Directory of Providers

I attempted to organize this directory by area of expertise but found almost everyone is cross-trained in multiple modalities.  What a wonderful group of practitioners!

This alphabetical listing begins with chiropractic, massage therapists and moved on to the energy workers, then job coach, tarot card reader and aromatherapist.

Chiropractic Care


Janet Cheng, D.C. is a chiropractor and certified practitioner of Network Spinal Analysis, a light-touch approach. She received her doctorate training at Life University. During a session, light contacts are made along the spine to signal the brain to connect and unwind patterns of tension. This connection enhances the capacity to heal, grow and move through the challenges of everyday life in a revitalized way. Dr. Janet is continually inspired by the connections and empowered changes that her practice members make in their lives.

Life Alive Center for Well-Being helps people of all ages develop new personalized strategies to evolve their health and life to more effective, vital, conscious levels. Find out more information at / / FB & Instagram @lifealiveathens

Mayan Massage/ Midwife


Diana Calano is Certified Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist and Certified Nurse Midwife. Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Therapy ( focuses on women’s health, including menstral and gynecological concerns, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause, as well as digestive and men’s health issues. Diana was a doula and childbirth educator for many years before studying nursing and midwifery at The University of Florida. She then had the privilege of studying Mayan medicine and The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy with Rosita Arvigo. Diana’s approach to health is integrative, holistic, and always guided by partnership with the individual. She practices both midwifery and Arvigo therapy in Athens and considers herself a life-long learner.

Massage therapy / Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Laura Glenn- she practices at SomaSpace – A Bodywork + Movement Studio
A Bodywork + Movement Studio-

Massage/ Reflexology/ Aromatherapy


Micki Wisenbaker, CMT, Micki is a massage therapist, aesthetician, and reflexologist for over 15 years.  She uses her education and in tuition to promote health, wellness, and transformation to her devoted clients.  Her integrative approach of practicing the healing arts combines relaxation with results-oriented techniques.  She trusts that when vital self-care practices are aligned with awareness of the mind-body connection, powerful healing occurs.  When not working at Sorella Hair and Spa Studio, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three cats, and working in the community for women’s empowerment.  Call for appointments 706-424-2720 and see more on her website at

Reiki/ Energy Worker/ Wellness using many Modalities

Reiki Master/ Yoni Steaming/ Herbalist/ Crystal Therapist

 Tracy Brown is an Usui Reiki Ryoho Master with over 20 years in health, wellness and spirituality. From preparing and delivering unique, delicious vegan meals for clients to designing and overseeing client fitness and wellness regimes, the care of the total person has always been her focus. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. Her work in the anger management field as a facilitator with CompassionPower under the tutelage of Dr. Stephen Stosny has had a profound effect on her growth as a human being. She is a student of Sahaja Yoga under the teachings of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Living in one of the Ashrams, traveling and giving self-realizations for kundalini awakening to individuals, she found great joy and purpose. Tracy is a student of the Ifa Orisa Tradition, of the Magbaje lineage. She is a life-long student of crystal therapy and herbalism. As an herbalist, Tracy enjoys continually developing new combinations of botanicals expressly and with intention for healing, relaxation and wellness. She uses these modalities in conjunction with her therapeutic Reiki practice and healing Yoni (vaginal) steaming sessions. In conjunction with the creation of her signature Yoni Steaming Blends, she is committed to helping women care for, celebrate, support their sacred wombs and heal from any womb traumas. Tracy is grateful to share space with others in helping to find a sense of balance and peace to enhance their journey in fulfillment of purpose in this life. Contact her at

Feng Shui Consultant/ Practitioner of Lifeline Technique/Reiki Practitioner/Voice Teacher


Lynn Louise Halverson–  Lynn is an awakening coach, energy facilitator, performer, and clairvoyant artist.  Sensitive and dedicated, she works from the cosmic energy address of a person or place, utilizing years of concentrated training and multiple modalities in her consultations and teachings. Her training includes Third Degree Usui Reiki Teacher, Fourth Degree Usui Reiki Master Practitioner, Level Four Auragraph Artist, and Lineage Holder.  She is certified in the Lifeline Technique(TM) which is a philosophy, science and quantum technology that bridges gaps between the conscious and subconscious mind, utilizing over 14 healing modalities.  Lynn studied energy clearings with Eric Dowsett and Jean Haner.  She is certified in Feng Shui and offers Feng Shui consults for home and business.  Lynn is certified in Gaiadon Heart, which offers a simple approach to light body activation.  Lynn has a BM in Voice and studied in New York City for over 10 years, which she brings to her performances and teachings, specializing in mixing head and chest voice.  She offer private and group voice lessons, along with acting classes.  Lynn is equipt to assist you with the energy flow in your body, life and home via sessions in person, via e-mail or by phone.  Group facilitation available and parties too!  She also offers classes in many of these techniques, which includes voice lessons.  or call 706-870-zero28zero.

