"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

- Helen Keller

About Us

Fernview Center for Well Being evolved over the last decade as a place of acceptance, support, and healing for any individual seeking awareness and growth through life’s transitions. We are committed to providing a peaceful refuge for the enlightenment and growth of mind, body, and spirit. Through psychotherapy, educational programs, and integrative medical therapies we aspire to promote the health and wellness of all beings and our environment.

 

Research studies have comprehensively demonstrated the optimal benefits of engaging in health practices to balance the body and mind coupled with traditional western medical treatments. This is Integrative Medicine at its best! Regular practices of relaxation and stress management techniques including Progressive Relaxation, Meditation, Reiki, Tai Chi, and Yoga have clearly been shown to promote an overall improvement in health and well being.

 

In addition to the opportunities through Fernview Center for Well Being, we have onsite 8 fully licensed counselors to help individuals in private sessions through Stress Management Center (call 864-225-0792 to schedule) which evolved out of a practice initially started by Dr. John Martin, Psychiatrist and Family Practice Medical Doctor and Dr. Harry Diamant, a Licensed Clinical Counselor for 26 years. Dr. Martin was diagnosed in March of 2008 with terminal cancer. He received aggressive treatment, but ultimately, he passed away late in the spring of 2008. As we continue our work supporting others, we take time to reflect on the abundance that life offers and the importance of living life with the awareness of how stress affects our daily lives. For more information on the Stress Management Center's clinicians and the integrative medical therapies we offer, please check out our informational booklet​!

 

 

Fernview Center for Well Being

Fernview Center Provides a Gentle & Relaxing Place to

Restore, Relax, & Rebalance!

"Therapies such as yoga, meditation, and guided imagery are increasingly integrated into today's conventional treatment of heart disease, cancer, and other serious illnesses-and scientific evidence supports this approach to health and healing" 

-US News and World Report with Mayo Clinic-

What We Offer

Fernview Center for Well Being offers private individual sessions as well as group sessions and therapeutic services. All Integrative Medical Therapies are offered by fully certified practitioners. Preview our full calendar and call or email us with any questions. We welcome you to fully embrace the art of living well. Please join us for a time of balancing our bodies and minds together. Daily offerings include meditation, reiki, yoga, and tai chi in private and small group sessions. This is a time to simply relax and take a moment from the world and appreciate our minds, bodies, and the Earth that surrounds us. Call 864-353-2028 for information, check out our informational booklet, or visit our Class Schedule page to view the different services which all are welcome to experience.

 

"Modern Medicine is embracing the ancient Indian discipline of Yoga... a growing number of doctors prescribe it... yoga studios are as ubiquitous as Starbucks... it may have taken 5,000 years, but yoga has arrived..." 

-Time Magazine Alternative Medicine Guide with Mayo Clinic-

 

OUR STAFF

Yoga Alliance RYT 200

Amy Lynn Sunshine

"In the end, just three things matter: how well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go."

- Jack Kornfield

Amy has worked as a personal trainer in the medical and health field for 15+ years. She is the owner and craftsman of Gloria Deo Furniture LLC.

I enjoy working with individuals and small groups to support them with dealing with crises & trauma through honoring healthy breathing practices & restorative yoga. 

AFSA Certified Teacher

American Sports & Fitness Association

KIRA RADTKE

I began a practice of breathing & stretching in a transitional time of my life. Yoga & Meditation restores & brings peace to my body & mind. 

 

I always feel more settled & grounded after a practice.... it brings a beautiful smile to my face every time! 

 

Come join me in class today!

RYT-200

JEAN KIDD

Jean Kidd was inspired to become a yoga teacher because of the sense of well-being and peace she felt as a result of her own practice of yoga.  Jean views yoga as a self-care practice that can help alleviate stress, depression and anxiety. 

 

She enjoys helping others find the positive results in body, mind and spirit that come from a regular yoga practice.  When not doing yoga, you might find Jean enjoying time with her family and friends.

BS in Dietetics, MS Human Nutrition,

RD LD. Registered & Licensed Dietitian

KIMBERLY TAYLOR

Fernview is a magical place to relax and renew. Surround yourself with people that will lift you higher. Experience the joy of movement and improved sense of well-being through mind-body classes offered in a serene setting. 

