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Who We Are


breathe. is a collective of providers in the St. Johns neighborhood. Through a variety

of disciplines we help individuals care for themselves. We believe in a whole body

and spirit approach to wellness.

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Who We Are


breathe. is a collective of providers in the St. Johns neighborhood. Through a variety

of disciplines we help individuals care for themselves. We believe in a whole body

and spirit approach to wellness.

Rachel violet

Licensed massage Therapist

Rachel has been a practicing massage therapist for 17 years. She attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is still learning every day.  She likes to take a therapeutic approach to bodywork, meaning each session is different, depending on your needs that day. She has trained in deep tissue/sports massage, myofascial release, Swedish, acupressure, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, prenatal massage, reiki and craniosacral therapy.

Rachel feels healing is an ongoing process in life, on all levels. She truly believes that bodywork is part of a preventative and curative care regimen. It's a cooperative effort, so she strives to work with her clients to make sure that they get the most out of each session and an improved quality of life.


Leigh Caruana

esthetician

"Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art" 

2 loves, 1 life.  Skincare has been a 15 year passage into the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life.  Leigh's love for beauty as an art, has been an opening into healing as an art; knowing that how we express ourselves on the outside has so much to do with how we feel within.  Utilizing Reiki energy work in her treatments, as well as a love for astrology, numerology and tarot, she seeks to connect with her clients on a level beyond skin deep.  Her intention is to help ignite the glow that already resides within.

Leigh's own experience diving deep into her soul and healing through astrology, has led her to expand her work into doing natal chart readings within this sacred space, built on bridging gaps.

She invites you to entertain possibilities and be inspired by your own journey; building your strengths from owning your weaknesses, and working with universal energies as a way of letting go, of having faith, most of all in yourself.  A journey far beyond what is visible on the surface, although that will look spectacular too:) 

 

 


Hannah Brie

esthetician

Hannah, an LA native, has 16 years of diverse experience in the aesthetics world and is eager to take Portland by storm with her cutting edge techniques and signature style. She can bring out your inner diva with her unparalleled precision and artistry for eyelash extensions, which has earned her the reputation in Portland as the Lash Queen. When she's not working her little lashes off, her true passion for skin care combines raw talent with a natural instinct for making people look radiant rather than "made up."


 

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Hattie MacLeod

esthetician

Hattie has practiced aesthetics for 7 years and believes that beautiful skin is a result of a balanced mind, body, and lifestyle that begins with you taking time to invest in yourself. Her practice is driven by healing and holistic modalities informed by contemporary skincare technology. Whether it be gentle and thorough waxing or nurturing and results-oriented skin treatments, Hattie finds great joy in providing services that leave you feeling more balanced inside and out. In conjunction with home care, education, and a nurturing touch, she is dedicated to helping each and every client look and feel their best.

 
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Tatum Waters

Esthetician and makeup artist

Tatum studied Esthetics at Beau Monde Academy and finds joy in helping others feel their best. Her affable nature gives clients a level of comfort and confidence that keeps them coming back. This Texas-bred firecracker understands the power of positivity and believes that mutual empowerment is key. Attentive to detail and gifted with an artistic eye, Tatum is ready to help clients meet their skincare and beauty goals, one face at a time. 

 
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jennie kemhus

licensed massage therapist

Jennie graduated from East West College of the Healing arts and has been practicing massage for 13 years.

Passionate about the body and its systems, she has in depth schooling in Anatomy and Physiology. Jennie has training in Anatomy Trains/Myofascial release, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Swedish, and Acupressure. Jennie has an understanding of chronic pain and has focused a lot of her career geared towards helping people regain their momentum with a therapeutic approach and individualized sessions. 

"Muscles have memory of trauma and need the opportunity to be retrained and allow breath to reach the tension. Massage can foster a relationship with oneself to understand the emotional holdings and how to relinquish it so healing can occur."

 

 
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Alyna O'hanlon

Licensed Massage Therapist

Alyna is a graduate of East West College and a longtime advocate of massage, movement, meditation, and nature therapy for strengthening mind, body, and soul.

Often described as calm and thoughtful, Alyna excels at listening to her clients and tailoring treatments to meet their specific needs. Her areas of interest include myofascial release, tui na, Swedish, and deep tissue.

She believes that rest is a profound medicine and is honored and humbled to facilitate clients' reconnection with their inner wisdom.

 
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Tatum marcus 

acupuncturist

Tatum has studied acupuncture at the National College for Natural Medicine here in Portland. Her approach to acupuncture is eclectic, drawing on a variety of methods and ideologies. Overall, she appreciates that non-verbally working with blockages in the body can help move things along in other areas of life too.

Tatum enjoys doing individual sessions, weekly group acupuncture at Breathe, and collaborating with yoga teachers to do acupuncture + restorative yoga classes around Portland. She is available at Breathe for 1 hour private sessions Tuesdays (3-6pm) and Fridays (3-7pm), and group acupuncture on Tuesdays from 6-9pm.

She is currently accepting insurance for individual acupuncture sessions, including Pacific Source, OHP, Regence BCBS, and more. 

Book a group slot or an individual appointment with her here, or contact her via phone 503-891-9700 or email. 

