WellBEing Resource: Natural Health, Wellness, and Holistic Guide for Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Folsom


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Get Featured in the Next WellBEing Resource!

We are now reserving space in the upcoming edition of WellBEing Resource ~ we locally distribute 20,000+ of the annual print guide; All featured will be included in the online directory + can post unlimited happenings to the WellBEing community calendar.

UPDATE: We are in the midst of a website revamp, with an easy to navigate directory & amazing new calendar of events.

We’ll also have opportunities for some of those featured to submit blog posts, be on our new podcast, host WellBEing Mixers, do a facebook live with Jill, and more!

More info at

Schedule a time to talk w/Jill HERE

Ragaia Belovarac ~ Blue Sage Ayurveda

BlueSageWebInterview with Ragaia Belovarac – Steward, Blue Sage Ayurveda, M.A., C.A.S., P.K.S., C.M.T. in Nevada City, CA

Hi Ragaia! What do you offer in the community?

Ayurvedic pancha karma programs, which include detoxification and rejuvenation therapies.

What led you to offering these services and classes?

A life journey of seeking and exploring holistic healing practices that I could integrate into my daily life.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love seeing others show up with the desire to create and better themselves. I feel blessed to have connected with the healing practices of Ayurveda, because it contains many potent tools that people can understand and integrate into their lives in ways that actually sustain healing. It’s very gratifying to facilitate a space where people can come and explore their healing journeys.

What inspires you?

I am always inspired by observing the strength of the human spirit when a person becomes motivated to improve their health and quality of life. In that light, my focus is to help individuals make the shift from surviving to thriving by exploring their highest potential.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

For me, I see each day as the present “gift”. Each time a new client arrives at Blue Sage Sanctuary a unique healing journey begins.  I do my best to be fully available for that journey. As we go forward in time, I continue to look forward to Ayurveda more fully integrating with other medical practices.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing Resource is a great platform for clients to find practitioners and see the unique gifts we all have to share within our community, in addition to offering a forum for fellow practitioners to network and refer.

Would you like to offer something special for the WellBEing readership?

10% off for anyone wanting to book an initial 2 hour Ayurvedic consultation.

Great ~ Thanks so much Ragaia!

Blue Sage Sanctuary is located in Nevada City, CA.

For more info on Ayurvedic services and Pancha Karma, visit:, email, or call 888-878-5222.




Heart Works – Melanie Channell

photo_1_3inHi Melanie! Thanks so much for doing this interview 🙂

What do you offer in the community?

Numerology, tarot readings, life purpose readings and classes, Energy Healing, crystal healing sessions, and a variety of classes.

What led you to offering these services and classes?

I attended a 3 day Leadership Awakening experience through Empower U (Living Like It Matters), that helped me to realize that I could follow my passion; that even if it got challenging, with persistence and follow through I had within me what it takes to follow my dreams. This power is within everyone, and I made a decision at that time to become the leader and healer that I know I am. I have worked through a lot of adversity in my life, which has made me a stronger and more compassionate person and I strive to help others see the same in themselves.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love teaching people how to get in touch with their intuition and inner healing abilities.

What inspires you?

Many things inspire me, but here are few of my favorites: A big genuine smile aimed at me, people who can laugh at their mistakes, walking in nature, music that either hits your sensitivity button or makes you want to get up and dance, people who, even through great adversity, help to make this planet a better place..

I love that! What are you looking forward to in the future?

​Connecting with spiritual seekers through teaching and writing on a bigger scale.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I like being a part of WellBeing Resource because it gives our local community a place to find quality practitioners and events for their health and spiritual needs.

Is there something special you’d like to offer WellBEing readers?

I would like to offer WellBeing Resource readers 25% off any service for mentioning this post.

Great ~ Thanks so much Melanie!

