Welcome, and Namaste!

COVID INFO: *Brian is fully vaccinated as of 3/25/2021 with his second dose of Pfizer being administered on 3/11/2021. Brian is still following all CDC guidelines and regulations.

IMG_5241

Who am I?

I am a singer, actor, yogi, and reiki healer originally from AZ with an artistic spirit that not only helps me to create on the stage, but on the mat as well. In 2006, I started my journey with yoga to achieve balance in my life and quickly saw the amazing benefits of a regular practice. Four years later, I wanted to give back the gift that yoga had given to me…a new grounded outlook and appreciation on life as well as some fun party tricks. 🙂 I completed my 200 hour Vinyasa training at Sonic Yoga, in the heart of midtown Manhattan in 2010, and have been teaching professionally in NYC  studios  and privately ever since.  The guiding principle of Uncle Brian Wellness, and my personal philosophy in life is “Leap. Play. Love.”  Every day I decide to take a risk, have fun, and love like there is no tomorrow!  This outlook on life has helped me both personally, on stage, and in my healing work. I am beyond excited to share this work with the world.


Me and Zoe!

Why Uncle Brian Wellness?

Through a reiki (energy healing) session I had while in Africa, I was introduced to the power of this healing technique and fell in love with its unique benefits. Again, I decided I wanted to share this gift with others, earning my reiki attunement and starting practice on anyone needing some healing love and light. During this time, my best friend’s daughter Zoe was born with half a heart (a condition known as HLHS). I knew that reiki could help her both in and out surgeries, so my friend Stacey and I received our Master attunements and went to work on Zoe, at the hospital. The nurses were so supportive and were wowed by the quickness of Zoe’s recovery. They even joined Zoe in calling me “Uncle Brian” as they came in and out to check on her. The nickname grew on social media as Stacey’s friends in her circle of “heart moms” continued to post pictures of me and Zoe saying, “Everyone needs an Uncle Brian!”  Hence, the inspiration behind the name Uncle Brian Wellness!

 

Bodywork too?

Yes, that too! I love this kind of work. I have found that combining familiar deep tissue work and gliding techniques, gentle passive stretching, breath work, in addition to cupping, Gua Sha, and Reiki energy healing, I can help guide your body to a more relaxed, stress and tension free place!  I am very intuitive and love helping you! Also…people tell me I have magical hands…so come find out if they are right!

Yoga

My yoga philosophy: Leap. Play. Love.

Take a risk, have fun, and love a long the way! I love to play and try not to take life too seriously both on and off the mat. I love to fall and learn from each experience and encourage my students to do the same. Filled with cool playlists (sometimes I sing along), flowing Vinyasa, fun sequencing, some challenging asana, spiritual chants, and a little bit of humor; I intend to be your guide within your own practice during my classes or your private session. I will challenge you, but I will listen to whatever you need to make your practice something you love and look forward to doing! Whether you are a beginner, or have been practicing for years, I can offer a great practice for all shapes, sizes, abilities, and ages! 

I have been teaching for 10 years and been practicing yoga for over 14.  It has been quite the journey and I am happy to share with you my knowledge and love of the practice in a safe private environment! I will come to your house, your work, or wherever you want!  Please contact me for private sessions.

During a yoga/bodywork/reiki session, I will work with you to help stretch your body in the areas that are troubling you, then focus on that during the massage allowing me to really target your pain, and finish it off with reiki to send even more healing energy your way!

Just a fun little shoot I did in Astoria Park.

Reiki

 

What is reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy!

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei, which means “Universal Higher Power,” and Ki, which is “life force energy.” So, reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” 

A treatment feels like a massage for the soul flowing through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being.  

Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping many and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. It should be noted that reiki is not a cure, but an amazing supplement to your healing journey and extremely beneficial to your body, mind, and soul!

I have practiced on clients before and after surgery, on both children and adults while in the hospital, and on friends just needing a little boost. It is for anyone and everyone in all different capacities from emotional to physical stress. Truly, you simply lay there, and I do all the work. You may be surprised how reiki can feel. All I ask is that you come with an open mind and let me be the conduit for universal energy to help heal you.

I also offer long distance reiki, which can be just as effective, and you don’t even have to be in NYC to benefit from it! Send me a message and we can discuss all the details about this!

Bodywork

Bodywork is any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with your body in a way to help heal it both physically, and energetically. I will provide you with whatever kind of treatment you need. From full body deep tissue work, using gliding and kneading techniques, to passive stretching and gentle relaxation techniques, I will personalize your experience all while infusing reiki energy throughout the treatment. I am not afraid to use my own body weight and jump on the table (don’t be scared) to get to the spot you need or just breathe through some sore spots together lightly. In addition, I may also use Gua Sha (“gua” = scraping – “sha” = red, you have seen with a jade stone) and cupping techniques to help release the tension and break down the knots even more. Lit candles, essential oils, and calming music will help you slip into relaxation as I do all the work to make you feel better! 60, 75 or 90 min sessions available.

Sessions/Pricing

PANDEMIC SPECIAL: I am still offering a special on a three in one session! This would be 1 hour and 50 minutes for $150!

What will this look like? First, I will stretch you for 20 minutes in yoga poses focusing on the area that is hurting you. Next, you will get on the table and receive a 75 minute bodywork session targeting that same area, but hitting your full body as well. Lastly, a reiki session for 15 minutes focusing that healing energy at the area I have been working on and simply helping you relax. Of course, if you need something different, you could mix and match and make it work for you. This lower price is a steal due to the pandemic, so do not miss out!

Regular prices: (If you are struggling during the pandemic financially, let’s chat.)

Yoga, Private Session: 60 min- $100

Reiki: 60 min- $75

Bodywork: 60 min- $90 / 75min -$105 / 90 min- $120

Thai Yoga Massage: 60 min – $80 / 90 min – $110

I am based in Astoria on Ditmars and 35th St. You can come to me, or I can make house calls (within the 5 boroughs) with my table for an additional fee of $25

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SESSION NOW!

Friends and family discounts are available on regular pricing, promotions excluded. In addition, after one session with me, refer a friend, and once they complete their session, I will knock off $20 on your next treatment!

I very much look forward to working with you and helping you feel better! If you want to hear what some of my clients have said, check out some testimonials by clicking here!

Uncle Brian Wellness is fully insured for all modalities.