I am a lover of life! I was born and raised in Florida where I have always lived an active and healthy
lifestyle. I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and
a minor in Chemistry. Soon after graduating college, I gave birth to two beautiful children.
Together as a family we are always out on the water whether it's surfing, sailing, fishing or diving.
Our intimate relationship with the ocean motivates us to live simply and in harmony with our surroundings,
making conscious decisions about our diet, health, and environmental impact.
My love for fitness, nutrition and nurturing my family with wholesome nutrient dense foods led me to
further my studies in holistic nutrition through the Avicenna Institute to get Certified as a
Nutrition Consultant (CNC).
I discovered yoga as an adjunct to help improve my surfing. The profound impact it made on my strength, flexibility, balance, and agility was beyond my wildest expectations. I received my 200 hour Yoga Teaching Certification through the Yoga Alliance in the beautiful jungles of Costa Rica where I studied alignment based yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, meditation and philosophy, and yoga therapy. I am excited to share my love and knowledge of yoga with people of all ages and abilities.
It is my mission to guide people on their journey to transform their lives through diet, exercise, and wholesome living. Through my experience and studies of nutrition, yoga and fitness, I can help you to become the best version of you!
Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well (Marcus Valerius Martial)
During the course of our life we experience aging, stress and injury. These factors cause imbalances
which are the antithesis of longevity. I offer a variety of treatments to help the body maintain
homeostasis (balance). I do this through therapeutic massage, holistic facials, energy work,
Ayurvedic consultations, and body treatments.
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old healing system which promotes longevity.
Ayur translated from Sanskrit means “life” and veda means “longevity” the knowledge of longevity.
Ayurveda focuses on you, the individual, how your body deals with daily, environmental and physical
stressors which can then be put into balance with rejuvenation or detoxification.
I am very proud and honored to be a graduate of the Desert Institute of Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ 1000 hour massage program, Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetics in West Park 600 hour program, NY and Seaside Academy of Massage and Ayurveda, Newport, Rhode Island certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
My 15 years of professional experience have been at some of the finest spas and practices in North America. As well as being a Reiki Master, I facilitate couples massage workshops, regularly advance my life knowledge with continuing education, and am proficient in deep/ specific techniques.
I love to blend East and West practices for your well-being.
Renee Auriemma, LMT, LE, AHC
Michael is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in deep tissue, craniosacral therapy and
energy healing. He incorporates Pranic Healing, Polarity Therapy, Quantum Touch, and other therapeutic
modalities into his treatments. Using the therapies mentioned, Michael’s goal is to raise and balance
vibrational energy which has been shown to greatly increase the body’s ability to heal.
Michael is a Reiki Master Teacher, and a Professional Member of the National Qigong Association who
has been practicing Qigong for over 20 years.
He is also a Fitness Specialist Certified by ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association), who can
help his clients with their fitness goals.
Michael’s experience, professionalism, and great personality are assets to our wellness center that will be of great benefit to our customers.
Dr. Britt Dienes, Acupuncture Physician, is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine certified by the National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated in 2014
from East West College of Natural Medicine with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a
Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine, pain
management and physical rehabilitation, stress reduction and mindfulness. Britt is a prolific yoga
teacher and frequent lecturer on Yoga Anatomy as well as an Amazon published writer and former
adjunct professor of writing at Ringling College of Art and Design. We are honored to have
Dr. Britt Dienes as part of our Beach Life team!
Jake is the youngest member of our the team, although his knowledge goes beyond his age!
Jake started working hand to hand with doctors helping them rehabilitate patients, specially the ones with severe arthritis, lack of motion, and bone problems. Jake has worked with us since we opened Beach Life Wellness, in September 2013 and he has become our most popular fitness specialist. We are proud of Jake's achievements over the past few years, one of the most important ones is that he has completed his training to become a physical therapist in December 2016 at the University of South Florida.
Jake's big smile, enthusiasm, compassion and positive attitude makes him a great addition to our team. He loves working with the elderly and people with limitations of any age. All of our older fitness customers love to train with him and they have obtained great results from muscle strength to balance and range of motion. Besides Fitness and Nutrition, Jake also loves art and he is currently studying digital art at Ringling School of Arts in Sarasota, FL. Jake will turn your fitness goals into a great, fun, and positive experience that will surpass your expectations!
In the late 80's, I joined the Navy where my values of respect, integrity, and compassion became
more ingrained as I helped my colleagues to surpass all physical challenges. Those values and experiences layed down the foundation for my career in the health industry.
In 1994, I received my first certification in Physical Fitness Training from the Cooper Institute, and gained extensive experience working with athletes at the Pumping Iron Gym. I have since acquired multiple degrees, certifications, and recognition in the areas of Alternative & Natural Medicine, Fitness and Nutrition. I have worked closely with Fawcett Memorial Hospital directing the senior wellness & fitness program (since 2004), Progressive Physical Therapy Health Club (2006- 2012), and the Gasparilla Inn and Club (2008-2012), developing and directing specialized fitness and nutritional programs.
My expertise and passion for what I do is the drive that keeps me and my clients going! As your personal motivator, your goals are also mine and together we will achieve the body of your dreams! I will lead you every step of the way to a healthier and more enjoyable life!
My wife and I love wild life, the beach, the ocean, the sun, mountains, and nature in general... together we are living our dreams to have the most complete advanced and nature oriented wellness center for you and our community! We are delighted to welcome you to join our wellness family!
