What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Rodrigo Baena is an expert in happiness. He was profiled in THE OREGONIAN for his project to make Portland a happier place. He's helped individuals & organizations to improve communication, productivity, decision making and relationship skills, leading people to live more balanced & fulfilled lives.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
From Rodrigo: "I've had the opportunity to live in many different countries. It's been inspiring to see how people manage to be happy and enjoy life, despite challenging life circumstances. I began to question what lies at the root of happiness, which led to my personal and professional studies.
What do you love most about your job?
The people! I work with amazing individuals, most of whom are getting by, but want to reach their optimum. It is an honor to witness their growth and guide their personal and professional transformation into the people they have always wanted to be.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"His optimistic, eager, and intuitive approach to empowerment is so effective! It does require effort to change habits, but Rodrigo's experience and skill at breaking them down into smaller, more accessible pieces does make it easier." -- From Debbie S.
During the customized massages she performs at the Anisha health center, licensed massage therapist and certified holistic coach Jamie Smith doesn't just listen to what her clients have to say—she also listens to their bodies. By adjusting her strokes to target and heal the areas that require attention, Jamie can help restore wellbeing to those who need it most, including accident victims, stressed professionals, and those who Jamie believes are the most deserving: caregivers and health-care professionals who don't take time to care for themselves. Massage sessions are enhanced by Quintessence Oils, the therapist's personal line of food-grade essential oils that she hand blends in a range of therapeutic scents. Jamie also uplifts the rest of the body through the flexibility training of somatic coaching, the health plans of holistic nutrition counseling, and space-organizing services that help declutter any room and ensure food and body-care products are free of unhealthy ingredients and witches' spells.
When not rebalancing her clients minds and bodies, Jamie takes the time to give back to her community by volunteering for Bike MS and organizing benefit events for the Oregon Humane Society & Feral Cat Coalition.
As owner and operator of Oracle Wellness, Sushila blends intuitive counseling with practical knowledge of skincare and reflexology to promote inner and outer wellness and beauty. Guests can turn to reiki to unblock energy channels or rehab their complexions with Ayurvedic face rejuvenation. Tarot readings are also available to aid with tough questions, such as "should I get married?" or "why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways?"
Work on mastering your balance, alignment and yoga postures at Big Yoga Yoga in Portland.
You'll be shocked by the sheer number of sweat glands you never knew you had when you attend a hot yoga class at Big Yoga Yoga.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Not only is Samira Alemana a Reiki master teacher and practitioner, she's an expert in so many energy healing techniques that she could power a large city. Clients can solicit her intuitive abilities for an in-depth tarot reading or request Goddess Mentor life coaching for advice on work, love, or finances. Energy healing sessions may be performed at her office or remotely via Skype.
Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.