Dr. Sally Sherriff, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine & Herbalist
Certified in Traditional Oriental Medicine in Japan in 1993, she holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Sally teaches Pediatrics and Clinical Medicine at Five Branches University, and is founder and director of Healthy Dragon Healing Arts. She specializes in holistic pediatric care, family health, and relief of allergies, pain & stress.
phone: (831) 295-6327
Francene Carls, Spiritual Counselor, Hypnotherapist & Educator
Francene holds an MA in Depth Psychology, and has trained with Dr. C.P. Estés in Jungian Psychology at her Archetypal & Cross-Cultural Institute. Francene teaches soul-focused groups for maidens and women, based on the inspirational text, Women Who Run with the Wolves. She conducts Rite of Passage ceremonies for maidens, BlessingWays for expectant mamas, weddings, & memorials.
phone: (831) 335-5554
Dr. Deborah Vitale, Chiropractor
phone: (831) 239-5854
Jenny Johnston, Licensed Acupuncturist
Jenny is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine. She completed a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Five Branches Institute with over 3200 hours of comprehensive academic and clinical training in Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage, Western Biomedicine, and Dietetics. Jenny is especially passionate about caring for women in preparation for and during their perinatal year.
phone: (831) 535-3785
Dr. Corie Ascani, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Corie Ascani completed a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010 and has been in private practice since 2011. Corie has experience providing therapeutic and evaluation services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from a variety of multicultural and multiethnic backgrounds. Corie has worked with law enforcement, first responders, educators, and hearing and seeing impaired- and this only highlights a handful. She takes a holistic, inclusive, and collaborative approach to treating psychiatric and learning challenges, while incorporating parent, couples, family, and consultation with co-treating providers as needed. Corie completes the following types of psychological evaluations: psychoeducational, pre-employment screenings, and diagnostic and treatment planning.
phone: (650) 930-0196
Marilyn Berta, Plant Spirit Medicine & Massage
Marilyn Berta has been a practitioner of the healing arts for over thirty five years. Her current practice includes Plant Spirit Medicine and Integrative Massage. Marilyn graduated from Eliot Cowan’s PSM training in 2008 and continues to study with Eliot in clinical classes each year. Although her original training in massage was at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts her intensive studies at Esalen Institute have greatly influenced her body work. Marilyn is also a graduate of the Stanford Primary Associate Program and is a retired Physicians Assistant.
Dr. Ida Leong, Medical Doctor & Anthroposophical Medicine
phone: (831) 272-4324
Stephanie Swope, Massage Therapist
Stephanie has been doing massage therapy since 2002. She received her certification at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in fall of 2002. Her specialties include Swedish, Polarity, Neck/Shoulder & Facial Acupressure, Neck & Shoulder Focus & Geriatric massage. She believes that massage therapy has many benefits and loves to help her clients in achieving the relief they desire. Massage therapy makes for a happier mind, body, & spirit.
1 hour massage: $70
30 minute massage: $35
90 minute massage: $95
Three 1 hour massage pack: $175
phone: (626) 253-4213
Intuitive Energy Worker, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mind-Body Therapist, Life Coach
Dina specializes in intuitive energy work using light touch, to help you relax, rebalance, revitalize your energies, and support the self-healing of your mind, body, and spirit. She uses her intuition and knowledge of the body’s various energy systems and pathways to detect imbalances and help restore harmony.
As a hypnotherapist, mind-body therapist, and life coach, Dina can help you release negative emotions and limiting beliefs, tap into your wisdom and higher self, and uncover your passions, your dreams, so you may discover ideas and solutions that align with your true nature, and make healthy choices that are in harmony with what feels right in your heart.
Dina currently studies Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs), which she will add to her repertoire of therapies in the future. She mentors with highly-awakened spiritual masters to continue her own lifelong passion of personal and spiritual growth, and to deepen and expand her abilities in creating a loving, compassionate healing space for her clients.
She has a BA from San Jose State University and a Masters Certification in Intuition Medicine® from the Academy of Intuition Medicine® where she tutors current students. She is a Clinical Hypnotherapist certified by the Hypnotherapy Training Institute and American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (certification #116-038). She received Life Coach education, training, and certification from the Martha Beck Institute. She is also a Reiki Master.
Dorothy (Burl) Wood, Clinical Herbalist
Dorothy is a community herbalist trained in Traditional Western Clinical Herbalism offering private constitutional herbal consultations, workshops in natural textile dyeing and herbal medicine making, and resources for self care to empower us to connect with our bodies, health, and the land we live within.
Dara Daniels, Wholistic Health Practitioner
L.Ac., Certified Massage Therapist #55388, Certified Yoga Instructor
Dara is a CA Board-Certified Acupuncturist and holds a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the perspective of Classical Chinese Medicine with respect to acupuncture, herbology and Qi Gong. A practitioner of over 15 years, Dara specializes in wholistic massage and bodywork that is both relaxing and therapeutic. She uses a variety of modalities from structural to energetic in order to release stress, relieve chronic pain and tension, improve circulation, revitalize tissues, and create a greater sense of harmony in body, mind and spirit. She is a Reiki Master, Sivananda Certified Yoga Instructor offering private yoga, and is passionate about inspiring and supporting others to embody health and wholeness through healing foods, herbs, and lifestyle practices.
YinYang Massage: 60 minutes $100; 90 minutes $140
Therapeutic Bodywork: 60 minutes $108; 90 minutes $150
Belly Session: 60 minute $100; As a 30-minute add-on: $40
Pregnancy Massage: 60 minute $100; 90 minute $140
Yonat Michaelov, Acupuncturist
Margaret Strader, CHTP Healing Touch Practitioner
Margaret Strader is a certified Healing Touch practitioner. She works in Santa Cruz with all types of clients. She is a member of the Stanford Healing Partners which provides free healing touch sessions to cancer patients. Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered, energy therapy. Gentle, intentional touch is used to balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the individual. Healing Touch assists in creating a balanced energy field which supports one’s inherent ability to heal.