how to identify and harness your inner strengths, clarify your

values, and develop skills that will support your living with more freedom

and intention. Often this means working through the underlying causes of

anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. Sometimes it means navigating

difficult relationship or life transitions, parenting difficulties, identity

disturbances, and existential concerns.

I am known for being honest, curious, patient, humorous, warm, down-to-earth, and completely human. I truly love this work and often drive home at the end of a therapy day with tears in my eyes, in awe of the human spirit and its arc toward resilience.

Reach out to schedule a complementary phone consultation. Today is a great day to begin your work.

phone: 512.843.1237

email: dr.cspragg@gmail.com

website: www.drspragg.org

JoShanna (Jay) Giannini

My name is Joshanna, you can also call me Jay, (She/They) and I identify as a Queer Two-Spirit Mix-d Indigenous POC (Latinx/ PR/Dominican).  I started my Movement practice 13 years ago due to an injury delivering my youngest, it includes Pilates (Therapeutic/Rehab/Equipment/Mat), Yoga(Restorative, Hatha, Embodied, Yin, Tantra, Buddhism), Somatic Therapy, Dynamic Mindfulness, Kids & Teens Movement, Trauma Informed Therapy.  As a Student of this work my goal has always been to help create spaces or co-facilitate spaces of accessibility, opportunities to connect with our Self, and empower others to become Mindful Movers.  When I am not leading classes in and around the Greater Sac Area, you can find me raising my Minis Reece(He/Him/His) & V(She/They), volunteering in our Juvenile Justice System & local Non-Profits through Youth Movement Classes, Knitting or Coloring with Tea, you're always welcome to join !!

Please Visit my website https://www.justbreathemindfulmovement.com

You can also chose to follow me on FB @JustBreatheYogaandPilates

or IG @justbreathemindfulmovement

Madeleine Lohman, Yoga Instructor

When you enter my class, I want you to feel fully welcomed and respected as you are. I believe that the practice of yoga must be continuously adapted to meet the needs of the individual, including physical and mental capacities, priorities and goals, season of life and even time of day. The style of yoga I teach is not concerned with the external look of a pose. Instead, we focus on how the poses can support functional movement in the body, facilitate neural repatterning, and lay the groundwork for integration of mind, body and soul. 

 

I've been studying yoga since 1999, and teaching since 2004. Most of my recent studies have been focused on the methodology taught by TKV Desikachar, transmitted via my teacher, Mirka Kraftsow, co-founder of the American Viniyoga Institute in Maui. Desikachar spent his life distilling the aspects of yoga that he believed could be exported to the West with integrity, and have benefit outside the cultural context in which it was founded. I take the responsibility, as a yoga teacher in the west, of teaching in a way that honors but does not appropriate this sacred work very seriously.

 

When I'm not teaching, studying or practicing, I enjoy walking with my dogs and partners around the park, soaking in hot water, and hiding away with tea and a good book. 

email: mad@madyoga.org

Michaela Daystar

Our bodies, minds, hearts and spirits are designed to seek and maintain balance, a state we call "health." You are your own healer.  As a Reiki practitioner, I co-create with you a powerful space for healing to unfold within you, a strong container within which the stresses and distractions of life are released so that your system can sink into the flow of healing.  This experience can bring a profound sense of calm, release, renewal and spontaneous insight.

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing art, a subtle and effective practice that loosens and releases undesired energy, emotional blocks, and pains trapped within us.  The practice of Reiki supports our body, mind, heart and spirit to achieve alignment, and to sweep away that which stands in the way of knowing and expressing our true, whole selves.  Benefits include: 

  • Deep relaxation, greater clarity and calm

  • Reduction in stress and pain

  • Reduced reliance on pain medication

  • Deeper integration between mind, body and spirit

  • Particularly supportive during pregnancy, times of injury or illness, or times of transition.

 

As a dedicated Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher since 2014, my specialties include:

  • Creating a space of comfort, safety and compassionate care for each client

  • Prenatal Reiki sessions and classes for pregnant people, partners and family

  • Teaching Reiki certification classes using embodiment practices and from the perspective of traditional Japanese teachings

 

For more information on Reiki, and on other embodiment-based classes and services I offer, visit my website at:  www.heartscapesinsight.com 

Rebecca L. Shepherd, MA
Psychotherapy

Our bodies and minds are inherently oriented toward healing, yet it requires great courage and self-compassion to take the initial step of looking for a right-fit therapist. I honor all that has brought you here and hope to assist in your process by sharing with you a bit about me and how I work.  You are welcome to explore more on my website:  www.SacramentoPsychotherapy.com

I come to the world of psychotherapy following a decade-long career as a professional birth doula (similar to midwife).  Holding others through intense life experiences has always seemed to draw me, and providing therapy has been an organic and richly rewarding progression of my work in the world.  

