Welcome to The BodySong Healing Center!
Athena Boucher Director
I am Athena Boucher, the Director of The BodySong Massage Center and School and The BodySong Healing Center.
This wonderful center is a peaceful sanctuary for clients to come and receive treatments from their practitioner of choice. We have a variety of healers that represent many different modalities, including massage, acupuncture, coaching and counseling, sound healing, and energy work. I invite you to peruse our practitioner listing below and contact them directly if you would like to set up an appointment or discuss a treatment plan.
Looking for Practitioner Rental Space?
If you are a practitioner that is committed to offering the highest levels of health and well being, we invite you to call and make an appointment to see the space in person. I would love to meet you and show you around!
Our Teaching Room is Available for Rent!
The center also offers a Teaching Room that is available for rental seven days a week on an hourly or daily basis. This delightful 400 square foot space comes with richly finished hardwood floors, windows that offer natural light and can be opened to allow fresh air, and it sits on a hill with an expansive view of Novato. We have fold-up padded chairs, Zafu pillows, tables, white board, and a projector. We are constantly reminded by our guests of the space’s wonderfully serene and peaceful healing energy.
If you are interested in renting a Practitioner Space or the Teaching Room, please contact me at the number below and I will be happy to assist you.
Our Independent Practitioners
Please contact each practitioner individually to book an appointment
Aleyah Swan, Massage and Energy Work
Aleyah Swan is a massage practitioner devoted to the well being of her clients. Her long-time interests in alternative healing combined with her massage training from Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts serve to create a unique experience for each client.Aleyah is a committed partner and mother of two daughters, and loves holding a nurturing space for other busy mothers and families. She knows the value of scheduling time to relax and heal, and believes a person who is recharged is a person who can change the world.
Andrea Lieberstein, Mindfulness Based Coaching
Andrea is a registered dietitian nutritionist, mindful eating and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, coach, trainer and registered yoga teacher. She has specialized in helping people transform their lives for over 20 years.
Andrea utilizes Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), MBSR, and other mindfulness-based, mind-body and mindful eating practices in her private practice working with individuals on a wide range of nutritional issues, nutrition for optimal well-being, disordered eating, overeating, weight management, body image and stress-related issues and health concerns.
She offers trainings and leads mindfulness meditation and mindful eating retreats at renowned retreat centers across the country.
Barbara Juniper, Sound Healing & Spiritual Guidance
Over the years, Barbara has worked with hundreds of people using sound, music and the voice to transform physical, emotional, mental and spiritual pain. She studied and completed training in Sound, Voice and Music Healing at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Because she has been a depth practitioner of many different wisdom traditions, including Native American, Buddhist and Mystic Christianity, she has a profound ability to be a spiritual guide and friend to both men and women. Her depth of presence and compassion infuse her work with powerful healing energy.
Christina Cowger, M.A., L.M.F.T., Couples Counseling
If relationship stress is affecting your life and you are seeking positive change, Christina’s couples intensives and individual sessions can offer you effective solutions. Christina has developed an evidence-based, didactic and experiential relationship curriculum that provides the tools needed to make lasting shifts.
With over two decades of experience working with individuals and couples, with her teaching and lecturing at venues which include Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, Dominican University, Sonoma State University and CPMC, Christina will help you create a “road map” to better navigate your relationships.
Christina offers weekend, one day, couples intensives on an ongoing monthly basis.
Francesca Fasano, Chi Nei Tsang, Applied Chi Kung, and Reiki
Francesca has over 25 years experience as a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Senior Instructor and Practitioner of Chi Nei Tsang (Applied Chi Kung for the Internal Organs). Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) helps you “restore balance to your body through your belly” by addressing the origin of health imbalances in the body through gentle touch to the internal organs for physical, emotional and spiritual healing, well-being, disease prevention and longevity.
Francesca offers practitioner certification programs in Chi Nei Tsang and Reiki, CE classes for massage therapists and bodyworkers, and Five Elements self-care classes for the general public. Her strong passion for what she does makes it easy for her to help her clients and students on their path to self-discovery, increased awareness, and improved health and wellness.
