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Wellness Services

Vibrant Living Through Integrative Wellness


Exhausted, stressed or dealing with long term illness? Experience a healthy mind and body through one-on-one assessment with skilled, caring holistic wellness providers.


DYC Wellness educates and transforms the lives of our clients with some of Dallas’ foremost experts in health, nutrition and wellness. DYC Wellness is a unique cooperative of experienced licensed health-care professionals utilizing innovative wellness approaches to complement personal health goals and facilitate life transitions. We engage a holistic body / mind / spirit approach to help you identify personal wellness goals and develop a health plan that fits your lifestyle. Choose from a wide variety of services that help you nourish, renew, de-stress and re-claim your well-being.

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  • MarkMark Hernandez - L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.


    Licensed Acupuncturist (Tx Acupuncture Board, NCCAOM)


    Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)


    Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (AOMA)



    Specialties: Dr. Tan's Balance method, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Men & Women's Health, Stress Relief, Allergies, Pain, Weight Control, Prevention of Illness


    Mark Hernandez practices Acupuncture and Herbology, he graduated with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin. He is licensed in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine by The State of Texas Medical Board (license # AC01388) and is a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine for the National Certification Commissions for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  He uses his knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine to preserve the old techniques, and help his patients with treatment and prevention of ailments through classic diagnosis and traditional methods.


    For more information, please visit dallasacuclinic.com

  • PhyllisPhyllis Richmond - MA


    Phyllis Richmond, MA, certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, has been teaching in North Texas since 1991. She teaches in the College of Music at the University of North Texas and offers private lessons here at the Dallas Yoga Center and also in Arlington. She also teaches summer workshops for singers and instrumentalists.


    Ms. Richmond is a member of both the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and the British Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). She is the Editor of AmSAT's professional journal, AmSAT News.


    ~ The Alexander Technique improves posture, coordination, and breathing by changing how you use your mind and body. Through a series of lessons, you become aware of your habits of tension and effort and instead learn to use the body with comfort and ease. Once you coordinate yourself with expansion and freedom in activity rather than compression or collapse, you can apply this skill to anything that you do. The Alexander Technique was first developed over 100 years ago and is recognized world-wide for its effectiveness.


    For appointments, call Phyllis at (214)769-4502. For more information, please visit www.alexandertechniquedfw.com

  • imgmbMichelle Bardwell

    Michelle Bardwell is a fixture in Dallas’ health and wellness community. Michelle began practicing natural medicine in Dallas in the late nineties. Over the course of ten years, Michelle traveled back and forth from Texas to France to learn about naturopathy from the industry’s leading professors. Internationally recognized aromatologist Patrick Collin taught Michelle the clinical use of essential oils and hydrosols, while Anne Portier trained Michelle in manual lymphatic drainage, Bach Flower Essences and Oligotherapy. After garnering a comprehensive education through these world-renowned professors, Michelle founded Flower Road, an alternative health institute based in Dallas, Texas.

    Michelle’s teachers played an integral part in her education and philosophy, but they also helped her to develop her signature approach. Flower Road’s unique method is based on the four Hippocratic temperaments and Pierre Francomme’s chart of the energetic properties of essential oils. This exclusive Flower Road treatment combines specifically chosen essential oils with traditional Swedish massage and the Vodder lymphatic technique. Flower Road also offers a line of organic, all natural, preservative-free skincare. Luxurious and effective, Flower Road skincare has been recognized by publications both locally and nationally.

    A natural and gifted teacher, Michelle enjoys teaching certified continuing education classes for professionals in Aromatherapy. She travels throughout the United States providing seminars and workshops for massage therapists, massage schools and spas dedicated to quality education. Michelle has also developed nonprofessional classes designed for anyone who wants to learn about European-inspired, clinical aromatherapy for daily use.

    Flower Road therapeutic grade essential oils, and other aromatic raw products, are organic and wild crafted when available. To ensure effectiveness and respect, we only work with a few distillers who are also dedicated to quality of product, Fair Trade practices and sustainability of the planet. We guarantee the highest quality ingredients in our hand crafted creams and elixirs with no additions of synthetics and/or preservatives. We act environmentally responsible through our minimal packaging and use only recycled papers and soy inks. Flower Road therapeutic grade essential oils, and other aromatic raw products, are organic and wild crafted when available. Flower Road products are available at the Mandala Boutique in the Dallas Yoga Center.

    Michelle  Bardwell, R.A.

  • KathleenKathleen Lohr - LMT, Ayurvedist


    Kathleen became enchanted with Ayurveda nearly thirty years ago when a fellow herbalist returned from Nepal and described the exotic form of healthcare practiced there. She immediately became a lifelong student of the world’s original and most expansive holistic health system, never imagining this passion was laying the foundation for her life’s calling.


