We have been best friends for over a decade, affectionately calling each other "soul sisters" long before we ever imagined just how far that divine connection would take us. We met through our mutual connection to real estate. Laura has been practicing real estate since 2004, and has been a top producing Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty since she joined the firm in 2007. Laura has always attributed her real estate success to her "secret weapon" Christy, who has been providing staging and interior decorating services to Laura's clients long before "staging" was even a well known term. Christy has been in retail for over 15 years, owning The Little House Shoppe from 2011-17. Her love of color and composition influences her design aesthetic and her stores. Together, Christy and Laura have always instinctively known that to sell a home, you need to create the right energy to draw the buyer in. Laura and Christy continue to offer full real estate and staging services. Christy and Laura have created a store that embodies positive energy and offers comprehensive merchandise which reflects that mission.
We are Purveyors of Positivity (POP) for the home, body, and soul. POP in and see for yourselves
Christy Abate is co-owner and manager of The Angel Cooperative®. Christy has been in retail for over 15 years, owning The Little House Shoppe from 2011-17. She has been featured on HGTV and HGTV.com. She is the Reader's Choice for Best Home Stager 2018 and 2019 (Ridgefield Magazine). She was also honored as "Women of the Year" at the 13th Annual Women's Forum. She is a former Board member and past Chair of the Board of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce. She has been a model for the annual Ann’s Place Fashion Show and a contestant for the RVNA’s Spelling Bee. She enjoys being a member of the Ridgefield Playhouse Gala Committee. She is also President of the Board for her daughter’s charity BearHug. Christy is Reiki II Certified and a crystal and shungite expert. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She credits her parents with instilling in her the importance of family, community and country.
Carol Essig has been professionally channeling since 2002. She is known both nationally and internationally. She has been counseling people in spiritual practices since 1985. Carol is a channel, sound healer, spiritual teacher, spiritual counselor and vibrational conduit. She connects to the higher realms and frequencies. She is multi-dimensional in her wisdom and has a clear and direct channel. Her approach is simple, but profound with a direct path to the heart. During her sessions she is able to transfer light codes and channel the light and love frequencies of the higher dimensions to entrain others to raise their own vibration. She is a Master of Shamballa Multidimensional Healing since 2000. She is a certified Sound Healer. www.magentaway.com
Sue Baxter is a meditation instructor. “Meditation feeds my core so I can excel in the areas of competition and completion and, at the same time balance a full family life with love, laughter and compassion.” Sue has been trained in Spiritual Leadership and meditation: 2004-2005 training in an Ashram in up-state NY; 2005-2006 training with Insight Meditation, Mass.; 2007-2009 training in NYC with Living Meditation with David H Wagner; 2010 training in ayruvedic farm in Pune India; 2013 Silent retreat, Ganeshpuri, India; 2017 Leadership Training in Presence, Eckhart Tolle. In addition to the events listed above, Sue has attended numerous retreats to include Menla Institute and Living Meditation in Puerto Rico. She guides many to have the same balance and career success that she enjoys.
Kristie Molinaro is an intuitive and reader. She lives in Redding, Connecticut and has worked privately for many years. She is available for psychic medium readings and intuitive healings at The Angel Cooperative. Kristie says, "As a young girl, I always knew I wanted to change the world in some way but I had no idea what intuition was. Through a wonderful journey, I am so blessed to have found my path as an intuitive healer."
Not sure which crystal you need? Kristie intuitively sees what you need at that moment in time to aid with what they’re working on. She is also an expert at enhancing meditation by incorporating crystals.
Kristie’s clients say, “She keeps a safe space for them, and she sees into their soul and allows them to see that.”
Internationally acclaimed spiritual medium, healer, author and speaker, Jeanne Street, a Catholic girl in an Angel world, works with the Spiritual realm embodying the Holy Spirit illuminating Divine compassion and love through her work.
Jeanne was born in to this life with the beautiful gift of connection. She has the ability to see, feel, hear and speak to both the departed and celestial beings.
