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 it's affiliates offer a variety of services."
Kim Kane - Massage Therapist
A graduate of the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy, Kim is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, medical and Eastern massage. She is also dedicated to continuing her education in cranial sacral therapy, hot stone massage and reflexology, for the total well-being of each client.
Available Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 5
Johanna Schwarzbeck - Massage Therapist
Johanna Schwarzbeck is a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City with over ten years of professional experience in the broader field of massage therapy. She studied the Art of Ohashiatsu®, a Japanese bodywork technique, with Mr. Wataru Ohashi, founder and director of the Ohashiatsu® Institute in New York City. Johanna is also a Reiki two-atonement practitioner, which gives her an intuitive approach to understanding what people require in their sessions. She also works with reflexology, craniosacral therapy and visualization.
These modalities may be combined in to a single session or offered separately as you prefer. It may be of added interest that Johanna Schwarzbeck is a certified Pregnancy Massage practitioner and a Birth Assistant, with compassion for woman during these special times.
Available Mondays, Tuesdays & some Saturdays.
Julian Broughton - Massage Therapist
Julian graduated the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in 2005, and is a licensed massage therapist in New York State. Julian also holds an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy. Julian specializes in neck and shoulder massage as well as hip work, to alleviate Sciatica, ITB and other lower extremity issues. He has extensive knowledge with deep tissue, Swedish, sports, medical, shiatsu, and cranio-sacral treatments.
Available Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Veronica Renzo - Massage Therapist
Veronica is a graduate of the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy and a member of NCBTMB. She also holds a BA from Marist College. Veronica offers a wonderful combination of therapeutic and treatment massage. She uses her intuition and education to provide her clients with the most effective treatments she can. Veronica is kind and compassionate and treats every client as an individual, giving him or her complete experience for mind, body and soul.
Available Saturday, Sunday & after 5pm weeknights.
John Evans - NYS Licensed Massage Therapist & Usui Reiki Master
A graduate of the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy. John has successfully completed the 1040 credit hours of training required by the State of NY. Studies included over 100 hours of clinical and over 500 hours of Anatomy, Physiology, Myology, Soft Tissue Assessment, Geriatric/Medical Massage, Myofascial, Sports, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, and Shiatsu. Available Tuesday's, Thursday's, and Sunday's.
Jenna Berryann - Esthetician
Jenna graduated from The Hudson Valley School of Aesthetics in 2006 and is licensed by NYS. She has worked at the Copperhood Inn and Spa where she gained a European "touch". She studied advanced paramedical aesthetics in school which included chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, and various methods of hair removal. It's Jenna's passion to have you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.
Patricia Holtz - Acupuncture and Herbs
Patricia graduated from the Pacific College in Oriental Medicine in 1998 and is licensed by NYS. She has apprenticed with herbalists William Le Sassier and Pam Montgomery. In order to improve her knowledge of healing and skills she frequently takes continuing education classes in acupuncture and herbs. She currently is attending Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardening training so that she can better grow some of the herbs she recommends to clients (and veggies too).
Stephanie Paniccia - Zumba Instructor
Stephanie is a Zumba Instructor here at Innerlight Health Spa. I 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 me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Check out my class schedule, and be prepared to shake, shimmy, salsa, and sweat towards your personal goals! I look forward to seeing you soon!
Teaches Wednesday 7pm, and Sat 11am
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 repair both physical and mental traumas we sustain.
He teaches a Warm Vinyasa-style of yoga in which the studio is heated between 80-85 degrees, allowing for the release of toxins and the ability of each student to go deeper into postures with less risk of injury. His class size is limited to 10 students so that proper attention is paid to each person.
Sunday 12:30pm & Wed 5:30pm.
Julia Erodsy - Yoga Specialist
Julia is a graduate of Haverford College, where she studied English and Psychology. In June 2012, she received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Satya Yoga Center in Rhinebeck. She brings a multidisciplinary background to yoga teaching, with approaches ranging from literary studies, neuroscience, vinyasa, restorative poses, tai chi, Hindu philosophy, Quaker values – it’s all yoga, or somehow related! Her philosophy is that if you maintain yoga in your life, yoga will inevitably maintain you. In her classes, she strives to offer students different paths to practice so that they can choose how to walk with yoga every day. She feels never-ending gratitude for her teachers and her students. As someone who has had alopecia totalis since infancy (which just means she doesn’t have any hair), Julia believes that bald is beautiful, and that all kinds of physical difference are to be respected and celebrated.
Monday 4:30 & 6:00 Thursday 5:30.
Nava Silverstein- Sivananda yoga, a classical Hatha style yoga with an emphasis on a meditative and spiritual practice. This class will include Sanskrit prayers, breathing exercises, holding asanas (postures), brief talks on the philosophy of Sivananda yoga, and a guided final relaxation.
The aim of the class is for the students to gain a greater awareness and appriciation for their body and inner peace as well as to leave feeling refreshed and balanced.
