Blue Buddha Team Members

Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.
— Nicholas Sparks

  Kate Freese, Founder - LMT, AI   Kate is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Master Level Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Instructor for Deepfeet Bar Therapy, Certified Equine Massage Therapist and Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Kate specializes in therapeutic massage techniques. Her practice ranges from relaxing efflaurage and petrissage to deep tissue therapies including Ashiatsu, myofascial techniques, manual lymph drainage and thai yoga massage. While studying at The Pennsylvania School for Muscle Therapy, Kate completed an internship with the Villanova baseball team. She has also spent time training under "Mukti" Michael Buck, in the art of Vedic Thai Massage and Bodywork. Kate studied at Equassage in Virginia to obtain her certifications in equine and canine sports and rehabilitation massage.

Kate Freese, Founder - LMT, AI

Kate is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Master Level Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Instructor for Deepfeet Bar Therapy, Certified Equine Massage Therapist and Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Kate specializes in therapeutic massage techniques. Her practice ranges from relaxing efflaurage and petrissage to deep tissue therapies including Ashiatsu, myofascial techniques, manual lymph drainage and thai yoga massage. While studying at The Pennsylvania School for Muscle Therapy, Kate completed an internship with the Villanova baseball team. She has also spent time training under "Mukti" Michael Buck, in the art of Vedic Thai Massage and Bodywork. Kate studied at Equassage in Virginia to obtain her certifications in equine and canine sports and rehabilitation massage.

  Amber Osborn - LMT, TA   Amber is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Thai Massage Therapist. Practicing since 2012, Amber has studied several techniques to incorporate into each massage including Aromatherapy, myofascial release, Orthopedic Assessment and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique for stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion. She is currently working towards the Master Level in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.

Amber Osborn - LMT, TA

Amber is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Ashiatsu Practitioner and Thai Massage Therapist. Practicing since 2012, Amber has studied several techniques to incorporate into each massage including Aromatherapy, myofascial release, Orthopedic Assessment and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique for stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion. She is currently working towards the Master Level in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.

  Tish - LMT   Tish graduated with honors from the National Massage Therapy Institute in 2008, but her path in the healing arts began over 20 years ago with Reiki, yoga and mindful meditation. She studied many forms of natural healing and was working as a labor and birth assistant when she discovered the therapeutic power of touch. She is passionate about massage, and with her diverse background and versatile skills, she can tailor her sessions to fit your needs. Whether providing gentle relaxation and Reiki and Swedish strokes, or relief from pain and injury with deep tissue techniques, Tish's serene approach and focused presence wil help heal and balance your body, mind and spirit.

Tish - LMT

Tish graduated with honors from the National Massage Therapy Institute in 2008, but her path in the healing arts began over 20 years ago with Reiki, yoga and mindful meditation. She studied many forms of natural healing and was working as a labor and birth assistant when she discovered the therapeutic power of touch. She is passionate about massage, and with her diverse background and versatile skills, she can tailor her sessions to fit your needs. Whether providing gentle relaxation and Reiki and Swedish strokes, or relief from pain and injury with deep tissue techniques, Tish's serene approach and focused presence wil help heal and balance your body, mind and spirit.

  Julie Weigand - LMT   Julie specializes in trauma and surgery recovery and the management of chronic pain, degenerative disorders and chronic conditions. She offers advanced therapeutic modalities including Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Neuromuscular, Cross Fiber and Lymph Drainage as well as Ashiatsu, Pre-Natal, Swedish and Warm Stone Massage. Julie is a Level II Reiki practitioner and holds an RYT-200 certification in yoga. She graduated from PA School of Muscle Therapy in 2000 and is a massage instructor at Cortiva Institute. Julie has gained experience in clinical, chiropractic, corporate, fitness, resort and spa settings in both her massage and yoga practices, and brings the combined benefit of these experiences to her practice. Her yoga training is in Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga. Her classes have a strong focus on alignment, posture breakdown and pranayama or breathwork. Classes are moderately paced with time to explore postures utilizing assists and modifications and are suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Julie Weigand - LMT

Julie specializes in trauma and surgery recovery and the management of chronic pain, degenerative disorders and chronic conditions. She offers advanced therapeutic modalities including Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Neuromuscular, Cross Fiber and Lymph Drainage as well as Ashiatsu, Pre-Natal, Swedish and Warm Stone Massage. Julie is a Level II Reiki practitioner and holds an RYT-200 certification in yoga. She graduated from PA School of Muscle Therapy in 2000 and is a massage instructor at Cortiva Institute. Julie has gained experience in clinical, chiropractic, corporate, fitness, resort and spa settings in both her massage and yoga practices, and brings the combined benefit of these experiences to her practice. Her yoga training is in Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga. Her classes have a strong focus on alignment, posture breakdown and pranayama or breathwork. Classes are moderately paced with time to explore postures utilizing assists and modifications and are suitable for all levels of practitioners.