Advanced Degrees & Certifications: Master Trainer/ Performance Nutrition by ISSA, Physical Fitness Specialist by CIAR, Bodies in Motion and Resistance Tools by Silver Sneakers, Advance Health & Fitness Specialist by ACE, Clinical Exercise Therapist and Exercise Physiologist by ACSM, MS Exercise & Nutrition by Cooper University, PhD. Alternative Natural Medicine by Quantum University, Plant-Based Nutrition by Cornell University, Reiki Master/ Energy Medicine by Hardwood Yoga Center, TRX Suspension Training by TRX, Moms & Kids in Motion/ Group Training Fitness Instructor by SCW, Professional Recognized Member of IDEA, Martial Arts and Self Defense Instructor by WMAF and JKA.
In 1998, I attended the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy where I received my 540 hr. diploma for Massage Therapy and Bodywork. In 1999, I became Nationally Certified. Directly out of massage school, I gained invaluable expertise working with acute and chronic injuries, muscular and neurological dysfunctions and diseases at STAR Physical Therapy and discovered just how powerful a Massage Therapy regimen can be in the physical rehabilitation process.
12 years prior to opening Beach Life Wellness, I have had the pleasure of serving the fine people of Boca Grande. I have had many wonderful opportunities to meet and serve an eclectic group of prominent people on this exquisite island. People such as President George W. Bush, the First Lady Laura, daughters Jenna & Barbara, Sr. President George Bush & the First Lady Barbara, FL Governor Jeb Bush and the DuPont family frequented the Spa at the Gasparilla Inn where I served 11 wonderful years.
This has been an exciting year for me! On top of all the excitement of starting this new business venture, I came full circle and completed an amazing 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Certification Program including Aerial Yoga & Reiki. I also enjoyed a Cruise to Bermuda for a Medical Massage Certification. I have so much to share. Whether you are looking for relaxation or specific deep muscle therapy, I am committed to sharing the amazing health benefits and wellness lifestyle that massage therapy & yoga is such an integral part of. With my understanding of Anatomy, Physiology & Modern Medicine combined with my background in Eastern Healing Arts, you can expect to experience a level of relief of your common aches & pains and support on your wellness journey in our first session together. You only get one body, so let's take care of it!
Advanced Certifications Received in: Medical Massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Electro-Stimulation, Reiki, Hydrotherapy & Thermalism, Lymphatic Drainage, Traditional Thai, Hot Stone Massage, Bamboo Fusion, Pilates Mat, Pilates Ball, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, Aerial Yoga Certification, Reiki Level 2
"I will lead you to a longer and healthier life!"
Fitness has been my life-long passion! Since I was a kid, I enjoyed joining my Dad's workout every morning, running on the beach, surfing the Pacific waves, doing Pull-ups on the monkey bars, and Push-ups before taking a swim. I always had that sense of wellness that I learned through example from my family. At the age of 5, I began practicing the Traditional Shotokan Karate where I learned to develop respect for others and a stronger Mind-Body consciousness. At the age of 13, I earned my black-belt and besides my martial arts, I began practicing a variety of other sports such as soccer and tennis.
As of late Oct. 2013, my husband, Lucho and I are excited to combine our expertise with other respected professionals from our area and open a business of our dreams only 0.7 miles from the beautiful Casey Key and Nokomis Public Beach! We are here to support you on your wellness journey and provide the best Holistic Healing & Preventive Medicine services to our community!
My inspiration for "hands-on-healing" began in 1994 when I discovered Acu-Yoga, a self-healing discipline which implements holding acupressure points while engaged in Yoga asanas intended to relieve common ailments.
Tera Leigh Lanier is a licensed Acupuncture Physician. She has a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine
as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She attended East West College of Natural Medicine
in Sarasota where she lives with her two children. She is trained in Master Tung’s Acupuncture protocol
and incorporates this effective style with Traditional Chinese Medicine to enhance the body’s own
natural ability to heal itself when it is guided to do so.
With electric stimulation and cupping she is proficient in pain management and joint therapy.
She believes combining acupuncture, Chinese medicine, clean eating and the proper exercise is truly
the way to a long, healthy life.
As well as treating chronic illnesses, Dr. Lanier can guide the patient to the importance of Acupuncture as preventative medicine to insure a healthier future. Although she has spent years in Colorado, South Carolina and New England, Tera is a native Floridian and has herself continued to benefit from the beach lifestyle.
"Holistic skin therapy for sound body and soul"
For as long as I can remember, overall health and wellness has been important to me. It was learning
about and from receiving Reiki that opened up a newfound passion in healing for others and is where
I began my path towards skin care.
I completed a 600 hour professional esthetics program, earning my license as a facial specialist and as
a body wrapper. I am also a Reiki II practitioner, offering energy healing to achieve not only radiant skin
but sound body and mind also.
I strive to help clients diagnose and better understand their skin issues through a tranquil and relaxing
experience. Whatever your skin concerns or conditions may be, I will use my skills and knowledge to
give you a luxurious experience and recommend a home care regimen that will keep your skin looking
and feeling fabulous between facial visits. I’m passionate about nutrition and the affects it has on the
skin as well as exploring organic ingredients and products that are safe and useful. Continuing my
education on new skin care techniques and treatments is a priority of mine.
I enjoy to spend time with my family and friends, love reading, the outdoors and nature.
I’m excited to be a part of the talented team of individuals who offer full-body wellness at Beach Life Wellness!
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