Angela Krapovicky, MA, LCMHC, LMT
Angela Krapovicky is trained in dance/movement therapy and is licensed as a mental health counselor and massage therapist. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of Maine at Farmington in 1996 and a Master's Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (minor in Counseling Psychology) from Antioch New England Graduate School in 1999. She danced in a post-modern improvisational dance company as an undergraduate and has been involved in various other dance ventures (Contemplative Dance, Authentic Movement, Contact Improvisation) over the past several years. She has a special interest in building self esteem and body awareness through creative movement for children and adults. She has been teaching Creative Movement for Kids at Open Door since 2015. Email Angela here.
Ann Greenwald, MS
Ann Greenwald is a certified movement coach and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) practioner. While getting a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (specializing in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine) at the University of Vermont, Ann loved taking aerobics classes at a local Burlington gym to stay in shape and train for triathalons. At the time, she couldn’t afford the gym membership on a grad student stipend, so she got certified to teach group fitness to get a free gym membership! Thirty years filled with continuing education certifications in aqua fitness, indoor cycling, TRX, pilates, and active aging fitness, along with coaching swimming, skiing, soccer, basketball, and baseball (2 active sons, age 21 and 23 years) and a fascination of how the human body moves and functions at all levels has led to the creation of AGIFT Movement Coaching (Ann Greenwald Institute of Fitness Transformation). AGIFT specializes in helping those who struggle with chronic pain, neurological conditions, and balance deficiencies to regain movement freedom and health. AGIFT’s custom designed Better Balance and Movement Freedom Program guides clients toward understanding and embodiment of improved alignment, breathing, and control of movements. Ann believes that true connection and engagement in the process equals fun, health, and happiness for all! Email Ann here.
Cicely Conway, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga Instructor
Cicely Conway is an acupuncturist, massage therapist and yoga instructor. Cicely came to the healing arts as a teenager suffering from migraine headaches and has been curious about the body and alternative medicine since that time. Cicely holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (formerly SIOM). She is a licensed acupuncturist in Vermont and Washington state and board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Cicely has been a licensed massage therapist since 2010. Her bodywork modalities include deep tissue massage, myofascial work, Swedish massage and tuina (Chinese Medical Massage). Cicely uses a combination of modalities and approaches in each treatment. She enjoys creating a body of work that is unique to each client and their ever-changing bodies. She has experience treating chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions, stress, anxiety, depression, prenatal and postnatal conditions. Cicely recently moved from Seattle to the Upper Valley with her husband and two young children.Email Cicely here.
Deborah is a recent graduate of River Valley Community College's Massage Program. During Deborah's educational experience she was able to work with a variety of clients of various ages that needed differse accommodations. She meets people where ever they are and strives to have her clients surpassing how they feel than when they first walked in. She welcomes the challenge of being able to aid and help restore a patients positive physical and emotional well being. Her bodywork modalities are Swedish massage, myofascial work, Deep tissue. Additionally, Deborah holds a Reiki 1 certificate and uses a combination of modalities and approaches in each session. She enjoys creating a body of work that is unique to each client and their ever-changing bodies. Deborah is also a United States Marine Corps veteran. She is very familiar with the physical, mental and emotional challenges veterans and their families have. Deborah is happily married with two children, lives in Springfield NH with her cats and dog Paisley.
Holle is a C-IAYT, and E-RYT 500 certified Yoga Therapist who studied under the guidance of master teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll, and Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT. In addition, Holle is a certified prenatal yoga teacher, certified kids yoga teacher, and has completed an additional 300 hour training with David Emerson at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. Holle designed and directs the Trauma Sensitive Yoga, 20 hour training module for the 500hr therapeutic Center for Integrative Yoga Studies advanced teacher training. Holle is the founder and director of Centering Youth, a yoga service project in Atlanta, that brings yoga and mindfulness to incarcerated youth, incarcerated pregnant women, homeless LGBTQ youth, Refugee youth and women, and women who have been sexually exploited. For more information email Holle here.
Personal Training, Fitness Instructor
Joe Sargent is a certified personal trainer and movement teacher who grew up in Vermont. After studying philosophy at Columbia University, Joe’s interest in the transformation of human experience led him to spend the next 7 years exploring physical and mind-body oriented practices that aim to expand the embodied experience through improved movement, body awareness, and overall health. His methods aim to produce greater strength, flexibility, ease of movement, neuromuscular control, improved athletic performance, and a deeper sense of awareness and connection throughout the body. Some of his influences include gymnastics, circus arts (specializing in hand-balancing), the Ido Portal Method, western somatic practices such as Continuum Movement and the work Moshe Feldenkrais, as well as principles and techniques from martial arts and modern dance. Joe works with his clients to achieve their goals, no matter where they are in their own process of transformation. He believes the most valuable things he has to teach come from his own embodied experience - the skills, physical attributes, and internal qualities of awareness and kinesthetic sensitivity that he has developed over the years. Email Joe here.
