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Sumbody | Pilates & Healing Arts Studio | Santa Monica, California

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Healing Arts

Siri Baruc
Reiki Master

Big City Reiki
Siri has been practicing Reiki professionally for over a decade and been teaching for half that with her Mom who is also a Master. She works on clients of all ages and all backgrounds from pregnant women, cancer patients, athletes, actors, dentists and doctors. Siri initiates other practitioners into Reiki as well as teaches along side other practitioners. She finds deep joy in connecting people to Universal Life Energy and allowing them to have joy in their body, mind and life!

“Siri is a powerful healer that is not only in touch with the amazing energy that is, but, she’s in touch with herself. I’ve come to be inspired by her work and feel clarity, self-love, peace and warmth every time I have a session. I also feel like I’m able to meditate on a deeper and deeper level and I feel like it has become an essential part of my spiritual practice.” – Rachel Lynn, Pro-Vocalist

Don Lee
Orthopedic acupuncturist

Don Lee is an orthopedic acupuncturist who has extensive training and expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. His general practice integrates acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western
physical medicine and mind-body therapies, with an emphasis on pain management, nutrition, breathwork, and exercise. A diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, he also is board certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
(CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Qualified Medical Evaluator in the State of California. Among his professional activities, Don has served on the boards of both Yo San University and Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental
Medicine in Santa Monica, as well as the governing bodies of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics and the California State Oriental Medical Association. As an educator, Don teaches graduate-level courses in orthopedics, electro-acupuncture,
integrative therapies and composite diagnosis and in 2008 founded the Academy of Orthopedic Acupuncture. Don maintains office practices in Santa Monica and Woodland Hills.


Ellen Sevy
Feldenkrais Instructor

Ellen Sevy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts at the University of California-Santa Cruz in 1981. It was there she met Dancer and Choreographer Tandy Beal whom she worked actively with for the next 20 years, teaching and performing in North America, Europe, Hong Kong and Japan.

Performance highlights include work with Bobby McFerrin (Emmy Award winning PBS special “Voice Dance”; MTV music video “The Garden”), Frank Zappa (“Orchestral Works” puppeteer), Tim Burton (“Nightmare Before Christmas” movement model), The Baroque Dance Ensemble and The Baltimore Opera (“Candide”).

Ellen began studying Yoga in 1978 to augment and improve her dance skills, and soon after began teaching this new discipline at local colleges, in her community and for corporate clients, including 3 years at Apple Computer.

While performing and teaching in Colleges and Universities Ellen developed chronic hip pain, which threatened her career. Traditional clinical treatment offered little or no relief, and after experimenting with various alternative therapies for many years she discovered the Feldenkrais Method. After only three private sessions she was finally able to understand and eliminate her hip pain. The Feldenkrais Method had such a powerful effect on her that she enrolled in a Professional Training program and became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm in 1996.

Ellen maintains private practices in Santa Monica and Santa Cruz, California and has worked in a number of Physical Therapy offices including Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. She has also taught for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Ellen is a certified Gyrotonic® Instructor and is currently offering training sessions using the Gyrotonic Pully Tower.

Ellen has developed several Feldenkrais workshops, including those for Yogis, Gardeners, Dancers, Singers and office workers. She teaches people how to avoid and recover from injury by utilizing her in-depth knowledge of how human bodies are designed to move safely and efficiently. In addition, she takes great pleasure acting as a mentor/coach for her Feldenkrais colleagues.

She is an avid and passionate gardener and has transformed many sites in California from crab grass and ivy to beautiful artistic landscapes.