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

BS, M. Ag Ed, PhD Candidate Research Director, Fernview Center for Well- Being

STEWART LEE

I have been teaching and helping people my whole life in one way or another.  In graduate school I realized I could use my abilities to help understand and further mankind's knowledge and understanding through research and analysis. 

 

Only by researching and understanding the the world around us can we fine tune current practices and generate new, original ideas to make further advancements in our lives.

MSN, MA, RN, R-DMT,

Dance Movement Therapy

HEIDI KLINE MCCAULLEY

"It is through moving the body & breathing the rhythmic thoughts of the heart that we can most easily arise from that center point to a wholesome space of clarity & healing.

 

I've been dancing as long as I've been walking.

 

Join me for an individual or group session in honoring the body."

Aerial Artist & & Yoga Therapist in Training

Yoga Alliance RYT Student

Owner of LaLuna Aerial Arts​

ANGELA CREWS

I am drawn to the art of helping others because it creates a deeply fulfilling aura in my soul.

 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."

 

                     - Marianne Williamson

Diplomat of Philosophy 

Integrative Medical Therapies

PhD.Transpersonal Psychology

MEd.Mental Health Counseling & Education,

Licensed Professional Counselor,

BA Studio Arts/Psychology,

Nationally Board Certified Counselor

Reiki Master,

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 Level​

HEATHER KLINE SCHAFFER

As a little girl playing in the sunlight...I recall the warmth & pure happiness of sharing movement & breath. 

I am inspired & humbled by the awakening & deepening of the human experience as we move through life's transitions. Join me in a practice of loving ourselves through health & healing.

Attorney at Anderson County Public Defender's Office

JOSEPH OPPERMANN

“Calmness is the living breath of God’s immortality in you.”

 

- Paramahansa Yogananda

Joey Oppermann is an attorney with the Anderson County Public Defender’s Office. He has recently resumed his practice of meditation, and hopes to be a helpful guide to folks just learning to meditate or returning to their practice as well.

Clemson Yoga Instructor, E-RYT200 

Usui Reiki Master, 16 Years Experience

PHAEDRA O'CONNELL

Phaedra’s yoga journey began in 1987 with a Sivananda Companion to Yoga book and a mat, while she was studying as a pre-physical therapy major at Shepherd University.

 

Since then she has dedicated herself to the study of yoga, training with Joseph & Lillian LePage, Shiva Rea, Allison Cross, & Michael Johnson.  Phaedra also learned from masters such as Rodney Yee, T.K.V. Desikachar, Stephanie Keach, Joe Taft & Marie Joseph-Dudsic. 

Certified K-12 Teacher

Reiki Level II

HEATHER MCSWAIN

Laughing Yogini Extrordinaire

"Seeing the the poignancy & pain of life...the absolute & terrific joy that is possible is how I live.

I cry ...I laugh.. I feel my way through to a better place each day.  Every moment can be an opportunity to create abundance.

Come & share the absolute healing power as we share joy & laughter together!"

Author & Artist, Art Therapist , Reiki Level II

Craniosacral Therapist

SANDRA LEHTI-CULJAK

​"It is through the eyes of seeing & sensing the energy fields of the body that one unifies their field of presence.

Join me for a individual session or a Mandala Group Gathering. For over 40 years I have been engaging in the art of helping others envision & focus on individual healing practices.

the divine in me honors the divine in you"

Institute For Integrative Nutrition NY Universidad de las Americas Puebla Mexico

BERTHA THOMAS

Guiding women through holistic health consultations to feel energized and confident every day through food and lifestyle is my passion.

 

I strongly believe that living a mindful, joyful & inspired life is what keeps us going. I would love to help you discover how to personally embrace a healthy lifestyle. This is not about a “new diet” or a quick fix, it’s about developing a new relationship with yourself and creating the life you want"

Healing Arts Author

Licensed Professional Counselor

JEANNE MALMGREN

M.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner

"For almost 40 years I have embraced a vision of clarity through calming the body and mind with Vipassana meditation techniques and practices.

It is my joy to share with you the simple, yet beautiful art of breathing in,

 breathing out, and allowing the thoughts to settle.

The equanimity that arises is profound, leading to the development of

compassion and wisdom."

RN, Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Level

BOBBI ANDREWS

​Working as a pediatric nurse for over 30 years I love caring & touching the heart of wounded beings..supporting them through healing.

