Finding Balance and Harmony at Riverside Wellness & Enchantments
At Riverside Wellness & Enchantments, we believe in the power of holistic healing and the innate potential within each individual to achieve a state of well-being and harmony. Located in Milford, New Jersey, our center was born out of a shared vision among practitioners who are passionate about offering a sanctuary where people can experience healing on multiple levels – physical, emotional, and spiritual.
It’s time to expand and utilize the entire bottom floor of the historic Jameson House at 23 Bridge Street. Riverside Wellness & Enchantments is a collective of holistic professionals with a wide variety of modalities to serve the community. This energetic entity is a beacon for like minded people to gather and learn from each other to raise our vibration and make the world a better place. Have you heard the Beatles song, “The Long and Winding Road “? That title reminds me of how Riverside Wellness & Enchantments has come about. I am an intuitive energy healer with a passion to bring wellness to my community. My spiritual journey has brought me here to Milford, NJ. Riverside Treasures & Enchantments has evolved through the years to become not just a shop, but a metaphysical sanctuary that has been offering healing sessions, readings & classes. Come join us!
Love & Light,
Meet The Practitioners
Andrea Fox - RYT 500 has been sharing the yoga practice since 2008 after her first certification training in Yandara, Mexico. As with any practitioner, the practice of yoga is ever evolving and offers an opportunity to explore the divine self in a unique and authentic manner. Since beginning the study and practice of yoga in 2001, Andrea has attended various trainings and received certifications in Restorative and Yin yoga, Vision Quest- Solo time in nature, Hatha yoga with an
Iyengar influence, and Sattva Yoga in Rishikesh, India, as well as many advanced trainings in yoga, meditation, and mindful practices. Sattva yoga originates in India as originated and taught by Anand Mehrotra, gracefully and vibrantly fuses authentic yoga philosophy with breath, movement or postures, kriyas [similar to kundalini yoga], mantra, and meditation.
Julia Ferris has been working in the healing arts for 33 yrs as a licensed massage therapist, specializing in hospice care and oncology massage, and since 2019 also a yoga teacher. Prior to 1990, she worked in the natural foods industry and was a NPC competitor and champion, but due to injuries from weight lifting, she retired. It was then a friend suggested she accompany her to Kripalu yoga, and since then she has had a practice of yoga. Along the way in her massage practice, she witnessed the healing ability of Iyengar yoga in clients with severe injuries. It seemed to her that Iyengar yoga did the impossible; it healed injuries that she thought of as beyond repair. So impressed with its healing abilities on the human body, it wasn't long before she became an Iyengar devotee. Today, Julia teaches Gentle Yoga that is "Iyengar inspired" with the intention of wholeness, harmony, and healing. This slower paced practice offers a well supported practice including movement and breath. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga
Maureen Bender is a life coach, intuitive and spiritual healer in the Ursai Royoka Reiki lineage. Maureen’s intuitive healer heart centered consciousness helps raise vibrations for both the healer and the client. This approach clears and grounds us in our calm center, raising the energetic vibrations. Allowing transformations to occur.
Sara Villani is a Vitalist clinical herbalist and writer. She specializes in managing chronic disease, our bioregional (local) plant medicines, and astrological herbalism. Her holistic approach blends medicinal plants and spiritual practice.
April Morecraft is certified with a masters degree in the Usui System of Reiki. She is also an herbalist and creator of a home based, small batch herb business called Oak Root Herbals. April began her herbal studies with a farm-based foundations course with Linda Shanahan of Bluestem Botanicals followed by a 3-year apprenticeship with herbalist, author and green witch, Robin Rose Bennet of Wise Woman Ways. She is currently studying herbal astrology with Sajah Poham of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism as well as Foundations in Anatomy and Physiology for Herbalists with Tammi Sweet at Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials.
As an herbalist and plant intuitive, Reiki sessions with April may include guidance on how to work with plant magic in order to release stagnant energy and balance and restore the chakras. April also teaches classes on working with plant medicine and magic for physical and spiritual vitality. She is looking forward to the opportunity to share universal life energy and plant magic with you.
Michael Thomas is an intuitive tarot card reader with over 10 years of spiritual experience. Michael utilizes this medium to provide you with life-changing information from God, that can help transform your life regarding any issue or concern.
Kirk Jones is a master sound healer and educator, founder of Evolvlove Sound Therapy and Evolvlove Sound and Light Academy. Offering regular sound baths since 2013, private sessions since 2011, and sound healing trainings since 2016, Kirk is honored to offer this work and assist your journey.
Karena has been an energy healer for more than 13 years. As a certified Reiki Master, she incorporates Reiki with crystal chakra balancing. She is certified crystal practitioner & a graduate from the Sacred Center school of healing arts. There she learned how to combine sacred geometry with Peruvian energy healing, as well as, kinesiology and muscle testing. She also incorporates indigenous shamanic healing practices she learned on her travels to Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia.
