Holistic Team

Dr. Domenick Braccia


Medical Director of Holistic Services

Dr. Domenick Braccia joins Liberation Way as Medical Director of Holistic Services. Dr. Braccia most recently served as Medial Director at SOAR, a drug treatment facility located in Philadelphia, PA. Since 1992 Dr. Braccia has provided in and outpatient medical services across Pennsylvania. Dr. Braccia has also been involved with various research studies which included treatment of alcohol, drug addiction, neurological disorders, narcotic withdrawal as well as chemotherapy.

In 1987, Dr. Braccia earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA. He interned at Mercer Catholic Medical Center and completed his residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital focusing on family practice. Dr. Braccia chose to focus on the treatment of substance abuse and entered a two year fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania/VA Medical Center. Dr. Braccia serves as a member in several professional societies for physicians. His dedication to the treatment of patients who suffer from medical, mental and addictive behaviors, provide Liberation Way the opportunity to serve those in need.

Jaclyn Lewin


CADCI/Zumba Instructor

Jaclyn Lewin is a certified Zumba instructor and has been teaching Zumba to kids and adults for 3 years. She is incredibly passionate about her dance and fitness background and her goal is to incorporate taking care of mind, body and soul through dance. Jaclyn believes that Zumba allows you to honor your body without being shamed. It allows you to distract the mind and focus on what is in front of you. She has been in the addictions field for 5 years working in detox. Working on her CADC, Jaclyn joins Liberation Way with much experience and compassion for each and every person that walks through our doors. “We will love you until you learn to love yourself.”

Amy Spicer


Yoga Instructor

Amy is a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance and the Owner and Director of YogaLove. “It was never my intention to become a yoga instructor. I immersed in YogaLove’s original teacher training program purely for a deeper exploration of myself. What happened while I was there was life changing and has quickly become my life’s passion. I stepped on a yoga mat to quiet my mind and decided I never wanted to step off. I have found a joy that did not exist before I began a yoga practice. I am dedicated to helping others down this same path — we all deserve to connected to this LOVE and therefore be free. ” Amy teaches with Grace and humor to create energetic vinyasa classes. She encourages her students to play, explore, and be BRAVE both on the mat and in life.

Christina Manuola


Nutritionist

“To me it’s not just about building a healthier body. It’s about building a healthier life.”

My philosophy towards fitness is that it is the beginning of everything that most people want out of life: health, vitality, beauty, strength, confidence, self love and self-respect. My programs are based on strength conditioning, nutrition, and aerobic training. I have 10 years experience in personal training, and hold current certifications in Insanity, P90X, Train Dirty Fitness BootCamp, Brycked Up Fitness and Pound Training. I find that fitness and healthy eating can help you change the way you look at your body, and help you to love yourself from the inside out.

Credentials:

Certified Personal Trainer ISSA
Insanity Certified Instructor
P90X Certified Instructor
Boot Camp Instructor
Train Dirty Fitness Specialized Boot Camp Instructor
Pound Fitness Trainer
Brycked Up Fitness Trainer

Endurance/Strength Training
Functional Training
Weight Management
Marathon/Trail Running
Sport Specific Training
Nutrition Counseling

Rachel Began


Yoga Instructor

Rachel began her yogic journey as a child, her mother being her first teacher. She was trained at Saraswati River Yoga under the direction of Parvathi Nanda Nath and David Pittenger. Teaching in the Saraswati River Yoga Method, Rachel does her best to hold the space for experience, emotion and joy in class. Through this lineage tradition, Rachel hopes to share the beautiful life science of yoga with every person she can. She is currently working toward her doctorate in Ayurveda and Psychology, to eventually do research into how meditation effects addiction and mental illness.

Meryl Lammers


Music Therapist

Meryl Lammers is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who privately contracts with individuals, groups, and organizations with a variety of needs in the Greater Philadelphia Area.  During her studies at SUNY New Paltz for Music Therapy, Meryl presented a research study at the National Music Therapy Conference in Atlanta, GA in 2002 on the Effectiveness of Drum Circles with friend and colleague Christine Laplante, LHMC. In 2004, she completed her Music Therapy degree and became Board Certified following the completion of an intensive 1200 hour internship through a local hospice company. Meryl became trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) at the Anderson Center for Autism, where she worked with over 130 children with Autism via music therapy.  In 2007, she was recognized as a Reiki Master/Teacher (12th generation Usui Method), and currently offers Reiki on an individual basis. In her 11 years as a music therapist, Meryl has served thousands of clients with a spectrum of needs using music therapy, including hospice, children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sufferers of PTSD, dementia, and drug and alcohol addiction, and the general population through drum circles and group events.

She has acted as a supervisor for music therapy practicum students from SUNY New Paltz and Immaculata University, has mentored colleagues, and continues to provide education and advocacy on music therapy to a variety of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, local government agencies, and other organizations. Her broad range of experience helps her to guide those she serves through the intentional use of music for their growth, healing, self-expression, and communication.