Lesley Baker Bowen grew up in Toledo, OH, and attended Start High School. She moved on to get her BA in Russian, while also studying music (piano, viola, and classical guitar) and completing pre-med requirements at Wittenberg University. During her time at Wittenberg, Lesley was also on the volleyball team and rowed on the crew team. Lesley then continued with her Masters degree at The Ohio State University in Occupational Therapy. She has been an Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) since 2007. Occupational Therapy has been a perfect stepping stone for Lesley in reaching her lifelong dreams of helping others in any way she can. Always drawn to a holistic approach to wellness, she has since become a Reiki Master and CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner, and uses many other modalities in helping herself and others along their wellness journeys. Lesley is very much looking forward to bringing a long time vision to life. As the founder and director of Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery, she is beyond excited to be working with great minds and open hearts while serving UT and the community!
Rebecca M. Przybylski, MDiv. Becky lives in Temperance, MI with her husband Josh and their four children. Becky holds a BA from BGSU and an MDiv from Ashland Theological Seminary. To continue to deepen her work in discernment and accompanying others in transformational and personal development work she became a Certified Integral Professional Coach, a Certified InnerLife Skills Enneagram Coach, and has completed additional training in Ignatian Spirituality as well. A holistic approach to overall wellness and the Contemplative lineage inform her life and work. Her work focuses on creating and facilitating experiential retreats, workshops and trainings; spiritual direction, consulting and coaching; facilitating mindful art experiences; and she has also worked for over a decade as a fitness instructor/coach.
A little about me...I have a nurturing heart and a love for supporting others in their healing. Even as a young girl I would pretend to take care of my Grandmother nursing her back to health. As I grew older I knew I wanted to do something to help others and that was when I made the decision to go to Massage Therapy school to learn to heal with my hands. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner, and I am truly grateful for this as it allowed me time with my mom before she passed on. From there I went on to become a Nurse, once again choosing to learn how to heal through Western medicine. I love being a Nurse and Massage Therapist because it allows me to apply these combined skills to care for others and assist them on their healing and wellness journeys. I feel drawn to Eastern medicine where the goal is to treat mind, body, and spirit through holistic practices such as energy work, meditation, connection, movement, breathwork, & sound healing. These practices are near and dear to my heart and I feel passionate about guiding others to use them as they can truly be life changing. I am grateful for all the education and training that has led me to where I am and yet I still have such a drive to do more. I have further broadened my scope of services, including a Board Certified Nurse Coach. I am grateful to have found a way to integrate and utilize all my skills while really getting to know clients on a personal level. Expanding even more, I am offering Grief Yoga classes at Holistic Hands. I have physically lost both my parents and older brother, and in the struggles of my grief I found myself searching for something that I couldn’t find. When I heard about Grief Yoga I went all in to study and learn the practice. Grief yoga class uses movement, breath, and sound to release the grief that lives in the body. It has brought me much healing personally, and I am honored to be able to offer it to you and our community.
Shauna Gilsdorf E-RYT-500, CVMT, YACEP, MHP, Reiki Practitioner, discovered her passion for the spiritual discipline of yoga at a young age. Born into a family who believed in the power of the mind/body/spirit connection, she was intrigued and compelled to learn all she could. Shauna is an experienced Himalyan Institute 500 hour teacher and a certified Vishoka meditation teacher (CVMT). She has studied the path of yoga with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Ishan Tigunait, Shari Friedrichsen, Sandra Anderson, and Judy Moulton. Her journey to the Himalyan Institute guided her to demonstrate the daily art of connecting to something bigger. Shauna believes the inner journey is the ultimate purpose of life and openly shares her wisdom while teaching from her heart. Her classes will be challenging mentally and physically in a genuinely caring and supportive manner. Shauna is a mother of four and is happily married to her best friend, Thad. Dedicated to a life of service, Shauna is a Mental Health Professional and works on an adolescent psychiatric unit. Constantly inspired by her teachers and students, Shauna continues her study of yoga as she believes the best teachers remain lifelong students.