Our facility will be closed in observance of precautionary efforts
by our staff and at our facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Franco-Chavez will continue to book Telehealth appointments on-line only. Please see "Request an Appointment" page for details.
On-Site Closure Dates: Until Further Notice
Please continue to visit our website for up-to-date changes on our opening hours.
Check back with us on how we plan to maximize our on-line retail therapy sites, shopping,
and curb side cafe deliveries in the near future.
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A FAMILY OF HEALERS
Duane Chavez, Owner & Founder
Duane Vincent Chavez grew up in Espanola NM. He graduated from The University of New Mexico with a degree in business and minor in communications and family studies. He traveled the U.S. opening up American chain restaurant concepts & made his way back to Espanola in the early 2000’s opening up what we remember here in town as Dos Amigos Restaurant with his twin brother Dustin Chavez.
Duane and his wife Dr. Jessyca Franco-Chavez have now made their way back to beautiful Espanola Valley to find their roots again and honor the life of their family legacy as the grandchild and heir of Dr. Samuel Redding & Isabel Ziegler & son of the late Errol Chavez, Kenneth and Julie Ziegler-Langille. Currently, Duane helps run The Healing House on a day-to-day basis and is in the process of building out his movement therapy program on-site The Healing House utilizing his Black Belt Degree in Tae Kwon Do and honoring his teachings through martial arts.
Duane has an extensive business history & background - his titles and positions include:
Owner & Co-founder of The Healing House of New Mexico a Thinking Positive Investment Concept
Owner & Operator of Scrub Fashions Medical Boutiques in Las Cruces and Espanola, New Mexico
Real Estate Developer & Investor at Thinking Positive LLC
Property Manager at TRIO LLC
Private Business Consultant at Thinking Positive Investment Corporation
Donette Morris, Registered Yoga Therapist 500, Certified Doula (DONA), Certified Wellness Consultant, Certified Natural Health Professional
Donette Morris is a native Texan and moved to New Mexico in 2016. While she has had a life-long interest in natural health, it was her first-hand experience with postpartum depression that set her life's purpose of holistic wellness in motion. Since that time, Donette has obtained certifications in Yoga Therapy, Wellness & Lifestyle Coaching, Doula Care, and is also a CNHP (Certified Natural Health Professional). Donette specializes in holistic, non-invasive modalities. Her exclusive offerings include Reams Biological Theory of Ionization Testing and Iridology. She is delighted to share her wisdom with those at The Healing House of New Mexico.
Ellen M Weber, LMT, Reiki Master & Teacher
Ellen Weber has a real passion for massage therapy, the health and wellness field with many years of experience. Ellen is a Licensed Massage Therapist graduating in 2005 with honors, Certified Stone Therapist 2013 and a Reiki Master and Teacher certified in 2014.
Ellen believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. Through listening to the body and thoughtful communication, she has a collaborative approach of reaching the specific goals of her clients. Utilizing her clinical education and intuition, she provides a thorough and effective massage. She fell in love with utilizing stones in her massage techniques with amazing healing benefits. Stones can be added to any regular massage method. She has two specialty massages, The Healing Stone Massage and The Healing Stone Massage with Reiki. These specialty massages can bring the body into a deep restorative state of relaxation, clearing and cleansing the body of unwanted toxins and negative energies and bringing about ultimate rejuvenation.
Recently moving to New Mexico to be closer to her children and four grandchildren, Ellen enjoys the diverse and beautiful landscape of Northern New Mexico. Her favorite place is anywhere outside, hiking, biking, and exploring the many wonderful small towns.
Teisha Caldwell, LPCC & RM/t
Teisha K. Caldwell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Reiki Master/teacher (RM/t).