"I recently completed my 200hrs teacher training course at the Sivananda ashram in Madurai, India. This course taught me about the meditative, spiritual, and lifestyle aspects of yoga. When I was dealing with several traumas, yoga got me back in touch with my body and decreased my anxiety. Yoga has many benefits including decreased stress, increased flexibility and strength, toning and regulating the internal organs, improved concentration, and greater sense of connection with yourself and the world around you." -Nava
"Inner peace leads to external peace." "Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way." -Swami Sivananda
Rona Mannain - Children's Yoga
After being a Teacher's Assistant for over twenty years, Rona currently teaches Children's Yoga at InnerLight, as well as with children with special needs in a private school in Poughkeepsie, NY. Rona is a graduate of the YogaScape school of Raja Hatha Yoga in Carmel, NY and she is also a certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master. Rona says, "Teaching yoga to children has been such a great learning experience for me. They have taught me so much of what life is really about."
Kathy Carey - Yoga, Reiki, One Light Healing Touch
Kathy Carey has been teaching yoga and fitness classes for 20 years. She is a certified yoga instructor, fitness instructor, water exercise instructor and personal trainer. Kathy teaches specialized classes in Yoga such as Restorative Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and in fitness such as Strength, Stretch and Balance classes for seniors. Her insightful teaching adds a personal touch to every class, helping you feel like every class was designed with you in mind.
Kathy is certified as a Reiki Master and as a One Light Healing Touch Practioner.
Ashley "Reshkiga" Enright - Belly Dance - Wednesday
Ashley "Reshkiga" Enright has been belly dancing on and off for 8 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 festival to stage produtions.
As a reflection of the warmth she has experienced within the belly dance community she will be teaching an open level class to bring together dancers of all shapes, ages 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!
Lourdes Cruz - Adult & Children Dance Instruction
I began teaching social and competitive dance in 1998 at Fred Astaire's Dance Studio. Following several years of competing and coaching, I began exploring the variety of dance and music that encompass Salsa/Mambo. It did not take long to fall hopelessly in love with the richness of the rhythms and freedom for the movement. I currently continue my work at Fred Astaire's Dance Studios where I teach students ages three and up. I recently have begun intensive work on the dynamics of partnership and balance in the various styles of Salsa, Argentine Tango, and West Coast Swing.
Yolanda Marie Terralavoro, HHC
As an Elementary School Teacher working in the Hyde Park Central School District for the past 12 years, it was obvious that something was negatively affecting the learning, memory, and behavior of more children as each year passed. While informally studying all of the learning disabilities and behavior disorders that my students were suffering from, I found nutrition to be the underlying theme throughout. So naturally, nutrition became my focus of study to try and help my students understand that what they put into their bodies, affects every aspect of their health and well being.
I wrote an informational booklet through Marist College for my students and their families in the hopes of making positive changes in their lives. I continued my studies and graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC. As a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, I was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole. The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person's food is another person's poison, and that's why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I'll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
Come to one of my workshops or join my 6-month individualized program and gain the knowledge to make positive changes in your life starting today, because 'Knowledge is Power'. I look forward to meeting you and sharing your journey to ultimate health and wellness!
For Elana, one of the greatest joys in life is witnessing people connect to their own authenticity. Her work with both Transformational Kinesiology(TK) and Nonviolent Communication(NVC) are powerful tools for Self- connection and for truly authentic living. She began working with NVC in 2001 and has been studying and practicing Transformational Kinesiology since 2004, with amazing results for both herself and the people she works with. People say they can hardly believe the transformation that has taken place in their lives through this work and are amazed at who they become and all of the positive ways they show up in the world as a result.
Elana will be teaching regular workshops at the spa, and will be available for private sessions the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Lorraine is dedicated and passionate in her profession and offers Herbal Wellness Consultations, Reiki Sessions, Reflexology, Qi Gong Classes, Workshops and a variety of herbal products and modalities in addition to her guidance programs for a complete package to health and wellness.
Kathy Krumm of Posh & Polished Nail Care-
Kathy has been a licensed nail technician for 14 years. Her love of nails lead her to start "Posh & Polished."
Posh & Polished is a solo owned & operated NAIL CARE salon located upstairs...inside the InnerLight Health Spa. "A private little getaway." Kathy specializes in Posh Natural Nail Care~ manicures, pedicures, spa manis/pedis, & SHELLAC. For those who like Nail Enhancements, Kathy also does Acrylic Nails. (including Pink & Whites) Kathy follows NYS guidelines and properly sanitizes her tools and uses new files & buffers...for the safety of each client. Kathy also does Posh Parties...FOR all ages! A POSH Ladies Night Out or a POSH way to celebrate your lil' princesses Birthday! From the invitations to the theme related decor, The attention to detail separates her apart from ordinary parties and makes planning your next celebration so much easier! Choose from one of her POSH packages or Custom create one that is right for U!
Kathy's NAIL CARE Services are available...
Tuesday-Saturday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call...914.469.5639
...~*Be PAMPERed...Be Posh & Polished*~.
Karson - InnerLight's Youngest Edition
For anyone in need of 'baby therapy', Karson is available to make you smile if you are in need of a quick pick-me-up.