Melanie is located by appointment in Sacramento.   ​​

Visit to view more about her services and classes. Also, feel free contact her at 916-920-7832 or





Rev Shannon Cary, Spiritual Counselor

Hi Rev Shannon! Thanks for this interview 🙂

What do you offer in the community?

Intuitive Spiritual Guidance, Energetic Healings & Meditation (Visualization) Techniques

What led you to offering these services?

Many different experiences that have happened in my life

What do you love most about what you do?

Assisting others to see their own truth & owning mine

What inspires you?

Knowing myself & others for who they truly are

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Continuing to follow my heart & enjoy what life has to offer

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?

Connection & Community

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

Mention WellBEing for $10 OFF your first 1/2 hour session.

Thanks Rev. Shannon!

Rev. Shannon offers services virtually via phone or Skype, an in person in Sacramento and Folsom.

For more info, visit, connect on Facebook: /Hearts2Heart

Contact Rev. Shannon at or 916-712-6012.

Dr. Marla McMahon ~ SATYA wellbeing

marla2_3inMarla McMahon: Psychotherapist integrating meditation, yoga, and more! Thanks for doing this interview 🙂 

What do you offer in the community?

I offer holistic psychotherapy for many conditions including stress, anxiety, weight issues, and depression for adults and adolescents. My approach to working with my clients includes mindfulness meditation, breathwork, yoga psychotherapy, iRest yoga nidra, relaxation training, and mindful eating. I also teach therapeutic yoga nidra, mindfulness meditation, and mindful eating workshops at several yoga studios in town.

Quite unique! What led you to offering that?

After being in the psychology field for more than fifteen years, I brought my love of yoga and meditation to my therapeutic work. I found that bringing therapy onto the mat through yoga and meditation offered a healing approach to my clients. I found this to be a valuable addition to traditional psychotherapy.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love being able to teach clients relaxation skills and how to better manage their mood holistically. So many of my clients have been able to stay off antidepressants and other medications through the combination of talk therapy, yoga, and meditation.

Marla1_5inWhat inspires you?

Over the years, I’ve met so many people dealing with much hardship in their lives including past trauma, terminal illness, and other difficult circumstances. I am inspired by the way these individuals have the inner strength to meet these difficulties with grace.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I look forward to ongoing research in the field of meditation, yoga, and healthy eating for psychological conditions. I look forward to our country being more interested in holistic health care and reducing the number of individuals on psychiatric medications.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

I enjoy hearing about other individuals in the area offering wellness and healing in a holistic approach.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

I would like to offer 10% off the initial consultation to WellBEing readers.

Thanks so much Marla!

Dr. Marla is located, by appointment, at 949 University Ave #210 in Sacramento. 

For more info, visit or contact her at or 916-290-3994



Diane Hovey, Ph.D. ~ Transformational Healing

Hi Diane! Thanks so much for doing this interview 🙂

diane - Portrait -_3INWhat do you offer in the community?

I offer healing that embraces mind/body/spirit. My training includes the scientific understanding of problems within the body, as well as formal training in psychology with a masters in counseling and a PhD in biomed. Coupled with that I have trained with shamanic masters from around the globe starting when still in my early twenties back in the late 1960’s up to the present. Most recently I spent time learning from a Malecu shaman in Costa Rica.

What led you to offering the services you do?

It was in part my own frustration with the current medical approach to healing that did not even begin to address the issues.

What do you love most about what you do?

What I love most is watching my clients change while on my treatment table. Seeing their faces relax as paid dissolves and watching them leave wearing a smile — and sometimes carrying the crutches they needed to walk when they arrived.

What inspires you?

Inspiration comes from many places. My clients’ improvement fuels my passion to learn more. The excitement of discovery, and the potential of doing even more, stokes the fire to continue being better. Living where I do surrounds me with the grounding of trees and water, the elemental energies that bring it all into balance. Knowing that while I cannot help everyone, I can help many live happier and more fulfilled lives.

Hovey Diane - Maleku shaman calling spirits_5INWhat are you looking forward to in the future?

