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  • Alik Minikhanov

    Lead Holistic Therapist

    Areas of Expertise: Energy Healing – QiGong, Customized Massage and Acupuncture Treatments, Pain Management, Stress Management, Addiction & Cravings, Auto Immune Disorders, Digestive Disorders, Infertility, Peripheral Neuropathy & Brain Injuries, Asthma, Allergies & Sinusitis, Meditation

    Alik Minikhanov is a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist and holistic professional. With over 20 years of experience in providing healing therapies, Alik has received a variety of degrees in acupuncture, physical education, classical and medical massage, sports training and herbalism. He has been educated and practiced his healing arts internationally including Sweden, Russia and Lithuania. He is also renowned for developing new therapies that combine different techniques to achieve greater physical and emotional health. Alik has been practicing healing energy work since he was 24 years old, when he discovered he could feel others' pain while administering traditional massages. It's almost as if the pain draws from the body and into to his hands. At the Holistic Healing Center, Alik specializes in acupuncture, medical massage, pain management, energy healing and nutrition.


  • Kerissa Kuis

    Holistic Life Coach, Wellness Practitioner & Educator

    Areas of Expertise: Life Coaching, Holistic Health Coaching, Financial Coaching, Personal Training, Integrated Energy Therapy - Emotional Freedom Technique, Energy Healing – Reiki, Intuitive Healing

    Kerissa Kuis, MBA is the CEO and Founder of the University of Wellness. The University of Wellness was created to provide consumers with cutting-edge wellness education, services, retreats, and certifications. Her programs are offered at various locations throughout the United States and online. She is currently a Business Development Advisor and educator at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA where she facilitates and leads retreats, workshops, and private services.

    Kerissa is a certified holistic health coach, spiritual life coach, EFT practitioner and wellness practitioner. She has over a decade of experience in spa, fitness and wellness management. Kerissa is an inspirational international speaker and coach who works with clients all over the world in all areas of their lives and has spoken locally and international in all areas of wellness. She also created her own wellness coaching certification for her company that is accredited by the American Alliance of Drugless Practitioners.

    Kerissa has studied under Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Oz, Rebecca Campbell, Louise Hay, and Andrew Weil and has completed the Spirit Junkie Master Class Level One and Two Training with Gabrielle Bernstein. She is currently getting her Doctorate in Psychology from Capella University and holds a master’s degree in business from West Virginia University.

    Kerissa is a regular contributor for Huffington Post, Thrive Global, MindBodyGreen and Forbes.


  • Laura Scoville

    Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist

    Laura began her yoga journey over 10 years ago in her home town of Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. While working as a river guide, she began practicing yoga at the Community Center with her yoga teacher, who taught Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Power yoga. Yoga helped her to prevent injuries while working hard on the river and build strength and flexibility during the winter season. She has expanded her love of yoga to all of its many branches, including Ayurveda, in which she is trained in and holds an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certificate through the Himalayan Institute in addition to an RYT 200 Hour Yoga Instructor certification. Laura has found endless benefits through all the practices of yoga, especially pranayamas (breathing exercises). She also loves to incorporates nature into her yoga practice and finds that the best place to meditate is in the quiet of the Pennsylvania hills beside a nearby stream.


  • John Jarboe

    MA – Exercise Physiologist, Professor Emeritus

    Areas of Expertise: Strength & Conditioning, Personal Training, Post-Rehab Exercise, Golf Conditioning, Posture & Functional Movement Testing, Health & Exercise Science, Weight Loss, Performance Nutrition

    John Jarboe enjoys teaching a variety of group exercise classes and introductory Tai Chi for the Holistic Healing Center. He is an avid whitewater kayaker and formerly a nationally ranked whitewater slalom competitor as well as a previous college and private club elite level gymnastic coach. 

    As a former professor at Montgomery College, John was instrumental in revamping the Physical Education major's program to include Exercise Science, and revised the Physical Education Teaching major. He developed several of the fitness classes' laboratory manuals and collaborated with a colleague to design the Fitness Center and Strength Room at the college, as well as the courses taught in these facilities. He also developed and taught several outdoor courses including kayaking, canoeing, hiking and rock climbing. John envisioned and coordinated the first Wellness Program on the Rockville Campus.


