Meet the Team
The Stable Spa at The Horse Shoe Farm employees the very best talent in all fields of massage work and other body therapies. Read more about our current team members below!
The Stable Spa at The Horse Shoe Farm employees the very best talent in all fields of massage work and other body therapies. Read more about our current team members below!
Tesa’s intention is to provide completely customizable healing sessions by creating a balance between therapeutic specific massage while also supporting unwinding of the sympathetic nervous system. Her specialty is Deep Tissue while also able to incorporate Table Thai Stretches, Reflexology, Cranial Holds, Trigger Point work all resulting in a dynamic experience. As a avid mountain biker and yogini, she understands the importance of massage and how it integrates into a healthy lifestyle.
Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest therapy guide and nature connection mentor. Her passion is being outside and inspiring others to connect with the land and water. She lives and works in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where she guides the young and young at heart to explore their relationship with the natural world. Her mission is to help cultivate a deeper connection with nature, community and ourselves for enhanced mental and physical well being. Formal training includes the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guide, American Canoe Association Level 1-2 SUP Instructor, and Wilderness First Aid.
Thea grew up in Bonn, the Napa Valley of Germany. She has lived in England for 10 years and in the US the last 22 years and moved 9 months ago from San Francisco, California to Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her extensive international travel including Asia and Africa introduced her into ancient healing modalities. Through her 35 years of experience, she trusts the innate healing intelligence of the body in all of us, which can be accessed at any! age for optimum Wellbeing and Health. Her favorite modality is Breathwork. Breathwork opens the door to a connection with our body, mind and soul. When we are able to use the full capacity of our breath the energy flow in our body becomes unobstructed which can create wellbeing and wholeness on all levels. It activates vitality, aliveness and joy. Thea also offers her culinary artistry in Ayurvedic Nutrition, Energy and Quantum Medicine, Anthropology, Nutrition, and Neuro Somatic Mindfulness.
Nichole started her yoga journey in the early 2000’s. The first class she took was in someone’s home, all ages and levels. It was in Savasana that she feel in love with the practice, after moving her body around in many new comfortable and uncomfortable ways she was grateful to end in a deep relaxation. That was the beginning of the understanding that before there is peace there need to be release. Nichole has a natural ability to connect to people. It is her dharma, life purpose, to teach and heal. In a class or session with Nichole you can expect to begin the journey of self discovery and healing. Her magic tools are Ayurveda and yoga therapy. It is her passion to be a guiding light in the process of preparing and tending to the soil of soul. Nichole is the lead trainer in all of the YVC Yoga and Ayurveda programs. Nichole is a Nama Certified Ayurvedic Heath Counselor, 900hr Clinical IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, ERYT 500HR Teacher trainer.
Lindsay loves to go with the flow, dance with her breath, and to become a witness to her body and mind as she moves through poses, and finds stillness in meditation. Yoga is the tool she uses to seek balance and equanimity in her body, mind and soul, and she is passionate about sharing what she’s learned with others, so that everyone can move a little more gently and gracefully through their daily life. Lindsay received her RYT-200 Yoga Alliance certification after undergoing teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center. Lindsay is excited to continue her studies as she works towards further certifications this year. In addition to virtual classes, she currently teaches at local area studios. Lindsay teaches what she practices: Vinyasa flows of all intensity levels: from gentle through Power sequences. She enjoys all forms of yoga, so each class is different, and incorporates ideas from different traditions and lineages that may be helpful to the flow of life.
Angela Fuller is an experienced Psychic Medium who uses Tarot, Oracle cards, astrology and pendulum work to contact your guides, angels, spirit animals, and reads your energy field to gain the most empowering messages to help you on your path. She has a special gift for seeing your gifts and strengths that you may not realize you have in the present or from past lives. Angela is also a Medium and she’s able to connect with people and animals who have passed on. She connects with souls and spirits to deliver positive messages and gain insight. Angela offers Angelic Light healing, Quantum USUI Reiki, as well as tarot readings and mediumship at the Stable Spa.
Noam is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. He draws from his experience as a Bio-energetics & Feldenkrais expertise (movement). In addition, Noam coaches personal and interpersonal communication skills (Nonviolent communication) to individuals, couples and groups. He continues to support people from all walks of life dealing with deep seated resistance and feeling of overwhelm, as a result of trauma, injuries and simple everyday wear and tear. The tools and guidance Noam offers focuses on the gifts and talents each individual has. The treatments and tools are unique to every client, and may include hand on body / energy work, mindfulness, breathing techniques, sound & movement conversation. His approach helps clients release the resistance and interrupt habitual patterns, so you can move towards choice and possibilities.
