Spa: 4326 Rt. 9, Hyde Park NY / Studio: 1 E. Dorsey Ln, Pok. NY - Biographies
The Team @InnerLight

AnnMarie Shirley - Owner/Self-Care Specialist
"Thank you for visiting InnerLight! Please allow me to help you find the proper care you need to achieve your wellness goals. Whether recovering from an injury or planning a preventative maintenance regimen, InnerLight and offer a variety of services."

Diane Keenan - LMT
Nurture yourself, refresh, recharge and rejuvenate with a different kind of service that is a delicious experience for the senses. Escape the pressures of a stressful life; allow me to melt away all your tensions anxiety and frustrations with my combination soothing scents, energy work, and caring touch. Total relaxation awaits you at Innerlight call and your appointment with me TODAY! A graduate the FingerLakes School of Massage, Ithaca NY in 2007,and a licensed massage therapist in New York is also certified in both Reiki and IET (Integrated Energy Therapy®). Check our Spa packages &memberships page for the exclusive services I provide. 

Kathryn Andren, Massage Therapist, Astrologer & Intuitive.
You are in good hands! Kathryn brings over 18 years of professional experience and intuitive wisdom to the massage table.  Relax and rejuvenate with her unique massage sessions. Enjoy a dynamic blend of Hawaii healing massage integrated with energy healing bodywork; including Cranio-Sacral therapy, Reflexology, Reiki and more. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she holds a BA in Psychology and is a graduate of the Holistic Practitioner Program from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky brings a passionate and practical approach to her life and work.

Julian Broughton, LMT
Trained in Theraptic, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Cranial Sacral Therapy

Kelly Alexander, LMT
I am a veteran of the New York Army National Guard and I entered into the field of massage because of it's physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. I decided to become a licensed massage therapist after returning home from Iraq. I trained at the Fingerlake School of Massage Therapy. I have enjoyed this profession for 7 years. Let's work together to personalize a massage just right for you! I am a good listener and mindful professional therapist. Choose a hot stone massage and feel the heat of the stones start to melt away tension in the muscle bellies, or choose connective tissue therapy to help expand the room in which your muscles have to breathe. Enjoy and be encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle at InnerLight! See you at the Spa!

Kathleen M. Pascazi, LMT 
Kathleen, a former Spa owner with a client following from Westchester to Dutchess County, is a graduate of the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy, in New Paltz, NY. She is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. Kathleen performs all types of massage, including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Medical, MLD, Pre & Post Natal, and Hot Stone. Kathleen is also a Reiki practitioner, who performs reflexology, and ear candling. She is the mother of 3 children, and a grandmother to 1 baby girl. Kathleen has been described as having a nurturing personality, and a healing touch.



Patricia Holtz, L.Ac. has been licensed to practice acupuncture since 1998. She regularly takes continuing education classes to enhance her skills and knowledge & enable her to better care for her clients. Her scope of practice includes herbal medicine & flower essences. She has apprenticed with renowned western herbalists and authors: Matthew Wood, William LeSassier, Pam Montgomery, Robin Rose Bennett. 

Colleges: A.S. from Dutchess Community College, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Adelphi University, DAc. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Patricia was born in Poughkeepsie & is happy to call the beautiful Hudson Valley her home. She is the mother to a wonderful kid who is the sunshine in her life.

I am an in-network Blue Cross/Blue Shield provider and applying to become a in network United HealthCare Provider. Please ask me any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage.

Carissa Cullen, Reiki Master & Hypnobabies Instructor

Carissa is a trained and Certified Reiki Master serving the Hudson Valley Region of New York. In October 2013, she received her initiation to the Master level of the Usui Reiki Natural System of Healing. She incorporates the energy healing practice of Reiki into all aspects of her life, personally and professionally. Carissa's presence puts her clients at ease, and those who receive Reiki from her commonly experience very pleasing and powerful benefits.  She is dedicated to helping others with any aspect of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  Carissa's healing experience has proven, time and again, how Reiki is such a fantastic technique for promoting self-healing, comfort, deep relaxation, balance and well-being on all levels, at any age. As a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA Essential Oils, she also enjoys offering oils, as an added layer of relaxation for her clients.

Carissa is a trained and certified Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor. Hypno-Doula and an experienced Hypno-Mommy. She believes that a comprehensive childbirth education, paired with Hypnobabies childbirth hypnosis techniques make a great cornerstone in anyone's birth preparation process. Carissa finds this course to be compatible with many different birth philosophies, and incredibly helpful to the birth partners, too.  Carissa's birth philosophy is one that incorporates the importance of balance on all levels, and following your body and your intuition. Carissa's students enter their birthing time with a strong trust that whichever path the birthing takes, it's the right one for Mom and Baby.

Skin Care

Jessica Koroxenos, Esthetician
Jessica graduated from Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care in 2008. She loves to help people with their skin care needs as well as waxing. Her goal is to help you maintain a more youthful, healthy glowing skin while you relax.


Gina Burton, "The Tarot Lady" 

Gifted, tarot reader at your service, specializing in love and relationships, career, health and energy work. Your reading will be life changing: loaded with detailed and accurate information, as well as practical advice to help you overcome the barriers between you and your dreams. The Faeries Oracle and The Celtic Fairy Tarot are tools that I have been using for over a decade to help my clients find out how to heal their lives, in and out of love. The faeries have a gentle yet truthful guidance to help you make the best decisions. Mind, body, and soul are connected, so as a follow up to your reading, you will receive "action steps" that will promote ideal results in your situation. As a Reiki master, I will include energetic exercises as part of your reading to help redirect the flow of energy in your life, bringing positive forces of the universe into alignment alongside your new pathway. If you want a heart-centered reader who is affirmative and supportive, I'm here for you. Guidance, compassion, and accurate answers are just one session away. Please note that no matter your situation, I am not here to judge, condemn, or be accusatory toward you in any way! I am here to guide you toward your highest good. As an experienced reader for over 10 I've been putting my gifts to work around the country with countless clients improving their health, wealth and . Much love and many blessings. 

