Lucid Living is a holistic healing and wellness center offering Intuitive Massage, Thai Bodywork, Reiki Healing, Aromatouch, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Therapy, Crystal Healing, Yoni Steaming and group workshops, series-based classes, mentorships, trainings & Sound Meditation Concerts. Lucid Living is founded on a passion for helping others on their individual journeys of the Self, through the Self, to the Self.
A place to find community and healing, Lucid Living wants to help you find a realistic approach to a mindful lifestyle and is happy to be a part of your journey, no matter what phase it's in.
Natasha Freeman lives a dope life being of service to herself and others. She founded, owns, and sees clients at Lucid Living while continuing to embrace her love for helping small businesses transform through her Small Business Coaching offerings.
As an Intuitive, Reiki Master, Sound Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Thai Bodyworker, and Peristeam Hydrotherapist, Natasha personally delivers health and wellness services and workshops under the Lucid Living hallmark.
Using her 10+ years’ experience in entrepreneurship, business consulting, marketing, and all things wellness, Natasha served on community boards of directors for non-profit organizations such as Junior League of Richmond, the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Southeast Region, and Project Yoga Richmond.
Natasha knows it’s not enough to just live and go through the motions. She continuously develops herself and refines her techniques to empower people to tap into their most powerful space, the one within themselves.
Julieanne is a Colorado native, Licensed Massage Therapist, Arvigo™ Practitioner, Reiki Master, Crystal Healer, and Birth Doula. Julieanne’s life has taken her in wildly different directions including attending Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado for an MFA in Writing and Poetics, teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in American Samoa, and apprenticing as a midwife in Tucson, Arizona.
A rock collector and mountain lover since childhood, Julieanne has always been drawn to caves and crystals. Hot springs are her favorite places on the earth. In both literal and figurative ways, Julieanne loves traveling to the underworld and resurfacing renewed. She loves helping others to follow their own drumbeat call to the underworld to then rise from the ashes.
Several healing techniques infuse Julieanne’s bodywork sessions including cupping therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point work, and table thai techniques to loosen and open the body.
Julieanne is passionate about light and shadow work, shamanic healing, and the inseparable nature of the body and spirit. Her goal is to empower people to heal themselves and is honored to participate in the journey.
If she ever has free time, Julieanne plays with her kittens, listens to podcasts, discusses the mysteries of the universe with close friends, studies healing modalities, re-reads favorite books, rituals to ancestors, and thinks about how much she needs to start writing again.
Emily has always been intuitive and in her 20s she found her way to massage school and started her journey as a healer by profession. By her 30s she found her way to Woven Body and began her adventure learning about Thai massage, moving meditation, through Shivagakomarpaj lineage with Damion Bond.
Now, she tends to bring elements of her Thai training to her table sessions as well. Emily has found that the elemental approach to healing that you find in Thai healing has been a beautiful and tenderly effective approach to bring mind/body/spirit balance. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you along your wellness journey! She believes that beauty is anything that grows.
Maeve Pelton-Owen is the Studio Operations Manager and a registered Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher. Born in Richmond, she grew up in a small town before coming back to major in English at VCU. She completed her bachelor's degree in literature in 2014. She’s worked in the food service industry for 15 years and has more than 7 years of food management experience.
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder in 2012, she fell passionately into the world of herbology and gut health, and began studying the healing properties of food and plants. She remains an active explorer of the human relationship with what we consume. In her spare time she can often be found crafting specialty tea blends for friends and concocting topical salves from essential oils and extracts to treat skin conditions. She’s a constant student of herbalism and Ayurveda - forever interested in how we can nourish our bodies from the inside out.
In June of 2017, after over three years of dedicated yoga study, she traveled to Rishkesh, India for an intensive month long yoga teacher training. She returned with a renewed sense of self and personal practice, and has since developed a deep love of restorative slow practice and pranayama. She hopes to guide each student to cultivate a calm, lucid relationship with their body and breath. Yoga, for her, is a form of service and connection - something she is devoted to helping everyone achieve
Holly Hackworth is the studio’s Marketing Manager and a freelance floral designer. Holly received her bachelor's degree from Longwood University in Communication Studies focusing in Public Relations and minored in technical theatre.
She moved to Richmond in 2013 where she began building her relationship with plants, animals, holistic healing, and her own magickal self. Holly considers herself a forever student and relishes in learning and growth opportunities. She sees everyday as a possibility to combine the magickal with the mundane when the intention is set to do so.
Syd Collier is the studio’s Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator and a local Teacher of Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga. She is passionate about the body’s natural ability to heal itself and has made it her life’s pursuit to shine light on this innate power we each possess.
Syd uses the teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda & Reiki to influence her work with others, whether in private session or group discussion. Her style of teaching in a yoga class is meditative movement, accessible to all levels. Syd also loves the workshop setting because of the space it creates to build conversation & community. For Syd, healing is a spiritual practice that is infinite and will forever provide new opportunities to learn & grow.