As a yoga instructor I feel the joy of connecting the heart & body & mind in a union of peaceful flow & feeling so good that I smile right through my heart.

I look forward to moving with you to a place of peace & quiet bliss!

Certified Yoga Alliance, RYT 200

ROSALINDA MCGARITY

​I love how Pranayama and the breath lead us through life. Breathing is a core essential to living well. I have practiced breathing & yoga for over 45 years & love sharing this practice with others. 

 

"Please join me as you embrace your optimal health & wellness!"

She has studied and practiced extensively with Aadil Palkhivala and the approach of Purna Yoga evolving  a wide variety of inspiring and effective techniques to address our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. 

Kids Yoga Asana Co-Instructor, Yogini

ELANOR HOUSE

"I have been practicing yoga since I was 5 years old. It just feels so good & helps me relax, release & cope more effectively with tension that can build up in my body. When I have too much stress or tension it can come out as anger. Yoga is the best way I know to feel good in my

body & mind!

 

Dr. Happy Heart, otherwise known as "Heather"has helped me be   able to better love and enjoy my

family & friends! 

Come join us for our class!

Certified Neurolinguistic Programmer Gestalt Institute of Atlanta

RUSSELL WASHINGTON

Clinical & Medically Certified Hypnotherapist NYC Hypnotherapy Institute 

"I've been intentionally practicing meditation for over 30 years. Embodying the breath and breathing ones way through the mind & body in the most stabilizing, empowering process I know.

Through the art of meditation, learning the basic skills & practicing together the potential to live and enjoy a wonderful life is amplified!"

Artist, Photographer

Healthy Coping Skills Peer Counselor

SOPHIA KLINE SCHAFFER

​"Through my perceptual lens I see the possibilities of light & my awareness soars.

Sensitivity to intrapersonal & interpersonal associations I have discovered necessitates clarity. I recognize the benefits of balancing life myself. Helping others to realize the positive feelings that they too can experience through creativity & having the support of others is how I care.

Join me for a group or an expressive arts workshop!"

E-RYT Yoga Therapy Trained Instructor

Aerial Yoga Certified Instructor

LISA MORING ANDERSON

​"My focus is to help bring mindfulness, fluidity & focus into every aspect of our health, wellness & fitness. Yoga has become my passion &  I have been teaching for 15 years"

 Certified also in Advanced Pilates, Personal Training, Group Exercise, Cycling, Barre Fusion & TRX.

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RODNEY BURTON

Yoga and Meditation has helped beyond words. After years of suffering physically and emotionally I have now discovered peace. Practicing has facilitated my recovery from two major back surgeries. I have learned how to breathe and meditate no matter where I am. Dr. Heather Kline Schaffer has inspired a love of living well and a true calling to share that gift.

 

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
 Maya Angelou

Yoga at any age...

The Benefits of Yoga holds no age...

Multiple studies have confirmed the many mental and physical benefits of yoga.

 

Incorporating it into your routine can help enhance your health, increase strength and flexibility and reduce symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.

 

Finding the time to practice yoga just a few times per week may be enough to make a noticeable difference when it comes to your health.

 

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Advisory Board

  • Priscilla Kline

  • Alexandra Kibilko

  • Beverly Langdon

  • Jeanne Malmgren

  • Heidi McCaulley

  • Gowdhami Mohan, MD

  • Kim Owens

  • Okyu Ozsoy, PhD

  • Heather Kline Schaffer, PhD

  • Andrea Seemuller

  • Kevin Douglas Shealy

  • Carmen Smith

  • Bill Strothman

  • Pam Sullivan

  • Russell Washington

  • Catherine Whittington

  • Susan Alewine

  • Jessie Allison

  • Abdalla Bamashmus, MD

  • Rodney Burton

  • Matthew Brophy

  • Maria Cayelli, MD

  • Peggy Chamblee

  • Amy Cianciolo, MD

  • Angela Cobb

  • Michelle Denmark

  • Harry Diamant, DSW

  • Tim Duniho, MD

  • Makiko Suzuki Fliss, PhD

  • Alan Francis

  • Kathryn Hamby

  • Carol Hood

Special Thanks

Ashley Addison, David Berndt, Alan Francis, Sophia Kline Schaffer & All The Amazing Photographers

... For contributing their vision of reality and beauty in life through our website.

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