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Massage and Ayurveda

Massage Therapists, Counseling, and Ayurveda Practitioners at Yoga Central 

We would love to introduce you to the wonderful massage therapists and Ayurveda experts who offer services at our establishment. They offer qualified expertise and a variety of services designed to suit your needs! Check them and see how you can further rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul through the modality of a massage, Ayurveda, or both!  

An excellent massage therapist with vast experience, Amy Whitman

Amy Whitman

Amy has been practicing massage therapy for nearly 30 years, graduating from The Ohio College of Massotherapy in 1993. She is an Instructional Assistant at Stark State College in the Massage Therapy Dept. of Health Sciences.

Amy specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Relaxation techniques. Amy can also incorporate Myofascial Release, Cupping, Essential Oils, and the use of Thumper percussion massage and moist heat packs for deeper relaxation. Additionally, Amy is trained and experienced in Pre-Natal & Post-Natal Massage and Infant Massage Instruction.

Availability varies and is by appointment only. Amy can be reached at 330-323-4990.

Rhonda Kuster

Rhonda Kuster (E-RYT500) has a deep passion for, and dedication to, the art of yoga. She began her yoga journey in 1997 and continues to study with many of the finest yoga teachers in the country. Some of her principal influences have been Rodney Yee, Richard Rosen, Doug Keller, Donna Farhi, Richard Freeman, Tias Little, Tim Miller, Laurie Blakeney, and Karen Allgire.

In 2010, she completed the first accelerated training in NY as an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (UZIT) She teaches classes and workshops that integrate several modalities which include simple yoga movements, Reiki, essential oil therapy, breath awareness, restorative poses, and meditation. Rhonda is one of the Urban Zen Master Trainers for UZIT teacher trainings.

Rhonda took her first Sanskrit workshop in 1998 and fell in love with this beautiful language. She offers 'Intro to Sanskrit' workshops which make it fun and accessible to learn proper pronunciation of yoga poses and various yoga terms such as the yamas and niyamas, as well as traditional yoga chants.

She is an Ayurvedic Health Consultant and loves to share the ancient teachings of this elegant "Science of Life" based on the five elements.

She is inspired by her students and continues to find the awe and beauty of yoga with a beginners mind...always endeavoring to "keep her cup empty" and be receptive to what is happening in each moment. Her classes are an eclectic mix of styles and influences, usually with a focus on alignment, ease of mind, breath awareness, and yoga philosophy. She is delighted to share her practice and teaching of yoga with others to further ignite the vast joy and wonder of this beautiful art form.


All Practitioners


Ginger Rhodes: (330) 354-6453 (The Yoga Place)

Leigh Ann Wise: (330) 323-9185  (not taking new clients at this time)

Amy Whitman: (330) 323-4990

Linda Zifer: (330) 204-1977.  (Yoga Central)

Bethany Santos: (330) 309-3380 (Yoga Central)

Oviya Blackerby: (At The Yoga Place.  Book through Mike.  Currently no openings.)

Reiki, Sound, Therapy, and More!

Sally Liner: Cranial-Sacral Therapy (256) 465-1901 (The Yoga Place)


Danielle Lunce:  Reiki (330) 974-4967

Nicole Schoeppner: (Sound Healing with chimes, singing bowls, and gongs—the Lotus Room)

Gloria McAlister, M.Ed., LPCC-S, RTT: Counseling (330) 265-5058

“Good therapists are grown, not graduated.” For nearly 30 years Gloria has been studying everything from traditional psychotherapy to meditation, pranayama, restorative yoga, body-centered modalities, and a variety of energy work. She is a Reiki practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, and an explorer of spiritual paths. Gloria has also studied with Bessel van der Kolk on the effectiveness of body-centered modalities, including trauma-sensitive yoga, in healing from traumatic stress. She has trained in EMDR types of techniques. Gloria’s path has lead her to all the exciting breakthroughs in neurobiology that give new depth to bringing unity to body, mind, and spirit connections.


Gloria believes “you can’t teach what you don’t know.”  Her personal journey has intermixed with her professional journey and has become her way of life as well as her passion and her life’s work.  In the process of therapy she works in partnership with each individual to help them find their own right answers and directions. 


Counseling, body-centered therapy, EMDR, meditation and mindfulness, life coaching, yoga - based therapy

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