Stephanie Paniccia - Zumba Instructor
Stephanie is a Zumba Instructor here at Innerlight Health Spa. She became certified in May of 2010 and have been a part of the Innerlight family since June of 2010. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join her and you'll see what she means. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow her lead. It's easy! Check out her class schedule, and be prepared to shake, shimmy, salsa, and sweat towards your personal goals!
Wednesday 7pm, and Sat 9am
Kraig with a 'K' Certified Yoga Teacher and Spa Reconstructionist
Under the direction of Michael Stein of Ashtanga of New Paltz, Kraig earned his Yoga Teacher Certification with the goal of helping others achieve wellness through yoga.  While still recovering from numerous sports-related traumas and debilitating injuries to his spine, he found yoga to be the answer to both physical and mental traumas we sustain.

Abby Nathanson- Abby Nathanson earned her Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certification from the Center for Yoga of Seattle, a school that teaches in the Iyengar method of hatha yoga with a grounding in precise alignment and using props to find the ideal pose for . Abby loves to welcome others to healing and heartening through the delightful practice of yoga, whether by playfully flowing to eclectic music mixes or carefully analyzing triangle pose. She graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie where she studied Sociology and Africana Studies. Abby directs EPIC, a program for high school student leaders in Northeast Dutchess County, and also coordinates Women's Power Space, an initiative for women's empowerment and yoga in the City of Poughkeepsie. To get in touch with Abby, please write to

Reshkiga - Belly Dance
Reshkiga has been belly dancing 8 over years and loves to continue to learn and explore. She draws inspiration from all forms of belly dance and has adopted a fusion style with elements of tribal, cabaret, and theatrical as well as elements of modern dance. She has enjoyed a range of performance opportunities from dancing at to stage productions.
As a reflection of she has experienced within   she will be teaching an open level class to bring together dancers of all shapes, and abilities. Each class a short choreography will be taught and adapted to the needs of the individual. Movements will range from the slow and sensuous to dramatic, fast paced and flirty. She looks forward to sharing the workout, artistry and fun the dance offers to all!
 Shari - Belly Dance
Shari attended her first belly dance class over 10 years and falls more in love with the art form as each day passes. She has been fortunate enough to study the best instructors in the world - Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour.  The Salimpour formats have given her an extremely well-rounded education in Middle Eastern dance, from precise technique and emotional perspective  to music theory, and cultural representation. She is passionate to learn all she can and advance through the Salimpour School of Belly Dance, where she currently holds Level 2 certifications in both the Suhaila and Jamila and has recently been invited to join Bal Anat, founded by Jamila in 1968 and now directed by Suhaila Salimpour.
Lourdes Cruz - Ballroom, Salsa & Latin, Tango, East & West Coast Swing
She has a 13 dance major, and over 15 years experience teaching social and competitive dance.  She is kind and energetic and has experience working individually and in groups with children and adults of all ages.  Together with her partners, Ian Cameron (Head Instructor at A.Q.M.A.I.), and John Derick Co (Senior Latin Blackpool Champion 2005) they teach with the understanding that each dance starts by learning to root your steps and in time developing the ability to lead and follow with ease and poise. Each class is approached with fun and ease in mind and carefully allows each student to build on their strengths. Classes benefit from the instructors' dedication to dance and family, as well as their extensive knowledge of other dance forms and body mechanics.

Karen Abramson ~ (845) 559-7428
Karen Abramson completed Yoga Teacher Training with the combined teaching team of Michael Stein and Ami Hirschstein at YogAlive! in New Paltz, New York. The course of study included training and testing Anatomy, Alignment, Asana,
Communication, Pranayama, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Class Sequencing, Meditation,
Comparative Teachings and Hands On Adjustments. Karen is a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Teacher and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Karen's teaching style is generally vinyasa, offering the dance of yoga where one pose flows gracefully to the next, allowing the student an opportunity to connect with their inner voice. Karen also offers a weekly chair yoga therapy class for physically challenged students.

Debra -Clegg- Qigong
She has studied energy work extensively since 1980 with Delores Krieger, RN,   (former Professor of Nursing at NYU)  and Dora Kunz, (internationally known healer), both founders of Therapeutic Touch system. She has created weekend workshops at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center. The workshop- "Rest your soul, Renew your spirit", is now in its 8th year.

Richard Clegg - Qigong
He has been involved with eastern study for most of his adult life. He has a masters rank in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do, with 30 years of practice.
Both Richard and Debra have spent over 7 weeks in China on several trips with their Qigong teacher Michael Winn, and also several weeks with Mantak Chia in China and here in the USA. Their time in China was learning Qigong and also doing Daoist longevity cultivation in the caves above Huashan with the Zheng Yi Daoist Monk - Stone of Perfection. They have studied Qigong together for 16 years.  They teach it locally and abroad offering workshops, classes and weekend retreats. they are also graduates of Donna Karan's  Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program in NYC. They are medical Qigong Practitioners, with a local office.  Their Medical Qigong studies have been with Lisa and Dean of the International Institute of medical Qigong.