Practitioner Bios


Having shown interest in the spiritual world as an adolescent, Charmaine’s intuition elevated. During her formative years she began to learn about different topics surrounding spirituality. It was during this time that she began to dream about opening a holistic center.

Before The Open Mind Center was born in 2008, Charmaine raised a family and worked in the corporate world for many years. She has continued to study over the years. She is a Usui & Karuna Ki Reiki Master, Pranic Healer, Soul & Business Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor and teacher. Charmaine also has a diploma in Metaphysical Theology and Ordination. It is Charmaine’s goal to continue to promote wellness, mindfulness and awakening through The Open Mind Center.


Jana began using essential oils in the late ’90s as a natural alternative to over the counter medicinal products. As her interest in essential oils began to grow, she started creating products for friends and family.

Through the years Jana has made essential oil blends to relieve depression, muscle tension, water retention, headaches, and other common issues. She incorporates oils in everyday products like lip balms, soaps, lotions, bath salts, and household cleaning products. Jana completed her Aromatherapy Certification. She is a member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.



Having an extensive background in running and competitive tennis, Jane adopted a new path to health and fitness during her time in the Middle East. This is where she discovered Yoga, experienced its transformative power and became an avid practitioner.

She went on to complete her 500-hour Yoga course certification during her stay and now teaches the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification course. She currently teaches several types of Hatha yoga classes including Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Basic, Gentle, and Restorative. Jane enjoys using natural settings to teach her yoga and meditation classes. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, son, and black lab..




When Ilona started questioning her life she began probing into the deep layers of her soul on a quest to find meaning. It was then that yoga opened its door to her and she began a self-study. From the beginning of her journey, she was immediately intrigued and quickly realized that it would not be a passing interest, but something infinitely more profound Ilona found that yoga does not reveal itself all at once, but is to be discovered as you live it, one day at a time.

Yoga quickly became a way of life and she realized that she could not contain it and was meant to share it. For Ilona, the practice is similar to a bottomless container: the more you share, the more you have. And so she chooses to share!



Stella is an Integrative Holistic Nutrition Coach and a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. She educates, motivates, and empowers individuals to thrive in good health by helping those who don’t have time or may not know how to manage it otherwise. With her help, her clients are able live a balanced, healthy, and happy life.

Her approach is different than many dietitians, nutritionists, and health coaches in that she takes on a holistic approach to nutrition and not only focuses on the type of food going in your mouth, but takes into account many external factors such as relationships, career, and lifestyle that tend to take a toll on a person’s life.




Michael has been a sound therapy practitioner for over 10 years and is a member of ISTA (International Sound Therapy Association). He’s a published poet and has been creating poetry since childhood. Today, Michael performs his poetry pieces during live meditations and is currently the director of The Sound Ministry at Unity North Atlanta.




Tashawn completed her training at Atlanta School of Massage in Atlanta, GA. ASM is an accredited 750 hour course which consisted of an in-depth study of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology for massage therapy, PNF stretching, Swedish, deep tissue, spa therapies, reflexology and seated massage. Tashawn graduated at the top of her class.

Tashawn is a certified and Georgia State licensed massage therapist, she is CPR and AED certified by the American Heart Association and is student member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Her goal: The wellness and enlightenment of others through the touch of therapeutic massage.

Why You Need A Massage:
Massage or ‘Touch Therapy’ in all forms helps to soothe injured muscles, reduce pain, reduce stress, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation and promote deep relaxation.




Jody began her yoga journey looking to resolve pain from many years of running. After her first yoga class she immediately connected to the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that yoga brings.

She has completed her therapeutically-oriented RYT500 training and is dedicated to helping others find a yoga practice that meets them where they are right now, celebrating what they can do regardless of their physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges. Jody volunteers at the Shepherd Spinal Center and is also a Reiki Practitioner.