Through her connection and clear knowing her sessions and readings are precise and detailed. Jeanne has helped thousands of individuals navigate through difficult events in their lives. Jeanne’s deepest desires are in helping people to heal their pain and trauma.
Jeanne provides connection to Spirit, Angels and departed loved ones through private and small group readings, large group events , her books The Goddess You, The Goddess Journal and Divine lifestyle products, accessories and vast resources that are available on Goddess Youniverstiy.
Jeanne’s loving and accurate connections have transformed the lives of her clients as well as her live audience on her show Angels Don’t Lie featured on FACEBOOK and on her Podcast.
Jeanne resides in Connecticut with her devoted husband of 34 years, her 4 grown children, her daughter and son in laws and 5 grandchildren.
Shannon Marzella is an intuitive, medium and Reiki practitioner. She began using her intuition for personal growth and healing nearly a decade ago. Since that time, she has developed the ability to tune into her clients' chakra system and energy field through her empathic abilities and oracle cards to gather information on their core wounds and steps to heal in order to bring about their best possible future. As an Intuitive Guide, she is devoted to offering clear, empowering readings on your soul’s path. Using oracle cards, numerology, and channeled guidance, she creates an experience tailored to your soul’s innate wisdom. Shannon works by tuning into your chakra system, where your body holds memories from this life and past lifetimes, glimpses of your soul’s current path, and healing information for your body, mind, and spirit. Shannon's readings will leave you feeling empowered and clear on your next steps! You can find out more at www.wisewomanliving.net
Liza Mariani is an intuitive that is clairsentient, clairaudient and clairvoyant. She is also a coach helping women and educating people about Narcissistic abuse. She offers tarot card readings and also creates monthly Tarot Horoscope readings every month available on the Angel Cooperative YouTube channel. Liza enjoys using her gifts to help others and empower them. She is also an artist working with different mediums. You can find out more about Liza at www.Lizamariani.com
Erika Ward identifies as many things in this life, some of which include: artist, writer, intuitive messenger, teacher and (self-proclaimed) traveling philosopher. She has had a life-long fascination with metaphysics and is an endlessly curious student of Western esotericism. A practitioner of everyday mysticism, her greatest inspiration comes from time spent in nature, as showcased in her upcoming book, Wisdoms Of The Formerly Wilted. Whether working with clients one-on-one, leading group workshops, or engaging in casual discussions, Erika loves nothing more than awakening others to their personal power and reconnecting them to their own higher/inner guidance. She believes we are all capable of magic.
Kelly is a community herbalist with formal trainings in herbal and energetic studies. Kelly has the unique intuitive ability to help her clients identify patterns that connect their physical ailments to their overlooked emotional obstacles. In sitting with her clients, Kelly can intuitively make such connections and lead her clients to an often profound healing experience. Kelly’s heart-centered, gentle approach allows her to meet her clients wherever they are in their healing journey, without judgement, which allows for a meaningful experience.
Kelly leads workshops and takes private appointments at The Angel Cooperative and The Angel Wing.
Alison DeNicola is a yoga and meditation teacher, energy healer, and author of Mudras for Awakening the Energy Body Deck & Book Set, Mudras for Awakening the Five Elements Deck & Book Set, and Divine Feather Messenger. She has been leading classes and workshops nationally based in yoga, mindfulness, and self-healing for the past 10 years. Common themes in her work include symbols and practices of yoga, goddesses, angels, and shamanic journeying.
DeNicola is certified as a Five Element Yoga Teacher, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher, Certified Aromayoga teacher, Cht Hypnotherapist, and Therapeutic Restorative Yoga Teacher. She has also studied chakra therapy, healing, coaching, shamanic healing, reiki healing, and has completed the master instructor level IET training utilizing the powerful energy of the angelic healing ray.
DeNicola is the National Sales and Marketing Manager for US Games Systems, Inc, the publisher of Rider Waite Tarot. She is also a faculty assistant at Kripalu Center in Lenox Ma and currently teaches yoga, meditation and energy healing in Stamford and The Angel Wing in Ridgefield, CT.
