2020 Women’s Wellness Weekend Presenters and Teachers

Below is an alphabetical list of 2020 Women’s Wellness Presenters and Teachers, scroll down to see their complete biographies.

  • Priscilla Bright
  • Elenora Cage
  • Heather Caufield
  • Priscilla DiConti
  • Emily Harrison
  • Myra Howard
  • Terry James
  • Rifka Kreiter
  • Kate Lynch
  • Cheryl McKereghan
  • Lisa Montanus
  • Angel Ortloff
  • Claudia Ross
  • Sharon Suess
  • Nancy Tisch


More presenters to be announced! 



Priscilla Bright, MA

(MPH in Health Behavior – Boston U. School of Medicine)
Priscilla Bright, MA, is on the faculty of the Omega Institute & the NY Open Center. She completed the Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course with Dr. Rick Hanson in Ireland and is the Former School Dean of the renowned international Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she worked training healers from over 40 countries. Her private energy healing practice is in NYC and online, and she runs her workshops in NYC and the Hudson Valley and online, teaching skills for profound inner healing and stress reduction for women and for all people with empathetic sensitive natures, as well as healers from all health professions.


Ellenora Cage

From relaxation to specialty massage (abdominal, uterine, myofascial, trigger point etc) that addresses specific needs, Ellenora Cage has been providing clients with a wonderful experience for over 10 years. Elle is an NYS licensed massage therapist who specializes in women’s health and well being.  She is devoted to providing a warm, comfortable and relaxing environment to help leave behind the cares of the day and slip into a state of peaceful bliss. Using aromatherapy, organic oils and warmth in the massage help to bring your body into a state of deep relaxation.  For more information about me, my website is: moonmindbodyworks.com


Priscilla DeConti, CZT, RN

Priscilla DeConti, CZT, and retired RN, has created a new life with her art and learning new ways of being creative.  She began Zentangle on her own and went for training in June of last year.  Now she enjoys the practice of Zentangle and other creative arts and also enjoys sharing this with others.


Myra Howard, LMT

Myra Howard is the owner of Chi Moshi Massage Studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. She graduated from the Swedish Institute and received her license as a New York State Massage Therapist in 2002, with additional certifications in Myofacial Release and Pre/Postnatal Massage. Myra is also a Certified Lactation Counselor. Chi Moshi is a community-based practice offering comprehensive therapeutic treatments to help relieve pain, stiffness and stressed areas caused by injury. Myra utilizes a variety of techniques and modalities to improve range of motion and muscle function to maximize optimal health. Myra’s massage experience includes customized consultations on maintenance and healthy lifestyle choices. Her clientele describes her as highly skilled, intuitive, attentive, thorough, warm and knowledgeable. “I love my profession! As a student of bodywork, I am passionate about exploring progressive approaches to improve my client’s experience. Oftentimes, injuries are deeper than they appear. My training and intuition enable me to identify, treat and manage these symptoms.” Phone number: 718-230-8700  Email: myra@chimoshi.com Website:  chimoshi.com


Terry James

Terry is excited to introduce glass etching to Women’s Wellness Weekend.  She has run several different arts and crafts programs for Frost Valley for the past 15 years through both Day Camp and the School’s Out Programs.  She loves creating things with both children and adults.  Terry has attended Women’s Wellness Weekend for 6 years now and is always looking for a way to give back to this fantastic community.


Rifka Kreiter

Rifka is a teacher/facilitator with over 40 years of experience in a wide range of meditation techniques and practices, including mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist meditation, and Western syntheses like the est Training. She has led sessions at Women’s Wellness Weekend for more than 10 years now.  Check out stories from her memoir, Home Free: Adventures of a Child of the Sixties on her blog: rifkakreiter.com. Come meditate!


Kate Lynch

Kate Lynch has been teaching yoga and meditation and cultivating community since 2002. She endeavors in each class to create safe, inclusive space for self-nurturing and unfolding. Her core values are empathy, integrity, equity and respect. Kate offers accessible variations and encourages non-judgmental awareness. Her classes have been called welcoming, friendly, creative, intuitive, and fun. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.  


Cheryl McKereghan

Cheryl McKereghan received her interdisciplinary yoga instructor certification from Omega Institute in 1997.  She is also an NYS licensed massage therapist and aesthetician with a private practice in Park Slope Brooklyn.  Cheryl teaches a variety of classes at the 2 Ys in Park Slope including prenatal yoga, mom and baby yoga, yin and restorative, gentle hatha and vinyasa.  www.cherylmckereghan.com


Lisa Montanus

Lisa Montanus began her journey into sound healing in 2011, when she became a student at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies in Vermont.  She was drawn to sound after personally experiencing its power to heal. Lisa has studied with several renowned teachers and has developed her own unique practice, using voice, Himalayan and crystal bowls, and drums, among other tools. Her passion is creating sound spaces for people to connect with their own healing wisdom.   If you wish to contact Lisa, she can be reached at lmontanus@gmail.com, or 845-901-0445.

Angel Ortloff

Angel Ortloff is an LMT practicing at her home and at River Rock Spa in
Woodstock New York. For the last 10 years, she has been offering
therapeutic modalities according to the client’s preferences and need. For more
information, please go to angelortloff.com.


Claudia Ross, LMT

Claudia Ross is the Owner/Operator of Claudia’s Day Spa, New Paltz, NY.
She has been studying and practicing the art and science of massage since
the mid 70’s. As a National Board Certified and State Licensed Massage
Therapist, she strives for deep relaxation during treatments. This helps the
client connect with the place where regeneration and self-healing exist. In
her practice, she is continually recognized as a Healer… but she believes we
are all Healers and that her work aids that process. During the Women’s
Wellness Weekend she will be offering Reflexology, Reiki, Swedish,
Ayurvedic Facial and/or Body Massage. For a full list of her services please
visit. www.newpaltzmassage.com. She looks forward to connecting and
exchanging physical {handshakes…hugs}, mental {ideas…needs} and
spiritual {beliefs…divine} energies!


Sharon Suess

Sharon has been teaching this watercolor class since the inception of WWW. She was formerly the graphic designer for Frost Valley before she retired in 2008. She still does freelance design, and now has more time for painting, drawing and other creative endeavors.


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