Anna Murphy-Moore, LAc, yoga teacher
Anna is a licensed acupuncturist and yoga instructor. She began her yoga and Chinese medicine studies while living in Southern Taiwan as a student of Chinese language and culture. She spent two of her six years in Taiwan studying Chinese reflexology, acupressure massage, cupping and basic acupuncture technique from a local practitioner. She worked with this teacher in his clinic and also in local temples where they practiced volunteer medicine. In 2003 she traveled to the Yucatan to complete an intensive yoga teacher training program through Integral Yoga.
In 2005 she returned to the United States to continue her yoga teacher training through Integrated Yoga therapy and to begin her formal Chinese medicine studies through the National College of Natural Medicine’s Classical Chinese Medical department, from which she received a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and an advanced degree in classical Chinese studies. During her time at NCNM, she learned to heal using multiple Chinese medical modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese body work, medical application of qi gong (a form of martial art) and nutritional counseling. She was also able to return to South East Asia multiple times to learn from master doctors.
After graduation, Anna began a residency under Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, the founder of the Chinese medicine program at NCNM, in his private clinic where he specializes in chronic pain, autoimmune disease, chronic parasitism, Lyme disease and cancer. Anna continues to study under Dr. Fruehauf and incorporates his herbal lineage into her own clinical practice. In her private practice, Anna utilizes Chinese medical modalities in addition to therapeutic movement. She feels that this combination allows patients to be active participants in their own healing process and to more deeply understand their own bodies and path to sustained health.
Angela Adamski, licensed massage therapist (License #15565)
Angela Adamski, LMT has been practicing massage in Washington and Oregon since 2003. A graduate of the BodyMind Academy, she believes in a holistic approach to bodywork, taking into account the whole person and their specific needs. Applying her lifetime experience with sports, gymnastics and dance, she helps clients to manage their pain, and improve their range of motion.
Angela’s massage style combines Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Repetitve Use Injury Therapy, Trigger Point techniques and Shiatsu, while also incorporating gentler techniques such as Reiki and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She also complements massages with aromatherapy and the ancient modalities of cupping and gua sha.
Each massage is a learning experience for both practitioner and patient; as Angela works with you, she will help you understand your body on a deeper level. You will leave the session feeling relaxed and connected, with improved circulation and mobility. Angela’s services include MASSAGE and RAINDROP AROMATHERAPY TREATMENT.
Chelsea Wright, licensed massage therapist
Chelsea Wright, LMT has served the community as a licensed health care professional since 2005, maintaining an active license for massage from 2005 in Arizona to her move to Oregon in August 2009. The scope of her service to Portland, Oregon includes Zen Shiatsu therapy, spiritual counseling, and medical massage. She is currently accepting medical massage appointments for car accident survivors with PIP.
After completing a 1000-hour massage curriculum at the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, where she learned to treat postural dysfunctions through myofascial release and trigger point therapy, Chelsea further awakened her intuition and energetic sensitivity by completing a 550-hour program in Zen Shiatsu at the Providence Institute in Tucson, Arizona.
Chelsea works by supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself and the mind’s ability to enjoy the present moment. Chelsea is dedicated to empowering her clients by teaching them self-care, and acknowledging their innate healing power within.
Martha Pfleeger, certified and licensed Rolfer™, certified Laban Movement Analyst®
Martha is a dedicated, advanced practitioner with 28 years experience. She has developed skills to work with challenging cases and can modify her approach for nearly all age groups and levels of health. While she continues to study and train in the science and methodology of bodywork, what keeps her fully engaged over all these years are the rewarding, co-creative therapeutic relationships she forms with her clients.
Martha’s touch is targeted to achieve maximum clinical benefits and postural improvement, yet it is very comforting. Reiki I and II trainings awakened her to the practice of flowing energy rather than applying force to evoke change. She will listen and observe intently, then follow your body’s unwinding and pacing as it releases into higher levels of organization and balance. Movement cues and education about principles of alignment will help bring your newfound potentials to conscious awareness.
The Rolf® Institute of Structural Integration (1500+ hour certification program in postural re-alignment therapy) The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS® (1500+ hour training in movement observation, analysis and education) Soma School of Massage (Massage therapist certification) Miami University (BA Psychology and Modern Dance)
Individual sessions, short series and full-body ten session series available.
SCHEDULE ROLFING® STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION, LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS® OR BLENDED SESSIONS CALL MARTHA AT 503-977-2434 TO SCHEDULE A WORKSHOP CALL MARTHA AT 503-977-2434
Constance Rigney, licensed acupuncturist
Constance Rigney earned her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, in Seattle, WA, a leading academic center for natural health sciences. While attending Bastyr, Constance interned at Harborview Medical Center’s Chronic Fatigue/Chronic Pain Clinic and The Evergreen Treatment Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic. During her practicum at The Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Constance spent a great deal of time under the tutelage of Dr. Xindong (Rosey) Ma, a renown women’s health and fertility expert.
Since relocating to Portland, Constance has focused on offering a complementary and holistic approach to modern healthcare needs. She specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Chinese herbal medicine while also utilizing other Chinese healing techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, and electro-acupuncture.
