Gabriels, NY 12939
My name is Michelle Snyder. I am native of the Adirondacks, born & raised in Saranac Lake. I am married and have two girls 2 ½ & 10 ½. We also have two dogs and horse to keep things interesting. We are an avid outdoors family enjoying camping, kayaking, horseback riding & snowshoeing to mention a few.
I also graduated from a 2 year study of massage therapy locally at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake in 2001. During my massage training I study various modalities and techniques throughout the two year program. Some western modalities include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone & prenatal massage. Eastern modalities that I studied were very in depth in theory as well as application and some of these techniques include acupressure, guasha & cupping.
In 2006 I completed my certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Therapist with the Medicine Buddha Healing Center in California. Ayurveda is the 5,000 year old study of the science of self healing based in India. Over the years I have continued to study Ayurveda and have utilized many of these therapies to treat myself as well as family and friends.
In 2005 & 2006 I participated in two separate meditation retreats at Vipassana Mediation Center in Massachusetts. This was also an extension of my studies of Ayurveda. These sessions were each 10 day silent retreats focusing on the mind body connection. There were quite intense experiences that I learned a great deal from.
In 2007 after many years a recreational weightlifting I became certified as a fitness trainer with International Sports Science Association. I have since continued my education with them to include a certification in Sports Nutrition certification in 2009 & as a Specialist in Performance Nutrition in 2011.
In May of 2011 I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kaplan University with a B.S. in Health & Wellness. This degree covered a broad base of study including exercise, nutrition and Complementary and Alternative Therapies. A great portion of my focus with my studies was for nutrition and exercise across the life cycle.
I am passionate about helping individuals and families to live the most optimal life possible. Making fitness & nutrition a way of life can be a challenge and that is why I am here to help!
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