Abby is a Reiki Master, clairvoyant, and a medium. At a very young age, she was able to see and hear things that others could not. This led Abby to seek answers and learn through different healing modalities, such as Reiki. She became a Reiki Master in 2000, which also strengthened her channeling medium abilities.

Abby connects with guides, angels, and teachers to channel direct information straight from the source, helping others to break through and heal from their own blockages. Abby has learned that she is a vessel for divine guidance and has the spiritual tools she needs to thrive in this world.




Kristin is a naturally gifted intuitive who has committed her life to being a healer of the heart, mind, body and soul. Her passion is to touch the heart of those she encounters and to teach them how to consciously create their life through the understanding that every thought, word or action shifts the energy in their field and creates their destiny.

Kristin’s field of study includes training and certification in various concentrations such as psychic development, Intuitive readings, psychometry, picture readings, past life readings, psychic investigation, house clearings and blessings, soul rescue work, chakra balancing, body scans, psi scans, color therapy, inner light therapy and spiritual counseling.

Additionally, in 2011 she became a Reiki Master trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho line of Reiki. With this vast knowledge in all areas of metaphysics, Kristin is able to heal on all levels of the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies.





Penny holds a dual M.A in Peace and Conflict Studies and International Administration and Conflict Management. She is a Reiki Master, herbalist and a student of spirituality. Her work path has been eclectic and takes an interest in a wide array of topics.

She currently works in human resources but also teaches tarot, works as an intuitive and medium. Her hope is to educate and help heal others through her many talents and gifts.





Crissy brings a broad background of experience in which creativity and personal development are recurring themes. A published author and artist, she creates by connecting with the energy of her work through meditation. Crissy is professionally trained in various meditation techniques including light body, creative visualization, mindfulness and future visioning.

She recently obtained her Law of Attraction life-coaching certification and has logged over 200 coaching hours. Practiced in hypnosis, Crissy is currently working towards certification in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She also brings over 10 years of experience from her roles in the corporate world including coaching and managing teams, as well as developing and facilitating training programs.





Gailie refers to herself as a “Spirit Weaver”. She is certified as a Shamanic Practitioner and Mesa and Pipe Carrier. It is her belief that the Spirit enables healing and her role it as “host” to the client requesting a session.

Her forms of healing modalities include Shamanic tradition, Shamanic journey, soul retrieval, and past life exploration. Gailie’s healing techniques include relaxation exercises, breath-work, movement, Reiki, guided visualizations, drumming, Art in Motion, and healing cards.




As a young child, Karl developed a general fascination for science. At age 19, Karl began his graduate studies in mathematics and physics, along with taking time to travel the world. During his stays in South Africa, Switzerland, West Berlin and the United States, he continued his studies which he then rounded off with general semantics, radionics, Reichian psychology, and orgone physics.

In 1991, he built the first orgone generator® (generator of life force) on the planet and one year later he invented orgonite®, which allowed him to make much smaller and much more powerful orgone generators®. He now builds and sell his generators all over the world and conducts workshops and seminars teaching others about life force energy, how to generate it and use its benefits to thrive.




Amanda is a Reiki Master and Therapeutic Touch Practitioner, Yoga Instructor (Registered Yoga Instructor/Yoga Alliance), Ayurvedic Consultant, Nutritional Consultant, and an Anti-Aging/Longevity Consultant.

Amanda has been a lifelong student of Mysticism, worked as a Reiki Master at SpaMoksha (Dr. Deepak Chopra’s licensed center) and a Nutritional Consultant for 10 years. Amanda has dedicated her life to helping others find radiant health and abundant joy in their lives.




Mitch began practicing Yoga in 1989. He started applying a series of poses known as the Sun Salutation as part of his overall exercise regimen. Years later (after 25 Peachtree Road Races), a freak sports injury led him to physical therapy and the use of Yoga poses to enhance his healing.

Mitch became so interested in Yoga for healing, toning, relaxing and generally increasing flexibility that he decided to learn to teach others. A 200-hr certified instruction, Mitch currently teaches Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Dudes and gentle restorative Yoga.