About Us

At the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, we cultivate individual and collective wellbeing through holistic educational experiences.

We offer a wide range of workshops, services, and classes available to all Harvard community members. Schedule a massage or acupuncture appointment; try one of our exercise, meditation, or yoga classes. There are always new ways to enhance your own wellbeing.

Our People

Practitioners (Appointments)

Farris Ajalat

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2002

College/Training

  • BS Plymouth State University
  • MS Lesley University

Tom Church

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2009

College/Training

  • Muscular Therapy Institute
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Thai Massage

Michelle Cronin

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2018

College/Training

  • B.A.
  • The Massage School, Easthampton, MA

Kara Donohoe

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2004

College/Training

Massage Therapy Program, Muscular Therapy Institute, 1997

Mark Feeney

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2011

College/Training

  • Massage Therapy, Cortiva Institute (900hrs), Cambridge MA, 2009

Sophie Hanson

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2010

College/Training

  • TIBIA Massage School - Madison, WI

Maureen Jordan

Acupuncture
Licensed
Tuina

College/Training

  • MAOM (Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine), New England School of Acupuncture, 2003 

Jeff Shih-chung Matrician

Acupuncture
Licensed
Tuina

College/Training

  • MAOM (Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine), New England School of Medicine, 2002

Mistie Pazzaglia

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2011

College/Training

  • Muscular Therapy Certification, Muscular Therapy Institute, Cambridge MA, 2004   

Melissa Poplaski

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2019

College/Training

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from Santa Clara University

Molly Preston

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2011

College/Training

  • Cortiva Institute-Boston, 2010

David Tremblay

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2019

College/Training

 

Certifications

 

Specializes in

 

Sharon Woodbine

Massage Therapist
with the Center for Wellness since 2007

College/Training

  • Muscular Therapy Institute

Certifications

  • Licensed Massage Therapist #2517

Instructors (Classes)

Karoline Barwinski

Yoga Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2015

License/Certification(s)

  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Birth Instructor

Marianne Bergonzi

Yoga Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2008

License/Certification(s)

  • Certified Yoga Instructor

Experience

  • 17 years teaching yoga

Severina Gates

Essentrics Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2016

License/Certification(s)

  • Essentrics Level 4

Victoria Gomez

Yoga Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2019

License/Certification(s)

  • 200 Yoga Leadership Teacher Training

Experience

Edward Hsieh

Tai Chi Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2018

Experience

Jason Jedrusiak

Yoga Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2013

License/Certification(s)

  • 200 hour Back Bay Yoga School of Yoga Teacher Training, June 2012

MJ Kenny

Pilates
with the Center for Wellness since 2004

License/Certification(s)

  • Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training (E-RYT 200)

Jennifer Rasmussen

Yoga Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2018

License/Certification(s)

  • Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT)

Experience

John Schlorholtz

Yoga Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 1994

License/Certification(s)

  • Yoga Instructor Certification

Experience

Ana Schreck

Yoga Instructor
with the Center for Wellness since 2017

License/Certification(s)

  • 500 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

Experience

Staff

Abby Ananian

Staff Assistant / Receptionist
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-9629
Amanda Ayers

Amanda Ayers

Senior Health Educator
Center for Wellness and Health Promotion

Amanda Ayers came to Harvard after graduating with her Master of Public Health (MPH) from Boston University in 2013. She has previously worked as the...

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75 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-2053
Jeanne Mahon

Jeanne Mahon

Director, Center for Wellness and Health Promotion

Jeanne Mahon is the Director of the Center for Wellness at Harvard University Health Services. She received her BS from Wheelock College in Education and...

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75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9005

Sarah Mrugala

Office Coordinator
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-9629

Amanda Nourse

Staff Assistant / Receptionist

Harvard University, Masters of Theological Studies
Wellesley College, BA, American Studies and Religion, cum laude

Other Experience...

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p: 617-495-9629

Jack Staid

Financial/Administrative Coordinator
75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-1321