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Who We Are

A Place Called Om Tribe

 

Jennifer Ann

Owner/ Certified Yoga Instructor

Jennifer's journey into this practice began long before she knew the journey had begun. Through much trauma and struggles with her own addictions and darkness, she has emerged into the light and brought with her a fire that illuminates even the darkest corners.
Her classes com from her spirit and her stories. Come prepared to laugh, possibly hear the f bomb or shed a tear.
She also offers Aromatouch sessions sprinkled with IET and reiki. 
She will be offering private Thai yoga sessions in late fall.

Ann Becker

Reiki Master

After an extensive career in a managerial position as a business professional, Annie was drawn into the world of light workers and healers.  She has been a receiver of energy healings, specifically Reiki, for 15 years and knows that it has changed her core being. In May of 2019 she earned her Reiki Master and is now ready to share her skills with her community.
To book an appointment call Annie at (518) 857-1705 or email beckeroni@verizon.net

Allison Gammon

Certified Yoga Instructor

Allison Gammon has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2016. She has been teaching yoga to adults with developmental disabilities for the last two years and her 6-year-old daughter loves doing yoga with her!

When Allison isn’t teaching yoga, she provides in-home therapy to young children with Autism. She received her bachelor’s in psychology from Tulane University in 2005 and received her master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Auburn University in 2007. Allison is excited to combine her love of yoga with her love of working with children. She is passionate about teaching yoga and mindfulness to children as a way to help them understand and manage their emotions, cope with difficulties, and to trust their intuition.

She is the creator and operator of Namastars. For more information visit

Https://www.namastarkids.com

Theresa Knorr

Certified Tai Chi Instructor

Theresa Knorr is the Director of Education and Training at Friends of Recovery  - New York and owner of BALANCE Recovery Consultation. She completed her Tai Chi training at Green Mountain  Institute in 2000 and has been teaching esoteric psychology, meditation, and ontology since 2001. 

Tai Chi for Recovery is her adaptation of a Cheng man-ching yang style form call The Baby Dragon created by Master Cody Templeton.  This easy to learn short form is choreographed to the serenity prayer and incorporates addiction recovery concepts. It is however,  design for anyone looking for more  serenity, acceptance, courage and wisdom.    We're all in recovery from something.

Vicki Loubier

Certified Integrative Energy Therapy Practitioner/Master Instructor and Intuitive Medium

Vicki Loubier is a Certified Integrated Energy Therapy Master Instructor and an Intuitive Medium.
Vicki has been intuitive since childhood, she began developing her gifts during her adult life and it was a natural progression for her to follow a path into the healing arts. Vicki has greatly benefited from the Healing Energy of the Angels with Integrated Energy Therapy in her own life and she is now excited to share this experience and her gifts with others. She is a lighthouse, ready to share and shine her light upon the world!
She has many gifts to offer including Intuitive Tarot Card reading and will be offering reading circles as well as other workshops at the studio.

Nicole Miele

Reiki Master & Resident Sound Practitioner

Nicole Miele is the owner of Rock & Soul Wellness and is a practicing Reiki Master, sound practitioner, art facilitator, and musician. She was trained in the practices of Usui Reiki through the International Center for Reiki Training, Animal Reiki through Animal Reiki Source, and sound healing through the Sound Healing Academy. She also leads meditations, facilitates creative workshops, and performs Kirtan with the duo Unbounded, throughout the Capital District.  


Nicole is excited to offer her services at A Place Called OM in 2020.  Join her for monthly sound baths that take place on the first Friday of the month. 


Services offered:  Reiki Sessions & Trainings - Animal Reiki Sessions & Trainings - Sound Healing Sessions - Meditations - Mandala Art Classes.


Contact Nicole

www.rocksoulwellness.com

518-299-2002

nicole@rocksoulwellness.com

Facebook & Instagram: rocksoulreiki

Joely Miller

Certified Vinyasa/Y12SR Yoga Instructor

Joely has been practicing yoga for 10 years and credits her dedicated practice, and a 12-Step program with helping her to break a cycle of addiction and abuse and live a life that is free from fear.   Joely received her RYT 200 certification in 2018 and completed her Y12SR certification in 2020.  She has a spiritual and fun approach to teaching with a focus on empowerment. A trauma survivor herself, she practices and teaches yoga with a radical sense of self-acceptance and a strong focus on loving self-talk and positive, healing energies. Focusing on the power of breath,  she incorporates breathing exercises and meditation into some of her teachings.   Joely is a lover of all things music and has been singing professionally for close to 20 years. She incorporates this love of music into eclectic playlists and classes geared towards opening one’s self to love, laughter and freedom.

