CZU Fire Support 

Virtual 1-on-1 Sessions

 (No-Cost Sessions; When you contact the pracititioner, inform them that you found them through CZU support.)

We have a wonderful team of Holistic Wellness practitioners offering complimentary services to those directly effected by the CZU Fire. In order to accommodate as many community members as possible, there is a one session per person limit. If you would like more than one private session with a pracititoner, reach out to us directly, info@livityrising.com, and we will do our best to work with you to find creative solutions.

Contact one of the practitioners listed below directly to schedule.

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Corey Miller, L.Ac

Modalities Offered: Coaching/Counseling, Herbal Consultation, TCM Consultation, Trauma Clearing

Corey A. Miller, L.Ac is a California and National board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from internationally recognized, Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. There she completed a four year program with over 3,200 hours of comprehensive clinical and classroom training in both Asian and Western Medicine.

Corey has been studying and working for over 10 years and has completed advanced training in Orthopedics, Five Element Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation. She also attended the University of California, Berkeley were she was a member of the highly ranked NCAA Women’s Water Polo team and earned her degree in Social Cultural Anthropology.

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

To schedule an appointment, contact Corey:

To schedule an appointment, contact Debra

Debra Maya L.Ac.

Modalities: Herbal Consultation, Movement Therapy, TCM Consultation, Trauma Clearing, Energy Healing

I am an Acupuncturist and Holistic Health practitioner, trained in Santa Cruz by some of the nation's leaders in Integrative Health.  My roots in healing were planted when I began learning about the enormously rich array of herbs that grow locally, and how to use them as food and medicine.  This passion continued to blossom as I expanded my studies in herbalism, nutrition, energy work, and acupuncture. 

I specialize in Chronic Immune, Pain, and Fatigue challenges, and focus on whole body wellness and individualized health care. Through overcoming my own complex health challenges, I have accumulated a wealth of experience and information that I consider a gift to share.

Consultations include medical history, constitutional evaluation, personalized nutrition, herbal, and supplement protocols, exercises and other therapeutic recommendations. Acupuncture sessions include integrative Meridian Source Wellness therapeutics and are transformative, meditative, and help bring the entire body and being back to balance.

 

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

Denise Diani

Physical therapist, certified life coach, certified Naam yoga instructor, and yoga therapies practitioner

Modalities Offered: Breathwork, Coaching/Counseling, Movement Therapy (Qigong, Yoga, TRE, Somatics, etc.), Chanting and Meditation

Denise was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, a California native. She went to University of California at Davis for her undergraduate work in Child Development and Health Sciences. She graduated in 1987 from Mount St Mary’s College in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She has been serving the community in healthcare for over 25 years. As a licensed Physical Therapist, Denise specializes in the whole mind-body approach to holistic health & wellness. She became interested in the field of personal growth, human potential, and spiritual development in 1990 which has also lead her into the fields of Life Coaching and Yoga Therapy. 

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

To schedule an appointment, contact Denise:

 

Dorthy Burl Wood

Clinical herbalist, musician, textile artist

Modalities Offered: Herbal Consultation

I am a community and clinical herbalist, with the basis of my work in providing accessible and supportive healthcare for folks of all ages and backgrounds. The modalities I draw from are that of traditional Western herbalism, specifically the medicine of pre-industrial England, Scotland & Ireland, and southern folk herbalism, eclectic herbalism, energetics and phytotherapy. For consultations, I offer sliding scale and ask for a donation for the medicine to cover the cost, and this helps because the majority of the work I do is volunteer and for free. I focus on the bodies’ innate drive towards healing oneself, and supporting body systems so there is space for the whole being to come into balance. I do not body shame or blame.

Licensed/Certified: N/A

Insured: YES

 

Erin Wood, L.Ac., M.S

Modalities Offered: TCM Consultation

Erin Wood is a practitioner of Chinese Medicine specialized in treating pain, anxiety, depression, oppression, injustice, insomnia, digestive issues, and the side-effects of chemotherapy. Her techniques include acupuncture, herbs, cupping, gua sha, trigger points, moxibustion heat therapy, acupressure and dietary therapy. Each treatment is gentle, effective, and custom-tailored to her patient’s needs. She fosters an ongoing practitioner-patient dialogue to create an increased sense of overall well-being and ease.

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

To schedule an appointment, contact Erin:

Kate Robbins

Life Transition Coach and Energy Healer

Modalities Offered: Coaching, Energy Healing, Movement Therapy.

Kate offers deeply connected support and heart-centered communication to people moving through challenging life transitions. Her highest goal is to provide a loving and nurturing environment for you to transform your darkest moments into your greatest triumphs.

Licensed/Certified: N/A

Insured: YES

To schedule an appointment, contact Kate:

Nadino Lollino

Modalities Offered: Breathwork, Movement Therapy (Qigong, Yoga, TRE, Somatics, etc.)

