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Minnesota Integrative Care Advocates
Joanne Sienko
Reiki Master
9509 Brunswick Circle

Minnesota Integrative Care Advocates is a group of concerned Minnesotans dedicated to integrating all aspects of the healing process, encompassing conventional, complementary, and alternative practices, to the marketplace so that all people have unencumbered access. 

We are a grassroots lobbying group. We network, educate and disseminate information on how to support the innate healing process and promote access to holistic/natural therapies.

Joanne Sienko Ott is Treasurer and lobbyist for MICA.  She has experience in the areas of finance and is an advocate/educator in the field of natural/holistic health practices.  She has a Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies at St. Catherine University and is interested in growing the infrastructure for the healing arts through financing, advocacy, research and educational efforts.  Joanne spent six years in Brazil studying alternative and complementary modalities (CAM) and is a Reiki master.  Prior to this, Joanne had worked in the field of behavioral finance at Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, Inc. and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  Joanne’s passion is for integrating holistic health & healing into Western Medicine based on her firsthand experience of various holistic therapies.

Intuitive Readings and Energy Healings. Soul Retrieval Work Spiritual Compass Work
244 Vincent Ave. N.
Illuminations Mind Body Therapy
Carrie Bates
Mind~Body Therapy, Advanced Energy Healing, Master-level Hypnotherapist, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Healing Artist, CranioSacral Therapy, Healing Touch, Teacher/Trainer, Advanced Guided Imagery, Body Sound, Chaise, Massage Therapy, Integrative Mental Health Holistic and Integrative Health Coach
1103 W. Burnsville Parkway

Carrie Bates Hale, M.A. has 25 years experience in Integrative Health, and has travelled nationally to teach these skills, techniques and wisdom. Her Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Human Development focuses on Integrative Psychology. She is on faculty at several Twin Cities colleges. Carrie’s work with clients incorporates mind/body therapies, energy medicine, and creativity to facilitate healing and wellness, and helps others discover their inner truth to make real and positive changes in their life.

Intentional Environment
Building Biology Environmental Consultant BBEC
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Healthy home and business assessments and consultations / wellness consulting
South St. Paul
(651) 340-9326

Intentional Environment helps you naturally create healthy living and work spaces through a blend of art and science. As a building biologist, Damon helps to identify, reduce and eliminate the natural and man-made interferences that negatively affect your health and well-being. He works with schools, businesses, holistic practitioners and individuals to create environments that support healing, productivity and inspiration.

• The Inzone – Creating optimal spaces for renewal and performance
• Essential Clarity – Eliminate toxins and interference to health & success
• Conscious Building & Design – Intentionally create healthy new or remodeled spaces

Environmental influences addressed:
• Electropollution
• Geopathic Stress (anomalies in earth’s magnetic field)
• Subtle energies
• Indoor air quality
• Feng Shui and interior space design
• Building site selection and orientation
• Healthy building methods and materials

Jodi Baglien well being + wisdom studio
221 1st Ave NE

Jodi Baglien is considered the Twin Cities “go to” consultant in professional aromatherapy. She has created aromatherapy training programs for hospitals and senior care facilities to implement safe and effective aromatherapy programs in patient/resident care. Jodi offers aromatherapy education onsite, online, and at her studio in Osseo, MN. She is also an adjunct instructor at Normandale Community College. Recently, to meet the need for a simpler to use solution for administering aromatherapy in health care, she created her own line of Aromatherapy Patches with professionally formulated blends available in over 15 Twin Cities Hospitals.

Saumya Ayurveda
Certified Ayurveda Practitioner
Certified Ayurveda Educator
201 East Hennepin

SAUMYA AYURVEDA-Consultations, Pancha Karma Treatments & Ayurveda Apothecary
Our Products and Services
• Integrative Ayurveda Consultations
• Monthly and Seasonal Consultations
• Fall Vata Care Program
• Winter/Spring Kapha Care Program
• Summer Pitta Care Program
• Follow Up Consultations
• Tasty and Effective Teas and Churnas
• Amazing Herbalized Oils and Ghee
• Ayurveda Treatments
• Yoga and Meditation
• Custom Facial Care
• Herbal Apothecary
• Workshops

Who We Serve
Client ages range from the very young to the very mature. From Minnesota to India.
• Men
• Women
• Teens and Children

“My intention is to support you in moving forward at your comfortable pace, to integrate your Saumya Ayurveda plan into your daily life.” – Veena

“As a physician, I have always believed ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ In an era of spiraling health care costs, it was an eye-opener to learn, during meditation, that all the diseases start in the mind. I am very hopeful, that by using the body as a tool to train the mind that I can influence my health and destiny. Ayurveda is the logical and natural solution. I started working with Veena at a time when I was at the end of my tether, juggling my professional and personal aspirations. She responded to my desperate call and went out of her way to find ways to work things into with my busy schedule.

