BRUCE M. FREEDMAN, MD, FACS MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Freedman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1982 and is currently the medical director of Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia and Aria MediSpa. Dr. Freedman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. With over 40 publications in medical journals and text-books, Dr. Freedman continues to perform research and lectures nationally on the latest developments in cosmetic surgery.
ALI GENERAL MANAGER
I am thrilled to be a part of the remarkable team of professionals here at Aria MediSpa. It is my pleasure to work towards the highest level of satisfaction for our guests. It is my responsibility to ensure our technicians stay top-tier industry experts through continued education and state-of-the-art training. It is my intention to continue to provide a safe, sanitized and stress-free environment that fosters health and wellness for us all.
ANGELA GUEST EXPERIENCE MANAGER
My number one goal is to provide an exceptional experience to each and every person that walks through our doors. With over 16 years of spa experience under my belt, I have made it my mission to create and nurture meaningful, lasting relationships with our guests. También, yo hablo espanol! Hasta pronto!
ELIZABETH MARKETING DIRECTOR
I’ve dedicated over nine years in the health and wellness industry to helping others discover their true beauty for themselves. As a communications graduate from George Mason University, I have enjoyed promoting the essential benefits of spas and salons, and strive to publicize the significance of practicing self-care to all.
MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN DEPARTMENT
FARIBA MASTER MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN
For many years, I have worked as a licensed master aesthetician and certified laser technician. I am trained in skin care solutions such as chemical peels, waxing, and body treatments. I have substantial product knowledge and a thorough understanding of the science behind skin care products and treatments to best assist my clients with effective and easy at-home regimens tailored specifically for them. I truly enjoy helping people with their skincare needs, and work very closely with each individual client to facilitate proper skincare treatment and management.
MASSAGE THERAPY DEPARTMENT
JOEL MASSAGE THERAPIST
My rewarding career as a licensed massage therapist began over 20 years ago after graduating with a national certification in Massage Therapy from the Body Works Institute in Falls Church, Virginia. I believe that continued education is critical to my success at work, and decided to continue on to receive my BS in Health Science/Pre-Physical Therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia in 2008. I enjoy passing along all that I’ve learned to my guests, and am always willing to provide the most thorough recommendation to compliment each person’s individualized health and wellness goals.
I am an experienced Aromatherapist, and have had the pleasure of working in this industry for many years. I’ve received specialized training in providing herbal treatment in our sauna with honey and Venik, or the steam sauna called Bochka. I also specialize in European organic scrubs and wraps. I would be delighted to address all of your needs, and to make you feel more youthful and relaxed. I am passionate about my work and I will do whatever it takes to make sure your stay at our spa is sensational.
My specialties include providing cryotherapy services to our guests. I make it a priority to not only educate our guests on the therapeutic benefits of cryotherapy, but also make sure that they enjoy their results as well.
DAGMAR YOGA STUDIO MANAGER AND YOGA INSTRUCTOR
“I found a passion for yoga more than 15 years ago. Being a journalist and working under the permanent pressure, yoga practice offered me a space to decompress, relax and just breathe and be.”Dagmar is certified RYT 200 teacher since 2011, certified Hot yoga, Bikram Instructor since 2013, Pilates Instructor since 2016, Reiki III. Master since 2017 and certified in healing modality according to Bert Hellinger by Hellinger Institute of DC since 2018.
DANIELLE YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Discover your inner divinity. Quiet the mind through the breath. Learn proper postural alignment. Stimulate your spirit in Danielle’s light hearten fun classes. Enthusiasm and passion for the human body radiate throughout Danielle’s the classes.
KRIS YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Kris is a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 Certified. Kris teaches Hot 90 & 60 (26&2) classes, Spa Yoga and Yin Yoga. Kris retired from the Federal Executive Service and took Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. Originally, she undertook the practice to counteract the effects of aging and arthritis. More recently recovering from surgery she came to a greater appreciation of Yin Yoga. What brings her to practice daily is yoga’s ability to calm her mind. She became a yoga instructor to share the light and healing.
MARYJO YOGA INSTRUCTOR
“I still remember the time when I fell in love with the practice of yoga. It was just meant to be. I was going through a period in my life where I needed to feel grounded. There were so many transitions that were happening all at once and I found it hard to take care of myself, mentally and physically. I noticed how the practice of yoga was helping me in a lot more areas than just the mental and physical part….and I just loved the feeling of it. Now I want to share with others one of my passions. I’m also a nature girl! I absolutely love being outside every time I get a chance to do so. I have completed my YTT-200hr and in the process of completing a Yin-100 teacher training. Namaste”
LATORIA YOGA INSTRUCTOR
has been teaching Pilates, Barre, fitness classes, 20010. She’s a certified personal trainer, Pilates mat and reformer instructor. Pilates is ideal for everyone, from beginners to professional athletes, pregnant women and seniors. Pilates strengthens the body from the inside, out; building muscle without adding bulk, improving flexibility and posture, reducing stress, and rehabilitating back and neck injuries.
DIANE YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Diane practiced yoga for over fifteen years before attending Bikram Yoga teacher training in Thailand in Fall 2014. She credits the healing properties of yoga for helping her overcome back and shoulder injuries from competitive tennis, and even a quick recovery from knee surgery. Also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Diane strives to help others live healthier happier lives. She enjoys rollerblading, skiing, hiking with her dog, being outdoors, and spending time with her two daughters.
IRENE YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Irene fell in love with hot yoga in 2004 after she took her first Bikram Yoga class. It was a great refuge from her stressful daily job as an IT professional. She was taken by Bikram style yoga’s physicality, structure, and mindfulness. It also helped that it was done in a hot room as she really enjoys being in the warm environment. Both her body and mind felt great after the class. In 2016, 12 years later, she attended Hot Yoga Teacher Training, where she learned different aspects of yoga. She holds 200-hour RYT Certification. Irene is also certified to teach Yin and Spa yoga.
KELLY CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST AND REIKI MASTER
As a hypnotherapist and Reiki Master within 20 years of experience working with clients, one of her greatest joys is witnessing the transformations and achievements her clients are able to make by connecting them to the power that already lies within. Kelly’s goal is to help each person to align with and become their best self. She believes in teaching people the skills they need to lead empowered, happy and healthy lives. She is a compassionate, comprehensive therapist and adheres to strict client confidentiality. She looks forward to helping you make that breakthrough you have been looking for!
SPA ATTENDANT DEPARTMENT
LUCIA DE LA CRUZ SPA ATTENDANT LEADER
I am the Spa Attendant Lead for our beautiful facility. I am here to provide you with a hygienic and sanitary facility at all times. I want to be sure that all of our treatment rooms have a fresh appearance and are fully stocked with clean accessories and equipment. I am happy to serve you with a glass of fine champagne and a fruit platter. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions.
ALEXANDRA SPA ATTENDANT
A clean spa is a happy spa! My work contributes to our team’s overall success by ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitation are maintained at all times. Whenever you need assistance, I will be happy to help with a smile on my face!
NATALIA A/R, A/P, INVENTORY
Keeping inventory of the skin care products and supplies it not only a job, but also a big challenge! I love it!