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...

Dechen Karl Thurman

Shiatsu, Qi Gong, Meditation

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...

Jeanette Wolfe, LMT

Massage Therapy

Specializing in Tibetan KuNye, 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 m...

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...

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....

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 ...

Tanya McKenna, LMT

Massage Therapist

Tanya graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in December 2012, and became Licensed as a Massage Therapist in NY. She is trained in Swedish, Deep tissue, Myofascial, Sports, Medical and Prenatal Massage, with attention to Eastern modalities, including ref...

Dusty Stack, LMT

Massage Therapist

Dusty Stack (aka Carol Ann) specializes in Tibetan KuNye, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Aromatherapy, NMT, Stretching and Sports massage. Previously Dusty worked in the medical field, and found herself missing the anatomy and physiology of the body, and helping peopl...

Ruth Berenzy, LMT

Specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Personalized Ruth Berenzy weaves 25 years of experience in the healing arts into the time she spends with each individual. She graduated in 1992 from Educating Hands in Miami, FL. From there she also completed the New York state ...

Maya Lilly, LMT

Massage Therapist

Maya has been a therapist both in NY and LA for 20 years. She was certified in 2003 in Los Angeles, and immediately started working on mostly basketball players at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey. She worked for years at the spas of the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, the Chateau...

Justin Ram Das, LMT

Justin Ram Das Logan, LMT, IKYI, is a Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher, energy healer, inspirational speaker, licensed massage therapist, craniosacral practitioner, Emotion Code practitioner, and Sound Healer. Justin is a facilitator of sound journeys and workshops. Working ...

Ina Becker, MD PhD

Ina Becker MD PhD is board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine and has been practicing Meditation and Yoga for 25 years.  She is on faculty at Columbia University and has been working at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Emergency Room, Consultation and Expert ...


Nicole Vacca, LMT

Massage Therapist

Nicole, a native of New Paltz, New York, has always considered the Hudson Valley her home. Her journey began in 2009 when she embarked on a profound exploration of Meditation and Culture within the Himalayan Buddhist tradition. Her extensive travels through the Himalayas deepened...

Lulu Pajor, LMT

Massage Therapist

Lulu is a proficient massage therapist and healer who has been practicing since 2018. A proud graduate from the Swedish Institute, she specializes in an unique blend of Western-style massage techniques with the Shiatsu point system. Her approach to therapy is greatly influenced b...

Rebeca Incer, LMT

Massage Therapist

Rebeca’s journey into holistic health and wellness is deeply intertwined with her upbringing. Introduced to meditation and Vedic philosophies by her father, she developed a profound connection with Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Her comm...

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 ...

Lee Mirabai Harrington

ENERGY, SOUND & MANTRA HEALING, NEJANG, 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, wise and intuitive healer with a warm, compassionate style, Lee specializes in the deeply healing Sowa Rigpa techniques of N...

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), ...

Kathryn Andren

Astrologer

Kathryn Andren is a professional consulting astrologer since 2000. Her experiences in holistic health as a massage therapist and energy healer for over 2 decades compliments her consultations, classes and special event presentations. Her studies in Modern Western Astrology includ...

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

Intuitive Guidance and Intuitive Coaching

If you’re looking for ways to navigate life’s twists and turns, to have a deeper connection to your souls’ purpose, to live more joyfully, to discover your “next step,” an Intuitive Coaching session with Karen Beth can be your GPS. An Intuitive Coaching session is an i...

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 trainin...

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...

Laura Olson

Yoga

As a former dancer, Laura has always been kinesthetic, but yoga is what made her finally feel at home in her human-ness. Passion for daily practice has been central to her development of self-understanding and whole-being health and wellness. A devoted Ashtangi since 2000, Laura ...

Dr. Abigail Podrecca

Abigail Podrecca, O.M.D., is a licensed acupuncturist in Vermont, New York, and Florida. She graduated from the first class of acupuncture at The New England School of Acupuncture in Boston, MA in 1977. Her studies include China, Tibet and England. She also is an R.N. and studied...

Karen Charman

Body Code, Emotion Code, Logosynthesis

Karen Charman is an energy healer who is passionate about helping people become their healthiest, happiest, and best selves, functioning at their highest level to achieve their mission in this life. As a practitioner of BioSET, The Emotion Code, The Body Code, EFT tapping, and Lo...

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 ...

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, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Shamanic practitioner...

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...


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