Holcomb Johnston, ND & Katie Cook Bretson, LAc
Owners of Enso and working side-by-side since 2010
Holcomb holds her doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and is licensed as a Naturopathic Physician in Montana. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in environmental policy; attended the University of Montana for her pre-medical education; and studied botanical medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies. She also completed extra training in Homeopathy, Biotherapeutic Drainage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Holistic Pelvic Care™, and Reiki. Outside of work she is a mother of two spirited girls who teach her profound lessons daily.
Katie has masters degree from the Academy of 5-Element Acupuncture in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has practiced massage since 2006. She has studied several modalities of healing including Somatic Experiencing, Structural Integration, movement education, and is trained as a Doula. If she's not at work you'll likely find her outside exploring the mountains, in the garden, kitchen or practicing yoga.
Shelby Whitmore, LMT
Shelby has been practicing massage since 2008. She received extensive amounts of training in myofacial release, Neuromuscular therapy, and sports massage which she refines into her own practice. Shelby enjoys deepening her knowledge while treating challenging chronic imbalances, specific acute injuries, and recovers bodies by supporting innate healing from a holistic approach.
David Wise, LMT & yoga instructor
David has been a farmer, a carpenter, a metal worker, a potter, a painter, a mason, and more. He has always worked with his hands and body, and the story of these movements have been patterned into his body. David believes strongly in empowering clients to recognize the patterns they etch into their bodies. He also understands the courage necessary to be an active participant in both pain and healing along with the humility in knowing neither one of these will always be completely in our control.
Thomas Schieffer, LMT
Thomas is trained in both Chinese and western herbal medicine and is a seasoned Shiatsu practitioner. He studied at the schools of esteemed herbalists Michael Tierra (East West School) and Paul Bergner (North American School for Clinical herbalists). He learned the ancient art of pulse diagnosis from Lonny Jarrett. For Shiatsu, Thomas studies with Master Shunji Morimoto and is certified with AOBTA. He is also an Iyengar trained yoga instructor and Qi Gong instructor.
Julia Bond, Lac
Julia works with the natural laws and rhythms of Qi energy to address the root of imbalance using Classical Five-Element Acupuncture and Plant Spirit Medicine. Acting as a vessel to unlock the medicine and healing already within you, her practice is oriented around the integration of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Holding a four year masters degree from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture and nationally board certified, her work is rooted in ancient wisdom and adapted to our modern world.
Lynn has over 15 years of experience in both treatment focused and relaxation massage. Her strength as a therapist comes from blending therapeutic work with self-care and relaxation techniques. By using range of motion techniques to loosen muscles at the attachments she creates longer lasting results without over stimulating the body. She has a personal vision to not only provide massage services, but also to educate the community on the benefits of massage, doula services, natural healthy living and self-awareness. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Ayruvedic medicine.
Tona graduated from the California College of Ayurveda in 2008 and immediately furthered her studies at Rasa Ayurveda in Kerala, India. She then co-founded Vital Living Ayurveda in Nevada City, CA. Tona is a mother to a lively 5 year old daughter, and is passionate about offering Ayurveda and dietary counseling in a realistic, comprehensive fashion. Tona strongly believes health stems from proper nutrition and that you are what you eat. The unique and powerful body therapies of Ayurveda changed her life and she know it could help change yours too.
During the past 25 years, Heidi's journey has led to her personal and professional evolution and transformation. During these years, she learned through witnessing others, and her own process, of how the mind and body are deeply connected. Her offerings include: teaching the self-care techniques of Arvigo Maya Abdominal massage, working with trauma that is held in our bodies by using Somatic Experiencing that integrates restorative healing modalities including Heart-Centered hypnotherapy, and Breathwork – that supports the quest for wholeness on all levels of being.
Shawnee Spitler, JD, CPC, SEP* (*pending)
Shawnee has dedicated her career to social and personal change. She earned her Coaching for Transformation certification at Leadership that Works. She tailored her training with advanced study of Embracing the Shadow, Spirit Led Coaching, and True Purpose. She also completed an 18-month Vipassana (Insight) Meditation course and is currently in her second year of training with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Shawnee is uniquely experienced in focusing on whole life transformation-professional, personal, in-service, creative & spiritual-especially for those with a social conscience and creative spirit.