Jennifer is the Founder of Conscious Contact Healing Arts. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, A JourneyDance Facilitator, Reiki Master and ASL/English Interpreter. Jennifer has also gone for specialty certifications in the Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga and Restorative Yoga, She is now pursing an additional training in Acro Yoga to share the joy of connection and mutual trust with fellow yogis and students! Her passion is to gather diverse, like-minded folks in a shared love of community and yoga and to make the healing arts accessible to all.
Lauren Reek completed her 200 hour teacher training with Patricia Morris at The Little Yoga House in 2014. For Lauren, yoga is a process of getting to know your true self. In her classes you will mindfully and gracefully flow through postures while linking your breath and movement. Offering modifications and variations so that poses become accessible to everyone, her students should feel free to choose their level of intensity. All she asks is that you be kind and patient with yourself, stepping onto your mat with an open mind and heart. Lauren has also completed an additonal 60 hour certification in the philosophy, anatomy, and adjustments of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, with Aura Reverol at Ashtanga Yoga Long Island. Lauren is always working to expand her knowledge and grow more and is currently completing an apprenticeship program with Aura and learning to deepen her knowledge of the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga method. When she is not learning, teaching, or practicing - she is creating and sharing her love of natural products and essential oils.
Ariel is classically trained in Hatha Yoga and lovingly assists people in finding proper alignment through breathing, hands-on assists and personalized attention to each yogi's individual needs.
Patricia is the Founder and Director of The Little Yoga house. Patricia began practicing yoga in 1989 at Jivamukti Yoga Center in NYC with Sharon Gannon & David Life. She is forever grateful for their loving, stern guidance.
"My first training was with Sivananda Yoga lineage. I was then drawn back to the origin of vinyasa which lies in the Ashtanga Yoga practice taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. I am blessed to call Richard Freeman my teacher as his discipline, knowledge and humor has affected my teaching in more ways then I may know. I'm grateful for my teachers; it is with gratitude that I attempt to pass on what I have learned."
Jessie is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and a kundalinni/tantra yoga practitioner. She has experience teaching hatha, vinyasa, gentle yoga and more. She is also a trained musician and teacher and a certified first-degree reiki. She believes connecting with others and helping them to heal and connect deeply with themselves is extremely special and giving people the tools of pranayama, asana and the healing power of human energy and touch is truly a gift.
Gina Califano is our own wellness warrior and manifesting maven! In addition to being a 200 ERYT, Gina is an advanced Reiki practitioner, Living Fit Club Coach, Level 2 Theta Healer, certified John Maxwell coach and speaker, graduate of Bob Procter's Matrix, a certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner, and a Platinum leader with Young Living. Her passion is helping people achieve abundance... in all ways with health, joy, passion, purpose, as well as with time and money freedom to truly live a rich, rewarding life!
Amy has been practicing yoga for almost twenty years. After ten years as a student of Yoga, in 2009, with the support and guidance of her longtime teacher Patricia Morris, Amy received her Yoga Alliance 200-Hour certification. She has been teaching both children and adults ever since. Extremely grateful for the benefits of the practice, she loves sharing that experience with her students. All classes focus on linking breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. Students are
encouraged to stay present, challenge their perceived limitations, and have fun.
Erin Manning is a certified Reiki Healer and a Medical Intuitive. I have been studying Reiki since 2013. I also infuse reiki with energy healing, chakra balancing and/or rain drop technique. My approach is gentle and simple with no expectation other than to be you. Reiki/ energy healing and chakra balancing are non-evasive and you come as you are. Rain drop technique is a beautiful, healing technique in which energy is moved in the spine using plant medicine of pure Young Living essential oils on your back. It is a unique massage and energy approach using specific essential oils for a rejuvenating and relaxing experience. Growing up deaf has always presented challenges to find where I “belong” that would allow me to live my passion. I have always wanted to work in the medical field but being deaf would not allow me to. My passion and true desires are to help and bring healing to all those who seek. About 5 years ago, I learned about Reiki and recieved my certificate after completing all level 3 courses. While honing these healing methods, I discovered my abilities as a medical intuitive using my intuition to find possible cause of a physical or emotional condition. These abilities have always been with me since I was a child. Now, I want to share my gifts to help bring all that you need to the nest of my ability. I provide healing sessions in the office or long distance. If you feel this may be for you or feel guided to, please contact me to make an appointment and let your energy journey begin.
Leah Coyle-Canale, M.S. is the professor of American Sign Language since 2002. Graduated with a dual degrees in both Master’s in Art Education and Linguistic from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1999. Born Deaf, she has 15+ years of experience working in the education field as an elementary, middle and high school; mentor and professor at college. In addition, she worked with babies which were a great joy! “I have had the privilege of studying yoga under Jennifer Wilkinson for three years. One of many things that yoga has taught me is that I can achieve more than I think! Being an American Sign Language teacher is a profoundly challenging and rewarding job. I wake up every day smiling, knowing I can grow, influence a life, love a student, and love what I do. I look forward to teaching with you! Many blessings!"
Julia Cameron Damon (Cam) has been the resident massage therapist, artist and magical presence at CCHA since its inception. Twice a year, Cam comes to share her gifts of massage, body painting and Reiki with the yogis and seekers of our community. Her appointments book quickly as once she has laid her magic hands upon you, you will be waiting anxiously until that day she returns. June dates now available and will be posted shortly. You can find body painting and testimonials about Cam on her Facebook page.
Please check back regularly to meet the visiting teachers and their sacred offerings.