Healing Arts Center


Patti Lentz, PT, Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Yoga, Somatic Experiencing, Visceral Manipulation, Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Heather Lee Farrell, Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Medicinal Herbs, Food Therapy and Nutrition, Oriental Bodywork Therapy, Wellness Programs, Cleansing and Detox, HLF Hikes & Nature Therapy, Yoga

Niki Feldman, LMT, Massage Therapy and Body Work, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, USANA Health Sciences Nutritional Distributor, Yoga

Genevieve Hawk, LMT, Medical Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Bodywork for Injury, Nutrition and Wellness

April Rivera, LMT, RN, CKTP, BCTMB, Neuromuscular Therapy, Fascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Kinesiology Taping

Halima Christy, MA, NTS, CHT, Integrative Hypnotherapy, Somatic Integration, and Natural Therapeutics

Herb McDonald, Bio and contact information to come. Thank you for your patience.

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Patti Lentz, PT

Patti is a physical therapist and yoga teacher.  She is passionate about how the body works… and doesn’t. In her private practice, she uses yoga awareness to assist clients in achieving a healthier relationship with their bodies. She uses her broad background in manual therapy, sensory integration, anatomy and emotional trauma work to educate her yoga students to deepen their practice.

Patti has been a physical therapist for 45 years and a yoga teacher for 15. She is a life long learner, and creative in the process of integrating her vast studies as a PT and the wisdom of yoga. She brings together experience in manual therapies, trauma resolution, sensory integration and yoga wisdom in ways that make yoga accessible to everyone... no matter the challenge. In her private practice as a physical therapist, Patti utilizes a depth of understanding and curiosity to assist her clients become more empowered in their bodies. As a yoga teacher, she assists students in becoming more creative and curious in personalizing their yoga practice. She also teaches yoga teachers to be more skillful when working with students with challenges.

Services and Therapies offered:

  • Visceral Manipulation

  • Therapeutic Yoga

  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Physical Therapy

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Heather Lee Farrell

I strive to enhance the body’s innate healing process through teaching and encouraging healthy food & nutrition, wellness and lifestyle choices, body-based mindfulness, and stress-reduction.  I work to treat the underlying cause, identify sub-optimal functioning and remove obstacles so the body may heal, restore and create balance. I encourage patients to be proactive in their health choices realizing that all choices no matter how small can have profound effect. I believe that the simple ordinary things that we can do for our health can sometimes be the most powerful. 

I use herbal and holistic medicine, prescribed supplements, individualized programs, laboratory testing and acupuncture when needed to prevent disease and help you create what you desire and need.  The body always works at healing and repairing itself and supporting that function is an important focus of my practice. My approach is different for everyone as our systems and constitutions are unique. We work together to improve and restore the body’s reserves and help it become more resilient and rejuvenated.

My lifelong interest in health and wellness and passionate interest in food and nutrition lead me to a practice of yoga at an early age, extensive studies in food and nutrition throughout my life and finally becoming a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.  In addition to Doctor of Oriental Medicine studies, I have enjoyed in-depth study in nutrition and food therapy, Functional Medicine, Health and Wellness coaching, Ayurveda, cleansing and detoxifying protocols and continue lifelong exploration in health and wellness education.

I believe in always learning and expanding our minds so that I can offer more value to you. Other areas I have delved into and studied are childbirth education, doula training, functional movement and Pilates mat training levels 1-5. I have been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching for 12 years. My training in the system of yoga also includes therapeutic yoga studies, Yoga for Athletes, Perinatal training, Meditation, Breathwork, Restorative and Deep Relaxation and more.  I integrate my healthcare practice amongst teaching classes, workshops, trainings and retreats through High Desert Yoga where I also partner in operating the studio.

I am grateful for my many teachers, loving family and community. I look forward to meeting, working with you and creating many healthy years! Heather

You can view a Lovelace Hospital Labor of Love pregnancy video featuring me here.

Heather is currently on sabbatical due to recovering from severe trauma but can be reached via email.

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Niki Feldman, LMT

Massage, Yoga, and Nutrition

Niki earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology (the study of Human Movement) in 1991 from the University of Colorado. She has always loved movement, music, and the outdoors.  Her hobbies include dancing, hiking, skiing, and yoga. Niki has been a massage therapist since 1995 and a yoga instructor since 1997.  From 1995 through 2002 Niki taught massage and yoga at Crystal Mountain Massage School. Massage styles that Niki uses include: Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Esalen style, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Polarity. Niki has been practicing massage and teaching yoga at High Desert Yoga since 2010. She also distributes high quality nutritional supplements through USANA Health Sciences and loves seeing the benefits they create in herself and others. Niki has a husband and 2 sons that she plays with and several girlfriends who she dances and socializes with.

