Founder, Sound & Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher
I have always had an interest and curiosity for healing the human body from disease and illness naturally. As a very young child. my mother would have me lay hands on her and told me that the therapeutic touch of my hands were healing to her.
Sounds kind of silly but it makes sense now. My mother would share books with me about spiritual practices, hypnosis, meditation, and energy work--planting little seeds that would one day blossom.
After high school, I attended WKU and was headed down the mainstream conventional medicine route of becoming a registered nurse with the intent to help and serve people in need. I quickly found that this way of thinking was not for me. Achieving the Deans List my last semester at WKU I made my decision to move across the United States and study bodywork and holistic therapies.
Attending the Denver School of Massage Therapy was eye opening. I learned that massage therapy and the natural approach to the body and healing practices was a way of life. It was a life practice. This carried over and grew into many other certifications in orthopedic massage, myoskeletal alignment, thai massage, sports massage, sound/vibrational healing and yoga.
Everyone uses different methods and tools for healing. Some of my favorites include
Tibetan singing bowls and gongs, essential oils, deep tissue massage with medi-cupping, reflexology, prenatal massage, yoga, and a relaxing long stroke full body massage also known as Swedish.
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
— BRENÉ BROWN
Lacretia 'Cre" Dye
Lacretia ‘Cre’ Dye Ph.D is an Associate Professor, Mental Health Therapist, and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) and Trainer. She has served her local, national, and international communities with heart, mind and body wellness for over 20 years. She is trained and certified in a variety of interventions that focus on the integration of counseling, neuroscience, and trauma informed body-based healing processes.
Jessica Tutino is a registered yoga teacher from Bowling Green, KY. Jessica has been a practitioner of yoga since 2011 and has been teaching since 2014. Jessica has a great passion for the practice and philosophy of the yogic path, and is a lifelong student. Jessica believes in making yoga accessible to all bodies, and is an advocate for utilizing yoga to cope with mental health issues.
“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”
Stephanie has been a Massage Therapist for eighteen years. After graduating from the Natural Health Institute of Bowling Green in 2003, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky to begin practicing and gaining experience in therapeutic applications for both clinical and spa settings.
Wanting to add depth to her anatomical knowledge and explore Eastern perspectives of health and healing she attended the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico where she completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training in the summer of 2008.
Over the years, she’s arranged her style of Massage to incorporate fluid techniques that promote relaxation and precise, tension relieving applications for muscular discomfort. She relies on her skills (including Myofascial Release, Reflexology, and PNR stretching) along with her own intuition to personalize Massage to each unique person’s needs, and has found this method to be beneficial to her clients, thus, rewarding for her.
She believes in the mind/body connection and knows firsthand that movement and meditation are positive and powerful.
Yoga holds a special place in her heart and she is so grateful to have it reintroduce itself to her after being out of practice for a while. The Nightingale is a perfect setting to reignite that relationship, and she is so excited to start.
“When life takes it out of you, massage puts it back.”
Cassie is a registered yoga teacher, as well as a licensed mental health counselor, certified mindfulness coach, and Usui Reiki master. She affirms the mind-body-spirit connection as the foundation of all healing practices, and strives to create an inclusive, non-judgmental space for others to explore their material and access their deepest healing capacities. Cassie found a deeper connection with yoga philosophy and practices after her mother passed away. She went on to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training, and holds additional certifications in trauma-informed yoga and yoga nidra. She is passionate about the many ways in which the practice of yoga (on and off the mat) supports well-being and integration on all levels.
Cassie is an avid adventure-seeker who enjoys hiking, maintaining her own personal yoga practice, and spending time with her family. She also spends regular, intentional time practicing svadhyaya (self-study) through journaling and meditation. Cassie looks forward to practicing with you!
"What we practice grows stronger." Dr. Shauna Shapiro