Dousing and Energy Balancing


Laurie Hart, Ph. D., Laurie has had an energy healing practice in Athens for 19 years.  She uses several different healing modalities, including dowsing, BioGenesis, and Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine.  In her healing work based on dowsing she helps clients clear emotional and energetic blocks that are affecting then both emotionally and physically.  She uses BioGenesis glasses healing tools to help balance the energies of people, animals, and the physical spaces we live in.  Laurie teaches classes on pendulum dowsing and Donna Eden’s Energy Routine.  The Daily Energy Routine is a quick and effective way to bring a person;s energy body into balance.  Laurie is a former middle and high school mathematics teacher and was a professor in the UGA Department of Elementary Education for 24 years.  For more info email Laurie at

Heart-Centered Job Coach/Reiki Practitioner


Kelli Allison McConnell is a gifted writer, helping client to write custom resumes and cover letters with heart.   Clients appreciate feeling safe and supported as they carve their own path to success through reiki counselling. Her reiki sessions blend compassion with loving guidance.  Upon request, Tarot cards and I-ching divination may be brought into the sessions as well.

Healing Sound Therapy/ Reiki Practitioner/ Patient Educator

img_5619Kimberly Naugle Long, BA, COA-Kim is a sound healing practitioner using tuning forks, chanting, toning and binural beats, Karuna and Usui Reiki (as a Master/teacher,) acupressure, and acutuning.  Kim brings 14 years of clinic experience in a local medical practice as a compassionate technician, patient educator, aesthetician, and Spanish communicator to her practice.  Fusing reiki with acupressure and biofield tuning has propelled the work to a whole new level.    Reading the biofield with both tuning forks and reiki, Kim helps to locate the emotional trauma and age of incidence then gently guide clients on a path to heal themselves. The focus is on feeling how judgement-free emotional fluency leads to energetic radiance and physical wellness.  She also teaches this method, please contact her if you are interested.   Visit the website to schedule your tune-up session  or call 706-207-4two53 or email


Reiki Practitioner/Shaman & Multi-dimensional Healer/Channeler


Heather Ryland-Heather is both Usui and Karuna Reiki Master/teacher who provides multidimensional and shamanic healing work.  Heather Ryland has dedicated her life to holding safe, sacred space for others to heal with her caring, loving and continuous support.  She teaches her clients the importance of balancing all areas of their lives in order to live in joy and to experience life to the fullest. Heather also offers channeled and Akashic readings, magical aromatherapy products, space clearing and blessings, as well as spiritual guidance. Personalized sessions, distance sessions, and apprenticeships are offerings that Heather provides to the Athens community for over 12 years.  For more info, phone 706-38zero-1610, and email

Spiritual Counselor/Mentor/Reiki Practitioner


Shannon Willis, M. Ed.- Shannon practices in the arena of Intuitive, Spiritual and Holistic counseling and mentoring.   She is trained in providing: Ancestor Support, Psychopomp, Soul Retrieval, Dream work, Journey/Visioning Sessions and ceremonies as a service to the earth aimed at providing balance and harmony to life.   Shannon has a Masters degree in Professional Leadership and Counseling providing counseling services for 20 years, is a student and initiated priest of the Ifa/Orisa tradition of Southwest Nigeria and the African Diaspora, in the lineage of Oluwo Falolu Adesanya of Ode Remo, Ogun state, Nigeria and is a Master/Teacher of both Karuna and Usui Rhoyo Reiki.,

Astrologer/ Reiki Practitioner

Caroline Young, PhD,  is a poet, painter, astrologer, writing instructor, and Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and Karuna Reiki Practitioner.  on astrology: Reading and interpreting charts for more than ten years, I am honored and gratified each time an individual entrusts me to have a conversation with her or his birth chart. Beyond individual readings, I am committed to teaching clients integrative practices that permit astrology to influence their lives in meaningful ways.  Astrological awareness can also reinforce other energetic healing modalities, such as Reiki, becoming a powerful tool on one’s path to harmony and balance.
Caroline provides service at Heart Path on Fridays. Learn more about Caroline’s services and to book a session visit:

Certified Life Coach/Yoga Instructor/ Reiki Practitioner

Rebecca Shisler Marshall is a certified Martha Beck life coach, Yoga instructor, with training in Mindfulness and Reiki I and II. She is also a professor at UGA (almost for 17 years!) in speech-language pathology. Her practice, Centered Living, is about coming home to yourself. It is finding a place where love and kindness are the primary guiding principles, and food is medicine. Her gifts are to mentor people find a better way– by changing perspective and by taking small actions to make big changes. And to help clients be in touch with a higher power- whatever you want to call it- and live in connection to
17440180_10210812319717767_143242807_n Michelle Arington, RYT, CHC, CPT  maintains a private coaching practice in Athens, Ga., and offer public classes, workshops and corporate wellness programs that focus on the topics of self-care, stress management, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and Yamuna® Body Rolling & Foot Fitness. As a mind-body health coach and educator, She works to empower clients to explore and embrace a holistic and mindful approach to achieving their goals. She offers a variety of holistic tools, methods and integrative, therapeutic movement and fitness practices to cultivate and support physical vitality and mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Aromatherapy/Reflexology/ AromaTouch/ Wellness Consultant & christy

