VYANA

Wellness Collective

About

Joleen Tafoya

Joleen grew up spending summers in the majestic mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and winters in the desert of Palm Springs, California riding horses, enjoying family and being active outdoors. She gained a passion for health and wellness at a young age, but it wasn't until after spending almost 15 years in the financial world before Joleen re-located with her children to the Central Coast of California to pursue a new path in bodywork. 

She is now an experienced practitioner with a healing touch. Her services are extremely unique and effective. She is a graduate of California Holistic Institute in massage and is trained in several modalities. Joleen has the ability to connect with the body and is guided by her intuition using techniques based on structural integration, visceral manipulation, and neuromuscular therapies with the intention of balancing the nervous system with the muscular and skeletal systems.

Joleen's most pivotal training has been with Bob Cooley at the Genius of Flexibility in Santa Barbara and is an Affiliate Trainer in Resistance Flexibility & Strength Training (RFST or assisted stretching), a radical new dimension to physical therapy, yoga, and personal training.  A technique where the fascial tissues are stretched while the person tenses and resists the elongation. This relieves chronic tension patterns of scar tissue, and dense fascia that is restricting your body. You will get immediate, cumulative and permanent increases in flexibility and strength, as well as leave feeling and looking great!

Joleen’s mission is to support individuals in achieving life balance and vitality through personal wellness. A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body-mind-spirit, she is a proponent of bodywork for relieving physical, as well as emotional stress and strongly believes in the powerful combination of resistance stretching and massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.

“As we change our bodies, we change our lives and this in turn helps to change the world. I look forward to helping you achieve ease in movement.” ~ Joleen

Kylie Tafoya

Kylie grew up in Jackson, Wyoming riding horses and enjoying the beauty of the Tetons. She moved to Cambria in 2016, leaving a 4 year desk job that caused a lot of back pain to come to a little slice of magic on the coast of California.

At 12 years old she received her first massage and fell in love with the effects. With her aunt and mother being in the industry she was fortunate enough to be able to be immersed in body work for the past 13 years. Working in the salon and spa environment since 15, she has been around some amazing massage therapists that have given her so much knowledge.

Graduating from training at the California Holistic Institute in San Luis Obispo, she has harnessed her intuitive touch to bring a healing space for your body to heal itself.

Katie Vermillion

Katie grew up in Clovis, Ca where she spent summers up in the mountains exploring the great outdoors. Katie's love for nature took her all around the world traveling and learning after leaving her hometown.

After receiving her first massage in Thailand she felt an instant connection with body work. She saw and felt how much the healing touch overcame her body and left her feeling revitalized and healthy. She knew that this was a calling for herself to be able to provide that for people.

After returning back the states, 5 years ago,  Katie settled down in San Luis Obispo, where she finally had the opportunity to get the training at California Holistic Institute in massage and start working towards a dream to create healing energy through body work.

For 4 years now Katie has been working as a Massage Therapist all over the county. Now settled in Cambria, CA she has finally found her new journey and path with Vyana.

" I truly look forward to creating a safe and loving environment and helping you reach your physical needs to start the natural healing process that comes with body work." - Katie 

Jeannine Jacobs

´╗┐Jeannine Jacobs is a diplomat of Traditional Chinese Medicine, from two colleges and has  practiced healing arts for 25 years. She attended Southwest Acupuncture College, Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has been in private practice since 1990. She also teaches Chi Gong exercises.

´╗┐Jeannine's clients dealt with muscular-skeletal and neuromuscular issues, occupational stress, obesity, soft-tissue damage, emotional issues, headaches and the pregnancy process. They came mostly for the simple pleasure of massage.

Joanna Bobbitt

Hello, my name is Joanna Bobbitt and I am 51 years of age. I was born in Chicago, but grew up in the Ventura area of southern California. I have 31 years of experience as a nutrition counselor, 17 years of yoga teaching experience, and 17 years of massage therapy experience. I have lived and worked independently on the central coast of California for 31 years. I love what I do and I love to teach and heal. I am always learning from my students and clients. I am also passionate about nutrition and a strident supporter of the organic food movement and teaching people how to eat locally and to eat responsibly. I have 3 beautiful grown children and 1 amazing little grandson. I'm overjoyed to be so fortunate to share the experiences I have gained over the years with you.

       I have been Jason's apprentice for the past 6 months. Together, we have designed a method using both of our talents. We call it "The Knox Method."

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