Transformation. Empowerment. Education. Healing.

Like the branches of a tree, our practitioners help you to blossom and grow.

Like the roots of a tree, they keep you grounded as you grow.​


Sheila Peters

Energy Medicine & Dance

Sheila Peters has been dancing professionally for over 35 years. Trained originally as a ballet dancer, Sheila began performing at age 18 with Concert Dance Co., MA, a modern dance company. Sheila was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance and has taught at universities, private studios and prep schools. She has directed and founded her own schools and performing companies and choreographed for many other performing groups. Sheila continues to develop dance and movement based workshops and classes that utilize the skills that dancers embody to help non-dancers improve both personal and working relationships and adapt to the accelerating pace of change both at home and at work.

She also helps individuals balance their energetic bodies through Reiki and Eden Energy Medicine one-on-one sessions and Stretch/Energy classes. Sheila holds a BA in Dance from UCSB, a MS in Leadership from Northeastern University, and is an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, and wingWave © coach.

Melissa Finkler

Yoga Instructor and Reiki Healer

Melissa has been practicing Yoga and Reiki since 1996 when she was in high school. Through high school, college, graduate school and 10 years working in higher education, yoga has been the one thing consistently able to help Melissa stay grounded and focused. She believes that yoga, when practiced regularly, can have a profound influence on your life emotionally, mentally and physically.

Using the power of Reiki when assisting, Melissa hopes to magnify the healing power of both Reiki and Yoga. Melissa completed her 200 hour training through Finding Inner Peace and has also completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training. She loves sharing yoga with adults and children. Melissa hopes to see you on the mat soon.

Meghan Smith

Mindfulness, Meditation & Reiki

Meghan Trask Smith is an iBme certified mindfulness meditation teacher. She has maintained a consistent meditation practice for the last six years and has been incorporating mindfulness into her English classes at Lawrence Academy since 2016. In addition to teaching English and mindfulness, Meghan is pursuing her MFA in poetry. She has two young children that reveal the benefits of mindfulness through their own luminous presence.

Meghan believes that attention to the connections between body, mind, thoughts, and emotions can bring powerful change to the way we relate to our loved ones, our community, and the world as a whole. She will be offering group mindfulness classes, evening meditations, and 1-on-1 Mindfulness sessions. Meghan also practices Reiki, and will complete her Reiki II in July 2018.