Christy Gonzales is a Total Wellness Advocate that uses CPTG Essential Oils to Empower others to a path of Freedom. In Using, Sharing, and Building knowledge of Essential Oils with options. God Blessed me with an ability to use Reflexology, AromaTouch Technique, Aroma Therapy, Wellness Consultations, and Mentorship to Support others in Healing. A Divine Purpose to change the world…One Drop, One Person, One Community at a time in all aspects of life. Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit.  She is available for personal appts and large group sessions. Christy can be reached via phone at 678-886-0676 or email Se habla Español

Color therapist/ Healing Touch/Yoga Instructor

Elizabeth Alder, CMT–I am a Color-Light Healing Therapist and Teacher. Using Color and Energy to Balance Chakras, Heal Past Life Karma, and gently dissolve Emotional Traumatic Stress, to further facilitate healing of the body.  I have been a Healing Touch Therapist and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist for 20 years. I have taught Relaxing, Easy Yoga at the YWCO for 25 years.
I’m also an empath. I channel Mother Mary (my main Spirit Guide) and have been doing readings of all kinds since I was 17 years old.
Please check out my website:

Counselor/ Spiritual Leader NAC


Megan Baer, MSW, and spiritual leader of Medicine Path NAC of Athens, GA offers counseling sessions at Heart Path Studios on Tuesdays. She offers individual counseling sessions centered around the powerful prayer tools given to the Lakota people by White Buffalo Calf Woman: the chanunpa wakan, or sacred pipe.  Using the sacred pipe as a guide and container for the sessions, she look forwards to helping clients with whatever is troubling them.  “If you are willing to consider being happy, or even willing to consider being happy, the pipe and I can help you.”  Come see me at heartpathstudio

Heart-Centered Yoga Instructor
Annie Marcum was trained to teach yoga in September 2012 through Global Yoga Shala. Since then, she has continued to study with various teachers and styles, embarking on a 500-hr level training in September of 2016. Annie is also an iRest Level 1 Teacher-in-Training, with hopes to become certified in 2017. She believes in being a perpetual student, as there is always another way to look at things and room for growth. Annie likes to weave in aspects of mindfulness to all of her classes, believing that we each already have the tools within us to experience deep peace and joy. To her, yoga is a way of living that leads us home to ourselves. Annie hopes to connect students to that place within that is always healed, whole, and at peace.

This area is dedicated to Acupuncture

Acupuncture/ PhD

Deborah Arriaza Hipp, BS, MS, PhD, RD, MAc, DiplAc, LAc practices at KayaKalp Acupuncture. For over 20 years, Dr. Deb served as a nutrition expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. Also, Dr. Deb was the designated CDC expert on Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM), overseeing CAM and Mind/Body research projects funded by the CDC.  In 2005, Dr. Deb graduated from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine and has since been weaving together her expertise in Chinese Medicine with her vast experience with Western Medicine.


Kathryn Gillet, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac. practicing at JadeSpring Wellness Center in Comer for over 15 years.  She brings her Eastern and Western herbal and supplement training as support for the energy medicine received during an acupuncture session.  Her wealth of knowledge has helped the local community tremendously.

Acupunture/ Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Wyler Hetcht, ND, L. Ac.

In 2005 Wyler Hecht moved back to the Athens area and opened Oconee Natural Healthcare in Watkinsville, GA. She practices naturopathic family medicine and traditional Chinese acupuncture and often combines the two systems for a comprehensive approach to wellness. Wyler Hecht is a member of The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Read more about her here on her website Oconee Natural Healthcare

This area is dedicated to the businesses in the community that are of benefit to the environment and wellness of their employees


Gretchen Diamond biking ads around town promoting green transportation awareness and marketing.  Bike-vertising is the ways to go green!

 Heart-Centered Author
Sara Winick Herrington, is an encouragement coach, poet, meditator, wife, step-mom and a lover of all bee-ings from Toronto, Canada. She spent five years in Bali, Indonesia. Now she makes her happy home in Athens, Georgia, USA.  Bee Happy is her first book. She wants others to Bee Happy, too! Bee Happy is a new concept in children’s activity books, encouraging you to color outside the lines. Bee-cause there are no lines…and no pictures. For more Love, buzz on over to: phone, 770.881.4447, email: Instagram: saralovesyoudotcom Share the Love, Spread the Buzz, join the Bee Happy hive by bee-coming a Bee-liever of Happiness, and learn how to Bee Happy and Free