Our Teachers

Introducing Our Community Partners

“To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.”

~Adam Green

Michele Leach

Founder, Wide Open Heart Project, LLC
Reiki Master
Meditation Teacher

Michele’s healing journey began as she explored proven holistic methods for coping with untreated PTSD, anxiety and stress.

Michele is a Reiki Master, trained by L.J. Groom of Chakra Balance Healing Arts, in the traditional Usui system of natural healing. Michele is also a certified meditation teacher, trained through Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio.

Michele enjoys taking her camera on field trips, writing from the heart, hiking (especially in the mountains!) and spending time with her family, friends and loved ones, including her three dogs, Buddy, Gracie and Lilo.

As founder of the Wide Open Heart Project, Michele is taking her passion for holistic healing to others, creating a space where one can begin the journey to healing oneself in a positive, caring and compassionate environment.

Michele Leach

Founder, Wide Open Heart Project, LLC
Reiki Master
Meditation Teacher

Michele’s healing journey began as she explored proven holistic methods for coping with untreated PTSD, anxiety and stress.

Michele is a Reiki Master, trained by L.J. Groom of Chakra Balance Healing Arts, in the traditional Usui system of natural healing. Michele is also a certified meditation teacher, trained through Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio.

Michele enjoys taking her camera on field trips, writing from the heart, hiking (especially in the mountains!) and spending time with her family, friends and loved ones, including her three dogs, Buddy, Gracie and Lilo.

As founder of the Wide Open Heart Project, Michele is taking her passion for holistic healing to others, creating a space where one can begin the journey to healing oneself in a positive, caring and compassionate environment.

Luann Hoover

Integrative Health Practitioner

Luann began her healing journey with a focus on protecting the environment as an environmental lawyer. She shifted her focus to protecting her 2-year-old daughter when she was diagnosed with autism. Luann learned that autism doesn’t just affect the brain, but it also affects the body. Through her journey with her daughter, Luann learned about digestion and toxins and used diets, supplements, and detoxification protocols to improve her daughter’s health, digestion, and ability to concentrate.

Luann began to focus on healing herself when her own health suffered from the continuous stress of helping her daughter. Luann researched detoxification, diet, and longevity protocols and adopted new habits to improve her health. Luann received an Integrative Health Practitioner Level 1 Certification and is currently pursuing her Level 2 Certification from Dr. Stephen Cabral, a Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy and Ayurvedic, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Health Practitioner.

Monica Fox Doud

Reiki Master

Monica Fox Doud is the owner of Vixen Moon Energy Healing in Westerville, OH. She is a Reiki Master, trained in the traditional Usui Reiki and a certified Emotion Code Practitioner. She is also the Wellness Coordinator at BioHealthOhio with Dr. David Siegel and Emily Siegel where alternative and holistic methods are used to facilitate healing. She graduated with a degree in math from The College of Wooster and has worked as a graphic designer for decades.

Her mission is to integrate her background in the sciences and visual arts, along with years of research in holistic health and energy healing, to facilitate energy healing from a spiritual, visual and scientific point of view.

Heidi Card, LMT, CDA

Child of the Woods & Lover of Nature

Born and raised in Ashland County, Ohio on a small bird farm with a father that is an avid outdoorsman, Heidi grew to appreciate the therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature. In high school, Heidi was a member of the Envirothon team and was selected to attend Forestry Camp at Hidden Hollow Campgrounds, where her appreciation for the forest really deepened.
 
In 2020, in addition to the stress of a global pandemic, Heidi was dealing with some very heavy personal struggles and on a weekend getaway to her Aunt Paula’s, her Aunt introduced her to Shinrin Yoku. The term Shinrin-yoku was coined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in 1982, and can be defined as making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest.
 
Heidi has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years and enjoys exploring other healing modalities. She works full time in Orthodontics, where she enjoys helping others find their smile. Heidi has 2 kids and her favorite outdoor activities are cycling, hiking and gardening. Heidi’s favorite element is water and her favorite form of self care is fltherapy at Ebb & Float or snorkeling with her fishy friends in the ocean.