Anna Marie began her studies of Craniosacral Therapy after personally experiencing this amazing healing modality. This launched her journey into energetic based healing. Anna Marie commenced her studies of Craniosacral Unwinding in 2014 and Polarity Therapy in 2016 under the guise of Gary Strauss, her mentor, from The Life Energy Institute. Her certification of Massage Therapy from IPSB in 2008 is now complimented with energetic based modalities.
For years Anna Marie had rented space in various locations and provided “house calls” as most bodyworkers do. The time had definitely come to manifest what had been in her dreams. The story continues to finding, or perhaps the Universe providing, the perfect location for a boutique studio she designed…she created…
Anna Marie founded TEMPLEWORK LA December 2016 with the goal of providing stellar bodywork and energy work in an environment conducive to healing the spirit. The journey from massage to energy work was transforming for not only her, but for her clients as well. Anna Marie is certified in massage therapy and her energetic offerings include both Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy, and most recently Crystal Healing.
In addition to building and cultivating TEMPLEWORK LA into the unique studio it has become, she has created The Private Collection: Handcrafted Essential Oil blends made with intuition, purpose, and so much love…TEMPLEWORK LA offers not only bodywork services, but a myriad of classes that support the human spirit and offers a safe space to be taken care of.
The combination of massage and energy work makes lasting changes. Energy work is really where The Magic Happens. I am so very proud to be part of this community and to provide the amazing services we offer. Thanks to each and every client who has graced our studio with their presence. Truly. – Anna Marie Wood
Janae is a natural Empath, with awakened psychic abilities. In 2013, she answered the calling to embark on a journey in Healing Arts. Soon her desire to simply make the world a better place expanded into a deep, passionate interest in elevating, as a community, to a higher state of consciousness.
Janae holds several certifications including Holy Fire Reiki Master ART, Reiki Ryoho (Shoden and Okuden), Sound Healing, Crystal and Vibrational Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Psychic Reading and Tarot. She is also training in Shamanism. Her experience and training in various modalities allow her to create a uniquely, well-rounded and deep healing experience. In addition to individual healing sessions, TEMPLEWORK LA will soon offer her monthly crystal singing bowl, sound bath meditation infused with Tarot as an intuitive tool for setting focused intentions. She performs these events locally as well.
To book a session with Janae, a 24 to 48 hour notice is required. Please call to schedule.
Raymond is a graduate of the Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing. He received his degree in 2013 and is passionate about working with the human system. His bodywork sessions are a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue with elements of Sports Massage, Acupressure and Craniosacral. He has a continued interest in working with the energetic body, and has also completed a Polarity Therapy course in Spinal Balancing.
Marie was first introduced to Massage Therapy in 2010, while attending a massage workshop, where she was working as a volunteer at a local yoga studio and holistic healing center. It was from that day on she realized the powerful effect of massage and how it would always have a significant role in her life. After spending five years working in the fashion industry, she became eager to continue learning about the human body and healing. In 2015, she graduated from the National Holistic Institute with 1,350 hours of combined extensive training in Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Therapy, Swedish, Pre-natal/post-natal, Thai, Shiatsu, Somatic therapy, and Energy work. She is a firm believer that when the mind is in-sync with the body, the physical body can then receive the full benefit of healing. With this in mind during her sessions, she enjoys facilitating mind, body, spirit healing through guided breathing, meditation, and visualizations focused on the act of “letting go.” To deeper her knowledge and practice, she is continuing to study Ayurveda Holistic Medicine, an India based ancient natural healing system. Marie is truly passionate about helping people by using a variety of modalities to create a customized session based on the individual’s needs.
Michael Michael received his massage certification from the Hands on Healing Institute of Tujunga, and specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage. With experience as a personal trainer, he is continually working on identifying and treating muscle imbalances, particularly those that interfere with daily living and exercise. With a passion for sharing his experience, you are bound to get some insights on your body along with some helpful homework.
Yuki is from Hokkaido, Japan, which is a land awash in natural beauty. She received her certification from IPSB in Culver City, CA and is certified by Life Energy Institute for Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding. Her modalities include Swedish, Advanced Circulatory, and Craniosacral Unwinding. She continues to learn and have depth in her practice, exploring the many levels of healing.
Last year she went to Himeji City, Japan, to attend Holding Space Method Workshop by Gary Strauss at Mount Shosha Engyoji Temple and is currently studying Polarity Therapy and Oncology Massage. She believes that “health is the natural expression of the body, mind and soul when they are in rhythm”, believing also that every human being has a high level of intelligence in their body and the innate ability to heal themselves. She would like to assist people in receiving balance and harmony in their life.
Blaize obtained his massage therapy license in 2013 from Lincoln Institute of Body Therapy in Orange, CA. He has also earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2017. His style of massage varies from dynamic deep tissue to very light and calming lymphatic. His massage sessions are molded based on the client’s lifestyle, habits, and past injuries, to create a custom massage best suited for their treatment.
