ANNA (Amba) WINKLER, Director of Shakti Yoga & living arts, E-RYT500, YACEP, LMT

NJ Licensed Massage Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant, Experienced 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Director of Shakti Yoga

Anna is a Licensed Massage Therapist, practicing since 2014. She has been practicing Thai Massage since 2001, Thai Abdominal Massage since 2015 and Myofacial Release Massage since 2016.

Anna is a certified Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda’s first graduating class of 2006. She has been working with Young Living Essential Oils since 2007 and practicing Raindrop Technique since 2008. She is also an Independend Distributor of BEMER (for increased microcirculation).

Anna has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga since 1989. She is a 500 hour experienced yoga teacher, certified through ISYVC, where she was a volunteer staff member for 6 years, as well as with Theresa Rowlands of Studio Yoga in Madison, where she took her next 500 hour training in the Iyengar method. She has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga Yoga since 2002.

Anna is the director of Shakti Yoga & living arts (since June 2005, formerly the Yoga Room in Millburn from 2001).

Anna offers the following: Ayurveda Consultations, BEMER Sessions, Myofascial Release Massage,  Private Yoga Lessons, Raindrop Technique, Therapeutic Integrated Massage, Thai Massage and Thai Abdominal Massage.

Anna can be reached at (973) 727-9910 or


NJ Licensed Massage Therapist, Pediatric Nurse, Registered Yoga Teacher

Charise has always been passionate about health and wellness!! This focus intensified even more after surviving a stroke in 2013. She is now a walking miracle and fully recovered.

Charise has used this knowledge in her service of over 15 years as a pediatric nurse supporting medically fragile children and has recently transitioned to therapeutic massage and bodywork. She also has extensive training and education in holistic health and nutrition, corrective exercises, yoga therapeutics, meditation and breath-work.

Under training with her mentor, Sue Ellen Strong, Charise has become extremely proficient in myofascial release, craniofascial and craniosacral therapies.  She continues to develop her talents in these areas studying the John Barnes form of myofascial release and craniofascial therapy with Dr. Barry Gillespie.

Charise enjoys working with a clients from newborns to those in their advanced years. Her joy of life is evident every day and she is extremely grateful to be part of your healing journey.

Charise offers the following: Myofascial Release (John Barnes Method),  CranioSacral and  CranioFascial Release.

Charise can be reached at (908) 623-9125 or

For Online Scheduling with Charise: Book a Session


NJ Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Natural Healer, Reiki Master and Healing Touch Energy Therapy Practitioner

Chris is a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Natural Healer. She was drawn to massage therapy and energy work when she was looking for relief from a neck injury after leaving the corporate world. She completed her massage therapy training at Brookdale Community College’s School of Therapeutic Massage & Holistic Health and her energy therapy training at the Omega Institute, Healing Touch International, and the Healing Touch Program. She has been practicing Energy Therapy for over 11 years. She is a Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator, a yoga instructor, and hospice volunteer.

Chris offers a complimentary, integrative therapeutic approach to health and wellness using the mind and body healing modalities of Massage Therapy, Healing Touch and Reiki to help her clients with conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue, stress and tension, anxiety, energetic trauma, life transition, and personal direction. She is a mother of three beautiful children and has been a local resident for over 27 years.

Chris offers the following: Healing Touch Energy Therapy and Therapeutic Integrated Massage

Chris can be reached at (973) 444-4091 or  Please visit her website for more information.


Certified Crystal Practitioner, Certified Sound Healer Owner, Crystalgia LLC South Orange NJ

Deborah’s journey towards ownership of Crystalgia, a wellness company specializing in vibrational, energetic healing using crystals and sound, started in the 1980’s while a student at Smith College. Though a native of NYC, Deborah felt at home in the idyllic setting of Northampton where she learned to nurture her Feminine by exploring Tarot Cards and Astrology. Her interest in alternative philosophies continued into graduate school to include studies in I Ching, Feng Shui, Runes and Crystals.

Deborah began her career in advertising at a graphic design firm in NYC where she was a Media Buyer. After her daughter was born in 1994, she moved to NJ to begin a career in global tax consultancy, working for Lucent Technologies and then PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

In retirement, Deborah has refocused on her philosophical interests and began studies with the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy to become a Certified Crystal Practitioner. She also became a Certified Sound Healer under the tutelage of Vicki Gould’s school of Life Changing Energy to enhance and build upon her crystal healing skills. Crystalgia LLC was founded in early 2023.

