Maureen Cleveland – Owner
Maureen is a relative newcomer to Upstate New York area who fell in love with the area. She has been serving in the healthcare industry throughout her entire career. She is a well known Services and Operations Executive with over 28 years of proven success. Maureen has expertise in all aspects of operations including customer relationships, product and service commercialization, business development, sales and delivery.
Maureen decided to refocus her expertise and her energies on the wellness aspects of healthcare…those that provide care to both the body and the spirit. This passion led her to choose the beautiful and restful Canandaigua Lake area to build a place where guests can do just that…rejuvenate both their body and their spirit.
Melissa Endres – Spa Director
Melissa Endres is the Spa Director of the Finger Lakes newest destination spa. Melissa’s role in the wellness industry is driven by her passion to create beautiful spaces for guests to find serenity as well as a healthy environment for employees to thrive. Melissa oversees all spa and fitness activities.
Melissa joined Lifepath Spa after working for BeingTrue LLC as an Account Executive. Prior to that, Melissa was the Spa Director of Spa Elan at Woodcliff in Fairport, NY, where she oversaw all spa operations. Previously she spent four years at the prestigious Phoenician Centre for Well-being in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she was the Spa Service and Fitness Manager. Melissa is inspired by those around her. “My goal is for guest and staff alike, to enjoy their journey at Lifepath Spa.”
Our Fitness Experts
Coleen O. Avery is a very well known fitness instructor in the area. Students follow her to classes from all over. She has a B.S., M.S.; Education; SUNY Geneseo. She maintains Aerobic and Fitness Association of America certifications in Group Exercise and Personal Training. She has Black Belt degrees in Karate and Jujutsu and is certified in Zumba Fitness: Basic I, Basic II and Toning.
Coleen is a retired teacher from Bloomfield Middle School where she taught for more than 25 years. Her hobbies remain true to her love of fitness. When not in our fitness center, she can be found researching and designing various exercise formats.
Linda Bombard is a personal trainer and instructor and will be leading a variety of classes at Lifepath, both in the spa and in the nature that surrounds it. Her philosophy sees every day as an opportunity for clients to challenge themselves and have fun while reaching their fitness goals. Linda has been a fixture at several fitness facilities in the Finger Lakes for nearly 10 years. Linda has completed several duathlons both on and off road , four marathons, the 100-mile Highlander Bike Tour and one Hiathalon, which combines the two on back–to-back days. Linda’s passion is to bring that same enthusiasm for fitness to seasoned athletes and beginners alike.
Kara Bumpus began practicing yoga over 10 years ago and has since experienced the many therapeutic benefits it has to offer. Holding a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology, Kara has always wanted to help
individuals heal their lives. Yoga is an excellent modality to find inner peace, serenity and restoration. While currently pursuing certification in the Anusara style, Kara is passionate about sharing the joys of yoga with others. In addition to offering class at LPS, Kara also teaches at Molly’s Yoga Corner in Fairport, NY. Her sympathetic approach and gentle style of teaching, with the intention of presenting yoga (asana/poses, pranayama/breathwork, and meditation) in a way that is easily understood and well-received, make it accessible to anyone and everyone.
Join Kara for a class and you can typically expect a slower pace with the focus on relaxation and reconnecting with one’s self. When off the mat, Kara appreciates being in nature and spending time with her 2 amazing boys, wonderful husband and their loyal, furry companion Sebastian. Also, cooking a delicious meal and/or baking a tasty treat for family and friends brings Kara great joy.
Debra Smith began teaching yoga five years ago with a chair yoga program that she developed and traveled with to teach in senior living facilities and nursing homes. Supporting her mission that “yoga is and should be available and accessible to everyone, I visited preschools, public schools, fitness facilities, recreational facilities, hospitals, chiropractic offices, and businesses sharing the wonderful health and wellness benefits of yoga”.
Through her certification with the YogaFit program, she has been able to learn about providing a safe and effective class. Her training is an ongoing process so that she “may offer the most beneficial and therapeutic instruction’s.
Debra’s yoga style encompasses the art of balancing Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar. As a dancer, she appreciates the meditative essence of fluid and breath-coordinated movement. Mixed with the methodology and precision of alignment-focused posture, her classes offer and express the duality of flow and form.
Debra believes “that yoga is an amazing modality that offers a multitude of health and wellness benefits, positively impacting your life in every way”.
Our Nutrition and Wellness Experts
Carla Buscaglia founded Global Nutrition in 1999 after she had developed Fibromyalgia, CFS, Diverticulitis, and Hypothyroid with a 50 lb weight gain. She found a medical doctor who practiced Natural Medicine/Anti-Aging who designed an all-natural remedy program which was very successful. She was so impressed that she decided to go back to school to educate herself on Ant-Aging Medicine.
Carla is a Certified Nutritionist, Master Herbalist and Iridologist. Carla continually researches advancements in this area, working with the top Anti-Aging Doctors in the world to provide the best and most efficient all-natural remedy programs of Natural Medicine/Anti-Aging.
Bernadette Glasgow (Bernie) joins the Life Path Spa with over 8 years work and life experience in health and wellness training. Living in the area for over 20 years, Bernie knows the natural beauty and relaxation the Finger Lakes offers. At the spa, Bernie will be doing Raindrops & Reike, and will be offering individual and group educational sessions and personal consults on how to incorporate YLTG essential oils into your daily life in order to achieve and maintain optimal well being.
Prior to working with Life Path Spa, Bernie had served in the human service field for over 30 years with a BA in psychology and an AMI degree. Her main focus has always been to empower individual growth if it be with a toddler and/or senior citizen. After education and certification courses through Young Living, Bernie established Essential R & R, a sacred loft environment on Cayuga Lake where an individual would receive a personal consult and a raindrop. She later expanded Essential R & R and opened up a wellness center. Essential R & R Wellness Center served as a community center where not only education regarding YLTG essential oils took place, but one could learn about and experience other healing modalities, such as, yoga, dance and meditation.
