About Our Practitioners

OM Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts, LLC
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About Our Practitioners

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‘Anandha’

Kathryn Sutliff

Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Alliance Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Certified Yoga Trance Dance Instructor, Certified Positional Therapist, Certified Traditional Thai-Yoga Massage Therapist and Traditional Thai Massage CE instructor,  Certified Reiki Master & Certified Level II Hot Stone Therapist, Certified Spiritual Minister.

Owner of Om Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts, LLC

Anandha Kathryn has always been a healer by nature. She is very passionate about all healing modalities and has been studying healing modalities since her yoga teacher training and Thai-yoga level I at the Kripalu Center in 2007, where she was then named “Anandha” by her teachers. Anandha is Sanskrit for the ultimate state of bliss.

In 2008 she decided to travel to Thailand and deepen her training, learning from the masters. Upon her return she decided she wanted to know more ways to heal through touch, so she started studying Swedish and Therapeutic Massage techniques at the Center For Natural Wellness in 2009, trying to build her “Healing Tool Box”.

She has training in Massage Therapy, Positional Therapy, Kripalu Yoga, Spa Body Treatments such as body scrubs & body wraps, Hot/ Cold/ Crystal Stone Therapy, Energy work, Meditation, Yoga Trance Dance, Reiki, Traditional Thai Massage, reflexology and more. Kathryn is a member of the America Massage Therapy Association, the owner of Om Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts wellness center in Castleton, NY, and a certified Minister with the United Life Church. She has done various volunteer programs at Kripalu – School of Yoga and Health, many festivals and even hospice at Albany Med.

Kathryn Sutliff is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.

Her style of teaching is very detail oriented and hands- on.  She aims to leave her students & Clients craving more knowledge in the field of healing arts because she herself, never wants to stop learning, knowing the well of knowledge is endless and ever fulfilling.
Coming from a dark past, she understands the magnitude of alternative healing modalities for body, mind, and spirit.

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Alison Wheeler
Licensed Massage Therapist

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Alison is a graduate of Center For Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. CNW is where she learned her tools to become a NYS License Massage Therapist after an extensive program of 1020 hours and passing a NYS Massage Therapy Board Exam. CNW’s massage program included Swedish and Therapeutic Massage, Advanced Massage Therapy, Oriental Massage and Theory, Anatomy and Physiology, Myology and Kinesiology, Pathology, Neurology, Health and Hygiene, First Aid and CPR, Business Practices and an externship at Van Rensselaer Manor to treat residents of the community. With over 55 hours in the student clinic she was able to hone her craft while possessing an open mind to learn more. She is honored to engage her clients with the beauty of touch. During each massage session she relays pure love, energy and eternal presence. Her intentions are set to increase each client’s sense of body awareness. She relays a calming sense of healing all while encouraging physiological benefits that Swedish Massage unravels.

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Anna Costello
Licensed Massage Therapist

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Anna has been practicing massage since 2017 after graduating from The Center of Natural Wellness in Albany. After working hard to obtain her NYS Cosmetology License, she became fascinated with the benefits of massage and energetic healing. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Prenatal massage. She feels every person deserves the experience of being touched with the soul intention of their well-being. Through compassionate and careful listening, she will assure you will feel a relaxing, yet effective massage personalized to fit your specific therapeutic goals. 

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Suzannah Winn
Licensed Massage Therapist

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Suzannah has been practicing Massage therapy since 2009 when she graduated from Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany NY. The experience started her on a rewarding path of healing through therapeutic touch, which in turn has led to other avenues of improved health and living. “Becoming a massage therapist was the best decision I ever made. I truly love facilitating healing through therapeutic touch”. Specializing in massage for pregnancy, swedish and deep tissue.

She has been practicing yoga for the last decade and it continues to surprise and enrich her daily. 2015 she completed a rigorous 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, in Hudson, NY. It is her heartfelt belief and personal experience that yoga practice has the potential to heal the wounded mind, body and/or spirit. She humbly wishes to share her love and knowledge with others embarking on their own unique journey within the practice of yoga, Namaste!

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Nicholas Petrucco

Certified Sound Healer
Minister with the United Life Church

 

Nicholas Sound Therapist

Nicholas’ discovery and journey into the healing properties of sound started in 2010 while searching for a method to treat his issues with chronic depression. After long struggling with depression, related emotional storms and self destructive behaviors he tried western medicine and therapies and was told he would need to take medication the rest of his life. Not willing to resign himself to this, he sought out alternative treatments in alignment with his spiritual beliefs. It was when he first encountered a Himalayan singing bowl that his life changed. “ When I found and played my first bowl it felt like electricity flowing through me and it vibrated where I felt the pain of my depression. The more I played, the better I felt until the pain was gone.” After this experience Nicholas sought and learned how tones connect with bodily and energetic systems. This has guided him along his path to train in techniques passed down from native healers and earn a certificate in vibrational healing and study with his friends and mentors Philippe & Lea Garnier, Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Wise Rune Woman Ingrid Kincaid. Nicholas strives to continually learn and walk the path of healing and ceremony.

Nicholas utilizes a variety of tools for sound healing and ceremony that include metal and crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, rattles, drumming, shells horns, whistles, chanting, toning and aromatherapy.

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