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Our  Whole-istic Practitioners

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Andrea Bird, Owner of Beyond Wellness,   Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Board Certified Naturopathic Practitioner, CST, Certified Reiki Master, MFR, & More 

Specialties

  • Neurocalm Energy Sessions

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Near-Infrared & Red Light Therapy

  • Naturopathic Medicine & Holistic Health Services

  • Nutritional Coaching

  • Applied Kinesiology

  • Therapeutic Conversations

  • Myofascial Release Therapy

  • Movement Therapies

  • Qi-Gong Sensory Therapy

  • Neuromuscular Re-Mapping Sessions

  • Bach Flower Therapy

  • Animal Energy Sessions

  • Specialized Frequency Blends

  • Frequency Therapy

  • Tuning Fork Therapy

  • Sound Therapy

  • Sequential Body Trauma Release

  • Therapeutic Aromatherapy

  • Alternative Early Childhood & Beyond Assistive Consultations & Programs

  • Biofeedback & Rife Therapy

  • Metaphysical Science

  • Special Needs & Education

  • Unschooling / Homeschooling

  • Natural Parenting & More

Andrea is a whole-istic health, wellness, and "beyond" enthusiast. She has always found herself intrigued by the human body, mind, spirit, and life in general, which has led her to learn more about all facets of this experience and do some deep dives on what felt most resonant to her in those moments. Andrea's mother, and fellow practitioner, began teaching her about natural health back in the late 90's or early 2000's; however, she innately knew, or was guided, to stay away from most pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, or the like since as far back as she can remember because any time that she would take them, there would be some kind of bizarre reaction. She knew that the body was capable of healing itself and working through what it needed to work through in order to get to the "other side" of said turbulence or unpleasant experience, and she always knew that it went deeper than the appearances or the physical laws that appear to govern our world.

In the fall of 2003, Andrea experienced a medical decision that steered her life experience in a different direction. She received a TB skin test for an internship that she was doing in school and upon leaving the clinic, she passed out, hitting her head on a metal door frame, where she was then told that this head injury required a tetanus booster in order to "keep her safe." It was after this booster that her health began to deteriorate, but she didn't quite put the puzzle pieces together until after her son was born in 2007. In order to make a long story short, he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and a whole host of other medical issues for the first 6 years or so of his life. As a new parent, Andrea followed the recommendations from his pediatrician in order to "keep him safe too." His 12 month vaccinations ended up creating quite a reaction, which the doctors still to this day deny that vaccines had anything to do with it, yet alternative physicians that they have seen say otherwise. Either way, it was another learning experience for her to follow her own resonance and quit listening to what these so-called "experts" think that we should be doing with our bodies in order to keep us safe, healthy, and well. She has found quite the opposite to be true in her experience.

 

In 2010, with all of their diagnoses in tow, they headed out on a research adventure in order to see what could assist them with feeling and functioning better. They spent a ton of money over the years on supplements, diets, and other treatment methods, which worked to a certain extent, but it wasn't the all smoking gun that they were looking for so their search continued on. In 2014, Andrea had her youngest son and her health did a nose dive even more. It was around this time that she came across energy work, which opened up a whole new world to her. Energy work and healing then led to meditation, which led to consciousness and ascension, which then led to a whole host of other modalities, which ultimately, led her to the concept of non-duality, where she realized the knowing or seeing that all is perfect, whole, and well no matter what, even when or if it appears not to be. This is where the idea came from for creating a whole-istic approach to life and wellness...seeing the wholeness and perfection that innately is beyond all of the illusion(s), and this powerful perception switch naturally allows a shift in the physical realm because then we aren't being controlled, or governed, by feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness.

 

Andrea now sees that every experience was necessary because it allowed her to see and be more aware of things and to trust the flow of life, going with the feelings, resonance, and/or guidance in those moments...and she refers to this as moving with how one is moved. In essence, she began tuning out the noise of "the world" (those belief systems, programs, and conditions that we were taught) and instead, goes with how she is moved in that moment, no matter what it looks like or how it appears to the world. It isn't for anyone else to decide what looks whole, perfect, and well...especially since that image or portrayal is simply the illusion itself.    

