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Instructors & Practitioners

Ed WilliamsonFounder Ed Williamson

Ed Williamson is the founder and owner of Pathways, a center for people wishing to live a more joyful and mindful life. Ed’s own life path has been a spiritual journey with many years of meditation practice, as well as deep inward exploration. A Tai Chi Master and creator of Pathways’ Mindful Living and Conscious Living for Kids programs, Ed also writes essays and articles, and is working on finishing his first book. Learn more.


Ed Schaeffer, Physical Therapist

Ed Schaeffer, MSPT, IMT,C. holds advanced degrees in physical therapy, with a specialty area in integrative manual therapy, a unique hands-on approach to healing the human body so it can restore balance and self-correct. Ed also has extensive training in visceral manipulation, joint mobilization, craniosacral therapy and sports medicine. Learn more.


Joe Hayes of Soundscapers

Joe considers himself blessed to have brought his sound healing practice to hundreds of venues and thousands of people over the past several years. Joe also has a one-on-one sound healing practice which he runs out of his home in Stoneham. Learn more.



Marcia Coakley, Nia Dance Instructor

Dancing since she was young, Marcia Coakley loves guiding people to expand their sensation awareness and mind/body agility. From her first Nia class she was hooked. This was what she was looking for: to move, to feel better, more fit, and more functional for her whole life. And everybody can. Learn more.


Katie Rebhan, Massage Therapist

Katie’s interest in natural health and meditation lead her to a career in massage therapy that started nearly twelve years ago. She has enjoyed every moment of bringing her clients relief from the pain and stress that life can bring. Katie is always seeking out new ways to help her clients maintain their well being at home between sessions. This may include stretches, nutrition advice, breathing techniques or anything she feels will enhance the effects of massage. Her modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue and Thai Massage.

Wanda Lipson, Social Worker

Wanda Lipson, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker specializing in relationship with self, others, and the environment. With over 10 years of experience and practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Reintegration work in adults and children, Relationship Counseling and Family Therapy, she shares the art of self-actualization in an emotionally safe space created with genuine love of her craft and people. Learn more.


Wendy Derby, Tai Chi Instructor

Wendy Derby has been practicing Tai Chi for over five years as a student of Master Ed Williamson. As one of his top students, Wendy has taught classes on her own and assisted in many others. Her unique gifts with energy awareness and movement make her a wonderful teacher who is very aware of what the student needs. Learn more.