She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio; and, after visiting New Mexico for the first time in April 2007, she became enchanted with the Spiritual feeling of New Mexico. The wonderfully clear skies as well as the majestic and other-worldly sunsets only added to the mystic and enchantment. She earned her Master's Degree, with honors, in Mental Health Counseling and Health and Human Services from Lindsey Wilson College, School of Professional Counseling in 2008. In addition, Teisha holds three other degrees from Ohio University: Bachelor of Psychology (2006), Associate of Applied Science in Social Science (2004) and Associate of Business Technology (2003). After graduation from her Master's program, she responded to the enchantment of New Mexico and has made this beautiful state her forever home. Since that time, Teisha has worked at Ayudantes, Presbyterian Medical Services, and Christus/St. Vincent Regional Medical Center; since 2014, Teisha has been in Private Practice in Los Alamos. Teisha specializes in Trauma and Anxiety Disorders. And she has processed over 5,000 EMDR sessions; and occasionally, she has person's travel from other states to have their previous EMDR sessions corrected. Teisha has been interested in health and healing most of her adult life; and, she began studying alternative health and related subjects in the mid-1980's. In 2018, Teisha went on the fast-track to become a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, a Certified Akashic Record Consultant, Certified in Aura Extension & Cleansing, and has become well-versed in use of Essential Oils for optimization of health and well-being. Teisha is currently studying to become a Shaman as well as an Herbalist and Crystal Healing Practitioner/Consultant; and, she intends to begin a Hypnotherapy program in the Summer of 2020. Additionally, she is the Developer and President of Integrative Wellness Foundation (a 501c3 Not-for-profit-Organization) which will offer funding to those who have need to participate in a comprehensive wrap-around wellness program and/or obtain funding to be able to engage in medical related services requiring a copayment and/or utilize the foundation's approved alternative healthcare providers.
Victor Archuleta, Wellness Practitioner
Growing up in Los Alamos, NM, Victor was groomed to be an academic professional and thus had a gift to share. He had crafted a career in Information Technology, creating and managing systems to collect, organize, analyze and report data for a variety of health care companies. After a steady climb up the corporate ladder, he realized he was getting further away from the people he was servicing and decided that he wanted to make a radical shift in careers to feel closer to the impact he could have on others.
He has always been fascinated by the countless miracles that are occurring within our own bodies. Amazed at the complex and elegant series of systems that coordinate with exquisite perfection to maintain a vehicle with which we can experience this magnificent journey on this amazing planet. His Bioengineering studies at UCSD provided a solid foundation for the mechanics of how the body works. So when he began exploring new career possibilities, he realized that not only was he fascinated and intrigued by the miraculous inner-workings of the human body, he has always had a natural affinity for physical contact. Instinctively, he would reach out and hold a hand or touch an arm to be physically connected to his friends and family. Over time he has gained a good understanding of the importance of physical touch. Not just for infants and children, but for adults as well.
Ten years ago, he began exploring various wellness modalities and have completed training and certification as a yoga teacher, certified reflexologist, 3rd Level Reiki practitioner, and training in aromatherapy, sound therapy and craniosacral therapy. In this time “A Space For Wellness” was born and he created the physical space for wellness in a private studio space behind his home. He has had the great honor and pleasure of doing hundreds of sessions with clients to continue the evolving process of deepening my technique and intuition as a wellness practitioner.
Robin Yates, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past-Life Regression Therapist, and NLP Master Practitioner
Robin began her path in the healing arts in San Diego, California in 2004 and became a certified hypnotherapist in 2007. Later, in 2008, she specialized in past life regression. She began her training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming in 2012 and was certified as an NLP Master Practitioner in 2015. She helps her clients tap into their unconscious mind, shift the old habits, beliefs, and emotions, and create what they really want for themselves. Her goal is to help teach others how to access their inner power and create a life they love, by removing the obstacle and self-sabotage in their way. Robin recently moved to New Mexico, where she spends time outdoors and in nature. She also teaches Zumba dance fitness part-time to work out and have fun.
Harimander Khalsa, Certified Yoga Instructor
Harimander’s love of yoga started with hatha yoga in 1978 and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in 1979. He had the blessing of attending almost 2000 in person classes with Yogi Bhajan. In Los Angeles, he completed teacher training with lead teachers and taught Kundalini yoga and meditation for several years before moving to New Mexico in 1991. After moving to New Mexico, he and taught yoga in charter schools and corporate environments. He received his Kundalini yoga level I certification in 2003 and completed level II certification in 2017. He is completing the prerequisites for the GRD Center 1000-hour Kundalini Yoga Therapy training program and has completed; Foundations of Kundalini Yoga therapy: principles and practices, and Trauma informed Kundalini Yoga for recovery from PTSD. He studied Sat Nam Rasayan healing with Sant Guru Dev Singh Khalsa and tested for level I certification in 1999.