For the initial vata management, to pull me back from the brink, I was treated with Veena’s oils, sweet and savory churnas, digestive tea and ashwaganda. I took to all these products like a fish to the water. I could feel myself turn the corner and all my symptoms of fatigue, sleeplessness, joint aches and incessant worry of gaining weight improved immediately. I lost weight without even lifting my little finger.

I was encouraged to pursue a steady approach to create lasting changes. Now when I see my patients, I see so many suffering from similar symptoms related to diet and stress. I see so much need for our whole society to incorporate Ayurveda in their lives. I have routed several of my patients to Saumya-Ayurveda. It is a blessing to have such rich resources in the Twin Cities.

I am eternally grateful to Veena at Saumya Ayurveda and for meditation for anchoring me to my present state of health and peacefulness and for helping me to embark on a path towards the balance we all are striving for. Thank you so much.” — Gauri Nagargoje, M.D.

Ayurvedic Consultations

Four Part Integrative Ayurveda Consultation
1. Getting acquainted, talking things over and getting the lay of the land.
2. Walking through your Ayurveda Plan.
3. Following up through phone call or Email.
4. During this visit, we continue to implement your plan and provide you with support and guidance.

Follow-up Consultations
During your on-going visits, we will check to see how things are going and continue to fine-tune and expand your Ayurveda Plan, making changes when necessary, so you can reach your goals. Follow ups are there for you any time you need-weekly, monthly, seasonally annually.

“Ayurveda” is the ancient science of harmonious living and longevity. It is a practical, common-sense way to bring health and vitality to the body, and a state of balance and wellbeing to the mind. These changes are brought about through the use of nutritious foods, herbs, oils and changes in one’s lifestyle. “Saumya” is the feeling that one experiences in the presence of the full moon–expansive, luminous, gentle and peaceful.

Awake In Life
Meditation Training, Spiritual Counseling, Guidance & Life Coach Facilitation Specializing in meditation training and related skills to help individuals / couples enhance spiritual growth & direction, reconcile religious indoctrination issues, address complex life issues related to stress, depression, anxiety, transition, meaning & identity, career, relationships, sexuality, eating, finances, work-life balance – all from a higher-perspective framework.
Lowry Rose Building 2124 Dupont Avenue S

Rev. Alan Pritz is an ordained Interfaith Minister with 40+ yrs. experience in meditation training and spiritual counseling/life coaching. Author of award-winning book, Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy & Practice, he was selected by the US Army Reserves as Meditation & Life–Balance Provider and serves as a designated provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN. Rev. Alan helps clients address spiritual growth and/or complex life issues from a higher-perspective; an approach that enables them to access inner resources for optimal outcomes and greatest well-being. Rev. Alan’s specializes in: meditation training and spiritual practice development; dealing with anxiety and depression; relationships issues; work-life balance, meaning & purpose; career; transitions; sexuality; eating; finances; and more. Free initial assessment consultations. Learn more at:

All Seasons Integrative Health
Dr. Hulsing specializes in women’s health, fertility, pre-conception counseling, menopause, thyroid health, pediatrics, digestive health, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, and depression.
3751 Nicollet Ave S

We are dedicated to providing you and your family with exceptional health care. Our approach combines the best of natural therapies and conventional medicine–to help you live well and feel well, today and tomorrow. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and support you every step of the way. Whether you are experiencing new symptoms, ongoing conditions or would like to feel more vital, we can help.

