Shawn Barrett, LMP, CCST, Craniosacral Therapist and Integrative Bodywork
Gerardo Ojeda-Ebert, Life Coach/Counselor
Dr. Nick Friedman, ND, DC, Naturopath/Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist
Danette Johnston, Pet Wellness
Aja Thomas, Teacher
Carrie Lafferty, PT, Feldenkrais/Chi Gong Teacher
David Engstrom, M.Ac., L.Ac., Acupuncturist & Bodyworker
Hannah Nerbovig, Real Estate Professional
Salvatore Zambito, Teacher
Mary Humphries Photography
Shawn Barrett, LMP, CCST, Craniosacral Therapist and Integrative Bodywork
Phone: (206) 794-5653
Shawn Barrett is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Craniosacral Therapy. She has been practicing for nearly two decades and continues to study and teach craniosacral therapy. Shawn is a lifelong student of health, healing and movement. With an education in communication skills, counseling, dance, spirituality and yoga, she utilizes the richness of these skills in each session with her clients.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive bodywork modality with long lasting, positive results. It supports our own ability to deeply heal on many levels and return to our optimal state of health.
The Craniosacral Therapy (CST) model is one of supporting our internal resources and the body’s desire to return to its healthiest state. Many clients initially receive CST to aid healing of acute injuries, illness, or post-surgery, etc. CST works with the nervous systems and is a wonderful modality to assist in healing, hence it can be supportive to those with more chronic health issues. CST promotes deep relaxation and decreases the impacts of stress. It may increase the body’s ability to recover or possibly avoid stress related issues all together.
The craniosacral system consists of the cranial bones (head), the sacrum (low back/tailbone) and the spinal cord, which contains our central nervous system. The central nervous system, along with our skin, is the information center for our entire body. We produce cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in our brain and it circulates throughout our brain and spine, nourishing our entire central nervous system. This movement of CSF creates a palpable rhythm that is different than the heart beat or breathing rhythm, and can be felt anywhere in the body.
With gentle contact either on the head or the body, the practitioner feels for the quality of this rhythm and the underlying connective tissues. Then using subtle touch, assists the body to release holding patterns (resulting from injury, etc.) and supports reorganization and relaxation.
Craniosacral Therapy can support healing of chronic pain, headaches, whiplash and other impacts to the body, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, to name a few. It is effective for healing after surgery or illness. Because it works with the nervous system, it promotes deep relaxation and decreases the impacts of stress on the body.
Almost everyone benefits from craniosacral work. Babies are a special delight for her to work with. The process of birth is our first big impact on the body. Shawn believes if we all received craniosacral therapy within the first few months of our life, the world would be a happier place!
Shawn has office hours in West Seattle by appointment only. Please contact her to schedule.
Gerardo Ojeda-Ebert provides counseling and life coaching services to individuals, couples, and teens in the North Admiral District of West Seattle. He is the creator of the Life-Integration counseling/coaching modality, a holistic approach designed to help the client gain awareness of all aspects of his/herself, then harmoniously integrate those parts to achieve optimum personal and spiritual growth. Dr. Ojeda-Ebert focuses on short-term therapy, subconscious communication techniques, relationship issues, crisis counseling, trauma, loss and grief. He also offers workshops on stress-free goal setting and achievement for personal and entrepreneurial success.
Please visit his Web site at www.Life-Integration.com,
or contact him at
fax: (206) 933-8400.
You can also reach him at: Gerardo@LivingInSeattle.com
Phone: (425) 822-7750
Dr. Nicholas Friedman is a Naturopathic Physician and Doctor of Chiropractic. He practices in Kirkland, Washington at: Naturopathic Muscle & Joint Clinic. This clinic is a result of over 22 years of professional experience in both the Naturopathic profession and the Chiropractic profession solving problems by seeing the larger picture and treating the cause. We are able to help everyone! From the regular everyday worker to the weekend warrior to professional level athlete, we will maximize your health. At the same time you will feel an increase of energy and mental clarity.
Dr. Nicholas Friedman graduated from John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1984 and from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Chiropractic in 1990, cum laude. Dr. Friedman is certified in Applied Kinesiology, NeuroEmotional Technique, Suggestive Therapeutics and Cox Flexion/Distraction Technique and serves as a teaching assistant at Applied Kinesiology seminars. Dr. Friedman serves as a consultant to Oregon’s Wild Harvest, a prominent herbal company. Also, Dr. Friedman is an Associate Editor of Naturopathy for the International Journal of Applied Kinesiology and maintains active membership in the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the International College of Applied Kinesiology.
If you are already under the care of a naturopath, chiropractor, medical doctor, or any other doctor than we will work closely with that doctor or individual to fine tune your treatment and maximize your health. If you are not under the care of a doctor then Naturopathic Muscle and Joint Clinic will do a thorough examination of both your internal health and structural alignment to completely assess where health problems are originating from and design a health restoration program specific to you!
