Meet Our Team Members

Lori Rossi

 

LifeStyle Balancing Coach, Energy Medicine, Chakra Balancing & Reiki Practitioner, Food Healing Consultant, Yoga and Qigong Instructor

 

Education: Graduate of the 4-year Energy Medicine program at the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences, completing internships in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Hospice Care. Reiki Level 2 certified. Certified Yoga Teacher & Therapist of the 500 hour program at Yoga Life Institute. Certified Supreme Science Qigong, and Qigong Strength Training, Instructor and Food Healing Consultant.  Further certifications in Qigong Healer Within (Roger Jahnke), Restorative Yoga, and Yin Yoga.

 

Lori opened Awakening Wellness in 2003 after 15 years of personal exploration in various holistic methods to heal both her son and herself. Their health issues included fibromyalgia, chronic sinusitis and digestive issues along with ADD, anxiety and severe allerigies. She brings a heart centered approach and passion to assisting others on their path to wellness and joyful living.

To learn more about Lori and her services... LifeStyle Balancing 

Ed Howard

 

Director of Qigong Studies, Qigong Instructor, Food Healing Consultant, Native American Flute Player

 

Education: M.S. Environmental Studies; B.A. Psychology; LEED-AP (Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council); Certified Sustainable Building Advisor; Certified Supreme Science Qigong Level 4; Qigong Strength Training Instructor; Food Healing Consultant; Reiki Level 2 certified.
 

Ed has more than 500 hours and eight years of teaching experience. Achieving Supreme Science Qigong Level 4 certifications, he leads our Qigong class instruction, series development and Instructor Certification program.
He brings forth a well rounded approach to Qigong with a diverse knowledge through additional study with Qigong Masters and styles such as Faxiang Hou, Garri Garripoli, Lee Holden and Rodger Jahnke.


Ed’s life long connection with nature was expanded and deepened through discovering Qigong.  This fueled his desire to help others discover a deeper relationship with self and the natural world through this profound practice.

John Rossi

 

Energy Bodywork Therapist, Myofascial Release Massage, Energy Medicine, Hypnotherapy & NLP 

 

Education: Nationally certified and State licensed massage & bodywork therapist trained in the John Barnes method of Myofascial Release. A graduate of the 4-year Energy Medicine program at the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences, completing internships in Hospice Care and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Certified Level 1 Qigong Instructor. 

 

John is an expert level Myofascial Release bodywork therapist and Energy Medicine Practitioner.  Suffering the painful & debilitating results from two major auto accidents sent him searching for modalities that would provide a pathway to relief. He now brings all of his experiences and education to his clients. Practicing the modalities that helped him to return to a pain free and normal life. He now provides this same relief to others.

To learn more about John and his services......www.touchoflighthealing.com

Megan McCarry

 

Intuitive Massage Therapist and Reiki Master

 

Education:  Licensed Massage Therapist  2011- current, National Certification for Massage and Bodywork 2011 Cortiva Institute Pennsylvania School of Massage Therapy 2008, Reiki Master, Degree in fine arts. 

Megan combines her intuitive gifts and positive healing energy, as well as breathing and visualization techniques to assist her clients through massage, bodywork and Reiki.  Her work brings healing on all levels, physical, emotional and spiritual.  

She is available for Intuitive Healing Energy Massages on Monday mornings, Thursday evenings and Saturdays afternoons.

To schedule an appointment, please  email at:  awakeningwellness1@gmail.com or call 610-322-9660.

 

Meet Our Teachers

Celeste Montgomery 

 

Education: Certified Qi Gong Instructor, Awakening Wellness and Supreme Science Qigong Center

Celeste incorporates the methods and movements of Jeff Primack, Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., and Francesco Garri Garripoli into her teaching.

Introduced to Qi Gong in 2017, she began practicing daily and experienced immediate benefits, including release and clearing of stress and emotional trauma; along with calmness, improved clarity of mind, ease of joint pain, and a greater sensitivity to energy and the spirit realms. These experiences motivate her to share this deeply profound practice with others through teaching. 

Ted Baxter

Education200 hour Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training.  Completion of 800 hour, 3 year Yoga Therapy Training and Certification by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

Yoga empowers me to find a great understanding and well being in my life.  My first experience with yoga and its transformative power began in 1998.  Two years later I was teaching a beginners class,   My classes are nurturing and grounding, guiding students to connect with themselves to bring strength, flexibility and vitality to the body and focus, tranquility and peace to the mind.  

Practicing and teaching yoga and meditation continues to enrich my life, giving me a greater sense of peace and balance in my life.

 

Shannon  Cerrato

Education: 100 hr. Yoga & Healing Arts Teacher Training and 100 hr. Qigong Instructor Training
 

Shannon was introduced to yoga in 2014 while living in New York. At the time she found yoga to be “too intense”. Upon moving back to the Philadelphia area in 2016 she realized the true essence of  yoga through her experience at Awakening Wellness.  The principles and philosophy resonated and motivated her to enroll and get certified in their 100 hour Yoga & Healing Arts Teacher training. Through this training, Shannon learned how to use yoga as a tool to heal from past traumas on an emotional and physical level. Her comprehensive training covered chakra study, yin yoga, trauma informed yoga, restorative yoga, meditation, and daily self care. Shannon also completed the 100 hour Qigong training in 2019.

Shannon is an elementary school teacher who loves to give back to others, enjoys music, and being in nature. It brings her joy to share her knowledge of yoga and qigong to those around her.

 

Judy Curiel

Education:  Judy Curiel, Ph.D., ERYT 500, YACEP

Judy has been practicing yoga daily since 2004 and teaching yoga since 2007. She believes yoga is for every body and offers a plethora of modifications in her classes. She has studied Kripalu, Classical and Inner Fire Yoga and combines elements of all three styles in her gentle classes.
Restorative Yoga is her passion. She has trained hundreds of teachers the art of leading restorative yoga in PA, NJ, DE and FL. She completed four trainings in restorative yoga and is the only person in Pa to receive the title of Advanced Relax and Renew Trainer from Judith Lasater. 

 

Jessica Hildebrand

Education: 250 hour YTT from Yoga Life Institute,

Jessica’s passion is helping students quiet their mind and connect with their inner wisdom through yoga and meditation. She offers students cues and tactics they can use on and off the mat.

Outside of the studio, Jessica is focused on raising her 18-month old baby girl in a conscious way and helping to educate others on the clean beauty movement. 
She shares mindfulness tips, how to incorporate yoga into your every day, and lessons on intention-setting with her instagram community @thepreppyyogi.

 

Susanne Knupp

Education:  Certified Qigong Instructor and Vibrational Sound Therapy Facilitator.

Susanne has been a QiGong practitioner for over two years and is a certified Awakening Wellness and Supreme Science level 1 QiGong instructor.

 

“The health benefits I’ve experienced from practicing QiGong have been immense and far reaching. I am passionate about sharing this healing modality with others.”