Our ZenLife Karma Krew accomplishes a lot together! 


Dena Leibowitz,
Founder of ZenLife 

MS LCADC, CHT, 200 E-RYT, 500 RYT

 

Licensed Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Yoga Instructor, Meditation Facilitator, proud mom, and perpetual student of Life . 

Her journey developing healing programs began in 1996, introducing cutting edge ideas to the very western psychology field.  Over time Dena integrated more Eastern approaches to treat depression, anxiety, and Addiction. Her hard work, passion for learning and love of Yoga, Reiki & Kabbalah fuel her soul. Dena lives a spirit driven life on and off her mat. She believes that living compassionately and courageously, and allowing the journey of self discovery,  is the best self-investment one can do. Dena's work and home life are grounded in the same loving principles. She loves her students, clients, friends, 3 beautiful daughters, puppy, husband and parents who are all in Maryland. 

 


 

WE ARE DEDICATED TO SERVING YOU TO MEET YOUR HOLISTIC NEEDS


Dr. Yu Chen,  M.D. (China) L.Ac. Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbologist  


Dr. Yu Chen graduated from Capital Medical School with M.D. degree in 1965 in Beijing, China.  She also graduated from Traditional Chinese Medical School with doctoral degree in her homeland.  She obtained medical research training in China, Sweden, and the United States.  Since 1989, she has practiced Chinese medicine in the U.S.A.  At present, she is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland.

Dr. Chen has more than 45 years of experience in practicing medicine.  She created ear magnet therapy to save Diabetes patient's legs and eyes.  She treated Panic Attacks for the movie star Mr. Yaphet Kotto when he was in Baltimore for filming the show Homicide.  The Baltimore Sun published an illustrated feature article about her work.  She has been on the Baltimore TV show many times.

In 2008, Dr. Chen published a book, The Voice of Medicine; An Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.  This book is intended for both professionals and the general public.  There are many simple self-care methods created by Dr. Chen which are discussed in this book.  

Brian Dougherty M.Ac. L.Ac. - Acupuncturist Brian Dougherty is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.  He is also currently a doctoral student of Oriental Medicine at Maryland University of Integrative Health with a projected finish of Winter 2018.  In 2002 he earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.  Following his undergraduate studies Brian served 4 years as an officer in the United States Air Force.  After the military Brian worked a number of odd jobs until he had an amazing healing experience with Chinese Medicine.  He now wants to share his love for this medicine with the world.  Brian is a father of three, and in is extremely limited spare time enjoys to read and listen to live music. Brian has specialized interest and clinical success with all types of pain, women's health/fertility, thyroid issues, auto-immune disorders, ophthalmology, mental health, Lyme Disease, IBS, and more.  He treats adults of any age, children 1 year and older, and even pets!  Make an appointment for a free consultation or treatment session today! Enjoy Dr. Brian's Monthly blog in our News Letter Titled From the Doc's Desk! 

Brian Dougherty M.Ac. L.Ac. - Acupuncturist

Brian Dougherty is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.  He is also currently a doctoral student of Oriental Medicine at Maryland University of Integrative Health with a projected finish of Winter 2018.  In 2002 he earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.  Following his undergraduate studies Brian served 4 years as an officer in the United States Air Force.  After the military Brian worked a number of odd jobs until he had an amazing healing experience with Chinese Medicine.  He now wants to share his love for this medicine with the world.  Brian is a father of three, and in is extremely limited spare time enjoys to read and listen to live music.

Brian has specialized interest and clinical success with all types of pain, women's health/fertility, thyroid issues, auto-immune disorders, ophthalmology, mental health, Lyme Disease, IBS, and more.  He treats adults of any age, children 1 year and older, and even pets!  Make an appointment for a free consultation or treatment session today! Enjoy Dr. Brian's Monthly blog in our News Letter Titled From the Doc's Desk! 


Randi Jones (RYT 200) - Yoga Instructor

 

Susan Stanley (RYT 200, REIKI 1 & 2) - Yoga Instructor Susan Stanley teaches to share her love of yoga. “My hope is to spread the passion and happiness I get from yoga to every person I meet on the mat,” she says. Susan took her first yoga class in 1997, but didn’t get serious about it until 2010 when she started practicing several times a week for exercise. Quickly, she felt the benefits beyond the physical practice. The emotional and spiritual openings guided her towards the life changing exploration of teacher training with MaKa Movement. Susan teaches vinyasa yoga, connecting breath to movement, which is appropriate for all-levels.  She provides a safe space where all can turn inward to take a mindful vacation from the outside world. She emphasizes the practice of awareness, acceptance, focus, and energy on the mat extends to support us in our everyday lives.