Chloe DaSilva, Meditation and Yoga Teacher/ Energy Healer
Chloe is a natural farmer, she incorporates the vision of permaculture and whole systems design within the framework of healing. Her vision is to share in understanding and a way of seeing that we live within nature interconnected to all living beings and in itself support the life of each other. She is certified in Kundalini Yoga taught by Yogi Bhajan as well as Reiki levels 1, 2 and master. She is well known of Buddhist and Taoist philosophies and practices. She has worked and studied farming within the context of natures design and teaches from a view of embodying presence and resting into a sense of being. Her teaching is simple, happiness is here and now and the earth will provide for us in abundance if we let it. She has traveled the country the last 5 years and is slowly putting her roots into the land of New Mexico, feeling deeply supported by the wisdom and ancestry here. Her focus is healing for the land and people. Her desire is to act in resting into, observing and designing natural systems to grow food and medicine, support health and life, and a seeing of happiness within simplicity, presence and each other. She is a drummer and DJ, and creates music with mantra and live percussion. She loves to dance and feels having authentic fun is the most spiritually enlightened one can be. She will serve at The Healing House to provide one on one Reiki Healing (energy balance), healing through Yoga (presence and movement) and natural farming
Joy Nagle, Certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist
Joy is a certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist (AYS) offering yoga classes, private lessons and Ayurvedic Yoga consultations. Joy lives her life as an embodied yogi and practicing ayurvedist, teaching and sharing the rich transformative power of these two ancient wisdoms with others is her passion. Joy’s yogic foundation is rooted in the Raja (Royal) Yoga path and greatly influenced by the teachings of the Kripalu School of Yoga and The Himalayan Institute. She is also a devotee of the spiritual teacher Amma, and has been attending her annual retreats since 2013. A lifelong learner, Joy has over 20 years of personal experience in both Yoga and Ayurveda. And has been teaching studio classes and private students since 2012. Her professional training includes, certification as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute, 200 hour yoga teacher certification with Lotus Garden Yoga School, one of the first comparative theory yoga teacher training in the country, advanced teacher training in meditation, pranayama, yogic philosophy, and restorative yoga through the PranaKriya School of Yoga and Healing Arts, and level one training in Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery through the Veterans Yoga Project. Joy is currently furthering her education in Ayurveda and Yoga studies at The New Mexico School of Yoga. In addition to teaching at The Healing House, Joy also teaches weekly classes at Dancing in the Desert Studio in Abiquiu. And is the owner and founder of Soulfire Yoga With Joy. She lives in Ojo Caliente with her husband, Peter, a Spiritual Director for Soulwork Spiritual Direction, Abby, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and two aging Himalayan cats, Theo and Clare. When Joy is not immersed in a yoga book or practice, she can be found hiking or cooking up nourishing meals for her family.
Hatha Yoga Instructor
Patricia A. Barnett, R.N., Reiki Master and Spiritual Companion
Pat has served as a healthcare provider and patient advocate working in direct patient care as a psychiatric nurse; in nonprofit and for-profit healthcare organizations impacting health policy to improve patient care and access to needed therapies as well as enhancing the nursing profession. Most recently Pat was the Associate Program Director for Rutgers School of Management and Labor; NJ Healthcare Talent Development Center focusing on creating a nursing career ladder for entry level applicants.
Since 2011 Pat’s focus has been on wellness for patients, coworkers and clients.
Pat received her Reiki certifications through Robert Woods Johnson Medical Center, Hamilton, NJ under Pam Jones RN, and Kathleen Prasad founder of SARA (Shelter Animal Reiki Association). She has been offering and teaching Reiki to individuals and groups as a Reiki Master and Teacher.
Pat was part of a Wellness Circle since 2000, leading the group 2013 - 2017. The groups was comprised primarily of profession people, many in healthcare or counselling fields. The group used meditation and sharing to deal with stress, personal challenges and internal exploration.
Pat was certified by the Haden Institute in 2016 as a Spiritual Director and she completed a graduate class in group Spiritual Direction in 2018. She is a member of the Spiritual Directors International SDI and sees individual clients.
Loyola University: School of Law. Juris Doctorate. Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
Roosevelt University. Bachelor of Arts in Labor Relations, with honors
Michael Reese Hospital: School of Nursing. Registered Nurse Diploma
Haden Institute: Spiritual Direction 2016, Group SD 2018
Pat Czeto is a holistic energy practitioner who uses several modalities including Reiki, Breathwork, Focusing, and Integrative Energy Therapy. Pat’s Reiki Credentials include: Usui Reiki I & II, ART and Master, Karuna Reiki Master, Holy Fire Reiki Master, Holy Fire II. Pat is a graduate of Integration Process and Breath Therapy Master’s Program and has completed advanced levels in Integrated Energy Therapy, Focusing and Breath Therapy.
