KELLY BLASER LFMT
Yoga Instructor • Marriage & Family Therapist
Kelly is a experienced Yoga instructor and a Marriage and Family Therapist.
She was introduced to Yoga as a child, began practicing as a teen, and was certified as an instructor in 1997. Her first decade of practice and study was primarily in the Iyengar tradition, which emphasizes the importance precise anatomical alignment and skillful therapeutics. She then branched out into the more flowing Vinyasa style, and now teaches primarily what she terms a deep, slow flow yoga style with attention to alignment. Beyond Iyengar, her primary influences have been Anusara and Prajna schools of Yoga. Her main teachers of asana have been Laurie Broderick-Burr, Kofi Busia, Sianna Sherman, and Tias Little.
While Kelly's depth of knowledge doesn't hurt, she believes that any success she's had in this field comes largely from her connectedness to spirit and dedication to being real.
Kelly received her MA in counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2008. She practiced at the East Bay Community Recovery Project in Hayward California from 2006-2011 and at the Process Therapy Institute (PTI) starting in 2011. As a Marriage Family Therapist, she has the capacity to connect easily with people, see their strengths, and inspire them to find their inner knowing. She has a unique combination of good humor, levity, warmth, and a capacity for insight into the connections between psyche, spirit, and wellness. Kelly works from a primarily somatic perspective. The insights and inner transformation gained from the practice of Yoga and meditation are the foundation of her work. She is infinitely fascinated by the power of a therapeutic alliance to invite change in clients. The issues she has worked most deeply with her clients include relationship struggles, parenting, grief, addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, and spiritual crises. Kelly had worked for 6 years in a dual-diagnosis clinic focused on managing co-occurring disorders, and also has experience with Axis II disorders such as OCD and OCPD, BDP, and Schizophrenia.
Kate Carlevato RD
Kate Carlevato is a registered dietitian nutritionist and birth doula with a degree in Clinical Dietetics from New York University. She has worked with a James Beard award-winning chef where she helped cater to private clients, lead workshops, and develop recipes. Kate’s approach to healing is inspired by whole food ingredients. She offers one-on-one nutrition counseling to develop highly individualized diets that are sustainable for a lifetime.
Swedish Dietician, Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach
Ewa Doctor is from Sweden and has a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Uppsala University in Sweden. Ewa worked as a Clinical Dietitian in endocrinology at Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. After moving to the US, Ewa studied nutrition and exercise physiology at CSU Long Beach and worked as a private nutrition and exercise consultant in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ewa is providing holistic, personalized nutrition advice for optimal health.
Darcie Ellyne MS RDN CDE IFNCP
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and
Certified Diabetes Educator
Darcie Ellyne, MS, RDN, CDE is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with a passion for cooking, eating, and living a healthy well-balanced lifestyle. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management at University of Illinois, Champaign, she headed to San Francisco at a time when fresh, local, and healthy “California Cuisine” was making its mark in the culinary world. Managing progressive corporate dining rooms inspired Darcie to further her studies in nutrition and she completed her Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science at San Jose State University, became a Registered Dietitian and studied culinary arts in Paris at École de Gastronomie Française Ritz-Escoffier. Since then, she has taught nutrition, worked with chefs and provided medical nutrition therapy the last 25 years. Her expertise lies in the areas of diabetes, cardiometabolic disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, food intolerance, weight management and bariatric surgery. She loves to work with people using an integrative and functional nutrition approach to help change lives by using food as medicine. Darcie will work closely with you to discover your unique needs to optimize health and achieve your goals.
Licensed Acupuncturist and a Certified Massage Therapist
Saul Tak, L.Ac., Dipl. TCM, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Certified Massage Therapist. Saul is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from the Five Branches University (FBU) and is expected to graduate in 2018. He is already a graduate of FBU’s four-year Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program, where he was mentored by Jun Hu and George Lu.
As a Licensed Acupuncturist, he is trained in acupuncture, herbal medicine, energetic exercise, Tui Na (Traditional Chinese Massage), Eastern nutrition, moxibustion, cupping, electric stimulation, Gua Sha (scraping), and auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture). Saul also received training in a very rare and specialized type of bodywork called vibration massage training under the tutelage of his grandfather in Korea. Vibration massage is quite effective for relieving acute and chronic pain syndromes, as well as acute sports related injury.