Julie’s background as an adventure educator informs her practice by infusing it with the joy of discovery and the spirit of problem-solving. She integrates Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, and proprioceptive techniques in her work. During her training, she completed her internship under the tutelage of Kevin Comeau here at Open Door. She enjoys working with all clients, but particularly those who want to improve their daily adventures with freer, more spacious movement.Learn more about Julie here. Schedule an appointment with Julie here.
Kelly Armbrust, MA
Director of Dance Programming, Dance Instructor
Kelly holds a BA in Dance and an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy. She danced with Anonymity in Charleston, SC and Still Moving Ensemble in Boulder, CO and has taught modern dance in a variety of settings including as an artist-in-residence in public schools. She believes that dance can connect us more deeply to ourselves and our world, and strives to awaken a growing curiosity and authenticity in her students, leading to greater depth and dimensionality in the dance. Contact Kelly via email here.
Massage, Personal Training, Martial Arts Instructor
For the past 21 years he has taught for the massage certificate program at the River Valley Community College. Kevin teaches body awareness classes at the Community College of Vermont as well as continuing education seminars in Vermont and New Hampshire for massage therapists and yoga teachers. Kevin has also practiced and taught traditional Japanese martial arts for three decades and is a certified personal trainer.Learn more about Kevin here.
Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy & Biofield Tuning
Using Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy and Biofield Tuning, Libby Kirkpatrick offers a hybrid of energy work, Sound Healing and Somatic therapy to help rebalance and revitalize any body with stress or pain. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts followed by eight months of yoga and pranayama study in India, Libby moved to Colorado where she studied Yoga at Richard Freeman’s studio while attending The Boulder College of Massage Therapy. She acquired certification in holistic nutrition and mindfulness practice during her early parenting years. Under the auspices of John and Anna Chitty and Dr. Kate Klemer, Libby’s somatic studies turned towards the more subtle yet underlying focus of biodynamic craniosacral therapy, spanning 15 years of training and practice with additional seminars on the human brain potential. All the while she continued the development of writing and performing music as a healing modality unto itself. Based on her belief that a flexible balanced nervous system is the key to vibrant health, Libby’s presence as a practitioner is the conduit for unlocking each unique body’s great healing potential. Outside of her practice Libby resides in the Upper Valley of southeast Vermont with her son Charlie, cross country skiing, hiking, and delighting in the natural beauty and connection of the Cosmos. Email Libby here.
Lisa Blackburn is a seasoned physical therapist who specializes in manual physical therapy. She is a 1993 graduate of Hahnemann University where she earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy and was a nationally recognized Mary McMillan Scholar. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 1991. After graduation, Lisa worked for eight years at the National Rehabilitation Hospital and was a manager of one of its Outpatient Facilities. Since 2001 she has worked in private practice specializing in manual therapy. After 10 years of private practice in Maryland she moved to the Hanover, NH area and established a practice in 2012. Lisa has had exceptional training in manual techniques through Michigan State University School of Osteopathy Continuing Education Program. She also has extensive continuing education in foot biomechanics, gait and running analysis. Lisa enjoys keeping both the young and seasoned athlete healthy while participating in their chosen activity. Email Lisa here.
Marcia Webster, MA, CPS, SEP
Marcia offers individual therapy, couples counseling and workshops at Open Door for personal and collective change. She works from a perspective that is humanistic, present, open, curious and practical. Her work is grounded in the science of human relationships, autonomic nervous system responses and the universal need for security and attachment. Marcia uses Somatic Experiencing® (body awareness), creativity and expressive arts and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help people transform a range of difficulties rooted in unresolved responses to trauma stuck in their bodies, relationships, hearts and minds. Learn more about Marcia here.
Marie Fourcaut, born in Algeria and raised in France, began her professional dance career in Paris at the age of 16 and has worked with leading international modern dance companies around the world. For nearly 30 years Marie has taught dance, pilates, and yoga to thousands of students of all levels, from novices to professional dancers. Marie brings her passionate presence and intuitive intelligence of the body to all her movement work. For more information email Marie here.