Hi, I’m Casey. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, I worked a myriad of jobs from lifeguard, to mobile food worker, to janitorial work, to manufacturing wire brushes… things were getting tiring, and I needed a career. After lots of traveling and soul searching, I finally reach a point quiet enough to hear my true calling. I made the decision to follow in the footsteps of a life-long friend who sadly lost her battle with cystic fibrosis in 2016. Missy helped me recognize the value of health and the importance of maintaining the only thing in this world we’ll keep until the end, the body. I attended Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester before headed off to Chiang Mai, Thailand to continue my studies. I have since then spent my massage career blending various modalities and taking a unique approach to my sessions to help clients achieve their greatest potential. I have found I can address most issues and needs with my client in the most naturally aligned position of being face up on the table. I strive to communicate clearly with everyone I get the privilege of working on to have sessions that are both restorative and relaxing. Outside of massaging, I teach and mentor full time at National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy here in California. Teaching has provided me with the opportunities to meet people I otherwise may have never known and allowed me to connect with more techniques and personalities than I ever imagined.
Having grown up a dancer and athlete, Jen always remembered what helped her the most when pain, stress and anxiety struck: massage therapy. After getting her footing here in Los Angeles following her move from New York City, Jen enrolled in night school at National Holistic Institute to become a Massage Therapist and Health Educator.
Now, with over 11 years in the industry, Jen has achieved a level of skill that brings clients into a deep relaxed state with a customized session.
Proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Acupressure, Hot and Cold Stone, Pre-natal, and Labor Stimulating techniques, Jen integrates and executes the session designed for her client’s needs at the time. Her touch is very intuitive, slow, and focused.
Rachel is a writer turned somatic practitioner. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco and has integrative certifications in Somatic Release (SRT), The Points Holding Process & Psychoneuroenergetic (PNE) therapies from the Somatic Institute in Los Angeles. She is also in the process of studying Jungian dream analysis, which she plans to incorporate in future offerings integrated with her somatic work and creative writing.
Rachel’s transition from writing to the world of healing evolved from her lifelong investigation of the disconnection of gut-heart-brain that can occur from trauma. Growing up with severe autoimmune responses (from chronic gut inflammation to full-body paralysis to depression and dissociation), Rachel’s explorations in numerous alt-therapies lead her to find PNE as a method that works safely on the deepest levels to produce real and lasting nervous system shifts.
Operating from the knowing that we cannot heal unless we are in our bodies, Rachel guides clients towards to the presence of internal movements within their body, a “felt sense” that tunes into the body’s natural self-regulatory processes, leading directly to energy blockages, misalignments and limiting belief systems.
To book with Rachel for Somatic Release Technique and PNE, please find under the Wellness or Integrative section.
Ara was born and raised in Iran and studied mechanical engineering. He relocated to the US in 2016 for new adventures. His interest in helping others lead him to enrolling in the Massage Therapy Program at National Holistic Institute. Proudly graduating in 2018, he is proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial and Sports Massage. His main focus is to understand and alleviate the cause of a clients physical pain. He later obtained a certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. He is always enjoying all the natural beauty that California offers.
Charles has been studying the healing arts since he was a teenager. His studies and certifications include: Polarity therapy, Acupressure Massage, Breema Bodywork, Tui Na, Reiki 1st and 2nd degree, as well as a 500 Hour Professional Bodywork certification covering Swedish, Deep Tissue and other modalities.
Having spent a decade as a professional dancer and dance instructor and receiving a BA in Dance and Body-based Counseling Psychology, Charles has an excellent understanding of anatomy and kinesiology and uses this knowledge in working with all his clients. He has studied with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies for a decade and completed their 3-year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing.
He also is a visual artist, has shown his work internationally, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts and Consciousness Studies.
“We all want to feel better in our bodies. The challenges we face in how we embody ourselves in the world may range from: stress; aches and pains; injury; imbalances in our physical/spiritual energy; or we may want to perform better at a sport or other physical activity. I bring a range of techniques to my sessions to support you in having an easier and more harmonious experience of your body. As a former professional dancer and having spent decades studying various healing modalities, I have a unique understanding of the body and its energetic systems that I bring to the work with my clients.”
Born and raised in the Loire Valley in France, Katia’s intuitive nature and personality let her to explore diverse healing touch and energy medicine therapies. Her passion for travel brought her to Los Angeles and in 2001, she enrolled in Santa Monica Massage School’s massage therapy program. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2002 specializing in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Somatic Healing and Myofascial Release. As a holistic therapist, there was a deep connection with Craniosacral Therapy and in 2010 she enrolled in Life Energy Institute’s Craniosacral Unwinding program. Integrating Craniosacral into client sessions has been life changing. During a session, Katia collaborates with what you are needing at the time, and will create a personalized treatment to improve your state of well-being. By being present, intuitive, and listening to your unique body, mind and spirit, she tunes into your inner wisdom and body intelligence, and will help guide you to empower your self-corrective processes: “You are your own Healer!”
Katia also facilitates Empowerment Circles and workshops where she shares her knowledge about self-care, manual therapies, and energy medicine to help each participant discover their own self-healing journey. As a passionate hiker, camper, and traveler, nature and diving into diverse cultures are her resources to rejuvenate, replenish and ground herself.