Anjali Hasija, MS, L.Ac.
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Spiritual Response Therapy, Vibrational Healing, Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage™, Ear Candling
Anjali Hasija is a National Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan with a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1998, and is currently studying for her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She has completed extensive post-graduate studies in the field of women’s health and specializes in fertility treatments, pregnancy, and pre and post-natal care. Practicing in Manhattan for over 15 years, she has developed close relationships with many Reproductive Endocrinologists and OB/GYN’s in the area and is frequently referred some of their most unresponsive cases- for instance, turning a breech baby, and most often, support for In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).
Anjali is a certified Usui and Karuna™ Reiki Master and has been practicing Reiki since 1996. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she has had extensive training in integrative healing arts. She completed her Reiki training with the late Joyce Hasija, nurse, paramedic, healer, and author of “The Teaching Manual for Reiki Masters;” and the late Reinaldo Torres Ginard of the Regenesis Institute. In 2007, Anjali trained in Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) with Spiritual Response Association (SRA) consultant Susan Carollo, adding another level of healing to her extensive practice. Most recently, she became a Theta Healing® practitioner with Auristela Guardia of the Guides of Light Institute in Venezuela. She has also studied Facial Rejuvenation and Vibrational Healing with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and Michelangelo of the Chi-Akra Center.
Through extensive world travels and explorations of traditional healing methods, including those of India, the sacred mountains of Peru, the Amazon, and the rainforest of Belize, Anjali became interested in the ways of the medicine men and women of those regions. Her proficiency in this art is rooted in the ancient techniques practiced by many indigenous cultures of the world, and specifically, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, and Mayan shamanism. Anjali graduated from the Healing the Light Body school in 2004, under the guidance of Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D, shaman, medical anthropologist, and author of over 15 books including “Shaman, Healer, Sage.” She has also trained with Itzhak Beery, learning Ecuadorian shamanism and the art of the Andean Limpia (energy cleansing). The shamanic practices she offers her clients address working with core soul issues and releasing trauma from the energy field.
To further expand her knowledge of women’s health, in 2009, Anjali studied Mayan healing practices and plant medicine with Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapathic physician who spent the last several decades in Central America, studying with the late Don Elijio Panti, the renowned Mayan shaman of Belize. Dr. Arvigo is considered the world’s authority on the medicinal plants of the rainforest, and has worked to bring the healing techniques of the Central American “sobaderas” home to the States. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage™ are grounded in anatomy and physiology, yet also draw on the power of the plants and the Maya spirits.
Anjali has spent considerable time volunteering her services, such as assisting FEMA after 9/11, giving acupuncture to the rescue workers, and in Guatemala, helping to set up community clinics by Lake Atitlan and introducing the indigenous people of these regions to acupuncture and Reiki.
In 2004, Anjali opened Satori on a quiet tree-lined Upper East Side street, with the intention of creating a world away from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant New York City life her clients were living. Within a short period of time, Satori has grown and Anjali has become known for her unique approach, compassionate presence, and effective, powerfully transformative sessions. Now in the East Village, she is the go-to holistic therapist, not only for her complete roster of wellness and beauty oriented acupuncture treatments, but also for her effective and knowledgeable practice of Chinese herbs, fertility treatments, and beautiful rituals of energy healing.
Anamaria Pontes, MS, RD, CDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ayurveda Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher
Anamaria Pontes holds a national credential from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She graduated from Hunter College in Nutrition and Food Science and has a Master of Nutrition from Lehman College. In addition to Integrative Nutrition, Anamaria also uses Ayurvedic principles to guide your transformation. She empowers individuals who are having health crises tap into their innate ability to heal themselves.
Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It is an ancient holistic healing system that provides guidance regarding nutrition and lifestyle. Anamaria holds a national credential as an Ayurveda Health Counselor by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She spent nine months in India to learn therapeutic Yoga and Ayurveda in a Gurukula style, a method of education which is a lived, transformative process, originally designed by sages of ancient India to systematically develop a student’s consciousness intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Anamaria has had abundant training in clinical nutrition, anatomy and physiology, biology and human metabolism during her years working in a long-term care facility in the South Bronx. Along her training in clinical nutrition, Anamaria integrates her Health Coach and Ayurveda knowledge into her vibrant private practice. Anamaria has long had her own physical wellness practice, doing Capoeira and yoga for over a decade. These physical arts have deepened her own sense of holistic wellbeing.
Leslie Padgett read Linda Goodman’s gazillion-times-best-selling astrology book Star Signs in 1999 and got inspired. After many years of self-study, Leslie began training in NYC under acclaimed astrologer Anne Ortelee. In 2015, Leslie began reading professionally, fully connecting with her clients. She says she likes to “click in” to the client’s chart and tell a story. She’s also a publishing executive, working in the industry for more than 20 years. She’s not a psychic; she’ll drop an f-bomb during your reading; and she loves the planets.
Tarot, Medium, Astrology, Space Clearing
An expert on tarot and shamanism, Birdie descends from a long line of traditional medicine people of the Blackfoot and Cherokee nation. She is a spiritual health practitioner who has been involved in providing group and individual energy work throughout New York City for the past 15 years as a seer, medium, teacher, and astrologer.
As a priestess, she works with each individual to reveal their own infinite and divine nature. As a shamanic therapist, she is able to exercise and exorcise the vibrations necessary for a sustained holistic relationship with self and the greater communities. As a visionary/spiritual midwife, she assists in providing the understanding and support needed to re-birth the self, including recommendations for what actions best facilitate personal evolution. As an Oracle, she gives the gift of the awareness that is vital to recognizing what divine opportunity exists within the folds of the lessons of existence.
Using a solely holistic approach, Birdie pulls resources and knowledge from her own Native American tradition, as well as those she has closely studied, including Kabbalah, tarot, astrology, Celtic ritual, Chinese medicine, Buddhism, yoga and the chakras, employing these systems as mediums of wisdom and momentum used to light and ignite your path to power, peace, and abundance.
Birdie is a private tarot and alchemy instructor and is also published bi-monthly as the astrologer for NEW YOU magazine.