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About Us

Trust Nourish & Move for your whole health needs.

Nourish & Move is the only collaborative and integrative care clinic in the Pittsburgh area that offers acupuncture, massage therapy, reflexology, ayurvedic consultations, and yoga. Our practitioners work together to make sure our patients are provided with a comprehensive and holistic approach to their health and well-being.

We understand that each individual is unique, and that's why our team of dedicated experts tailors their services to meet the specific needs and goals of every patient. Whether you're seeking relief from chronic pain, stress reduction, improved flexibility, or simply a healthier lifestyle, our collaborative approach ensures that you receive personalized care that addresses the root causes of your concerns.

 

Our mission is to empower you to achieve optimal health, balance, and vitality, so you can enjoy life to the fullest. Experience the difference with Nourish & Move, where we are committed to helping you thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.

We specialize in women's health and fertility, chronic and acute pain, and managing autoimmune diagnoses.

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Our Story

Nourish & Move was started in 2020 after Kayla Simmons, our founder and lead acupuncturist, was laid off due to Covid-19. She had previously been practicing at an organization that limited her skills, and this was the perfect opportunity for her to go out on her own and practice acupuncture the way she was trained - spending more time with patients, educating them, using herbs, etc. Kayla had been practicing out of her home when the opportunity to collaborate with the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh (HIP) came about. This was beneficial to both parties, as Kayla could work with other practitioners more easily, and the Himalayan Institute's clients gained easy access to an acupuncturist.

 

Through collaboration with Kate Mackin, Director of the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh, Nourish & Move absorbed HIP while retaining both the synergistic environment they were known for as well as the staff members. We are proud to be a fully collaborative and holistic studio, bringing together the wisdom of ancient healing traditions such as acupuncture, massage therapy, reflexology, and Ayurveda, with the transformative benefits of yoga. Our practitioners are not just experts in their respective fields; they are compassionate individuals who believe in the holistic approach to healthcare. They work harmoniously, combining their expertise to provide our patients with an unparalleled level of care. We are proud of the progress that we have made and look forward to growing in the next few years.

Meet The Admin Team

Meet Our Practitioners

Meet Our Yoga Instructors

Kate Mackin

Kate Mackin

E-RYT 500

Jennie Bolas

Jennie Bolas

RYT 200

Veerle Grispen

Veerle Grispen

RYT 200

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Karen Ashby

 RYT 200

Monette Shuttleworth

Monette Shuttleworth

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Level I Restorative Relax and Renew®, YACEP

Kara Heinrich

Kara Heinrich

RYT 200

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Amanda Naccarato

RYT 200

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Uma Purighalla

 RYT 200

Susannah Azzaro

Susannah Azzaro

RYT 500

Christianne Johnson

Christianne Johnson

RYT 200

Gretchen North

Gretchen North

 RYT 200, MA, MS, CHES

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Beth Christiano

 RYT 200

Dana Ramous

Dana Ramous

RYT 200, PRYT, and Kid’s Yoga Certified Teacher

Megan Gilson

Megan Gilson

RYT 200

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Stephanie Gumbert

 RYT 200

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Marta Napoleone Mazzoni

 RYT 200

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