Women’s Wellness

Good health is achieved through many means. Part of staying healthy is receiving good medical care. Part is being connected to those you love. Sleeping a sufficient number of hours nightly enables your body to rejuvenate, while healthy foods and regular exercise nourish your body.

There are other means by which you can maximize your sense of well-being. I have collected a number of wonderful practitioners from a number of disciplines who may also be able to help you achieve your very best health!

Ashley Spivak


Gary H. Goldman, M.D.Ashley Spivak is a certified nutritional consultant, educator, and nutrient-dense recipe developer.

Ashley works with women one-on-one to help ease symptoms associated with transitional stages: preparing for pregnancy, pregnancy, postnatal, and menopause, as well as for general nutritional consultation. She creates a foundation for sustained well-being by curating the nutritional landscape and highlighting the importance of educated product picks at the grocery store. She also improves stress management by incorporating ideas from a variety of dietary theories and current research to help people kick bad habits and make more informed and sustainable choices.

She holds a B.A with Honors from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Board of Drugless Practitioners. She is also a Dr. Sears L.E.A.N certified prenatal food educator and has continued her studies with the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York. She has studied herbal medicine through the Herbal Bear School and health supportive culinary arts at Natural Gourmet Institute along with yoga, movement-based bodywork and meditation at various venues.

Please visit www.recolorthepalate.com to learn more.

Cynthia Lorena Gamarra

Yoga Therapist

Frances GoodwinAt nineteen, Cynthia Lorena Gamarra was fortunate to launch her career as a graphic designer in the fashion industry in New York City. She worked for prestigious fashion publications such as Women's Wear Daily, and then later for handbag lines such as Carlos Falchi and Isabella Fiori. In 2010, Cynthia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a BFA in Graphic Design. She continued her career as a creative designer after graduating.

Although she was grateful for the wonderful opportunities given and the valuable lessons learned, she was quickly growing tired of the lack of self connection she was experiencing from being over-worked. Like many Americans, she faced chronic anxiety. She knew it was time for a major change in her life; it was time to make her health, happiness, and personal growth a priority, so she quit her job. Just like that. With no job lined up next, and a desire to find answers to life-long questions, she took off to travel and immerse herself in studying yoga. In July 2011 she graduated from Kripalu’s School of Yoga in the Berkshires of Massachusetts with a 200 hour yoga teaching certificate. In 2014, Cynthia completed her advanced 300 hour teaching certificate at Yogamaya in New York City. She is also a certified level 1 Reiki (energy) healer.

Cynthia is known for her attention to detail/focus on alignment, her honest stories and lighthearted jokes (she's not afraid to make fun of herself), and for encouraging her students to dive deep into self inquiry. She currently teaches alignment-based vinyasa yoga group classes and offers classes and workshops across Long Island, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, and leads international retreats. She also offers private instruction, with an extensive clientele list that ranges from teens to senior citizens with a variety of specific needs.

In addition to teaching, she was a featured model in the Fall 2013 ad campaign for international make up and skincare line Shiseido, speaking about her life as a yoga instructor.

Cynthia has a love for kirtan and is heavily influenced by the teachings and philosophies of Bhakti Yoga and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. She also enjoys studying psychology and does volunteer work/ events for North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, a non-profit based in Long Island that offers mental health services for children and families.

Although she is a teacher, she considers herself forever a student.


Debby Glickman

Yoga Therapist

Frances GoodwinDebby’s adolescent years were spent in a full back brace to correct her curvature of the spine. After shedding the brace, she began her journey towards a stronger, more integrated body to relieve pain, and to lessen the progression of her scoliosis.

15 years ago, after trying a number of fitness options that combined strength, flexibility and balance to manage her scoliosis, she turned to yoga for answers. Yoga helped Debby create symmetry in her body, and along the path, she found her true passion. While raising 3 boys, she not only developed her own dedicated yoga practice, but also completed over 200 hours of course study, trainings and workshops. Her areas of concentration include vinyasa, yoga for scoliosis, yoga anatomy and movement, as well as techniques for self- therapy and injury prevention.

Now a certified hatha yoga teacher and registered with the Yoga Alliance, Debby feels at peace with her mind, body and soul, and is excited to share her passion and experience with others. Through her emphasis on alignment, integration and the mind-body-breath connection, she guides her students through a challenging, yet safe practice, empowering them to reach their optimal potential.

Debby is eternally grateful for all the wisdom and positive energy her teachers and mentors have shared with her over the years, and weaves a bit of their expertise into every class. She continues to explore new dimensions of yoga in her studies, and remains a dedicated practitioner as well.

She is honored to be part of the Breathe community.


Tricia Keane

Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga

Frances GoodwinTricia Keane is a certified Hatha Yoga Instrutor with thirteen years of teaching experience. She received her certification under the direction of Master Teacher Paula Heitzner at the New Age Center in Nyack, New York. Tricia has also studied extensively with Judith Hanson Lasater, a nationally renowned Yoga Teacher and Physical Therapist. Tricia's teachers have inspired her passion for anatomy and movement patterns, as well as the therapeutic aspects of Yoga. Her gentle classes are sequenced carefully and consider each student's individual needs in order to provide a safe and supportive environment for the practice.

To receive Tricia's schedule of classes in Northern Westchester and Fairfield County, CT, or to schedule a private session in your home, please email prk64@optonline.net or call 914-533-6164.

Frances Goodwin


Frances GoodwinLicensed since 1991, I have been active in the integrative medical movement, working with several physicians in creating a dialogue between East and West, both in individual treatments as the need arises and maintaining a private family practice. In 2001 co-creating, with Judith Goldberg, the acupuncture program at The Initiative for Women with Disabilities at Hospital for Joint Diseases, the first of its kind, that has now served thousands of women from every walk of life. The goal and scope of my practice is to explore all options for each patient, to develop and maintain an open dialogue between all parties, patient, family, physician and integrative practitioner.

1 Union Square West, Suite 914
New York, NY 10003
(212) 414-0388

Karin Yapalater

Integrative Health Counselor

Frances GoodwinKarin is a bestselling author, speaker, and Board Certified Integrative Health Counselor dedicated to empowering women to become strong, confident and healthy -- emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Karin’s counseling resources help every member of the family:

  • Conquer fears and the limiting beliefs that get in the way of making important life changes and decisions
  • Solve problems related to stress & time management, parenting, marital conflict
  • Become more financially successful and secure
  • Regulate the negative emotions that cause procrastination and self-sabotage

Individualized programs are aimed at increasing an individual’s self awareness, laying the groundwork for effective communication with self and others, reducing stress, increasing energy, teaching cognitive and behavioral coping strategies, improving nutrition, managing weight, optimizing time and organizational skills, improving sleep and overall well being.

Karin is Board Certified by Teachers College Columbia University and The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She holds degrees from NYU and Columbia University. Karin is also a member of The American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and is certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.