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).
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.
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 Steinberg, 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.
Belly Dancing Instructor
Tara has studied and performed belly dancing for most of her life. She has founded several dance companies throughout her career, the latest of which is Bellydancing by Tara based out of Millis. She has also published bellydancing training DVDs which offers step by step guides to this mesmorizing cultural expression. Tara enjoys sharing her love of dance with people of all ages at her own studio and at the studio at Pathways in Millis.
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, 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.