In coming together, my first concern is always your sense of trust, and I effort to support our relationship from the start by inviting your expression of personal agency to our work.  It is from this place that we can most deeply address the issues you're bringing to therapy.  Our time together is always yours, and our most trusted ally in the process will be that which allows for the collaborative experience of curiosity and openness as we become aware of what wants to be shifted. I trust your psyche's inner healing intelligence to guide and inform our journey, and our work together will gently explore ways of accessing the parts of you that wish to effect meaningful change. This process can ask of us vulnerability, willingness, and courage.  My commitment to authentic communication and a steady openness to your feedback serve to sustain and fortify the foundation of our work together.  

So, what does this look like in a session?  Some of what we may explore includes mindfulness (present moment awareness), accessing unconscious emotion, somatic experience (physical/bodily experience), deep imagination or spontaneous imagery, "parts" of the self, connection to nature or source, and story/personal myth.  We may use these tools to work through in-the-moment distress or to identify threads of inner wisdom, creativity, and healing.  

If you are curious about our fit based on the many theoretical orientations offered in the world of psychotherapy, you may find the following descriptions helpful. My work is deeply influenced by experiential modalities such as Hakomi, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). AEDP is an integrative, attachment-focused modality utilizing experiential somatic tools and the experience of affective (emotional) healing.

 

I aim to support you at your own pace, and to do so with warmth, dignity, and respect.  I welcome your inquiry and invite you to contact me to make an appointment today.  I look forward to connecting with you!

 

Rebecca L. Shepherd, MA

Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Associate #107928

The Holos Institute

Supervised by Jan Edl Stein, MFC25863

Confidential Voicemail: (916) 520-4630

www.SacramentoPsychotherapy.com

Simone Palmieri

I am the owner of Pause for a Pose Yoga Therapy---so named because I believe that teaching people how to pause long enough to notice the physiological and psychological patterns that may have lead them to their current health, can bring immense positive changes to their wellbeing. In my private yoga therapy sessions, I focus on helping people "manage unpredictable wellness"TM through yoga, and find new ways to live in what sometimes seem like an uncooperative body. I have special expertise in yogic approaches toward fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ ME/SEID) as well as cancer, as I have dealt with both in my own body. With a degree in Psychobiology, and having worked in the education field for 30 years, I enjoy "enlightening" my students about the parallels between Western and Eastern science during classes, private sessions and workshops. I also use my background in special education to provide private yoga therapy to children with special needs.

In my group classes, I teach a blend of Iyengar-inspired postures along with yoga in the Krishnamacharya tradition, my favorite physical therapy/ yoga therapy "exercises," and Judith Lasater's restorative postures. If these terms are foreign to you, just know that in my classes you will experience a combination of repetitive movements to build fluidity of muscles and joints, as well as holding still in postures to build strength and focus. You will also learn how breathing in specific ways can either calm or stimulate the nervous system, depending on what is needed for your body at that time.

My yoga education includes completing my 500-hr teacher and Advanced Yoga Therapy training at Loyola Marymount University, and a practicum with Amy Wheeler, current president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Because both of these programs emphasized how yoga can be applied in medical setting, I am equipped to teach people with a variety of health conditions. Because there can be multiple heath conditions in one class I prefer my students have one or two private yoga sessions outside of the class to ensure the class is appropriate for them. For this reason drop-ins are discouraged.

Please visit my website at pauseforapose.com for more information or to schedule a private session. You may also contact me via phone at 916-715-3225, or email me at pauseforapose@gmail.com.

Tom Richards

My name is Tom Richards and I am an Advanced Rolfer and Movement Practitioner who is certified by the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. I have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, as well as therapeutic relationship as it pertains to this work. Other skills I bring are joint mobilization, visceral manipulation, nerve mobilization, and movement re-education. I have been an avid martial artist and instructor  (Wingchun and Escrima) for many many years and it was really that that brought me to be so fascinated by movement, resolving pain, and skill acquisition. I enjoy my work and look forward to sharing this passion with you.

E-Mail: rolftoevolve@gmail.com

Phone: 707-847-6530

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