CREATOR, Executive director, & Lead trainer of infinity healing practice
Gabrielli LaChiara, she/her/hers pronouns, is a white, cisgender woman of Italian descent, age 54 at present time, 2020. She holds her private practice and healing center in Amherst, MA, on the Indigenous land of the Nonotuck and Pocomtuc peoples, and the Nipmuc Nation. With two decades of work in clinical social services, Gabrielli comes to the healing arts with a strong human service base.
In 2001, Gabrielli faced her own personal challenges with a diagnosis of breast cancer which further fueled her desire to ignite healing on any and every level possible. Gabrielli established a full-time private healing practice in 2003. In 2008, she co-founded the Infinity Healing Practice Training Program with Lori Friedman and has been training anyone who is called to apply their intuitive healing gifts for healing humanity since that time.
Chloë Faith Urban
Certified Infinity Healing Practice Practitioner & Lead Trainer
Chloë Faith Urban, she/her/hers, is a white, cisgender woman of British, Irish, French, German, and Scandinavian descent, age 33 at present time, 2020. She lives and holds her private practice in Portland, Maine, on the indigenous land of the Abenaki people and Wabanaki Confederacy.
As a certified Infinity Healing Practitioner and Lead Trainer, Chloë established her private healing practice in 2014, and 3,800 people, worldwide, have attended her online healing courses through DailyOM and her own website.
Chloë has been immersed in healing spaces her entire life. Raised by a Mother who is a shamanic practitioner, rituals, ceremonies, and healing were an ongoing part of the environment she grew up in. Through her growth and wisdom she has learned, and is consistently learning, to differentiate those practices that were culturally appropriated and those that were infused with grace, respect, and essence.
Her upbringing stirred in her a deep inner wisdom, and ability to journey and glean messages from the invisible realms of spirit, and instilled in her an honoring of ceremony and sacredness in all of life. These experiences have had a profound impact on the healer she is today.
At age 20, she became extremely and unexplainably ill, which led her to a deep and challenging search for personal healing. She spent the next 7 years seeking healing all over the U.S.A., and South East Asia, seeing a diverse variety of doctors and healers, and reading countless books about diet, nutrition, health, and healing. In 2008, she attended a 3-month Reiki training and certification program, which sparked her interest in becoming a healer.
In 2018, she hosted an online global event called “You Are the Cure – A Spiritual Journey to Release Your Pain, Heal Your Trauma, and Embody Your Essence”, where she interviewed over 20 experts in the field of trauma, healing, chronic pain and illness, depression, anxiety, and addiction. She had the fortune of speaking with guests such as Dr. Peter Levine (creator of Somatic Experiencing®), Dr. Thema Bryant Davis (Author of Thriving in the Wake of Trauma) , Dr. Richard Shcwartz (Creator of Internal Family Systems Therapy), Dr. Sue Morter (Author of The Energy Codes), among others.
In 2005, Chloë attended art school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and transferred a year and a half later to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where she got her degree in printmaking. With her artistic skills and love of all things creative, she started her own successful graphic and web design business in 2010, where she specializes in creating and designing high-quality custom websites and imagery for conscious entrepreneurs and creatives. She continues to do this work with a select clientele each year.
Chloë is also a sought after Ecstatic Dance DJ, has taught dance classes and workshops that merge movement and healing since 2014, and has trained in many different forms of conscious dance and creative arts.
Chloë is profoundly honored to have the opportunity to foster and awaken healing on the planet, through her work with individuals and groups, and through her deep connection with Kwan Yin, Goddess of love and compassion. Chloë also teaches Infinity Healing and leads powerful healing intensives and retreats with her dear friend, Gabrielli LaChiara, creator and founder of the Infinity Healing Practice.
Strategic Operations Expert
Rob Hurwich, he/him/his pronouns, identifies as a white, cisgender, male of Jewish heritage, age 45, and resides in Amherst, MA, on the Indigenous land of the Nonotuck and Pocomtuc peoples, and the Nipmuc Nation. He has been training and practicing in Infinity Healing Practice since 2014.
Rob has studied many various healing modalities and wisdom traditions. He has been practicing Buddhism and Mindfulness Meditation since 2006, including 2 ½ years of living in monasteries and retreat centers practicing intensive meditation. The primary lineages he practices are Theravada Vipassana in the style of Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock, and Vietnamese Zen and Mindfulness in the style formed by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Rob is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based therapy that helps clear trauma and PTSD. He is a Certified Infinity Healing Practitioner, and has an intuitive wellness coaching practice. Along the way, he has also studied and practiced Internal Family Systems, Five Element Chinese Philosophy, and Qigong.