Saul has combined a traditional Korean acupressure skill called Su Qi, which employs hand energy, with Tui Na to create a powerful modality for pain management. The use of this unusual waving technique with his hands, combined with acupuncture and acupressure points, allows Saul to successfully treat a variety of muscular skeletal injuries, including: computer-related injuries, repetitive motion, carpal tunnel, lower back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, and tension headaches.
Veronika has a long history of competition in sports, beginning with competitive gymnastics from ages 5-11. She was also a competitive tennis player, at both the Junior and collegiate levels. In college, she played NCAA Division 1 tennis at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, her home state.
Veronika happened upon CrossFit™ in June 2012, towards the end of her college tennis career. It was a perfect transition for her, as she was looking for something to keep her in shape and allow for a competitive outlet. Soon after starting CrossFit, she became obsessed with learning as much as she could and eventually received her Level One CrossFit Certification. Veronika has also put that competitive fire to work in CrossFit, competing on a Regionals team from 2014 to 2017. As a coach, she enjoys working with a wide range of athletes. She believes that functional fitness can benefit everyone and that it all starts with an excellent strength-based program.
In her free time, Veronika loves taking advantage of the outdoor fitness opportunities we are so lucky to have at our disposal in the Bay Area.
Shirley Rombouts Taylor
MS, PT, HFS
Shirley Rombouts Taylor lives the philosophy "Exercise is Medicine", and strives to inspire others to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. As a physical therapist with over 20 years of experience, ACSM health fitness specialist, personal trainer, and certified TRX coach, Shirley rehabilitates, trains, and motivates others to get to their personal best.
Shirley specializes in optimizing fitness, athletic performance, and functional strength training. She focuses on core and postural stability as well as strength, metabolic training, and injury prevention & injury restoration.
In addition to her degree in Physical Therapy, she is certified in TRX Suspension and RIP training, and has deep knowledge of sports nutrition, functional movement screening, ROCK and Kinesio taping, and indoor cycle instruction. She also has advanced graduate training/degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder in neurophysiology, motor control, and motor learning.
Shirley trains individuals, as well as small and large groups in her work with BlueWave Medicine. She enjoys working with all client populations including youth to seniors, athletes to weekend warriors. She is also available for musculoskeletal physical therapy consultation and treatment. Her goal is to maximize the health and fitness of each of her clients through functional exercise training and wellness education, regardless of their baseline fitness level or physical abilities.
Shirley embodies fitness and health in her personal lifestyle as a sports and fitness enthusiast. She loves to get outdoors and play on bikes, trails, skis, and paddle boards.
Cliff Wong CMT
Clinical Massage and Manual Therapy
Cliff Wong has been a massage therapist for over 35 years. His original intent in studying bodywork was to improve his karate skills. If muscular skeletal restrictions (limited range of motion, trigger points and knots, body misalignment, and pain) were minimized or eliminated, then karate techniques would be much more efficient and powerful. He soon realized that this same philosophy could be applied to bodywork, and that by restoring a client’s equilibrium, the body has the ability to heal itself! Cliff is dedicated to seeing his clients improve through treatment. His favorite question is "Are you getting better?" and he is delighted when his clients no longer need his services!
Cliff’s bodywork expertise includes: the Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities of cupping (vacuum and fire) and Gua Sha (scraping), clinical, deep tissue and sports massage, and trigger point and myofascial release. He successfully treats a variety of muscular skeletal injuries, including: repetitive motion, carpal tunnel, lower back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, and tension headaches.
Cliff received his massage certification at the American Institute of Massage Therapy (Newport Beach) with Dr. Myk Hungerford, the "Mother of American Sports Massage" and author of "Beyond Sports Medicine." He also trained with Dr. Yuanchun Jane Huang, the leading doctor for the Chinese Track and Olympic Team. He is an active member of the ABMP Massage Association.
Cliff currently works at Medi Points Acupunture Clinic, located in Menlo Park and Redwood City, and at Massage Envy in Sausalito. In his spare time, he can be found relaxing in the karate studio!
Cavallo Point Lodge
Taking advantage of being co-located at Cavallo Point Lodge, our Sausalito office works closely with the award-winning Cavallo Point Lodge Healing Arts Center & Spa's team of highly skilled health professionals. We encourage you to visit the Cavallo Point Lodge website and/or call our office to learn more.