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THE LANGAN WELLNESS STORY

Peace. Love. Light

What started as a journey of self healing and discovery has now become a life-long devotion to help others reach their fullest potential and activate the keys to total mind-body wellness and highest quality of life. After over a decade and a half working on understanding the integral roles of mentality, physicality, emotion and spirituality on her own wellness, Sonya has realized her role as a healer and educator to assist others on their own journey.

Sonya believes in cultivating health in every aspect of life beyond just standard nutrition and fitness. When all areas are nourished, we get something truly special - wellness. It is this belief in living wholly in each facet of life that Sonya passionately pursues and shares with others.

A lifetime of studying and professionally performing as a tap dancer and ballerina combined with training in a traditional Okinawan karate dojo taught Sonya the beauty of balancing the different natures within herself and how important it is to continuously work to refine and improve. Combined with an endless love of religion and spirituality and devotion to our mother Earth, Sonya felt the constant drive to be a positive force for change, and thus Langan Wellness was born.

Now known as Yogini Shakti in practice, she trains new yoga teachers through her school, Firebird Yoga, and has designed a metaphysical wellness and practice line of tools, apparel, jewelry, and more for the Earthsong Boutique. Yogini is a devoted practitioner of spirituality and religion in an eclectic combination of Wicca, Buddhism, Yoga, and  ancient earth-centered tribal teachings and rituals. Her spiritual education includes trainings from the Namgyal Monastery, the Love Serve Remember foundation, and private gurus.

 

Currently residing in Upstate New York, Sonya is a professor of Kinesiology at SUNY Cortland, as well as a practicing yoga and wellness instructor. Sonya has received a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology concentrating in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland, a Master's of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Kinesiology with a heavy focus on yogic science. She currently holds certifications as a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, mindfulness coaching, Ayurvedic nutrition, and is a Shoden I Reiki Practitioner. 

LW FAMILY

We're all here for the love

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Rich Petrucco

Co-Owner & Partner

Rich is Shakti's muirn beatha dan, best friend, and the reason that Langan Wellness exists. Without his support, belief, and encouragement, Shakti may never have taken the steps to form the business in the first place. Having multiple years of business experience himself and the logical mind to Shakti's creativity, he is invaluable to her goals and the team.

Jason Lee

Benefactor & Founding Member

Jason is a highly intelligent, kind-hearted, dedicated individual who values ethics, morals, generosity, and community. He attended Yogini's classes while receiving his BS in Exercise Science. After battling cancer, he chose to give back to Langan Wellness for his support during his illness, and has become a permanent member of the LW Satsang.

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Bryan Knizek

IT Master & Finance Wizard

Bryan is the definition of calm, cool, and collected. His level-headedness and eye for detail, combined with education and experience in both tech and finance, make him the perfect addition to the team and the natural compliment to Sonya's typically not-thought-through spontaneity. He is very passionate about health and fitness and is Yogini's go-to yoga partner.

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JEANNETTE LANGAN

Technology Guru

Momma Langan has an extensive background in the technical arts of web design and coding, and is always on stand by to fix one of Sonya's inevitable tech mistakes. She also assists in photography, social media, research, and product design and construction. When she's not helping her daughter, she works for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals IT department working to create solutions to real-time health care and wellness problems.

Joey "Arjun" Domagala

Media Expert

Arjun is a current Firebird Yoga student studying the 200 hour Mindful Warrior certification, as well as a, exercise science major at SUNY Cortland. Arjun is a creative soul and has transferred from YTT student to a permanent member of the Langan Wellness Satsang as the media and creative marketing director for online and PR, as well as updating themes, styles, assisting with product design, and event marketing.

Firebird Yoga Graduates

Our Mindful Warriors, Mindfulness Coaches, and Light Healers

Firebird Yoga School Students

Our rising phoenixes are the fire and blood of all that we do

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