Dewa Therapists

The Hudson Valley attracts some of the most amazing therapists on the east coast, and Dewa Spa has been fortunate to choose from among the best of the best since our inception. Our practitioners are highly skilled in a wide range of bodywork modalities, with an overall focus on holistic health and deep healing. Most of our therapists have been in practice for 10-30 years.

Additionally, under the expert tutelage of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and Eric Rosenbush, we have thoroughly trained our core team in the traditional external therapies of Tibet, unique to Dewa Spa in the West. Most have also received additional training in Ayurveda, sound healing, and other therapies.

You can learn more about our therapists and the modalities they specialize in below. Whatever your need, our Dewa therapists are here to provide you with an unforgettable experience.


Sarite Sanders, LMT

Massage Therapy, Yoga

Specializes in Tibetan KuNye, Cupping, and GuaSha techniques; Swedish, Neuromuscular, and Deep Tissue techniques; Zen Shiatsu; Thai Yoga; Ayurvedic massage treatments; Myofascial Release; Osteopathic Massage techniques such as Craniosacral, Strain Counter-Strain, Muscle Energy, a...

Ron Van Beek, LMT

Massage Therapy

Specializes in KuNye, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Bindegewebs Massage, Energy Work, and Vibrational Sound Therapy.   Ron van Beek came to the US from the Netherlands in 2008. After working as a mechanic for years, Ron decided he wanted to make a change in h...

Kathryn Haber, LMT

Massage Therapy

Specializes in KuNye, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage, Oncology Massage.   As a clinical social worker, Kathryn became curious about massage therapy through her work with clients enrolled in The Swedish Institute in NYC. Her curiosity led...

Hilary Leitner, L.Ac, LMT

Acupuncture, Massage Therapy

Specializes in acupuncture and massage therapy.   Hilary Leitner is a New York Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. She has a Master’s in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture and is a certified Massage Therapist from the Swedish In...

Ernest Heldreth, LMT

Esthetician, Massage Therapy

Licensed massage therapist, esthetician and personal trainer, I have worked in the health and wellness field for the last 20 years providing massage, facials and private one-on-one exercise classes. As a team member at Dewa Spa at Menla, I offer various styles of massage and faci...

Kerstin Maile, LMT

Massage Therapy

Kerstin is a licensed massage therapist and a teacher of massage related health and wellness subjects for over 20 years. She is also trained in the Barbara Brennen School of Healing and is specialized in Individualized Wellness Massage, Energy Healing, and Foot Reflexology. She w...

Dechen Karl Thurman

Qi Gong, Meditation, Shiatsu

Karl Dechen Thurman has practiced Jivamukti Yoga and Ohashiatsu since 1992, when he received samples of these modalities at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  He attended 2005 Jivamukti Teacher Training.   Graduated Ohashi Institute 2001 and assisted Wataru Ohashi at Omega Inst...

Audra Faron Brumfield, LMT

Massage Therapy

Audra graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy (CNWSMT) in 2010 and obtained her license the same year in New York State. She specialises in preventative healthcare through energy work and personalized treatment plans that aid the body in self-hea...

Jeanette Wolfe, LMT

Massage Therapy

Specializing in Myofascial Release, Swedish, Tapotement and Aromatherapy Jeanette offers personalized treatment focused on relaxation for both the body and mind to help ease pain and promote optimal well-being pain. Jeanette has always been interested in healing modalities and a ...

Sandra Garfinkel, LMT

Massage Therapy

Specializes in Awakened Instinct Bodywork, Thai massage, Yoga, and Reiki.   Certified as a massage therapist, yoga teacher, personal trainer, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, and a Reiki and essential oil practitioner, Sandra seamlessly integrates all of her modalities into ...

Corrine Durand, LMT

Massage Therapy

Corrine’s massage practice is a blend of multiple styles such as deep tissue, acupressure, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy. This unscripted flow, is unique to each individual and incorporates movement, stillness, expansion, and self discovery. Corrine’s ability and intenti...

Mary Ellen LaSpina, LMT

Massage Therapy

NYS Licensed Massage Therapist & Healer   Mary Ellen has been a New York Licensed Massage Therapist for over 24 years. She graduated from the Swedish Institute of Allied Sciences in New York City in 1998 after her mother, Marcia, would constantly remind her she had healing h...

Forrest Lahens, LMT

Massage Therapy

Forrest Lahens is an energetic and compassionate therapist who has been practicing the art of massage therapy for over 20 years. In this time, he has worked for various day spas, built a private practice and participated in corporate chair massage events throughout New York city....

