Wellspring Natural Health

Dr. Heather (Swallow) Dawson

Dr. Heather (Swallow) Dawson is the founder and Medical Director of Wellspring Natural Health.  She is a licensed naturopathic doctor specializing in Neuro-Endocrinology - the way the brain communicates with our hormone glands (adrenals, thyroid, ovaries/testes, pancreas) through the HP axis. This includes treating peri-menopause and andropause with bio-identical hormone therapy, addressing women's health issues such as PCOS, infertility and PMS, restoring the adrenals from fatigue, exhaustion and sympathetic dominance, treating thyroid disorders, blood sugar imbalances and weight issues.  Dr. Dawson aids in restoring optimal brain function for anxiety, depression and insomnia via neurotransmitter testing as well as treating gastrointestinal health issues such as UC, Chron's, food allergies & candida.

Dr. Dawson believes that it is essential to treat every aspect of an individual's health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. In doing this, true healing can take place and life can be transformed.

Dr. Heather Dawson is a member of The California Naturopathic Doctors Association, The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and The Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Dawson received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Women's Studies at Loyola University of Chicago and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Monica Montoya

Dr. Monica Montoya is a licensed naturopathic doctor who received her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2007, one of the top accredited Naturopathic medical schools in the country. After receiving her degree, Dr. Montoya journeyed to Thailand to work at the five-star Chiva-Som International Health Resort. She worked with international clients, helping them with chronic health conditions, stress and emotional disorders, weight management and detoxification. From 2009 to 2012, she maintained a private practice in rural New Mexico, assisting patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Dr. Montoya considers herself a primary care practitioner who believes in restoring optimal health through the investigation and understanding of each patient’s unique physiological functioning, mental and emotional influences, lifestyle and environmental factors, and spiritual nature. Healing protocols are designed in conjunction with the patient based on their goals, needs and unique disposition to aid in health and life transformation. She believes in a teamwork approach to help educate and empower her patients, guiding them into an awareness and responsibility of their health and life choices.

Dr. Montoya treats a broad range of acute and chronic conditions seen in primary care. She specializes in integrative medicine in men and women of all ages, longevity and geriatric medicine, naturopathic gynecology, addiction disorders, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health, depression, and diabetes. She utilizes diet and nutrition, counseling, detoxification, botanical and nutriceutical medicines, homeopathy, physical medicine and hydrotherapy.

Dr. Montoya received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from New Mexico State University. She has three years of hospital experience in clinical microbiology, and was a research scientist at the University of Washington School of Medicine for six years. She also partakes in shamanic studies and practice.

Dr. Kristin Marvin

Dr. Kristin Marvin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in Fresno, California. In addition to having a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, she also is a Substance Abuse Professional and holds a certification in Holistic Nutritional Consulting.

Dr. Marvin specializes in working from a whole body perspective where she connects the patient's mind-body symptoms, thus reducing physical and mental pain and discomfort. Each symptom expressed has a meaning behind it, which Dr. Marvin is passionate about understanding in order to help her clients move through the healing process.

Some specialty clinical areas include working with adults experiencing anxiety and/or anxiety/panic attacks, depression or other mood changes, eating disorders, health or medical issues including chronic pain, obesity, and relationship difficulties. Dr. Marvin is motivated to help her clients (re)discover their confidence, find content and practice feeling peace in their lives.

Dr. Marvin can be contacted through her website at www.drkmarvin.com, by email at drmarvin@drkmarvin.com, or by phone at 559-421-9622


Kaleo Indigo

Through an accident in my youth I fractured my left femur close to the hip and spent the following fourteen years unconsciously compensating while favoring the injured leg. This created holding patterns in the muscles and tissues bringing mis-alignment to the structure of my body causing shortness, stiffness in the joints and pain. My Yoga, TaiJi and Qigong practice, has been vast, covering many areas of the world. They all began in 1993 at Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs, California. Four years later to deepen my understanding of Qigong, TaiJi and to learn Kung Fu and Taoist meditation, I studied at The Red Lotus School of Movement in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the same time, I studied privately the art of moving energy through the practice of Reiki and received Master Level Attainments. After seven years of my own movement and energy practice, I was certified to teach Yoga with the Sivananda Ashram in Woodbourne, New York. My Chinese Medical Qigong study and practice was through the Center of Motion in Palm Springs, California and I enhanced my Qigong and TaiJi skills studying with different Masters in various provinces of China. Through studying massage, anatomy, physiology and Soma Therapies, such as Craniosacral, at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah, I have come to understand how the body heals as well as how it creates disease. All of these forms of movement and energy modalities have given me a way to move gracefully with a sense of lift and confidence helping me become stronger, limber and more flexible. From this understanding I have realized that health and balance must be sought through all aspects of my being not just what I eat or how I exercise, but also and more importantly how I think, how I feel and how I see myself. My aim is to help you consciously create and live from a balanced life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

