Alternative Medicine & Healing Arts
Align Spinal Care3014 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 931-5000
Catherine Zabelin, DC - Alumnae
Luke Roller, DC - Friend
We are a NUCCA chiropractic practice that focuses on balancing the structure through specific and gentle adjustments. At Align Spinal Care, we believe that healing occurs from the inside out. Our practitioners consist of an SF Waldorf alum, an alum parent and a current Waldorf grade school athletics coach. We are interested in serving the Waldorf community and hope that you will visit our website for more info.
Align Spinal Care has been dedicated to providing excellent care to everyone who has walked into our office for over 35 years. Having the only board certified NUCCA doctor in the Bay Area, our mission is to assess your individual health needs and then make a proper and precise correction to the misalignment in your neck with no cracking or popping. Utilizing the NUCCA protocol, we understand that once the misalignment is corrected it allows your body to heal and function optimally.
COVID-19 Response: As an essential service, Align Spinal Care's office is open. They are utilizing recommended precautions in the office (extra cleaning procedures, face coverings and scheduling patients further apart throughout the day) to ensure that both doctors and patients can remain healthy during these trying times. From Catherine and Luke: "As the Waldorf community believes that learning comes from the inside out, we at Align Spinal Care also believe that healing comes from the inside out which is why now more than ever we want to serve the individuals and families of our community to ensure that they can continue to function optimally."
During the entire month of May, Align Spinal Care is offering a promotion for Mother's Day, which includes a complimentary consultation and exam for all moms and grandmas (offer applies to new patients only). This is a savings of over $200 and is valid until May 31.
Awareness & Grace — The Feldenkrais Method80 Nordhoff St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
Carolyn Fleg - Parent
The Feldenkrais Method improves physical and mental functioning by fostering awareness of what we do and how we do it. It is useful for anyone wanting to enhance their quality of daily life and activities as well as for people who are recovering from injuries or ailments. Feldenkrais is a mind-body approach to movement and learning. It is a somatic practice, which means the aspects of our human functioning relate in various ways to each other. No part is on its own. Through Feldenkrais, and cultivating awareness of what we do and how we do it, we learn about how we move and how we learn. Many people notice that the awareness and ease they discover through Feldenkrais classes and lessons often spreads to other areas of their lives.
Who can benefit from Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® classes? Athletes, musicians, artists, actors, dancers, singers, martial artists, computer operators, students... and more. What can it help improve? Flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, efficiency, learning, breathing, speech, communication, self-image, injury prevention and recovery, pain management, recovery from surgery, stress and fatigue reduction, quality of life... and more. What happens in an Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class? A practitioner uses verbal instruction to guide you through movement sequences. Lessons are often done lying down on your back, side or stomach, or sitting. There are also lessons sitting in a chair and standing though these may appear more in workshops. What happens in a Functional Integration® (FI) lesson? Functional Integration is an individualized lesson between a practitioner and a student and includes a more hands-on approach. The practitioner touches, moves, and guides the student to investigate existing and new ways of moving. These are usually on a table. Students are fully clothed.
COVID-19 Response: On Saturdays at 10am, and Wednesdays at 6pm, Carolyn is teaching Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement virtual lessons. From Carolyn: "During this time of confinement, Feldenkrais is especially useful for quieting our nervous systems and for helping us pay attention to the things we can feel, notice, and gently change in ourselves. For this class we’ll take a novel look at the ankles and feet—another view to clarify how the ankles & feet work in relation to each other & in relation to the knees & hips. Healthy knees, ankles and feet are essential for support from below to keep us upright and comfortable in walking and in the world. For this class, you’ll want to lie on the floor, probably on a blanket, pad or mat. If you have another blanket or two to fold for head support, that will be helpful too. Wear comfortable and warm clothing that you can move in easily. And wear socks. " The classes are free, but if you are able, donations are encouraged. You can find Carolyn on Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Venmo (@Carolyn-Fleg).
Carolyn is also offering a virtual Feldenkrais class through ODC - Click Here to see ODC's schedule. Classes with Carolyn are $9 each.
Dr. Erin Danowski-Shea, ND, LAc3689 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 570-9142
Erin Danowski-Shea - Parent
Naturopathic primary care and Chinese medicine for the whole family, practicing in the heart of San Francisco.
Since 2010, Dr. Danowski has served communities across the country with the best in Naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture. Her holistic approach involves thorough investigation to determine the root cause of symptoms and establish long-term wellness. Treatment plans are tailored entirely to the individual patient and may include homeopathy, botanical medicine, diet counseling, stress reduction techniques, yoga and meditation instruction, and acupuncture. Dr. Danowski treats people of all ages with expertise in women's health and hormonal balance, gastrointestinal conditions, autoimmune disease, and integrative cancer care. By working together, the goal is for you to develop a strong sense of overall well-being, and to become a happier, clearer, more vibrant version of yourself.