Benessere Body in Balance
St John Neuromuscular Therapy trained medical intuitive myofascial release cranial sacral and visceral therapy.
125 Main Street SE
Courses for LIFE
EFT-EXP (EFT Expert Practitioner)
EFT Universe certified expert & workshop trainer, college faculty (MNSCU), extensive training in the field of integrative health
6311 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park
International speaker and trainer, Valerie Lis, MA, conducts seminars and workshops on integrative health topics. In addition to teaching corporate, business, and health professionals, she is also a frequent radio and TV guest. Involved with numerous Integrative Therapies, including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping), Valerie has supported thousands of clients and audiences to make transformative shifts.
Her primary tool, EFT, is an exciting new method to promote personal health and vitality, eliminate emotional stress (phobia and trauma), reduce chronic pain, remove food and chemical sensitivities, obtain better grades, successfully control weight, and improve sports performance (lower golf scores). Based on a substantial body of research, EFT meets initial criteria for “Evidence-Based Practice.”
EFT Universe trainer, and author of the upcoming book Simple EFT: Hints and Tips for Better Results, Valerie provides amazing self-empowering tools to her clients and audiences, supporting positive change in just minutes!
A free video is available on the website to try EFT:
Burdick Somatic Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist / Unlicensed Mental Health Care Practitioner
CranioSacral Therapy / Myofascial Release / Lymphatic Drainage / Hakomi Somatics
1895 Laurel Avenue
Saint Paul
Not available

I have been a bodywork therapist since 1988, using the gentle techniques of CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy to relieve the discomfort of body tensions and injuries, in addition to offering somatic processing of emotional issues and trauma using the verbal guidance techniques of Hakomi Somatics.

Maggie Christopher
CHNC (Certified Holistic Nutrition Counselor)
LAMFT (Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist)
As a licensed therapist and a holistic nutrition counselor, I offer holistic nutrition therapy which explores the root causes of an individual’s relationship with food while providing step-by-step support to incorporate a whole foods approach to eating that creates sustainable results.
555 W. 7th St.
St. Paul

For the past 10 years, I have supported clients who have an understanding of what foods are good for them, but they don’t apply this knowledge on a regular basis. Sadly, they feel shameful for knowing what to eat to be healthy, but not being able to consistently apply their knowledge. My clients don’t lack willpower, they lack an ability to handle their intense lives and uncomfortable emotions. Most people eat processed foods to numb their feelings (whether they consciously realize this or not). Emotional eating is a symptom, it’s not the root case. Holistic nutrition therapy offers you the emotional support you need to discover and heal the reasons you reach for low-quality food. I believe that whole foods from nature are medicine for the body and that there is no perfect way of eating. Learn more, read testimonials and book a free, 60-minute nutrition consultation online at I look forward to meeting you!

Eric Christopher
My master’s degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy and for the past 15 years I have been in private practice using hypnotherapy to release and heal limiting beliefs and connect clients to their own higher guidance system. I use the modalities of present life regression, past life regression and life-between-lives spiritual regression hypnotherapy.
1735 Dayton Ave.
St. Paul

Clinical Practices: My master’s degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy and for the past 15 years I have been in private practice using hypnotherapy to release and heal limiting feelings and beliefs by connecting clients to their own higher guidance. I use the modalities of present life regression therapy, past life regression therapy and life-between-lives spiritual regression hypnotherapy. Clients arrive feeling stuck in anxiety, shame, depression, or any limiting feeling or belief, and typically leave feeling much freer, and able to experience who they really are with more clarity. Learn more about the results people experience by visiting

All Energetics – VortexHealing® : Natural Step Tai Chi for Wellbeing
VortexHealing® Divine Energy Therapist : Tai Chi & Meditation Instructor
The Positive Healing Center, Minneapolis
Energy Healer: Tai Chi & meditation Instructor
414 Penn Ave South, Bryn Mawr,
612 900 6755

All Energetics ~ VortexHealing® is a 5000 year old system of energetic healing that enables a practitioner to channel Divine light with Divine consciousness for therapeutic purposes. The divine intention of this transformative healing system is to release negative emotional patterns of conditioning & awaken freedom in the human heart.
Natural Step Tai Chi for Wellbeing is a ripening lineage & guidance for spiritual awakening. Through the principle of softness the practice helps to heal the bodymind, open & release the energy systems & pathways while returning the player of Natural Step Tai Chi to the stillness & pure potential of their true nature.
Vitality at work is a program for communities large & small that brings the essence of Natural step Tai Chi into the workplace. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of all regardless of age ability or current level of health. Your Health in Your Hands.

