Cara Jolly, LAc, MATCM, Diplo. OM
Cara is the owner of GenerateShen Wellness. She graduated with highest honors from Yo San University and holds a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She also is a Certified Facial Acupuncturist.
Cara earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, subsequently conducting research at UIC and NYU alongside prominent clinical, cognitive, social, and political psychologists. Though she enjoyed clinical research, Cara realized she preferred to focus on the whole human, and her desire to help others directly by addressing health and well-being in a holistic context led her to become an acupuncturist and herbalist.
Cara remains grounded in the scientific method due to her years of experience as a researcher, and she is a passionate advocate of the importance of integrative medicine in our healthcare system. In her treatments, she explores the mind-body connection, emphasizing how stress and emotions can directly affect physiological health. Cara also views communication between practitioner and patient as an essential component to successful treatment, and she prioritizes explaining acupuncture and herbal medicine and answering any questions her patients may have.
John Cheung, LAc
John began his study of the human body at Santa Monica College, with a degree in human science and arts studies. He continued his education at Dongguk Medical University of Los Angeles, where he earned his master's degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine.
John practices Cosmetic Acupuncture holistically and treats his patients with an internal-external imbalance approach. His extensive background in neuromuscular and psychological disorders combined with years of experience allow him to craft acupuncture treatments from both singular and multidisciplinary approaches, individually geared toward each patient's path to recovery.
John also believes in the importance of collaboration to achieve optimal health and wellness, including working with other practitioners to develop custom treatment plans.
Elizabeth Rhee, LMT
Upon graduating from California Healing Arts College in 2011, Elizabeth immediately started her practice working at a chiropractic office in Beverly Hills, CA. There, she developed a passion for helping people manage pain and immobility through Deep Tissue work, Trigger Point Therapy, and Therapeutic Massage. She is trained in other modalities such as Swedish, Prenatal, Sports Massage, Shiatsu/Acupressure, and customizes each session to meet her clients' needs. Elizabeth is in the process of getting her Myoskeletal Alignment certification, as well.
Allan Barillas, LMT
Allan is a graduate of the Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi), where he was trained in deep tissue and sports massage, with a focus on Russian Medical Massage. Allan uses various techniques such as cross fiber friction, trigger point therapy, cupping, and active release stretching in his treatments. He is considered a "body mechanic" by his clients due to his unique technique and intuitive ability to get to the root of musculoskeletal issues. He is also a Level 1 Reiki healer and has also attended California State University Northridge where he studied kinesiology.
Wendy Obstler, C-IAYT, RYT500
Wendy is a certified yoga therapist, pre and post-natal yoga instructor, and a fertility yoga expert. She attended the Yoga Therapy Rx Program at Loyola Marymount University and then continued on to fulfill her 14-month clinical internship with Sherry Brourman and Leslie Kazadi at Tensegrity Center for Yoga Therapy in Santa Monica, CA.
Wendy has been teaching yoga since 2005 and practicing even longer. For over a decade she has worked with countless women and couples struggling with fertility challenges and pregnancy loss, repeatedly witnessing the powerful benefits of yoga on fertility.
Having used the practice of yoga therapy to successfully manage her own severe lumbar disc herniation, Wendy is inspired to share the transformational qualities of yoga with individuals in chronic pain, healing from injury, post-operative rehab, and as an awareness tool for injury prevention and creating mindful body mechanics.
Wendy is a proud member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance, Ambassador of Strong Yoga®4Women, and co-founder of Living Lēla, home to Soulful Conceptions™ (Complete Mind-Body Fertility Program)
Edward Ormandy, Reiki Practitioner
Edward is a certified advanced level Reiki practitioner. Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique, which Edward first learned from his father, himself a Reiki master. Witnessing from a young age the positive impacts of Reiki served as the driving force for Edward to pursue his own path as a Reiki practitioner.
Reiki is administered by placing hands on or over the body’s many different energy points to allow energy to flow through the practitioner, in order to help bring the patient balance, reduce stress, and promote healing.