 
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jordan burns 

personal trainer & Nutrition counselor 

Jordan was an athlete as soon as she came kicking out of the womb. She has been a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2011. She enjoys working with a wide range of clients, varying in age and athletic ability. 

Whether you're looking to shed a few pounds, sculpt your legs like a thoroughbred, learn dynamic movements, build a booty like Beyonce, or just get yourself moving, she's got something up her sleeve for you. 

Jordan's goal as a trainer is to create fun, safe, and effective programs tailored to her clients' needs. She believes that movement is a fundamental practice in life that will ultimately lead you to greater health, vitality and happiness.

Contact out more about Jordan on her site: www.jordanburnspdx.com or contact her here.

 
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Paul Cooley

Physical Therapist 

Paul was raised in Washington tulip country. He was humbled during 5 years of commercial fishing in Alaska, and trained by some of the                leaders in his field. He brings a diversity of personal experiences and unique interpersonal investment to his clinical practice as a physical therapist.  

After graduating from University of Portland with a degree in Biochemistry, Paul received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia   University. While recovering from his own childhood weight gain, injuries, aches and pains, Paul has observed that people are not just muscles and bones, but complex individuals with goals, expectations, social needs, and anxieties.  During his training and multiple years of clinical practice, Paul has taught at Pacific University's Physical Therapy program, participated in medical missions to Haiti, and become proficient in the following ailments:

-Chronic and acute low back, shoulder, ankle, knee, hip, neck and upper extremity pain

-Post surgical knees, hips, shoulders, spines, feet and upper extremities

-Sport specific rehab, particularly runners

-Amputee rehab, from barely non-ambulatory to running marathons

-Concussion rehab

Paul is a 5th generation Oregonian and has been part of the St Johns community for 8 years. He believes the steady state of the body should not be pain. Reach out to see how you can live up to your best potential, pain-free.    

 
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Meghan Wheeler-Larson

Esthetician

Meghan is a Seattle native, bringing 17 years experience in Esthetics to her new home in Portland. Trained in theatrical makeup at Cornish College of the Arts and spending 6 seasons with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Meghan became obsessed with brow structure and how it affects the shape of the face- this knowledge has been crucial to her brow shaping technique and further informed her Esthetic training. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail transfers to Jedi-like Brazilian waxing skills as much as her holistic approach to facials. Meghan’s warmth, humor and meticulous nature will leave you glowing and empowered to maintain your result

 
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Kelsey Lawford 

Trauma therapist 

Kelsey has dedicated her life work to help women heal and grow from past trauma and painful experiences and all the side effects with Earth Life Counseling, Integrative Breathwork, Somatic Experiencing, Intuitive Healing, and Yoga Therapy.

Through her own healing journey and with the help of all the people she has worked with worldwide, Kelsey believes that the more we love ourselves the easier it is to embrace change, break through challenges and heal.

It is now her absolute joy to work with all the beautiful women in this tribe who have been through depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma, health issues, self-harm, and toxic relationships to help them find the light in their darkness and realize they can heal and live an amazing life.

Through Kelsey’s group and individual programs she shares the keys to freedom and self-love. The tools and practices Kelsey offers are based on an amazing lifestyle that she is dedicated to living daily.

Book through our site, contact her here, or by phone at 503-522-5741.

 

 

Dr. Nathaniel S. Brigham MD

Medical aesthetics

Nate is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine.  After graduating medical school from Tulane University in New Orleans, he served in the US Navy as a flight surgeon stationed at Whidbey Island, Washington.  There he developed a love for the Pacific Northwest.  He moved to Portland in 2009 and completed Internal Medicine Residency training at Oregon Health and Science University.  Since that time he has been practicing medicine in Portland as a Hospitalist.  

Spurred on by his wife, Nate began exploring the practice of medical aesthetics.  He completed extensive training and continues to study new techniques.  During this process he has seen first hand the dramatic results achievable with neuromodulators (Botox) and hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers (Juvederm/Restylane), results that are usually superior, more natural appearing, and far less invasive than the surgical alternatives.  Witnessing the positive emotional and physical impact this created for patients convinced him of the benefits of medical aesthetics.  Nate enjoys helping patients achieve a natural more youthful appearing self. Find out more about the doctor on his website at www.subtleradiance.com

Book an appointment with him here or contact him by phone at 503-688-9235 or email at info@subtleradiance.com

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What We Do


mind. body. beauty. from bodywork and skin therapy to mental health care and wellness classes and workshops, we strive to create a partnership with our community to foster a sense of thriving, inside and out.

What We Do


mind. body. beauty. from bodywork and skin therapy to mental health care and wellness classes and workshops, we strive to create a partnership with our community to foster a sense of thriving, inside and out.

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ensō


The ensō (円相 , "circle") is a Japanese symbol representing absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void).

In Zen Buddhism, an ensō is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

The Douglas fir is Oregon's state tree. For us it represents this place we've made our home.

ensō


The ensō (円相 , "circle") is a Japanese symbol representing absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void).

In Zen Buddhism, an ensō is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

The Douglas fir is Oregon's state tree. For us it represents this place we've made our home.