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The Stable Spa Team

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!

Wendy Morrison

Wellness Director

Wendy Morrison is a Sacred Sound Therapist and Certified Crystal Healer with a passion for Sacred space clearing, Crystal healing and Mother Gaia. With over 20 years experience in the holistic field, Wendy utilizes her knowledge, certification, and experience in Quantum energywork, Vastu (Indian Feng Shui), Intermediate/Advanced Dowsing, Sound Therapy, Numerology and Crystals to make her space clearings one of a kind. Wendy has created and managed two holistic centers in the Midwest and is excited to share her gifts at the Stable Spa and Sanctuary. Her vision is to create a transformative experience with each interaction, treatment and class.

Tesa Anderson

Therapist

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.

Stephanie Ashcraft

Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Nichole Falco

Specialist

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 Fox

Instructor

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

Therapist

Angela Fuller started her spiritual journey as a social worker giving support to families and individuals with mental health disabilities. She incorporated various trainings and modalities in her work to help her clients as well as assist in her own healing. Angela senses outside a typical body range of human perception, beyond the veil, increasing awareness to the use of rays of light and sound frequency to heal. Angela uses combined energy healing modalities to tailor to each client’s experience. With her most recent studies being in LaHo Chi, she continues to advance her knowledge and skills. Angela will be offering her Advanced Angelic Healing modality here at The Stable Spa.

Melissa Gelineau

Therapist

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.

Jennifer Gerard

Therapist

Bio coming soon!

Gretta Grainger

Therapist

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.

Rachel Kaplan

Instructor

Rachel B. Kaplan is a native New Yorker who thrives on helping people. She’s Bikram Yoga Certified and has been teaching yoga and breath work for over 12 years and doesn’t plan on ever stopping. Although yoga can most certainly help transform a person’s health, Rachel saw a need in her yoga community to coach her students about how they were fueling their bodies to gain maximum results on their mat. She decided to go back to school and earn her 2nd degree in Food and Nutrition Sciences. In 2017 she graduated from University of Alabama and has chosen the path of Holistic Health Coach. Currently, she works with professionals, all over the world, to explore what’s holding them back from living their version of good health and helping them shed light on what action steps they can take that will bring about positive change. She is passionate about helping people know their truth so they can take action towards living their healthiest life.

Erin Kennedy

Instructor

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.

Gail Hagenbuch

Specialist

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.

Madelynn Marie

Therapist

Madelynn Marie comes to wellness from a space of healing and transformation. A massage and bodywork therapist since 2012, she has nearly a decade of wellness coaching experience.  She carries numerous therapeutic certifications including Ayurvedic Modalities, Sacred Lomi Lomi, Esalen-inspired Massage, Pelvic Floor, Healing from the Core Energy Medicine: Distance Healing, as well as being an End-of-Life Doula.

Hanna Mathis

Instructor

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 McKinney

Therapist

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.

Bitsy Merriman

Instructor

Bitsy Merriman, BFA, FRSA, E-RYT 200, is a certified yoga instructor from The Yoga of Energy Flow. She holds certificates in Yoga for Senior Citizens, Restorative Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. She is currently working on her 300HR in Yin from Summers School of Yin. Bitsy offers beginner yoga, and all levels of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, combining asanas (poses) and explorations of breath to enhance your energy. Additionally, she teaches Wall and Chair Yoga, incorporating poses and alignment using the wall and chairs for support. She also recently trained in Aerial Yoga so she could incorporate key floating poses within Yin/Restorative and Yoga Nidra. Bitsy is known for her classes combining Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra; a form of guided meditation.

Demacy Monte-Parker

Instructor

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.

Victoria Rivera

Instructor

Victoria Ann is an experienced Yoga Instructor who has led more than 1,400 classes. She discovered yoga in 2006 and soon after realized that coming to the mat daily was life changing. With a passion to share this knowledge, she completed her 200 hour Teacher Training program at Yoga Darshana in West Babylon, New York in 2015.

Lou Snyder

Spa Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Taishan Stone

Specialist

Taishan Stone L.Ac. MAOM, has been practicing East Asian healing arts for over a decade. His practice is rooted in the classical Chinese medical arts of Qigong, acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui Na, and fate calculation. Recognizing the strengths of both modern and traditional medicine, Taishan tailors treatment to the individual; treating both the root and the branch of disease for comprehensive care.

Tammy Thielemann

Therapist

Tammy has been an intuitive spiritual person since a very young age. This guides her in her bodywork and her source during her energy sessions. This led her to become an Esalen certified practitioner. Esalen is a world-renowned technique and philosophy that brings people deeper into themselves and the work that is present in their bodies. Esalen’s long slow strokes, adaptive integration, and three-dimensional intuitive approach lulls the body into the ocean of awareness. No matter the pressure or depth of the massage, Esalen’s undercurrent is relaxation and presence for both the client and practitioner. This is the dance

Dan Watson

Therapist

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 Watson

Therapist

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.

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