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Practitioners

We are a holistic group of practitioners working together in the healing arts

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April Bodette
Maple Woods Mind/Body Wellbeing 

April is a native Vermonter with descendants from Canada and Ireland. April enjoys gardening, maple sugaring, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, hiking, and swimming, which are some of her outdoor wonders.  She grew up finding connections with horses and became an equestrian. April trained horses and gave riding lessons to younger folks with the same passion. Through the body, April found how the mind and body have a way of creating connection, trust, and safety and communicating with these animals.  She relates this unspoken art form with her Somatic-based mental health counseling and Yoga. 

April holds a Master's in Science degree from Springfield College and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinician in private practice. She is a consultant with our local Head Start preschool program and finds joy in helping children, and staff find their subtle bodies to make connections, trust, and safety in a way that communicates a healthy learning environment. April works with ages from prenatal birth to adulthood of all genders, abilities, disabilities, cultures, foster children, adoption, and socioeconomic differences. April continues her education in trauma-informed, attachment, and parent-child relationship-building psychotherapy. 

April is also trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and blends her mental health counseling career with Yoga.  April has studied for six months with PRYT and continues. 

April has a strong intuitive sense and can hold space to explore the mind-body connection and find answers at one's own pace. 

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Alicia Houghton
Earthbound Wellness

The Earthbound Wellness's owner, Alicia Houghton, recently dedicated her career to helping others find peace, tranquility, and healing through alternative modalities. Alicia previously practiced as a Registered Nurse for over a decade, dedicated to promoting health and wellness. Her practice of Reiki throughout this time has sparked her passion for holistic healing and wellness through her healing journey,  

Alicia recently completed her 200-hour yoga teaching certification from Inspired Yoga, LLC in Newport, Vermont. She has practiced yoga for eleven years, helping her connect her body and mind, and she is excited to share it with others at the beautiful space provided by Commonplace, LLC. Alicia completed a sound healing certification in the summer of 2022 using Tibetan singing bowls instructed by Kirk Jones of Evolvlove Sound Therapy. Most recently, Alicia attended a Lomi Lomi Massage training where she was immersed in Hawaiian culture and spirituality, instructed by Patti Miller of Hawaiian Healing Arts. As of late, Alicia is continuing her studies to become a Holistic Health Practitioner while she continues her education. She is excited to incorporate her previous and newly gained knowledge to share these wonderful modalities with you on your healing journey.

For more on what Alicia offers: earthboundwellness802.com

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Cristina Malanga
Yoga Instructor

Cristina has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She holds two 200-hour yoga certifications and a 300-hour mindfulness certification. Cristina meets her students where they are and encourages them to slow down and focus on their breath. All bodies are different, and all bodies can participate in some form of practice. Cristina is dedicated to her practices and growth and enjoys swimming, nature, dancing, and cooking. She currently works in the school system as a well-being coach and is committed to continued learning and wellness.

Contact Cristina to sign up for a class at 802.673.4090

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Meredith Whitney
Yoga Instructor

The class I will offer is called "Align and Restore." This is a gentle class great for people new to yoga. I use props and modifications to make yoga available for everybody. We will work on body awareness, alignment, and balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Meredith started having a regular yoga practice in 2014 when she joined an Iyengar studio in Montana. She fell in love with using props to make yoga accessible to all bodies. Meredith has a very mild form of ataxic cerebral palsy, and yoga has helped her build strength, flexibility, and balance. More than that, she appreciates yoga as a way of understanding her body better. Meredith's classes include elements of Iyengar, Yin, restorative, Anusara, and Hatha yoga. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Arhanta Yoga Ashram in the Netherlands. Meredith is an educator at Northern State Correctional Facility. She enjoys tarot, dreamwork, being outdoors, and unstructured downtime with her beloved cat, Raj. 

Contact Meredith to sign up for a class: http://meredithwhitneyyoga.com/

Kristy Scott
Krystalline Earth Restorative Healing

Kristy embraces all of humanity and welcomes all beings with loving compassion. Her dedication is all in service to your holy, sacred empowerment and truth. This work is a remembrance of your soul's original blueprint. 

A Shamanic practitioner, Medicine Woman, and Spirit Weaver, Kristy knows the ways of the old; she is a keeper of the earth.

From a young age, she could perceive the otherworldly realms and spent most of her time in the forest. She is the 6th generation of an exceptional piece of land in northern Vermont; the first stewards were the Abenaki. This sacred land and the otherworldly realms shaped her into the person she is today. Shamanism and earth-based rituals feel like home to her because of the inherent connection to something greater. Kristy aims to bridge the gap between science and magic using the quantum field & earth as a direct mirror. By understanding the innate connection between our mind, body, and spirit, we can start to work with the energetic flow of abundant success and health. 