Based on the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing Method, Deborah’s practice offers an integrated crystal and sound healing experience that is personalized for each client and includes a pre-assessment of the alignment of their chakras and a post session follow-up. The healing session itself utilizes carefully chosen crystals and tuning forks as tools to entrain the body on a cellular level and balance the chakras to achieve a vibrational mind, body and spirit state of wellness.

Deborah offers the following: Crystal Healing

Deborah can be reached at  (862) 205-4144‬ or Visit her website.
Instagram: @crystalgia_by_deborah


NY & NJ Licensed Massage Therapist, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker (NCTMB) and Nationally Certified Reflexologist (ARCB)

Debra is a massage therapist, Qigong Meridian Therapist (QMT), and Reflexologist. Her studies and practice of Qigong began in 1995 when she began studying Qigong Meridian Therapy with a Taoist Master. She was certified in Reflexology in 2005 and Massage in 2007. She continues to expand her knowledge of bodywork and massage and integrates additional knowledge, techniques and Qi into all her sessions. Qi is the same as “Vital Energy” otherwise known Prana, Ki, Mana. She also offers Tao of Medical Qigong (Energy Healing), which is used for deep healing through transfer of Qi from the therapist to the recipient.

Debra is a 200 hour ARCB Certified Reflexologist. She taught reflexology at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NYC) and at Healing Hands Institute (NJ). Locally, she has taught 200 hour reflexology training for certification.

In 2019 Debra did a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training with Anna Winkler and 20 hour Qigong Infused Yoga™ training with Lynn Nicole Smith. She teaches at Shakti Yoga & Living Arts both in person and online.

Debra offers the following: Mana Lomi®, Raindrop Technique, Reflexology, Structural Reflexology, Round Belly Massage, Tao of Medical Qigong. Therapeutic Integrated Massage and QiGong Meridian Therapy.

Debra can be reached at (917) 353-7363 or  Visit her website.

For Online Scheduling with Debra: Book a Session

Please ask about Harmony Series Packages. $15 savings with series.


Certified Sound Healing Practitioner with Master Teacher Suren Shrestha. 

Kati has the following advanced yoga certifications; Yoga for Cancer survivors with Cyndi Lee at Om Center, Yoga for Scoliosis and back care with Elise Browning-Miller, and Restorative Yoga Principles with Roger Cole.

In 2009 Kati received certification in Vibrational Sound Healing with Singing Bowls  with Suren Shrestha. This healing practice established in the Himalayas is performed by local shamans in Nepal, Tibet and parts of India.

In 2015 Kati received a certification in Ayurveda Wellness Education with Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America. In 2016 she received a certification in Healing Touch (endorsed by American Holistic Nurses Association) with Maggi Hutchinson.

Kati has brought her healing abilities to many in the New York Metro area, such as Atlantic Health Integrative Medicine, Carole G. Simon Center for Cancer Care, The Cancer Support Center of Central New Jersey, Summit and Chatham Senior Centers, The Rubin Museum, as well as many private clients.

Kati enjoys deepening her knowledge of the healing arts and guiding people to discover their own innate healing skills.

Kati offers the following: Vibrational Healing with Singing Bowls

Kati can be reached at (862) 206-9034 or


Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Sound Healer

Being a healer is a spiritual journey for me, far beyond being a job. As humanity goes through a great shift in consciousness, I feel blessed to be a part of that reaching for a more compassionate world. I am a practitioner of Chinese medicine and treat through a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils and sound therapy. I work to not only resolve any imbalance in the body, but to help you understand the download that hides behind the dis-ease. From the perspective of this tradition, any physical or emotional suffering we experience is always directly linked to our relationship to change, and the natural world, whose movements reveal the way to our own liberation. I believe that all pain is a calling to return home, to be present for what the movement of life itself wishes to awaken within us.

I received my training at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, where I completed my Master in Acupuncture degree, and additionally completed my certification in Chinese herbology. After receiving my degree, I felt, and still feel, called to go ever deeper with my studies. I have specialized in psycho-spiritual healing, focusing primarily on the treatment of trauma because of its inextricable connection to the ascension process. I mainly offer esoteric and 5 element style acupuncture, consciously working with the etheric and astral bodies.

My knowledge comes not only from my own studies, experience and mentorship, but also from the world of plant medicine and shamanic healing. I currently continue my training in sound therapy with the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine in New Mexico. This medicine involves the use of planetary frequencies and archetypal psychology to illuminate imprisoning thought patterns, open the heart, and remind us of the truth of who we are as creators…and the created, within the divine dream of life.

It would be an honor to work in spirit with you as your healer, to be a gentle guide, and loving ear as you navigate the ups and downs of life.

