LEAD Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Tai Hawkins, M.S.A.O.M
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, & Massage Therapist     
“Nature and movement have always been healing forces in my life.  As a young hula dancer, we would go to the forest to gather leaves and flowers to make our own lei for performances, only after we gave the proper offerings and gratitude to the aina and the plants.  We learned dances and chants that honored people, places and plants, rooted in the oral histories of Hawaii. We learned protocol; how to clear negative energy before entering a shared space, how to honor predecessors and teachers, how to cleanse the body and spirit in the ocean, and how to close the mouth and open the ears…..All of these teachings, experiences and practices shaped my relationship and mindset toward learning, nature, community and their innate connectivity to my purpose and my wellness.”  - Tai

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Kyoko Kato, M.S.A.O.M.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

“I have always been curious about what we share in common across culture, gender and age. Throughout my time in the U.S. as a Japanese immigrant, I’ve become passionate about elements as our universal language and as the essential components of life. I fell in love with Classical Chinese Medicine because it is such a powerful tool to treat our holistic health with a deep understanding of the elements and their alchemy. The intention of my practice is to liberate life by carefully listening to and translating the voices of the elements within us and gently tending and nourishing them for well being.”
- Kyoko

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Alicia Yang, M.S.A.O.M, M.Ed.

“As a childhood cancer survivor, Chinese medicine has been deeply embedded into my narrative of survival, hope and experience of transformation and resiliency in the world.  Now, it is with a tremendous sense of gratitude and responsibility that I am able to support my community and the world with knowledge of this incredible medicine, and help bring a much needed balance back to our lives. I wake up everyday feeling honored to share it.” - Alicia 

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Raya Llopis, C.Y.T., P.T.
Clinic Assistant and Bodyworker
Master's Student at Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


 “At a young age, I was drawn to the healing arts, culture, and connecting with people. With all that is shifting in the world, now is the time to learn how to trust that inner intuition that brought you here...and start gaining tools to create mental, physical, and spiritual healing.  As a coach and facilitator on the healing path, I invite people to journey into their roots, embrace their authentic self, and live to their bravest.”  - Raya

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