In addition to her role as a shamanic practitioner, Kristy is certified in a two-year program with the Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education, with a concentration in Herbalism and Plant Spirit Medicine. She is also a practitioner in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki tradition. She has participated in many miscellaneous energy & holistic workshops about the physical body, the energetic body, breath, sound, the quantum field, gut health, nutrition, trauma, the vagus nerve, and the lymphatic system. Kristy is also a proud mother of a rising 27-year-old Son. 

For more information on what Kristy offers, visit  www.krystallineearthealing.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Jessica Kennison

    Certified Massage Therapist

    Jessica Kennison was born and raised in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. She has lived in many states, such as Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and many towns in Vermont. Jessica enjoys her family and outdoor activities, such as bike riding with her daughter, hiking, fishing, ice skating, sliding, and cloud gazing! Jessica owned a restaurant from 2014-2020, Brenda's Homestyle Cookin' on Main St, in Newport, Vt. She sold her restaurant to spend more time with her daughter, family, and friends. She returned to school for Massage therapy after taking a break and stepping back. Jessica has always had a passion in life for helping people. Going back to school changed her life for the better. Moving forward in the career she loves, she went through a 750-hour course. She got certified in Anatomy 1 and 2, Physiology 1 and 2, Kinesiology, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Prenatal, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Hydrotherapy, Pathology, Business Practices, Ethics, and Clinical. She could not have finished this program without her family and outstanding teachers at Wellness Massage Center & Institute or the amazing friends she made at school. She is planning on taking her nationals this fall! She will continue taking courses to further her education. She is excited to learn and grow, always looking forward to helping her clients and seeing where her journey will bring her.

For more on what Jessica offers, Call (802) 274-4130.

Jackie Bilodeau

 MSW, LICSW Therapist

 

Jackie is originally from NJ and has lived in Vermont since 1996. She has 30 years of experience in the mental health field in various capacities. She has a strong drive to help people and help humanity. She has strong intuitive and empathic abilities and utilizes these skills in meeting people where they are. Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She enjoys being out in nature, traveling, meditating, camping, working out, and spiritual practice. She has a love for all things metaphysical, tarot, and crystals. She looks forward to the new journey that life has to offer.  

Call (802) 461-9396 to start working with Jackie, or email jackie.bilodeau25@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Goodell

QiGong certified Yoga Instructor

 Shane is family-oriented, light-hearted, and enthusiastic. His struggles have brought him his deepest healing and inspired him to share the life-transforming practice of Tai Chi in hopes that others may find harmony and peace. Tai chi is an ancient healing practice that invokes the qualities of nature for healing. The qualities of healing, balance, and harmony are a way of life. This healing practice is accessible to all body types and doesn't require any special equipment or knowledge. It requires one who wants to heal. In a Tai Chi session, one will experience the synchronization of breath and gentle movement to access the parasympathetic nervous system by promoting the body's relaxation response. In today's fast-paced society, it may be eluding us to believe that there isn't enough time for a healing mind-body practice. I will say that from my experience, I didn't find this to be true and that just 5 or 10 sincere minutes a day can really begin to change one's life, wellness, and the vitality one carries throughout the day. Not to mention a new way of seeing oneself and each new day life brings us.

Shane has a 200-hour certification from Inspired Yoga LLC and has completed levels 1 and 2 from the Integral Institute of Qigong and Tai Chi through Dr. Roger Jahnke, a Chinese medicine doctor and Tai Chi master, and the wonderful teaching staff of the IIQTC.

To contact Shane, please call, text (802) 673-4809, or email shanera7x@gmail.com

Shane accepts Venmo, cash, or check payments.

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Heather Kincaid

Vinyasa Flow 

Meet Heather Kincaid. She is a certified Vinyasa instructor. Vinyasa means "intentional or conscious movement,” every class is guided to be inclusive and accessible to all and designed to take your practice to the next level. 

 

Trained through Y7 Studios in New York City, her flows are intelligently sequenced, guided by verbal cues, and curated to the beat of music to drive movement to breath. Designed to build internal heat, she encourages individuals to turn their focus inward in search of the balance between new edges, staying present, and exploring their own unique journey. 

 

Off the mat, she can often be found with an espresso in one hand and her Doberman named Egypt on a leash in the other. Although based in Vermont, she just returned from living on Vancouver Island and holds a master’s degree in International Human Security and Peacebuilding. 

 

She looks forward to seeing you on the mat soon. 

Contact Heather at

www.HeatherKincaidYoga.com

@HeatherKincaidYoga

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