Holistic Healing Network of Athens Area

The goal of this network is to create an empowered group of heart-centered holistic practitioners, collectively tending the well-being of the Athens Area community.  Please read through the amazing list below of practitioners we have available to guide you on your path of wellness.

Practitioner Directory below starts with participants in the Holistic Healing Fair


 Mayan Massage/ Midwife


Diana Calano is Certified Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist and Certified Nurse Midwife. Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Therapy (athensarvigo.com) focuses on women’s health, including menstrual 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.

Holistic Health Coach


LeeAnne Cordell As a teacher for 19 years, I understand the life of a teacher. Because of my unrelenting passion for health and wellness I ended my teaching career last year to dedicate my time and energy to becoming a holistic health coach. Now a practitioner devoted to educators, my primary focus is on promoting and encouraging teacher self care. Holistically Healthy Teachers is a heart centered business with many goals! Besides working specifically with teachers one on one and in small group settings, I am working towards providing motivational/ inspirational presentations to schools and school systems. I also wish to help create teacher wellness programs as a precursor to school wellness programs. I truly believe healthy, happy schools begin with healthy, happy teachers!  www.holisticallyhealthyteachers.com

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


Lynn Louise Halverson-Energy work, Reiki master/teacher, LifeLine Technique Practitioner CLP, Certified Feng Shui Consultant for home or business, Certified Energy dowser, Chinese face reading, Certified Auragraph Artist, voice coach/speech coach.  She always is adding more healing tools to help her clients.

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 laurie.hart48@gmail.com

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. Upon request Tarot cards and I-ching divination may be brought into the sessions as well.  Kelli.mcconnell@gmail.com        heartpathstudio.org

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 patient communicator to her pracitice.  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  serenityattunement.com  or call 706-207-4two53 or email healingwithangels77@gmail.com

Intuitive/ Tarot Card Reader


Anni Paisley -an intuitive tarot card reader helping clients in the Athens area for many years.   Her intuition provides compassionate guidance in many of the important areas of life.”I have been reading cards since age 17 when a friend asked me to give them a reading for fun.  I found the symbols familiar and easy to interpret!  Since then I have been dedicated to the Tarot and the lessons it brings to my diverse clients and myself.  I have been reading professionally for over 3 decades.  I have read at many fairs including The Ben and Jerry’s Festival in Stowe, VT, the LAAF festival in Asheville, NC, Kinetic at the Seattle Science Center, The Oregon County Fair, OR, The Indie Pop Up Market, and Pop Fest in Athens, GA-where I currently reside and more!”   annipaisleytarot.com

Massage/ Reflexology/ Aromatherapy


Micki Wisenbaker, CMT, Micki is a massage therapist, esthetician, 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 www.spawiseliving.com

 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 www.wheelsoflighthealing.com, phone 706-38zero-1610, and email loveearth2000@hotmail.com

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 source.www.CenteredYou.com

Aromatherapy/Reflexology/ AromaTouch/ Wellness Consultant & Mentorship


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 totalwellnessfyi@gmail.com. Se habla Español

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.  heartpathstudio.org, shannonmwillis.com

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: treehouseastrology.com

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: circleofmary.wordpress.com

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

Health Coach/ Energy worker/ Aesthetics


Teddy Noel– Energy worker and intuitive at Drift Wellness Studios. Her training includes anatomy, physiology, holistic pathophysiology, community health, nutrition, homeopathy, aromatherapy, herbs, meditation, and mindfulness.  She has worked hard to be a great resource. From energy work to natural make-up Teddy has got you covered!

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. www.facebook.com/anniemarcumyoga

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.  jadespring.net

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

Massage therapy / Cranio-Sacral Therapy

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

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


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 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: www.saralovesyou.com phone, 770.881.4447, email: saralovesyoudotcom@gmail.com 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