COVID-19 Response: Dr. Danowski is accepting new patients for telehealth appointments. She is offering a 10% discount on supplement purchases through Fullscript, and online medicinary (Mention SFWS Professional Directory)
Dr. Peter Goldman, DC220 Bush Street, Suite 305
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 793-8030
Peter Goldman - Alumni Parent
Patients fly from all over the world for healing of their digestion, circulation, nervous system, glands, immune system, musculature, etc. Info and online booking at sfgoldman.com
Inbar Sarig Manual Therapy3150 18th street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Inbar Sarig - Parent
Manual Therapy for orthopedic conditions, soft tissue and joint mobilization.
Mary Johnson1199 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 550-2440
Mary has a homeopathic family practice in Noe Valley serving children and their families for both chronic and acute conditions. She is bilingual in Spanish.
COVID-19 Response: From Mary: "I do appreciate the opportunity to be available to any in need of health support in these times. As such, I've continued my homeopathic practice as usual switching all appointments to remote visits, either by phone or video, and getting remedies to people in a variety of ways. For the time being, I am also extending care on a sliding scale basis to any who find themselves under extra financial hardship."
Mc Cabe Family Acupuncture1015 Battery St, Suite B 94109
San Francisco, CA 94111
Paula Mc Cabe - Alumni Parent
Paula has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1997 when she became board certified in the state of California. She attended acupuncture school in San Francisco at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where she graduated with a masters degree in Chinese medicine in 1996. Before that she worked as a certified massage therapist since 1986 and completed her training at the Amma Institute in San Francisco and the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley.
Paula has continued her study of Chinese medicine since graduating through working with renowned practitioner Bick Jane Tang who specialized in fertility issues. She has also studied with Susan Johnson L.Ac. since 1998 and continues to attend her classes to deepen her knowledge of Master Tongs acupuncture points and method. Supporting her patients through her deepening knowledge of acupuncture and helping them enrich their lives and health through holistic methods, diet and nutrition is Paula's ultimate goal. Paula grew up in Ireland with a father who was an engineer and a mother who was a teacher. This led her to be inquisitive and practical in her approach to life and has helped her in her work with patients to find a solution to issues they have to improve their health and quality of life. In her spare time Paula loves to hike, garden and cook as well as spend time with her two almost-grown-up children and her husband of almost 30 years. She lives in San Francisco and is one of the lucky people to live on the Napier Lane on Telegraph Hill on the last wooden walkway in the city surrounded by plants and the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill.
Community Discount: 20% off for SFWS (Mention SFWS Professional Directory)
Mothercraft Midwifery1300 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Phone: (415) 793-6728
Kara Engelbrecht - Parent
Kara is proud to serve women and mothers in the San Francisco Bay Area with individualized prenatal, birth, postpartum, and well woman care.
Kara's path into midwifery started with a tattered copy of Spiritual Midwifery that she inherited in her first pregnancy. As a new mother of two young children she continued to collect volumes of birth stories and stacks of text books which led her down the road to midwifery. Blending practicality and passion, midwifery allows for her care to be curated to the individual needs of each woman. Kara now has two teens and a lovely homebirth practice full of new and repeat families. Through years of holding birth, Kara has amounted a wealth of trust and love for babies and women, and their ability to birth.
COVID-19 Response Plan: Kara's homebirth practice is being offered the same as ever. She does all lab testing and genetics at her office where she can maintain a super clean environment. From Kara: "For folks who are wanting to avoid the hospital and labs, we are a perfect fit."
Reiki MasterRichmond District
San Francisco, CA 94121
Michele McArdle - Parent
Treat yourself to the amazing gifts of Reiki Healing Energy....
Reiki is a Japanese method of hands-on healing. Reiki practitioners are trained to channel Reiki energy to others through the palms of their hands. This vital energy activates the natural healing processes, detoxifying the body of both physical and emotional blockages while bringing deep relaxation and peacefulness. As blockages are released, balance is restored, allowing you to return to your own optimal state of harmony, health and fullness of well-being. If you seek relief from or help with insomnia, anxiety and depression, chronic pain and injuries, immune support, fertility issues, grief and loss, releasing addiction, overall happiness and recovering joy, or wherever you are on your healing journey, come give Reiki a try...it might just change your life!
Community Discount: 50% off your first session (Mention SFWS Professional Directory)
Sofia Skin Care & Electrolysis Clinic3548 22nd st
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 824-2125
Sophia Kleftogianne - Alumni
Skin Care Specialist, Electrolysis permanent hair removal.
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