Gisele came to the United States from Canada in 2010. She is a certified yoga teacher through the 200 hour training at Yoga Works in New York City. After discovering the benefits of Restorative Yoga, Gisele was inspired to delve more deeply with trainings for this soothing and nurturing practice which promotes healing on all levels- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She has completed intensive Restorative Yoga trainings in Toronto and New York City. Gisele is also a certified Reiki Master and through an energetic and intuitive approach, she guides her students with healthy breathing, proper body alignment and balancing energy flow. Gisele offers retreats in the shungite room as a well as restorative sessions the last Wednesday of every month. www.restore-with-yoga.com
After a near-death accident in 2006, Lisa experienced a journey into the angelic realm. She spent months in ICU and a rehabilitation center. During those months of healing she had experiences of crossing over. As a result, she discovered she was blessed with a gift of healing and insight. As an energy worker and Reiki Master practitioner, Lisa channels intuitive messages for people and animals. In addition to being a well-respected speaker and adjunct teacher for weekend retreats in Connecticut and New York, she is also an Ordained Priest in the Order of Melchizedek. Lisa is passionate about guiding and healing others through her experiences and bringing peace and love into the world. Lisa offers Reiki with Angelic Messages every Wednesday and monthly workshops in Angelic Automatic Writing, Channeling Angels with Numerical Messages, and Group Meditation and Reiki.
Maria Amore Davis is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a Karuna Reiki Master/ Teacher, an IET practitioner and a Priest in the order of the Melchizedek. She also gives Tarot and Pendulum readings. The Cards are a tool for unlocking the subconscious mind and bringing thoughts and feelings into conscience awareness by identifying through the cards. Maria loves gardening and cooking. Gardening connects you to the earth, and cooking is a healing art. She connects her love of Food and Tarot at her Tarot Dinners....a fun night out. Maria taught music in the Greenwich Public Schools for 36 years. Teaching is “who I am,” and bringing it to a new dimension is very exciting!
For more information about Maria go to www.amoremaria.co
Ana Mercedes Rueda es escritora de cuatro libros internacionales y es asesora angelical. La mayor parte de su vida la ha dedicado a canalizar los mensajes de Dios a través de los ángeles para todos aquellos que buscan recibirlos. Durante más de 30 años de experiencia, con el sello “Mensaje de Ángeles”, ha sido testigo de cómo los consejos entregados han contribuido a que miles de personas puedan tomar mejores decisiones en aspectos sentimentales, familiares, laborales y económicos. Ana Mercedes ha figurado en numerosos medios de comunicación en su país natal, Colombia, así como en Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica, entre los que se encuentran Univisión, The Huffington Post, RCN TV/radio, Caracol TV/radio, el diario La Prensa, El Especial, Revista ALÓ, Editorial Televisa y Casa Editorial El Tiempo. Actualmente colabora con videos y artículos semanales sobre ángeles y espiritualidad en Univision.com y periódicos hispanos en Estados Unidos como El Diario de Nueva York, La Raza de Chicago, La Opinión de Los Ángeles, el portal de noticias de www.msn.com y la página web https://paratimujer.us. Es autora de los libros ¿Por Qué No Fluye el Amor En Mi Vida?, El Cielo te Habla, ¿Por Qué Pido y No Recibo? y Perdona y Vive el Presente con la Ayuda de los Ángeles. Su website es www.anamercedesrueda.com y en redes sociales se encuentra como @anamercedesrueda.
Ana Mercedes Rueda is the author of four best-selling books, speaker and angel coach. She has channeled angelic messages since she was five years old, and for more than 35 years she has delivered them to those looking for guidance in their professional, emotional, financial and spiritual life.
Ana has been featured in several media in her native country, Colombia, as well as in Hispanic media in the US, such as Univision, The Huffington Post, AOL, www.msn.com, La Prensa newspaper and El Diario of New York newspaper, among others.
Her website is www.anamercedesrueda.com and can be found on social media as @anamercedesrueda.