  Kayla Woodward - LMT   Kayla is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Certified Ashiatsu practitioner, massaging since 2012. Specializing in Barefoot massage and Ashi-Thai, she also incorporates modailties such as; aromatherapy, Swedish relaxation techniques, hot stones, neuromuscular, traditional thai, deep tissue and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique to meet each client's individual needs.

Kayla Woodward - LMT

Kayla is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Certified Ashiatsu practitioner, massaging since 2012. Specializing in Barefoot massage and Ashi-Thai, she also incorporates modailties such as; aromatherapy, Swedish relaxation techniques, hot stones, neuromuscular, traditional thai, deep tissue and Gua Sha, a muscle scraping technique to meet each client's individual needs.

  Laura Ward - LMT   Laura has been a massage therapist since 2008 and enjoys the spectrum of lighter Swedish and lymph too deep tissue and treatment work. She also incorporates her knowledge of accupressure and reflexology into her massages to enhance and deepen the treatment experience.

Laura Ward - LMT

Laura has been a massage therapist since 2008 and enjoys the spectrum of lighter Swedish and lymph too deep tissue and treatment work. She also incorporates her knowledge of accupressure and reflexology into her massages to enhance and deepen the treatment experience.

  Anthony Guidotti - LMT   He attended The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy where he graduated top in his class. He is certified in Thai massage and shiatsu and is also certified in level II reiki through traditional Usui lineage. He has also studied Qigong since 2011 from various masters. In addition to Thai massage, shiatsu, and reiki, Anthony offers deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. He uses his knowledge of Western anatomy and Eastern energy work to create the most holistic and well-rounded treatment for his clients to help them reclaim mastery of their bodies.

Anthony Guidotti - LMT

He attended The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy where he graduated top in his class. He is certified in Thai massage and shiatsu and is also certified in level II reiki through traditional Usui lineage. He has also studied Qigong since 2011 from various masters. In addition to Thai massage, shiatsu, and reiki, Anthony offers deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. He uses his knowledge of Western anatomy and Eastern energy work to create the most holistic and well-rounded treatment for his clients to help them reclaim mastery of their bodies.

  Hannah Tucker - LMT   Hannah is a licensed massage therapist practicing since 2013. Her massages range from relaxation to deep tissue. Each massage incorporates different techniques to create a tailored massage for the individual.

Hannah Tucker - LMT

Hannah is a licensed massage therapist practicing since 2013. Her massages range from relaxation to deep tissue. Each massage incorporates different techniques to create a tailored massage for the individual.

  Lizz Hunt - LMT   Lizz graduated from the Cortiva Institute in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Delaware. Lizz enjoys working with a variety of clients from relaxation to therapeutic work. She has completed her training in Oncology Massage and also Pediatric/Oncology massage. Lizz believes in providing a massage that is relaxing, but also makes a change to one’s body.

Lizz Hunt - LMT

Lizz graduated from the Cortiva Institute in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Delaware. Lizz enjoys working with a variety of clients from relaxation to therapeutic work. She has completed her training in Oncology Massage and also Pediatric/Oncology massage. Lizz believes in providing a massage that is relaxing, but also makes a change to one’s body.

  Heather Marquette, RYA / LYB Yoga Certified   Heather has been practicing yoga for over 5 years. When her 20 year hairdressing career started to go stale she decided to explore what she could do with her other love...yoga. Yoga has been an outlet for Heather, a way for her to cultivate her abilities to stay present and positive. She has used her practice not only to create a healthy body but a healthy mind free from anxiety. She wanted to share what she has gained through yoga with others through teaching. Heather became a RYT 200 yoga teacher in August of 2016 after a year of intense training and practice. In pursuit of a more advanced knowledge of yoga she has completed an 8 hour program in New York with Baron Baptiste, a 24 hour aerial teacher training program , and replies "My goal as a yoga instructor is to touch people's lives in such a way that I can help them feel physically and emotionally healthier so that they have the strength to continue their journey with positive mindful intentions and love toward not only others but themselves." Heather's soothing yet firm voice helps to carry you through the flow of yoga in a relaxing yet energetic way. Heather will do her best to help, modify and encourage everyone so that they can accomplish their yoga goals!

Heather Marquette, RYA / LYB Yoga Certified

Heather has been practicing yoga for over 5 years. When her 20 year hairdressing career started to go stale she decided to explore what she could do with her other love...yoga. Yoga has been an outlet for Heather, a way for her to cultivate her abilities to stay present and positive. She has used her practice not only to create a healthy body but a healthy mind free from anxiety. She wanted to share what she has gained through yoga with others through teaching. Heather became a RYT 200 yoga teacher in August of 2016 after a year of intense training and practice. In pursuit of a more advanced knowledge of yoga she has completed an 8 hour program in New York with Baron Baptiste, a 24 hour aerial teacher training program , and replies "My goal as a yoga instructor is to touch people's lives in such a way that I can help them feel physically and emotionally healthier so that they have the strength to continue their journey with positive mindful intentions and love toward not only others but themselves." Heather's soothing yet firm voice helps to carry you through the flow of yoga in a relaxing yet energetic way. Heather will do her best to help, modify and encourage everyone so that they can accomplish their yoga goals!

