The Shanti Healing Arts Tent

Welcome to the Shanti Healing Arts Tent for YogaFest 2017! For the second year in a row, Rooted Akron is hosting and coordinating this sacred public space, helping foster a communal and welcoming atmosphere in which all are invited to fully root, relax and heal. This tent allows private space for one-on-one sessions with healers from various backgrounds and techniques. Look below to see the wonderful healers who will be available during YogaFest this year!

Hunter Burt

Offering & Short Description of Modality: I offer reiki to any being from a heart-centered place, & have been lovingly practicing for 5 years.

Bio: I am Hunter Burt, a reiki practitioner from the greater Flint area. I was first attuned in Reiki 5 years ago and began practicing shortly after. I tend to focus on healing & opening the heart chakra during my sessions. I am the Vice President of Flint Sustainability Project, a non-profit working toward positive change in Flint. I am also a musician, an artist, & a mother of a beautiful 10 month old boy, who I am blessed to spend most of my time guiding & nurturing. I love going camping, gardening, crafting all the things, & of course, yoga! This will be my first Yogafest & I am so excited and grateful to be able to share my love with you!

Schedule: Friday 2 pm - 6 pm / Saturday 4 pm - 6 pm / Sunday 9 am - 1 pm

Cost per session:  $60 per 50 minutes

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Tara Moreno

Offering & Short Description of Modality: Energy healing. I've been practicing energy healing for three years.

Bio: Tara Moreno is a Reiki Master, Access Bars and Meridian Therapy practitioner that specializes in releasing addictions, co-dependency and mental/emotional disorders from her clients. She is also clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient. Tara has a master’s degree in composition and rhetoric from University of Michigan-Flint and a bachelor degree from Michigan State University. She is also the executive director of The Serenity House of Flint, a non-profit recovery community organization that advocates for addiction recovery and serves the public with affordable holistic services. Tara supports the idea that in order to be an effective healer one must work in oneself everyday. One of her favorite quotes is by Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Schedule: Friday 2 pm - 6 pm / Saturday 2 pm - 6 pm / Sunday 9 am - 11 am

Cost per session: $70 per 50 minutes

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Brian Truskowski

Offering & Short Description of Modality: Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage- Myofascial therapy, Neuromuscular therapy, Energy work, CranioSacral therapy

Bio: Brian is offering Therapeutic Bodywork by using the modalities of Myofascial therapy, Neuromuscular therapy, Energy work, CranioSacral therapy, integrating all of them into a unique, personalized session, catering to your specific needs. Brian specializes in working with people with specific issues, traumas, injuries, and focuses on recovery, alleviation and maintenance. Brian also works primarily with people fully clothed, so come prepared wearing loose fitting clothes/yoga clothes for your session.

Schedule: Friday 10 am - 2 pm / Saturday 10 am - 2 pm / Sunday 9 am - 11 am

Cost per session: $70 per 50 min -- $100 per 80 min

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Megan Montgomery

Offering & Short Description of Modality: Deep tissue, intuitive massage therapy

Bio: I have worked as a massage therapist for 11 years. Much of that time has been in a professional setting. Currently and for the past 6 years I have worked with Gary Saks, D.C. in his Wellness Center in Gaylord, MI, just down the road from Song of the Morning.

Schedule: Friday 2 pm - 6 pm / Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Cost per session: $75 per 50 min

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Cassie Hall

Offering & Short Description of Modality: Massage Therapy and Reiki. I gained my massage license in October 2016 and have been practicing Reiki since March 2015. I have many types of massage modalities including: Thai, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Craniosacral, Trigger Point, and Myofascial. Clients are welcome to come exactly as they are and I'll work to create a healing experience as you unique as they are.

Bio: Cassie is a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute and is certified as a yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance. Cassie is trained to work in: Thai Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Infant Massage, Canine Massage, Hot Stones Massage, and Reflexology. Cassie works with each client to find the perfect blend of relaxation and healing. Massage provides an incredible path to continue learning, and she is excited to continue this growth with each client. Cassie is currently a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Schedule: Friday 10 am - 2 pm / Saturday 2 pm - 6 pm / Sunday 11 am - 1 pm

Cost per session: Reiki, Reflexology to hands or feet with Sage (no oils used), Traditional Massage (oils used), Cranial and Facial Massage

$25 per 15 min - $45 per 25 min - $80 per 50 min - $115 per 80 min

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Katie Marchbanks

Offering & Short Description of Modality: Energetic sound healing experience. The Wave Table is a massage table that gently massages you with vibrations as you listen to music specifically designed to the frequencies of the chakras. I combine the use of The Wave Table, Reiki (Reiki II certified), and antique Tibetan singing bowls for the ultimate experience in relaxation, rejuvenation, and chakra alignment.

Bio: Katie excelled in a 12 year college teaching career before moving to Petoskey, Michigan in 2016.  Transitioning from teaching public speaking and interpersonal communication to teaching yoga somehow seemed to be a perfect fit. By recognizing the stress and anxiety brought on by public performance in everyday life, she strives to demonstrate the physical and emotional support that yoga can provide. Since completing her 200 hour training under Tiffany Lenau of Be The Love in Petoskey, Michigan, Katie has found a path of spiritual leadership. She dedicates much of her personal and professional time to meditation, energetic and sound healing, and both feasting upon and serving the buffet that is yoga.

