Wellness at blue door.
blue door yoga & wellness understands that wellness takes many forms and is ever-evolving. We take pride in offering an array of modalities, with yoga being the cornerstone. Under our Wellness umbrella we offer acupuncture, massage, reflexology, nutrition, Ayurveda (Integrative Medicine), Reiki, and more. Our practitioners are passionate about healing. Whether you’re new to the whole wellness arena or a seasoned veteran, we have exactly what you need.
Inflammation has been identified as the root cause for all disease and it is imperative that you stomp it out quickly. Inflammation can be present for many reasons, but it usually comes down to gut health and state of mind. If you can clean up your eating and your life, you can rid yourself of inflammation. Jesi helps you to navigate this bumpy landscape, pinpoint your "weak" spots, and move towards more balance.
Acupuncture & Adjunctive Therapies
Private acupuncture, cupping, acupressure massage, Gua Sha, and Moxa are provided by Grazina Adkins.
- Cupping : Used for joint and muscle pain and aches. Cupping helps to clean the blood by removing toxins and metabolic waste. This therapy also breaks down adhesions and knots.
- Gua Sha: Used for joint and muscle pain and aches. Scraping with a smooth jade stone relaxes muscles in spasm and breaks down adhesions.
- Moxa: Burning of mugwort on acupuncture points to heat and tonify the area.- Acupressure Massage–2 Styles:
- Tui Na is a vigorous, deep Chinese medical massage form which incorporates rubbing, stroking, rolling, shaking, pressing, range of motion stretches, pinching, and other techniques.
- Jin Shin is a gentle Japanese modality consisting of fine tuning the organ network’s imbalances with steady but light pressure on consecutive points.
Akashic Records Reading
The Akashic Records are an energetic imprint of everything your soul encounters from inception onward; so basically everything. When I access your Records I can provide insight into limiting patterns and beliefs, support with relationships, working with karmic influences, past lives, and much more. The Records are a space of unconditional love, forgiveness, and grace; guidance from this sphere is uniquely gentle and kind.
Unlike an astrology or tarot reading where the client gets a lot of information, but little in terms of what to do about it – “Okay, my boyfriend and I have had past lives together, now what?!” – I’ve found it’s possible to do work within the Records to shift patterns, beliefs, and relationships.
Ayurveda (Coming 2023)
Ayurveda originated in India about 5000 years ago, the same time as yoga, and is considered to be the oldest form of healthcare. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which means “science of life.”
When yoga and Ayurveda are employed together they create balance in the mind, body and spirit. Yoga does this through the physical and meditative practice; Ayurveda does this by taking into consideration external forces that one cannot control: changes in seasons, aging, changes in the universe, etc.
Private Ayurveda will be provided by Jesi Mifsud.
Individualized massage is provided by Twila Sanfilippo and Mackenzie Cohen. Twila has lots of tools in her massage tool belt: Jin Shin Jyutsu, hot rocks, warm towels, Reflexology, and more. Mackenzie tailors her massage to who is on the table and always offers a deeper myofascial release.
Layla is a graduate of Bauman College of holistic and clinical nutrition in Berkeley, California and has been working as a clinical nutritionist for over 20 years.
Layla works with all health conditions and populations. She specializes in disease, including auto-immune disease, healthy weight management, hormonal issues and women’s health. She loves working with teen girls and has designed a program to help them learn how to eat healthy for their body type; she also teaches them how to tune into their innate wisdom, thus avoiding trends and fads. Layla is very passionate about helping build young women’s confidence through self-love, nutrition and exercise.
Her philosophy is “the body wants to heal.” She sees each client as a unique being and partners with them to love themselves healthy; providing a road map and a tool kit to find balance. She helps clients silence all the outside noise to foster lasting healing. Layla believes in science and nature and uses both in her practice, along with offering support, accountability, education and lots of love.
Tina works with individuals to help create a program that is unique to them, for restoring and enhancing health and immune function through nutrition, supplementation, and healthy lifestyle choices. Nutrition affects just about every aspect of our everyday lives including: our energy levels, sleep, moods, thoughts, career, and our relationships. When we are nourished and balanced, our body will have the energy it requires to heal and do all we want it to do. Her goal is to provide you with the tools you need for achieving your optimal state of health. Tina looks forward to helping you create your own simple, healthy, and vibrant lifestyle. Cheers to wellness!
Reiki is provided by Reiki Masters, April Beebe, Grace Garneau, and Terry Trapp.
Reiki is a system of healing that is administered by a light touch of the hands to different parts of the body, to promote the movement of the internal life force energy. Some say it feels like a wonderful glowing sensation, that aids in relaxation, calming the whole nervous system. There are no side effects, can be used in conjunction with any other form of therapy, and promotes the wellbeing of the whole individual.
Along with Reiki, April also works with Akashic Records and is available for Private Sessions. Grace’s Reiki is accompanied with vocalization to break up energetic stagnation. Terry incorporates nutritional supplement support with her Reiki to heal deep from the gut.
Therapeutic yoga is provided by Kim Pia.
Therapeutic yoga is an excellent adjunct to physical therapy or your regular yoga/movement practice. You may come to therapeutic yoga because of nagging pain or discomfort, a new or old injury, to prepare for surgery or strengthen afterward. Whatever your reason for seeking individual attention, Kim will create the space for you to cultivate greater body awareness. From this place of wisdom in your body, you will learn the tools to find ease long term. Sessions will focus on how to work towards greater function by increasing strength, flexibility, and awareness.
In many western modalities, you are told to do an exercise to fix your symptoms; therapeutic yoga teaches you how to move with mindfulness and breath and to listen to the signals from your body. If you already have exercises given to you by a surgeon, physical therapist, or other movement professional, Kim can help you do them mindfully, or work them into a fun flow that makes the exercises more enjoyable.
Private & Corporate Movement
Treat yourself (or a group of friends) to a Private Movement Session. Private Movement gives you a unique opportunity to delve deeper into your practice, whether it is a pose, philosophy, pranayama (breath work), recovering from surgery/injury or just luxuriating in the undivided attention of your teacher.
Providing on-site health and wellness classes to employees results in happier, healthier employees. Studies have shown that healthier, happier employees are more productive at work and miss fewer days due to illness. Plus, lunchtime classes are the perfect pick-me-up to sideline the dreaded afternoon slump.
All of the blue door teachers are available for Private Sessions