Joyce Sonoda, Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Joyce Sonoda is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist certified in Clean Needle Technique. While completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, her enthusiasm for complementary medicine encouraged her to accomplish a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Joyce looks beyond symptoms to treat the whole person through Acupuncture, OM modalities, OM nutrition and herbal medicine. With her well-rounded background in Kinesiology, sports medicine, and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Joyce is capable of achieving effective results by addressing underlying conditions that make the body more susceptible to pain and injury.
Her primary goal is to provide every one of her patients with quality care so that their mind and body can perform at their best. There is nothing more rewarding to Joyce than to see a patient improve their health and wellness through a collaborative relationship with their health practitioner.
Outside of the clinic, Joyce enjoys spending time with her fiance, her four rescue dogs, and playing Scrabble with her 90 year old grandmother.
Lydia Au, Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Lydia is a heart-centered healer and a music-loving mother of two adventurous boys. After having had the wonderful opportunity to stay home and fully nurture the loves of her life, she came back to the workforce and found Elizabeth and Blue Heart Wellness. People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) and Blue Heart’s mission of increasing accessibility and availability of acupuncture treatments and in turn improving the health and lives of our community totally resonated with her.
Lydia received her BS in Health Science at Purdue University and studied Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She graduated summa cum laude at South Baylo University with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2009.
Lydia has been working as a licensed acupuncturist since 2010 in various clinic settings and no other clinic has given her so much happiness and fulfillment. She’s extremely grateful to be a part of each patient’s healing journey and assisting their progress. Outside the clinic, she loves spending time with her hubby, her Lego-master kindergartener and her dinosaur-loving preschooler.
Eve Harburg, Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Andrea Montoya Johannessen, Massage Therapist
Andrea is California State Certified through the California Massage Therapy Council and is covered under the insurances of the American Massage Council. Andrea graduated top of her class from Bryman College in 2002 and also received her certification in Complimentary Alternative Medicine in 2005. She continues her education and research in order to provide the best individualized treatment for each person’s health & wellbeing. Andrea prides herself in her expertise in communicating with her clients to give them exactly the service they need to enhance their health and wellbeing. She is thrilled to join the Blue Heart Team and will begin her services in June 2017.
Lisa Montagna, Reiki Master & Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Lisa is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Elite Initiate of Master John Douglas, Transformational Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and Founder of Intuitive Energetics.
She has been working with clients since 1999 and many of her clients have come to her with unresolved trauma, depression, PTSD and various physical traumas. Lisa helped them to experience less pain and a deep core healing while giving them the tools needed to help them feel better and stronger on a daily basis.
She also facilitates group-healing events and teaches classes in personal transformation as well as practitioner courses for healers and certification for her Intuitive Energetics techniques.