Annaisa is a Channeler, Reiki Master/Teacher Ordained Minister with the Order of Melchizedek, and a Certified Crystal Healer. Annalisa is a channeling medium who works mostly with angels, saints, and ascended masters to receive messages that are of the highest and greatest good for her clients. She is also able to connect with and channel loved ones who are both living and departed, as well as animals who are both living and departed. Her divine purpose is to assist in facilitating whatever healing is needed to help someone on their journey.
Nicole Rios is an experienced body worker, intuitive transformational healer and fitness and wellness coach. Nicole has been a licensed massage therapist for almost 10 years, giving her the experience to develop a deep knowing of the body. During her schooling, her reverence for physiology and Chinese medicine increased and opened her to a deep spirituality that expanded her intuition. She pursued additional physical sciences by becoming a strength and conditioning coach. Nicole enjoys blending her knowledge of the physical with her spirit led healing, bridging the gap between Source and the World. She identifies emotional blocks and patterns in the body, and then helps to heal and release them. Through massage techniques, visualizations, essential oils and neuromuscular connection, Nicole honors the connection between the physical and emotional and encourages healing through both congruently. Nicole guides clients down a path of freedom by reprogramming the body and mind.
Jennifer Ripa-Edson is an intuitive, transformational life coach, energy and sound healer, author, yoga teacher, and essential oil educator. She holds a health and life coaching certification from Health Coach Institute, 200 Hour Yoga certifications in Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga, is trained in Reiki and Rising Star energy therapies and has been painting since she was in high school. Jen draws upon her skills in many areas to cut through the surface layers of resistance with her clients to help them activate change and personal growth. She is masterful at identifying belief systems and patterns of behavior that stand in the way of evolvement and future goals and co-creating action plans with her clients. These action plans bring her clients to greater success, health, vitality, and happiness. Because the mind, body, and spirit are interconnected, she employs energy healing, sound therapy, essential oils, yoga and meditation practices, and coaching methods in sessions with her clients. Her nurturing and supportive approach along with her commitment to being a catalyst for movement and expansion allows for breakthroughs and lasting life change for her clients.
Karen is a gifted multi-dimensional Energy Worker, Teacher and Guide. She has made 3 pilgrimages to the high mountains of Peru where she has received sacred rites as a guardian and keeper of the earth (pampomesayok) and medicine woman (altomesayok) through a lineage of light carriers and Q’ero shamans - don Sebastian Flores Puccar (whom was written about in The Andean Codex), don Francisco Chura Flores, don Mariano Quispe Flores and his son Santiago Quispe K'apa, don Basilio Samata Apaza, and Jesus Rodriguez Acurio. She trained with The Jaguar Path studying soul retrievals, removing heavy energy through extractions, divination, along with spirit guide and power animal work. She also learned how to heal ancestral karma and remove ancestral spirits with The Twin Shamans dona Ysabel and dona Olinda.
She combines her love of the earth with indigenous teachings, native American and shamanic ceremonies for clearing energy, ancient technologies of yoga and her sister science Ayurveda, Feng Shui principles, Vastu Shastra, (yoga for the home) with other alchemy tools such as sacred sound, aromatherapy, crystals, deep breathing, movement therapy, Somatics, and relaxation techniques. You will learn tools that assist in the somatic release of old traumas and discover the subtle art of energy clearing to help restore balance in your own energy field and the energy of your surroundings through her Tools for Transformation Workshop.
Mikki Baloy has been practicing shamanic healing for over a decade. She has studied with shamans, ritual-keepers, and mystics from around the world. A student of many traditions, her intention and commitment is to remind clients and communities of their birthright: an inherent connection to land and to Love. She does this through private healing sessions, group events, rites of passage, and ceremonies, as well as in her writings.
