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Alabama Healing Arts in Mobile, AL has an amazing team that is committed to helping you succeed. Here is a little glimpse of each of our inspirational administrators, faculty members and therapists.
Kelly Laurendine, BA, AHA LLC Operating Director, AHA Chief Administrative Officer, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Lead Massage Therapy Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500)(x2), Certified Thai Yoga Bodyworker, Certified Holistic Coach, Certified Holistic Healing Practitioner, Certified EFT Practitioner, Ordained Awakening Spirit Minister
Kelly Laurendine graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language/International Business and cognate study in Technical Writing. After over 10 years as a technical writer and editor, her personal journey led her to further pursue natural therapies. Throughout her lifetime, she particularly struggled with stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem. She used yoga, Reiki, counseling and coaching to develop personally, as well as spiritually. Then, after suffering injuries from a car incident that included a severe concussion and caused three of her spinal vertebrae to be thrown forward and rotated, she used yoga, Reiki, and massage therapy to heal herself physically. A believer in the healing arts, she has since become trained in and practiced several natural healing modalities.
Kelly is a Certified Holistic Healing Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500), Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner, Certified Holistic Coach, and an Ordained Awakening Spirit Minister. After completion of massage therapy school in 2003, she was licensed in Alabama (#1604) and certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Kelly is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), Yoga Alliance (YA), Iyengar Yoga Association Southeast (IYASE), and the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP). In 2007, she received her Massage Instructor’s license (#I-160) and taught for nearly seven years at a local massage therapy college until pursuing her dream of opening the health and wellness school (license # S-131) and center, Alabama Healing Arts, LLC.
Lisa Pate, Chief Academic Officer Massage Program, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), AHA Lead Massage Therapy Instructor
Lisa Pate is an experienced allied health professional, practitioner, and motivated leader with over eleven years experience in massage therapy education, seven of which have been as a program director in the for-profit career college industry. She ensures program growth and student experience through involvement in outside activities such as community outreaches and building industry and local employment partnerships. After completing massage therapy school in 2003, she was licensed in Alabama (#1508) and Nationally Certified. She is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In 2006, she received her Massage Instructor’s license (#I-120). As program director, she strategically developed and implemented the redesign and delivery of curriculums leading to increased retention, licensure pass rates, and placement rates. Lisa now brings her wisdom, experience, compassion, and genuine love of the trade to Alabama Healing Arts, LLC.
Cynde Greer, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist, AHA Lead Massage Therapy Instructor
Cynde Greer has owned and operated her successful business, Cynergy Massage and Wellness, since 2005. After completing massage therapy school in 2005, she was licensed in Alabama (#1987) and Nationally Certified. She is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In 2008, she received her Massage Instructor’s license (#I-163) and taught at a local massage therapy college until 2011. Her extensive training in orthopedic massage earned her the title of Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist. Her pursuit of excellence combined with a deep respect and love for the field of massage therapy is evident from how she conducts her business to how she conducts a class or workshop.
Matthew Gerhart, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Level 1 & 2 Certified Reiki Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
Matthew Gerhart graduated in 2008 from Capps College massage therapy school, Mobile, AL, under the instruction of K. Laurendine and L. Pate. He is licensed in Alabama (#4309) and specializes in Deep Tissue massage.
Reiki Certifed since 2012, Matthew is currently working towards his Mastery in Reiki in an in-depth apprenticeship program at Alabama Healing Arts (AHA), LLC. He is additionally completing the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program (expected Nov 2015), also at AHA, to become a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Believing that each individual has the ability to create health and wellness through natural modalities, Matthew loves to assist his clients in their journey of self-healing. He is always aspiring to be more and do more, taking the time to learn and to accommodate his clients' needs.
Matthew lives by the beautiful and inspirational words of Mahatma Gandhi, "Be the Change that you wish to see in the world".
Catherine Teal, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
Catherine Teal is a Mobile native who holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from The University of South Alabama. She works as an Adoption Specialist in the State Child Welfare System full time and is a part time Yoga Instructor. She trained under Kelly Laurendine, BA, AHA LLC Operating Director, AHA Chief Administrative Officer, Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500) of Alabama Healing Arts in Iyengar based Yoga, receiving her certification in 2015.
Catherine hopes to help individuals of all ages and abilities create wellness and healthy lifestyles through the techniques and practice of yoga. She believes that yoga is for everyone and that each individual can benefit from the practice regardless of their age or flexibility.
“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame.” -B.K.S. Iyengar
Over 30 years combined experience
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