So as far as education and experience go, Andrea has a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration from Ashford University, a Graduate Level Certificate in Special Education/Autism Spectrum Disorders from Oakland University, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences from the University of Metaphysical Sciences. She recently graduated from Trinity School of Natural Health as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and has Board Certified as a Naturopathic Practitioner as well. Her goal is to Board Certify as a Naturopathic Doctor in the near future. She has a total of 11+ years of extensive research knowledge in the natural and holistic health field. She also has 8 years of energy work experience and 15 years of experience with autism, developmental delays, speech delays, sensory processing disorder, and anything related to special education and special needs. She also has natural parenting experience and 9+ years of unschooling/homeschooling experience as well. Andrea also has many other certifications in individual coursework and is pursuing more on a continual basis, as she is moved to do. Her passion involves assisting those with special needs, like autism, ADHD/ADD, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, speech delay, auditory processing disorder, etc., as well as those with chronic disorders or dis-ease, like cancer, Lyme disease, ALS, MS, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, Parkinson's, and the like.  

 

If you feel moved to work with Andrea, please reach out, even if you are not local, because energy has no limitation on time or space. 

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Marian Bird, N.H.E., B. Msc., Reflexologist, CST, & Registered & Certified Jin Shin Do Acupressurist

Specialties

  • Jin Shin Do Acupressure

  • Reflexology

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Natural Health Education

  • Esoteric Healing

  • Metaphysical Science

Marian brings with her well over 20 years of experience in bodywork, naturopathic studies, and holistic wellness. She has an established business, New Sunrise LLC. Marian has studied with Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, the founder of the Jin Shin Do Foundation, and she has also attended classes through the foundation for over 18 years, where she received her registration in 2010 and certification in 2015. Marian has also studied at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies & Education, where she earned a Natural Health Education degree in 2003 and later attended classes for Craniosacral Therapy. She has also attended the University of Metaphysical Sciences, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Metaphysical Science. Marian has also attended classes for Esoteric Healing with Dr. Brimer, D.O., as well as classes for Hypnotherapy, Meditation, and Breathing Techniques to aid in healing.

She currently spends Wednesdays at the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Treatment Center, where she does acupressure and reflexology on cancer patients and their caregivers. Marian has also worked with clients at Ludington Holistic Health, The Healing Center in Lakeview, and at Essences Salon in Newaygo, located near Croton. She truly enjoys working with natural health and healing, and she looks forward to meeting new clients and hearing their stories as well.

If you feel moved to work with Marian, please get in touch with us to schedule an appointment with her. 

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Specialties

  • Reflexology

  • Homeschooling

  • Natural Parenting

  • Lemongrass Spa Consultant

  • Special Education/Behavioral Specialist

  • Essential Oils/Aromatherapy

Rebecca Nichols, Certified Reflexologist

Rebecca has been immersed in the natural health and wellness field since her late childhood. As she had her own family, she became even more interested in learning about natural health alternatives, especially when her children began to show reactions to the environment around them.

 

Rebecca has studied at the Kew Training Academy in Reflexology, where she obtained her certification at the beginning of 2021. She is seeking advanced courses in both hand and face reflexology, as well as iridology.

 

She has also worked as a behavioral specialist and a special education para-pro at White Cloud Public Schools, where she aided and assisted students in becoming more academically successful in the classroom, and as a CNA at a local medical care facility, where she enjoyed caring for the residents. Rebecca recently took a secretarial position at White Cloud Public Schools, where she is able to put those office and communication skills to work for the benefit of parents, students, and staff.

If you feel moved to work with Rebecca, please get in touch with us to schedule an appointment with her. Since she has another full-time job, Rebecca is only available for sessions in the evenings after 4:30PM and on Saturdays.