Local Teachers & Therapists
Raven Sadhaka Seltzer, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500
Raven is the owner and Executive Director of the Boston Wellness Center (formerly Self-Healing Solutions), and has been teaching yoga, yoga therapy, Ayurveda and offering wellness coaching in the Boston, MA area since 2003. She is also a Reiki Master. In January of 2018, after 3 and a half long years of graduate studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she will receive her State licensing as an Acupuncturist .
She is the author of the trade paperback book:
Back to Balance: Heal Your Spine, Heal Your Life.
(Smartbird Publications, July 2013).
Drawing from her extensive trainings, certifications and experience in yoga therapy, Ayurveda, Reiki, massage therapy, positional therapy, writing and expressive therapies, she offers private sessions, corporate classes and workshops.
"My passion is showing others how to heal themselves and manage their pain
through simple diet and lifestyle changes. All you need is the desire to heal
and the willpower to stick with a program."
She offers private Ayurvedic consultations, yoga therapy sessions, and teaches group classes and workshops. Through the Boston Wellness Center, Raven works to match up clients and students with other skilled and experienced teachers & therapists. For more information and availability, please check Yoga Class Schedule and Events & Workshops.
A yoga practitioner since 1981, Raven is a certified professional level yoga educator through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts. She holds the highest credential available from the Yoga Alliance -- "E-RYT-500", having documented over 3,500 hours of yoga training and teaching experience in private and group settings. She is also a Certified Yoga Therapist, helping clients heal and recover from a variety of medical and orthopedic issues.
Raven is an alternative healthcare provider through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Harvard Pilgrim insurance programs. Discounts are available for private sessions and some workshops. Please contact us for more information.
Raven also has a passion for combining the healing arts with the art of storytelling. She has an extensive background in the creative arts and has performed professionally as a singer-songwriter on both coasts. She was a recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award for 2 years in a row and has recorded and produced 3 audio CDs of her original songs.
She holds a masters degree in film production and screenwriting and has taught worskhops and classes in creative writing, screenwriting, story analysis at New York University and at the Gotham Writer's Workshop. Her articles and interviews have been published in various print and online publications over the past 15 years. She has been the recipient of writer's residencies at The Millay Colony for the Arts and the UCross Foundation, and the winner of the WorldFest Houston and the Hudson Valley Film Festival for her screenwriting. She has also been a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships.
For the past 9 years, Raven has been a devoted student of Dr. Barbara DeAngelis, an amazing personal growth and transformation teacher as well as a best-selling author. She has also been initiated into the Neelakantha Meditation tradition through Dr. Paul Muller-Ortega.
Professional affiliations include:
IAYT - International Association of Yoga Therapists
KYTA -- Kripalu Yoga Teacher's Association
Helaine Golann (Newton, West Newton)
Helaine Golann is a certified professional level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, a clinical psychologist, and a former teacher in a variety of graduate training programs including Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, Harvard Medical School, and Lesley University.
"I love to teach and share the experience
of yoga. My students are encouraged to explore and respect their personal limits, challenging themselves with gentle and loving compassion. By adjusting postures to individual needs, I try to help
both beginners and more advanced students experience a combination of challenge and support.
I have a profound belief in the healing benefits of yoga. My own experiences have deepened my commitment to encouraging others to integrate yoga into their lives. I offer suggestions on ways to take brief "yoga breaks" in front of the computer, behind the wheel of a car, or in line at the ATM or grocery store."
Andrea Soler (Chestnut Hill & Jamaica Plain)
Andrea Soler RYT 500 is a bilingual, certified yoga teacher, clinical social worker and director of the MindBody Center and Mental Health Services at Southern Jamaica Plain Health
Center. Her experience in movement arts began with the study of modern dance and yoga in her native Argentina. After coming to the United States, she continued her personal yoga practice and
broadened her interest in the relationship of mind, body and energy by earning degrees in dance therapy and social work.
Trained in Kripalu Yoga, creative movement, mindfulness and psychotherapy, Andrea offers classes that foster self awareness, creative flow, and playfulness. She facilitates the adaptation of poses for individual differences, providing gentle encouragement to meet challenges and to balance effort with relaxation. At each stage of practice, students are supported in building inner and outer strength and flexibility while following their own rhythm.
Andrea teaches yoga and stress reduction in English and Spanish and enjoys introducing the overall health benefits of these practices to diverse communities.
Andrea holds a professional level certification as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT 500-hours). She is a licensed social worker (LICSW), a member of the Yoga Alliance, Kripalu Yoga Teacher’s Association, and NASW.
Paul Muller-Ortega, PhD.