  • Dr. Bill Howrilla, DC, CFMP

    Advisory Board, Functional Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Functional Holistic Medicine, Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA), Clinical Nutrition, Detoxification, Natural Hormones, Anti-Aging and GI Health

    Dr. Bill graduated from Penn State with a degree in Physiology in 1987 and Logan College of Chiropractic in 1991. Soon after, he began his focus on Clinical Nutrition within his practice and how it related to some of his chronically ill patients.

    Functional Medicine, as it is now known, soon became a passion of Dr. Bill's. Studying under the brilliant minds of Holistic Functional Medicine such as: Dr. Jeffery Bland, Dr. Dick Versendaal, Dr. George Goodheart, Dr. Harry Eidenier, and Dr. Ron Grisanti, it became clear to Dr. Bill that this was the future of health care.

    Dr. Bill currently practices at his full-time private family practice located in Cranberry Township, just north of Pittsburgh. His Functional Holistic Medicine approach, assists in finding the causes in order to overcome a patient's chronic illnesses. He also utilizes distance methods to help people from all over the country.

    "I feel privileged and excited to be practicing the future of health care today, Functional Holistic Medicine. I’ve been in practice since 1991 and I’ve never been more thrilled to deliver exactly what the people want and need when it comes to regaining health and staying healthy.”

    Dr. Bill has worked to greatly improve the health of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia, diabetes, anxiety, fatigue, hormone and weight issues. Most clients are able to do away with their prescription drugs all together.

    “I teach people to ask why, when they visit the doctor,” says Dr. Bill. “Why am I being prescribed this medication and is it addressing the cause of my problem?” Because when you find out the cause of a health condition, the path to health and vitality really begin to unfold.


  • Adam Sedlock

    Licensed Psychologist, Holistic Psychology

    Areas of Expertise: Hypnosis, Holistic Psychology, Paranormal Phenomena, Spiritual Healing, Confidence Acquisition, Coping Mechanisms

    Adam has 34 years of experience in the profession of behavioral health, and has trained and explored Holistic Psychology with the founders of the practice. Holistic Psychology addresses the spiritual side of human behavior and taps diverse sources to elaborate psychology techniques, incorporating them into a methodology of personal change, transformation and healing. His approach to Holistic Psychology encompasses self-awareness.

    He has trained with Dr. Milton Erickson, the father of medical hypnosis, and gained training and experience in Spiritual Healing and Paranormal Phenomena from experts in the field. Sedlock is certified in Clinical Hypnosis and has conducted both group and individual sessions in weight loss, smoking cessation, pain management, confidence and assertiveness building, plus medical and spiritual healing. His consideration as an expert in the area of Paranormal Phenomena enables him to incorporate spirituality into the Holistic approach of healing. And, as a member of the Medical Staff of Highlands Hospital, Adam has the opportunity to use Holistic Psychology in the medical and community setting as well.


  • Dr. Michelle Thompson-Olson, D.O.

    Advisory Board, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Integrative Family Medicine, Disease Reversal, Lifestyle Change

    Dr. Thompson-Olson is an integrative family medicine physician who treats the root causes of health problems, not just the symptoms. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she studied the holistic approach to health care. Dr. Thompson-Olson is the former director of Great Lakes Institute massage therapy program, was a trustee for the PA Osteopathic Medical Association, studied with the Neuromuscular Therapy Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, and completed her residency at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a Board Certified Osteopathic Family Medicine Physician and an associate medical professor for LECOM and PCOM, both osteopathic schools in Pennsylvania.

    Currently, she is employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and has a full-time integrative family medicine practice, seeing infants through the end of life using a natural approach to healthcare. Dr. Thompson-Olson's specialty is reversing disease through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes while empowering her patients to take charge of their health and work as a team with their physician. There are healing powers of proper nutrition in almost all disease processes and she believes that eating for health can be pleasurable. We just need to learn to eat in a way that serves our body.


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    Sat | 02/10/18
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    Wed, Sat | 02/14/18
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    Wed | 02/14/18
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    Sat | 02/17/18
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