Alex Gonzalez is a local artist that was given the gift of music at a very early age. He uses a variety of instruments to create and he is fascinated by the healing qualities of music and sound. Alex is a student of the Arthur Hull drum circle facilitation method and he is also member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild.
As early as 5 years of age, Amy knew she was different from others. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY, in a Victorian home and considered the spirits there part of the family. Her mother often saw her talking to a little boy, but they assumed it was an imaginary friend. As a teenager, she was dubbed the Little Witch by her friends, but it wasn’t until later in life that she decided to use her gifts to help others. Amy is an Intuitive, Medium and Empath. She is a Certified Reiki Master, Certified in Integrated Energy Therapy and is also a Paranormal Investigator.
Clare Bork graduated with her Masters in Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health & Sciences and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from CUA. Clare grew up in Hunterdon County working on a farm and always fascinated by the power of mother nature. After years of traveling and studying, she has returned to her roots to provide her knowledge to the community she calls home. Upon witnessing the incredible results of natural healing techniques, Clare felt there had to be more out there than solely western medicine. There are thousands of years of studies in holistic healing which for many decades has been overshadowed by the new world of science. While she understands the importance of modern medicine, she also knows losing traditional medicine could be detrimental to the future of healthcare. Therefore, Clare undertook the start of what has now been a ten-year study in bridging traditional and modern medicines for the ultimate healing experience. Clare hopes she can provide Milford and the surrounding communities with relief in chronic pain, respiratory issues, medication side effects including chemotherapy, and emotional symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and further diagnosis in the DSM 5.
Laura turned to yoga in 2010, looking to learn meditation techniques to quiet the mind and hoping that the “exercise part” of yoga wouldn’t be too awful. Surprise! She fell in love with both the physical movement and spiritual philosophy of yoga, and eventually chose to embark on teacher training path. In 2017, Laura received her 500 Hour RYT Designation from the Yoga Alliance after training at Yoga Loka in Frenchtown and has been teaching since that time in Warren and Hunterdon County. She continues to take teacher training classes with further specializations in Restorative Yoga and Chair Yoga. Laura studies tantric meditation practices in the Sri Vidya lineage and feels that this path of study is fundamental to her personal yoga practice and her teaching techniques. Laura believes that yoga is for every BODY - every body shape, size, type, age, and ability. She teaches an adaptive class suitable for all levels, and is especially passionate about modifying poses for those with chronic pain and a history of injury. Students are encouraged to observe and honor the body's cues in order to deeply relax and connect to the true teacher that lies within.
Leslee Penny, aka “Shaman Birdy” is a shamanic healer as well a sound healer, meditation instructor, and journey worker. She has three decades of experience in applying Eastern philosophy though leading spiritual development workshops, tai chi classes, hypnosis, and meditation circles. Her work is grounded in loving kindness
“Rumi” is a shamanic practitioner, board-certified endodontist in NYC, and a former Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at NYU with a private practice in the heart of New York City. Rumi has shifted his focus from healing through westernized medicine, to healing by expanding spiritual consciousness, and bridging the gap between "the Eagle and the Condor" - contemporary and indigenous communities in both North and South America. He brings a rich background of shamanic wisdom and knowledge studying under several shamans in both of the America’s. He is part owner of the Amaroo Sanctuary, a healing and teaching refuge in the Andes mountains of Ecuador. He offers multiple types of energy healings based on ancient Andean and Amazonion indigenous traditions - shamanic candle, egg and palm readings, Andean limpia (cleansing) ceremonies, reiki, and more.
Rhonda is a Psychic and Reader of both Oracle and Tarot cards as well as an instructor, and the founder of Northern New Jersey Tarot. She purchased her first deck of divination cards at age 12 and has worked with them ever since. Rhonda has studied Tarot with some of the most respected and accomplished readers, authors and deck designers in the Tarot community.
Conferences: 2022 WitchsFest USA; 2022 Emerging Paths – Between the Veils Conference; 2023 WitchsFest USA; 2023 Pagan Spirit Gathering; 2023 Harvest Gathering – Winds of Change
Publications: “Witch’s Sun Sign Series – Scorpio Witch”, Llewellyn (release date 2023)
Tarot Course: “Foundations of Tarot” 5-part course live via the online school, “The Magickal Path School” & in-person workshops
Office Location: Chester, New Jersey.
Karin has been a practicing and licensed esthetician for 22 years. Her practice began in
Northern California (The bay area) where she had the experiences of working in high end SF
and Marin County Spas. While working at Evo Spa in Mill Valley she was exposed to
Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic skin care and many other modalities of healing.
While living in Brooklyn, NY she obtained certifications in Advanced Aromatherapy, Reiki Level One, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Face and Ear Reflexology and currently pursuing a Polarity credential. Karin also has a face oil line, Avila Aromatics.
When not practicing skin care Karin is a devoted yoga and meditation practitioner, a “kitchen sink” gardener and crazy cat lady.