Constance’s goal is to help you return to a state of optimal health and vitality by restoring balance and harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. Her treatments are individually crafted based on your specific needs, constitution, and current symptoms. Though she successfully treats a range of health issues, her specialty is in Women’s health (including fertility support), pain management, emotional wellbeing, and acupuncture detox therapy.
Please contact Constance directly if you have any questions: PH: (503) 926-7985
Mitesh Master, LAc, Meditation teacher
Mitesh is a licensed acupuncturist and has trained in both Western and Eastern meditative traditions.He is passionate about filling people’s lives with joy and offering them techniques to support wellness and peace of mind. By placing this at the forefront of his practice, he sees a balanced, harmonious mind as the cornerstone for health. Massage, acupuncture, herbal medicine and meditation are used to solve acute and chronic situations. Additionally, he uses these tools to help people deepen their meditative practices. Put simply, it is Mitesh’s wish to help people to see and live with more clarity.
Mitesh is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine’s Classical Chinese Medicine program where he was also awarded an advanced study certificate in classical Chinese studies. He is an avid translator of ancient Chinese medical texts and is constantly inspired by the insights and wisdom they hold. His masters thesis was on the “Music of Life” as seen through the ancient Chinese sages and how this concept colors the world of health and healing. He has also spent many years training in Kundalini Yoga and working at the Universal Force Healing Center in New York City which focused on the intersection between Kaballah and Yogic heart centered thinking. More recently, he’s studied the Buddhist Suttas and learned to cultivate his mind within that mental culture tradition. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and deeply values clear scientific thinking.
SCHEDULE YOUR ACUPUNCTURE APPOINTMENT with Mitesh or call at (503) 926-7985.
Lindsey Dority, LAc
Since the 2nd grade when she studied healthy eating, Lindsey has always had a passion for health. Lindsey loves the simplicity and effectiveness of Chinese Medicine. She started her devotion to this medicine in 2006 and began studying after having her own profound experience with acupuncture. Lindsey was initiated into a 3,000+ year-old medicine that stresses prevention. In ancient times, a Chinese doctor was judged based on if he was able to keep his village healthy. A healthy village meant a good doctor. Lindsey also loves the straightforwardness of Chinese Medicine and that you can literally carry the tools you need in your pocket. After 6 years of clinical practice, Lindsey started Happy Belly Acupuncture-“Whole body health from the center out.” With this new endeavor she will take her years of experience as an acupuncturist to help people dive deeper into their health, put them in the driver seat, and assist them on their journey to a more vibrant self. In her studies she has learned that many pathologies start with an imbalance in our gut from many different causes including stress. By focusing on this area as well as the rest of the body she effectively treats digestive disorders, women’s health, pain, headaches, stress, fatigue and pretty much every other health condition.
She has a passion for providing accessibility to acupuncture and this is why she provides community acupuncture. She utilizes acupuncture as well as moxa, gua sha, cupping, tuina massage, and herbs in individual acupuncture appointments. For more info please visit, www.happybellyacupuncture.com
Concetta Antonelli Certified Hakomi Practitioner, LMT OR #7449
Concetta Antonelli provides counseling in the Hakomi Method of body-centered therapy. Her practice “New Story Counseling” brings mindfulness, curiosity and the power of present moment experience to both mind and body to support personal growth, heal emotional issues, and to gain “inner counsel” within. She’s been in practice since 2008 having trained with M.E.TA. -The Hakomi Institute of Oregon. She offers thirty minutes no charge consults and sliding scale fees. Contact her at [email protected]
In addition, she also brings her skills as a Licensed massage therapist of 30 years to this clinic. She has an integrative approach to her work, offers therapeutic aromatherapy, and specializes in trigger point release therapy for pain and recovery. [email protected] or call 503-349-7038.
Dona Robinson, 500hr ERYT
Dona is certified as both a yoga teacher (ERYT 500) and a yoga therapist. She has studied deeply in the Viniyoga tradition under the guidance of Gary Kraftsow. This specialized training enables her to modify yoga practices for different therapeutic purposes and to create a practice that is beneficial to students with different levels and needs. Dona’s teaching focuses not only on the physical aspects of yoga but also on the breath and subtle energetic effects of a yoga practice as well as the role of meditation.
Dona’s Yoga Therapy Experience:
- 2000-2009: Classes for cancer patients and their supporters at Wellness Community of Indiana • 2000-2015: Chair classes to facilitate all directions of spinal movement, also strengthen feet and legs
- 2005-2015: Private classes for cancer, heart conditions depression, asthma, and digestion. • 2006-2015: Created and led workshops for improving lower back pain
- 2010: Developed and led a “Yoga for Better Sleep” workshop.
- 2006-2015: Yoga for Better Balance. Seventy people did yoga poses to improve their ability to balance. Student evaluations indicated greater confidence in balancing. Yoga to Prevent Falls. Eighty people participated in a series of seven classes that strengthened feet, legs and hips.. Timed balances for six weeks showed significant improvement in equilibrium and balance. Student evaluations indicated decreased fear of falling. This project was presented at the National Symposium for Yoga Therapy and Research sponsored by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.