Gayla is state licensed acupuncturist and NCCAOM Diplomate. She is licensed to practice acupuncture and its affiliated Asian medical disciplines of tuina, patent herbal formulas, guasha, cupping, qigong, moxbustion, Chi Nei Tsang, medicinal mushrooms tonics and five element nutrition.
Gayla has received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, her B.F.A in Dance from Ohio University, and Yoga certification from Om Yoga.
Gayla has training in the Tao of Nutrition. She has taken many courses and foundational training of food combining/cooking and preparing with the Natural Gourmet Cooking Institute. Gayla has additional training and experience in Craniosacral Therapy with Michael Shea, Ph.D, as well as training with the Upledger Institute. Gayla is also certified to practice Chi Nei Tsang by Universal Healing Tao Senior Teacher/Council Member, Karin Sorvik.
After an international professional career as a modern dancer with some of the most influential choreographers, Gayla turned her head towards the arts within movement medicine. For over 13 years she has worked as an instructor and within curriculum development within the Garrison Institute. She has also taught and consulted internationally with the them, bringing Taoist yoga, qigong and mindful breath-centered movement to survivors of trauma.
For 3 years Gayla was an acupuncturist within the Integrative Oncology Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She saw patients for in and out patient care within pediatric and adult oncology. As a clinician, she has been professionally published and has taken part in patient care clinical trials using acupuncture, massage, and essential oils at one of the foremost international hospitals in the U.S..
Besides her private practice in whole health care and cancer support, Gayla has also worked as an acupuncturist in the New York's City University college system at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) student health clinic. She has treated a wide variety of concerns in an international, multi-ethnic student population.
Gayla currently has a private acupuncture practice in Columbiana OH and a public acupuncture practice in Cleveland OH at University Hospital. Her additional time is devoted to parenting, family, organic gardening and supporting local health and wellness communities.
Aaron is state licensed to practice acupuncture and its affiliated Asian medical disciplines of Tuina, patent herbal formulas, Guasha, cupping and Moxabustion. He is additionally a specialist in Chi Nei Tsang, Qi Gong and meditation.
Aaron has received a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, an Associates of Science in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute of College of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Wright State University.
After 6 years as a massage therapist, Aaron began his initial journey as an acupuncturist in Tom Bisio's 5th Street Acupuncture clinic (NYC). For 5 years he was immersed in Chinese hit/fall (trauma & rehabilitation)medicine focusing on developing his "zheng gu" tunia techniques. Eventually, he moved to 5th Ave and 32nd St where the beginnings of Breathing Tree, LLC partnered with Internal Arts, LLC to run a multi-room acupunture clinic until 2020.
Aaron has professional training in the Core Energetic protocols of Zero Balancing as well as Craniosacral Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy. He completed a multi year training in medical qigong with Dr. Lisa Van Ostrand of the International Institute of Medical Qigong. He's also served on faculty at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as a professor of Shiatsu, Tuina, and Chinese Medicine.
Aaron began his internal martial arts journey in 1998 learning Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan in college. Eventually, he studied Aikido, Liang Style Bagua Zhang, and Shanxi Xing Yi Quan. He was a 7 year student in Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan under Sifu H. Won Gim of the H. Won Taichi Association. Currently, he is a senior instructor of Ba Gua Zhang and an associate instructor of Xing Yi Quan under Master Tom Bisio of New York Internal Arts/Internal Arts International.
Aaron began Vipassanna meditation under S.N. Goenka in 2001 and Daoist meditation training in 2012. He completed a multi-year apprenticeship under Universal Healing Tao senior teacher and Taoist Minister, Karin Sorvik. She trained and certified him as a Universal Healing Tao (UHT) Associate Instructor and a UHT Chi Nei Tsang 1 & 2 Teacher. In 2019, Grandmaster Mantak Chia trained and granted his certification as a Full Instructor in Chi Nei Tsang 1 & 2, Six Healing Sounds Qigong, Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, Cosmic Inner Smile Meditation, Iron Shirt Qigong, Tan Tien Qi Gong and Healing Love Practices.
Aaron was also blessed to have a 17 year tenure at Google, Inc (NYC) as a massage therapist. There, he refined his clinical skills treating over 15,000 clients with Tuina massage, Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang. In his last 3 years, he became a program manager for a Google online AI fitness service diving into management, Scrum and Agile methods. Eventually, he and the family decided to move back to the rolling hills of NE Ohio and invest their wisdom into the roots of the Mahoning Valley.