Meet The Team
Corinne is the sole owner and operator of Source On High. She has over 20 years of experience as a successful private health and wellness practitioner. Corinne has a high level of expertise and training from some of the best massage schools in the country. She has also studied yoga with some of the first generation Americans who brought the ancient healing practice to the U.S. Corinne's extensive training and travel have allowed her to work and visit many wellness centers/ spas in the US and abroad. Corinne has been running her practice in Lexington for the past 15 years. Corinne believes that the community of Lexington is ready and open to embrace a wellness center that truly incorporates the whole person. Corinne's business acumen is well founded from a BA in advertising and marketing with a minor in environmental studies from the University of Kentucky in 1996 where she graduated cum laude.
Liz came to yoga first for exercise, but soon discovered it was a great source for stress relief as well. Whenever she was stressed, she found herself heading to yoga class. Wanting to deepen her understanding of yoga, Liz studied at the Kashi Ashram in Atlanta under the guidance of Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati and the senior teachers. Here, she completed her teacher training certification and learned about all the ways yoga can affect your lifestyle beyond your physical health. Her teaching style is centered around welcoming anyone to yoga who wants to practice, no matter their experience or body type, and being kind to yourself and noncompetitive in class. Seva (sanskrit for service) is an important part of her yoga practice “beyond the mat”.
5 Element WU Xing Qigong Instructor
An array of life-time experience, combined with the study of biology at the University of Louisville, massage therapy at the Louisville Massage School and the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, traditional Hawaiian LomiLomi massage on the Hawai’ian islands, and the martial art of Shao-Lin Do, inspired Tonya Legér, LMT., MQP. to cultivate a more intimate relationship with the internal arts. She has since been a student and practitioner of Taichi, Xing-Yi, Bodhidharma I-ChingChing, Bagua-zhang, and Qigong, student of 65th generation Celestial Master (Tian Shi) Taoism and 16th generation Xiantianwujimien Qigong. She studied Medical Qigong in Atlanta, Ga., and is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner, as well as received her certification as a Qigong Instructor through the Rising Lotus Qigong in Atlanta, Ga. Tonya has a great enthusiasm for the many ways in which energy manifests itself, how we are influenced by it, and for the influence and potential we have regarding this energy. Her deep desire is to help bring a more seamless awareness to the beautiful interactions between the physical, mental, and spiritual in order to facilitate greater harmony and balance within ourselves, as well as in the world around us.
Tara received a BA in East Asian Studies from the College of William & Mary. She attended Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in British Columbia and completed a diploma in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® from the Canadian Acupressure College in 2004. Tara earned her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012. Following her graduation, Tara worked as an acupuncturist in Asheville, NC for several years and moved back to Lexington with her family in 2015.
I love introducing people to the timeless wisdom of Chinese Medicine- especially how it helps us find balance and self-awareness. My unique style of treatment is to combine acupuncture with other Chinese modalities including cupping and moxabustion, and to incorporate bodywork in each session with my additional expertise in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® and Chinese Tuina massage.”
Tai Chi Instructor
Jim Showalter IYFTCCA, ETC / Tai Chi Instructor
Jim started his Taiji journey in 1973 and has studied Yang style Taijiquan (and a few simplified or combined forms) with approximately 18 different teachers over the years. He has been teaching since the early 1980's. Jim is now studying and teaching Tradional Yang Family style. He has been a member of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association since 2002 and an Affiliated instructor for them since 2012. He is co-founder of Everyday Taiji Cooperative, L.L.C.
Besides training or teaching Taijiquan and Qigong with ETC, Jim has been the T’ai Chi Ch’uan instructor for the University of Kentucky Employee Wellness Program since 2008. Jim teaches in and around Lexington, KY and Georgetown, KY.
Sarah Varga LMT ESMT
I believe Massage Therapy is a true calling for me. I started my career as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania. I’ve been working as a therapist for the last 2 and a half years. I reallypride myself on my education. I completed most of my 600 hour training and received my diploma in Massage and Bodywork from School of Body Therapies. I earned the valedictorian award in my 250 hour Deep Tissue and and Anatomy Training class. I am certified in over 17 types of bodywork, as well as Equine Massage Therapy. I am pleased to be offering Therapeutic Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, and Reflexology. I also believe in educating my clients on what they can do to help heal themselves and keep their bodies in balance so they may remain pain free.
Joel began practicing yoga at age 12 when he discovered the book Yoga and Health by Selvarajan Yesudian and Elisabeth Haich at his grandfather’s house. At this early age he mastered yoga poses using only this book for guidance and continued practicing by himself on and off over the years. Many years later he found himself enamored with Ashtanga yoga and currently practices and teaches this vigorous form of yoga. He has earned a 200 Hr. teaching certificate and has studied under Sharmila (granddaughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) in India, Doug & David Swenson, Kino MacGregor, Ginger Garner, Amanda McMaine, and many other dedicated yoga instructors. Joel has studied and practiced Kundalini yoga and provides workshops in this energetic practice. He plays the harmonium for local Kirtan events.
Joel has earned an engineering degree, an MBA, and a Masters degree in Psychology. He is the author of the award-winning books Yoga in No Time at All and Leading Team Alpha.
Brent Purple Oliver
Brent ‘Purple’ Oliver is a modern mindfulness coach dedicated to helping people live happier, more authentic lives. He has over 15 years of study and meditation experience in numerous different styles and traditions. His investigations have led him to one firm conviction: If it works, keep it; if it doesn’t, drop it. Also, maintain a sense of humor, no matter what. So maybe two convictions.
Brent practices and teaches within Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness system, which joins the most rigorous and potent meditation techniques of the East with the latest cutting-edge Western scientific research. The result is a contemporary, highly-efficient meditation system that’s eminently practical and totally free of dogma. UM is a powerful and versatile regimen of mental fitness that works with any philosophy or none at all. Specific beliefs are not necessary.
This universal practice helps rewire the brain for happiness independent of circumstances. It’s been shown to ease insomnia, decrease stress and anxiety, promote overall well-being, and just sort of make you awesome in general. It can lead all the way to classical awakening or simply boost concentration, clarity, and equanimity so you can experience and enjoy life as fully as possible. The real-world benefits are endless.
Brent leads a meditation group at Source on High that meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. It’s free and open to everyone. He also offers one-on-one, personalized mindfulness instruction. Please contact him for rates and more information.
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