inSpirit healing arts 2019

Our Family

Erica L. Miller

Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master-Teacher,

Meditation Guide, Intuitive Channel

ERICA MILLER is the founder of inSpirit healing arts. Erica is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Reiki Master-Teacher, Meditation Guide, Intuitive, Channeler & Teacher. 

Erica's bodywork training was obtained at the Acupressure-Acupuncture Institute in Miami, FL, & the Shiatsu Clinic & School in Iowa City, IA. The beloved Reiki Master-Teacher, Gia Govinda Marie, attuned Erica to her energy work. For over 25 years, Erica has practiced meditation and has been teaching meditation for over 15 years. 

You can find Erica teaching massage and other modalities at our home at Bliss Yoga Studio, at the East-West Massage School in Iowa City and various locales throughout the nation. 

In other pursuits, Erica received a B.B.A. in Finance from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. In current pursuits, Erica is currently pursuing her 200-hour yoga teacher designation through SOAR yoga, as well as her Level I ParaYoga certification, under the tutelage of Yogarupa Rod Stryker.

Willow Pogue

Willow Pogue

 

Meditation Guide, Reiki Master-Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist

WILLOW POGUE seeks to uplift the world by helping people recognize their innate wholeness, embrace their individuality, and live powerfully. Willow will help you develop a deep and authentic relationship with yourself, which naturally enhances your own experience of clarity, wisdom, and healing.  Willow believes that a truly joyful and deeply fulfilling life is within your reach, just waiting to be embodied. Through meditation, yoga, and energy healing, you will uncover the marvelous self that has always been within you. 

 

Since 2015, Willow has devoted herself to the study and practice of living a wholesome life. From ancient wisdom traditions to cutting-edge research, she bridges perspectives in order to bring you the most profound and effective practices. 

 

Meditation

The true power of meditation comes not from its study, but from its embodiment. Willow steeps herself in meditation as a daily practice, in addition to deepening her understanding  through annual silent retreats and studying directly under her teachers Pujari and Abhilasha in Utah, who lived with and studied under renowned gurus BKS Iyenegar and Osho in India.

 

Energy Healing

Willow specialized in Energy Healing throughout her Integrative Massage Therapy education and dove even deeper after completing the program. She studied Reiki and intuitive energy healing under her teacher Mary Thompson in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, eventually becoming a Certified Reiki Master-Teacher herself. Willow’s energy healing has also been informed by her experiences with the ancient Tantric lineage ShivYog and other timeless wisdom traditions. 

 

Massage Therapy

Willow graduated from the 1000-hour Advanced Massage Therapy Training Program at East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts in 2016, focusing her studies on Swedish Massage, Shiatsu Bodywork, and Energy Healing. She individually apprenticed under Dede Dancing, renowned Massage Therapist and owner of Dancing Prairie Massage Therapy College, to further master the art of therapeutic massage. Willow has supervised and instructed students at several massage therapy schools, including East-West and Dancing Prairie. 

 

Yoga

Willow is currently enrolled in a 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training taught by Samantha Kollasch, co-owner of Bliss Yoga Studio in North Liberty, Iowa. She also studies under world-renowned Yogarupa Rod Stryker and is progressing through his advanced 300-Hour ParaYoga Master Training Certification Program. 

 

Contemporary Sciences

Willow attended two years of education at the University of Iowa, focusing her studies on the body and mind. She embraced the study of anatomy, pathology, biology, and psychology in order to better understand and integrate the cutting-edge perspectives of modern science and academics.