Nancy A. Smith, L.M.T has been a dedicated Reiki Master, Yoga and Ayurveda instructor since 2001. She is a NJ licensed massage therapist,a Level III Reiki Master, a Registered Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner and a Certified Yoga Therapist.Nancy is the founder & director of Essence of Self Ayurveda Spa for Massage, Yoga and a Healthy Lifestyle in Ringwood, NJ. Bio for Nancy Smith Nancy Smith L.M.T. is the founder and director of Essence of Self Ayurveda Spa for Massage, Yoga and a Healthy Lifestyle. Nancy is also a Nationally Board Certified and Approved CEU Provider in addition to operating her Spa, teaching classes, taking advanced courses, and volunteering her services. She is a NJ licensed massage therapist with an Integrated Massage certification from the Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy (PA). She became a Panchakarma Massage Specialist at Greens Ayurvedic Hospital, Mahe, Kerala, India in 2007. This experience allows her to apply the essence of authentic Indian panchakarma massage modified for the optimal American experience. Nancy has been actively practicing and teaching Yoga and Ayurveda since 1999. She received her Yoga and Ayurvedic certifications from the Kripalu Schools of Ayurveda and Yoga (MA). She is a Registered Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner through the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and received her Marma certification (Ayurvedic Acupressure) from the Ayurvedic Institute (NM). She continues advanced Ayurvedic and Yoga studies. Nancy is a Level III Holy Fire Reiki Master Practitioner and 1000 Hour Yoga Therapist. She has been a dedicated Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master Teacher since 2001. In addition to running her Ayurveda Spa, Nancy gives massages for students at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck. She teaches for the yoga club at Ramapo College and special need yoga at Lakeland High School. She also ministers as a Seton Associate through the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ providing services to people with AIDS, cancers and Special needs.
Susan Carey Orkand MA, BC-DMT, CMA, ERYT
As a senior level dance/movement therapist, experienced registered yoga teacher, and Reiki practitioner, Susan's clinical and therapeutic work has spanned multiple settings with people across the lifespan. Se has published, taught, and supervised others in her field. She prides herself on meeting people "where they're at," in an effort to fully understand the meaningfulness of their experience. It is from this place that she opens doors to novel ways to reduce stress, and find peace. She have worked with people at the beginning and end of life, and everything in between. It is her hope that the work we do together will bring a sense of renewal and hope.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"A place of peace and harmony and healing… The space is not only beautiful and welcoming but filled with warmth and positive energy that Nancy herself exudes. My experience through the years in receiving massage at Essence of Self has been healing, comforting and extremely centering. I leave refreshed, renewed, and with a deeper sense of peace and harmony within." -Sr. Roberta Feil, S.C.