About Us

Welcome to Sacred Roots Healing!

We are a group of body workers (yoga teachers, licensed massage therapist, and shiatsu practitioners)  committed to helping people be and feel their best.

Our Mission:

  • To bring the ancient art of yoga and healing touch to our community.
  • To make the ancient art of yoga and healing touch accessible and affordable to all.
  • To offer a variety of unique experiences to help our busy community slow down and tune in to their own inner wisdom.
  • To practice compassion for all using the ancient art of yoga and healing touch.

We are body workers (yoga teachers, licensed massage therapist, and shiatsu practitioners) committed to helping people be and feel their best.

Sacred Roots Staff

Meet Us:

Jen Parmentier Yoga Teacher, 5-Element Shiatsu Practitioner, Addiction Counselor, Educator/Advocate

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5-Element Shiatsu Practitioner

Jen has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years and teaching for over 15 years. She received her 200-hour training in Iyengar-inspired yoga from Karuna in Northampton, MA.  She jumped right into teaching yoga to clients with both mental health and substance abuse histories as part of their progressive recovery program she was employed at. This experience largely informed the rest of Jen’s teaching. Feeling passionate about working with those who have suffered trauma, Jen further educated herself by becoming certified as a rape crisis counselor and an educator/advocate through the Department of Public Health. Felling the need to understand the effects of substance abuse further, she completed a program for addiction counseling. She worked supporting folks dually diagnosed in residential programs, a teen transition to independence program and as an outreach worker. There she ran empowering and inspiring groups for women struggling with mental health diagnosis, served as a human rights officer and engaged in many professional trainings such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and WRAP (wellness recovery action planning). She also enjoyed working as a Harm Reduction Counselor for a needle-exchange program where she provided therapeutic educational groups, HIV and Hep C testing and counseling, Narcan Training and connected folks with treatment options and access to social services. Jennifer also takes pride in her own recovery, recently celebrating 13 years of sobriety. She also enjoys supporting others through their journey of recovery using yoga and other healing modalities and relaxation techniques.

Jen helped co-create a yoga program called Finding Safety in Your Body and taught this 6-week course through the former Everywoman’s Center in Amherst. She also taught yoga, as part of a program for self–discovery called “Flip your script”, a course co-created with two college professors to help young mothers continuing their education from The Care Center in Holyoke re-write their stories about themselves. Jen has engaged in many other yoga trainings such as Y12SR, Yoga for Recovery with Nikki Myers as well as Prison Yoga with founder James Fox. She has completed a Vajra Yoga: Social Action Teacher Training for at-risk youth with the Lineage Project and Jill Satterfield. Jen has been a member of the Yoga Service Council; service work is at the heart of her practice. To take things to a new level, Jen completed an Aerial Yoga Teacher Training and enjoys the fun and support the yoga hammock can add to a class, the possibilities are endless.

Jen has a thriving bodywork practice having completed a 500 hour, 5-Element Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine Program as well as various Thai Yoga Massage trainings. Jen is a lifetime learner, always looking for ways to enhance and expand upon her already extensive knowledge of trauma, addiction/recovery, and PTSD and how yoga, bodywork, and energetic healing can improve quality of life. Most recently she has found the convergence of shamanic healing, martial arts, and yoga as she soon finishes a training incorporating all these techniques together, this work speaks to her soul in a way no other previous training has. Continuing her journey through education Jennifer is completing her Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Holistic Healing in Mental Health and Recovery and is looking to continue on to graduate school for social work. 

Jen has a thriving bodywork practice, she completed a 500 hour, 5-Element Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine Program as well as various levels and types of Thai Bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage Trainings. A treatment with Jen will leave you feeling relaxed, deeply nourished, rejuvenated, grounded, and balanced. Drawing from her substantial knowledge of body and mind healing, she accesses her skills to help improve your health and vitality with suggestions of herbs to incorporate into your life as well as breathwork (pranayama), yoga, and self-care practices, all to support you in your journey to wellness. Jen enjoys making massage accessible to everyone and has joined her partner Steve, a licensed massage therapist, to offer a weekly restorative yoga with massage class as a way to make both yoga and massage affordable to all. Jen is available for bodywork and private yoga sessions or an amazing combination of the two. Call/Text 413-426-3983 to schedule.

 

Steve Fleury LMT 

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Steve Fleury has been practicing massage since 2005. His focus on deep tissue massage benefits all clients who work in a demanding profession, especially athletes. He is an avid cyclist, swimmer, and horticulturist (holding a degree from Umass Stockbridge).  Since 2014, with the birth of his son, he has deepened his ability to tune into the body and understand the underlying issues that reside there. His diverse experiences as a LMT include work at Tanglewood, pamper the band documentary series, corporate events, volunteer work at local community events, as well as many individual clients. He allows each individual the time they need to discuss what is happening in their body and tailors his massage accordingly. His gentle nature helps him intuitively listen to each client’s body.  Currently, he has joined with his partner Jen, a yoga teacher and shiatsu practitioner, to teach a restorative yoga with massage class weekly.

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Michelle Eastman has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She is a 200-hour certified Anusara-inspired yoga teacher. Click here to find her on Yoga Alliance. She teaches aerial yoga, gentle yoga for self-care, & yoga in nature.  Michelle offers shiatsu treatments, as she is a 500-hour trained 5-elements Shiatsu practitioner. She is an avid hiker who loves being in nature. As an educator and healer, she is eager to facilitate an amazing journey into yoga. Her intention is to create and hold a safe space for each student/client to dive deeper into themselves, to feel better in their body, and to dare to shine.