140822_WBR_Cover_2015_mockupp-e1408776748231The NEW edition of WellBEing Resource is here!

It is filled with diverse holistic wellness practitioners, events, trainings, and more!

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We’ve conducted several interviews with WellBEing Resource featured wellness practitioners and related, local health business owners…

Be sure to check them out HERE.

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BlueSageWebInterview with Ragaia Belovarac – Steward, Blue Sage Ayurveda, M.A., C.A.S., P.K.S., C.M.T. in Nevada City, CA

Hi Ragaia! What do you offer in the community?

Ayurvedic pancha karma programs, which include detoxification and rejuvenation therapies.

What led you to offering these services and classes?

A life journey of seeking and exploring holistic healing practices that I could integrate into my daily life.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love seeing others show up with the desire to create and better themselves. I feel blessed to have connected with the healing practices of Ayurveda, because it contains many potent tools that people can understand and integrate into their lives in ways that actually sustain healing. It’s very gratifying to facilitate a space where people can come and explore their healing journeys.

What inspires you?

I am always inspired by observing the strength of the human spirit when a person becomes motivated to improve their health and quality of life. In that light, my focus is to help individuals make the shift from surviving to thriving by exploring their highest potential.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

For me, I see each day as the present “gift”. Each time a new client arrives at Blue Sage Sanctuary a unique healing journey begins.  I do my best to be fully available for that journey. As we go forward in time, I continue to look forward to Ayurveda more fully integrating with other medical practices.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing Resource is a great platform for clients to find practitioners and see the unique gifts we all have to share within our community, in addition to offering a forum for fellow practitioners to network and refer.

Would you like to offer something special for the WellBEing readership?

10% off for anyone wanting to book an initial 2 hour Ayurvedic consultation.

Great ~ Thanks so much Ragaia!

Blue Sage Sanctuary is located in Nevada City, CA.

For more info on Ayurvedic services and Pancha Karma, visit: bluesage-ayurveda.com, email ragaia@bluesage-ayurveda.com, or call 888-878-5222.




Julie Christensen1_5inInterview with Julie Christensen M.A., L.M.F.T. (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist), Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy and owner of Luminous Passages – Spirit Medium. 

Hi Julie! What do you offer in the community?

What I offer depends on which practice of mine you choose to visit.  If you visit me as a medium with Luminous Passages, I offer messages from spirit to help you heal and thrive.  If you visit me in my psychotherapy practice, I offer Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy which reduces your sadness from grief and facilitates connecting with your loved ones in spirit without the use of a medium.

What led you to offering these services and classes?

After experiencing my own joy and healing connecting with spirit, I wanted others to be able to experience it too. When I learned of Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy, I knew that was how I could make this possible for anyone.

Julie Christensen2_5inWhat do you love most about what you do?

I love connecting with spirit and bringing loved ones through to clients. It is fun to watch their amazement and moving to facilitate these visits where shared memories occur, unresolved issues are resolved, and both clients and those in spirit heal. In each of my practices, I enjoy helping others live the lives they want.

What inspires you?

The divine inspires me through connecting to spirit, nature, art, writing, movement, and love.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Meeting with you; who is taking the time to read this. Thank you. Other than that, I enjoy being right here in the now.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

Julie Christensen3_5inIt’s another great opportunity to come in contact with like minded individuals.

Would you like to offer something special for the WellBEing readership?

Mention WellBEing for 10% off a 45 minute reading on your first Luminous Passages visit or on your first Repair & Reattachment Grief therapy session.

Great ~ Thanks so much Julie!

Julie is located in Rocklin, CA.

For more on her counseling services, visit: ItsPossibleTherapy.com or call 916-276-4354.

For more info on her Luminous Passages ~ Spirit Medium services, visit LuminousPassages.com or call 916-276-9818.​

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photo_1_3inHi Melanie! Thanks so much for doing this interview :)

What do you offer in the community?

Numerology, tarot readings, life purpose readings and classes, Energy Healing, crystal healing sessions, and a variety of classes.

What led you to offering these services and classes?