Laura Normile

Intuitive Healer

Laura Normile earned a Master of Arts degree in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her passion for exploring new ways of healing and devotion to alleviating suffering inspired the creation of a holistic practice called Psychosomatic Journey®. Psychosomatic Journey® is a creative, intuitive process designed to support an individual's capacity to heal their psycho-emotional wounds and decrease the emotional intensity of painful memories. During Psychosomatic Journey® we create an alternative experience of the painful past event that inspires a sense of resolution, healing, empowerment, and supports the release of heavy emotions.

DeAndra Rose

Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor

DeAndra developed her regular yoga practice in 2015 as a complement to strength training and cardio. Overcoming several childhood tragedies, she immediately recognized that the benefits of yoga were far more than just physical; along with exercise and healthy eating, her personal practice has aided in her battle against anxiety and depression. She believes yoga is a true gift necessary to live a peaceful and happy life on this planet. She wishes to pass this gift along through her Hatha classes. DeAndra received her 200 hour certification in April of 2018 from Lauren Toolin’s school, Yoga Vidya, in Troy, New York. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta and an Associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She offers thematic sequencing and pranayama to integrate the body, mind and breath. This integration begins the journey to uncover the light within us all.

Nancy Schramek

Liscensed Massage Therapist

Hi. I'm Nancy Schramek. I went to the Fingerlakes School of Massage and graduated in 1997. It was the best thing I ever did. I love my work. Helping clients get their knots out, facilitating them to relax and reminding them they're receiving, is so important to me. So many women and men give to so many all day, a massage is an opportunity to fill up your well. I do a deeper swedish massage with a mix of other modalities.
I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you.
For an appointment call or text (518) 669-2419

Jennifer Siciliano

Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Jennifer has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Yoga has had such a profound healing effect on everything in her life, she found herself called to become a teacher and completed her 200 hour training certification at the Kripalu School of Yoga in 2016. A true believer in the mind-body connection, Jennifer stays true to her training in bringing a breath based, traditional Hatha yoga experience to her students. Jennifer has since been teaching yoga locally at various schools to teachers, youth, and high school sports organizations, in addition to teaching privately, local businesses and at a local fitness center. Jennifer is a mother of three children. An avid lover of art and music, Jennifer is a free lance artist who spends her time creating her own art, while working on commissions and bringing joy to children with her face painting business.

Barbara Stepniak

Certified Master Instructor for IET

Barbara is the Managing Director of the Center of Being, home to Integrated Energy Therapy®. She holds an AS in Transformational Psychology and a BS in Wellness and Fitness.  

It was through her studies that she gained the love and passion for alternative holistic therapies. She is a certified Master-Instructor for IET®, Life Coach, Guided Imagery Coach, Mind, Body, Fitness Coach, Holistic Wellness Coach and Reiki Practitioner. 

Barbara works with students and clients to empower them to engage in self-care. She helps them understand that it is in their power to create the life they want and they are in control of how they feel. Her work includes a mixture of techniques so that each student and/or client walks away with a toolbox of simple techniques they can use to improve the mental, emotional and physical wellness. It's all about education and realizing confidence is as simple as knowing we are capable of anything with the right mindset. It is the time to get those "issues out of your tissues" and live the life you love and love the life you live. 

She began this path over 15 years ago, when her own life was at rock bottom. Losing both parents to cancer and three siblings in a short period brought her to very dark place. It was through her studies and incorporating the techniques she was learning that her life shifted in unexpected ways. She owes everything she has and who she has become to the techniques that are in her toolbox. 

Sarah VanLeer

Certified Jaguar Path and Yoga Instructor

After practicing law for 35 years, Sarah retired from the NYS Department of Health in 2010 to pursue less linear approaches to good health.She is a 30 plus year yoga practitioner focused on Kripalu yoga for my personal practice. Sarah is a RYT-200, registered with Yoga Alliance. Her 200-hour training is in Jaguar Path Yoga, a vigorous vinyasa practice that fuses elements of yoga with elements of Peruvian shamanism. She holds a certificate from Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, which she's  been teaching for several years. She is also certified to teach yin yoga, holding at 50-hour certificate from Jamtse School of Yoga.

She is a Level II Usui Reiki practitioner; a teacher of the Munay-ki (www.Munay-ki.org); a Certified Hypnotist (National Guild of Hypnotists); as well as shamanic practitioner, and she uses all of these modalities in my yoga teaching practice.


She am a ceremonialist who can bring people to a relationship with spirit, through fire ceremonies and other sacred approaches such as Despacho. She expresses herself otherwise as a gardener, hiker and crafts person. She is a student of many paths, believing that there are no “wrong” paths, just different ones.


My challenge to each: “What would you attempt to do, if you knew you could not fail?”