meet the team
Deana Brooksher D.C.
Deana Brooksher, DC graduated from Boston College with an English and Communication major in 1988. She worked in the film industry until 1991. A skiing injury and an amazing Doctor of Chiropractic led her to Life University, where she graduated with the clinical excellence award in 1997.
She is level 3 certified for Network Spinal and currently studying the Master E level of this Quantum approach to healthcare and life care. She has Studied Functional Medicine since 1995 and uses kinesiology, supplements, herbs, labs and diet to assist clients to achieve the optimum level of health. Her first awakening occurred during a silent retreat at Yogaville in 1991 and she has been a yoga practitioner and instructor ever since. In addition to her full time chiropractic practice she has led retreats in the US and Mexico. Some of the programs she offers are: Radiant Health, Purification Program, Sugar Balancing Program, Inner and Outer Ecology Program, and Yoga for the not so young. She is currently the Owner and Directory of A Garden for Wellness in Clarkesville, GA. This Wellness center offers: Chiropractic, Massage, Nutrition, Yoga, Qi Gong, Pilates and stretching and strengthening classes.
licensed massage therapist
Tasha Grand, LMT
Tasha has been a licensed massage therapist since 1989 where she studied at IPSB (Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing) in San Diego, CA. She has had a private practice for many years as well as worked in different spa atmospheres. After a 10 year sabbatical to have children she has returned to her work. She practices Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish, Hot Stones, Prenatal and Lymphatic Drainage.
Vanessa was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to NYC to pursue Dance, achieving a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount Manhattan College. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2017 from Life University and practices Network Spinal and Somato-Respiratory (Body Breath) Integration locally and online.
Vanessa has a passion for inspiring others to heal themselves. She developed The Holistic Alignment Strategy, an online course for the modern superwoman struggling to find balance and fulfilment. She hosts in-person and online Beyond Breathwork classes to help reconnect the mind, body, and soul. She completed her 200hr yoga teacher training at Sol Yoga in the spring of 2022.
Vanessa has been a competitive powerlifter, world-renowned coach, and national level referee, previously holding American deadlift records and coaching many athletes at the national and international level.
When Vanessa isn't working with clients or teaching yoga, she is blissfully wearing her favorite hat of all, MOM, unschooling her daughter in nature as much as possible.
Registered Yoga Instructor
Candace Gay is a registered yoga instructor who completed a minimum of 200 hours of training with the Yoga Alliance (YA).
Becoming fit is not just about the physical body but also becoming fit in the mind and spirit. The postures open the door to really good stuff housed in the head. Each time she steps on the mat it's an opportunity to find wholeness. To erase her palette and begin again. Robin's classes are about alignment, breath and space. A place for each person to find those things in themselves to possibly deepen their self knowledge and get inquisitive about the journey. Robin is a Yoga Alliance 200 RYT
SilverSneakers Qigong Instructor
Cindy Dennis is a retired teacher and faithful patron of A Garden for Wellness, where she studied Qi Gong for 5 years. She is excited about her journey into teaching this 5,000 year old Chinese healing system.
Registered Yoga Instructor
Meghann began her true Yoga journey in 2017. It first began as a physical practice that turned much deeper….a spiritual way of life. Particularly Kundalini Yoga practices spoke to her heart when introduced by teachers Tommy Rosen and Kia Miller. Never had she experienced a practice that could expand her consciousness to the Divine and access her True Self in such a short period of time.
After practicing Kundalini for a few years led her to want to share this beautiful experience with her community. This prompted her to get her 200-HR RBY Teacher Training Certificate thru Kia Miller the founder and director of Radiant Body Yoga. This practice has it's roots in ancient Kundalini and Tantric traditions which include a combination of asana, kriya (specific sequences), breath, meditation, mantra, relaxation, and contemplation. Meghann is excited to share RBY which is designed to move you through stagnant energy, elevate your frequency and awaken a greater state of connection and consciousness.
Charlene has been a yoga practitioner for 18 years. She considers herself an outdoor enthusiast, bibliophile entrepreneur, and student of yoga. She is an E-RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher and is working on completing her 800 HR Yoga Therapy Certification & 300 HR YTT. She has completed her Hatha Vinyasa Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training with a focus on Breathwork and Meditation.
She also completed a Yin Yoga Teacher Training with continuing education with Bernie Clark's Yin Yoga for Your Body. Charlene is also certified in Y12SR. She is constantly finding ways to increase her knowledge of all things yoga, breath work, and meditation. Charlene also has a keen interest in the study of death and dying & has completed a couple of courses with the School of Thanatology & Doorway Into the Light as prerequisite courses to become a Death Doula.
She believes with understanding, hard work, and unwavering intent, any dream an individual has can come into fruition. In her free time, you can find her on a trailhead with her dogs, reading, cooking, studying yoga & functional movement, and spending time with her family and close friends.
Certified Pilates Instructor
Maria is a NASM certified personal trainer, a Power Pilates 600 hr Full Comprehensive Certified Instructor, a Professional Ballroom and Latin dancer for over 15 years (1999- 2014), and she is Stretch Therapy Certified and Red Cord Trained. She has completed additional certifications in Myofascial Movement from Tom Myers, and Corrective exercise from NASM. Maria has been teaching Pilates since 2012.
Maria is patient, goofy, encouraging, and finds unique analogies to help her clients comprehend the movement and achieve their fitness goals.
Maria inspires her clients to shift the way they see their health, and their bodies. She is currently getting certified as a Health Coach through IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition). Her sincere purpose is to see her clients transform into their best selves. She goes beyond the session to encourage and support her clients to persevere.
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