Dr. Tashi Rabten is from Tibet. He received his medical degree from Lhasa School of traditional Tibetan medicine. He has been a practitioner of Tibetan medicine for the past 30 years. Dr. Rabten’s specialty is treating patients with natural Himalayan healing products, which he developed himself. Dr. Rabten holds a MBA degree from Iona College and is a professor at Western Connecticut State University.
Dr. Tashi Dolma is from Tibet. She received her medical degree from Qinghai University’s School of Medicine where she studied Western medicine and traditional Chinese acupuncture. Dr. Dolma also studied the traditional Japanese method of acupuncture with Kiko Matsumoto as well as Wesley’s five-element acupuncture at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in New Jersey. Dr. Dolma has been a practitioner of traditional eastern medicine for over 30 years and is licensed to practice acupuncture in both New York and Connecticut. Dr. Dolma also studied Functional Medicine at Functional Medicine University and is a Certified practitioner of Functional Medicine.
Geshe Lobsang Dhargye was born in the exile Tibetan community of Bomdila, in Northeastern India. At age 10 he entered the renowned Sera Mey Monastery where he began his monastic life and education. In 1994 Geshe Dhargye received the vows of a fully ordained monk (a bhikshu in Sanskrit) directly from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1996 Geshe Dhargye, after 15 years of intense Buddhist studies, took and completed his doctoral examination on Buddhist theology and was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest monastic degree in Tibetan Buddhism. Geshe Dhargye currently resides and teaches at the Do Ngak Kunphen Ling temple in Redding, CT.
David E. Wertheimer, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
Dr. Wertheimer practices Functional Medicine - a dynamic approach to assessing, preventing and treating complex chronic disease. His passion for practice is fueled by his belief that nutrient dense eating combined with aggressive reduction in exposure to environmental toxins, treatment of food sensitivites and appropriate use of supplements alters the way our genetics are manifest and leads to optimal function and healing of the human body. Dr. Wertheimer’s many career acheivements include a term on the Florida Board of Medicine and three years as Chief Medical Officer of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Dr. Wertheimer is a graduate of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and has been honored with fellowship in many prestigious organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society for Cardiac Angiography, the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, and the American College of Angiology. He is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, American Society of Clinical Nutrition and was a founding member of the Council on Geriatric Cardiology. Dr. Wertheimer lives in New Jersey with his wife Elena and his daughters Bianca and Carina.
Dr. Amy Gordon, DAc is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and
Certified NET Practitioner. She completed her Masters of Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and her Doctorate at Pacific College of Health and Science. She specializes in strengthening the immune system, treating pain, chronic illness and psycho-emotional conditions. Dr. Amy understands the mind-body connection utilizing the age old techniques of classical acupuncture with the cutting edge stress reduction tool of Neuro Emotional Technique. She wants to help you live your best and happiest life! It will be her sincere pleasure to work with you.
Margaret Matsumoto has dedicated her adult life to teaching Tai Chi Chuan, including the tai chi form, qigong, push hands, sword, and meditation as passed to her by master teacher Patrick Watson and his teacher, Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ch’ing. For the past 41 years, “Matsu” has taught thousands of students, conveying the inner strength, practical health benefits, and flowing beauty of these meditative movement arts. She was a founding member of the NY School of T’ai Chi Chuan and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the international Tai Chi Foundation. Despite an active administrative role in her organization, Matsu’s favorite work is still teaching and also training others to teach (tai chi & qigong).
Chantale Bourdages, Yoga teacher, was born in the french part of Canada and moved to Nyack in 2008.
Her trainings in dance, Bioenergetic and breath work greatly influenced her yoga journey. She completed her 200hr-Yoga Teacher Training in 2020, in Vinyasa & Hatha yoga, and founded Breathe On Yoga to offer accessible practices that help nourishes a long, active and comfortable life.
One of the key focus of her work as a teacher is bringing the benefits of yoga to all, by meeting student’s individual needs and making the practice accessible to everyone, no matter the age or body type. Through creative sequences and the use of props, the classes help restore, build, and maintain flexibility and strength both on the mat and at home. It is a great way to bring breath and awareness to our body and mind.
Dekyi Tsomo, RN, was born in Tibet. She completed her undergaduate studies in psychology at Hunter College. She is also a 2009 graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City. Dekyi has been a licensed practitioner of massage therapy for over 7 years and has been apprenticing under Drs. Dolma and Rabten in eastern medicine and acupuncture.
My life work (Light Work) is devoted toward helping people see clearly, in living Technicolor, that you are the light of the world made manifest. For over 35 years, I have been exploring, learning and mastering subjects that could support me in my endeavor to drive this simple fact home in any way that made sense to the seeker.
My initiation into the subtle world of energy healing came at an early age when I studied the art of Hand Analysis. Additional initiations then came fast and furiously as I studied and mastered Astrology and Numerology – all extraordinary tools.
Thriving on that which is balanced and beautiful, I next wove Interior Decorating into my tapestry of skills. As I grew in understanding and compassion, doors opened for me in several healing modalities – color therapy, the ability to channel the life-affirming messages of Angels and Ascended Masters, the ancient wisdom of the I Ching: A Book of Changes, Pranic Healing, Crystal Healing and communication with the Mineral Kingdom - each new discipline was intertwined with the wisdom of the Laws of the Universe. In turn, these Laws or Principles brought a greater depth, clarity and strength to my work.
Venerable Tendrol studied Buddhism with Dr. Jan Willis at Wesleyan University in the 1980s. She lived in Madison, WI, and attended teachings given by Geshe Lhundup Sopa and Jangtse Choje Rinpoche Losang Tenzin at Deer Park. In 2004, she received the certificate of completion for FPMT's Foundation of Buddhist Thought program. In 2008, she had the good fortune to receive novice ordination vows from Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa. In 2017, she received the certificate of completion for the FPMT Masters Program (home study). Ven. Tendrol has led classes and served on the board of Guhyasamaja Center since 2006.
Connie Coker, as a Nurse and a Midwife, offers women of all ages Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®️ and Holistic Pelvic Care™️. In addition to these gentle hands on techniques Connie is available for consultations about menstrual/menopausal issues, fertility, promoting a healthy pregnancy, and gynecological concerns.
Arvigo®️ Therapy is founded on ancient Mayan techniques to enhance normal positions of the abdominal/pelvic organs and to reduce muscular tension in order to promote the flow of arterial and venous blood, lymph, neural messages, and chi.
Amy Delia got her start in bodywork at a young age thanks to her Aunt Tess, who introduced her to Alexander Technique at age 15. Amy began studying the technique at 17.
A rich informal education by way of a variety of embodied practices in life, at work and at play, followed: modern dance and contact improv, yoga, gardening, art making, art teaching, baking, cooking, mothering, hiking, and cycling to name a few.
In 2012 she enrolled at Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mount Kisco, NY, to broaden and deepen her knowledge of hands on healing modalities and received her NY state license in massage therapy in 2014.
A teacher at FLSM incorporated several Thai Massage techniques into the curriculum which piqued Amy's interest in this beautiful form and since then she has taken several courses in it, locally with Hudson Valley Thai Massage and at Sunshine House in Evia, Greece. In October of 2021 Amy was certified in MaMassage® prenatal massage. She is also trained in Craniosacral Therapy. To book a session at TaRa or at Amy's home office, and to get more details about her practice please visit her website,amydeliabodywork.com