Mikki's holistic approach to healing is both intuitive and grounded, fusing indigenous traditions with yoga, Buddhism, and more than three decades of creative training as a performer, writer, and musician. She was the Director of a 9/11 foundation in New York City, helping to create and maintain programs to assist many thousands of people—while undertaking her own healing journey. She is the author of Hallowed Underground: Sacred Hope and Healing in Dark Times, which describes her recovery from PTSD, depression, divorce, and sexual assault, and she has been featured in two books about post-disaster resiliency. Mikki is also a yoga teacher and minister of animism, and speaks and writes from her own direct experience. mikkibaloy.com
Sue Broudy is a Singer Songwriter, Reiki Master, Sound Practitioner, and Certified End-of-Life Doula. Sue has self-published a children’s book and song that stemmed from her doula work entitled Rosie, Leafers & PawPaw to help open the conversation with children about transitioning being just another part of life (the book can be found in the CoOp store). Sue served on the board of WestonArts.org and was the founder of AcousticWeston. Sue received her doula training with the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA) and received training at the Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Danbury, CT. Sue also trained with the Buddhist Clear Light Society, and the Bhakti Center in NY with their chaplain. She was recently showcased on WOSRadio.com as a female songwriter of substance. Sue also leads sound workshops and impromptu musical gatherings at her home for healing. She is working on two more children’s book, How to Be a BEE, and Otto’s Owl, and lives in Weston, Connecticut. http://suebroudy.com/
Barbara Slaine is a Holistic Nutritionist, End-of-life Doula, Master Reiki Practitioner and Synergistic Therapist. Barbara been a life-long student of spirit-mind-body therapies and has obtained certifications in an array of holistic healing modalities. She is the founder of the Liphe Balance Center in Weston, CT, a community haven for assisting people on their journey to wellbeing. Ms. Slaine is also the founder of MyHealingRooms.com.
After beginning a yoga practice in 1996, Kathy began a journey into holistic health for the body, mind and spirit. The study of Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation & Reiki changed her life immensely. Kathy graduated from New York University with a BA in Organizational Behavior specializing her studies in Emotional Intelligence. She is a certified life coach, reiki master teacher, Ayurveda practitioner, meditation instructor and a registered Yoga teacher.
With over 10,000 hours of study in the fields of consciousness and human behavior Kathy has been able to realize and apply these teachings successfully within her own life. By discovering her truth, she realized all things are possible. Kathy shares her expertise to assist others to live a life of optimal health and fulfill their potential on every level. Being witness to her clients incredible growth is nothing short of brilliant. Kathy's deepest desire is to help others end suffering in life.
“I have always believed there is a source of light and purpose within us all...It was that knowledge which lead me to a path of healing and transformation.” -KK For more information on Kathy and Inner Source Ayurveda go to: www.innersourceayurveda.com
The Angel Wing, located next door to The Angel Cooperative, is home to some of the area's most talented yoga teachers. Meet some of them here! Check out our Services & Workshops Page or Download a Calendar so you don't miss a class!
Lena began practicing yoga over 15 years ago after a traumatic ski accident in 2004. During a 3-year recovery, with broken bones and re-learning how to walk, Lena found Yoga to be her “saving grace”. With daily practice, physical therapy and meditation, she got back on her feet, ready to plan own wedding. Prior to her accident, Lena was an Aerobics Instructor & Personal Trainer in NYC & Greenwich, CT.
In 2010, Lena left her marketing career in Corporate America and decided to commit herself 100% to her growing family, home and the community. In 2015, Lena had another re-awakening… seeking greater fulfillment and purpose. She pursued her true happiness (in health & wellness) which led her to become a Yoga instructor.
In 2016, Lena received her RYT 200 hr certificate from Kaia Yoga Wellness Center in Westport, CT. She started teaching slowly, finding her own style and grace. Lena is a bright light that seeks to shine within others, bringing them to a more peaceful place.
Lena teaches “Smooth Moves” Vinyasa Yoga on Monday mornings at the Angel Wing. Through centering, being present and tapping into the mind-body-soul connection, we gain greater understanding of ourselves and our purpose. With Yoga we grow stronger, more balanced and in harmony with others as well. Come take a class with Lena and find your happy place! Register via Lenabiz@icloud.com
Melissa has been practicing yoga since 2012 throughout Providence RI, Boston MA, and New York City. In 2019, Melissa completed her 200 hour training of Ashtanga and Iyengar influenced Vinyasa at the Boston Yoga School led by Ame Wren. She takes an anatomical approach to teaching while weaving in energetic ideologies and philosophical tid bits. Focusing on integration of mind, body, and breath is a common theme in her classes. Striving to make her class the best part of your day, Melissa encourages her students to live their yoga on and off the mat.
