Qi Gong Teacher
Xie Ling is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist. She specializes in Orthopedic Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, and Pregnancy Massage.
Xie Ling also teaches medical Qi Gong. Born and raised in China, Xie Ling was a member of the Chinese national gymnastic team and a professional coach and college faculty member. Since 1983, Xie Ling has taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong in China, Japan and the U.S.
Greg is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist who specializes in Swedish (Stress Reduction) Massage, Sports Massage, Deep tissue, and Myofascial Massage. He is a graduate of The New School for Massage, Bodywork and Healing located in Chicago IL. Greg is also a long-distance runner and a published poet who teaches English at New Trier High School in Northfield IL. He resides in Oak Park with his wife Kristin and three children. Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Dominican University.
Massage & Bodywork Practitioner
Fran Swaine has over ten years of experience as a massage therapy and bodywork practitioner. In addition to her BA degree from Columbia College at Chicago IL and a degree from Chicago School of Massage Therapy, she has received advanced training in Shiatsu, advanced myofascial deep tissue massage, and trigger point, rolfing and myoskeletal alignment techniques.
Fran’s work has helped clients who experience soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) pain, muscle tightness and dysfunction, limited joint mobility, posture distortion and sports injuries, among others. As a skilled therapist, Fran also enjoys giving therapeutic massage to help reduce stress related tension and restore mental calm and feelings of well-being. Passionate about her massage work, Fran believes that massage and bodywork can contribute to general wellness and the body’s ability to heal and restore vitality. Massage and bodywork can be a great tool to help enhance the healing process, improve mental and physical function and maintain good health.
Theresa is an ACE certified personal trainer and graduate of the PT fitness certification program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to instructing group classes and private sessions at Hug the Moon Wellness Studio, Theresa also provides “in home” personal training –customizing physical fitness programs and bringing her well-balanced and fitness experience directly to you!
Julia Robling Griest
Certified Yoga Instructor
Julia has been teaching yoga and meditation for 18 years, having practiced both for more than 35 years. She completed her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in 1993. Currently Julia teaches yoga at the Park District of Oak Park, the River Forest Park District, Triton College and numerous senior residences as well as teaching privately. Julia has dedicated her life to teaching yoga and meditation and to helping each student develop a safe and satisfying Hatha yoga practice.
Susan Slattery, RN, NP, CNM
Master Reiki Practitioner
Susan is a Master Reiki Practitioner with an extensive background in Woman’s Health. Besides her active practice of Midwifery, she specializes in Reiki and Healing for pregnant and postpartum clients. She has a special interest in PMS and stress reduction. She has recently completed a Healing Hands Level I workshop and is incorporating these therapeutic techniques into her Reiki practice.