Meet the Team
Jilian M. Stogniew, DC, RYT
~ Chiropractor and Registered Yoga Teacher
Dr. Jilian Stogniew was born and raised in New Hampshire. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri as a Presidential Scholar and Valedictorian. She has completed numerous continuing education courses in adult health, pregnancy, and pediatric development. Dr. Jilian has been adjusted since childhood and has experienced optimal health through natural chiropractic care since her early years, overcoming chronic bronchitis and a depressed immune system. She has been adjusting both of her children since birth, creating two of the healthiest kids around!
Dr. Jilian is focused on educating and helping our community reach overall wellness through natural chiropractic care, nutrition, exercise, and positive thinking. Dr. Jilian is also a registered yoga teacher and offers various classes at the Yoga Center at the office. When she is not adjusting and educating our community, she enjoys hiking and camping with her family, yoga, and being a mom to her son Sebastian and her daughter Lucia!
Erica Forzese, DC, CACCP
Dr. Erica Forzese is a Massachusetts native and recently relocated to the great state of New Hampshire. She obtained her B.S in Exercise Physiology from UMASS and her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, graduating magna cum-laude with clinical excellence awards from both colleges. Dr. Erica has also completed over 250 hours of continuing education involving the care of pediatric and pregnant populations including adjusting technique, diagnosis, neurosensory integration, neuroimmunity, neurology and research. She has been issued a Certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.) from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and is Webster Technique Certified (a chiropractic technique that balances the maternal pelvis to allow for ideal fetal positioning). Her passion is helping families understand the power of Chiropractic and the role it can play in maintaining their overall health and wellness. Dr. Erica is a loving wife to her husband Kevin and a proud mother of two amazing children, Eliana and Kai. She was fortunate to have had two amazing home births and has been adjusting her children since they were just hours old!
Dr. Erica is excited to have joined Dr. Jilian and the Awakening Chiropractic team, helping to educate the community and improve health and wellness through the power of an adjustment.
Craig E. MacFarland, DC
Dr. Craig MacFarland grew up in Hampstead, New Hampshire and has recently relocated to the seacoast region. He attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a B.S. in Recreation Management Policy. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. While attending Palmer, he was nominated for the Clinical Excellence award and was a Clinical Teaching Assistant to the Module Chiropractor and taught second quarter, adjusting technique. His strong family values contribute to his desire to lead our communities understanding of the vital need for chiropractic and of wellness education. Dr. Craig is married to his beautiful wife, Allison, knowing each other since the seventh grade. One day, they hope to start their own family, but for now you can find them skiing, hiking, or relaxing on the weekends. Dr. Craig is excited to be a part of the Awakening team and to educate and spread the benefits of chiropractic throughout the community.
~ Chiropractic Assistant
Angel has been well adjusted for over 7 years and a chiropractic assistant for over 3 years. After experiencing the power of chiropractic, Angel left her corporate career to help educate our community on the benefits of chiropractic care by becoming a CA. Angel is the friendly face that greets and assists all of our patients at the front desk. Angel enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with friends and family. She often spends her weekends traveling to New Jersey to visit her oldest sister and nephew Carter. Her younger sister, Christana is a Doctor of Chiropractic student at Life University in Atlanta.
~ Kay Dallon
Kay was born and raised in New Hampshire near the Seacoast. She now lives in the Lakes Region with her boyfriend and dog, Mesa. Kay recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Outdoor Education. She has a strong passion for the outdoors and art. Kay has been a vegetarian since she was four, which she feels has helped her live in a healthy, active way.
~ Billing Specialist
Kay lives in Loudon, NH with her husband, Steve, her sons, Sam and Matthew and two labs, Maggie and Lulu. Kay and her family have been blessed to be receiving chiropractic care for numerous years. When Kay is not working part-time she can be found cooking, playing with her dogs, caring for her vegetable and flower gardens, and enjoying her newest hobby: raising chickens.
Dr. Jilian Stogniew, DC, RYT
Dr. Jilian has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She completed her teacher training with Maureen Miller, E-RYT in 2009 while pregnant with her second child. Dr. Jilian incorporates yoga into her everyday life raising children and helping families reach optimal health through natural chiropractic care. Her classes are for students of all levels. She focuses on flow yoga with graceful movements to warm the body and allow the mind to meditate with motion. She always ends class with an inversion
A lifelong student of wonderment and yoga guide since 2008, Lauren has a YogaFit Basic certificate and also a 200 hour teaching certification through Asa Dustin of AT OM and Steve Bethel of Bethel Farm Yoga and Living Arts Center. She is currently immersed in an additional 300 hours teacher training in Shakti Flow Yoga where the rhythm of the breath, in marriage with the prana, animates the body. Lauren lives in Tilton and enjoys whitewater canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, travelling, biking and Telemark skiing, all of which can be joyfully combined with yoga. Lauren’s full-time job and other passion involve working in the justice system.
