Amma Alumni Spotlight: Claire Papoulis


Hey Claire, what does Amma mean to you??

“For me, Amma is more than a wellness practice. In addition to being powerfully therapeutic, Amma has truly taught me a way of life and a way to understand the world around me. The beautifully poetic yet wonderfully precise ideologies behind it are an inspiring lens through which to see the world. Not only have I discovered my professional passion, but also a deeply spiritual and intellectual body of knowledge with which I can better interpret and connect to the universe.”


Claire Papoulis was a recent graduate of The Wellspring School’s Amma Therapy Program. Since graduating in February 2017, Claire has become a Teacher’s Assistant for the next group of Amma practitioners that The Wellspring will graduate, and is treating out of two very different clinics in the Portland area.


Healing Path Holistic Medicine Clinic – Acupuncture, Massage & Nutritional Therapy Services

Claire is treating at Healing Path, a holistic medicine clinic in Milwaukie, Oregon. You can find them at 3880 SE Harrison St. Milwaukie, OR 97222, and you can schedule an appointment with Claire on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays HERE or call (503) 513-4665. Along with Amma Therapy, Healing Path also offers acupuncture, nutritional therapy, meditation and yoga classes, and essential oil classes. When you visit their space, you will be welcomed in a serene and comfortable environment, and leave feeling relaxed after having received a treatment specifically designed to meet your needs!


Golden Hour – A Daily Acupuncture & Wellness Bar

Claire is also treating at Golden Hour, a wellness center that is focused on relaxation, located at 410 SE Ash St. Portland, OR 97214. The mission of Golden Hour is to serve as a sanctuary away from daily life and related stresses, creating a space dedicated to wellness and self-care. Golden Hour offers group and private acupuncture sessions, massage and Amma Therapy. You may call 503.208.2185 or email to schedule an Amma treatment with Claire on Thursdays and Sundays!


The Wellspring School is CURRENTLY ENROLLING for our September 2017 Amma Therapy Program! Check out our programs page for application materials, to download our current student catalogue, and to read our responses to our Top 5 Questions from Prospective Students.

For more information email or call (503) 688-1482.

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