I attended a 3 day Leadership Awakening experience through Empower U (Living Like It Matters), that helped me to realize that I could follow my passion; that even if it got challenging, with persistence and follow through I had within me what it takes to follow my dreams. This power is within everyone, and I made a decision at that time to become the leader and healer that I know I am. I have worked through a lot of adversity in my life, which has made me a stronger and more compassionate person and I strive to help others see the same in themselves.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love teaching people how to get in touch with their intuition and inner healing abilities.

What inspires you?

Many things inspire me, but here are few of my favorites: A big genuine smile aimed at me, people who can laugh at their mistakes, walking in nature, music that either hits your sensitivity button or makes you want to get up and dance, people who, even through great adversity, help to make this planet a better place..

I love that! What are you looking forward to in the future?

​Connecting with spiritual seekers through teaching and writing on a bigger scale.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I like being a part of WellBeing Resource because it gives our local community a place to find quality practitioners and events for their health and spiritual needs.

Is there something special you’d like to offer WellBEing readers?

I would like to offer WellBeing Resource readers 25% off any service for mentioning this post.

Great ~ Thanks so much Melanie!

Melanie is located by appointment in Sacramento.   ​​

Visit HeartWorksNow.com to view more about her services and classes. Also, feel free contact her at 916-920-7832 or Melanie_Channell@yahoo.com.





Hi Rev Shannon! Thanks for this interview :)

What do you offer in the community?

Intuitive Spiritual Guidance, Energetic Healings & Meditation (Visualization) Techniques

What led you to offering these services?

Many different experiences that have happened in my life

What do you love most about what you do?

Assisting others to see their own truth & owning mine

What inspires you?

Knowing myself & others for who they truly are

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Continuing to follow my heart & enjoy what life has to offer

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?

Connection & Community

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

Mention WellBEing for $10 OFF your first 1/2 hour session.

Thanks Rev. Shannon!

Rev. Shannon offers services virtually via phone or Skype, an in person in Sacramento and Folsom.

For more info, visit RevShannon.com, connect on Facebook: /Hearts2Heart

Contact Rev. Shannon at shannon@revshannon.com or 916-712-6012.


Interview with Karen Takayama, Executive Director, High Mountain Well Being Center

Hi Karen :) What does High Mountain Well Being Center offer in the community? 

High Mountain offers a variety of alternative healing modalities that are designed to help clients wherever they are at knowing which modality may be perfect at one point in a person’s journey and another may help and support another aspect of their journey.

High Mountain currently offers Acupressure, Acupuncture, Massage therapy, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Nia Dance movement, Chef Specials, and Workshops/Classes.

What led you to creating the center? 

We all have our journeys and my path has led me from growing up with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis to a corporate business environment to offering avenues for an empowered individual, healthy in Mind, Body, and Spirit. I see all the beautiful beings who want to make a difference in the world. Our center practitioner’s help to see that beauty within and bring out that “shine”.  Whether it is with one-on-one sessions, through yoga, Nia Dance or other exercise and movement classes, through nutritious foods that nourish us, and/or through the thoughts we think or take in through our wonderful classes, each contributes to the overall true Well Being of a person. This is the core belief behind the center’s offerings, while bridging East and West modalities.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love being part of an energetic group of healing professionals that care about people, who allow for the beauty of people to shine through. I love working directly with clients to do the same.

What inspires you?

Inspiration for me is everywhere. The beautiful flowers, the morning sun, a person’s eyes lighting up when they see hope and love, feeling the body respond when a person can release a long held issue, beautiful nature and landscapes near and far, there is no limit to what can inspire me/us.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I look forward to a day where Western and Eastern modalities come together for the best wellness care. Complementary options to high blood pressure medications, anti-depressants, stress management, and arthritis medications. All of these (and more) are readily available now with alternative healing modalities/products offered at the center.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I am impressed with the network of healing professionals in the WellBEing Resource group. I feel honored and inspired that there are so many wonderful practitioners putting love, light, and healing out into the world.

Thank you Jill for giving us this avenue to come together to give people health options for a more joyous, healthier life and a more peaceful and loving world. There is a “movement” with numbers.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

30 days for $30 Yoga/Nia Dance classes. The current schedule is: M (yoga) 12-12:45pm; T (yoga) 6-7pm; W (yoga) 12-12:45pm; T (yoga) 5:30-6:30pm; F (Nia) 12-12:45pm

Thanks so much Karen!

