1620 S. Michigan Ave, Store front 300, 60616 Chicago IL
L&A Healing Studio
Animal Friendly Environment

About US

Leo Gonzales
Leo Gonzalez
Lead Massage Therapist
Leo Gonzalez has been in the United States Army for 8 years (served as a medic), worked in Urology for 6 years, and has been a licensed massage therapist for the past 12 years. Within these years he has gained certification in over 10 different types of massage modalities, and acquired a Masters degree in Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbology) and would like to share his knowledge with you.

As a native Chicagoan and world traveler, he found his calling through massage therapy. He truly believes in the therapeutic effects of massage therapy. He has treated many people for many ailments and has been called "the wizard."

He is trained in many techniques such as deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, sports massage, cupping, tui na, shiatsu, trigger point therapy, aromatherapy, prenatal, and hot stone therapy. He tailors the massage to each individual's needs.
Alex Agudo
Pilates Instructor, Art Therapy Instructor, Jewelry Designer
Jewelry, history, languages, different cultures, music and travel are Alex's passions. With over 12 years of experience jewelry making and teaching, it was time to have a home, where he could share the knowledge of art therapy.

He truly believes that creating something beautiful brings you so much joy and relieves stress. He lives by his mother’s saying, "When angry, create something, you will be much happier and you will forget what you were upset about". He believes Art is part of everyone's daily life, from listening to music to mosaics in the train station. Art is everywhere, we sometimes just don't take the time to appreciate it.

Along with his amazing jewelry skills, he also brings to "L & A Healing Studio" knowledge in retail, beauty & spa, dance and creative marketing. He is a certified group fitness instructor and a certified Pilates instructor. Alex has also trained in different styles of yoga, and above all, art therapy

"There are no mistakes in jewelry making, they are simply artistic interpretations"

Alex Agudo
Deja LaMoure
Medical Exercise Specialist / Personal Trainer
Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist
Fitness Director
While in college earning my B.S. in Forensic Chemistry, I studied Nutrition, Sports Conditioning, and Athletic Training. I continued expanding my education in health and fitness while finishing medical school. Health and fitness continues to be a big part of my practice as well as my personal life.
I have extensive training working with patients and clients with special health and fitness needs including, diabetes, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, spinal rehabilitation, and postural imbalances.
Additional certifications include Krav Maga, clinical exercise rehabilitation, Pilates, Yoga, Specialized Strength Training, Weight Management, Conditioning for Sports Training, Assisted Stretch, Boxing, Cycling, TRX, Kettlebell. I am constantly seeking to expand my current knowledge to benefit my clients' workouts as well as my own. I strive to help guide people each day to their fitness goals in a healthy, positive environment.
I look forward to sharing my experience in fitness training, and to aid in achieving your fitness and lifestyle goals.
deja lamoure
Karen has been a dancer all of her life, and has been a licensed Zumba instructor since August of 2014. Before being introduced to Zumba, Karen studied ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop dancing. In college, Karen was captain of LadyCat pom-pom/dance squad at Northwestern University. In addition to performing, Karen choreographed dance routines for the squad. As a dance enthusiast, Karen finds various opportunities to exercise her love for dance. In her free time, Karen also enjoys running and walking her dog.
Magnolia Diamond
Nicole Lamb
Adult/ Children's Art Instructor
Nicole Lamb is a 23yr old local artist with a bachelors degree in Fine Art & Illustration from the American Academy of Art at 332 S. Michigan Ave Chicago.
She enjoys creating art in many different medias, watercolor painting and sculpture are two of her favorites. Friendly and creative , she has been enjoying her artistic expression lately by teaching B.Y.O.B. painting/art classes for groups at L & A Healing Studio.
Nicole Lamb
Kristina Magcamit
Power Yoga
Kristina has practiced yoga on and off for the past 4 years, but never developed a truly consistent practice until she moved to Chicago from Southern California in 2015. She was drawn to yoga because she loved its emphasis on living in the present moment. Fresh out of law school, Kristina realized that she had a bad habit of sacrificing herself for others and not taking proper time for herself. While she initially enrolled in yoga teacher training just to deepen her physical yoga practice, she emerged from it with a deepened life practice, as she learned how to apply yoga principles to her daily life to achieve a healthier work/life/spiritual/mental/social/physical balance. Her goal as a yoga instructor is to empower her fellow yogis of all levels (because all yogis are lifelong beginners!) to find their own yoga practice, whatever that means for them, in a safe, fun, and quirky way!
Kristina Magcamit
Jana Eliason
Creative Movement For Kids
Jana Eliason has over ten years of dance experience and more than six years experience teaching music and dance to young learners. She has performed with contemporary and international folk dance ensembles and her dance background includes ballet, contemporary, tap, American clog, Irish step dance, Flamenco, Israeli, Ukrainian, and several Eastern European styles. She has taught creative movement classes for pre-school- and Kindergarten-age students for the past couple of years, and finds joy in introducing dance to new and eager learners while helping them develop confidence, performing skills, and creative thinking. (creative movement)
Mila Rascon
Lisa Brennan
A psychologist, certified music & sound healing practitioner, and yoga instructor who enjoys combining these modalities to help promote healing the body, mind and spirit.

Join the fabulous Lisa
Saturday's 9am
Lisa Brennan
Physical Therapist
Jameka has been a licensed physical therapist for 12 years, during which she has owned her Physical Therapy (Anointed Hands Physical Therapy and Fitness) for a total of 6 years. She has received Certification in Myofascial Release and as a Pilates Instructor, both of which she utilizes to help her patients achieve neutral alignment and correct posture. Two vital things needed to decrease pain and maintain the progress achieved in therapy. She continues to service pediatrics, geriatrics and athletes with sports related injuries here at L&A Healing Studio. Her experience is not limited to only outpatient, but also includes skilled nursing, home health, and pool therapies. Jameka understands the importance in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as she has been able to manage her blood pressure and stop taking medication that was prescribed for her at the age of 25. Several of her accomplishments include participating in multiple 5k, 10k and 15k runs, as well as playing flag football and Placing 2nd in a Body Building Competitions. She is joining our team to help you achieve a Healthier and more Active lifestyle.
Zarena Leblanc

Zarena Leblanc has over 20 years of dance experience. She started as a company member for the Marie Brooks Caribbean Dance Theater in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 3. During her 9 year tenure as a company member she learned dance genres including West-African, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop and more. It was through dance in these early formative years that she learned discipline, responsibility and accountability and became confident in her abilities as a dancer. ”I never would have thought it would become such an integral part of my life.” She has been teaching dance since 2001 and dance fitness classes since 2012, licensed in Zumba, Reggaefit, Z - Flava, AquaFit and Cardio Kickboxing and she is starting to develop her own brand of fitness that incorporates physical, mental, emotional and spiritual empowerment.
Lisa Brennan
Trina Sanford
Trina is a graduate from the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy and specializes in therapeutic and deep tissue massage. She has polished her skills at upscale spas in Chicago, and has successfully treated hundreds of people over the past two years. She is passionate about Massage Therapy, and tailors the massage to each individual's preferences and specific needs. Trina believes there is nothing more rewarding than transforming a person who is in pain into a person who feels better and leaves happy. She looks forward to helping you discover and promote the greatest version of yourself. Healing is a process. If you want to feel better, she is here to help you reach your journey to wellness. Her intention is to provide personalized, compassionate and quality massage therapy.