Natalie Ponce, L.Ac, Dipl. O.M.
Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Sound Healer
Being a healer is a spiritual journey for me, far beyond being a job. As humanity goes through great shift in consciousness, I feel blessed to be a part of that reaching for a more compassionate world. I am a practitioner of Chinese medicine and treat through a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils and sound therapy. I work to not only resolve any imbalance in the body, but to help you understand the download that hides behind the disease. From the perspective of this tradition, any physical or emotional suffering we experience is always directly linked to our relationship to change, and the natural world, whose movements reveal the way to our own liberation. All illness begins on the etheric level far before presenting itself in the body, which means that to resolve a physical problem, we must also find the psychological and spiritual root, since the body is a reflection of the mind. These pains force us to stop and be present for what our spirits, and the movement of life itself wishes to awaken within us.
I received my training at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, where I completed my Masters in Acupuncture, and additionally completed my certification in Chinese herbology. After completing my degree, I was fortunate enough to train under heart-centered teachers who continue to share the shamanic roots of Chinese medicine, such as Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist priest. These trainings often revolved around the treatment of trauma, as well as the 8 extraordinary vessel system, which represent the blueprint of our existence, our destiny and its sacred unfolding. I now continue my training in the realm of sound with the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine in New Mexico. This medicine involves the use of planetary frequencies and archetypal psychology to illuminate imprisoning thought patterns, open the heart, and remind us of the truth of who we are as creators…and the created, within the divine dream of life.
It would be an honor to work in spirit with you as your healer, to be a gentle guide, and loving ear as you navigate the ups and downs of life. If you’d like to learn more please visit my website at www.lunitahealing.com
or schedule a Tuesday or Saturday morning session with me here.
May we all remember…eyes peering open to the blinding light, of the great love that we are.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher
Serena Jain is a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher through the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness, a Certified Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coach through Duke Integrative Health and she holds a BA in Communications from North Carolina State University. She has also competed Trauma-Sensitive training in mindfulness and meditation at the Oxford Centre for Mindfulness.
Serena began yoga and meditation as a young child. Her family is from India and she was raised with a strong affinity to these modalities. She sat her first silent 10-day meditation retreat in her early 20’s in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. It was a transformational experience that ultimately led her to shift careers from non-profit management and delve deeper into mindfulness, health, wellbeing, and nature therapy.
Serena finds deep purpose in the path to health, well being, and stress reduction. She has witnessed the first-hand positive effects it has had on herself and her community. She believes that individuals hold the ultimate power in creating the lives they wish to live and by cultivating a compassionate and mindful awareness, they can utilize the best means they have to do so, themselves.
In 2020, Serena embarked on a new journey functioning as the Owner, Mindfulness Educator, Facilitator, and Integrative Health and Well-Being Coach at www.serenajain.com. Here she teaches Mindfulness both virtually and in person on various platforms. Her offerings include the renowned 8-week (MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. She also offers mindfulness programs for a variety of audiences including beginners, educators, experienced practitioners, and graduates of MBSR. In addition to teaching, she partners with individuals and groups to create and sustain habit change through mindfulness based integrative health and well being coaching. Serena also delivers keynote talks on mindfulness, facilitates workplace well-being & resilience programs and designs customized mindfulness-based training programs for organizations. Additionally, she enjoys volunteering in schools to bring mindfulness to students in grades K-12.
Prior to this, Serena spent 13 years in a non-profit management and fundraising career where she supported several large-scale organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the Drumthwacket Foundation. She is also a trained Montessori school teacher and spent three years teaching in the classroom.
Serena’s mission as a mindfulness teacher / facilitator and coach is to make the world a more mindful and compassionate one by making the teachings of mindfulness and well-being more easily accessible for all individuals helping them to become more fully present and empowering them to envision and create the changes they want for healthier and happier lives.
When she is not at work, you can find Serena outdoors hiking, skiing, walking, and exploring the natural world with her children.
Linda Iannacone MA, ATR-BC
Women's Circle Facilitator
Linda has been facilitating creativity groups for over 25 years, working in public schools, community centers, and mental health institutions. Linda graduated in 2006, summa cum laude, from Southwestern College with a masters in Art Therapy and has been a nationally registered Board Certified art therapist since 2008. Linda believes strongly that being creative heals our body and our soul and is a valuable tool for understanding ourselves, as well as expressing ourselves in the world. Her work integrates art with body centered awareness, mindfulness, and psychodrama action methods.
Family Constellations Facilitator
Nina was born in Hong Kong. When she was young, she spent time with Mother Teresa while her mother was volunteering with the Missionaries of Charity. This connection ignited her spiritual search and her desire to foster healing and compassion. Growing up in Paris, she was drawn to philosophy and art and pursued these interests further into her study of art history at Brown University and her work at Sotheby's. To pursue her original calling, Nina left the art world to teach yoga and meditation. She studied healing modalities around the world, traveling to India, Thailand and Hong Kong, as well as around the United States. Yet, her true life changing journey was just about to begin. After her parents passed away sixteen months apart in 2009 and 2010, Nina took the hand of grief and dove deeper into healing her childhood and ancestral trauma, longing to break free from what held her parents back. Becoming a mother in 2012 invited her to shed light on additional layers of unprocessed pain and unfelt emotions. This culminated in the creation of a method that incorporates Family Constellations, NeuroEmotional coaching, shamanic healing and inherited trauma release to effectively transform her clients' experience of their childhood as well as their relationship with their parents and themselves. She is humbled by this never- ending journey and in awe at the resilience and beauty of the human soul.
Vibrational Sound Therapist
Hi! My name is Mary McIntyre. I've been a professional musician for about twenty years and have always been fascinated by the effects of harmonics on the human psyche. Working in various genres of music allowed me to experience and observe the profound effects that sound and certain harmonics have on the human psyche. After a life-altering experience with Vibrational Sound Therapy in 2017, I decided to learn how sound frequencies can be employed to bring about physical and spiritual wellness. I became a certified practitioner of The Alexander Method® of Vibrational Sound & Energy Therapy, and have continued to be amazed and inspired by the benefits my clients are experiencing through this transformative modality.
With sound as our partner, we can work together in private sessions and small groups to better understand ourselves, release trauma, clear karmic entanglements, develop intuition and experience a peaceful state of clarity every day.
My hope is that through my work helping clients get in tune within themselves, I can help in some small way to bring about a more harmonious world.
Glenda’s journey into yoga began on Long Island with Danielle Goldstein, and led her to complete a 200 hr teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga with Beryl Bender Birch, one of the first women to bring this ancient system of yoga to the US from India as taught to her by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She continues her studies in the Ashtanga method with Christine Hoar, also a direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, with whom she reconnects annually on a week-long retreat in Costa Rica to further her practice. Her yoga training, as well as her personal practice, focus on the Mysore style of teaching Ashtanga yoga, which relies on hands-on, personalized instruction which integrates the yoga sequences with Pantajali’s yoga sutras. Glenda’s yoga practice sustains her off the mat and guides her to balance her most important role as a mom of teenage twins, as well as navigate a rewarding scientific research career in the pharmaceutical industry. She loves to teach what she practices, and considers it an honor to be able to share her learnings of yoga with everyone.