Sheryl Gauthier, RYT
From the first yoga class Sheryl took she was hooked. Being a person who finds it hard to sit still, yoga gave the gift of quiet stillness. This gave her a new found relationship and comfort with herself.
Sheryl teaches from her heart and believes that yoga is a personal experience for every student. Her role is to create a space for every student to find what is inside of them and express that through their practice. She loves watching her students grow mentally, physically and spiritually as they learn more and more about themselves through their yoga practices.
Sheryl completed her RYT-200 hour training with Maureen Miller, Yoga NH, in April 2012. Her training includes Yin Yoga training with Josh Summers, TIMBO training with Sue Jones of Yoga Hope, as well as workshops with Beryl Binder Birch. She is a level 2 Reiki practitioner.
She founded Yoga from the Heart to be able to bring yoga to people in group classes or in the privacy of one’s own home or business. Currently Sheryl teaches private and group classes at various studios and health clubs. For more info go to www.yogafromtheheartnh.com.
When Sheryl is not teaching she is running with a group of fabulous running ladies. Running is her 3rd passion after her family and yoga. She completed her first half marathon at the age of 50 in is training for her first full marathon at the age of 52…..anything is possible you just need to believe in yourself.
Sheryl lives in Gilford with her husband Paul and their two dogs Roxy and Ellie. She has three grown children. She loves spending time walking the dogs, meditating, visiting with friends and family, camping, gardening, hiking and anything else that keeps her active.
Dipl. NCCAOM, ABT
Sensei Russell Jones is a consummate martial artist and asian body work therapist.
Sensei Jones started Karate training under the guidance of Grand Master Peter Rose in 1986. Sensei Jones is a Disciple of Master Rose and attained the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in 2006. Respect, focus, structured practice and etiquette are emphasized in class to help develop the whole individual. Sensei Jones offers both adult and children’s classes at a number of different locations in the Lakes Region.
Sensei Jones started Chen Tai Chi training under the guidance of Sifu Henry Oliveras in 2001 and has continued training under the guidance of Sifu Herb Rich.
Sensei Jones unique Tai Chi curriculum promotes joint health, flexibility, strength and balance as part of an overall holistic health focus.
Sensei Russell Jones, a graduate of the Charles River School of Shiatsu in Cambridge MA, is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a licensed Asian Bodywork Therapist in the State of New Hampshire. Shiatsu is a traditional form of Japanese body work and is performed fully clothed on a comfortable floor mat. Shiatsu offers clients a healing therapy that is both medically therapeutic and relaxing.
For more information about Karate, Tai Chi or Shiatsu, please contact Sensei Jones at 524-4780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant Spirit Medicine
Plant Spirit Medicine
Julie’s practice of Plant Spirit Medicine is centered in the ancient knowledge that to engage in health, one must engage with spirit. She recognizes how hard that can be in today’s world, as we struggle with all that life demands of us.
In her various roles providing guidance, Julie worked with many people who couldn’t find the help they really needed, as they would benefit from care that integrated all the issues of body, mind and spirit. This led her to study Herbalism, Classical Chinese Medicine, and the practice of Plant Spirit Medicine. It is in her work with Plant Spirit Medicine that she has found a depth and richness of spirit which can be generously shared with her patients.
We, like all living things, hold an energetic pattern. Plant Spirit Medicine works with this pattern to restore balance and harmony in the body, mind and spirit. This ancient healing tradition works with the energies of the natural world, following the cycle of nature.
The Patient Experience
We all have our own way of moving in the world, of dealing with physical, emotional and life-path issues. Some of us have primary symptoms in the body, others, in emotion, and others present complex ailments that are not easily treated with conventional western medicine. As energetic balance is restored, ease in moving through life, mental and emotional steadiness, and physical harmony predominate; symptoms can lessen and fall away.
Consultation and Treatment
- Adults are scheduled for a two-hour consultation and exam.
- Children/teens are scheduled for consultation with a parent, older children and teens may speak with Julie one-on-one; thirty minutes to one hour is usual.
- A specific treatment plan is developed to meet the needs of each patient. Treatments are scheduled based on what is needed to restore balance, for health and well-being.
As with most alternative therapies, insurances do not cover Plant Spirit Medicine treatments. Every effort will be made to reach a satisfactory financial arrangement.
NH License #3199M
Clare welcomes you to therapeutic massage ! She has been interested in alternative health for 10 years and graduated from the North Eastern Institute for Whole Health in 2008. She has a strong interest in massage for complete back & neck care and offers a neuromuscular technique, hot stones and relaxation/stress reduction massage. Appointments can be made Mon-Sat on-site at Awakening Chiropractic. Call 866-4114 to make an appointment or to visit her website here for more details.