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Sedona Massage Teachers
Cherlita, Veronica
& Nancy
Staff Members
Nancy Matthews, LMT, CSI
Nancy is the founder and director of the Sedona School of Massage. She received her certifications in Massage and Hydrotherapy and Structural Integration at the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida, where she worked as an administrator and teacher for nine years. In 1996, she came to Arizona where she was co-owner/director of the Arizona School of Integrated Studies until 2001.

Nancy teaches the Communication Skills, Introduction to Homeopathy and Structural Integration classes. She also teaches part of the Anatomy and Physiology course. Her teaching is dynamic, weaving together the art and science of bodywork. Her life’s journey has been one of inquiry, a looking into the very nature of our beingness and human potential. See Youtube video.

Cherlita Brenman, LMT, CSI
Cherlita is a 1981 graduate of Mueller College of Holistic Studies, San Diego, CA. She has had a private practice in Sedona since 1984. She is also certified in Structural Integration. With a degree in education, and former school teacher, she has taught massage for the lay person, infant massage classes, self help classes in Jin Shin Jyutsu, movement and yoga. Her love of teaching and willingness to share her knowledge is tangible and a gift to her students. Cherlita teaches the Swedish Massage portion of the program.
Leslie Vogal
Leslee's commitment to health and wellbeing spans 20 years of counseling, teaching, creating and sustaining vitality and balance. She holds advanced degrees in Holistic Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Counseling Psychology. In her private practice in Sedona, she combines herbal medicine, nutritional and food therapies, along with lifestyle and inner growth counseling. She consults and teaches workshops for Miiamo Spa at Enchantment Resort, and, is invited to teach and do interviews nationally. She maintains her balance with yoga, dancing, meditation and enjoying her partner Tom and their 3 cats. Leslee teaches an introduction to herbal medicine in the program

Cate Miller, BA, LMT, NCTMB
Cate has been a therapist and teacher in the massage profession since 1982 and a teacher at the Florida School of Massage in
Gainesville , FL since 1986. Her specialty combines Neuromuscular Therapy with communication and perceptual awareness skills. She encourages her students to excel in both technical and intuitive aspect of bodywork. Cate lives on a 20 acre ranch where she facilitates groups and individuals to develop leadership and teamwork skills through the Challenge of Excellence ropes course. She travels throughout the United States offering advanced training workshops for Massage Therapists.

Cate was given the "Educator of the Year Award" by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Educators (AFMTE) for 2014.


Amanda Burger Massage teacher

Amanda Burger, CST, LMT, CHT
Amanda is a certified CranioSacral Therapist with the Upledger Institute and a licensed Massage Therapist. Upon coming to the USA, Amanda graduated from the Sedona School of Massage after practicing bodywork in her native country, South Africa, since 2005. Through her enthusiasm for learning she has studied and explored greatly in the field of body/mind wellness, spirituality and the healing arts. Amanda's practical approach makes for an integrative learning experience..

Kavi Quintero, LMT
Kavi has been a practitioner of the healing arts for over 25 years. He has studied at the Ohashi Institute in NYC, at the Florida School of Massage, in Gainesville, FL, and at the Essence Training Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. Through many years of personal inner work, and the study of the inner sciences, and Eastern and Western Body Therapies, Kavi understands the human system as a complex, multidimensional phenomena. He brings his great skill and his great joy to the classroom. Kavi teaches Oriental Theory and Shiatsu..
Damian Matthews, LMT, CSI
Damian is a Certified Structural Integrator and Certified Massage Instructor who has been actively pursuing the art and science of bodywork since 1992. As an educator, he has a unique zeal for the information he shares, and his lively group discussions foster an environment of mutual respect and learning. He teaches Kinesiology, Active Isolated Stretching, Nomadics Movement and an introduction to Polarity Therapy. Damian’s teaching style is dynamic and inspires a life long love of learning.
Veronica Vida, MA
Veronica combines her rich experience with an MA in CounselingPsycology/ Expressive Art Therapy, that allows Veronica to bring depth, insight, compassion and creativity  to her work with individuals and groups.  She was a midwife and childbirth educator in the 70’s and early 80’s, and a Certified Montessorie teacher, working with children for 18 years.  Veronica offers a weekly support group within the class, and is available for individual counseling at a reduced rate. Veronica integrates her counseling and art therapy skills with her love for ceremonial rituals and her knowledge of astrology.
Bettina Seidl, BA, CHT, LMT
Bettina is an advanced instructor of Ortho-Bionomy® and Massage. Bettina’s work and teaching is about helping each person discover their innate abilities for healing and wholeness, love and curiosity. 25 years of professional experience in the field of Wholistic Health and 35 years on the path of personal growth and spiritual inquiry make Bettina a teacher who can support students in their learning process through a combination of technical know-how, playfulness and a great deal of compassion and understanding. In addition to her ongoing love affair with the healing arts, Bettina is passionate about spending time in wild nature, dancing and the creation of beauty. Bettina lives in Prescott AZ were she maintains a busy private practice working with individuals, couples, children and their animal companions.


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