200 NE 20th Ave. #160 and #220

Portland, OR 97232

PH: 503.236.8485

info@potentialsyogastudio.com

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Our Practitioners

 

Olga Kabel

Olga Bryant Kabel, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, studio owner

 

Olga had studied education for 4 years at the Omsk State University in Omsk, Russia. She began practicing yoga extensively in 2000 and completed multiple Yoga Teacher Training Programs. She studied with Gary Kraftsow and American Viniyoga Institute (2004-2006) and received her diploma in July 2006. She continued her studies and recently became an AVI-certified Yoga Therapist. Olga teaches Viniyoga, which places great emphasis on the needs and personal preferences of each student.

 

Olga strongly believes in the healing power of this ancient discipline on every level: physical, psychological, and spiritual. She strives to make yoga practices accessible to students of any age, physical level and medical history. Olga specializes in helping her students relieve muscle aches and pains, stimulate the function of all body systems, manage stress and anxiety, and develop mental focus.

 

Olga has relocated to Troy, Michigan. She has opened a virtual yoga studio, where you can take live yoga classes and follow pre-recorded videos on-line. Learn more

 


Anna

Anna Murphy-Moore, LAc, yoga teacher

 

Anna is a licensed acupuncturist and yoga instructor. She began her yoga and Chinese medicine studies while living in Southern Taiwan as a student of Chinese language and culture. She spent two of her six years in Taiwan studying Chinese reflexology, acupressure massage, cupping and basic acupuncture technique from a local practitioner. She worked with this teacher in his clinic and also in local temples where they practiced volunteer medicine. In 2003 she traveled to the Yucatan to complete an intensive yoga teacher training program through Integral Yoga.


In 2005 she returned to the United States to continue her yoga teacher training through Integrated Yoga therapy and to begin her formal Chinese medicine studies through the National College of Natural Medicine’s Classical Chinese Medical department, from which she received a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and an advanced degree in classical Chinese studies. During her time at NCNM, she learned to heal using multiple Chinese medical modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese body work, medical application of qi gong (a form of martial art) and nutritional counseling. She was also able to return to South East Asia multiple times to learn from master doctors.

 

After graduation, Anna began a residency under Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, the founder of the Chinese medicine program at NCNM, in his private clinic where he specializes in chronic pain, autoimmune disease, chronic parasitism, Lyme disease and cancer. Anna continues to study under Dr. Fruehauf and incorporates his herbal lineage into her own clinical practice. In her private practice, Anna utilizes Chinese medical modalities in addition to therapeutic movement. She feels that this combination allows patients to be active participants in their own healing process and to more deeply understand their own bodies and path to sustained health.

 

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Constnce Rigney

Constance Rigney, licensed acupuncturist

Constance Rigney earned her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, in Seattle, WA, a leading academic center for natural health sciences. While attending Bastyr, Constance interned at Harborview Medical Center’s Chronic Fatigue/Chronic Pain Clinic and The Evergreen Treatment Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic. During her practicum at The Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Constance spent a great deal of time under the tutelage of Dr. Xindong (Rosey) Ma, a renown women’s health and fertility expert.


Since relocating to Portland, Constance has focused on offering a complementary and holistic approach to modern healthcare needs. She specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Chinese herbal medicine while also utilizing other Chinese healing techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, and electro-acupuncture.


Constance’s goal is to help you return to a state of optimal health and vitality by restoring balance and harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. Her treatments are individually crafted based on your specific needs, constitution, and current symptoms. Though she successfully treats a range of health issues, her specialty is in Women's health (including fertility support), pain management, emotional wellbeing, and acupuncture detox therapy.

 

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Please contact Constance directly if you have any questions: PH: 503.866.8319


Jennifer Folkerts

Jennifer Folkerts, licensed acupuncturist

 

 

Jennifer is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine. After completing her training she spent 6 months in China studying acupuncture and Chinese herbs in a local hospital. In addition she studied qi gong with master Wang Qingyu, the lineage holder of the forms she teaches. Jennifer uses several different styles of acupuncture to tailor the treatment to her patients’ needs while always keeping the treatment gentle and grounding. In addition to using acupuncture she integrates her knowledge of bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutrition, hydrotherapy, and qi gong to form an individualized treatment plan for each person.

 

Jennifer’s approach is deeply rooted in Chinese philosophy and tradition, focusing on the mind-body-spirit connection. For new comers to Chinese medicine she always takes the time to explain the process of the treatment and what to expect. While she often treats acute and chronic disease she specializes in pain management, women’s health, and fertility enhancement.

 

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Please contact Jennifer directly if you have any questions: PH: 541.592.9124

 


Angi Orton

Angi Orton, licensed massage therapist (License #14212)

 

 

Angi received her BS from Central Michigan University in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs in 1998. Following her graduation she has worked as a Fitness Specialist / Personal Trainer specializing in balance and stability work, corrective exercise and dynamic posture until 2007.

 

In 2005, Angi attended and graduated Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA, deepening her understanding of the bodies adaptability and innate ability to heal itself. She has always been drawn to therapeutic work and is still awestruck by the change she helps to facilitate in her clients.

 

Angi believes in treating her client as a whole person and not just their pain. In addition to feeling structural change, you will walk away from a session feeling more grounded, peaceful and rejuvenated. Angi listens to you and your body to identify and address your specific individual needs in a personalized session...every session.

 

Angi offers INTEGRATIVE BODYWORK.