    After enjoying careers as an industrial photographer and in the corporate world, Kathleen became licensed in massage in order to prepare for a scholarship in the Sri Sri Ayurveda Six-Month Residential Internship at the Arte de Vivre Ashram in Quebec, Canada. During this excellent and intensive program, she perfected the Ayurvedic Bodywork treatments, Marma Chikitsa and Pancha Karma techniques that form the basis of her work. Upon returning to Dallas, Kathleen established her practice and fondly named it “SweetOjas” after her favorite passage from Dr Vasant Lad’s Textbook on Ayurveda.


    ~ Experience the richly nourishing, herb infused base oils for Abhyanga and Shirodhara or the more subtle balancing essential oils and attars used in Marma Chikitsa. You will attain Nirvana with the sensual golden healing ghee of the rejuvenation treatments.


    For more details, www.sweetojas.com or call Kathleen at 214-507-4133

  • Dhananda HEad shot Dhanada Kulkarni - BAMS, RAS

    Dhanada Kulkarni - BAMS, RAS, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Master Yoga Therapist. She is also the founder of SohamAyurYoga, and a Vedic Astrologer and Vastu Consultant.

    Dhanada has been very active in promoting Ayurveda and other ancient Indian sciences at various forums in the USA over the last 12 years. She serves on the Executive Board of several organizations including AAPNA, and Kalidas Sanskrit University of Maharashtra, India. Also she has been on faculty for many Ayurveda and Yoga organizations.

    She is board certified from AAMA in the USA. She is board Certified in BCIM from AAIM in the USA. She has a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Indian ancient sciences. Added to this she has an inborn eagerness to serve all and a feeling of unity with all mankind.

    She is classically trained in Ayurveda with 5 year bachelor’s degree (B.A.M.S.) from India. She is a certified Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist from American Fitness Professionals and Associate (AFPA), USA.

    Dhanada has been honored with many international awards such Jivaka, Dhanwantari and Patanjali award by AAPNA for her Ayurveda and yogic research. Dhanada has been an international keynote speaker, presenter and panel expert for Ayurveda and Yoga related conferences and get together. 


    To set up an appointment please call 408-505-3852 or contact sohamayuryoga@gmail.com.

  • lindaLinda Sprague


    CPR FOR THE SOUL is a safe, simple, structured healing process for difficult life events (transitions, traumas, endings and losses). Linda teaches people how to access and utilize their emotional and spiritual intelligence. She is the listener and the witness. She is the guide and teacher who holds the sacred space for the healing process.


    Linda is certified in Trauma Resolution and Recovery and The Myers Briggs Typology Index and has directed the trauma recovery program at Re-Creating Your Future: A School for Life Skills. She has studied and taught metaphysical subjects for 30 years. Her twenty-year private practice in Dallas includes CPR FOR THE SOUL and GATEWAYS TO SYNCHRONICITY (western astrology and tarot reading for self-understanding).


    ~ When we set aside what we think we believe, we allow a difficult life experience to guide us through the labyrinth of suffering. There we meet our tender authentic core. We embrace compassion for self and marvel at our true emotions and our strength.


    For more information and/or appointments, contact Linda at stardoor@sbcglobal.net. Visit her astrology blog: www.lindasprague.com

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    Allan Vreeland - PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist


    Dr. Allan Vreeland began his career as a clinical psychologist on the faculty of the Division of Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Post-graduate interests included eight years training in Jungian Analysis.


    In the last 18 years, Dr. Vreeland has studied extensively with Tibetan masters of the ancient Tibetan Bon tradition in the United States and in Tibet. Dr. Vreeland has taught and lectured nationally on the topic of psychotherapy and meditation. Dr. Vreeland has maintained a private practice in Dallas since 1985.


    ~ Dr. Vreelands office is often described as a refuge, where growth and development can take place to answer the stressful challenges of the current world. He has extensive experience consulting with a broad variety of clients on issues from severe mental illness to high-performance coaching. His specialty is to bring the powerful meditation techniques of the ancient Tibetan tradition together with solid evidence-based techniques of therapy.


    For questions or appointments, call Dr. Vreeland at (972)381-7544.

  • ShandaShanda Eppinette, B.S., LMT


    Massage Therapy helps to improve the functioning of all systems of the body. Shanda creates a therapeutic session to treat the individual. Whether you want a session for physical, mental or emotional reasons, Shanda works to facilitate an environment where healing can occur. She helps create the "peaceful joy" we are all wanting to create in our lives...our bliss, our Anahat (sanskrit for Heart Chakra).


    Shanda uses an integrative approach to her treatments. She combines the therapeutic qualities of the various modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Hot Stone, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranio Sacral, Pre/Post Natal, Ear Candling, Reiki and Flow.


    "When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth."


