All bodywork appointments are scheduled directly with the therapist, not through South Boston Yoga. Payments are made directly to the individual bodyworker. Gift cards purchased through South Boston Yoga are for SBY services only, and do not include massage or private sessions (unless specifically stated in a promotion). Please contact the therapist directly to schedule an appointment with the contact information below.
- David Vendetti, KMI, ERYT
- Kinesis Myofacial Integration, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
- firstname.lastname@example.org; (617) 315-7448
After over ten years experience of studying and teaching yoga and various movement modalities, I graduated from Tom Myer's KMI professional certification. I am currently assisting Tom Myer's 500 hour program. In October of 2010 I re-opened South Boston Yoga as a center of health and wellness incorporating hands-on bodywork with yoga instruction and therapy.
- Derik Newton
- LMT, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
My journey into the science and art of bodywork has been one of healing and discovery. The extent to which change can occur through sensitively trained human touch was unknown to me as a former athlete living with chronic pain from an incurable lumbar spine injury. I understand how pain and decreased mobility can affect the whole person - body, mind, and soul - and I now revere the potential for healing that bodywork can offer.
I am a graduate of Cortiva Institute, have studied Myofascial Yoga Therapy with David Vendetti, and trained in Reiki with Shelley Devine. These experiences have helped me to understand that deep tissue manipulation can be performed with sensitivity and compassion, and that profound transformation can flow from the lightest touch. My practice today focuses on effective communication with the client in order to achieve his or her goal, whether it be minor stress reduction or significant structural change.
For more information www.DerikLMT.com.
- Joseph Welch, BCSI, KMI, LMT
- Kinesis Myofascial Integration Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Myofascial Yoga Therapist
Joseph Welch is a Board Certified Structural Integrator having graduated from the Kinesis Intitute's 500 hour KMI Training Program in June 2013. He is a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing massage and body work for over seven years. A 2006 graduate of the 900 hour intensive Muscular Therapy program from MTI, he completed his 500 hour yoga teacher training and Myofascial Yoga Therapy Certification at South Boston Yoga with David Vendetti.
Joseph is certified in Thai Yoga Massage through Lotus Palm of Montreal, Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy, and a certified Reiki Master Healer. He has taken workshops in Aston Patterning, Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy workshops with Dr. Joe Muscolino, Visceral Manipulation and CranioSacral Therapy. After receiving his certification in KMI, he went on to complete workshops in Scar Tissue Release, Cranial Rolfing, Fascial Fitness Basic and Teacher Training, and walking the Line Gait Analysis Training through the Kinesis Institute.
Joseph takes an integrated mind-body approach to his work. With a focus on working with postural patterns that are creating strain and pain in his clients. He is a dedicated practitioner who draws from many training modalities to help clients find balance and ease in their bodies.