Chery Owens, BSED, CMT, E-RYT
George flew his first plane when he was 14! With humor and grace, he now teaches his students to "soar like the birds" in state-of-the-art Sail Planes.
Sky Sailing, just minutes from Mountain Valley Retreat, is George's home airport.
Whether you want to learn to fly, have a gentle sight-seeing tour, or go for a thrilling ride, George is here to pilot the plane.
I have been doing bodywork since 1998. My private practice is in Redondo Beach, California. I have studied CranioSacral Therapy with Dr. John Upledger and the Upledger Institute, French osteopath Alain Gehin, and at L.A.'s Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB).
IPSB's 500-hour Massage Therapist Training Program provided me with a foundation in holistic bodywork. I went on to pursue other bodywork and personal growth studies at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. I am also trained in Dr. Bruno Chikly's Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy and Suzanne Scurlock-Durana's Full Body Presence/Healing from the Core work.
I hold a Master's in Psychology from Antioch University, with an emphasis on somatic interventions for trauma recovery.
In addition to my private practice in Redondo Beach, I am a CranioSacral Therapist with the UCLA Children's Pain and Comfort Care Program. In the past, I have worked as a staff therapist at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Silverado Assisted Living.
I have been a contributing writer/editor for three books related to chronic pain and CranioSacral Therapy:
* Healing Through Chronic Pain, by Mary Ruth Velicki, MS, DPT;
* An Answer to Your Pain: CranioSacral Therapy for Health and Healing, a collection of CST practitioner case stories; and
* Pain in Children and Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal, by Drs. Lonnie and Paul Zeltzer
Click here to learn more about Karen Axelrod.
In 1994, after years of experiencing physical and emotional imbalances, Chery was inspired to study massage therapy. As she began to find balance and harmony within herself, she dedicated her life to understanding personal process and helping others.
As she underwent various therapies and studied with different teachers, she discovered an important piece... "look beyond the symptoms to find the cause."
She practices the depth and validity of CranioSacral Therapy, an approach that views the body/mind holistically to find the source of dysfunction.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
Mountain Valley Yoga is a Yoga Alliance registered school. We offer 200 hour teacher-training programs as well as beginner classes, workshops and retreats.
Dr. Joel Ying, MD
Dr. Joel comes to Mountain Valley Retreat from his home in Naples, Fla.
As co-leaders of Yin/Yang Yoga Retreat and Connecting To Nature, Developing your leadership and community building skills, Dr. Joel and Chery have a delightful synergy that makes learning fun and keeps it simple.
As an MD, Dr. Joel holds extensive medical knowledge and experience. As a teacher of Tai Chi and Yoga he blends eastern philosophy and medicine with western technology. With skillful CranioSacral hands and a generous open heart he embodies the best of both worlds.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Joel Ying.
Hatha Yoga Teacher ~ Susan Deering
"I was trained in India, to teach classical Hatha yoga in the Sivananda style, which focuses on breathing, a set sequence of poses, and proper relaxation. I am the former owner of Yoga Is Nature yoga studio in Borrego Springs and am a volunteer in the after school program and summer library program, teaching yoga to the children of Borrego Springs. I will be returning to India this September to attend an advanced teacher training program. As a student of Chery's, it will be my honor and pleasure to fill in for her!
Mark ofParadise ~ TheResonance Code
Mark is a certified Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Practitioner with the "Tibetan Bowl School" located in Encinitas, California I provide Vibrational Sound Healing. Utilizing Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Therapy, Nepalese Gongs, Paiste Planetary Gongs, Koshi Chimes, Crystals, Aromatherapy, and Visualizations with the intention of creating a healing space for inner balance, harmony and peace.