Like many healing practitioners before him, Rob came to this work through his own process of healing and transformation. His passion is helping bring insight and clarity to our healing journeys. He is so grateful to be able to help share this amazing modality with the world and be a part of its continued growth. Rob is originally from Phoenix, AZ and his former life and career was as a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. He has lived in the Pioneer Valley since 2011.
Our Advisory Team
We are actively supported by our advisory consultants.
CO-Founder of Infinity Healing Practice Training Program & Leadership Training support
Lori Friedman (she/her/hers) comes to the Infinity Healing Practice with a career in arts management, curating, and independent consulting. While parenting 2 young children, she returned to school, receiving her MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst in 2008. Through their children, Lori met Gabrielli LaChiara in 2003 and began a friendship and kinship.
Experiencing for herself the magical power of Gabrielli’s work, Lori encouraged her dear friend to expand her work to reach a broader audience. In 2008 Lori joined Gabrielli to help create, develop and facilitate the Infinity Healing Training Program, and served as Lead Trainer and Co-Facilitator through 2020. Lori currently serves as an advisor and provides leadership training support.
In her work with private clients, Lori combines training in Neural Organization Technique, Brain Gym, Body Talk and Access Consciousness, with the Infinity Healing Practice to foster a supportive, encouraging and safe environment to facilitate healing and transformation. Lori believes that healing begins with connection and caring, and brings her deep wisdom and gift for nurturing and supporting to help individuals create success in achieving their personal goals.
Social Justice Consultant
Taja Will, pronouns Taja/they, is a queer, Latinx, non-binary, femme artist, healer, and activist. They are a transracial adoptee from Chile who lives with an invisible disability. Taja’s work is devoted to the potential for individual and collective healing by expanding awareness of cultural somatic intelligence; trauma-informed care; ancestral practices; and a willingness to lean into anti-oppression values and actions.
Taja maintains a dynamic Healing Justice practice that includes consulting with individuals, organizations, and communities in the context of workshops, conflict mediation, one-on-one somatic healing sessions, nervous system triage, board development, and organizational cultural competency, and individual coaching on unwinding from white body supremacy culture.
Taja grounds their work in Indigenous solidarity and decolonization as a means to undo white body supremacy and it’s pervasive relationship to capitalism, which has negatively impacted Indigenous and Black people in the United States.
Taja’s diverse professional background includes study in developmental psychotherapy, Body-Mind Centering, and community organizing. They spent five years as a student, teaching assistant, and guest faculty at the Luminous Awareness Institute. Taja has received personal mentorship from Carol Swann, Raina Delear, LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Rosy Simas, and Miguel Gutierrez in the areas of art and social justice, and somatics within the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion field.
Maryellen Rousseau is an energy medicine practitioner who uses a combination of energy healing modalities to provide a personalized healing approach to her clients. Maryellen is an Advanced Infinity Healing practitioner, certified in Eden Energy Medicine, and trained in Reiki and Acupressure. Maryellen also incorporates Neural Organization Technique and releasing Trapped Emotions in her practice. Her approach is to draw on these various modalities to provide highly individualized treatment sessions to her clients with a goal of clearing energy blockages and restoring balance to the body’s energy systems. Maryellen has a healing practice in Western Massachusetts, called Peaceful Healing Energy, and offers online energy balancing workshops.
Maryellen holds a Master’s of Environmental Education Science degree from Antioch University and lives in Easthampton Massachusetts with her husband and two teenage children.
Sarah Urech is senior strategist for the Omega Women’s Leadership Center and a founding staff member. She is a licensed master’s social worker and certified practitioner of psychodrama and group psychotherapy. Sarah has performed with Hudson River Playback Theatre for 25 years and has taught this improvisational storytelling theatre in four languages and 18 countries, including Cuba, Japan, and Russia, elevating the voices of people less often heard in society. Before joining Omega, Sarah worked at the Oncology Support Program at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, NY, for a decade and was its director for four years. Originally from Switzerland, Sarah speaks seven languages and teaches public speaking for Omega.
Lori Wynters, MFA Ph.D. is faculty at Goddard College, Graduate Institute, Social Medicines and Integrated Health, Embodiment Studies Concentration and Educational StUdies/Psychology Faculty and Jewish Chaplain at SUNY New Paltz. An educator, cultural artist, community psychologist, chaplain, cultural Somatics, Feldenkrais practitioner and Aikdo practitioner, she has taught internationally in England, Cuba, Israel/Palestine, and throughout the United States.
Her research interests include arts integration in education, Liberatory theatre practices, cultural Somatics, expressive arts in community health, decolonizing mental health, healing collective trauma and addiction, epigenetics and ancestral healing, culturally responsive curriculum development,inter-cultural/interfaith engagement, spiritual direction and calling forth students and clients embodied cultural knowing for generative and joyful living, loving and sustainability.