To encourage, assist, educate and bring awareness to the influential power and overall healing effects of therapeutic massage and yoga. ~Not just a peaceful body and mind, but a peaceful life~
NCTMB, LMT, RYT, E-RYT, CF-L1Trainer
“A four time marathon runner and passionate bicyclist, I know first-hand many of the chronic pain and injuries associated with athletic training. I will work with you to develop a realistic program for better health that may include particular stretches and breathing exercises to complement an effective workout session.”
In the spring of 2009, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Massachusetts Chapter recognized Jeff for his therapeutic massage work with returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and he was awarded the 2009 AMTA MA Chapter Humanitarian Award. In the fall of the same year he received national recognition for his work with the servicemen and woman and was awarded the 2009 AMTA National Humanitarian Award. Jeff was named a 2009 Metro West Daily News Person of Distinction. www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20091227/News/312279952 for his volunteering at the MetroWest Veterans Outreach Center in Marlborough
Jeff finds massage therapy to be a very natural and complimentary extension to his career as a yoga instructor. In addition to his work at HEALTHWAYS Wellness, Jeff is also an intstructor of anatomy and physiology as well as massage therapy at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA.
Jeff received his yoga certification through Fitness Resource Association of Needham, MA in the Vini yoga methodology and is a registered yoga teacher with National Yoga Alliance. In 2005, he completed the Baptiste In-House Teacher Training course at the Baptiste Power Yoga studio in Boston. In 2010 Jeff completed the Jon Kabat-Zinn eight week Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Center of Mindfulness. In 2011 he completed Warriors at Ease training program which focuses on teaching yoga / meditation to the military as well as students suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Jeff has had the pleasure of studying and training with a number of local and world-renowned teachers including Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rae, Cyndi Lee, Baron Baptiste, Ana Forrest, Rolf Gates, Marissa Farrell, Judy Baker and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa.
Amy LeBlanc has enjoyed Yoga with her Mother as a young girl in Japan
and continues to practice and share as a happily married mom and long time group
fitness instructor.at Orchard Hills Athletic Club.
Sheila received her 200 hour RYT certification through Fitness Resource Associates. Her passion for teaching stems from her intuitive guidance through her daily practice of yoga. The inner tranquility, confidence, stength and flexibilty that are gained as a result of her practice are what motivated her to obtain her teaching certification in order to share these gifts with others. Sheila is also a member of United Country Western Dance Council, as well as the World Swing Dance Council and dances competitively through out the country. Sheila resides in Sterling, MA with her husband and two sons.
Andy is an avid weightlifter and runner who has a deep-seated passion for health and fitness, and has
worked in the fitness industry since 2006 as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. He first
became interested in yoga because he wanted to train his body for flexibility to complement his
strength and cardiovascular training, but quickly found that the mind/body experience moved him
emotionally and spiritually. He completed his 200-hour certification training in May 2015, and earned his
15-hour yin yoga certification in November of the same year. He has been teaching in both yoga studios
and health clubs ever since, with a special emphasis on the practice of yin yoga. Andy has a warm and
empathetic personality, and brings an energy to his classes that has been described as calming. In his
spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, singing, and playing ice hockey and softball.