Pat served as the Wellness Director for Volition Wellness Solutions (VWS), an integrated wellness center. VWS is a holistic wellness center offering a myriad of services that include acupuncture, breathwork, counseling, hypnotherapy, integral medicine, life and wellness coaching, nutrition, reflexology, Reiki, shiatsu, and Trager®. These services are provided by a team of committed and dedicated healthcare professionals who cultivate an intimate, supportive environment helping individuals choose and enjoy healthy living.
Prior to joining VWS, Pat was Regional Director of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children for the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). She directed State Agencies with annual state grants of over $600 million and led the Regional Wellness Program and Nutrition Education Committee. Pat spent many years as mentor and coach for FNS’ national Leadership Institute Candidates. She graduated from USDA’s Senior Executive Service Career Development Program and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a second degree in Art History.
Lynne McMahan, Ed.D., Reiki Master
After decades in K-20 education as a classroom teacher, school administrator, professor and consultant, as well as her years in business as a manager and business owner, Lynne established En-Light-En Reiki in 2014. She continues to work as a professor and education consultant while she builds her Reiki practice. In her own words from her website:
"After 65 years on this planet, I have experienced a life-time in preparation and practice for this amazing Reiki work. My groundwork has included being a good friend, confidant and reciprocal teacher/ mentor to the people and animals in my life. I started out early on my teacher path and along the way discovered my healing and mentoring gifts. My life has been filled with family and friends of the human and animal kind and I have had the privilege to experience healing from them through their love and devotion. In turn, my life of service honors their love and Reiki energy. My devotion to my spiritual path for several decades of being conscious to its purpose in my life has been varied and inclusive of many great teachers, with the one constant: staying in relationship with Divine Energy through journaling, meditation and service to others."
Lynne's Reiki Credentials include: Reiki I & II, Usui/ Holy Fire Reiki ART and Master, Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master, Holy Fire II, Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners, Advanced Animal Reiki, Animal Communication and Deepening Animal Communication. Additional training and experience that supports Lynne's Reiki practice: Mentoring and Coaching training, Tribes: A New Way of Learning and Being Together (as practitioner and trainer), Spiritual Direction (initial training), Courage to Teach/ Lead (initial facilitator training), as well as her several academic degrees.
Guadalupe Salinas, FOH Support Staff | Botanical Medicine Apprentice
Guadalupe Salinas de Rios was born in Espanola, NM and is the youngest daughter of Naturalized Mexican Immigrants. She is an Undergrad in Integrated Studies with Emphasis in General Psychology and Herbalism with 4 years experience in Retail and Customer Service. She self-studies and practices botany and planting for the purpose of creating healing, organic and holistic remedies and cosmetics that she has learned from her mother, and builds her own recipes from the foundations that have been passed down through the generations of women in her family. She also delves in Therapeutic Writing and Painting where she turns nightmares, dreams and traumas into artistic illustrations and has a great admiration for entymology and wildlife alike. She is a fun loving spirit who loves her Apsaalooké husband, and believes that insects, plants, animals, earth and humans all deserve the same amount of respect.
Cruz Quintana, FOH Support Staff
Cruz Santos Quintana was born and raised in Northern New Mexico, and is the only child of two loving Hispanic parents. He is a Senior at Pojoaque Valley High School, and is expecting to pursue a degree in Computer Science. Having been brought up by a mother who strongly believes in the effects of naturopathic treatments, he has first-hand experience of the results and positive experiences put forth by natural healing. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time in nature, where he feels the most balanced and at home. He is a friendly and energetic teenager that’s always eager to learn about anything set in front of him.
Kristiana Martinez, FOH Support Staff Member
Kristiana Martinez is native to the Española Valley. She gained 3 years exposure in customer service and retail positions; is currently attending classes at Northern New Mexico College. She is planning to pursue a psychology degree as a youth councilor. Kristiana has firsthand encountered the merit of natural remedies by learning to manage anxiety,that previously had resulted in further health issues. Balancing mind and body through yoga practices and meditation helps replenish the positivity she receives and displays.
She enjoys sharing her perspective on everyday details controlled through her camera lens. Motivated by curiosity, Kristiana avails herself of whatever opportunities presented before her. Thus her pleasure is exhibited through photography, mural arts, and folklorico dance.