Anne Contee (Ateeka Shums) is founder of White Lotus Wellness Center, professor of Yoga Studies within University of Maryland’s Kinesiology department and current graduate student of clinical mental health. She fused her previously earned MBA and lifelong yogic studies to create a holistic healing center. Anne is also provider at her center, certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor from Maharishi University, Fairfield, Iowa and offers Ayurvedic and Yoga Wellness consultations.
Presently, Anne is completing a second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Loyola University’s Pastoral Counseling degree. Anne will be providing professional counseling services, integrating a holistic approach which emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit.
Anne lives and instructs authentically and holistically, encouraging perfect alignment of mind, body and spirit. Her teaching focuses on bringing relief from stress, bondage, fear, and creating anxiety-relief, leading to peace and joy.
Currently Anne’s clinical interest and work is oriented to work with clients and their families sufferring from primary and secondary PTSD. Anne’s has started her training with Taruma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston, MA. Recently she has received her training in evidence based Trauma Sensitive and Informed Yoga Therapy. Based on her training and results from the study reinforces that trauma trigger can be minimized with apporpiate yoga resources.
Anne’s yoga path began in her childhood home of India, studying Bhakti yoga. From this beginning, her tutelage fell under many leading teachers in India and the U.S., including: Judith Lasater (Restorative Yoga), B.K.S. Iyengar (Hatha Yoga), Bobbie Fultz (Hatha Yoga), Kashi Richardson and Om Kari, (Yoga Therapy), Mukunda Stiles (Yoga for healthy back and core) and Kid’s yoga. Anne lives and instructs authentically and holistically, encouraging perfect alignment of mind, body and spirit. Her teaching focuses on bringing relief from stress, bondage, fear, and creating anxiety-relief, leading to peace and joy.
Anne is regularly invited as a presenter and keynote speaker for a variety of venues in the Washington DC metro area including, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and annual Caregiver. Now, Anne is eager to collaborate with the community of College Park and provide holistic therapeutic services to all who enter White Lotus Wellness Center located in the Berwyn area of College Park, MD.
“Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manisfestation of the Lord”
Jared Urchek, M.Ac, L.Ac, CZB received his bachelors degree in 2010 from Naropa University, where he was very grateful to be introduced to the world of Worsley Five-Element acupuncture. He graduated from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in 2014 where he focused deeply in the study of Five-Element acupuncture, a system of medicine that helps to heal the mind, the body, and the spirit. His senior project also included organizing and running auricular detoxification (ear acupuncture) clinics for veterans groups, as well as the homeless shelter. Through ITEA, Jared was introduced to the world of Zero Balancing, an amazing type of bone centered massage, and continued with the Zero Balancing certification track. He now offers Five Element Acupuncture, Zero Balancing, and also a growing line of medicinal mushroom and herbal products.
Jorge Lugo believes that we are all amazing, beautiful and powerful and that sometimes we need a little help to lighten the load so that we can feel this way again. He enjoys using the power of sound and vibration to help restore clients to that beautiful state.
Jorge spends his week days exercising the left side of his brain as a web developer. He enjoys finding technical solutions to challenging problems. His interests came into balance when he discovered the work of Jill Mattson and her beautiful, healing music. This led him to study a variety of techniques for producing wellness through sound and vibration. The one that resonated with him the most was biofield tuning through the use of tuning forks.
Jorge Lugo is a Certified Biofield Tuning Practitioner and is certified in Access Bars®. Jorge has also studied energy healing, vocal toning, healing musical intervals and Human BioAcoustics – the analysis of a person’s voice to determine health related issues.
“Every illness is a musical problem – the healing, a musical solution …” – Novalis
Charlene Bowman Haskell is a Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice, trained to practice Healing Touch. In addition to practicing HT and being a recipient of Healing Touch for nearly 20 years, other modalities she practices and integrates into her work include Amadeus, Access Consciousness, Reflexology, Accupressure and Brain Gym. Charlene’s Healing Touch journey started in 1997, when she began learning Healing Touch from her mentor Nancy Lester RN, BSPA,LMT,HTCP/I; Nancy is also past chair of the HTP Ethics Committee
Anna Rain is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She began her practice in 1994, has been teaching since 2000, and has passed four levels of rigorous assessment to hold currently the level of Junior Intermediate II. To improve the art and science of her teaching, she studies with her mentors in Pennsylvania regularly, and she visits the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India every two years.
Through asana (poses), pranayama, (breath control), and pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Anna seeks to lead students to ever deeper revelations in their spiritual awareness. Her own practice was instrumental to recovery from a serious back injury (not from yoga!) in 2014. She has found the study of Iyengar yoga to be transformative for every body, regardless of ability, weight, age, or flexibility.
“[We are] surprised to find that things near are not less beautiful and wondrous than things remote.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We are missing the gold if we do asana as a physical practice only.” –Geeta Iyengar
Jessica Michaud is a CMT, certified massage therapist graduate from Baltimore School of Massage. She is specialized in swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology and aromatherapy massage. Jessica is also furthering her career by studying Business Administration at Prince George’s Community College as she enhances her business adventure. She’s passionate about the health and wellness of her clients to ensure great service for the mind and body. Her passion was found during childhood by massaging her mother known as her “first client” and have been practicing therapeutic massage full time for 3 years since 2013. Her goal is to assist with stress reduction, anxiety, fibromyalgia, headaches, muscle soreness, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, increase circulation and brighten mood. Jessica and her clients have built a relationship based off of trust, loyalty and the education she provides them about massage therapy. She believes massage is a lifestyle not a luxury.
“The minds first step to self-awareness must be through the body” –George Sheechan
Taylor White is a 20 year meditation practitioner holding experience in Tibetan Buddhist, Sufi, and Western forms of mindfulness. He is also an experienced Herbalist, Yogi, and Therapist. His goal is to bring mindfulness into the mainstream of American living.
About wisdom coaching:
Taylor White also offers Wisdom Coaching. In Wisdom Coaching a client and a coach discuss the client’s life, the coach reflecting opportunities for the client to develop and implement their own wisdom. This is similar in many ways to psychotherapy, however operates in a different context and is not limited to the confines of that particular model. If you are interested in psychotherapy with a licensed psychotherapist, we are happy to provide referrals.
Regine Clermont is a RYT 200, Social Worker, certified Usui Reiki II Practitioner, and Integrative Health Coach. Currently, she works for Seabury Resources for Aging Care Management Program as a Life Enrichment Specialist. For over 24 years, she has worked with children and adults suffering from mental illness, trauma, abuse, and homelessness. Regine’s yoga journey started 17 years ago; in 2013 she became certified in Reiki; in 2014 she received certificate as an integrative health coach. Regine first taught yoga in 2017 at Springvale Terrace, a retirement community in Silver Spring, Maryland. Regine’s passion is to be of service and teach students to listen to their breath and trust their body for optimal healing.
“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” – Maya Angelou