Bre is a yoga practitioner of 13-years. After a college rowing injury in both hips, it opened her eyes to the necessity of a mind-body connection for all physical pursuits. With an approach to the practice of understanding ourselves from a physical body level to a spiritual and mental connection, Bre will walk you down the garden pathway to your own inner peace one relatable step at a time. By incorporating real life metaphors, physiological understanding, and light-hearted humor you will find yourself stepping into your skin in a new and different way with each practice. After caring for her father after a major stroke last year she was immediately intrigued with how the practice assists the mind & body as it recovers from a major health change. As she has seen herself through many of life's challenges using her Vinyasa & Yin practices she looks forward to sharing these tools with anyone who is growing through some gritty times in an inspiring manner. Life outside the studio for Bre includes being an Aunt of 2 (Soon to be 3), traveling, adventuring, and keeping up with her own practice of yoga and meditation.
Bre received her 200-Hr RYT in 2014 with Mitchel & Tracy Bleier (under Brian Kest) followed by a 300-hr mentorship with Basil Jones (studied under Seane Corn, David Life & Sharon Gannon).
“Know yourself, love yourself & trust yourself. It is all always practice.” - Breanna F.
Beverly has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years and actively teaching group and private lessons since 2010. She received her RYT200 certification under Val Schneiderman at The Yoga Shala in Ridgefield, CT. She is a big believer that ANYONE can practice yoga and, although her teachings were once concentrated on the rigorous Ashtanga style, Beverly has expanded her energies more towards gentle movements and restorative type asanas.
In her classes, Beverly emphasizes connection to the awareness of breath with acceptance. The postures that are selected are given to create strength, balance and fluidity. She is dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga to all ages and abilities recently focusing on the senior population. She likes to incorporate gentle somatic movements that have the ability to improve health, well-being, quality of life and personal performance. These mindful , incremental movements raise awareness to heal persistent tension-based patterns in our bodies. She often includes these movements into a seated (chair) yoga practice, which helps specialty groups with limited mobility
Michelle is a Certified Sheng Zhen Teacher who has loved teaching this powerful self-healing practice since 2006. The gentle moving and non-moving forms of Sheng Zhen, a type of Qigong, allow us to quiet our minds, open our hearts and connect with the original energy of Love. A regular practice will affect every aspect of one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. It became apparent to Michelle that Sheng Zhen had a transformative impact on her life, allowing her to follow her passion of helping others on their own healing journeys.
Michelle is a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and a highly trained bodyworker specializing in Orthopedic Massage, Myoskeletal Alignment, and movement science. The Sheng Zhen practice of energy cultivation and direction perfectly mirrors the rhythms and tides of Biodynamic Craniosacral, a modality that similarly harnesses the self-healing intelligence in our bodies.
Michelle’s other passions include her family, nature photography, and a lot of gardening! For further information, you can visit Michelle’s website at www.michellelquigley.com or check out www.shengzhen.org.
The Angel Wing, a Divine Spiritual Center, is next to The Angel Cooperative. Entrance is at the rear of the building. Ample parking is available in the CVS lot and in the front and rear of the building at 49 Ethan Allen Hwy (Rte 7), Ridgefield, CT.
In addition, to hosting workshops and events for The Angel Cooperative, The Angel Wing is available for rent on an hourly basis. Click button for more information!
The Shungite Room is inside The Angel Cooperative. It is the first and only Shungite Room in the USA. It is free and open to the public to enjoy when not in use for workshops and private appointments. The Shungite Room hosts workshops, readings, energy work, Community Circles, Monthly Women's Circles, Book Readings, experiential events and more!
Angel Air is located inside The Angel Wing. It is where we record our podcast. You can find our podcast on Apple Podcast and Soundcloud.