Mark Mamuszka, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Mark Mamuszka is fully licensed and insured, and is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is a graduate of the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, where he earned his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Mark is also a graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School and has trained in multiple modalities of bodywork including: shiatsu, tui-na, Swedish, sport and deep tissue. Additionally, Mark offers personal training services to help clients rehabilitate an injury or to improve their overall fitness levels. His professional interests include the treatment of chronic pain, stress & anxiety, and digestive disorders by integrating acupuncture, herbal medicine, and manual therapy. With over 14 years-experience in massage and oriental medicine, Mark blends eastern and western techniques of diagnostics and therapeutics to create a customized treatment plan. For more information, email Mark here
Aerial Yoga Instructor
Maryam Paydarfar is a Personal trainer and Pilates instructor with 23 years of teaching experience in Aqua Fitness and more recently, Pilates in water. Along her teaching journey she has also tapped into Les Mills programs like: Body pump, Body Combat, and RPM. Maryam has always lead an active life style. She became a gymnastic camp counselor at age 14 and started teaching skiing at age 17 and was a PISA certified ski instructor. In recent years, Maryam has concentrated on various mind and body as well as natural movement workshops like Ballet, Mov Nat, and Ido Portal’s ideas and style. Functionality and movement fluidity is Maryam’s main focus in all her exercises. For more information, email Maryam here
Mason Stabler, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Mason is a dedicated advocate for the therapeutic power of Chinese medicine and believes strongly in the benefits of integrative care. Currently, Mason is a Doctoral Fellow at PCOM and soon to be a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. In his practice, Mason uses moxibustion and nutritional counseling alongside acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, to provide the most effective and individualized care possible for each of his patients. He is an avid outdoorsman with a love for hiking, camping, fly-fishing, and anything else that gets him into nature. Mason belongs to the Vermont Acupuncture Association and is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Himalaya Project, a nonprofit working to establish a school of traditional medicine in Dolpo, Nepal. Email Mason here.
Nick Doolittle has been practicing psychotherapy since 2006. His clients have come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, ranging in age from five to over one-hundred years old. In 2006, he began providing meditation instruction to beginners in a therapeutic setting. Since then, he has led retreats, groups, and workshops oriented towards newcomers to meditation and mindfulness practice. In 2010 he published an introductory guide to meditation (see publications). He has taught classes on mindfulness and hospice care through the Institute for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. For more information about Nick visit his website. Email Nick here.
Tai Chi Instructor
Paul is a Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) master with over 30 years of experience teaching and studying Tai Chi for health and martial Tai Chi Chuan. For many years, Paul was an assistant instructor for Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and Shaolin Chin Na for world-renowned author and tai chi master, Dr. Yang Jwing Ming, founder of Yang’s Martial Arts Association in Boston Mass. He studied Taijiquan and Qigong for several years with Master Ramel Rones while a student at YMAA. Ramel Rones has worked as a Qigong master at Dana Farber as well as Harvard and Tufts medical. Paul is a former winner of the push hands competition at the Taste of China USA Tai Chi championship tournament in Winchester, Virginia. Paul founded Great Bay Tai Chi in 1996 and taught regular classes in the Newburyport and Hamilton Mass areas for many years. These classes are now taught by teachers of Great Bay Tai Chi. Paul currently lives in Woodstock Vermont with his wife Kathy and he teaches tai chi and qigong in Woodstock and White River Junction. For more information, email Paul here.
Sara Lamie, PT, DPT
Sara Lamie began her interest in physical movement as a student-athlete. From youth throughout higher education she excelled in cross country skiing and field hockey. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Juniata College in 2006. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in 2009. Within her 9 years of experience, she has focused primarily on orthopedic outpatient physical therapy practice in hospital-based settings, with a focus on sports medicine and geriatrics. She has specific interests in joint mobilization and manipulation, including thrust and Mulligan techniques, individualized exercise prescription, sports rehabilitation, running performance, and has experience in orthotic prescription and aquatic therapy. Sara’s treatment philosophy incorporates her solid background in psychology and movement science to promote wellness within the individual in body and mind. She seeks to learn what drives her clients in order to form a collaborative partnership. She thrives on crafting specific exercise programs with complementary manual therapy techniques in order to to give her clients the tools to help them achieve and maintain their functional and recreational goals. Email Sara here.
Stefan Grace, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Stefan practices a lineage of Chinese medicine that combines – within the context of a single clinic visit - tuina (Chinese medical massage), Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. Stefan has been studying and practicing this lineage of medicine for over ten years.With over a decade of experience in Chinese manual medicine, and an ongoing dedication to training the internal martial arts as medicine for both himself and his patients, Stefan brings a well-rounded approach to his medical practice. He utilizes a variety of modalities to take full advantage of the breadth and flexibility of traditional Chinese medicine. Email Stefan here.