The Wellness Cooperative was lucky enough to come in with a great foundation that Holistic Touch built. Coming into our new version of ourselves we wanted to expand upon the philosophy of whole body wellness to incorporate a "Whole Mindset".
The Whole Mindset is the idea that we as a team work together to bring you the best experience. It is also the mindset that the Mind, Body and Soul/Emotions work together and to reach ultimate health and wellness, all must be aligned and healthy. Where we like to bring it to the next level is taking each individual as a whole and how they impact the community and world around them. Our goal is to foster an atmosphere which benefits our clients, their loved ones and the community around us.
We pride ourselves on not just superior massage, skin and coaching services but also in an environment of education and giving. Our classes, workshops and events are always being updated to fit the community needs.
We are involved in giving back to the community with our 22nd Veterans' Suicide Awareness Events, our Pay It Forward Program and more.
Jeanette is the owner of The Wellness Cooperative, a premier holistic spa located in Old Town, Alexandria. With an extensive background covering many fields, Jeanette has earned a Masters in Linguistics from University of Washington, certification in Aromatherapy from American College of Healthcare Sciences, certification as a Holistic Life Coach from the Spencer Institute, and certification as an Empowerment Coach from the Universal Coach Institute. She has a passion for serving other and charity work and serves as the the Networking Chair for the St Jude Walk/Run DC as well as working to promote awareness and prevention of suicide in the veteran community. She is currently authoring a book and creating a podcast focused on practical self-care.
Yukie, graduated from Northern Virginia school of Therapeutic Massage, (NVSTM), in April, 2017. There she learned Swedish Massage, Connective Tissue Therapy, Neuro-muscular Technique, Reflexology, and Sports Massage (Muscle Energy Technique MET), and Cupping.
Yukie enjoys tailoring each massage to best fits her clients needs, be it to have a relaxing experience, to alleviate an acute injury or chronic pain.
She has always had a strong interest in the health and wellness of the human body, and she is also certified NASM personal Trainer since 2013, and also recently become a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. She also is currently a fitness instructor at The Worx by Maia.
Her forces is to assist in healing clients by reducing or eliminating adhesions, spasms, and tension due to stress related injuries.
She is excited to work with new clients and help them to improve and maintain good health
His journey as a massage therapist continues to evolve after 12 years of practice. After several years of treating a diverse clientele with all ranges of musculoskeletal dysfunction, he rediscovered his passion for bodywork through teaching. Since his successful tenure as a massage therapy instructor, he has gone on to excel at accommodating clients through injury recovery/prevention, kinesthetic education, pain management and wellness orientation. His career has had many highlights over the years. He was awarded Massage Envy Therapist of the Year 2016 for the North Virginia/Washington D.C. area as well as ABMP Brand Therapist of the year 2016. He also has an article published in the December 2017 issue of Massage Magazine, and has appeared on the morning show Wake Up Washington to promote the benefits of massage therapy. Finally, he has written four, ABMP-approved continuing education courses for the American Massage and Bodywork Institute that are still being taught today.
Swedish Massage Deep Tissue/Therapeutic
Myofascial Release Training/Education
Prenatal Sports Massage
Pain Management Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
Headache Therapy Hydrotherapy
Kinematics Chair Massage
Ashley Jackson joins the Wellness Cooperative as an Esthetician. Ashley is a graduate of the Aveda Institute DC. She has a passion for skin care as well as the connection between nutrition and overall skin health. She is currently working on becoming a Nutritional Therapy Consultant through the Nutrition Therapy Association. Ashley is excited about the promise of combining nutritional coaching with skin care services to help anyone struggling with imbalance. Ashley is very interested in new scientific research regarding the microbiome of the skin and the product lines that support it. Her goal is to provide clients with a relaxing experience while providing products that support the health of the skin.
Nathaly Granja is a Spiritual Life Coach that helps conscious leaders awaken to their true soul purpose so they can lead with impact and create personal wealth. She has been featured on WUSA 9 and ABC 7 and has a background as a Reiki Master teacher and Hypnotist. She incorporates her tools into all of her coaching in order to create real life long changes starting on an energetic level.. Her method is a beautiful blend between Intuition and Strategy to transform the whole self. You can follow her Instagram for free daily content @NathalyGranja_ or check out her Podcast: The Rich Witch
Paul is a TALCA (The Australian Life Coach Academy) Certified Master Life Coach / Instructor; certified Naturopathic Reiki II therapist; certified Reflexology therapist; respected member of IARP; Executive member of IICT; and published author of a series of self-help books.
Paul offers a variety of holistic wellbeing practices, incorporating the physical, emotional, & spiritual elements.