Natalie offers the following: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Esoteric Acupuncture, and Sound Healing with Tuning Forks

Natalie can be reached at (201) 677-2493 or Please visit for more information.

 Spring – Life after Death and the Spirit of the Liver/Gallbladder in Chinese Medicine

An Article by Natalie Ponce, Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist, Sound Healer

What exists within can always be found out there in the external world too. From a more expanded view, nothing exists in separation, as much as the mind has found comfort in and is accustomed to perceiving things this way. So the seasons too are real life representations of deep internal processes, always inviting us to come closer to that ever-present, eternal truth. Each time we enter a new season, another aspect of our lives (and life in general) is brought into focus. Altogether, the seasons represent the entire cycle of human existence, revealing its hidden meanings and wisdom.

Spring is associated with the Wood element, the Liver and Gallbladder in Chinese medicine, and represents the transition from deep, dark, silent Yin, to exuberant, playful, lighthearted Yang. It is the death, loss and introspection of Winter that gives Spring all of its life and allows us to experience this brightness with gratitude and fullness. The Wood element is felt through the color green, is related to birth, change and growth, the inner child, the innocence of curiosity and wonder…and is related to the “up and out” movement. The Liver itself is associated with strong intention, directionality, vision, planning and expansiveness, the ability to see…and therefore this organ opens to the eyes. The gallbladder on the other hand is associated with courage, judgement, our ability to make decisions that bring our visions to life in the material world, in between states, travel between realms, the shaman archetype. These organs together hold the blueprint of Wood energy in our bodies, and account for the aspect of the human experience associated with individuation, finding one’s soul purpose, the experience of the spiritual seeker, the hero’s journey. Wood is also involved in the act of playing and engaging with the world through the body, in a physical way that can be creatively manifested and felt.

When Spring time comes around, it is this part of the psyche and journey that is illuminated. For those with healthy wood, or who work with this element as their primary element, Spring can be a time of great inspiration and freedom in movement. For those who have imbalances with this element, it can be a time of frustration, anger, repression, fear, feelings of not being able to get to where you want to be even if the vision is clear, or the feeling of being lost, stuck, confused or disconnected…being able to see this life happening all around you and not being able to engage with it, finding it difficult to move, being creatively blocked. In the physical realm this can express itself as allergies, fatigue, skin related issues like eczema, migraines, headaches, insomnia or sleep disturbance, menstrual irregularities and digestive issues.

Spring is also associated with wind, which we see in Chinese medicine as representing change, the constant flow and unpredictability of life which cannot be grasped or contained, only lived…and in the living, constantly letting go. One of the teachings associated with wind is that…in all this change and chaos, somehow divinity is still putting everything in its rightful place, and that the need to control is truly the fear of life. Sometimes, resistance we feel to this inherent part of life can also show itself during this time, and instead of the natural “up and out” movement of Spring, we retreat further inward and away from the outside world, afraid of letting anyone in that might pull us out of that dream.

The Liver also anchors a spirit called the Hun. This is the spirit that holds our akashic records and stores all our memories from this lifetime and previous incarnations, as well as ancestral memory. This spirit is what gives us a sense of time: past, present and future…allowing us to have physical body experiences of this world and others. The Hun carries out one’s divine destiny, sending the vision of this information up into the heart where it can be made conscious and lived out in the external world. The Liver holds the blood in Chinese medicine, and it is through the blood that we store memory, emotion, and experience. When the Hun is grounded through healthy amounts of blood and yin, qi flows smoothly through the meridians via the Liver. This feels like being in total flow and alignment with your highest purpose, as well as the collective’s highest purpose during this time in history.

One of the great beauties of Chinese medicine is that we can access these information circuits and directly communicate with the energetics of spring in the body. It is an esoteric medicine at its core…and all physical states of imbalance are always reflecting deeper psychological and spiritual states. In a world where so many are filled with a deep fear of life and death, and being constantly busy, distracted, and overstimulated has become the norm, how else would we know that something is truly wrong if it did not manifest as some physical issue that forces us to stop and look? In the never-ending ceremony of life and within the altar of our bodies, every physical hurt or emotional pain is always a divine message leading us back home. As we heal and come back into right relationship with mother earth and our deepest truth, we begin to get our vitality back, reclaiming that highest wish for our lives, remembering all that we are, and the magic of this world. It is our Wood element that inspires us to take another step forward, to release ourselves from the past and breathe in a new tomorrow.

I am here to provide spiritual support through the prayer that is this medicine. If you’d like to learn more or schedule an appointment, please reach out to Lunita Spirit Healing at 201-677-2493 by text or call. You may also email me at

Always a blessing to be of service, Natalie.