TEAM HOLISTICO

The professionals who will guide you at every moment in this journey.
  • Testimonial

    Maria Testillano

    Yoga Alliance (RYT200) - AeroYoga® Institute

    About Maria Testillano

    About Me

    Since I was a little girl equality between people was a matter of vital importance for me. Being able to help the unprivileged has always been the best satisfaction I could get from life. In order to achieve this goal I studied law, embracing the rights of the less privileged. As licensing, I traveled the world, owned a business, but especially and above all, my greatest interest was the human being and his minimum health and wellness conditions. This feeling each day stronger, turned me to the techniques that accompany me today on my way as a Therapist and Instructor. The first one was the Universal Energy channeling, from where I found meditation and developed my intuition. Then Applied Kinesiology (Reflexokinesia®), the Structural Activator and Polarity Therapy followed. At this point I started as a Polarity Yoga Teacher, awakening my interest for the deeper meaning of Yoga.

    So I became a certified Yoga Instructor Alliance (RYT200) at The International Yoga School of Madrid. The study and practice of AeroYoga® has opened a new perspective on the awareness of the potential of this great and innovative discipline.

    Certifications

    Spanish, Bavaro resident since 2009. Holistic Therapist, specialized in Applied Kinesiology, Polarity Therapy and Structural Activator, formed at the “Center of  Etnomedic  and Natural Sciences“  by Professor  Fernando Maldonado Ramos (Madrid, Spain).

    Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT200) at the “International School of Yoga” (Madrid, Spain), in 2014.

    Certified AeroYoga® Instructor, formed at the “International AeroYoga Institute”  (Madrid, Spain), in 2014.

    Certified Acrobatic Yoga® Instructor, trained by Ezequiel Anguizola, professional Yoga trainer  recognized by “O.I.Y.A.Y. (International Yogatherapy, Ayurveda and Yoga Organization)” (Bavaro, Dominican Republic), in 2014.

    Co-founder, Therapist and Instructor in “Toque Holístico(Bavaro Dominican Republic), since 2012.

    Quotations

    Water is the element softer yet its firmness manages to break the hardest rock, so be water my friend, relaxes your mind and movements. That would say if they spoke together Lao Tse and Bruce Lee.

    Every day do something you did not do before. Break your routines. Just doing different things recover the surprise and spontaneity, perfect impulse to move forward and evolve.

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    Davide Sciortino

    Naturopath & Shiatsu Instructor

    About Davide Sciortino

    About Me

    I have always been convinced that my way was to help people find their own external and internal balance, although at first I did not know how. After high school I looked for a new way to study, where I could find the tools to better understand myself and people around me. Naturopathy has been a revelation, my life changed and I knew that this was my path and there was no turning back. But I found my real passion in Shiatsu (Master of the School of Naturopathy).

    Every time after any treatment, I came out refreshed and more aware about the world that surrounds us. I felt the great universal knowledge go through my hands. The practice led me to experiment with various techniques and styles, learning from several teachers I understand the essence of listening.

    A important part of my journey has been to be a part of the birth of the Shiatsu in cammino School, founded by my Master Massimo Noe.

    Shiatsu is more than a digital pressure technique, it is a perception of the individual as a whole. It is the ability to converse with the profound essence in each individual's unfiltered mind. It is unconditional love. The Moxa and Stretching of Meridians are complementary disciplines, more complete in its phenomenology which is linked to the symptom and active stimulation of the body's energy aspect.

    The need for new experiences and overcoming my limits has led me to travel. At the end the Dominican Republic has welcomed me and I found my family here and my destination.

    Certifications

    Italian, Bávaro resident  since 2010, Naturopath,  specialized in Psychosomatic Shiatsu and Moxibustion techniques, formed in “RIZA Psychosomatic School of Naturopathy” (Milan, Italy), in 2004.

    Co-founder and  Instructor of “Shiatsu in cammino”  School, since 2006 (Milan, Italy).

    Instructor of  Stretching of the Meridians, discipline  that comes from the knowledge of Naturopathy and Shiatsu, since 2006.

    Certified Acrobatic Yoga® Instructor, trained by Ezequiel Anguizola, professional Yoga trainer  recognized by “O.I.Y.A.Y. (International Yogatherapy, Ayurveda and Yoga Organization)” (Bavaro, Dominican Republic), in 2014.

    Co-founder, Therapist and Instructor in “Toque Holístico(Bavaro Dominican Republic), since 2012.

    Quotations

    I have always believed that the body has a lot to tell, and through it, we can learn about people and their lives.
    For me it is better to keep the body in health heal an illness, and if you have to, better with natural remedies.
  • Testimonial

    Frank McNeary

    Chiropractor

    About Frank McNeary

    About Me

    In 1979 Dr. McNeary ( commonly known as Dr. Frank by patient's friends and family ) was involved in a youth championship football game, he was 9 years old at the time. His team won and while celebrating with his teammates he was struck from behind in the lower back by a player from the opposing team. He was hurt very badly and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher.
    His mother brought him immediately to a well respected medical doctor. This doctor told a very young Dr. Frank that he would probably never play football again. He made the recommendations of medication and bed rest. Dr. Frank was greatly discouraged with the prognosis this medical doctor gave he and his mother. Dr. Frank's mother was greatly depressed, and worried terribly about the young Dr. Frank's now uncertain future.