 

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Angela Adamski

Angela Adamski, licensed massage therapist (License ##15565)

 

 

Angela Adamski, LMT has been practicing massage in Washington and Oregon since
2003. A graduate of the BodyMind Academy, she believes in a holistic approach to bodywork,
taking into account the whole person and their specific needs. Applying her lifetime experience with sports, gymnastics and dance, she helps clients to manage their pain, and improve their range of motion.


Angela’s massage style combines Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Repetitve Use Injury
Therapy, Trigger Point techniques and Shiatsu, while also incorporating gentler techniques such as Reiki and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She also complements massages with aromatherapy and the ancient modalities of cupping and gua sha.


Each massage is a learning experience for both practitioner and patient; as Angela works
with you, she will help you understand your body on a deeper level. You will leave the session
feeling relaxed and connected, with improved circulation and mobility. Angela’s services
include MASSAGE and RAINDROP AROMATHERAPY TREATMENT.

 

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Chelsea Wright

Chelsea Wright, licensed massage therapist

 

 

Chelsea Wright, LMT, has been joyfully providing holistic medical massage to the community for the last six years. Chelsea specializes in Zen Shiatsu, and the treatment of TMJ Disorder. Her approach is grounded in a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the energetic pathways used in acupuncture, and a deep respect for body wisdom.


After completing a 1000-hour massage curriculum at the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, where she learned to treat postural dysfunctions through myofascial release and trigger point therapy, Chelsea further awakened her intuition and energetic sensitivity by completing a 550-hour program in Zen Shiatsu at the Providence Institute. She has successfully treated a wide array of client’s health imbalances, including frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, depression, chronic migraines, insomnia, and muscle tension.

 

Chelsea works by supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself and the mind’s ability to enjoy the present moment. She facilitates healing with a soothing, intuitive touch that deeply engages muscle tissue, as well as the energetic body. An advocate for the role of stress reduction in preventative health care, she believes that relaxation and enjoyment are valuable treatment goals in and of themselves. Chelsea is dedicated to empowering her clients by teaching them self-care, and acknowledging their innate healing power within.

 

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Ario Lynch

Ario Lynch, licensed massage therapist

Ario received his massage and bodywork training from East West College in Portland, where he completed an 801 hour program, including 67 hours of specialty training in traditional Thai, deep tissue and Shiatsu. Inspired to learn more he traveled to Thailand to receive an additional 60 hours of training in Thai massage and later completed a course on Structural Bodywork (2012) taught by Alex Susbauer, a Certified Structural Integrator.


Ario was first inspired to pursue a career in massage after receiving regular massage and chiropractic more than seven years ago. Through his studies he deepened his intuitive touch and ability to connect with clients. Many years into working with the body, Ario is continually amazed and inspired by how massage can so effectively facilitate awareness and change in one’s body mechanics and patterns.

 

Ario’s goal for the client is to get their body ‘right with gravity’, restoring ease and integrity to both structure and muscle function. He draws from a large pool of techniques to accomplish this, including passive and active stretching and movement, various muscle energy techniques, and fascial release. Ultimately, Ario chooses method(s) that will be most effective and appropriate for the client. He also educates his clients about the importance of self-care as he believes that the awareness and insights the client leaves a session with are as critical in attaining balance as the bodywork itself.

 

RATES: $55/hour, $85/90 min., $110/2 hrs + affordable sliding scale to all who are interested.

MODALITIES OFFERED: Integrative deep tissue/fascial release; traditional Thai

 

Please contact Ario directly if you have any questions: PH: 503-841-2556

 


Marjorie Scarlett

Marjorie Scarlett, licensed massage therapist (License ##18554)

Therapeutic Bodywork and Somatic Awareness

Using touch, movement, and focused verbal exchange, Marjorie works with clients to bring awareness and release to areas of pain, discomfort, and limitation in the body. Her primary bodywork modalities are Jin Shin Jyutsu and Tuina.


The focus of her work in “somatic awareness” is on bringing attention to the unconscious habits of mind/body that create and hold patterns of tension in the body and lead, over time, to postural problems, pain, and difficulty in movement. In her own life, she has found that through simple awareness applied diligently, unwanted habits can change and healing can begin.


Marjorie is available for sessions at Potentials Wellness Center on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Appointments can be booked online or by phoning her directly at 971-258-1088.


Her fee is $80 per hour if insurance is billed and $60 per hour with payment at time of service. If you book and pay in advance for four sessions, there is an additional discount of $10 per hour. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.
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Marjorie has an M.A. in somatic psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. Before moving to Portland three years ago, she was a Licensed Massage Practitioner in Washington state for eight years; she is now licensed in Oregon. She teaches tai chi and qigong, and she recently became a diplomate in functional neurology.


Martha

Martha Pfleeger,
certified and licensed Rolfer®, certified laban movement analyst

Martha is a dedicated, advanced practitioner with 28 years experience. She has developed skills to work with challenging cases and can modify her approach for nearly all age groups and levels of health. While she continues to study and train in the science and methodology of bodywork, what keeps her fully engaged over all these years are the rewarding, co-creative therapeutic relationships she forms with her clients.

 

Martha's touch is targeted to achieve maximum clinical benefits and postural improvement, yet it is very comforting. Reiki I and II trainings awakened her to the practice of flowing energy rather than applying force to evoke change. She will listen and observe intently, then follow your body's unwinding and pacing as it releases into higher levels of organization and balance. Movement cues and education about principles of alignment will help bring your newfound potentials to conscious awareness.

 

Graduate:
The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration (1500+ hour certification program in postural re-alignment therapy)
The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (1500+ hour training in movement observation, analysis and education)
Soma School of Massage (Massage therapist certification)
Miami University (BA Psychology and Modern Dance)

Individual sessions, short series and full-body ten session series available.