Erin Harner has lived in Upstate New York most of her life and has been interested in health and wellness as long as she can remember. While pursuing her Masters degree in the biomedical sciences and working long hours in the lab and the hospital, Erin began to realize that the conventional medical paradigm of ‘sick’ care was not focused the least bit on health. She attained certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City as a health and nutrition counselor in order to fulfill her passion of supporting people to overcome their health challenges, manage stress, achieve their goals for their health, and live life to the fullest.
The areas of digestion and digestive disorders, food intolerance and gluten sensitivity, eating for optimal athletic performance, stress management, and working with kids and families are her specialties. She combines knowledge of all of the different dietary theories including traditional philosophies and modern concepts like the glycemic index, acid-alkaline balance, food allergy elimination, and raw and super foods. She offers individual and group health and nutrition counseling, as well as workshops on nutrition, health, corporate wellness, and therapeutic grade essential oils.
When Erin is not ‘working’, you can find her traveling the world, biking, hiking, camping, tending her veggie garden, spending time with friends and family, and of course in the kitchen trying new foods and inventing new recipes!
Sylvia Strobel is a certified Usui Reiki Master with an MS from the University of Rochester. She has been practicing and teaching Reiki plus leading day and weekend retreats both in this area and in Sedona, Arizona for the last several years. Sylvia grew up in the hills of Steuben County and appreciates the wonderful healing energy of the Bristol hills. In addition to practicing Reiki and leading retreats Sylvia is an adjunct instructor at Finger Lakes Community College where she teaches Chemistry and Biology. She and her life partner, David each have two wonderful children, seven beautiful grandchildren and a gentle loving greyhound. She is an avid organic gardener, and loves to hike and walk.
Sylvia “lives” in Shinpiden, Japanese for living in the mystery. No matter how developed we become, in this life or in any future level of existence, we will never fully understand it, but her work strives to bring meaning to the mystery with peace, kindness, compassion and love. The healing energy of Reiki has been used for thousands of years. The energy provides comfort and relaxation while promoting healing throughout the body. The treatment is done fully clothed lying on a massage table or in a chair. During a Reiki session clients experience a sense of calm and at times feel a sensation of light tingling or heat as the energy of Reiki penetrates the body. Reiki is an excellent healing modality for clearing the chakras and Sylvia focuses on chakra clearing, along with clearing past life issues.
Laurie Marquardt, RN, MSEd, RYT 200 from West Hartford Yoga Studio, CT – trained by Barbara Ruzansky, Shankara Newton of Kripalu, MA, and Niki Poole of Ana Forrest Yoga in California. She is registered w Yoga Alliance and also is Certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has certifications in Thai Yoga Massage, as well as Reiki therapy and therapeutic yoga. She has recently earned a certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist w NASM. Laurie was the former Group Exercise Director at Midtown Athletic Club, where she taught many forms of group X over a 16 year period and introduced yoga to that club in 2002. She spent the next 2 year period in Hartford, CT getting her yoga training and teaching yoga at Syncronicity on Long Island before returning to the area teaching at the Victor Yoga Studio and several other places. She is presently the Fitness Director at Cobblestone Creek Country Club
Our Spa Specialists
Mara Budd is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated with honors from Finger Lakes Community College and received an Associate’s degree in Therapeutic Massage and Integrated Health. She is also working towards a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology well. Prior, to settling in the Finger Lakes area, Mary lived in several locations throughout the United States as well as for a short time in Iraq where she served our country in the US Army. Our thanks to Mara for her service.
She is compassionate and caring about all people from all walks of life. For Mara, being a massage therapist “is such an honorable job, to be in the present moment and offer people a sense of peace”. She is the mother of two wonderful children, enjoys swimming and reading during her free time, and is passionate about dolphins and other marine mammals.
Jody Henry is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Therapeutic Massage and Integrative Medicine Program offered at Finger Lakes Community College. Jody has worked at Finger Lakes Wellness Center and Health Spa, Body Works Benefits Wellness Center, as well as Advaita Therapeutic Massage. Jody has many interests and hobbies including yoga, hiking, herbal medicine, nutrition, dancing and her new favorite, hula hooping! She is the proud Mother of three beautiful children.
Patricia Koster is a licensed beautician and esthetician who truly loves what she does. She excels at everything from a relaxing facial to a fabulous set of artificial lashes. She is well known for her artistry when sculpting a beautiful set of brows. She is a favorite of bridal parties because of her great manicures, pedicures and creative “updo”s. She went into this field to “help people lay back, relax and enjoy life”. Her constant goal is to “perfect all of my skills and techniques, to assist people in feeling and looking beautiful”.
Patricia has a fun, outgoing personality. When she is not working and raising her beautiful daughter, she is likely nurturing her creative soul by writing and taking pictures.
Rebekah (Becky) Stapleton is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Becky’s gentle, yet firm, touch is sought after by many of our most stressed clients. We’ve been told she has the “perfect touch with a gentle and soothing stroke”. She attended school in 2008, while working at her job of 6 years, Victor Child Care Center where she cared for an active group of pre-schoolers. Her hobbies are horseback riding, dance and, of course, shopping.
Shaina Villane is a licensed esthetician with what our clients call “magic hands”. She is expert in identifying focus areas for overall skin health and improvement. Shaina’s skin care philosophy is to “deliver powerful therapy, revitalize your skin and spirit and further enhance your feeling of well being and health. When not caring for her clients, Shaina can be found enjoying the company of her dog and hiking through the Finger Lakes.