Wellness Studio Team

marie aspling

postural therapist | founder of balans

Marie Aspling is the founder and owner of Balans Wellness Studio and Balans Organic Spa. She practices Postural Therapy, which leaves her clients with less pain, less stress and improved health. She delivers her expertise with great comfort, nurture and support.

    sonja brigham

    postural pilates | pilates coordinator

    Sonja’s customized Pilates targets muscles to support your posture, alignment and functionality. Her postural adjustments and lengthening cues sculpt a strong, deeply supported and supple body.

      ron abecassis

      postural strength | studio coordinator

      Improve your balance, flexibility, strength, reduce stress, and improve posture all in one session. Bring awareness to your body mechanics, feel stronger, and feel more comfortable in your daily activities. Whether you are rehabbing from an injury or wanting to train for an event, Ron can help!

        amy caine

        postural strength

        Amy’s training focuses on body awareness and proper alignment. She emphasizes injury prevention with facilitated stretching and correction of movement patterns. She loves a high intense workout, but never at the expense of form and quality of the movement. With her warmth and great care, you will feel comfortable and go beyond what you ever imagined possible.

          jessica shaps

          postural pilates

          Jessica’s 10 years of teaching evolves often to create a unique style that combines precision, empathy, and humour, with the latest research in bio-mechanics and mind-body practices to condition your body to it’s highest potential.  Her specialties are pre and post natal, Pilates for Scoliosis, and conditioning athletes. Jessica wants to help you move into your happiest life!

            erin shimberg

            postural pilates

            Erin’s style of teaching incorporate functionality and fitness.  She strives to help you find your healthiest form, and happiest body. Her teaching passions include injury prevention, athletic training, and mindful movement.

              amy leydon

              yoga

              Amy has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She strives to integrate yoga and mindfulness in every facet of her life and continues to learn from her personal experience and practice

                frances masterson

                postural massage

                Frances helps move her clients out of pain, chronic tension, and dysfunction and gives them back the ability to perform at their highest potential. If you are an athlete or an individual with an active lifestyle, Frances’ work can help give you the freedom from physical limitations keeping you from achieving your goals.

                  emily johnston

                  acupuncture

                  Emily is a licensed acupuncturist with masters of acupuncture, and masters of science in pain management. Her clinical interests include women’s health, fertility, all pain disorders, and stress management. Aided by her studies in both eastern and western medicine, her compassionate guidance and care leave patients feeling improvement with each visit. Even if you have concerns with needles, Emily makes you feel comfortable and at ease.

                    irene pasquale

                    acupuncturist

                    Irene is a licensed acupuncturist, a certified Reiki practitioner, as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher with a special interest in yoga for trauma. With all her interests and skills, Irene combines the wisdom of ancient healing arts with the practicality of evidence-based techniques.

                      sara morrissey posner

                      chiropractor / owner

                      Dr. Sara is the co-founder and owner of Khalsa Chiropractic Back Bay which operates within balans wellness studio. As a Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Sara has a passion for working with the athletic population. She performs a variety of advanced soft tissue and rehabilitation techniques in her practice, to help bring her patients back to their optimal health and fitness level.

                        andreea toader

                        chiropractor

                        Dr. Toader enjoys working with patients ranging from athletes and performers to expecting mothers. Patient empowerment is the ultimate goal of her care as she strives to educate her patients on taking on health initiatives which both supplement her treatments and provide sustained relief.

                          andrea o’connor

                          chiropractic office manager

                          Andrea is the office manager for Khalsa Chiropractic Back Bay. She coordinates patient care for Dr. Sara and Dr. Andreea. She is a Boston native, and loves spending time with her family in her space time.

                            stephanie alessandri

                            movement & strength

                            Stephanie’s areas of expertise are: weight loss and weight management, strength & conditioning and post rehabilitative work