Marissa Szabo is a certified health coach and the owner of Your Best Life Wellness Coaching in Wakefield. She works with busy clients to help them improve their eating habits and the underlying factors that contribute to them, like stress and self-care, so they can lose weight, feel better, and have the energy they need. Her goal is to create sustainable lifestyle change for her clients in ways that work with their busy lives. Marissa came to health coaching inspired by her own experience with health and weight loss. "For a long time I thought that skinny and healthy were one and the same, so I just focused on being skinny and ended up with some significantly disordered eating habits through college. Luckily, at some point, something just clicked for me and I realized that I was going about it all wrong.That's when I really dedicated myself to health and wellness." She holds a Bachelor's degree from Smith College and a dual certification in health coaching from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in family health and pregnancy and postpartum health.
Marissa is a studio manager and you can frequently find her behind the front desk and leading Morning Mindfulness on Monday and Thursday mornings.
Erika has studied martial arts for 19 years. Her Wudang Five Animal qigong class stems from her study under Shifu Paul and Jiaolian Rosalie DiCrescenzo who are authorized instructors of Master Zhong Xue Chao (Master Bing) from Wudang Mountain in China. Master Bing was formerly the head instructor of the Wudang Mountain Taoist Kungfu Academy and is a 15th generation disciple of Wudang Sanfeng Pai Internal Kungfu.
Erika is also a visual artist and holds a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a co-owner of Center Wellness and owner of Center Psychotherapy in Winchester, MA.
Judy Bousquin, of Healing & Renewal in Stoneham, MA, is a teacher of meditation, Reiki and yoga who offers a range of workshops and services in these time honored practices. Aside from every-day treatment sessions and classes, Judy reaches out to local communities educating and sharing the benefits and joys of meditation, Reiki and yoga. The root of Judy’s passion lay in her desire for individuals to become fully engaged in their personal and healing journey. Judy also serves as Board Chair for Celebration of Reiki, Inc., an educational non-profit organization. In her spare time, Judy offers her services to the guests at Women’s Lunch Place in Boston, and to veterans via Project New Hope. We are happy to have Judy at Center Wellness sharing her light as a yoga and meditation teacher.
Shannon has attended Omega Institute for trainings in ashtanga, pranayama, yin yoga, youth yoga, Reiki certification, and is the former owner of Awake Yoga Studio in Wakefield. She is a living essential oils practitioner and enthusiast. She is also a certified EMT and on list for the Massachusetts Fire Department.
Shannon's goal in her youth yoga programs is to inspire self awareness and confidence while giving everyday tools to combat the different stressors of society today.
In her adult classes Shannon is a mirror of love and support as she guides you through challenges and growth in your own practice. She provides a safe and comfortable environment where your body, mind and soul are your main priority. Her goal is that the benefits you receive from a yoga class will create a more empowered and centered lifestyle that you can enjoy on and off the matt.
Alix Lavaud has been training Martial Arts for over 45 years and is a master of Modern Arnis, Pien San Wing Chun Kung Fu, and has extensive training in Small Circle Jujitsu. He also humbly owns the rank of Lakan Apat (a 4th degree BLACKBELT ). Alix currently teaches Modern Arnis at Center Wellness every Tuesday night, 8 to 10pm.
My name is Fabienne Jeanniton, and Fab Afro Caribbean Dance Fitness was created simply out of love and passion for dancing and in doing so, a way to a healthier lifestyle.
You do not have to be a dancer to join in the fun, you can expect a fun filled hour that'll get your heart pumping to the rhythm of Afro/Caribbean music.
My class can be healing and therapeutic way to break the weekly stress!!! ;)
We do encourage that you bring a colorful scarf if you have one, as I will take you on a journey into the Caribbeans through a combination of exotic dance movements.
I first started playing around with yoga in 2001, shortly after my second daughter was born. However, I didn’t develop a consistent practice until after my mother’s death. I needed something, somewhere that I could not only exercise my body but also my mind. Thus began my yoga journey and my yoga practice in earnest. Even before YTT, I was helping and encouraging other yogis in my various yoga classes. As a physician, I am fully grounded in prevention. As a yoga instructor, I am excited to help others physically, mentally and even spiritually as they grow their individual yoga practices on and off their mats.
See you on your mat.