Sacred Garden Yoga founder Cindy Olah discovered a love for nature growing up in Peru. She’s fused that passion with yoga instruction by leading retreats in the mountains of North Georgia, North Carolina, and back home in Peru. Whether outdoors or within her pastel-green workout studio, Cindy and fellow instructors lead non-competitive sessions that foster lifelong friendships. Their group, private, and prenatal sessions emphasize proper body alignment and breath work. Students can also discover healing with reiki and reflexology treatments and workshops on subjects such as meditation and painless band-aid removal.
Certified hypotherapist and life coach Angella Ocheltree helps others chart a course toward a better life. During sessions at Right Path Hypnosis, Angela helps her clients improve their focus, memory, school test scores, sports performance, and ability to cope with others. In addition, she records MP3 self-hypnosis sessions to reinforce her lessons. Her life coaching also helps clients find ways to achieve their goals, from stopping smoking, to losing weight, to overcoming a tragedy.
Your Healthy Life A to Z offers services commonly associate with a spa, such as exfoliation treatments, peels, and other skin-brightening services. However, the center’s specialists can unclog energy blockages just as deftly as they unclog pores. The staff operate according to core values such as compassion, openness, and love, with the mission to connect the community through healing practices for the mind, body, and spirit. One of their strategies is the Emotional Freedom Technique, which replaces acupuncture’s needles with manual tapping along the same energy pathways. The treatment helps energy circulate freely through the body and aims to dissolve negative emotions. Additionally, hypnosis and life coaching sessions help clients break detrimental habits by encouraging positive behaviors and thought patterns.
Arthur Patterson sees energy everywhere he goes. Beyond electromagnetic waves emanating from light bulbs and radios, he sees the deeper, more intimate energy that exudes from each person. He graduated from Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health a decade ago, and he also became nationally certified in massage therapy. While studying massage, Arthur decided to take his work a step further and specialized in massage and energy medicine. Today, he and his expert staff perform a complete holistic analysis on each client, analyzing his or her chakras and posture before performing a variety of services such as foot detox, acupressure, and hypnotherapy.
Tanya R. Edwards calls upon a master’s degree in holistic medicine and more than 20 years of experience to help her clients live their best lives. If this sounds like a challenge, Tanya is up to it. She shares her story—in which she dealt with wrong turns and dead ends on the way to finding her path, purpose, and passion—and uses it to help her clients take a shortcut to find their own “three P’s.” To accomplish this, she offers hypnotherapy, life coaching, and detoxification treatments.
Relinquish Holistic Spa tackles maladies of all stripes with a team made up of an energy healer, a licensed massage therapist, and a reiki master. The cadre of helping hands employs a variety of massage styles that range from deep-tissue massage, heated-stone work, and crystal healing that aims to bring harmony to bodies more effectively than transplanting the vocal chords from an entire barbershop quartet. During chakra-balancing bodywork, the staff guides clients through meditation and breath work paired with more concrete massage. For more modern treatments, the licensed estheticians trot out infrared body wraps and lipo-cavitation to reduce cellulite and eradicate excess pounds.