Chloe Hooton

Thai Yoga Massage Therapy

Specializes in Thai Yoga Massage. Chloe trained in the art of traditional Thai Yoga Massage in the northern hills of Thailand at the Sunshine Network School, embedded in the Lahu Village a few hours north of Chiang Mai. She was taught by Andrea Baglioni. During her training she ...


Kersten Chisti Dryden, HHC

Health Coach, Tibetan Yoga, Meditation

Kersten is a certified Life Coach, Holistic Health Coach, NLP Practitioner, Interfaith Minister, and Vegetarian Chef, and has studied Dream work with Robert Moss and Guru Dharam Singh, and Ne Jang (Tibetan yoga for rejuvenation and healing) with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.   With ...

Selena Reynolds

Yoga, Meditation

Selena Reynolds currently teaches at Shakti Yoga Studios, Menla Mountain Retreat Center, and privately in Woodstock, NY and the surrounding area. She completed Shakti Yoga’s 500 Hour Advanced Teacher Training with Linda Lalita Winnick  in 2015, and in addition to teaching, mai...

Adrienne Almamour

Emotional Blockages Release

Adrienne is an empath, intuitive, conduit and certified Emotion Code Practitioner.   Adrienne has been practicing since 2012, originally in Sedona, AZ. As she started helping people remove trapped energies, she was finding more intricate blockages that no modality had prepar...

Jennifer Muir-Braunstein

Sound Therapy, Meditation

Jennifer Muir is a Tibetan Tones practitioner, contemplative caregiver and a keeper of sacred space. She has worked for many years supporting those struggling with addiction and mental health issues. More recently she has embarked on a path of working with death and dying as an ...

Susie Brown

Embodied Awakening & Intuitive

Susie Brown has been working with mind body healing for the last 30 years. She is a NYS licensed as a Massage Therapist, and Shiatsu practitioner, a certified Upledger Institute Cranial Sacral Therapist, a Reiki  and Shamanic practitioner.   She had an integrative practice ...

Lee Mirabai Harrington

Pranic/Mantra Healing, Nejang Yoga, Meditation

Lee (Mirabai) Harrington is a vocalist, author, teacher, yogi and healer who has been studying and practicing the wisdom traditions for decades.   A gifted intuitive with a warm, compassionate style, Lee offers custom energetic healing sessions using elements of Pranic Heal...

Nidhi Huba

Sound, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki

Specializes in sound healing, Reiki, and Yoga.   Nidhi has been a light worker since a child, absorbing Vedic teachings from her family in her birthplace of India. Her practice incorporates Sound, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Yoga therapy (specializing in Kundalini & Tibetan Yoga), ...

Dannah Chaifetz

Soul Guidance, Energy Healing

Dannah is an Intuitive /Medium, Spirit Artist, and Intuitive Counselor who also shares her Intuitive Soul Guidance and messages from Spirit with a worldwide clientele.   She teaches workshops regularly including at The Omega Institute and LilyDale. She has a BA in Psychology...

Karen Beth

Akashic Records, Intuitive Guidance

I specialize in Akashic Records Readings and Intuitive Guidance. I have focused on the healing arts for over 30 years.   My journey began at 3 years old, when I had a near death experience.  I heard the words “it’s not time, you must go back” and remembered that ther...

Golriz Jahangiri

Pranic Healing, Meditation, Yoga

Golriz is a certified 500 HR RYT teacher and an advanced Pranic (Energy) healing practitioner with over 5 years of experience living and teaching in ashrams, holistic retreat places, and yoga studios in different cities and countries. Her passion for serving humanity stems from h...

Eliot Marzano

Astrology

An upstate New York native, Eliot’s passion for astrology is uplifted by his deep intuition and non-bias worldview. Eliot aims to help people accentuate their individuality and authenticity. By removing judgement and offering clarity, he offers an equivalent out-of-body-exp...

Alison Sinatra

Breathwork, Rituals

Specializes in Breathwork and Ritual.   Alison Sinatra has been teaching yoga and healing retreats for women for over 20 years. She was a senior teacher at both Woodstock Yoga and Kula Yoga Project (NYC). She was also faculty for the Boston Yoga School and Kula Yoga teacher ...

John Minks

Sound Therapy

John Minks is a gifted musician with over 15 years of experience exploring and studying the healing power of sound. John’s first encounter with sound healing was in Amsterdam in 2006. Since then, his tone quest has taken him from the Brazilian Rainforest to the islands of Hawai...

Morgan Yakus

Hypnosis & Past Life Regression, Health Coach Practitioner

Morgan is a modern hypnotist that focuses on neuroplasticity and the ability to create lasting change. She works with clients to retrain old patterns with integrative hypnosis, NLP and pattern interruption. It is a gentle way for clients to open blocks and change habits. Her tech...


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