Melissa Gelineau, LMBT is a 2018 graduate from Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. Having been a registered nurse for nearly 25 years, her nurturing, empathy, and her genuine love for people is palpable. This passion for helping others moved her to pursue a life- long dream of being a massage therapist. Having trained and raced triathlons, mountain bikes and endurance running, along with the extensive study of anatomy and physiology, massage and yoga training, Melissa uses this knowledge to help her clients find ease and harmony within their body. With every client, she offers her whole heart into every session she delivers. Melissa will be offering Medi-cupping, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point and Thai massage at The Stable Spa to nurture the mind, body and spirit.
Cori is a licensed and NCCAOM certified Acupuncturist who works with Eastern Medicine, ancestral nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to create the foundations for healthy and vital living. She utilizes many modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, stone medicine, massage, nutritional supplements, and health coaching. Her specialties include longevity, women’s health and digestive issues, however, she does have experience treating a broad range of health conditions.
She earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in 2015. Her comprehensive training
included the in-depth study of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui-na massage, channel palpation, moxibustion, cupping, nutrition, qigong, and meditation. Prior to Chinese Medicine school, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Asian Studies from Florida State University in 2009.
Her love has always been for “grandmother medicine”; recalling the wisdom and teachings from our ancestors about the ways that we evolved to live. She was
particularly attracted to the ancient healing traditions of China, because their system of medicine focused on a person’s entire wellbeing. In life, she is an avid student of Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction teachings, and enjoys an array of creative endeavors, cooking, and having adventures with her dog Daisy.
Gretta Grainger feels massage is a language without words; an energetic dance between she and her client. By keeping her heart open and remaining present, Gretta is able to meet, lovingly, each client where they are, creating a safe space to heal in whatever way their body, mind and spirit might need. Her integrative massage is Esalen-inspired and adjusted to meet each client’s needs, whether it be therapeutic massage, deep tissue, Reflexology, or Biodynamic Cranial Touch.
For over 25 years, Gail has devoted her life to expanding consciousness & transformation. She has traveled extensively to India, other parts of the world and around the U.S. to gain Mastery of her craft. Her current work is a result of her deep understanding of the connection of mind, body & spirit as it pertains to the New Earth. Gail holds a B.S. in Health Sciences and has experience, certifications & initiations in Crystal Healing, Shamanism, Energy Medicine, Reiki, Spiritual Life Coach, Living Foods, and Oneness Training directly from Spiritual Masters in India and Qi Gong. It is Gail’s passion to share her expertise and assist clients who are ready to expand their awareness of who they really are and create their lives on purpose. Gail’s compassion, gentleness and her intuition shows through everything she does. Helping clients heal as they Awaken to who they really are is the focus of her practice.
Erin Kennedy is a 200hr RYT certified instructor with a passion for bringing mindful movement to kids and families. Erin found her way to the mat in early 2000 and through her practice found strength, confidence, and a new connection to self and soul. The healing she experienced on the mat led Erin to complete her teacher training and begin to share yoga in 2019. Erin quickly learned that her passion was to bring awareness to kids and families through yoga, essential oil education, and the divine connection of Reiki. She loves empowering families to be their own healers through mindful movement and plant medicine.
Madelynn Marie comes to wellness from a space of healing and transformation. A massage and bodywork therapist since 2012, she has over a decade of wellness coaching experience. She carries numerous therapeutic certifications including Ayurvedic Modalities, Sacred Lomi Lomi, Esalen-inspired Massage, Pelvic Floor, Bellanina Facial Massage Specialist, Healing from the Core Energy Medicine: Distance Healing, as well as being an End-of-Life Doula.
A multifaceted professional, Madelynn’s passion lies in using the healing powers of touch to move people forward. Her soothing, dynamic work in the field and intentional, therapeutic style is both empowering and transformative. She is the embodiment of a reflective, compassionate healer. Her work has also led her to serve as a corporate trainer for clients whose view of wellness is holistic and visionary, along with facilitating workshops and retreats focused on healing.
