Meet Erika Shinya
Certified Core Synchronism Practitioner
Natural Therapeutic Specialist
Licensed Massage Therapist
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor
Erika was born and grew up in Japan. She started her journey for holistic wellness in the social work profession. In 2008, while she was considering enrolling a natural therapeutics’ program in the U.S., her mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma cancer. She worked with her mother putting her on a Macrobiotic diet and also using traditional Japanese folk healing arts. As of 2020, her mother has no worry about cancer, and happily grows
organic vegetables for her family in Hiroshima, Japan.
In 2010, she entered New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. What really intrigued her about the school was a therapeutic modality called Core Synchronism, founded by Dr. Robert Stevens, the school director.
After finishing her course of study, she took her first Core Synchronism class in 2011. She built a foundation little by little and finally became a certified core synchronism practitioner in 2017. She is the only level 7 certified Core Synchronism practitioner in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
She found the wholistic approach of Core Synchronism to be very effective in healing. She enjoys working with the body when it expresses discomfort and is searching for balance. When client share with her their discomforts in a certain area of the body, she assesses their condition holistically. She assesses how a specific issue is connected with other imbalances of the body, how the body can be balanced as a whole. That includes physical, emotional and energetic (etheric) body.
She also received Ashtanga Yoga teacher training in 2014. She practices and teaches Yoga in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. That adds more depth to her focus and more integrity to her holistic approach for wellness.
Adding to her bodywork and yoga practice, she complements her practice by utilizing natural remedies to promote the healing process. That includes: flower remedies, herbs, Macrobiotic diet, gem stones and crystals.
What is Core Synchronism?
Core Synchronism is an energy based holistic bodywork system designed to assist nature in establishing harmony with all parts of the organism, which results in activating an individual’s self-healing ability.
Our goal is to help you to release pain, discomfort and trauma through deepest relaxation and to experience inner stillness and peace.
For more information about Core Synchronism, see this video by Robert Stevens, the founder of Core Synchronism.
"Over many years, I have come to know Erika as one of the most compassionate, attentive, focused and effective healers I’ve ever encountered. Personally, she has been of amazing benefit to me for conditions as various as tendons torn years ago, to previously recurring states of anxiety and depression, to the repair of a damaged retina to the point that I have fully regained my passion and expertise as a nature photographer. She has a knowledge of human anatomy, medical physiology, and neurobiological innovations that would be the envy of many medical doctors. Though she sometimes explains herself as a “whole BODY balancer”, I would also call her a “whole BEING enhancer”. I am so grateful for her work, and recommend her most highly and with great respect."
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