Heather Auxt-Snelson has been practicing Reiki professionally for 17 years. She achieved her Reiki I certification with Donna Bartram, Reiki II and Master Reiki Part A with Rickie Freedman of Reiki by Rickie, and Full Reiki Master with Annemarie Heckert. Heather has her BA in Psychology from Shippensburg University working professionally as a behavior specialist for adults with special needs.
She is married to Ryan and has 4 wonderful children. She enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and going to music concerts of all kinds.
To schedule an appointment with Heather, please call: 717-943-3765
Heather Sharar's love of yoga stems from the healing aspects of a consistent practice. Her practice originally started to help her quit smoking. However, in 2014, a shoulder injury prevented her from practicing yoga, as well as her other passion - cycling, for an extended period of time. Experiencing a frustration with western medicine, she sought out chiropractic assistance until she was able to return to a gentle yoga practice. The ability to build from a gentle yoga practice back to a dynamic vin yasa practice solidified her belief in the centuries old philosophies and teachings of yoga related to healing the mind, body, and spirit. As an avid cyclist, she believes in the benefits of cross training with yoga to help her maintain a strong core and balance for her physical body. As a yoga professional, she believes in the health of the mind through meditation as well as the asana practice for balance in other areas of life.
Hi! I'm Angelina Paese is hopelessly in love with yoga! There, I said it. I share the benefits with everyone I meet. I came to yoga because I wanted an alternative way to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. I started slow by taking a beginner’s series and working one on one in private lessons with my teacher. As I saw results, it would encourage me to keep coming back - and I did. I kept coming back and in fact, I developed a Sadhana (daily spiritual practice). I have been a disciplined student for the past few years and the more I learn about yoga, the more I want to learn. As I deepened my practice and started applying the principles I was learning on my mat, to off my mat, it became evident that I need to share this lifestyle with others.
I took a 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and it truly changed my life. And I didn't stop there. I go all over the place to attend workshops, retreats, festivals, and additional training. If you haven't been to a Wanderlust festival yet, you need to go! I am now registered through Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200 and I'm currently working towards my 300 Hour certification with Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts.
My classes will typically contain the elements of pranayama, gentle asana, and meditation. I offer many modifications and encourage my students to further adjust their practice as needed. Each class has an emphasis on breathing and how you might be able to utilize the tools that I teach in class off the mat for distress tolerance and emotional regulation. I often offer readings and poems as mindfulness exercises. I seek to nourish my students with an appreciation for mindfulness through yoga and my hope is that you leave your mat feeling peaceful, awakened, and blissful.
When I am not on my mat, I will likely be exploring some new nature related adventure, spending quality time with my friends and family, or reading. I enjoy traveling and learning anything new.
I cannot thank all of my teachers and mentors enough for shining the light on my path and guiding me to where I am today. I am in no way stress-free, but I now have a toolbox that I can use to alleviate the pressure of every day stressors and anxiety.
Mary Geraets first discovered yoga in her 40’s but didn’t really focus on yoga as her sole practice until June 2014, six months after having a double mastectomy. The more she practiced, the more she realized something was missing in her life. Yoga helped her re-discover her spirituality. She wanted to learn a better physical practice while also focusing on the yogic philosophy and spirituality of yoga, which led her to complete Teacher Training, receiving her RYT 200 hour certification.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. Yoga helped Mary discover other sides of herself that was buried. Her focus shifted back to the joyful, playful, fun part of her spirit. Mary hopes to “pay it forward” by teaching others the physical practice of yoga while embracing the philosophical and spiritual side.
Natalie Toma was introduced to yoga to help ease her anxiety and to gain flexibility through stretching and breath work.
She has been employed in higher education for over thirteen years. Currently, Natalie is the Director of Admissions at Harrisburg Area Community College. Natalie is a HACC alum receiving her Associate of Arts in Hospitality Management and a graduate of their Massage Therapy Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sienna Heights University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Higher Education.
Natalie is certified in Usui Reiki and Holy Fire Reiki levels I and II. She has also completed her 200 Yoga Teacher Training along with the Yoga for Anxiety at Red Head Yoga studio. Through the years of exploring metaphysics, Natalie has attended many workshops on energy healing, chakras, angels, and essential oils. She is also a certified angel/realm card reader.
Natalie's down to earth personality and the care she has for others has helped her in her profession and her daily yoga practice. Since practicing Yoga, she has been able to deploy the strategies she has learned to lessen her anxiety and facilitate in creating a more balanced life. When relaxing, she likes to hang out with her husband Paulie, and their cat Nesta.