Village Yoga Wellness Room

 Welcome to Village Yoga's Wellness Room!   Inside our sacred space is another treat...more opportunites and support for your health and expansion. BODY WORK, ACUPUNCTURE, REIKI, LIFE COACHING and NUTRITION are incredible ways to deepen your own healing and self awareness.  We proudly support these practitioners in their desire to help you with their gifts.  We encourage you to take advantage of the convenience, ease and familiarity of our space and healers!  Contact them today and ENJOY!  

Photo: Poppy deGarmo

image_copy49REIKI with RUTH

Ruth O'Donnell
M.S. Kinesiology, Exercise Science,
Level 111 Reiki Practitioner


What is Reiki?   
Reiki is a system of subtle, but powerful, light touch bodywork steeped in Japanese tradition. With a focused and meditative touch, the Reiki practitioner places her hands on various places of the receiver's body to restore balance. Reiki treatments are designed to elicit a deep relaxation response that reduces stress and promotes healing and allowing for body cells to repair themselves, remove toxins,rejuvenate, and recuperate. People report feeling extraordinarily relaxed and rejuvenated after a treatment.

Reported Health Benefits of receiving Reiki:
*deep relaxation *reduced anxiety *improved pain management *improved sleep *improved digestion *enhanced feelings of well being *accelerated surgical recovery *greater self awareness *spontaneous happiness :)

Reiki can help our bodies cope with a wide range of Health Conditions including:
*cancer *heart disease *anxiety *depression *chronic pain *insomnia *traumatic brain injury *fatigue syndromes *neurodegenerative disorders *ADD/ADHD *autism/developmental delays *emotional illnesses *Crohn's *IBS *end of life care and bereavement 


   Kyria Edwards

When I was in second grade I went around the entire classroom and gave everyone a massage, including the teacher. Since then I haven't looked back and I've been passionate about sharing this healing bodywork everywhere I go. I have taken massage trainings at the University of California Santa Barbara and at the National Holistic Institute in San Francisco. This passion was birthed in my hometown of Catalina Island and has developed over the years to now as I work on my Master’s in Health Education at John F. Kennedy University.

My style is mostly Swedish with a touch of deep tissue and a pinch of personal creativity based on the needs of each individual client. I see massage as one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. It is the opportunity to completely let go while a professional is 100% focused on working to bring the greatest health to your entire wellbeing. It is an honor to be trusted with this responsibility and it is with this power to bring relaxation and restoration to my clients that I am a joyful massage practitioner.


Ashley Keith

My specialty is working with the emotional and physical body using diverse modalities and sound healing such as the vibrational power of the didgeridoo, singing bowls, and vocal release. I incorporate an eclectic blend of bodywork fusing the 5 elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Either into my sessions using Polarity energy work. Polarity helps balance the flow of life energy in all major organs of the body and relaxes the central nervous system. I studied Polarity and Acupressure at Cypress Health Institute and continued my education in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage at Esalen Institute in Big Sur.

I also offer Full body Traditional Thai massage upon request. Thai massage uses gentle pressure along the energy lines of the body and yoga-like stretches to relax the whole body on a deeper level. Thai massage clears energy blockages, which improves overall health and well being.

I currently work at Well Within Spa as a Massage Therapist. I am a Yoga Instructor and Aerial Artist/Instructor. In my free time you can find me flying beneath the trees on my Aerial Silks. My personal experience with body awareness and injury prevention is intuitive thanks to my athletic background and is a core element in my sessions.



Sheila Walsh Dunton


I'm a passionate believer in food as medicine. I have a strong desire to share what I have learned from my own experiences with food and healing.

I healed my gut from a serious infection with the GAPS Diet, a healing foods diet, and have since gone on to become a Nutrional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner and a Healing Foods Specialist.  My passion is to inspire YOU to learn about your digestive system, and recognize that many issues lead back to faulty digestion, despite no obvious digestive symptoms.  My goal is to empower you to heal your digestion by re-examining the food you eat: and reclaim your kitchen to nourish yourself first, your family and ultimately your community.  I work one on one with clients to solve their digestive issues and nagging health problems.  I also offer community talks, support groups, locally and virtually. If you are ready to feel better, have more energy, heal your digestive system and learn more about what I have to offer, send me an email or give me a call. I look forward to being of service to YOU!


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