Amy Hopkins is an advocate for wellness – plain and simple. Since earning her nursing degree from the University of New Hampshire and her massage certification from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, she has spent the last 17 years creating a body of professional wellness work.
During her early years working in Maternal/Child nursing in various hospital settings, Amy’s interest in holistic medicine was reinforced as she saw first-hand the need for it in her patients and in herself. In 1998, an adventurous move to Colorado stimulated her passion for all-things-healthy, mind, body, and spirit. It was here that Amy realized that wellness would be her life’s work.
In 2009, Amy opened GLOW, LLC – an innovative studio that is the culmination of Amy’s unique blend of expertise, commitment to wellness and desire to develop and share this holistic perspective with her community and beyond.
direct phone #: 207-641-7353
Moira received her massage and polarity therapy certification in 2003 from the Polarity Realization Institute in Ipswich, MA and has been practicing at GLOW since 2010. Her unique style blends a variety of effective wellness therapies, crafting an individualized session that addresses her client’s particular needs at the time of treatment – and their overall wellness journey. She intuitively draws from her trainings in swedish massage, polarity, thai yoga massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular technique, reiki, ayurveda, sacred hot stones, herbal studies, as well as, her additional background in art and design.
Having been a childbirth doula for 10 years, Moira also specializes in maternal wellness which includes extensive training in massage and bodywork for preconception/fertility, pregnancy, labor/childbirth, postpartum, and newborn/infant massage instruction.
Moira enjoys a laid-back, yet actively outdoor, lifestyle with her husband and son, and their two lively German Shorthair Pointer dogs, tucked among the pine trees in Cape Neddick, Maine.
direct phone #: 978-500-1806
Laura graduated from the Downeast School of Massage Therapy in 2000, with a specialty in the mind-body connection. She brings a holistic approach to each bodywork session, integrating her background in craniosacral therapy, reiki, and myofascial release. Laura works on the intuitive level to dial in to whatever her client needs are at that moment. Her areas of expertise include: relief of neck, shoulder, and back pain due to injury or repetitive movement, and relief of depression and stress using the neuromuscular and energetic systems to access and release emotions stored in the tissue.
Laura has been with GLOW since 2010, and in addition to massage therapy also offers astrological counseling sessions, and private yoga instruction in the Ashtanga, Yin, or restorative traditions. She has mentored and studied extensively in both these disciplines since 1999 and 1996 respectively.
In addition to her work at GLOW, Laura is also a surfer and surf instructor for Liquid Dreams in York. She is blessed to be the mother of seven year old twins, a son and daughter.
direct phone #: 207-251-1771
When Cherise’s oldest son was 7 years old, he had trouble falling asleep at night due to a “busy” mind, which led her to sign him up for a kid’s yoga class. When she saw the positive changes happening in him, she decided to also try a yoga class for herself and has been hooked ever since!
After having a personal yoga practice for 7 years, Cherise decided to train for her two loves; yoga and massage. Graduating from Yoga On York’s 200 hour teacher training, and Hesser College with her massage therapy diploma in 2010, Cherise feels that the combination of yoga and massage work well together to cultivate a mindful, holistic approach to health and wellness. In addition to massage therapy, she currently offers private and semi-private yoga instruction at GLOW.
After having owned her own Yoga and Massage Studio in Hampton NH, she is happy to be back in her hometown of York Maine after the arrival of her baby girl and the energy of her two teenage boys. Cherise most loves spending time with her kids, yoga, running, reading, and learning all things new!
direct phone #: 603-475-2168
Isabel received her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the United States. She is licensed and board-certified to practice Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in New Hampshire and Maine. Isabel’s gentle acupuncture style draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese acupuncture and Kiiko Matsumoto style of acupuncture. Working in a variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to community to private settings, Isabel has developed the ability to design comfortable and effective treatments to suit the individual needs of all her patients. Isabel incorporates her background of Western herbalism, nutrition, psychology, and humanities to address each individual as a whole, focusing on a strong foundation to foster each persons full potential for health. Isabel is currently serving as a board member for the New Hampshire Acupuncture and Asian Medicine Board, and continues her studies with her mentors as well as through continuing education opportunities to continually be at the forefront of what acupuncture and herbal medicine can offer for her patients.
direct phone #: 207-400-7721
Kate is the health and nutrition coach at GLOW, and sees people who are looking for the “How to” in improving their health through better diet and lifestyle choices. People who have been to doctors with no good answers, or tried every diet out there to no success, or maybe need a little guidance on what is healthy and what is not. Many of Kate’s clients have been women who struggle with their relationship with food, weight troubles, digestive discomfort and finding balance in their lives. Her goal in working together is to find the root causes of your troubles and provide you with the support necessary to fully embrace your dietary and lifestyle changes.