Nadine Lollino has been creating and performing in the arts of dance, costume making and video since 2002. She is currently working under her solo creation, MovementLab, and also co-founder of multi-media collective PosterchildArt. Nadine has previously danced with Anatomical Dance Theater, Breakbone Dance Co., and the Humans, all Chicago-based companies. She has been presenting her own works since 2005, traveling nationally and internationally. Nadine also practices massage therapy and teaches yoga.

She has been developing Moving Meditation classes, a freeform movement practice for all communities to connect to the healing found in dance and music. Nadine spent the last year and a half in Santa Cruz, California and has just moved to Taos NM! Check out www.posterchildart.com for past and current Chicago company projects.

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

 

Mohini Bierbaum 

Reiki Master Level 2 

Modalities Offered: Reiki

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: N/A

To schedule an appointment, contact Mohini:

Melinda Reece

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Holistic Medicine, Philosophy and Spirituality 

Modalities Offered: Breathwork, Coaching, Herbal Consultation, Ayurveda

I am passionate about sharing Ayurveda’s holistic healing system as a framework for physical health, emotional healing, and inner happiness. I believe in the immense capacity of our bodies intelligence to heal and thrive, learning to live in harmony with our inner and outer environments. Through my own struggles with bulimia and childhood trauma, Ayurveda has offered me, and the many people I have worked with, an avenue for true healing and transformation.

My training as an Ayurvedic Practitioner has offered amazing opportunities to study with the most influential Ayurvedic doctors of our time, specializing in Ayurvedic lifestyle guidance, spiritual counseling, Ayurvedic Bodywork and Panchakarma.

My work focuses on connecting with nature’s wisdom and learning how to optimize the dynamic interplay between mind, body, spirit and our environment. I offer support and guidance in understanding one’s unique constitution, helping to discover authentic movement and deep fulfillment.

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

Rachael Williams

Licensed Bowenwork Practitioner

Modalities Offered: Coaching, Energy Healing, Bowenwork 

Rachael Williams is a certified Bowenwork practitioner as well as a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has always been drawn to the healing arts and loves to be able to help people cultivate a sense of peace (physical and non-physical). Bowenwork has been likened to the homeopathy of bodywork; it gently stimulates the body to heal itself. Bowenwork primarily works within the fascial system and through direct, hands-on stretching of the tendons/muscles at various attachment sites, instructs the central nervous system to check in with the tension levels at these location. If there’s an imbalance in the way the structures are being held, the body will adjust itself. Bowenwork, in addition to being powerful for alleviating chronic pain and misalignments, is incredibly nourishing for the nervous system–helping the body enter and stay in a state of parasympathetic (rest and digest) dominance. Beautiful treatment for trauma.

Additional Information: Rachael requires a virtual session with all new clients prior to scheduling in person services.  Reach out to her directly to schedule your virtual session.

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

Suzy Brown

Holistic Nutrition Therapist

Modalities Offered: Herbal Consultation, Reiki

Suzy is a certified Reflexologist trained in the Tennent Technique of Reflexology, Suzy has been in private practice since 2007 when she launched her personal chef business, taking care of her clients through whole and natural food, a short 4 years later Suzy achieved her goal to become a certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and in 2018 she started studying Reflexology, Reiki and Acupressure.

Suzy is currently a Professional member of the Reflexology Association of California, and has a private practice in San Jose and Santa Cruz since 2019, offering reflexology, nutrition coaching, and reiki energy healing to individual clients and onsite at corporate facilities.

Suzy is passionate about Functional Medicine and has seen first hand how Reflexology, Functional Nutrition, Reiki, and meditation has not only benefited her life but also her family’s health since she began her journey back in 1997

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

Dr. Stephanie Smith, L.Ac

Modalities Offered: Energy Healing, Herbal Consultation, Medical Qigong, TCM Consultation

Dr. Stephanie Smith Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist has been in practice for 10 years, she specializes in Chronic Pain, Digestive Disorders, Healthy Aging and Longevity, Women’s Health and Chinese Medicine Dermatology.  She is also versed in Western Supplementation and Chinese Medicine Nutrition. She feels very blessed to be a part of this community and offers a mindfully gentle and effective technique to her acupuncture practice and is a caring person with the goal of treating each person from the root cause of their imbalances, mind, body and spirit. 

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Stephanie Smith:

Nancy Lowe

Modalities Offered: TCM Consultation, Trauma Clearing, EFT, tapping, Emotional Freedom Techniques 

Dr. Nancy Lowe began her career in holistic health over 30 years ago with an interest in natural foods and nutrition. She became a certified massage therapist and soon afterward she was enrolled at Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her acupuncture license in 1987. Today she is a professor at Five Branches and in 2008 after 2 years of rigorous study with many eminent Chinese and American practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine[TCM], which included study at Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou China; she received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine [DAOM].

Nancy continues to study energy and herbal medicine as it applies to the body, mind and spirit. She brings a comprehensive skill set to the treatment room and has the tools to address each patients unique set of health issues from those of the physical body to those of the spirit.

Licensed/Certified: YES

Insured: YES

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