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Who We Are

Blue Lotus Healing Arts is a multi-disciplinary wellness center whose foundations lie in the Taoist nature tradition that underlies classical Five Element Acupuncture.  We hold a vision of healing for our clients that includes trusting instincts, opening your heart and becoming ever more conscious of your body, mind and spirit.  We believe that through this process a person is empowered to make changes and choices that ultimately lead to their true heart’s path.


We believe that our core modalities of acupuncture, yoga and massage are all similarly powerful vehicles that can heal and develop consciousness and are complementary and even more powerful when used in conjunction with each other.  We seek to create community with our center where people can come to exercise, meditate, relax, and heal.

Meet Our Team

Kathleen Krivak M.Ac Lic. Ac.
Founder, Blue Lotus Healing Arts

Kathleen Krivak is a licensed acupuncturist, energy healer and shamanic practitioner with 20 years of experience. Kathleen earned her Master’s degree with honors at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now Maryland University of Integrated Health) in 1994. Thereafter, Kathleen worked as a teacher and clinical supervisor at the school’s student clinic.  She also supervised acupuncture students as well as treated patients with HIV and AIDS at the Sign of Jonah Clinic in Washington, DC.

Continuing to deepen her healing techniques, Kathleen studied shamanism with Eliot Cowan and Tom Cowan, learning to heal with plant spirits and the spirits of the Celtic Isles. She also studied channeled healing in Jonathan Goldman’s three year Healer’s Path program and  mentored for three years with energy healer, the Reverend Sue Greer.


Kathleen also loves to practice yoga and over the years has explored Iyengar, Vinassaya, and Swaroopa styles of yogic practice.


Committed to spiritual practice, Kathleen has studied several different traditions of Buddhist meditation for 26 years, and has been influenced by teachers such as Tenzin Wangal Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, and Tara Brach.


She is a gifted healer of great compassion who is highly respected by both her colleagues and clients. 


Kirsten Allen Acupuncturist/Founder of Blue Lotus Needham
Kirsten Allen M.Ac Lic. Ac.

FounderBlue Lotus Healing Arts

Kirsten Allen graduated with honors from Wellesley College and received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (now Maryland University of Integrated Health) in 2001. She carries National Board Certification in Acupuncture from the NCCAOM and is licensed by the Board of Medicine in MA.


Kirsten has been in private practice for the last thirteen years, studying with some of the most respected teachers in the field of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, including Jeffrey Yuen, Dr. Richard Tan, Kiiko Matsumoto and most recently completing Lonny Jarrett’s two year advanced clinical class on the Inner Traditions of Chinese Medicine.  


Kirsten has been a practitioner of several styles of Qi Gong and Tai Qi Quan for 15 years, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation practitioner, and a practitioner of Iyengar Yoga.


She also holds a deep love and appreciation for music and literature from her past teaching and performance background that continues to be a creative source informing her healing work.


Kirsten effortlessly weaves together these strands of

experience and training to bring inspiration and enthusiasm to

the process of healing and personal evolution.

Yoga Teachers
Massage Theapists

Sara Lambert, LMT; RPP; Reiki I & II; Certified Herbalist

Sara is an integrative massage therapist whose inspiration draws upon her desire to support and individual’s capacity to wake up to their innate connection to themselves and nature. The intention of an integrative massage session is to facilitate a unique experience of deep transformative relaxation with the therapeutic release of restrictions caused by the unprocessed body memories of repetitive stress and tension that have solidified as patterns of structural dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system of the body. This is achieved by interdependent pressures and rhythms of both deep and light touch that may be complemented by assisted stretching and gentle movement of the joints.


A holistic perspective that combines traditional and folk philosophies/techniques of eastern, western, and indigenous cultures with modern scientific research. Her training in Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, kinesiology/sport, hydro-thermal therapy, Aromatherapy, Polarity therapy, Reiki, Energetic Herbalism, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, and her study of animistic belief systems, yogic philosophy, and esoteric wisdom traditions during the last 8 + years of licensed massage practice, intuitively synergize to aid in the individual’s self-integration process of harmonizing the inner with the outer aspects of the whole being.


When inner balance is regulated and maintained, over time the body’s stress response becomes more resilient against outside triggers. This could range from unavoidable daily hassles to experiences of intense, excessive, or traumatic stress. All walks of life both young and old from athletes to expecting mothers, to first responders or veterans, can benefit from Sara’s person-centered approach to integrative massage therapy.


Clara Gagnon, LMT, BSN, Certified Herbalist

Clara became interested in massage during her nursing career when she sensed she could make a larger impact on her patients' healing utilizing massage therapy techniques. She went on to earn her license in Massage Therapy, complementing her degree in nursing. Clara is also a certified herbalist, and registered yoga teacher (RYT 200). Her nursing background allows her to provide a holistic understanding of health, complementing her experience in massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports, lymphatic drainage, Thai, hot stone, aromatherapy, reflexology, and cupping.

Dedicated to fostering wellness, her mission is to empower individuals on their path to optimal health. Rooted in the belief that massage therapy is a vital component of holistic care, she
strives to create a serene environment where clients can embark on a journey to cultivate a harmonious balance that resonates throughout the body, mind, and soul.

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Energy Healing

Kristen Peterson, Reiki Healer, MSW Student

Kristen is a certified Usui Reiki Practitioner and is passionate about Social Justice and Energy Healing. She deeply believes in the transformative power of energy work and that it has the ability to heal on a soul level that traditional therapies may not touch upon. She says, “We often overlook and become out of touch with the somatic experience of life. Reiki can bring you back to your somatic self, and ground you in the present moment.” Kristen’s sessions may involve hands-on or hands-off techniques or a combination to clear any energy blockages. She may use crystals, sound bowls, and oils during the session. Kristen is Trauma-informed in her practices. In addition to working as a Reiki Practitioner, she is also studying for a Masters degree in Social Work.


Pooja Mahtani, Soul Activator and Multidimensional Healer

Pooja Mahtani is the Founder of Akasha Codes, LLC and possesses a diverse range of skills and expertise. Pooja is a Master Reiki Healer, Psychic-Medium, Akashic Records Practitioner & Teacher, Soul Activator, Life Coach, and Intuitive Energy Healer. Her unwavering dedication lies in assisting individuals in unlocking their true potential and leading fulfilling lives.

Driven by her deep passion for serving others, Pooja is committed to being a guiding light for souls who are seeking to enhance their lives in profound and meaningful ways. With her intuitive abilities and vast knowledge, she strives to help her clients tap into their inner wisdom and achieve personal transformation. Pooja firmly believes in the power of the mind-body-spirit connection and uses her expertise to create a holistic approach to healing and growth.


Whether you are in search of spiritual guidance, energy healing, or guidance in life or business matters, Pooja welcomes you with open arms. She looks forward to the opportunity to work with you, empowering you to reach your highest potential and live a life that is aligned with your soul's purpose.


Regina Eustaquio, Reiki Master (Usui & Karuna), RYT500

Regina is an energy worker/healer at her core. Her wellness journey of discovery and insights began at an early age, and as a lifelong learner, she enjoys sharing resources and techniques with others. She has been a Reiki Master for almost 30 years, trained in traditional Usui and Karuna Reiki modalities. Reiki supports balance, ease, and comfort—it boosts and restores our natural energy!

Regina completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training from LifePower Yoga, with additional training in Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley. She combines energy and movement (reiki and yoga) to promote positive shifts in our mind, body, and spirit. She supports all in their wellness journeys. Experience her yoga classes and workshops to move your energy, connect with yourself, have fun, and let your energy flow!

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