The Connecting Spirit Corp.
RPh (Pharmacist)
SBF (certified Soul Breathing facilitator), TBF (certified Transformational Breath facilitator) also Reiki (certified Reiki Master Practitioner) & Pranic Healing (associate certified Pranic Healer). Terri continues to study ancient breathing techniques and practices with a master teacher as part of a 5 year program.
Terri’s holistic practice focuses primarily on BreathWork. She teaches workshops and offers private sessions by appointment. EnergyWork sessions are also available in combination with BreathWork or separately. Holistic therapy may change your body’s needs for medication. Terri is a registered pharmacist and can help clients come up with a plan to work with their provider toward optimal medication management.
2205 Scudder Street
St. Paul

What is BreathWork?

BreathWork is a simple, yet powerful process that consistently generates profound physical, emotional & mental self-healing & deepens your connection with Spirit. It is one of the most powerful self-healing modalities on the planet.

In a breath session you activate a high vibrational energy that raises and alters low vibrational energy patterns that are stuck in your electromagnetic field. Breath activates the body’s natural healing abilities. As you open up and release your restrictive breathing patterns you will move toward optimal health and wellbeing.

BreathWork can help you to relieve stress, detox your body, increase your energy & vitality, release suppressed/repressed emotions & traumas, clear your mind, and bring more joy and happiness into your life.

“Breathe Fully to Live Fully!”

Check for current list of workshops, group sessions, seminars & retreats offered in Minnesota, around the U.S. as well as abroad.

Healing Energy Arts Center
Reiki III Master Practitioner/Teacher; Master Hypnotist, NLP Master Practitioner; Healing Touch Practitioner
Guest Instructor: U. of MN Center for Spirituality and Healing, Minneapolis, MN; Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN
Energy Healing, Hypnosis and Guided Meditation, Mediumship
308 W. 22nd St.

2017 Services and Descriptions Healing Energy Arts Center:
Hi! Here is some detailed information about my services and products, and how I like to work.

Energy Healing: At a typical energy session in office we briefly discuss your health history and goals for healing. You remain fully clothed, comfortably resting on a healing (massage therapy) table where you receive gentle, comforting touch that transfers powerful, healing energy removing pain, speeding healing, and accelerating personal growth. The first session takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs $80. I take all forms of payment.

Mediumship Sittings and Psychic Readings: As a medium, I make a link to the spirit world, and may connect with a loved one, friend, pet, or spirit guide. Mediumship exists to prove that the spirit of the living does not die, by giving verifiable evidence that the recipient of the sitting can confirm. It can be a powerful tool to help heal anyone moving through grief by letting you know that your loved one survived their death, is out of pain, and can still be with you. It can profoundly deepen your faith in God and love. No medium can guarantee a certain spirit will come forward; it is always an experiment.
Psychic readings help when you have a lot of questions you want answered. They involve reading your aura, and other spirits do not come forward to speak, although they are certainly present. Many people prefer to have the two combined because we often have questions.

Hypnosis, Guided Meditation, Past Life Regression: Modern medicine has developed devices that have proven human consciousness naturally flows in and out of different states of awareness, like: daydreaming, focus, sensing danger, and creativity. Hypnosis and Guided Meditation are states of mind that create focused awareness where knowledge of other things fall away, with the purpose of obtaining a goal, like: confidence, healing, or weight loss. All of which can bring accelerated healing and lasting change into a person’s life.
Past Life Regression: has proven to be tremendously effective when a person has a health challenge or goal they have been working to accomplish and can find no reason for not reaching it. It can be fascinating and fun to learn more about your history when you are seeking personal growth, your life purpose, and a deeper understanding of karmic relationships and lessons.

Spiritual and Health Coach: I have been asked to coach many young people in their 20’s as well as people in their 40’s and 50’s so they can understand their growing psychic abilities without fear, as well as balance their overall health. I teach my clients exercises for: body, mind, emotions, and spirit. You learn to manage your health challenges and feel the difference, allowing for you to be more hopeful as you observe how you change, effect, and control how you feel, naturally. I may refer you to additional healthcare specialists if I feel it would be of help in your healing.

