Noemi is the free-spirited owner of Pura Vie. Her love for wellness, yoga and bodywork has led her to create a center of mindfulness, restoration and education for all who wish to experience holistic treatments. She is a 10-year licensed massage practitioner whose specialties include Sports and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Stretching, and Myofascial Release, all which aid in the release of chronic tension, muscle pain and increased joint mobility. Her expansive background has allowed her work with athletes, musicians, actors and manage exotic, luxurious resort spas before the creation of Pura Vie.
Renee Auriemma – Massage Therapist/Esthetician – MA 83197/ FB9756141
Renee is a Licensed Esthetician, and Massage Therapist as well as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner with twenty plus years’ experience in the holistic health field. Realizing her passion for healing began as a child, she could always be found massaging tension out of family members’ shoulders. Her career has evolved from massage to skincare and Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga). She is here at Pura Vie to help you attain a balanced happy and healthy life.”
Samantha Balls – Massage Therapist/Esthetician – MA 74021
Samantha is a dual licensed massage therapist and esthetician with over 10 years of bodywork experience. Her specialty is assisted stretching and educating her clients on self-care. She enjoys holistic skincare and works with you to create the proper regimen to care for your skin. Samantha is a proud Sarasota native and believes laughter is the best medicine.”
Melissa Ferreto – Massage Therapist – MA 40246
Melissa is a 14-year Licensed Massage Therapist who enjoys combining Swedish, Deep Tissue and Reiki into her bodywork sessions. Her passion for helping individuals feel their best is her motivation to provide a customized massage to address her client’s individual needs. A fun fact about Michelle, she loves all things Batman!
Michael Fox – Massage Therapist – MA 85531
From Richmond, Virginia to Sarasota, Florida, Michael moved to embark on a holistic wellness journey beginning at the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. Michael strives to provide effective yet rejuvenating massage services, utilizing his background in traditional Thai massage, dynamic cupping techniques and influence of sound therapy. His love of yoga helped inspire him into the Eastern approach to healing; including TCM theory, Thai bodywork, and Ayurvedic treatments which he is thrilled to offer at Pura Vie. The joy from live music, attending transformational festivals, and holistic retreats helps Michael stay balanced and feeling alive!
Brandy Mixon – Massage Therapist – MA 38967
Brandy is a graduate of Florida College of Natural Health and has been in practice since 2000. She specializes in several styles of Massage; Neuromuscular, Oncology, Lymphatic Drainage, Therapeutic, Reflexology and Sports. Brandy has practiced with local Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Personal Trainers. Brandy is well known for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being. Her serene approach offers harmony, balance, and ease to your busy life. Her passionate touch exudes through every healing session. Each massage is customized for each client’s needs.
Kate Perry – Massage Therapist – MA 90847
Kate is an experienced therapist who enjoys personalizing her work to meet her client’s needs. She enjoys providing relaxational treatments, with target Trigger Point Therapy and specializes in Integrated Reflexology for the feet. She began her holistic path in massage therapy because she enjoys helping others along their journey to self-care. When not at Pura Vie, Kate enjoys being an artist and loves to work with pencil and oil pastels to create beautiful artwork.
Heather Zipperer – Esthetician/Yoga Instructor – FB9764320
Heather is a licensed Esthetician and Yoga Instructor, where she has a holistic practice both in the treatment room and on the mat. She specializes in natural skincare, aromatherapy, and implementing practices based on individuals Doshas. Heather believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. When not providing skin care treatments, you can find her biking, paddle boarding, or just generally trying to get lost in her native Sunshine State.
Michelle Schaitz – Esthetician – FB9763512
Michelle has been a licensed esthetician for over 15 years. Having graduated from the Aveda Skin Institute, Michelle’s expertise is preventative aging and acne treatments. She prides herself on continuing her education and learning new techniques to stay current in her field to provide a comprehensive regimen to her clients. When not in the treatment room, Michelle enjoys outdoor activities such as bike riding and music festivals.
Stacey Steig – Yoga Instructor
Stacey Steig is a dedicated yogi and life-long teacher who has found a calling inspiring all her students to maximize their full physical, creative and spiritual potential. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and left a career in public television to raise her children and pursue her creativity as an artist and a writer. At the turn of the millennium Stacey found herself with an illness that zapped her of all balance and motor coordination, and after several months in the hospital, she came to yoga for recovery and grounding. She has been devoted ever since. Registered with the Yoga Alliance, Stacey is an RYT-200 certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher who studied Raja Yoga in Miami, Fl under the disciples of Kino McGregor and Pattabhi Jois. Stacey believes that a yoga mat is like a “magic carpet…” when you step on it the possibilities are endless.
Heather Zipperer – Yoga Instructor/Esthetician
Heather’s first connection with yoga was in a Prenatal Yoga Class and it was love at first OM! With over 10 years’ experience in the fitness industry, yoga was the first time she learned how to empower her body through moment and breath, rather than over exert herself trying to do exercises that were not in line with what her body needed. Her goal for her students is to become in tune with their body, their breath, and their intuition on and off the mat. She loves to teach a fun class that is challenging and allows you to push yourself, while offering safe modifications and levels. When she’s not on her mat you can find her biking, paddle boarding, or just generally trying to get lost in her native Sunshine State!
Janet is a lifelong student of movement and spirituality. As a former professional ballet dancer with the renowned Joffrey Ballet in NYC, her love of the arts flourished through the study of piano, voice, and mime. She experienced her first Hatha Yoga class at age 16 and began to learn of the spiritual aspects of Yoga when she was handed the Bhagavad Gita on the streets on NY at age 19. Her expanding knowledge of eastern philosophies led her to begin training as a Yoga instructor at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Enlightenment in Stockbridge, MA. Janet has earned her RYT-500 certification and has extensive studies in various form of yoga, meditation, sound healing, Reiki, and Ayurveda with various masters throughout the United States. Janet’s carefully sequenced classes focus on organic alignment and energetic connection of movement, poses, breath and sound in a peaceful and accepting environment. Janet welcomes all students to come and bring their divine open hearts and spirits to join her classes.
Jane is an accomplished author, hypnotherapist, counselor, stress-management expert and teacher of yoga and meditation. She has worked with thousands of individuals in various locations ranging from colleges, military bases, hospitals and conducted corporate wellness programs for CEOs and their employees. Her life’s passion is teaching people how to use their inner abilities to release stress, achieve peace, happiness, and fulfillment within their personal lives. She will be sharing her gifts and talents in her Meditation, Kundalini, and Senior Yoga classes.