Ed Williamson

Founder

Ed Williamson is the founder and owner of Pathways Center in Millis, MA, which he opened in 2014. The center was a longtime dream for Ed of having a place where people could find a wide range of offerings to facilitate a path to wellness and joy.

Ed was born in Ireland and moved to the U.S. in 1985, where he continued training in the martial arts and worked as a carpenter. His desire to seek all things spiritual from an early age led him to mindfulness and meditation, which became a large part of his life and teaching.

Ed teaches Tai Chi, mindfulness courses for teens and adults, Zen Arts, and meditation. He gives talks and seminars, and writes essays on these subjects. Ed has presented at companies, schools, and health centers.

Ed is a Tai Ji Master in Ling Kong Shen Shi Men, a level granted to him by Grand Master Gou Ming (George) Xu. He received a Chief Instructor Certificate, one of a handful given to instructors outside of China, from Master Xu, the president of the World Association of Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Ed’s personal style of Tai Chi, which he teaches at Pathways, is He Shen (Harmony with Spirit).

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.

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.

Jayne Steinberg

Living with Ease

Living with Ease, LLC is a holistic wellness center geared toward educating and supporting the community in feeling more alive and present in their lives. Whether it’s our all natural, homeopathic weight management program, our unique movement-based neurological re-organization programs, energy medicine, or other tools needed for empowerment and extreme self-care, clients are supported in thriving in whatever they’re up to! Jayne Zeevi, MA, the founder of Living with Ease has been passionately dedicated to her 20-year journey in the quest for the right combination of strategies that would address the root cause of the challenges her family and her clients were experiencing. The combination Jayne has found has been responsible for the most profound and permanent changes that enable individuals, children and adults alike, to truly heal, and live their lives with ease.

Kari

Massage Therapy

Over twenty years ago, Kari embarked on a journey of self-discovery which led to a spiritual awakening that changed her life in ways she never could have imagined. She has since studied and trained in the healing arts of holistic skincare, massage therapy, aromatherapy, Reiki healing, energy healing, crystal healing and chakra balancing. All of these healing tools sharpened her intuitive skills and awareness. She believes combining ancient healing methods with modern techniques provides the most effective treatment.

Kari’s belief in the body’s natural ability to heal has never wavered and she continually seeks to expand and evolve her knowledge and training. In the end, she has learned the most from working with so many amazing clients over the years; seeing them heal and grow has been the greatest joy in her work. Healing truly comes from within.

Kari has a BA in English/Psychology, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Certified Aromatherapist, completed a 600-hour Esthetics Program and a 100-hour Botanical Bodycare Products course. She has numerous certificates in holistic health and recently completed a course in Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. Her latest adventure is learning about flower essences, Bach Flowers, and warm bamboo massage (coming soon!). She has been a member of Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals (ABMP) since 2010 and has worked as an independent contractor since 2008.

Karen Crowell