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. 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. Anjali teaches all levels of Reiki classes at Satori. She trained in 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, and the Amazon, 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, those handed down to the Q’ero Indians of Peru by their Incan ancestors.
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 13 books including “Shaman, Healer, Sage.” The shamanic practices she offers clients address working with core soul issues and releasing trauma from the energy field. 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.
To further expand her knowledge of women’s health, Anjali studied in 2009 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 Maya 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 most recently 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, RDN
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. Practicing Medical Nutrition Therapy in a long-term health care facility in the South Bronx for the past four years, she realized the importance of chronic disease prevention through good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
Interested in a holistic approach to prevent and manage disease, Anamaria became a certified Ayurveda Therapist. She spent three 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.
In addition to her abundant training in clinical nutrition, anatomy and physiology, biology and human metabolism, Anamaria has long had her own vibrant physical wellness practice. She has been practicing Capoeira and yoga for over a decade. These physical arts have deepened her own sense of holistic wellbeing.
Silin Cowles, LMT
Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage™, Massage Therapy, Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation
Silin Cowles has been practicing massage since 2008. Silin’s formal training was completed at The Swedish Institute in New York City, a program which provides one of the most comprehensive training for massage therapists in the United States. Her initial focus was on Eastern and Western massage, but it was in studying these two varying modalities that helped Silin form a strong belief in a holistic approach to health and wellness. It is with this understanding that Silin handcrafts a combination of Western techniques with Eastern ideas of energy to develop custom bodywork that addresses the specific needs of each client. Silin knows that just as each of her clients are unique, so must be each of her massage sessions.
Silin continues to expand her techniques and knowledge of massage by attending workshops in all aspects of massage therapy. Her previous training includes pre-natal and post-natal massage, which she uses often in her work as a doula.
In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist, Silin is a DONA-trained doula with specialty certification Labor Companion training. She also loves encapsulating placenta for new mothers knowing the benefits they will reap from this valuable supplement.
Edan Harari, LMT
Ortho-Bionomy®, Thai Yoga Massage
Edan is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in orthopedic bodywork. His practice is dedicated to working with active New Yorkers, providing them with the most comprehensive pain and tension relief so they can perform better and live with more ease and comfort.
Edan is no stranger to illness, pain and suffering. Growing up, he had to have numerous major surgeries for multiple physical conditions. Additionally, he has experience with broken bones and a ruptured achilles tendon from sports and dance injuries. He also used to suffer from cluster headaches regularly. At the age of 21, Edan was diagnosed with a debilitating illness that led him to make some major changes in his life. Dealing with these setbacks has given Edan the experience and capacity to work with others who are suffering from any of the previously mentioned conditions and more.
In addition to his private sessions, Edan also teaches massage to couples and amateurs who want to learn about this healing art. He has taught both in person and online at the New York Open Center, The Learning Annex, and at various workshops and retreats throughout the US. When he’s not giving private sessions, Edan is sharing his story with others, as a speaker, to educate them about coping with stress and how to live blissfully regardless of current circumstances.
A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body/mind, Edan is a proponent of bodywork and the healing arts for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and he strongly believes in bodywork as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well being. In his free time, Edan enjoys dancing, practicing AcroYoga, skating, working out, surfing, traveling, and spending time in nature.
Tarot, Medium, Astrology, Space Clearing
A self-taught expert on tarot and shamanism, Birdie descends from a long line of traditional medicine people of the Blackfoot and Cherokee nation. She has worked privately for the last thirteen years as a seer, medium, teacher, and astrologer in New York City, the Midwest, and the west coast. Though her talents as a healer have been present since birth, she continues to refine her skills through her own avid scholarship. She is a private tarot and alchemy instructor and provides monthly horoscopes on her private website. Birdie is also published bi-monthly as the astrologer for NEW YOU magazine.