  Jessica Singer - RYT 200 / LYB Yoga certified   Jessica came to yoga 5 1/2 years ago after having her second daughter. It quickly became something that she loved and made a priority in her world. Not only was she feeling better than ever physically, but she was more aware of how important the mind/body connection is. About a year and a half ago she decided to take a leap and began her 200 hour yoga teacher training. It was an indescribable experience and one that she will always cherish. Jessica is currently teaching and exploring other avenues of yoga. Her Main purpose is to share her love with others and open them up to a deeper spiritual connection with themselves.

Jessica Singer - RYT 200 / LYB Yoga certified

Jessica came to yoga 5 1/2 years ago after having her second daughter. It quickly became something that she loved and made a priority in her world. Not only was she feeling better than ever physically, but she was more aware of how important the mind/body connection is. About a year and a half ago she decided to take a leap and began her 200 hour yoga teacher training. It was an indescribable experience and one that she will always cherish. Jessica is currently teaching and exploring other avenues of yoga. Her Main purpose is to share her love with others and open them up to a deeper spiritual connection with themselves.

  Leah Huganir - RYT 200 / LYB Yoga Certified   As a student, Leah came to yoga as a way to nourish and strengthen her body; little did she know that the journey would also nourish her mind and emotions as well. As a yoga teacher, she works with people who want to explore the benefits of this ancient, mind-body practice that has the potential to improve every aspect of life. She is especially drawn to yoga service and finding adaptive ways to help special populations realize their full potential through the healing powers of yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices.

Leah Huganir - RYT 200 / LYB Yoga Certified

As a student, Leah came to yoga as a way to nourish and strengthen her body; little did she know that the journey would also nourish her mind and emotions as well. As a yoga teacher, she works with people who want to explore the benefits of this ancient, mind-body practice that has the potential to improve every aspect of life. She is especially drawn to yoga service and finding adaptive ways to help special populations realize their full potential through the healing powers of yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices.

  Melinda Janofsky -200 E-RYT, 300 RYT, Buti Yoga, Restorative, Yin, Integrative Health Coach   Melinda has always had a connection to movement, starting with dance at age 7 and continuing through adulthood. She loves how music and movement connect energy and emotion, and feels that yoga was a progression for her to look inward and reevaluate where life was taking her. She loves the calm and balance that is felt after a class no matter what style of yoga practiced. She offers an intention at the beginning of class to set the tone and to start her students on a journey of personal growth. Learning something new about yourself every day is motivating and inspiring. Melinda’s favorite classes to teach incorporate meditation, giving the body and mind a chance to connect through breath. She received her 200 hr. training with Lifetime Fitness, KS in 2014, and her 300 hr. in 2017 with a focus on the use of Therapeutics in Yoga.

Melinda Janofsky -200 E-RYT, 300 RYT, Buti Yoga, Restorative, Yin, Integrative Health Coach

Melinda has always had a connection to movement, starting with dance at age 7 and continuing through adulthood. She loves how music and movement connect energy and emotion, and feels that yoga was a progression for her to look inward and reevaluate where life was taking her. She loves the calm and balance that is felt after a class no matter what style of yoga practiced. She offers an intention at the beginning of class to set the tone and to start her students on a journey of personal growth. Learning something new about yourself every day is motivating and inspiring. Melinda’s favorite classes to teach incorporate meditation, giving the body and mind a chance to connect through breath. She received her 200 hr. training with Lifetime Fitness, KS in 2014, and her 300 hr. in 2017 with a focus on the use of Therapeutics in Yoga.

 
  Liz Mott - 200 HR   Liz is a passionate yoga teacher, having received her 200 hour training through a yoga alliance affiliated program in Paris in 2015. She has since expanded her horizons and received pre/post natal and meditation certificates. She believes yoga should and can be available to as many people as possible, and creates her classes based on her students needs. A mindful flow consists of connecting to breath, focusing on an intention and moving in a carefully crafted yoga flow. Her classes will leave you feeling empowered, balanced and calm.

Liz Mott - 200 HR

Liz is a passionate yoga teacher, having received her 200 hour training through a yoga alliance affiliated program in Paris in 2015. She has since expanded her horizons and received pre/post natal and meditation certificates. She believes yoga should and can be available to as many people as possible, and creates her classes based on her students needs. A mindful flow consists of connecting to breath, focusing on an intention and moving in a carefully crafted yoga flow. Her classes will leave you feeling empowered, balanced and calm.

 

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