Hanna’s yoga journey began in 2016 when she sought out alternative methods to cope with anxiety. After receiving her Bachelors degree in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, her love for travel and for teaching inspired her to join a yoga teacher training program at The Mystical Yoga Farm in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. This experience shaped her practice in a unique and unforgettable way. By living off the land and increasing her knowledge of yoga, ayurveda, the body, and meditation, she began to develop an even deeper understanding of the practice. Hanna is a WNC native and has worked in many studios in the Waynesville and Asheville area. In addition to teaching high school Spanish, she enjoys being outdoors in the beautiful mountains and soaking up all that Mother Nature has to offer. Her classes bring an authenticity to the mat that helps her students connect mind, body, and soul while bringing yoga to a personal level.
Jan has been practicing massage since 2008 and continues to love her work. Jan has specialty training in oncology, Thai Yoga massage, pregnancy, cranial sacral and reflexology massage. She also offers the Bellanina Facelift Massage which uses all natural products and focuses on lifting and toning the muscles of the face. She incorporates her specialty training into an unique massage experience for each client.
Demacy is a yogi, lover of nature, free-spirit and kind soul. She has been a steady practitioner of yoga since 2015 before recently beginning her teaching journey. She received her 200 hour certification from Asheville Yoga Center in 2019 and is extremely grateful to her teachers for bestowing their knowledge upon her. She believes that yoga is a healing, life changing practice that should be accessible to all bodies, cultures and backgrounds. She offers many styles including vinyasa, restorative, yin, post/prenatal and family yoga classes. She’s studied closely with the amazing Sierra Hollister resulting in Kundalini yoga being her absolute favorite class to teach. Demacy is forever a student with hopes to inspire others to start their own journey through the community and connections that yoga cultivates. She is excited to bring her love to yoga to The Horse Shoe Farm and Stable Spa.
Lisa has been practicing massage since graduating from the Arizona School for Massage Therapy in August 2007. As she began to practice, she realized there was much more to massage and bodywork than just the physical aspects. Lisa continued her education at the Southwest Institute for Healing Arts where she completed the Mind Body Wellness Practitioner Certification, specializing in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, and Polarity Therapy. She’s passionate about integrating many modalities into her sessions and customizing every session to respond to individual needs. Her gift of intuition and passion for healing creates a safe environment for clients to let go of their physical, emotional, and mental stressors.
Karine has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. With over 20 years of experience in massage and the healing arts her passion lies within finding the muscular/structural dysfunction and uses massage as a guide to correct the imbalances. Through the use of varying modalities, she works closely with clients to uncover their individual holding patterns and corrects them. She holds certified training in: TMJ disfunction, Medical Cupping, Trigger Point Release, PreNatal massage, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Reiki and Sports Massage. “My goal as a therapist is to become the facilitator in your healing process, unlocking that powerful and proven ability to heal. Sometimes all that’s required is a gentle guide to help unlock it.”
David is currently a North Carolina Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapist and a professional member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. With 20+ years of therapeutic bodywork experience, he is here to help to insure that your session will be a custom fit to fulfill your exact personal needs. Some of his holistic training includes Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, shiatsu, connective tissue, polarity therapy, reflexology, oriental medicine theory, La Stone hot stone therapy, medical massage, pathology, and anatomy. From deep relaxation to athletes, injuries, and pain reduction, David compassionately serves you to help awaken and discover the somatic connection between mind and body supporting the highest well being of each client.
After toiling in the film and travel industries, I set my sights on establishing a career in a beautiful place, helping people enjoy it as much as I do. I have found it here in the mountains of North Carolina and in particular, at The Horse Shoe Farm. My three pups are thrilled that I enjoy my job so much, and that I am balanced and happy with a place that encourages it. The only roots I’m showing now are my southern ones.
Dan has been offering integrative bodywork for over 30 years. In addition to helping clients live a more pain-free lifestyle through deep therapeutic bodywork and learning about self-treatment, he has a passion for helping individuals along their path of personal transformational work, facilitating and nurturing physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Dan blends a tailor-made approach to each client, skillfully integrating his intuitive touch with his background in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Energy Healing, and Structural Balancing. He is also available as a two-therapist team with his wife, Mariana, gracefully complementing each others talents for a rare and unique four-handed massage experience of profound bliss and balance.
Mariana’s has a passion and a natural gift for massage. Your session will soothingly guide her hands as she caringly integrates Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial work, Reflexology and Hot Stone treatments, to gently soften taut muscles and trigger points. She customizes each session according to the clients needs that day, allowing them to completely unwind and melt into the table. Mariana also offers a rare form of four-handed massage with her husband, Dan, providing a deeply profound, relaxed, balanced and blissful experience for their clients.