With over Ten Thousand Hours of coaching & training experience, Paul recognized the need for a holistic modality, which covers the physical, emotional, & spiritual needs of an individual.
In 2016 he founded the company Body, Mind & Soul, and has developed a program incorporating Life Coaching, Reflexology, & Reiki, combined within a 60-minute session. (MBLC)
During a 1-hour session of (MBLC) clients experience a dramatic reduction in stress levels, and substantial increase in emotional stability & calm.
This unique modality combines western sciences with eastern practices, (including meditation techniques, breath work, chakra alignment, meridian balance, & prana (Chi) flow).
Paul has a natural ability to connect with a client’s specific needs, and tailors each session accordingly.
Paul also offers:
· LIFE COACHING PROGRAMS FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
· ENERGY HEALING FOR POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM, & CONFIDENCE
· NATUROPATHIC REIKI THERAPY TREATMENTS FOR STRESS REDUCTION, EMOTIONAL BALANCE, AND RELAXATION. (Considered an alternative to massage therapy)
· PROGRAMS FOR RELATIONSHIP IMPROVEMENT PRACTICES
· LIFE COACHING FOR IMPROVED PERSONAL WELLNESS & QUALITY OF LIFE
· FLOW YUG (YOGA-STYLE) EXERCISE PROGRAMS FOR VITALITY & HEALTH
· BUDDHIST DHARMA PRACTICES & TEACHINGS
· MEDITATION TECHNIQUES: GUIDED / MINDFULNESS / TRANSCENDENTAL / METTA / CHAKRA / KUNDALINI PRANAYAMA / VIPASSANA (10 day program)
As a Certified Health Coach, Janette is passionate about guiding and empowering busy professionals in creating happier, healthier lives. Janette received her education at Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, studying dietary theories, contemporary health issues and topics, and Eastern and Western nutrition. At IIN, she had the pleasure of learning from some of the top professionals in the nutrition field, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Katz of Yale University. She is also an accredited member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Some of Janette’s other passions include, Pilates and using Plant Based Medicine (Essential Oils) to create vibrant health. She received her Pilates Teacher training through Equinox Pilates Teacher Training Institute, which is a classically based Pilates Teacher Training Program. Her Pilates Teacher Trainer, and mentor, studied under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska-a first generation student of Joseph Pilates and world renowned Pilates Instructor. She also received her certificate in the Fletcher Mat Pilates Coursework.
Jennifer is a wholistic Mental Health Counselor, coach, 200-hour registered yoga teacher, and a living foods chef with over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples and families in private practice, non-profit and public school settings. She is passionate about bringing mental health education and awareness out from behind the mystery and stigma of the “closed therapists’ door” and into the mainstream, where people can learn, share and grow together. Her focus is present centered, future orientated, co-creative, compassionate and empathetic.
As such, Jenny companions and collaborates with clients in a variety of ways, facilitates supportive groups, classes and book clubs, and creates safe communities in which to experiment and try new things. Jenny combines evidence-based sciences with alternative healing modalities (also evidenced based) to create individualized self-care practices and routines that encourage improving (and sustaining) one’s overall optimum health and well-being. Using a myriad of disciplines, such as: psychology, sports psychology, yoga, nutrition, philosophy, meditation, breathe work, music, dance, art, etc. we create personalized, comprehensive and measurable plans that are tailored to each persons circumstances, needs and goals. Research makes clear that by attending to the mind/body connection, people can feel better faster and are able to implement lasting change with more ease and less resistance.
Jenny graduated GWU with a Master’s in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2010, became certified in trauma-based CBT in 2011, trained with internationally renowned author and co-founder of Positive Discipline Dr. Jane Nelsen, becoming a Certified PD Parent and Classroom Educator in 2012, completed her Ph.D. level coursework in clinical mental health and alternative modalities in 2016, earning her an Educational Specialists degree, became a 200-hour yoga instructor in 2018, and will become EMDR-Certified in the winter of 2019. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, taking long walks in nature, and traveling.
Jennifer is on a quest to be an exercise professional that challenges and teaches athletes sustainable fitness to athletes of all abilities, economic status, and ages.Through this journey, she has had the honor of working with professional athletes, directing Alexandria Soccer Association's Academy Fitness and Injury Prevention program, and learn from some of the best minds in sports performance and medicine. She has completed over 600 hours of continuing education in advanced coursework in biomechanics, cadaver anatomy, sports performance, joint and muscle function, injury rehabilitation and neurophysiology. With this experience and knowledge, she helps athletes through injury, training, preparing for events and sport specific conditioning. Her experience includes:
Olivia comes to us from Salon de Zen to perform wonderful Microblading services.