Our Doctors and Staff

Hosting three naturopathic physicians, an acupuncturist and specialist in Ayurvedic medicine, massage therapist and a colon hydrotherapist, as well as a variety of Yoga and Martial Arts classes, Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic offers a variety of practitioners for your health care needs.

 

Dr. Emily Maiella

 

 

Trained as a naturopathic primary care physician, Dr. Maiella enjoys visits with the entire family, including infants, children, adults of all ages and pregnant/postpartum mothers.

Her specialties include the treatment of Lyme disease and long standing infections.  Her focus is to balance and restore the immune system, using a variety of natural plant-based anti-microbials and immune modulators.  Treating infections is not easy, and a comprehensive plan is set forth, which includes detoxification of heavy metals, inquiry into dental health, and gastrointestinal restoration.  She emphasizes that treating the “infection” may be further down on the list of priority than most people would think.  Dr. Maiella has been a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society since 2006.

Every visit includes a comprehensive assessment and physical exam, using Autonomic Response testing, which is the work of Dr. Deitrich Klinghardt.   Please read about this assessment tool here.

She is honored to be your guide through difficult medical decisions, though she will alway encourage your self reflection and inner work during your journey.  True and lasting healing from illness involves unseen factors such as traumas and self limiting beliefs, and through your process at the Windhorse Clinic, you will be encouraged to work with this powerful layer.

Dr. Maiella loves living close to nature by growing organic vegetables and fruits, and being a graceful steward of the earth.  She loves nurturing all things, plant, animal and especially her children.

 

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle WA www.bastyr.edu
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

 

 

Dr Laila Tomsovic

Dr. Tomsovic is a naturopathic physician, raised and educated in New England.   She is honored to support people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds as they return to wellness.    She offers both primary care and specialty expertise in natural medicine for chronic illness. She very much enjoys helping patients with digestive issues, as gut health lies at the root of general wellness. She also has particular interests in cognitive concerns, hormonal, and autoimmune disorders.  She offers craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation: gentle, powerful forms of physical medicine for pain and other conditions.

Dr. Tomsovic is an in-network provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (some out of state plans cover as well, please check), Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, MVP, and Vermont Medicaid.

Dr. Tomsovic earned her degree in 2011 from Bastyr University in Seattle, rated one of the best medical schools in the country by the Princeton Review.  She has been practicing in Brattleboro since 2013.

In her spare time, Dr. Tomsovic enjoys cooking, hiking, photography, and spending time with her family.  She lives in the woods of western Massachusetts with her husband, children, and two cats.  Dr. Tomsovic is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors and the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

 Dr. Tomsovic sees patients on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic.

Brighter Wild, Office Manager and ART Assistant

Brighter is a metaphysical explorer with a deep connection to our sensual Earth and Her systems. Built to nurture, Brighter enjoys supporting your conscious healing journeys at Windhorse in a dynamic capacity. Brighter believes in the power of the Earth, the imagination, and the human spirit to lift us up in these times of great confusion, disconnection, and dis-ease.
Outside of Windhorse, Brighter enjoys growing her private practice, Mirror Play. You can learn more about her work at www.everypartofyoubelongs.com

Heather Kulikowsky, Reception

Heather is a dedicated yogi who joins our team at the front desk helping to welcome patients into the clinic as well as handling the office’s insurance billing. A life long lover of the outdoors and adventure, Heather leads a wellness oriented life centered around deep connection with Self and healing.
In her time outside of the clinic, Heather manages Putney Moves, a local community oriented yoga studio, where she both teaches and offers complementary advising sessions. Becoming a Yoga Advisor has been a dream come true, offering Heather opportunities to guide clients who are beginning or returning to their yoga practice, advise those healing from injuries or dis-ease, as well as help individuals create a personal practice that supports their current needs and aspirations.   Heather firmly believes that yoga is for everyone and through her work as an advisor she hopes to guide individuals to move into their own practice as a means of coming home to their true selves. Training to become a Certified Yoga Therapist through Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, Heather specializes in Stress Management, Relief, and Reduction, and leads classes that are both energizing and refreshing.
Outside of the clinic and the studio you can find Heather hiking, camping, backpacking, forest bathing, gardening, reading, or soaking up the rays of the sun.

 

Kimberly Rankin, CMT and LIBBE Trained Colon Hydrotherapist

Kimberly brings a lifetime of enthusiasm for holistic living, compassionate relationships and elemental medicine. Expanding her practice beyond massage and reiki, Kimberly finds the cleansing waters of colon hydrotherapy a wonderful gift to offer this community. She offers treatments on the Libbe Colon Hydrotherapy System, which is a FDA-registered, Class 2 instrument for colon cleansing. Kimberly is a member of the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy.

 

 

Stefan Grace

Stefan is a NCCAOM board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. Stefan practices a family-style lineage of Chinese medicine that combines tuina (Chinese medical massage), Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. Treatments utilize some or all of these modalities, with most of the treatment spent working directly with the patient. Stefan has been studying and practicing this lineage of medicine for over ten years, gaining the bulk of his clinical training in an apprenticeship setting through the course of his martial arts training with the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. He is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where he received his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. His time in school was focused on the clinical application of classical herbal formulas from the great Chinese herbal compendium the Shang Han Lun. Patients are often prescribed herbal formulas at the finish of the treatment, to augment and support the clinical efficacy of the manual medicine. He has been practicing the Chinese internal martial arts for almost twenty years, training in several lineages of baguazhang, xingyiquan, and taijiquan. He also trains a variety of qigong forms, some parts of which are often taught to patients as movement therapy. He is an Instructor in the North American Tang Shou Tao Association, teaching qigong, baguazhang, and xingyiquan locally. With over a decade of experience in Chinese manual medicine, and an ongoing dedication to training the internal martial arts as medicine for both himself and his patients, Stefan brings a well-rounded approach to his medical practice. He utilizes a variety of modalities to take full advantage of the breadth and flexibility of traditional Chinese medicine.

 

 

Jerry Landau

Jerry Landau has worked as a complementary and collaborative health care provider for over 20 years, integrating Yoga Therapy with Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, including Japanese-style acupuncture, massage, nutrition, herbs, yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, and bodywork.

Jerry LandauWhether you see Jerry for a health issue or preventative care, he works to educate you and increase your self awareness so that you do not need to keep returning for treatments.He will work with you to uncover the lifestyle issues that might be getting in your way, and help you to develop habit patterns that will move you in the direction of your goals. He prefers to collaborate with you and your other providers as a team and resource for you.

Jerry specializes in helping those with chronic and complex conditions, especially in treating pain, respiratory problems, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, autoimmune issues, and structural imbalance.

He has taught to the public and colleagues, from small groups to professional conferences, and received the Most Outstanding Research Award for the poster session he coauthored for the 2011 IAYT Symposium on Yoga Research.

Jerry has over 5000 hours of training in various modalities. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture, and is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and licensed in both Wisconsin and Vermont.

A graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, he is certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.