Your Guide: Patricia Guillén

Mission

Through the implementation of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) interventions, my mission is to invite, educate, guide, encourage, and support those seeking a deeper connection with themselves and others, an improved quality of life and easeful living.

Hola! I am Patricia Guillén and I created The Luna Haven because I whole-heartedly trust and believe in our body’s innate ability, wisdom and power to heal.

I also believe that the world needs more healing spaces and more humanity. This is my contribution to that shortage.

At the Luna Haven we invite you to feel, explore, play, nourish, reconnect, embody, restore…

We invite you to tap into your inherent wisdom, your body’s innate healing capabilities, your essence and intuition…

I work with you to cultivate Self-awareness, tap into your own power, release limiting beliefs and guide you towards whole-hearted living.

My journey from Bluejacket to Yogini

After 10 years of service in the US Navy, I separated to pursue a degree in accounting and inadvertently discovered the mental and emotional benefits of yoga, as well as the physical and physiological benefits of massage therapy.

Eight years into my enlistment I discovered yoga and when I separated from the military, it became essential to my healing and transition into the “civilian world”.

In the spirit of wanting fellow veterans to experience yoga’s benefits for themselves and through the encouragement of Expedition Balance, I completed yoga teacher training. Eventually, I shifted career tracks and dove wholeheartedly into the “new” and unconventional profession of yoga therapy.

In 2016, a year into my yoga therapy grad school program, I became my mother’s primary caregiver when she began showing signs of dementia.

I grew up receiving massages by my tia (aunt) Calixta and my intuition let me know that that was what mom needed [to calm her nerves and anxiety]. During massage therapy training, I discovered a new calling and a re-connection to my ancestry and roots.

At my core I am dedicated to continuous personal and professional growth, being of service to others and collaboration over competition. I acknowledge that I cannot give what I do not have, and therefore I practice mindfulness, self-compassion, self-care and self-love, as a lifestyle and way of being.

 

I am passionate and enthusiastic about educating, empowering, guiding and supporting clients and students, on their path towards improved health and well-being.

Populations with a special place in my heart include: veterans, older adults (seniors), caregivers and under-served communities.

 

My greatest teacher: Gregoria Guillén

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Education & Training

Doing and sharing this healing work I love would not be possible without the teaching, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration from many teachers and mentors.
Education
  • Associate’s Arts Social and Behavioral Science: San Diego City College
  • Bachelor’s Business Administration Accounting: University of Houston- Downtown
  • Master’s of Science Yoga Therapy: Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Massage Therapy Diploma: Living Arts Institute
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified Yoga Therapist: The International Association of Yoga Therapists. C-IAYT #36505888
  • Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist: North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy. NC LMBT #17703
  • Massage & Bodywork Privilege License: North Carolina Department of Revenue. #003817841
Yoga Trainings
  • Yoga Teacher Training: Yoga One Studios
  • Mindful Yoga Therapy for Trauma: Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans
  • Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery Yoga Teacher Training Level 1: Veterans Yoga Project
  • Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR): Nikki Myers
  • Relax and Renew Level 1 Training: Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training: Duke Integrative Medicine
  • Integrative Restoration iRest ® Level 1 Yoga Nidra Training: Integrative Restoration Institute
  • Aqua Kriya Yoga Level 1: Aqua Kriya Yoga
Massage & Bodywork Trainings
  • Thai Massage 3 Day Intensive: Living Sabai
  • Neuromuscular Treatment of Abdominals, Erectors, QL, and Iliopsoas: NC Massage School
  • Traditional Thai Foot Massage: Living Sabai
  • Thai Massage Weekend Immersion: Living Sabai
  • Introduction to Thai Herbal Compresses: Carolina Thai Healing Arts
  • Trauma Touch Therapy™ Level 1: Colorado School of Healing Arts
  • Trauma Touch Therapy™ Level 2: Colorado School of Healing Arts (In progress)
  • Relational Bodywork & Somatic Education: Dave Berger (In progress)
Additional Trainings
  • Moonsight Planning Lab: Vanessa Corazon
  • Usui/Holy Fire ® Reiki 1 & 2: A Reiki Place
  • Revitalizing Your Health: Anodea Judith
  • Elemental Healing: Sage Goddess
  • Crystal Masters: Sage Goddess
  • Soul Shift: Sage Goddess
  • Foundations of Embodiment Course: Embodiment Unlimited
  • Certification of Embodiment Coaching:  Embodiment Unlimited

Thank you for helping me see yoga as more than a workout. 🙂 I feel like I can take these tools and feelings into my daily life.

Embodied Alchemy

Patty was excellent! I would highly recommend her. She was very professional and really helped me find some trouble spots and how to help improve them.

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

I had a very nice time with Patty. We caught up while destroying trigger points that line my scapula. She was super in tune with my needs and promoted healthy breath and relaxation. 10/10 ♥

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

When I first started practicing yoga, my body was very stiff and achy. With practice, I am gaining flexibility and I don’t fell stiff and heavy.

Embodied Alchemy

Patty was excellent for my first professional massage. I felt tension release and lengthened muscle.

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

Very well done. Will be back for more. Loved it!

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

Patty has some powerhouse hands. She did fantastic with her pressure and she had a relaxing flow. I highly recommend this wonderful therapist.

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

Great massage! I appreciated the attention on my back and neck. Pressure was great.

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

One of the best massages I've ever had.

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

It was a great class that teaches you the true meaning and beauty of yoga. It helps not only your physical journey, but also the journey of ones self.

Embodied Alchemy

Amazing. So many techniques I've never had before, that helped a lot. Stretching really helped lower back 🙂

Touch, Massage, & Bodywork

Patty’s emphasis on the breath during practice, has really helped me connect and be more aware of my body.

Embodied Alchemy

The Luna Haven is your sanctuary for holistic healing and well-being.

We invite you to tap into your inherent wisdom, your body's innate healing capabilities, your essence and intuition...

An essential component of our practice is encouraging you to notice your { body breath mind heart Soul } connection. To practice self-care, self-compassion and gratitude.

We are honored to be your partner-in-healing.

Ready to embrace your inner beauty?

Let’s get started with a Chemistry Call.

Location

2714 Henning Dr Suite 3, Winston Salem, NC 27105

By appointment only