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Carrie Cameron, LMBT 

I have been a practicing massage therapist since 2005 after graduating from Irene's Myomassalogy Institute, in Southfield, MI and receiving my National Certification in Therapeutic Massage. I started Bodhi of Life Therapeutic Massage, in Ann Arbor, MI in 2008. My practice was voted in the top three of the "Best Place to Receive a Therapeutic Massage" in the Best of Ann Arbor in 2011. I have also earned  an Advanced Certification in Thai Massage from the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I have studied at the Upledger Institute for Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Craniosacral Therapy. I am also a Level II Reiki Practioner.  I am certified to practice massage by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (#12995).

I have had the honor to work with amazing teachers in my life starting with Irene Gauthier, Linda Star Wolf, Sue Burton Hidalgo, Margaret Silcock, Randy Fillion, Chongkol (John) Setthakorn, Boonsri (Sri) Marut, Lorrie Keller, and all the wonderful yoga and dance instructors that have influenced and inspired me over the years.

Bodywork is my life's work and it is my passion to help others overcome physical and energetic obstacles, relieve them of chronic pain, increase their flexibility and become more functional in the everyday world. My mission is to assist others in bringing the mind and body into balance, to increase their life energy force, and to aid in improving the functions of the body systems. I believe it is our right to be free and to love and enjoy one's life.  I work both technically and intuitively, listening to verbal, physical, and energetic cues.  My therapeutic practice is based on individual needs to foster a healthier, more balanced life.
 

Michael Sitzer, LMBT

Michael Sitzer has been exploring and sharing exceptional bodywork for over fifteen years. Starting his career with a ten year immersion at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA, he became a senior therapist in their Healing Arts department as well as a core faculty member of their School of Massage.  He is professionally trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Clinical Massage, Kripalu Bodywork, Traditional Thai Massage, Breema Bodywork, Positional Release Therapy and Yoga Therapy. His signature session is in ‘Thai Yoga Bodywork,’ which blends all these modalities into a creative and therapeutic healing art. He has literally given thousands of these treatments with overwhelmingly positive results. You can rest assured that you will be delighted with this session, knowing that you are in the hands of a truly gifted therapist.

After leaving Kripalu in 2010, Michael relocated to Asheville to teach ‘Clinical Massage’ at Ab Tech College and began offering his 'Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification Trainings’ around the country. Michael is an approved continuing education (CE) provider, accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB # 451645-11). He also holds a N.C. massage license (#10273).

Michael's love for sharing bodywork and his appreciation for the body, mind, spirit connection motivates him to continue his explorations into the realms of healing arts and experiential inspirational teaching. 

You can see a sample of Michael's phenomenal work at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oss102RRNfI

More info at www.thaiyogatrainings.com
 

Kali Levitov, LAc, RYT
Certified Thai Massage and Medical Qi Gong Therapist

Working with physical, mental, and emotional obstacles has been a big part of my life since I broke my back at age 8. As a teenager I became interested in different healing modalities and began studying herbal medicine, essential oils, and reflexology. Massage and Acupuncture found me soon after and they both provided relief, yet something was missing. I asked myself how could I be free from pain on my own? That is when I found Yoga. I have been practicing Yoga with a deep interest in the Eastern Arts since 98’. In 2005 I graduated from Naropa University with a BA in Contemplative Psychology, Eco Psychology, Tibetan and Chinese medicine. I then began to deepen my studies in Ayurveda and enrolled in Acupuncture school.

It is my passion to help others find balance in a way that is empowering. I have many tools to support you and ultimately our health is in our own hands. It is our daily life and the choices we make that determine health or dis-ease. My job is to see you in perfect health, ease pain, and guide the body to remember and create healthy patterning. My prayer is that through this work we both step into a greater version of ourselves. I have been a practicing therapist since 2008, working with the modalities of Acupuncture, Thai Massage, and Qi Gong. I graduated from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture with a MA in Acupuncture and a certification in Medical Qi Gong. In 2010, after a year’s apprenticeship, I was certified as a Thai Massage Practitioner.
 

Laura Devan Seiler, LMBT, CYT

Laura Devan Seiler comes to Bodhi of Life with the intention to let each session be her opportunity to kneel and pray, laugh and play, and serve others through sharing the healing lineage and wisdom she has been privy to through her own personal yoga practice and Thai massage studies. She has been practicing yoga for 25 years, and teaching yoga and offering massage for 15. In 1999 she established Thai massage into the healing arts department of one of the largest yoga centers in the world, and for five years led a growing team of practitioners. She has assisted with dozens of professional level massage and yoga trainings.

She also teaches kids yoga and music. As a musical soul she intuitively taps into the energetic tuning of bodies. She is glad to be back in the beautiful mountains and community of Asheville offering healing work, playing with children, and practicing music and yoga.
 

Melissa Burdeos, LMBT

Melissa Burdeos has over 14 years of massage and bodywork experience. She graduated from the Austin (Texas) School of Massage Therapy in 1998, and began her career at The San Luis Resort Spa in Galveston. Wanting to broaden her knowledge of massage and bodywork, she moved to the mountains of Utah in 2002, and attended the Clinical Career Track at the Utah College of Massage Therapy. There she studied the concepts of Structural Integration and Cranial Sacral Therapy, learning listening techniques and facial unwinding. She followed up as a teaching assistant to strengthen her understanding in Anatomy, Pathology, Acupressure and Shiatsu.

In 2005, she moved to Georgia, where she worked at Sea Island Resort and had a private practice on St. Simon’s Island. Melissa then moved to Asheville in the fall of 2010. In Asheville she took a Thai Yoga Bodywork class with Michael Sitzer, and was grateful to be grounded again. She had some experience with floor massage, during her course in Shiatsu. "The importance of my lessons from Thai Massage, is remembering that there is a dance between the therapist and the client. When I can balance myself, I can help the client achieve theirs."

Melissa's philosophy is that the key to better health in the body is balance. She holds that intention with every session. Her advanced training and life experience helps her to support her clients in their own personal journey towards wellness.

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