Susan Stanley (RYT 200, REIKI 1 & 2) - Yoga Instructor

Susan Stanley teaches to share her love of yoga. “My hope is to spread the passion and happiness I get from yoga to every person I meet on the mat,” she says. Susan took her first yoga class in 1997, but didn’t get serious about it until 2010 when she started practicing several times a week for exercise. Quickly, she felt the benefits beyond the physical practice. The emotional and spiritual openings guided her towards the life changing exploration of teacher training with MaKa Movement. Susan teaches vinyasa yoga, connecting breath to movement, which is appropriate for all-levels.  She provides a safe space where all can turn inward to take a mindful vacation from the outside world. She emphasizes the practice of awareness, acceptance, focus, and energy on the mat extends to support us in our everyday lives.

Margaret Cox (RYT 200) - Yoga Instructor

Margaret is a 6th generation Washingtonian but fell in love with the City of Baltimore, moving here 6 years ago. Margaret is by blood Native American and has always felt a strong connection to the earth and animals around her from a young age. Always being sensitive to others’ energies, she feels this is a direct link to those who traveled before her.  Over the past 4 years, she has helped hundreds of family members enter treatment and begin their healing processes.  Beginning her journey at ZenLife in the Maka Movement’s 200 Hour Teacher Training, Margaret’s practice, appreciation and knowledge of yoga has been brought to a whole new level. 


Edith Sakura Small (RYT 200) - Yoga Instructor

Edith Sakura Small (RYT 200) - Yoga Instructor

Danielle Ziegelstein (RYT 200) - Yoga Instructor Danielle fell in love with yoga for its ability to be whatever she needed it to be: when she’s looking for a great sweat, she comes to her mat; when she needs to clear her head and release some anxiety, she knows that yoga can offer that; when she wants to be surrounded by friends old and new, she looks to yoga for the great community it’s given her. In a world where every day is different and change is the only constant, yoga is a source of reliability— your mat will always be there to give you what you want or need. Yoga has had a profound impact in Danielle’s life, making her stronger physically and mentally. She wanted to start teaching to share this gift with others and create a little more light and love in the community.

Danielle Ziegelstein (RYT 200) - Yoga Instructor

Danielle fell in love with yoga for its ability to be whatever she needed it to be: when she’s looking for a great sweat, she comes to her mat; when she needs to clear her head and release some anxiety, she knows that yoga can offer that; when she wants to be surrounded by friends old and new, she looks to yoga for the great community it’s given her. In a world where every day is different and change is the only constant, yoga is a source of reliability— your mat will always be there to give you what you want or need. Yoga has had a profound impact in Danielle’s life, making her stronger physically and mentally. She wanted to start teaching to share this gift with others and create a little more light and love in the community.

Stephanie Misanik ( INHC, RYT-200) - Yoga Instructor My name is Stephanie and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, and mom of three young kiddos.  As a working mom of three wee ones, I know how challenging it is to juggle work with the seemingly never-ending list of parental duties.  I also know what it feels like to completely lose touch with the you that existed before the kiddos. With an education in over 100 different dietary theories and coaching techniques from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as the experience of my own personal health transformation and 100 pound weight loss, I help busy parents connect to their own personal path of health and wellness.  I will show you how to incorporate simple lifestyle and dietary changes that work for your whole family to improve your health, lose weight, improve your mood and energy levels, and feel amazing in your body.  Let me help you cultivate an unshakable confidence and be an example of self love to your children.

Stephanie Misanik ( INHC, RYT-200) - Yoga Instructor

My name is Stephanie and I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, and mom of three young kiddos.  As a working mom of three wee ones, I know how challenging it is to juggle work with the seemingly never-ending list of parental duties.  I also know what it feels like to completely lose touch with the you that existed before the kiddos.

With an education in over 100 different dietary theories and coaching techniques from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as the experience of my own personal health transformation and 100 pound weight loss, I help busy parents connect to their own personal path of health and wellness.  I will show you how to incorporate simple lifestyle and dietary changes that work for your whole family to improve your health, lose weight, improve your mood and energy levels, and feel amazing in your body.  Let me help you cultivate an unshakable confidence and be an example of self love to your children.