Danette Johnston is a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of WA. She has been training (dogs and people!) working in animal hospitals and shelters for the past 11 years, owning and operating her own dog training facility and day care center, dog’s day out, for the past five years.
Danette has done extensive individual study in canine behavior and has participated in programs by such behavior luminaries as Ian Dunbar, Patricia McConnell and Trish King among others. Danette has published articles on dog day care and dog-dog interactions for the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT), and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), both organizations of which she is an active member.
Danette is a licensed Canine Good Citizen evaluator for the AKC as well as a Delta Society Pet Partner’s (animal-assisted therapy) Instructor. In addition to running dog’s day out , training day clients, and teaching group and private lessons, Danette also currently “works” with her own shepherd-mix pal Georgia, as a registered therapy team.
Danette shares her home with three cats, one dog and one extremely tolerant husband.
Aja Thomas has been a student, explorer and teacher in the areas of body, mind and consciousness for over thirty years. After intensive study, he was ordained as a Vedic Priest in India in 1975, spending several years as a celibate monk both in India and the United States.
He received a Doctorate of Naturopathy Degree from the International University in 1984, the title of Sanskrit Adhyapaka (teacher of Sanskrit) from the American Sanskrit Institute in 1990, and in 2003 was given the title Acharya (spiritual teacher) by Sri Acharya Rajendra of Sriji Temple in Vrndavana India.
Over the years he has extensively researched both Eastern and Western teachings on spirituality, religion and transcendence, personally explored the realms of consciousness and awakening and authored several books on health, spirituality and consciousness.
In 1990, through self inquiry, he experienced a permanent shift in his perception of reality, recognizing that Self of Absolute Consciousness from which all arises, and which permeates all things. This ever deepening experience of Self allows Aja to help guide others to this same awareness, and to recognize the truth of who they are.
Currently Aja teaches Self Inquiry as well as the Sanskrit language, in classes throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Phone: (206) 459-1773
Carrie Lafferty is a Physical Therapist, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher(cm) and Master Healing Qi Gong Teacher. With over 26 years experience in the healing arts, Carrie maintains a one-on-one private practice in the University District and teaches community group Awareness Through Movement®, nature-based Shamanism and Qi Gong classes and workshops.
Carrie is dedicated to facilitating a sense of curiosity in order to maximize a graceful healing and/or learning process with her clients. Carrie’s work is deeply informed by her own personal study of tai chi, qi gong, nature-based shamanism and meditation. She works with the intention to assist others in the amazing process of self-discovery of linking intent with action more clearly in their lives.
David Engstrom is the owner of Ancient Pine Healing Arts, is a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist as well as a certified Zen Bodytherapy® practitioner.
Ancient Pine Healing Arts is a health and wellness practice emphasizing Zen Bodytherapy® and traditional East Asian healing methods, and Zhuang Gong health principles of full-body awareness and strength.
David’s clients are people who make their health, well being and longevity a priority. Rather than simply treating individual ailments and injuries, he helps his clients achieve and maintain wellness by restoring energy flow and balance in the body and clearing the obstructions that prevent them from leading a long, full, healthy life.
In life and in business, Hannah Nerbovig is someone who strives for the extraordinary. It’s this passionate approach that is at the core of her success as a premier real estate professional specializing in architecturally distinctive homes and fine condos in West Seattle and in-city Seattle neighborhoods. If you or someone you know is serious about making a move—whether selling or buying—Hannah has the expertise and drive to keep you on the path to success. For an extraordinary experience count on an extraordinary professional. Thank you for calling Hannah and her team today.
Direct: (206) 933-1907 or email: Hannah@LivingInSeattle.com.
Salvatore Zambitois a mystic, rogue scholar, and world traveling recluse. He began his exploration of Yoga as a student in 1967 and as a teacher in 1968. He has established several Yoga centers in the United States and taught Yoga related subjects at institutes and universities around the world. He is the founder of the Yoga-Sutras Institute. Salvatore lives with his wife, dogs, and flock of pampered chickens on a tiny hobby farm in western Washington state.
Being a photographer means having the technical ability to create with light but what most people see in my images is what I create with my heart. My heart lives in a cute little West Seattle area filled with light and love and a new studio! My greatest excitement right now is a new studio being refurbished where I can work without the time constraints of a rental studio. The grounds around the studio when complete will be beautiful, charming and just a little bit funky.
I photograph families of all kinds, shapes and sizes. From maternity to the many generation group photos – documenting the climb of birthdays to the big Senior Portrait extravaganza to the golden anniversary of Grandma and Grandpa. I absolutely adore the little ones and I have to admit they are my favorites mainly because what you see are little people in their raw form while they still believe in miracles. And so do I, so we have something in common! My family includes many military men and women so to say I have a soft spot for everything military is an understatement. I love to do family sessions with a father, mother, brother or sister in uniform as well as special military events.
In the words of my dear friend Kimberly, Shanti.
Kimberly Kanouse M.A.Ed., R.Y.T. — The Yoga Lifestylist