September 30, 2015

Our Instructors

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Ravenflower Dugandzic – E-RYT, LMT

Yoga Teacher Training Instructor and Owner of Orlando School of Therapeutic Massage & Yoga.

Raven has been practicing yoga for over 6 years and teaching for 4 years. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 10 years. In 2013, Raven founded Inspirit Yoga Studio, a welcoming space that offers an array of yoga classes, educational workshops, massage services, and a holistic boutique. She has combined her love for teaching yoga & massage to now grow into Orlando School of Therapeutic Massage & Yoga.

Raven has a passion to help guide people down a path of health & happiness removing limiting beliefs and holding a space of love and non-judgement. Yoga is one of many holistic practices that heals both the teacher and student in relieving pain physically, as well as emotional pain manifested due to negative thought patterns. Her goal is to share this body/mind awareness with as many people as possible and create a thriving holistic community. She is achieving this goal by continuously presenting & hosting educational workshops/events and proudly taking the position as President of The first Holistic Chamber of Commerce chapter in Orlando, Fl.

Her mission is to provide a welcoming & caring place in which students, instructors, and Orlando’s community can learn, heal, & grow in the art and science of Massage & Yoga!

 

Mary Samantha Reilly – BA, Adv Dip, LMT

Massage Certification Day Program Instructor

Mary has over 15 years teaching experience within the Holistic and complimentary therapies, and previously worked with West College Scotland as a lecturer teaching massage and other modalities. Part of her work involved delivering adult education within the Scottish Qualification Association.

Being a clinical Aromatherapist she has continued her teaching practices in Florida and has her own Aromatherapy school based in Orlando.

Before receiving her Bachelors degree in Tertiary education, she worked as a registered nurse in rehabilitation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tedy Narvaez –  LMT

Massage Certification Night Program Instructor

Before becoming a massage therapist of almost 20 years, Tedy Narvaez spent 3 years volunteering in several physical therapy (PT) settings while fulfilling his PTA prerequisites at SCC. He assisted in several areas of PT including rehab at Florida Hospital, pediatrics at Arnold Palmer Hospital, geriatrics at a retirement community, and sports medicine in Altamonte Springs. It was at that point in his life that he observed that the power of touch, intention, and a sympathetic ear all played significant roles in the process of pain management and recovery.

Tedy decided that PT was not hands-on enough for his interest, so he pursued Massage Therapy. He enrolled at FCNH, where he completed the Basic and Advanced Medical Massage Programs. Soon after graduation, his advanced instructor encouraged him to take a temporary position as an assistant in the massage clinics. What initially was a transitional teaching position, became a true calling. Within 3 months he was teaching massage clinics and assisting in the lecture classes. He found a passion for teaching that rivalled his passion for healing others. He taught at FCNH for almost 12 years and taught the Advanced Medical Massage program for 7 of them. He continued to develop and improve the curriculum and is proud of the fact that he graduated a select few ‘elite’ therapist each year. When asked what his goal is with teaching, he often responds with, “I teach to give them confidence, to inspire them in their chosen field, and to encourage a life-long passion for learning and self-growth that will remain with them throughout their lives.”

Tedy Narvaez, LMT has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998. He has achieved National Certification through the NCBTMB and has been associated with the FSMTA since licensure. As owner of Integrative Touch & Bodywork, he set out to achieve the same principles as his private practice: To facilitate the healing potential within his patients, to treat the patients according to their needs and to educate the public about the benefits of integrating massage into a medical wellness plan that focuses on self-awareness, stress-reduction, and preventative measures against pain and injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lisa Parenti

Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

Dr. Lisa Parenti is an anatomy instructor with many years of hands-on clinical experience and a working applicable knowledge of anatomy and physiology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida, and then her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta Georgia. She practiced for many years as a chiropractor in Nashville, TN, until she retired her practice and began her teaching career. She then returned to college for her Masters In Education from Kaplan University, and currently is a faculty member for several colleges and online universities.

She has been instrumental in helping students to get excited about their future careers and have fun learning along the way. She is passionate about breaking down information into understandable pieces and enjoys working with students to help them meet their career goals.