Kate began her journey in healthy living over 10 years ago when she became a massage therapist. The desire to improve her own health from digestive stress and also help her clients improve their lives, eventually led Kate to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she became a certified holistic health coach. Kate loves being able to help others get back to the basics of healthy living in a fun and enjoyable manner. She is a wife, mother of three little boys, and passionate about being her most optimum self so she can help others in creating a more positive life experience.
direct phone #: 603-970-1282
Nicole Masterson is a licensed aesthetician, educator, beekeeper and makeup artist. Her passion for natural, holistic approaches to health and beauty is an ever evolving pursuit. At GLOW, Nicole offers individual skin care consultations, including chemical-free facials and makeup applications. Her mission to keep our bodies and the environment free from toxins has also led her to create her own skincare line, Just bee skinfood. Many of her ingredients come straight from her organic garden, including raw honey, beeswax, roses and chamomile.
Nicole is inspired by the common sense of mother nature’s approach to beauty but she has also researched, trained and worked with some of the most elite in the spa industry. By integrating concepts from western science, herbalism, Ayurveda and the fruits of beekeeping, she has developed her own unique philosophy for skin care. Nicole’s artistic nature and background also compliment her approach in aesthetics, as she is one of the Seacoast’s premier makeup artists. Her work has donned the pages of multiple magazines, including Seacoast Bride, Maine Magazine, and Well Wed.
Nicole spends much of her time tending to her family’s small farm, sewing, and hanging out with her three sons, husband and dog. When she’s not at the homestead, check the beach!
direct phone #: 207-363-9221
Lisa McAllister received her childbirth training through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) and has been with GLOW since its’ beginning in 2010. Having personally experienced both Cesarean Birth as well as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) with her three children, Lisa understands firsthand the many varied hopes, joys, concerns, fears, and questions expectant parents have when preparing for their child’s birth. Her professional path has been paved by a desire to empower mothers and fathers to advocate for themselves and their envisioned births.
With years of experience as both high school teacher and mother, Lisa naturally brings a genuinely supportive nature to her classes. An avid yoga student, she practiced prenatal and mom/baby yoga with Amy Hopkins, and later had Amy as her doula at her daughter’s birth. It goes without saying that Lisa’s coming to GLOW has been a special and natural fit.
When she’s not grading student papers or racing to yoga class, Lisa is longing for long, summer beach days spent with her husband Nat, their children Flynn, Elouise, and Eamon, and dog Brodie.
direct phone #: 207-752-2124
Nickie fell in love with yoga in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. After many years of personal practice she knew in her heart she wanted to teach yoga. She moved to the Seacoast in 2011 where she completed her RYT 200 hour certification through Yoga on York with Rae Lynn Stackpoole and Jeff Peltz. Shortly thereafter, Nickie received her prenatal yoga teaching certification with Amy Hopkins at GLOW. Thrilled to be a part of the GLOW team, Nickie teaches Prenatal Yoga and Mom & Baby Yoga. Nickie also teaches private and semi-private yoga classes by appointment at GLOW. Nickie also teaches a variety of yoga classes at 3 Bridges Yoga in Durham, NH. When Nickie isn’t practicing or planning her next class, she enjoys spending much time at the beach with her husband Martin and their dog Apple.
direct phone #: 802-922-3003
Tosca has been supporting growing families for more than a decade. Bringing home a new baby can be a time filled with joy, excitement, and love. It can also be a time of fatigue, guilt, fear, and feelings of overwhelm as roles, responsibilities, and routines all change, whether it is the first baby or the fourth. As a mother, Tosca understands the emotional and physical changes that accompany this transition. As a trained doula, postpartum educator, and certified lactation counselor she has the knowledge and skills to help parents navigate this new terrain; cultivating balance, decreasing stress, and expanding joy.
Tosca has also studied child development and neurological integration and in the process has developed a deep understanding of the wisdom and vitality we are all born with. All of her experience and training contribute to her passion for working with families. Whether offering postpartum education or lactation support, Tosca’s goal is to empower families to find their center, identify their goals, explore creative solutions, and discover wisdom in the journey.
When not helping families, Tosca can be found in the woods with her own family, homeschooling her boys, cooking food fresh from the garden, or enjoying a quiet moment to knit.
direct phone #: 207-251- 9799
Sage is a Registered Yoga Instructor and Certified Midwife with additional experience in childbirth education, postpartum doula care and lactation support. Prior to becoming a midwife, she worked in various women’s health, family and internal medicine practices.
Sage loves yoga because the practice grows and nurtures us in all stages of life. It affords all of us a means to be truly connected to our authentic selves. In our practice, whatever the level, we can use the postures and breath as a way to be fully present in the moment, united physically, mentally and spiritually. Sage combines her professional and personal experiences to deliver a compassionate approach to yoga based on the belief that we are all connected, surrounded by infinite joy and compassion and here to support one another.