Wellness [wel-nis] noun:
- The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
- An approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
There are many ways to promote healing, wellbeing, and balance for the body, mind, and spirit. The services we offer are some of the most effective ways to reach your optimal health, so you can start living a happier, healthier life. At Eric Clark Wellness, our goal is to help you thrive in all areas. Imagine being free of pain, full of vitality, and physically, mentally, and emotionally able to pursue your true calling.
We invite you to explore our pages and services to discover how we can help your body use its innate wisdom to heal and embrace wellness.
Eric and his wife Andrea are co-owners of Eric Clark Wellness. They live in Harwich where they are raising their beautiful little daughter, Sophia. Read on to learn more about their backgrounds and philosophies:
Andrea Clark, RYT-200, Co-Owner
Andrea Clark had a passion for dance and movement early on in life. Her career in dance began at the age of three with creative movement, and progressed to tap, jazz, and ballet. After a few years of practicing all three styles of dance she decided to concentrate solely on studying the Cecchetti method of ballet, a rigorous method of ballet which focuses on strict attention to anatomy and develops strength, balance and elasticity. She taught ballet for several years, participated in a dance seminar at Vassar College and performed in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and excerpts of other popular ballets.
Her focus shifted from dance to yoga and Pilates in her first year of college at Niagara University, Andrea regularly attended yoga and Pilates classes and often thought about opening up her own studio. She spent several months working various positions at a resort in Italy before taking a position at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club as a Catering Manager. After just over 10 years of hotel management she decided to say goodbye to the corporate world and finally take her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Cahuita, Costa Rica in 2009.
Andrea is a certified Vinyasa Yoga RYT 200 hour with Yoga Alliance, and is currently working towards her 500 hour certification. She is a certified and registered Pilates instructor with American Fitness Professionals and Associates, and a certified Pilates Reformer Instructor and is working towards her Personal Training certification with ACE. She has trained with Ana Forrest, Ray Crist, and Rolf Gates among others. Her passion to teach comes from growth and discovery in her own practice, and a lifelong love for freedom of movement in the body. Her classes are powerful and energetic, and she encourages her students to move with ease and focus in order to open up to and connect with the world. She often combines her knowledge of ballet, yoga and Pilates, challenging her students core strength and balance.
Andrea currently teaches gentle and vinyasa yoga, Barre Sculpt, Mat Pilates, Pilates Reformer (private and group) and offers personal training.
Eric M. Clark, Lic. Ac. MA, LMT, CYT, CPT, Co-Owner
Eric attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with a master's degree in Mathematics Education in 1999. At this time he began teaching in South Windsor Connecticut and remained there until moving to Cape Cod in July 2009. During his tenure at SWHS, Eric also earned a second master's degree in Educational technology.
Though he enjoyed teaching and loved working with people, Eric felt his energy being drawn elsewhere and knew it was time to find his true calling. It was this search for inner harmony and a balanced body, mind, and spirit; that led Eric to his current path. In the spirit of self-exploration he received his first degree Reiki attunement. This turned out to be a much-needed catalyst with such a profound effect, that shortly after he began schooling at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT).
Eric graduated from massage school in August of 2008, and began a small home-based, part-time massage practice in CT in conjunction with finishing out his last year at SWHS. In June 2009, he completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Samadhi Yoga Studio, in Manchester, CT. Eric is currently working on his 500-hour teacher training with Yoganand Michael Carroll of Pranakryia Yoga. Eric has studied with Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Tias Little, and Sarah Powers, as well as some of Boston and Cape Cod’s best and brightest teachers.
In the summer of 2009 Eric completed a training in Nuad Bo Rarn (traditional Thai massage) and in September of the same year, became certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In 2010, Eric went on to receive his second degree Reiki attunement and also made the decision to enroll in the Master’s degree program at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).
Eric graduated with honors from NESA in August of 2013. He is a nationally certified Diplomate of Acupuncture with the NCCAOM and is currently licensed to practice acupuncture in Massachusetts. He recently finished a two year Clinical Integration program with Lonny S. Jarrett. This program is an in-depth study of 5-Element Acupuncture with a special focus on Constitution Diagnosis and Pulse work. Eric has also studied Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with both Michelle Gellis and Virginia Doran and begun to implement FRA (Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture) into his practice. He also plans to continue his education by pursing studies in Orthopedic Acupuncture as well as Western/Eastern edible and medicinal herbs.
A quest that began with the inability to continue ignoring his inner voice, has taken him into a land rich with experiences; each twist and turn of this path feels one step closer to destiny...
David Silver, certified YMAA Qigong instructor
David Silver began training Karate and meditation at age 11. He studied Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga in his 20's. He was certified by acclaimed Chinese martial arts master, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, as a YMAA Qigong Instructor. David works as a writer, producer, and director of instructional martial arts and health books and DVDs. He is the co-writer of the best-selling "Sunrise Tai Chi" book and DVD, and "Sunset Tai Chi" book and DVD.
Visit CapeCodQigong.com. for more information on David
Hannah Spitz, LMT
Hannah attended massage school at the South Louisiana Institute of Massage and graduated in 2008. She has been working as a massage therapist for 8 years. She graduated from Spa Tech Plymouth's Esthetics program, and completed training in Reiki levels one and two. Hannah has worked with a wide variety of clients over the years at luxury resorts, health clubs, and wellness centers. She is enthusiastic about the benefits that massage therapy offers and takes pride in her work. Hannah's massages are an artful blend of deep effective work and blissful relaxation. She is also available for Hot Stone Massage! Hannah is excited to be expanding her private practice through Eric Clark Wellness. When Hannah is not working she loves spending all of her free time with her amazing little son.
Sandy McShane, R.N.,L.M.T
Sandy McShane is a Polarity Practitioner, Chakra Crystal Clearing practitioner, certified in Reiki Level 11 and a Yoga Instructor. With over 35 years of Nursing and Yoga practice, Sandy's extensive Anatomy and Physiology background allows her clients both personal and individual sessions.
Those wanting more energy and balancing work can benefit from a Holistic Massage, incorporating Swedish or Deep Tissue work with Polarity, Reiki, and Crystal Chakra Clearing.