While mostly practicing at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, Chinese Medicine practitioner Kelly Clady-Giramma, L.Ac., also works out of BAC twice a month. Kelly completed her 5 yr. Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and graduated in 2004. She then moved immediately with her husband to Suzhou and Shanghai, China where she resided and worked at several hospitals as well as in private practice for nearly 3 yrs. Though she enjoys treating a little of everything, Kelly's specialties include Internal Medicine, fertility & gynecology, dermatology, neurological disorders, autoimmune diseases, weight loss, Chinese herbal medicine, and Therapeutic Qigong.
Kelly fell into Chinese medicine from an obsession with Chinese language and culture which began during her undergraduate days at Whitman College (in Eastern Washington State) where she minored in Chinese Studies. She has studied extensively with Dr. Nan Lu a well-known New York based Chinese medicine expert and qigong master. She teaches his Dragon's Way Stress and Weight Management as well as Qigong for Breast Health classes.
What inspires Kelly about being a Chinese Medicine practitioner is the satisfaction of helping others find more balance and implement small changes so that they can improve the quality of their own physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Kelly likes seeing her New York and Massachusetts patients commit to improving their health because it inspires her to constantly strive toward health and balance in her own life.
Kelly enjoys hiking, biking, drinking excellent green tea, playing chess with her son, writing, and escaping regularly to Manhattan to work, walk the High Line, dine, and visit museums. Kelly has also studied karate, muy thai, tai chi and kung fu and has had numerous articles published in both in the U.S. and China.
Contact Kelly Clady-Giramma at 541-224-4014 for more information on setting up appointments at The Balanced Arts Center.
BELINDA MELLO IS A MOVEMENT SPECIALIST WITH EXPERTISE IN COMMUNICATION, PRESENTATION, AND THE PERFORMING ARTS.
OFTEN HER HELP IS SOUGHT OUT TO RESOLVE ISSUES WITH CHRONIC TENSION OR ANXIOUSNESS AS WELL AS BALANCE AND MOVEMENT COORDINATION. HER STUDENTS GAIN A SENSE OF WELL-BEING THAT COMES WITH LIVING DYNAMICALLY AND COMFORTABLY IN YOUR OWN SKIN.
Belinda Mello is a senior level Alexander Technique teacher and movement specialist with over 25 years experience. She currently teaches at the SITI Conservatory, The Barrow Group and for 15 years was an adjunct Assistant Professor for Alexander Technique in the Brooklyn College/CUNY Theater Department where she has also taught Acting, Movement and Mask. She has been a faculty member or guest teaching artist at the Tom Todoroff Conservatory, Ted Bardy Studio, Larry Singer Studio, Muhlenberg College, The Actor’s Movement Studio, the New Actor’s Workshop, NYU's Musical Theater Workshop and has worked on theater productions with The Women’s Project, Prospect Theater Company Dark Nights. and others. Belinda has performed in the USA and Europe, and was both a director and actor in the Peculiar Works Obie Award-winning production. She co-produces the annual Freedom to Act Conference in NYC and teaches at the Alexander Residential Workshops in Spokane and Columbus. Belinda earned her BA at Hampshire College and is a graduate, cum laude, of the MFA directing program at Brooklyn College/CUNY. She is a member of the Margolis Method professor certification group. In her early performance experience she was fortunate to work with Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner, Wendy Woodson and Eva Dean. Her movement experience is grounded in contact improvisation, ideokinesis, modern dance, yoga and Body-Mind Centering. She has been tutored in mask by Per Brahe and studied Rasaboxes with Paula Murray Cole. Her Alexander Technique training began at The Alexander Foundation in Philadelphia and included study with the late Marjorie Barstow. She continues to study with master teachers and completed a post-graduate training in the Carrington approach. Master teacher Dr William Conable has been her mentor and friend for many years. Belinda draws on her background in movement and theater for her weekly classes for actors, and in her presentation coaching.
For more information please visit Belinda's website at alextechmotion.com
Norio Tomita is a Japanese Seitai Therapist who has developed his own method, based on several new japanese Seitai techniques. He has a medical software engineering background, and has worked for years with renown medical doctors.
With the new scientific testing technologies, a better understanding of the body functions and better sharing of research results among experts from around the world, several new Seitai (Japanese Osteopathy) methods have been developed during the last few decades in Japan.
At Atelier Tomita, we believe that all these new interesting methods can help individuals to easily take care of their own body. During our workshops and private sessions, we introduce a whole variety of approaches to release body tension at specific points.