Jodi Weitz, Acupuncture
Jodi Weitz, Licensed Acupuncturist, is passionate in her belief that people deserve high-quality, supportive health care. She uses an innovative approach-implementing traditional Chinese medicine with modern methods from the East and West.
For 16 years as acupuncturist and master herbalist, she has assisted her patients to resolve their health issues to lead more vital and balanced lives with effective therapy and empowerment. Jodi teaches health classes to share invaluable information with the community to increase preventative wellness.
Jodi is committed to help as many people as possible with natural, holistic treatments. Call for a free consultation.
Kelly M. Gerhardt, Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a safe, gentle method for producing profound change in your life. From simple relaxation for stress relief to initiating life-changing transformations, hypnosis is an effective tool for engaging your subconscious mind and empowering you to reach your full potential.
Kelly received her diplomas as Master Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Regression Specialist and Clinical Hypnotherapist from the Hypnotherapy Training Institute (HTI), a state-licensed school. HTI is considered by many to have one of the finest training programs in the world, with the largest alumni of any licensed hypnotherapy school.
You have the power to change!
Leta Laborde, Chiropractic Kinesiology
Dr. Leta Laborde has been teaching integrated healthcare classes and practicing chiropractic kinesiology and mind/body/spirit coaching for over 35 years. Her sessions focus on helping those with chronic disorders support their Immune Systems and strengthen their Emotional Resilience.
Focusing on sharing skills for self-care, she is offering a gentle and effective blend of:
- mindfulness based coaching
- botanical and vibrational therapies for stress reduction
- guidance in creating a personalized anti-inflammatory lifestyle
“I remind my patients that they are so much more than their list of symptoms and help them to design a holistic program that they can embrace with confidence – one which underscores self-love and empowers them with the ability to nurture themselves and their loved ones at a much deeper level than they ever have before.”
– Leta Laborde, DC
Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Counseling
Lisa Pepper-Satkin has a Master’s degree in Psychology. She is a bilingual (Spanish) Marriage and Family Therapist and works in both languages. With many clients she utilizes a therapeutic coaching approach, which centers on the strengths and values of each individual and uniquely addresses each person.
Lisa gently and intentionally guides clients in the process of transforming old behaviors and exploring new thought patterns. Lisa is skilled at uncovering, facing, and embracing the shadow in her clients. This important work allows people to move more easily toward living a life they love.
Lisa works closely and consistently with clients to aid them toward their path of greater joy.
Lori Jean Glass, Certified Relationship Coach
Lori Jean is the Director for Five Sisters Ranch. She was chosen to develop their program because of her passion and commitment to highlighting the importance of helping people with Relationship Challenges.
Lori Jean is current, passionate, and determined to demystify the complexities that are associated with Relational Challenges. She brings both her personal journey and her years of research into all her work with others and her presentations.
Lori Jean is a trained interventionist, a certified Relationship Coach, and has a private coaching practice working with individuals, couples, and businesses.
Molly Cushman, Massage
Molly completed her CMT certificate in 2014 and is also a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner since 2010. She is a member of the Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals.
Massage Therapy and Jin Shin Jyutsu have both proven to be positive and inspirational forces in Molly’s life. She has a strong belief that we are at our best when our mind, body, and spirit are in balance. Disharmonies in this balance can lead to emotional or physical challenges that impact the quality of our lives.
It is Molly’s deep passion to utilize her bodywork to help bring balance and healing to every one of her clients.
Susan Atamaniuk, Massage
Susan Atamaniuk, CMT has been practicing bodywork and massage for 24 years right here in Novato!
Susan specializes in healing work that is taken from Esalen and Swedish massage. She has a background in Soft Tissue Mobilization through working on the deep tissue. She has also had the privilege of having worked with Mary Nelson, the originator of La Stone Therapy.
Susan’s greatest joy is in helping women to restore their bodies so they may move through life at their fullest potential. She has a passion for helping you to resolve your chronic pain.
Movement is Life!