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 a licensed massage therapist for 12 years and a yoga instructor for over 8 years. She received her education at both the Florida College of Natural Health & The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

In 2013, Raven founded Inspirit Yoga Studio, a welcoming space that offers a variety of yoga classes & educational workshops. She created and currently teaches a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training Program and has graduated over 60 students. Her love for massage & yoga inspired her to expand Inspirit offering a Massage Therapy Program certified by the Department of Education. Orlando School of Therapeutic Massage & Yoga is now located inside Inspirit and focuses on providing a education for those wanting a purposeful and successful career as a massage therapist or yoga instructor.

Her vision is to continue expanding into a school of healing arts with a team of knowledgeable and gifted teachers.

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.

Her mission is to provide a welcoming & caring place in which anyone ready can come learn, heal, & grow in the art and science of Massage & Yoga!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tedy Narvaez –  LMT

Massage 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Teachworth – BSHons

Day Program Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

As a Franklin Method Educator, Certified Life Coach, and Integrative healthcare practitioner, Ann’s work all focuses on helping people understand and embody their design and function so that they can operate more fully and freely in their bodies, minds, and lives. Always intrigued by the “being” beyond the “doing”, the “why” behind the “what”, she’s invested her life into practicing and studying yoga, mindfulness, integrative health, body/movement dynamics, as well as communication and leadership development. She also has a BSHons in Psychology and Pre-med Sciences, is a Certified Life Coach, Franklin Method Educator, and has studied and practiced a number of energy medicine and integrative medicine modalities. Ann co-founded Trunamics.com with her husband, Lynn, to train and resource manual and massage therapists in an integrative approach to human body dynamics that encompasses not only the structural but also the functional and energetic aspects of the body. In all of her teaching, she moves participants beyond just informational learning to actual embodied experiences that leave them changed and empowered. She’s been traveling, training, teaching, and developing content for integrative and manual therapists all over the world with Lynn for 7+ years.

 

 

Peter M. Borrero – LMT
Bilingual English/Spanish Program Instructor
  Peter M. Borrero is an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist, with a strong academic background in advanced massage therapy and over 13 years work experience in clinics, SPA’s, chair massages, house calls, instructor, program director and business Owner at Massage Xpress Inc.
Working as the massage therapy lead instructor at Healing Hands Institute, massage therapy program director at La Belle Beauty Academy, education coordinator at Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers and massage therapy program director at Dade Medical College, allowed him to further develop and strengthen his communication skills.
Peter M. Borrero, is also certified on Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Foot Reflexology, Hot Stones, EMS and U/S.