    Call Shanda directly to schedule an appointment @ 214 549 9902 or for more information, please visit anahatamassagetherapy.com


    Liz Metrik  Liz Metrik, AAR


    Foot, Hand and Ear Reflexology is a scientific art based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet/hands/ears which correspond to all the systems of the body. The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger and hand techniques result in stress and tension reduction which causes a physiological change in the body.


    Liz has been practicing Reflexology since 1974. She was trained by Adano C. Ley and Dr. Margaret Berry, D.O., founders of Life Stress Research, Inc., Tyler, TX.  In 2010, Liz furthered her education by studying under the instruction of Bill Flocco, founder and director of The American Academy of Reflexology, Burbank, CA. She is a member of the Texas Reflexology Association and the Reflexology Association of America.


    "The study of the science and art of Reflexology became my catalyst in understanding the intricate workings of the human body. I am still in awe of how the reflexes on the feet, hands, and ears affect one's well-being. Subtle, gentle and substantial results are apparent with Reflexology. Passion is a gift and I feel that this passion has been given to me in order to help others in their physical, mental and spiritual homeostasis."



    CONTACT  214-616-9970 or email at hllmetrik@aol.com




    "If you have ever considered reflexology, I have the perfect practitioner for you. Liz Metrik is trained in the Flocco method by true healers and is now offering sessions at The Dallas Yoga Center by appointment. This is true reflexology - not just a foot massage - and Liz is an expert and a healer by nature. Deeply intuitive and compassionate, Liz will help clear up health problems and is a great and loving soul as well." ~  Eileen McKee







  • MaryMary Kimberlin - Certified Advanced Rolfer

    Rolfing is a way of restructuring bodies by gently lengthening, stretching, and loosening connective tissue (muscle and it’s wrapping) with a goal of better alignment, ease of movement and greater vitality. Benefits of Rolfing include heightened energy and awareness, increased flexibility, relief from physical pain, better posture, relief from chronic tension and greater ease in exercising.

    Mary Kimberlin is a Certified Advanced Rolfer.  She began her journey into Rolfing in 1991 when a Physical Therapist recommended it.  In 1999, she completed her advanced studies in Italy and Germany as well as additional training in both cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation. 

    Mary has been teaching both Iyengar based and Hatha yoga since 1986 and is a Certified Pilates instructor. She teaches Anatomy for the Dallas Yoga Centers advanced studies program as well as workshops focusing on integrating yoga and anatomy to create increased intelligence and awareness in the body.  For more information, please visit www.dallasrolfing.com. Call Mary Kimberlin at (214) 693-3764 for appointments or Email: mkmbrln@airmail.net
  • AhnAhn Burrows - Licensed Esthetician


    Anh was born and raised in a coastal town of Vietnam until moving to San Diego, CA in 1992. Needless to say, aside from skin care, the beach is one of her dearest loves. Growing up with problematic skin, Anh developed a strong interest in learning how to care for one's skin. This interest led her to pursue a career in the esthetics industry beginning in 2003. In 2006 Anh relocated to Dallas, TX and joined Riviera Spa where she focused on customized facials, microdermabrasion, and waxing services. Today Anh is providing her skin care services at the Dallas Yoga Center using the absolutely wonderful French product line called Yonka Paris. Anh believes that a person should strive to look and feel his or her best and is dedicated to helping her clients maintain and achieve their radiance.


    Contact Anh by phone: 214-606-0242 or email: skinbyanh@gmail.com

  • PattySandersPatricia Sanders


    Patricia Sanders, M.Ed. is a professional Vedic astrologer who received her Masters degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Patricia serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Vedic Astrology and is an Online instructor for ACVA as well as being a certified Vedic Astrology Coach (VAC). Patty has also been honored to receive the prestigious Jyotish Kovid award bestowed by the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS) in Chennai, India. Her focus is on personal growth experiences with her individual readings, workshops and seminars. She has worked in the areas of health, healing and wholeness for over 20 years with published research and articles on Vedic Astrology and Vedic Astrology Coaching.


    Called "Jyotish," or "the science of light," this powerful system can provide guidance and self knowledge for understanding the soul's journey, its purpose, potential and Divine gifts. Use of these profound insights can facilitate the navigation of life's challenges, internally and externally, by providing a Celestial Compass. This ancient system of knowledge affords a deeper appreciation of our own spiritual patterns and, importantly, our transcendent capabilities. To Live deeply and richly with some knowledge of our position in the Divine Plan can allow us to make peace with our past, choose our present, and work harmoniously to create our future. ~ Patricia Sanders.


    Patricia is in private practice at the Dallas Yoga Center and has a world wide clientele connected through telephone and travels. For more information, call (972)758-9383, email: starpath5@yahoo.com, or visit www.vedicastrologyservices.com