High Mountain Wellness Center is located at 501 S Street, Ste 2 in Sacramento.

For more info, visit: HighMountainCenter.com, call 916-717-5013, or connect on facebook: /HighMountainCenter


marla2_3inMarla McMahon: Psychotherapist integrating meditation, yoga, and more! Thanks for doing this interview :) 

What do you offer in the community?

I offer holistic psychotherapy for many conditions including stress, anxiety, weight issues, and depression for adults and adolescents. My approach to working with my clients includes mindfulness meditation, breathwork, yoga psychotherapy, iRest yoga nidra, relaxation training, and mindful eating. I also teach therapeutic yoga nidra, mindfulness meditation, and mindful eating workshops at several yoga studios in town.

Quite unique! What led you to offering that?

After being in the psychology field for more than fifteen years, I brought my love of yoga and meditation to my therapeutic work. I found that bringing therapy onto the mat through yoga and meditation offered a healing approach to my clients. I found this to be a valuable addition to traditional psychotherapy.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love being able to teach clients relaxation skills and how to better manage their mood holistically. So many of my clients have been able to stay off antidepressants and other medications through the combination of talk therapy, yoga, and meditation.

Marla1_5inWhat inspires you?

Over the years, I’ve met so many people dealing with much hardship in their lives including past trauma, terminal illness, and other difficult circumstances. I am inspired by the way these individuals have the inner strength to meet these difficulties with grace.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I look forward to ongoing research in the field of meditation, yoga, and healthy eating for psychological conditions. I look forward to our country being more interested in holistic health care and reducing the number of individuals on psychiatric medications.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I enjoy hearing about other individuals in the area offering wellness and healing in a holistic approach.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

I would like to offer 10% off the initial consultation to WellBEing readers.

Thanks so much Marla!

Dr. Marla is located, by appointment, at 949 University Ave #210 in Sacramento. 

For more info, visit Satyawellbeing.com or contact her at mcmahonpsy@hotmail.com or 916-290-3994



Hi Diane! Thanks so much for doing this interview :)

diane - Portrait -_3INWhat do you offer in the community?

​I offer healing that embraces mind/body/spirit. My training includes the scientific understanding of problems within the body, as well as formal training in psychology with a masters in counseling and a PhD in biomed. Coupled with that I have trained with shamanic masters from around the globe starting when still in my early twenties back in the late 1960’s up to the present. ​Most recently I spent time learning from a Malecu shaman in Costa Rica.

What led you to offering the services you do?

​It was in part my own frustration with the current medical approach to healing that did not even begin to address the issues. ​

What do you love most about what you do?

​What I love most is watching my clients change while on my treatment table. Seeing their faces relax as paid dissolves and watching them leave wearing a smile — and sometimes carrying the crutches they needed to walk when they arrived.  ​

What inspires you?

​Inspiration comes from many places. My clients’ improvement fuels my passion to learn more. The excitement of discovery, and the potential of doing even more, stokes the fire to continue being better. Living where I do surrounds me with the grounding of trees and water, the elemental energies that bring it all into balance. Knowing that while I cannot help everyone, I can help many live happier and more fulfilled lives.

Hovey Diane - Maleku shaman calling spirits_5INWhat are you looking forward to in the future?

​I am looking toward shifting my work away from the physically demanding ​aspects and toward the more subtle approaches. I see that including more of the lymphatic and cranial sacral work, coupled with brainwave conditioning. These modalities pair beautifully with the shamanic work. I will also be bringing more of my photography into my practice to create unique healing images conceived in a healing journey for my shamanic clients. I see them as being a large, fine art image printed on metal that will serve as a meditation focal point for my client during his or her healing process.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

​WellBEing Resource is a unique publication that reaches out into the community in a way other directories do not. It is more than a directory. It is also a network that succeeds in bringing like minded individuals together who would have never otherwise met. ​

Thanks so much Diane!

Diane is located by appointment only on the Garden Highway, near the Sacramento International Airport.   ​​

Visit Transformational-Healing.net or contact her at 916-925-8200 or Diane@Transformational-Healing.net.