Michelle Rohosky Goodman - Meditation Michelle is an Empowerment Coach, who helps women, especially Moms, get out of overwhelm and stress to Redesign a life, on their terms, they are ready to live.  Thru the tools of mediation, learning your core energy, and dynamic mindset shifts, she’s helped hundreds of women redesign their life that empowers their passion, purpose, and ignite play back into their life.

Michelle Rohosky Goodman - Meditation

Michelle is an Empowerment Coach, who helps women, especially Moms, get out of overwhelm and stress to Redesign a life, on their terms, they are ready to live.  Thru the tools of mediation, learning your core energy, and dynamic mindset shifts, she’s helped hundreds of women redesign their life that empowers their passion, purpose, and ignite play back into their life.

Sophie Smelkinson - Yoga Instructor After years of playing sports and weight training without truly stretching, Sophie went to her first yoga class with the intention of becoming more flexible, but it wasn’t long before she fell in love with moving meditation. She felt that yoga allowed her to feel free, both physically and mentally. Sophie has been fortunate to have traveled to China, Thailand, and India, where she gained a deeper understanding of the history and culture behind yogic philosophies. She always tries to incorporate philosophy into her classes in some way to invoke thought and to help students make a connection between the asana and the emotions that may arise with each movement. Through her strong flows, she encourages students to take on challenges and try something new. Sophie's goal is to help you feel strong, balanced, and accomplished!

Sophie Smelkinson - Yoga Instructor

After years of playing sports and weight training without truly stretching, Sophie went to her first yoga class with the intention of becoming more flexible, but it wasn’t long before she fell in love with moving meditation. She felt that yoga allowed her to feel free, both physically and mentally. Sophie has been fortunate to have traveled to China, Thailand, and India, where she gained a deeper understanding of the history and culture behind yogic philosophies. She always tries to incorporate philosophy into her classes in some way to invoke thought and to help students make a connection between the asana and the emotions that may arise with each movement. Through her strong flows, she encourages students to take on challenges and try something new. Sophie's goal is to help you feel strong, balanced, and accomplished!

Heather Keller (RN, BSN, eRYT500, CHTP) - Wellness Coach Heather lives by her core message that when she trusts in magic, there is grace!  This is the experience she is dedicated to share in her work with teaching others to tap into their divine source of light within.  She currently tours the US working in healthcare while developing and caring for others in their own spiritual paths providing coaching and workshops for breakthrough results in living a life full of grace!  She has spent her professional career bridging the gap between holistic and allopathic methods of healing. She has assisted in initiating and growing integrative programs to provide people with the direct experience of their own healing capacity. Her personal development includes holistic nursing, yoga and energy therapy, ontological coaching, not to mention the best teachings of overcoming everyday life triumphs. 

Heather Keller (RN, BSN, eRYT500, CHTP) - Wellness Coach

Heather lives by her core message that when she trusts in magic, there is grace!  This is the experience she is dedicated to share in her work with teaching others to tap into their divine source of light within.  She currently tours the US working in healthcare while developing and caring for others in their own spiritual paths providing coaching and workshops for breakthrough results in living a life full of grace! 

She has spent her professional career bridging the gap between holistic and allopathic methods of healing. She has assisted in initiating and growing integrative programs to provide people with the direct experience of their own healing capacity. Her personal development includes holistic nursing, yoga and energy therapy, ontological coaching, not to mention the best teachings of overcoming everyday life triumphs. 

Charlotte Nagey- Yoga Instructor PYTT 200H (Power Yoga Training) Charlotte Nagey recently received her 200 hour yoga certification and can't wait to hit the mat with you.  She feels yoga is a way to let go of stress, thoughts, worries, and calm the body down through flowing to upbeat yoga tunes with good vibes. She has a passion for power yoga, believing fast-paced sweaty yoga is best to detox the mind, body and spirit. So come sweat it out, zen out and have a good time with Charlotte. 

Charlotte Nagey- Yoga Instructor PYTT 200H (Power Yoga Training)

Charlotte Nagey recently received her 200 hour yoga certification and can't wait to hit the mat with you. 
She feels yoga is a way to let go of stress, thoughts, worries, and calm the body down through flowing to upbeat yoga tunes with good vibes. She has a passion for power yoga, believing fast-paced sweaty yoga is best to detox the mind, body and spirit. So come sweat it out, zen out and have a good time with Charlotte. 


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