HEALING ARTS CENTER

PRACTITIONERS

To schedule an appointment, please contact the practitioner directly.

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 over 35 years and a yoga teacher for almost 10. 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

 

Contact Information:

  • Telephone:  505-321-9393

  • Email:  ptpattilentz@gmail.com

Heather Lee Farrell

I strive to enhance the body’s innate healing process through food & nutrition, wellness and lifestyle choices, body-based mindfulness, and natural movement.   I encourage people to be proactive in their health choices realizing that all choices no matter how small can have a profound effect. I believe that the simple ordinary things that we can do for our health can sometimes be the most powerful. 

Contact Information:

  • Telephone:  505-514-4377

  • Email:  Drhlfarrell@gmail.com

Niki Feldman, LMT

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- 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.  Since 2010 Niki has been practicing massage and teaching Yoga at High Desert Yoga. She also distributes high-quality Nutritional Supplements through USANA Health Sciences and loves seeing the benefits they cause 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

Contact Information:  

Genevieve Hawk

“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

 

Education
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

Contact Information:

  • hawkgenevieve@gmail.com

  • 505-459-5810

April Rivera, LMT, RN, CKTP

April received her massage therapy education at Southwest Health Career Institute in Albuquerque, NM in 2006 and her Neuromuscular Therapy education during a year long mentorship at Spine & Muscle Rehabilitation in 2007. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2014, giving her a deeper insight when creating treatment plans for clients undergoing or healing from medical treatments or illnesses.  She 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 techniques including Neuromuscular Therapy, Fascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, and Thai Stretching. An ICES device, which is a cross between electromagnetic frequency and electrical stimulation is used during treatments when appropriate. This device is scientifically proven to decrease inflammation and as a result pain, allowing the body to heal itself. 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 custom treatments aimed at releasing tension patterns to alleviate pain, dysfunction and poor posture, while promoting healthy mobility and increasing the structural integrity of the whole body. 

 

Specialized Treatments Include: (but are not limited to)

• TMJ Disorder 

• Chronic Pain

• Plantar Fasciitis

• Tension Headaches

• Rotator Cuff Injury

• Trigger Finger

• Carpal Tunnel

• Injury/Surgery Recovery

• Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

• Abdominal/Digestive Discomfort

 

 

Contact Information:

  • ​505-250-0055

  • BalanceABQ@protonmail.com

Herb McDonald

Herb has had a lifelong fascination with the human body and mind: how they work, ways of enhancing performance, and maximizing a creative and enjoyable human experience! For over 30 years, he has been self-employed as a yoga teacher and clinical herbalist. Over the past decade, his interests have included an emphasis on the relationship between consciousness and the body and health. Herb has recently completed a Masters Degree in Processwork Facilitation.

Contact Information:

Telephone: ‭505-999-0361‬

Email: herbyog@gmail.com

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