Joy received her Master of Acupuncture at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has completed the Initial Mind-Body Medicine program and the Food As Medicine program at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, as well as the Integrative Health Practitioner Training for Hospital Settings at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She completed an apprenticeship in Feng Shui Design under Feng Shui Master and author, Hope Karan Gerecht.
In her acupuncture practice, she sometimes incorporates the use of electrical stimulation, cupping, Chinese nutritional therapy, lifestyle coaching, and/or specific stress-reducing mind-body techniques to help patients heal.
She loves being straightforward with patients about their biological processes and helping them crystallize what they feel. She also has a passion for helping patients explore and realize their body as the compass for their soul.
Rachel received her Master of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Post-Master’s Certificate in Women’s Holistic Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She completed the Integrative Health Practitioner Training for Hospital Settings at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.
In her acupuncture practice, she also utilizes Chinese nutritional therapy, lifestyle coaching, and Chinese Herbs (which consist of plants, roots, minerals, and sometimes even animal products) to assist in the healing process.
She rocks at helping validate people’s experiences so they can see themselves as normal and heal from there. She loves teaching people practical ways to live with more ease and be present in order to show up as our fullest, most vibrant selves.
Erin Devlin, L.Ac., LMT
Erin has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2005. Since that time she has continued to develop her understanding of the human body through the use of Massage Therapy to help with injury recovery, postural alignment, and stress management. Erin continued her education to encompass a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and now practices acupuncture in Ellicott City. She has found that the knowledge of massage therapy and acupuncture have given her practice a depth that she couldn’t have anticipated.
Erin truly enjoys the work she does and her passion comes through in every treatment. She partners with you by deeply listening to understand your unique concerns and uses her years of study and practice to create a plan that addresses your specific needs. Erin’s practice focuses on moving beyond wellness to inspire the desire to not only live well but to ultimately thrive.
When not working, Erin can be found charming lightning bugs with her five-year old daughter, teaching her to savor life all the while being kind and curious, hiking in local state parks, and hunting for vintage furniture.
Britt is a 2008 graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute for Swedish and Deep Tissue and is certified in Pregnancy Massage by Kate Jordan. She is also formally trained Reiki and Myofascial massage. In her work she combines all of her tools to create a client-centered session that addresses your distinct wellness needs. She’s inspired by working with you on your journey to achieve your individual wellness goals ranging from relaxation to stress concerns and both acute and chronic pain management.
Britt loves talking about the wonder of foam rollers, going to bed early, and a great glass of wine. In her free time she takes adventures with her family to see all of the beautiful landscapes our continent has to offer.
Emily Wertz, RMP
Through the practice of acroyoga, Emily discovered a passion for bodywork and the transformative healing power of touch. She is highly intuitive and brings a deep sense of balance and partnership to the table. She wants to work with you, not on you.
Emily graduated from the Central Maryland School of Massage in 2017. She has pursued intensive training in Thai massage and also in Alchemical Alignment. Her practice is a reflection of this and she incorporates techniques from each arena into her sessions. Under her hands you can expect different pressures and techniques, somatic applications, and traditional massage techniques depending on what you need and want that day. Whether you are looking to support your body from an injury, experience deeper relaxation, or looking to heal old emotional wounds, Emily is available to help.
In her spare time, Emily whispers babies and most animals, makes a variety of art, creates crystal grids, and can often be found stretching on trees, reading in trees, and sometimes, making coffee.
Keegan Abernathy, MS, CNS, LDN
Keegan received his Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist.
He has witnessed how nutrition has the ability to heal, empower, and enrich lives. Keegan sees eating not only as a way to heal, yet as also as a practice for returning to our true nature. He believes that nutrition is an investigation into what we are eating and how we are eating. Gaining insight into these two components of eating allows for transformation, healing, and a joyous sense of well-being.
After contracting Clostridioides difficile (commonly known as C. diff) in 2013, Keegan experienced eating as a fearful experience due to his compromised digestion. Through the power of nutrition, mindful eating, and various energetic healing modalities, he healed his digestion and developed an empowered relationship with his body and its wisdom. It is now his mission to facilitate other’s healing journey since beginning his own years ago.
Outside of work, Keegan enjoys cooking, lots of time outdoors, reading sci-fi/fantasy books, yoga/meditation, writing poetry, and sharing space with his doggie and wonderful friends!
Maureen Rieras, MS, CNS, LDN
Note: As of April 15th, 2019, Maureen is out on maternity leave. We will keep you posted when she returns!
Maureen received her Master of Nutrition and Integrative Health at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Her practice is rooted in the philosophy of “food is medicine” because what’s on the end of your fork or spoon has the power to heal your body. She works in partnership with her clients in navigating the journey to great health.
Outside of work, Maureen can be found taking long walks in nature, cooking from scratch, and spending way too much time grocery shopping.
Karen Uthus, MS, CNS, LDN
Karen received her Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She selected this program in favor of a functional, holistic and evidenced-based nutrition perspective which she brings to her work with her clients.
Karen believes that nutrition has a critical role in helping others to achieving optimum health and wellness. She helps her clients expand self-awareness, and make new healthy habits around food and eating, in creative ways that meet the needs of each individual person. She also looks for ways to help clients incorporate complementary healing modalities to nutrition to maximize best health outcomes.
She combines her experiences of working one-on-one with people, coordinating culinary demonstrations, and designing nutrition lessons and materials for both clients and non-profit and community outreach organizations to the table in her clinical practice.
A native of Montgomery County, Karen now lives just outside of Annapolis MD. She is a wife, and mother of two adult children. She loves the outdoors, experimenting in her kitchen and spending time with friends and family.
Sarah Mack was born on New Year’s Day so she brings a bright new year’s day kind of energy to our space! She is studying art history and practices meditation and yoga regularly and can tell you all about sound baths.
Carla is pursuing her certification in western herbs and also teaches yoga around town! In addition, she has also made some of the creative gifts on sale in our retail section. She brings a sense of calm and creativity everywhere she goes.
Nina is Italian, a world traveler, and an ESL teacher, and we share her love of lasagna. She is also an avid meditator and is writing her own self-help book! She brings a sense of quiet calm wherever she goes.
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