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.



Nicole is an intuitive artist who has the ability to see your soul’s energy and the spirit world around you. She creates Soul Portraits to help you to see and to remind you of who you really are. This Soul Portrait is a healing tool and much more than a drawing on paper. It helps you to see your light.

Nicole has created more than 1500 Soul Portraits and Intuitive Readings over the past 19 years. She uses a mixture of clairvoyant visions and intuitive knowing along with communicating with angels, guides and loved ones. The readings can assist you in receiving guidance about your spiritual path, life changes, life purpose, relationships, career, angels and guides. The focus of her work is for your highest good and support.


Deniz is a licensed massage therapist, a medical intuitive and an energy healer, intuitive reader, psychic Medium, spiritual counselor and shamanic practitioner. She also has a B.A. in Psychology. Deniz specializes in therapeutic reiki massages, chakra balancing, crystal healing and deep pain relief. She has also taken levels 1 through 3 in Therapeutic Touch. Because she has studied the body, mind and spirit extensively, she is able to use many different healing modalities to assist you for greater well-being.

Deniz was born in Istanbul, Turkey and has also lived in Montreal, Canada. In 2012, she started opening up to her true self after becoming a Reiki Master. She also teaches classes including: The Goddess Awakening Ceremony, and Healing and Guidance with the Angels.



An anointed shaman, Dwight Harriman has deepened his relationship with Spirit through a melding of paths for many years.  Called by visions as a child, Dwight’s early mystical leanings ripened through long-time 12 Step study, religion, the study of anthropology and through shamanic practice. Part Cherokee, Dwight earned a degree in anthropology with honors from Georgia State University and has studied for years under different shamans.



Jeanine Morris is a local healer from Roswell, Georgia. She has spent the past 6 years studying herbalism, botany, and energy medicine. She has spent several years studying organic farming, food, and nutrition in California. She is currently receiving a certification in holistic nutrition, holistic therapy, and youth mentoring. She has a passion for macrobiotics and nurturing the wellness of our community as a whole.



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!


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.


Toyia Denise is a Life Transformationist, Toyia’s focus is transforming lives based upon spiritual principles, practices, protocols and universal laws; Toyia integrates these consciousness-raising concepts in every facet of her personal and professional endeavors. Toyia is a sought after speaker and conducts spiritual healing workshops, one–on-one coaching and Writing Wild Classes. Organizational Leadership Development at Gonzaga University. She also received a coveted Masters Certification in Servant Leadership from Gonzaga, University. Toyia completed her Spiritual Life Coach Certification from the renowned InnerVision Institute under the guidance and direction of Iyanla Vanzant on the Own Network Fix my Life Show.


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.



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.



Tangela, an intuitive reader, combines her clairvoyance with the assistance of spirit guides and angels, she’ll look into your lifetime blueprint of what is happening for you. She is a Psychic Medium, Reiki Practitioner, Life Coach and Hypnotist who also specializes in Cord Cutting. Tangela has a warm, accepting energy that will put you at ease, and a bubbly sense of humor that will keep you smiling.  Setting the intention for each session to be an experience that will help you to gain perspective on your current situation and be able to move forward with renewed inspiration, clarity and confidence. Tangela’s goal is to lead you into a path of transformation, full of self-empowerment, creativity, and most importantly healing  for your greater and higher good.


Lola has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years when as a teen, her mom dropped her off at the YMCA for yoga classes. Yoga has been a constant in her life, helping her manage corporate stress and long hours at a desk. Lola is fascinated with the body and its ability to heal and move, and enjoys adapting yoga practices to accommodate the body’s changes. She enjoys spending time with her family, working at a local public library, regularly walking the Roswell and Alpharetta Greenway, kayaking, and paddle boarding.  Lola completed her RYT 200 at the Open Mind Center and loves sharing yoga with others to help them relax and reset, ready to face a new day.



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.