Schedule: Friday 10 am - 2 pm / Saturday 10 am - 2 pm / Sunday 11 am - 1 pm

Cost per session: $25 per 30 min

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Practitioner Name: Zuleika Tomlinson

Offering & Short Description of Modality: Mini coaching sessions on how to use food to raise your vibration & heal yourself. We assess where people are and then give them a getting started packet on how to move forward on their healing journey.  This includes things like: what foods and yoga practices are best for their dosha and chakras, as well as other valuable information.

Bio: Zuleika Tomlinson began living a holistic lifestyle in 2006. She was divinely led to this path after suffering from a chronic and often debilitating illness. She sought out and discovered various alternative, holistic and natural practices to regain optimal health. She holds a B.S. degree in Medical Technology from Michigan Technological University and has a background in Chemistry. Zuleika is active in the community and has a passion for mind, body, and spiritual development. She has been in business for herself since 2010 actively teaching classes that transform one’s health. Zuleika is a Certified Raw Foods Teacher, Yoga Teacher, and Health Coach. She is a health crusader passionate about being with you on your health journey to inspire, motivate, and support you back to balance and wholeness.

Schedule: Friday 10 am - 4 pm / Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Cost per session: $25 per Clean Start 25 min sessions

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Allie McFee

Offering & Short Description of Modality: 

Intuitive Womb Healing Sessions:

The womb is a cave of intuitive guidance- the location of creative feminine empowerment. Often, repressed emotions in the sacral chakra can lead to hormone imbalances and reproductive disorders. Intuitive Womb Healing offers a mix of Kundalini Reiki, breathwork practices and nutritional guidance for clearing out traumas stored in the womb space, as well as specific hormonal dietary guidance for natural balance. Learn which foods aid in pain-free menstruation, menopause changes, and enhanced fertility and libido. This session is your personal Red Tent, so feel free to come if you are on your moon time.

Bio: Allie McFee is a Women’s Wellness Educator, Raw Foods Chef, and Red Tent Facilitator.  She helps women activate their inner goddess and create body peace through nutritious recipes, sacred self care, and hormone balance. The recipes and practices she shares help women live a “Modern Goddess Lifestyle,” which she defines as a lifestyle intended to help women use their menstrual cycle as a source of power to connect to their intuition, a.k.a. “their inner goddess." She co-facilitates red tent women ceremonies to help women activate their womb space energy and connect with their sisterhood tribe.

Schedule: Saturday, 4-6 pm

Cost: Donation Based


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David Jameson

Offering & Short Description of Modality: 

Ayurvedic Assessment: discover your doshic make up. "what is your dosha.", includes a traditional ancient tongue and pulse reading., receive a basic ayurvedic protocol including ayurvedic dietary, lifestyle and herbal recommendations

Water Shirodhara: Lay in tranquility as a stream of warm water caresses your Third Eye Chakra for half an hour.  The benefits of Shirodhara - the ancient 3rd Eye therapy may include: generate profound relaxation, balance the mind, body and spirit, stabilize the nervous system, assist with sleep hygiene, regulate hormones, stimulate endorphins, increase concentration, increase clarity and prana. clear senses and perception

Bio: David brings to Yoga Fest a wealth of knowledge and experience in Ayurveda!  Ayurveda is a traditional, natural system of healing and medicine that has been practiced in India for over 5,000 years. The word “Ayurveda” literally means “the science of life” in Sanskrit and is known for promoting longevity and a high quality of life. Ayurveda is a holistic and integrated approach to wellness, promoting harmony and balance of body, mind and spirit. Through the successful practice of Ayurveda, one can more fully express one’s true nature, enjoy ideal health and actualize one’s full potential as a human being.

Ayurveda is based on the premise that there are forces, elements and principles in nature that comprise it, hold it together and allow it to function and flow as it does. These same dynamics are also at play in human beings, since we are ultimately a part of nature. Ayurveda offers an integrated, holistic approach to treating and preventing illness using natural therapies, dietary elements and lifestyle interventions.

In Ayurvedic practices, the mind and body not only influence one another- they are each other. Consciousness and physical matter comprise the human body-mind, and it is nearly impossible to delineate where one leaves off and the other begins. Universal consciousness is one force, one energy that is the world, the Universe, the cosmos and everything in it. Pure consciousness is all that is- it is an ocean of intelligent energy that gives rise to all the forms, permeates all forms and is the place to which they return. Ayurvedic studies and philosophies strive to reconnect us with this oneness energy of the consciousness of our true nature. In this realm of consciousness, everything exists, and anything is possible- including optimal health and healing.

David is the owner and director of Blue Lotus Healing Center, LLC in Flint, MI.  He also is the president of OM Wellness Institute that provides holistic educational services and training for the Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) designation and the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant designation (ALC).  

Schedule: Visit the Blue Lotus Healing Center tent (next to Shanti Healing Arts Tent) to view full schedule & to make appointments. 

Cost: Water Shirodhara: 30min for $30 / Ayurvedic Assessment  $40 for 20min