I am looking toward shifting my work away from the physically demanding aspects and toward the more subtle approaches. I see that including more of the lymphatic and cranial sacral work, coupled with brainwave conditioning. These modalities pair beautifully with the shamanic work. I will also be bringing more of my photography into my practice to create unique healing images conceived in a healing journey for my shamanic clients. I see them as being a large, fine art image printed on metal that will serve as a meditation focal point for my client during his or her healing process.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing Resource is a unique publication that reaches out into the community in a way other directories do not. It is more than a directory. It is also a network that succeeds in bringing like minded individuals together who would have never otherwise met.

Thanks so much Diane!

Diane is located by appointment in Fair Oaks, CA.  

Fore more info, visit and

Contact Diane direct at 916-925-8200 / 916-965-6558 or



Steve Metzger, RN, CMT of Revive Therapy Massage & Myofascial Release

4648136_orig_5inHi Steve! Thanks for doing this interview 🙂 

What do you offer in the community?

Holistic bodywork for pain and for many “medical” problems that do not respond to pills and surgery. My specialties are women’s health, sports, and holistic health maintenance.

What led you to offering that?

The joy of seeing health and healing using my hands and heart.

What do you love most about what you do?

Making someone’s day and life better. Taking steps of the healing path with my clients.

3218276_orig_3inWhat inspires you?

The hope and participation of persons seeking health and healing.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Continuing helping people one at a time on the road to better lives.

Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?  

WellBEing clients are convinced that except for emergencies, the holistic approach is superior to medication and surgery.

Would you like to offer something special for WellBEing Resource readers?

Yes, $20 off your first visit.

Great ~ Thanks so much Steve!

Steve is located in the Rosemont area of Sacramento and in Fair Oaks.

Find out more info at or by calling: 916-761-4852.

View Steve’s client testimonials HERE.
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Laurie Loving, MSW, Certified Watsu® Practitioner ~ Loving Aquatic Massage

unnamed (7)Hi Laurie! Thanks for doing this interview. I wanted to share more about what you offer as I really enjoyed my own personal Watsu® session with you!

So that the community is clear, please share what do you offer….

I float, massage, stretch, and swirl people in my beautiful warm-water pool, a completely different dimension of relaxation known as “Watsu®” (water + shiatsu). The pool, surrounded by tropical plants, is enclosed in a large white yurt dome for privacy and colorful floral wall hangings bring a touch of Hawaii to this sacred space.

What led you to offering that?

Warm-water massage (both giving and receiving) relieves my pain and stiffness from arthritis and fibromyalgia and greatly reduces any emotional stress I’m feeling. How many people do you know that feel better after working? I wanted to share this blessing with everyone.

LAM-Nan Shows PoolWhat do you love most about what you do?

The moments of quiet stillness in the pool, the person relaxed in my arms, his or her face released from pain and looking innocent and luminescent.

What inspires you?

The heartfelt gratitude from people following a session.

What are you looking forward to in the future?

I’ll be taking a new class this summer called Waterdance where people experience the magic of being an underwater “dolphin”. The client is given nose clips, then gradually and gently is taken entirely under the water. Once freed from the bounds of head support and gravity, the client‟s body can be moved, stretched, and worked into literally unlimited ways. Waterdance incorporates elements of massage, Aikido, dolphin and snake movements, rolls, somersaults, inversions, dance, and much more. The effects of this work include physical release and can induce deep states of relaxation, meditation, bliss, and even visions. I’m so excited!unnamed (8)

Sounds awesome! Why do you like being a part of WellBEing Resource?

The directory is so well done and beautiful!  It’s really the finest local resource for putting all the area’s alternative healthcare providers together. Plus, when I “google” myself, my listing in the WellBeing directory comes in at the top!

Awesome ~ Thanks Laurie! 

Laurie is located in Davis, CA (just 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento).

Get in touch with her by calling 530-219-5118 or visiting

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