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Meet Jackie,

Contact: 352-246-8272      BOOK NOW

Owner | Licensed Massage Therapist | Yoga Teacher

Rate: $70 per 60 minutes, $105 per 90 minutes, $140 per 120 minutes

Since having received her licensure in 2009 from the Florida School of Massage, Jackie’s joy and focused practice resides in the hands-on art of massage and bodywork.  She experiences deep truth in the perspective of body as a vehicle for sprit, and finds that when the human form is able to move fluidly within the skin and tissue, freedom echoes through all walks of life. She experiences human touch as a powerful tool to reclaim the openness we all have a chance at. 

 In addition to her massage and yoga practices at House of Yin, Jackie has spent 9 years as an LMT at ReQuest Physical Therapy, working alongside specialists to aid in the pain relief and rehabilitation of clients with injuries, various pathologies, and/or chronic pain. Through her work here, Jackie has gained thorough experience in treating acute and chronic injuries, plantar fasciitis, general pain affecting the joints, post-operation, and pregnant women. 

Jackie’s personal philosophy on wellness includes participating in rigorous preventative care of the self, in order to be available for whatever life brings you. This belief has lead her to adopt many holistic modalities into her arsenal of healing tools, and ultimately guided her into a yoga teacher certification.  She is ignited by the practices of Iyengar yoga, kundalini, pranayama and meditation, and is available to teach small group and individual sessions at House of Yin. Her personal yoga practice continues to serve as the finest tool for integrating the systems of her body for total health, and she is passionate about sharing the teachings of this ancient lineage with others.

Jackie holds a deep appreciation and respect for those that have paved the way with their teachings and dedication to their craft. Her work is directly influenced by

Tom Myers – anatomytrains.com
Deane Juhan – jobsbody.com
Melissa Montilla – yogagainesville.com
Doug Johnson – mahapathayoga.com

Jackie is honored to hold space at House of Yin for the clan of strong women she works alongside, and to the clients who enter the facility.  You’re welcome to contact her directly at 352.246.8272 or through the Facebook page here for inquiries regarding private massage sessions, one-on-one or small group yoga classes, and renting space for Sunday workshops at House of Yin.

diana

Meet Diana

Contact: 352-301-2076

Licensed Massage Therapist | Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Diana received her education at Florida School of Massage where she is grateful to have been given the tool of massage therapy to accompany her desire to help those around her heal. She currently practices out of a healing collaborative in Gainesville, Fl, House of Yin. Although clients would describe most of her work as “deep tissue”, mindfulness and compassionate intention guide every single session. Through her time practicing bodywork she has gravitated mostly towards deep/connective tissue massage, however, she believes deep work is only effective alongside genuine presence and intention to engage the whole person into deep levels of relaxation.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”– Pema Chodron

Aside from happily working to grow her private bodywork practice out of House of Yin, Diana spends much of her time practicing and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She began her transformative BJJ journey at Marcelo Garcia Jiu Jitsu Academy of Gainesville where she now has the privilege of co-leading the children’s program (4-19), teaching co-ed and women’s only classes. The academy offers a donation based women’s self defense class intended to empower the women in our Gainesville community while raising money for Peaceful Paths, a local domestic abuse organization. Diana also offers private Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons out of the academy.

Diana believes her love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fuels her passion to be a skilled and knowledgeable massage therapist and bodyworker. Having dealt with multiple sports injuries of her own during her BJJ journey, she is passionate about helping workers and athletes in her community keep doing what brings them joy. She strives to meet her clients exactly where they are in their process in order to begin authentic and lasting healing.

Diana is available for last minute bookings on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s between 10-6. Contact her directly at (352)301-2076 to schedule.

 

Meet Kaleigh

Contact: flabodywork.com     BOOK NOW

Licensed Massage Therapist | Pilates Instructor

Rates: $45 per 30 minutes, $75 per 60 minutes, $105 per 90 minutes

Kaleigh’s career in movement and bodywork began when she immersed herself in a Pilates instructor training program at Evolve Pilates & Fitness here in Gainesville. Teaching Pilates brings her much joy, but watching her mentors use structural integration techniques alongside movement inspired her to enroll at Florida School of Massage so she could integrate bodywork into her approach. She graduated from FSM in 2015 and opened her own office in downtown Gainesville for providing massage therapy on days she wasn’t working at Evolve. Shortly after becoming a licensed therapist, Kaleigh completed an internship at University Sports Massage where she learned top-notch sports massage techniques for working with athletes. She continues to work and travel with UF athletes through University Sports Massage.