General Information: Everyone has different needs. I often work with clients at least 3 times with one technique, and prefer each session to be no more than 2 weeks apart for your best outcome. This is a way for you to learn what a technique can do for you, and when you need to schedule a session. This is most effective if you are trying one new modality at a time, as opposed to 3 new things in one week.

ThrivingLives, LLC
B.Sc Holistic Nutrition
Electro Equiscope, IntellBio Technician, HBL Master Facilitator
812 E 48th Street
Suite #7

WHOLE LIFE TRANSFORMATION – NEW WAY OF LIVING IN OPTIMAL HEALTH, WEALTH, AND HAPPINESS – EFFORTLESSLY! Do you live in physical pain or in pain that comes from broken relationships, self-sabotaging behaviors, financial difficulties? Are you feeling stuck, lost? I am here for you – if you so choose – to work with you to make your everyday life easier. I will help you to let go of all that is in your way in getting control of your life. Would you like to:
* Eliminate/Reduce stress, anxiety, fear, depression, addictions and self-limiting beliefs
* Move from Chronic Fatigue, Low Energy to peak performance. Fall asleep quicker, stay longer in a deeper sleep state
* Regain your optimal weight and STAY fit and vibrant without struggle
* Eliminate or reduce physical/mental pain, accelerate healing, Rejuvenate
I provide: 1) PTSD/OtherTrauma Relief: Techniques are based on brain research and were developed primarily for the military. They have shown to be reliably effective with PTSD and PTSD symptoms interfering with the quality of everyday life. 2) HIGHER BRAIN LIVING®-program that also utilizes new discoveries in the human brain. It allows you to make radical changes in every area of your life –quickly and without struggle. 3) ELECTRO EQUISCOPE™ Microcurrent , Non-drug, non-invasive, pain-free procedure for acute/chronic pains and various health conditions. Also enhances sleep, detoxifies, relaxes and elevates mood by increasing endorphin (feel-good hormone) production. 4) NUTRITIONAL & LIFE ENHANCEMENT COACHING: In addition to nutritional guidance I can help you to create new habits & simple programs to gain optimal weight & health and sustain it.

I would like to provide you with tools you need to discover your dormant powers to access mostly untapped potential to radically change all areas of your life effortlessly! But maybe your first concern at this time is simply reducing physical/mental pain – no matter where you come from, what you’ve been through, or what circumstances you find yourself in now – I am ready to work with you!
Sessions by APPOINTMENT.
Feel free to contact Eila at 952-380-7543 or
Learn more at

Credentials: I come from Finland, where I had my formal education in Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. After moving to USA I continued learning Natural Health, Quantum Physics applications and consciousness/spirituality related subjects.

Credentials (USA):
B.Sc. Holistic Nutrition, Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, Alabama, 08/03/2010
Electro Equiscope, IntellBio Technician, IntellBio/Thorp Institute of Integrated medicine, 12/01/2014
Higher Brain Living, Advanced Facilitator since 08/28/2012, Certified Master Facilitator since 08/02/2015
Neurokinesis Intervention-PTSD/Symptoms relief, Level I certification, Oct 29, 2016
Tachyon Holistic Wellness Practitioner, U of Integrated Science, CA, 03/19/2012

Integrative Spaces

Carole J. Hyder is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, teacher, author and trainer in the field of Feng Shui. Her Integrated Spaces Strategy™ combines ancient practices with modern research to create superior environments in the healthcare industry.

Carole holds an MA in East Asian Studies, and has been a Feng Shui consultant since 1992, having studied with His Holiness Grandmaster Thomas Lin Yun, Her Holiness Crystal Chu Rinpoche, and Roger Green, all master teachers in their respective philosophies of Feng Shui.

Carole is an international speaker on various Feng Shui topics and has appeared regularly on TV programs in the Twin Cities area. Besides authoring articles in countless publications, she has written three books and produced one video/DVD on the topic of Feng Shui. In 1998, Carole founded The Wind and Water School of Feng Shui, a 7-month certification program for those interested in studying Feng Shui in greater depth.

Her Integrated Space™ work has been incorporated in hundreds of residential, commercial, and healthcare environments, most notably her long-term tenure at the Hudson Hospital in Hudson, WI.