"I'm so excited to be a part of this lovely community at High Desert Yoga where I was first introduced to Yoga in 1995." -Niki Feldman

NM LMT #2017

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April Rivera, LMT, RN, CKTP, BCTMB

Therapeutic Massage & Advanced Bodywork
April Rivera, LMT, RN, CKTP, BCTMB

Owner and Therapeutic Massage Therapist

April Rivera, LMT, RN, CKTP, BCTMB, received her massage therapy education at Southwest Health Career Institute in Albuquerque, NM and her Neuromuscular Therapy education during a year-long mentorship at Spine & Muscle Rehabilitation. She is a Registered Nurse in the state of New Mexico and is currently studying Alexander Technique at The Alexander Technique Center of Albuquerque and Visceral Manipulation with The Barral Institute. Her bodywork is a unique blend of deep tissue techniques including Neuromuscular Therapy, Fascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, and Thai Stretching. She supports her clients post-treatment with Kinesio Taping and client education about better use through body awareness.

April created Your Balance to provide clients with a practice that focuses on custom treatments aimed at releasing tension patterns to alleviate pain and increase range of motion.

In her time off April enjoys cooking, spending time in the mountains, learning Portuguese, and spending time with family.

*LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), RN (Registered Nurse), CKTP (Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner), BCTMB (Board Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)

Services and Therapies offered:

  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Fascial Release
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Thai Stretching
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Body Awareness Education

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Halima Christy, MA, NTS, CHT

Halima has been studying, practicing, and teaching body/mind health and healing techniques for over 35 years. Her personal journey with somatics, neuropsychology, natural therapeutics, mindfulness, epigenetics, hypnotherapy, and yoga nidra began with her diagnosis of cancer over 30 years ago. This created for Halima a profound need to understand, create, and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Weaving her psychotherapy work with Attitudinal Healing Principles, Somatics, Natural Therapeutics, and  Yoga, Halima’s training and work experience in stress management, trauma, and mental health therapy became grounded in working with the relationship between the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious areas of the Somatic bodymindspirit.

After an MA in the Psychology of Somatic Perception, Halima became a Natural Therapeutics Specialist and a Certified Hypnotherapist. Halima’s lifetime practice of meditation and spiritual inquiry has informed the development of her IntegralSoma Hypnotherapy practice. Blending her practice of hypnotherapy with Yoga Nidra has deeply enriched her clients’ capacity for transformative mental and emotional healing and lasting psychosomatic health.

Services and Therapies offered:

  • Integrative Hypnotherapy
  • Somatic Integration
  • Natural Therapeutics

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Genevieve Hawk, LMT

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” -Akshay Dubey
In my pursuit of health in my education, personal health, and as a practitioner I have focused on the process of healing and working towards a multifaceted and functional foundation. My passion lies in addressing the deep nature of imbalance both in nutrition as well as bodywork and then assisting the body in finding balance. My education was greatly put to the test in my own health when diagnosed with breast cancer.  Not only did I rely on my education to support my healing but dug deeper into functional nutrition and bodywork to further heal. I believe in order to truly bring about health there needs to be time spent looking at the source of the pain or imbalance. I used this perspective to heal and in the continual process of supporting my personal health and take this approach to assist you in achieving your personal health goals.  As a bodyworker my focus and passion lies in addressing imbalance through neuromuscular trigger points and myofascial restrictions. I believe to fully alleviate muscle pain the connective tissue and nervous system must be equally integrated into the treatment plan. I have completed continuing education in these areas as well as craniosacral therapy, posture analysis, and sports massage which I integrate into the bodywork session. My focus in nutrition is based on an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle. I use my nutrition education to establish a baseline and nutrition recommendations. I then further support you through my education as a health coach to create and maintain habits that will lead to lasting change. 

“I hope all is well with you and you are healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” 3 John 1:2

Crystal Mountain Massage Therapy Program, 2003
Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from UNM, 2008
Integrative Health Coach from Institute of Integrated Nutrition, 2015

Services and Therapies Offered:

  • Medical Massage Therapy
  • Therapeutic Bodywork for Injury
  • Nutrition and Wellness

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