In addition to athletes, Kaleigh loves working with clients living in chronic pain— her measuring stick for helping solve this pain puzzle is posture and her most valuable tool in changing posture is her client’s own nervous system. She strongly believes that our bodies are brilliant, designed to last, and equipped with everything they need to recover and heal from most types of pain. Her intention is to arm her clients with knowledge by teaching them how their bodies are designed to move. This gentle but empowering process tends to demystify pain which is the key to eliminating it. In Kaleigh’s approach, massage is simply a helpful tool for quickly addressing soft tissue restrictions impacting joint biomechanics and strengthening the connection between the myofascial system and the nervous system. Getting moving is really where the work happens for treating pain. Get in touch with her here to schedule your next session!

 

Meet Elaina

Contact: 954-675-5534     BOOK NOW

Yoga Instructor | Thai Massage Practitioner | Cacao Ceremony Facilitator

Rate: $50 per 45 minutes, $65 per 60 minutes, $95 per 90 minutes

Elaina began her studies in yoga and meditation at age 18 with Juliana Trejo Bossano in Coral Springs, Fl, completing a 200 hour Hatha yoga teacher training. She is now E-RYT 500, RPYT through the Yoga Alliance. Elaina’s yoga and meditation studies are rooted in Hatha, Kundalini, and Mystical yoga philosophies with a deep emphasis on Thai yoga assists. She completed a 108 hour Thai Massage certification through the Bodhi Sangha School of Thai Massage here in Gainesville, Fl in 2016. Elaina studied with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa at Golden Bridge Yoga NYC and completed a Kundalini Prenatal yoga teacher training. Most recently Elaina completed a 300 hour Mystical Yoga teacher training on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala through School Yoga Institute with in depth focus on the Native American Medicine wheel and shamanic practices.

About two years ago Elaina was introduced to the medicinal plant cacao through a dear friend. Continuing to sip and experience the healing properties of this warm drink led Elaina to taking a Cacaoga guide training with Liz Getman in June 2016. Elaina believes in a regular practice of preparing, sipping, and meditating with ceremonial cacao.

“Cacao is heart medicine, meeting us where we are and facilitating healing and nourishment. I have found a deeper connection with my sensitivity and emotions, trust in my voice and writings, and a grounded sense of being through studying and working with this sacred plant.”

Elaina is elated to join in the awe-inspiring space and home of House of Yin. Her hope is to create a practice implementing her range of knowledge in different healing modalities and connecting with others to find comfort, support, and trust in where they are. Presence is the most important aspect of this journey.

“I believe there is much to observe, give, and receive from each other and this beautiful land of Mama Earth we are apart of. These practices have allowed me more space for learning and understanding this wild human existence. I love being able to share these tools with others”.

Contact Elaina directly 954.675.5534 to schedule a session (yoga, meditation, Thai assisted yoga, sacred cacao, sound healing). You can also check out her website at here!

Meet Jen

Contact: drjenmartin.com

Life Coach | Psychologist | Wellness Retreats

Rate: $150 per 45 minutes, Buy 3 sessions for $400

Jen Martin is passionate about supporting others to live in a more purposeful, elevated and balanced way. Jen earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and also works at the University of Florida as an Clinical Assistant Professor. She enjoys helping people who feel stuck and want more in their life. She affirms the personal and cultural identities of others and offers confidential services that promote healing, change and growth. She is especially excited to be teaching mindfulness meditation and qi gong to her clients as a way to connect more fully with their bodies and mind.

Jen lives what she preaches and is intentional about doing something every day that she looks forward to. She loves being outdoors (hiking, kayaking and swimming in the springs), traveling, having meaningful talks with friends and family, eating dessert, meditating, and engaging in mindful movement (yoga and qi gong). She is delighted that her clients can experience the beauty and holistic healing approach of the House of Yin, and its practitioners.

Contact Jen if you are ready to start a new chapter in your life. You too can achieve a higher level of inner trust, abundance and clarity. For more information and to contact her, visit her website at drjenmartin.com

 

Meet Kelly

Contact: Kelly@ballatoretraining.com or (860)208-6797

Licensed Massage Therapist | Personal Trainer at Ballatore Training | DJ

 

 

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