YesYes Healing Garden is an exciting new acupuncture and wellness practice in the heart of the Alberta Arts District offering acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, shiatsu acupressure massage, craniosacral techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cupping, and gua sha. YesYes Healing Garden was founded by John Kozel, LAc and KMA Sullivan, local poet and publisher. They are committed to bringing an inclusive and accessible wellness practice to NE Portland.
John E. Kozel, LAc, MAcOM
CoFounder, Acupuncturist, Clinic Manager
John, CoFounder of Yes Yes Healing Garden, looks forward to exploring with you how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can become a beneficial aspect of your personal growth and a path towards optimal health and contentment. John utilizes various East Asian medical techniques to address a wide range of challenges including electroacupuncture for pain management and surgical/trauma healing, orthopedic acupuncture for musculoskeletal issues, and shiatsu acupressure massage to address postural imbalances and mental stress. He is also trained in the use of Chinese herbal formulas for many internal and dermatological conditions. In all of his treatment interactions, John encourages and guides patients in mindfulness practices and body-awareness.
John's road to become a practitioner of Chinese medicine began in 2004 with interest and study of East Asian philosophies. Shortly after, he lived and worked for three years within an intentional community in northern Vermont where he received intensive training and practice in mindfulness meditation and Taoist Qi Gong. He received his Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2017, after having received his Bachelors of Science in Biology magna cum laude from the University of Vermont.
John is looking forward to helping you on your journey of healing and in making their experience at YesYes Healing Garden the best possible.
Jennice Rodriguez, LMT
Jennice graduated from East West College in 2018 and has since explored her work around the framework of deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and Swedish massage. Combining her love of travel and the body Jennice studied Thai massage in Thailand and completed a Bhakti yoga certification in Peru in 2016. As a young athlete her first introduction to massage left her inspired and curious to understand the potential of healing touch. She describes her style of work to be firm yet nurturing, as she uses a variety of techniques to get to the source of discomfort. She hopes to bring a sense of empowerment to her clients as they seek to better understand and restore their unique bodies, and sees the opportunity to share massage as a beautiful gesture of trust on behalf of both parties involved. Jennice has a hard time staying inside when not massaging and can be found gallivanting about new landscapes hiking, snowboarding, hot springing, and finding new ways to tune into her own body through dance and movement.
KMA Sullivan, CoFounder
KMA Sullivan, CoFounder of YesYes Healing Garden, is a local poet and publisher. She is the author of Inclined to Riot (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019) and Necessary Fire, winner of the St Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Nervous Breakdown, Gertrude, diode, and elsewhere. Essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, and Nailed. KMA has been interviewed by various folks; here's one in the Minnesota Review. She has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction and poetry at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Summer Literary Seminars and she is the CoEditor In Chief of Vinyl and the Publisher at YesYes Books.
Katherine was introduced to acupuncture in 2016 after an injury to her upper back led to gradually decreasing mobility and strength in her right arm. After a number of months of physical therapy offered only incremental improvement, she decided to try out acupuncture for the first time. She figured, Why Not? After two appointments 70% mobility had returned. Three more appointments and the injury that had plagued her for close to two years, was resolved. She became a believer in the astonishing healing power of acupuncture and resolved to help this brilliant healing art become even more accessible to folks who could benefit from what it has to offer.