    Under the advice of Dr. Frank's uncle, she decided to take her badly injured son to a Doctor of Chiropractic. the appointment was at 11 at night because the chiropractor was completely booked with Patient's throughout the day and evening.
    The chiropractor did a brief but thorough exam with Dr. Frank. He explained that when Dr. Frank was hit from behind by the other player, he jarred and knocked out of (alignment ) the lowest vertebra of his young spine ( the 5th lumber vertebrae (L5). This now misaligned L5 vertebrae was impinged upon the largest nerve in the body, ( the sciatic nerve ). This nerve exits the lowest part of the spine on both sides and travels down both leg's and to the feet. This situation was causing young Dr. Frank tremendous low-back and leg pain.
    The chiropractor explained through a series of hand adjustment's to the L5 vertebra the pinched sciatic nerve would be freed, and the young Dr. Frank would be relieved of his pain. The chiropractor was right and after just two weeks and 6 hand adjustment's of his L5 vertebra, the young Dr. Frank was back playing ball with his friend's and restored to perfect health.
    Dr. Frank was able go on to wrestle and play football all throughout the rest of grammar school and and High School. He earned a scholarship to Southern Connecticut University. After winning several championships in college wrestling and earning a bachelors degree in math and science, he was accepted to Chiropractic College, and completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport.
    Since the life changing experience that Dr. frank had with his first chiropractor in 1979, Dr. frank has been committed to learning as much as he can about all form's of natural health and therapeutic method's. He has extensive knowledge in nutrition and exercise physiology, as well as being an advocate of Yoga, Shiatsu and other various massage techniques. He has owned and operated clinics in Connecticut, New Jersey , and New York City. He has worked with professional athletes from around the world, including members of the New York Giants, New York Jets, ans New England Patriot's professional football team's. He now lives her in Punta Cana and is ready to serve you.

    Certifications

    American, Bavaro resident since 2017. Dr. in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Chiropractic, formed in University of Bridgeport (USA), in 2003.

    Therapist in “Toque Holístico(Bavaro Dominican Republic), since 2017.

    Quotations

    Our body's are self-healing and self-regulating organisms. Every day our hearts beat, our lungs take in air, and our temperature remains between 97 and 98.6 degrees , thereby maintaining a healthy temperature for all our body's functions.
    When vertebra within our spine's are knocked out of alignment, and thereby pinching (life giving) spinal nerve's, a condition of sub-luxation occurs. The muscle or vital organ to which this now (pinched nerve) travel's does not receive the proper (nerve impulse) to maintain proper function. Creating pain and dysfunctions.
  • Testimonial

    Marta Privitera

    Yoga Alliance (RYT200)

    About Marta Privitera

    About Me

    I believe that what we call “Job” could be a chance to share what’s really worthy in us and not something we “should do”, something that has to be done. So at one point of my life I realized that sharing my knowledge about Yoga with my friends was giving me joy and satisfaction and from that came the understanding that teaching Yoga would have been the most enjoyable way for me to contribute to the community. This is how my journey has started, now I’m a certified yoga teacher and I share this passion and energy in Toque Holistico.

    Certifications

    Italian, Bavaro resident since 2016.

    Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT200) at the “Associazione Yogananda” (Bari, Italy), in 2016.

    Certified Yoga Nidra  Instructortrained by Ezequiel Anguizola, professional Yoga trainer recognized by “O.I.Y.A.Y. (International Yogatherapy, Ayurveda and Yoga Organization)” (Bavaro, Dominican Republic), in 2017.

    Instructor in “Toque Holístico(Bavaro Dominican Republic), since 2017.

EXPLORE OUR WELLNESS CENTER

Toque Holistico is a beautiful, beach-front center overlooking the ocean and providing direct access to the beach. The center has restrooms, air conditioning and fans, a pure water dispenser, natural teas, and yoga mats at your disposal.

The front of the studio is made up of twelve meters of crystal clear windows, allowing you to soak in the amazing ocean views while you practice yoga and take part in your scheduled activities.

Therapy Room

In addition to our main class room where Yoga, AeroYoga and Meridian stretching classes take place, we have a fully-equipped therapy room to perform all of our holistic healing treatments.  The room is decorated calmly, and provide private space and bathroom for your relaxation and privacy.

OUR MISSION

We see the world as a fertile place where opposites coexist in a harmonious synchronicity, generating certainty and stability.

We see human beings as a race within a rich diversity that nurtures and of which it nurtures and safeguards.

We see man as an integral being, in mind body and soul, in the workplace, in social situations where these experiences determine one’s health.

We understand health as a human being’s state of harmony, balance and with respect to each context of his life, nature and the laws of the Universe.

We see Toque Holistico as a reference point for anyone who wants to look within themselves and find their way in life.

We see ourselves on this planet like drops in a great ocean of love, in which everyone of us is included.

OUR VISION

Our goal is to provide you with guidelines that support you find yourself, becoming aware of your own tools and resources, restoring your balance and finding harmony.

There is no age limit simply because we acknowledge everyone’s needs and value everyone’s importance.

We work in a natural therapy center in a beautiful corner of the world, blessed by lush nature and an authentic population.

We want to spread the knowledge of natural techniques, remaining true to our principles, in full respect to everyone’s culture and beliefs.

Our scope of service is beyond this physical space, it spans the globe to anyone who wants to walk in the direction of welfare, health, harmony and happiness.

We want to help all human beings and make this planet a better place for us and our children.

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