Meet the Team

Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit- the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an affect on our state of well-being. - Greg Anderson

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Co-Owner and Community Relations

Yuly loves discovering new things and connecting with the community around her. As co-owner she hopes that VIDA becomes a vessel for unity and wellness, regardless of your personal journey. Yuly is constantly in the community connecting with partners, and co-creating ideas and events. Have an idea or want to connect reach out at info@vidawellnessnc.com

Co-Owner and Therapist

Sergio is passionate about mental health and connecting with his clients. A little over fifteen years ago Sergio decided to follow his passion and leave his path in Engineering to answer the call of his purpose. As co-owner of VIDA he hopes to create a holistic, welcoming, and safe space to address our communities mental health needs and eliminate the stigma associated with it. Wanna learn more about Sergio and his therapeutic style? Visit the COUNSELING page. 

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Marriage and Family Therapist

Tiffany Rikard is the owner and lead therapist at Little Spa Around the Corner and a licensed marriage and family therapist, counselor educator, and certified Master Reiki practitioner who transitioned into the fields of counseling, counselor education, and the healing arts after working as a nurse in healthcare for over 16 years.

She has a passion and natural gift for assisting individuals find the EASE and simplicity of life through counseling and holistic therapies.

Tiffany believes in the power of a warm, caring, non-judgmental environment to help foster change in the lives of her clients. She works with individuals (ages 11 and up), couples, and families.

If you are interested in booking a session please visit the COUNSELING Tab on our website. 

Spanish Immersion

Yolanda is fun-loving and creative force who loves art, music and people. Yolanda has over 25 years experience working with children and has found a way to align her skills and her passions, helping children discover their artistic side and discover a new culture. Yolanda utilizes art as a way to help kids grow, learn and most importantly have fun. Wanna know more, check out our EVENTS page for upcoming events or email us at info@vidawellnessnc.com 

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Breastfeeding Support

Amanda Howell is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with seventeen years of experience helping families with an integrative approach. Amanda has  years of experience in tongue tie an oral dysfunction, her goal is to follow a holistic approach to resolution. Through a calming therapeutic presence, Amanda creates a space where mothers and babies can feel safe and supported. Helping families gives her joy and fills her soul.She is thrilled to join VIDA and support mother's in our community. For more information visit LECHE 4 LIFE on FB. 

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Breastfeeding  Support Group

Brittany is passionate about helping moms breastfeed their babies. After overcoming many hurdle while nursing her own children, she decided this was the path she wanted to pursue. Brittany will be supporting women on their nursing journey by running the local breastfeeding support group at VIDA. BF Support group meets every Monday at 10AM For more information, check out our EVENTS tab. For more resources and information visit  LECHE 4 LIFE on FB. 

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Just Breathe: Bodywork  

Salina Hallenbeck is a  Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT #6438), a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500), and a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer. She uses her training in various massage modalities, yoga, anatomy, and exercise science to create the best individualized plan for each client.  She is dedicated to helping her clients relax, relieve pain, reduce stress, reach personal goals, and learn more about themselves and their bodies in the process. Learn more about massage, yoga, and personal training with Salina at www.justbreathenc.com

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Muralist

Irisol has allowed us to celebrate VIDA with art and a constant reminder of what wellness can be. Her public work often reflects her interpretation of what it means to be a Latin American immigrant, a brown woman, and a person who has two cultures working simultaneously in every endeavor and experience. With a double mayor in psychology and political science she often poses moral questions from a psychological and/or political standpoint

Check out our Social Media to see the mural and learn more about the artist. 

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Therapeutic Music Sessions

A 30-min virtual live therapeutic music session offered by vocalist Ana Lucia Divins.

 

She focuses on meeting the individual’s present needs with therapeutic music in-the-moment. Ana Lucia uses the intrinsic healing elements of live music and intentionality to create an environment conducive to healing.

 

She is a talented student with the Music for Healing and Transition Program and is working towards her certification as a certified music practitioner, bringing live music to you for comfort and relaxation.

 

To schedule a complimentary therapeutic music session with her, please contact her directly at: analuciadivins@gmail.com

Mint to Be: Support for Local Moms

 

We are excited to be the preferred venue for Mint to Be's Community (Drive-Thru) Baby Shower.

Mint to Be's mission is to empower and educate mothers that are in need in our community. We partner with nonprofits to provide mothers with essential items, resources, and emotional encouragement throughout motherhood. 

If you are looking to connect, donate, support and receive services and support from this amazing organization email them at mintobe20@gmail.com or visit them on FB @Minttobe