“Awareness of how I move, stand and carry myself is the most important key
to free what gets locked inside the body.”
-Kaleo Indigo


Julie Capili

Julie’s interest in health and the connection between mind and body led her to study Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Oklahoma focusing on anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, and exercise as well as stress management and nutrition. Julie worked with one of Oklahoma’s top physical therapist’s administering massage and implementing patient rehabilitation programs. In 1999 Julie advanced her knowledge in Swedish techniques at the San Francisco School of Massage. In 2000 she moved to Hawaii and fell in love with Lomi Lomi, an ancient Hawaiian healing technique that uses a fluid, rhythmic motion to create a sensation of gentle waves flowing over the body. In March of 2015 she furthered her massage repertoire by taking a Thai massage class with instructor Kaleo Indigo. Drawing from her skills and intuition, each massage is tailored to the client's needs using a blend of Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, Lomi Lomi and Thai techniques. Julie has worked over 17 years in both clinical and spa settings with clientele of all ages, body types and health needs.

 Julie has a very nurturing and steady touch and is honored to facilitate the healing benefits of massage with each and every one of her clients.

Caroline Cusenza & Jacqueline Little

The Wifeys is a practice of two local licensed midwives, Caroline Cusenza, LM, CPM, and Jacqueline Little, LM, CPM, who serve Monterey County families that desire the comprehensive, evidence-based care that modern midwifery offers. Caroline and Jacqueline have attended over 400 births and collectively have over 15 years of midwifery experience.

California's Central Coast has been home for Caroline Cusenza for the past 22 years. This is where she welcomed her daughter at home with local midwives in January of 2006, and in June of 2006, where she began her apprenticeship and clinical training, working with families all over Monterey county and military families from all over the world. Caroline is licensed by the Medical Board of California, certified by the North American Registry of Midwives, and graduated from the National Midwifery Institute. Caroline became a midwife because she wanted to help women have a safe and fulfilling birth. She is in awe of the human body and its capacity to heal and flourish when given what it needs. Caroline is trained in the use of aromatherapy and essential oils to ease the discomforts sometimes experienced during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She is a crossfit addict, a bit of a foodie and thinks fermented foods are magical. Caroline's passion for fitness, nutrition, and preventative healthcare are woven inextricably into the care she provides families.

Jacqueline graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors Degree in Women’s Studies, and as an Undergraduate was awarded a scholarship to conduct original research in women’s health. She moved to Los Angeles from the east coast in 2007 and began assisting in managing the largest free standing birth center in the US, The Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center, while teaching childbirth education classes to out-of-hospital birth families. Soon thereafter, she began her Midwifery studies, and had the opportunity to work with many different practitioners at The Sanctuary: Licensed Midwives, Certified Nurse Midwives, Naturopathic Doctors, and Obstetricians, within a holistic woman-centered model of care. Jacqueline has also earned her CA Midwifery License and national, Certified Professional Midwifery license. Jacqueline is a beauty school drop out after college, trained in mindfulness meditation for childbirth, and she sews most her own clothes. She also has a tea fetish.

Caroline and Jacqueline specialize in water birth, whole body wellness, gynecologic exams, and provide holistic, integrative care during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and throughout a woman's life cycle.

Jen DeVilliers

Jen DeVilliers, a Certified Holistic Life Coach, Host of The Body/Mind Detox Summit and Creator of the 21-Day Body/Mind Detox, has worked with hundreds of clients around the world over the past 20 years.

As a Fitness, Nutrition, and Weight Loss Coach, Jen shows her clients how to replace deprivation with nourishment so they will lose weight and have better digestion and more vitality. Her mission is to educate and inspire, and to enhance people's health, happiness, and connection to their body, which ignites a ripple effect that transforms the world.

Sally Barton

Sally Barton CMT, PBP, Bowenwork Instructor. Sally Barton has been passionate about Bowenwork for many years, first as a recipient, and now as a practitioner and teacher. After receiving Bowenwork for a few months, her back, neck and elbow pain melted away. She began studying the technique in March 2006, and has added to her repertoire ever since.

Bowenwork is a system of touch that addresses pain and chronic illness. It is gentle and appropriate for all ages – babies, children, adolescents, adults and elderly. It assists in recovery from many conditions including musculoskeletal pain (including back, neck, hip, and joints), migraines, fibromyalgia, fatigue, TMJ, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and much more.

Bowenwork addresses the body as a whole affecting the fascia, nerves and internal organs as well as the musculoskeletal framework. It improves circulation, lymphatic drainage and enhances the assimilation of nutrients. It boosts elimination of toxins from the body.

After a treatment, Sally’s clients report feeling deeply relaxed, have reduced anxiety, and reduced or even resolved pain. They feel a chi-like energy running throughout their body, they sleep well, and there is a heightened sense of well-being. Throughout the next few days they feel more grounded and pain continues to resolve.

Today, practicing at Wellspring Natural Health, Sally embraces the positive influence of touch and how it contributes to a body’s natural ability to heal. Her vast background in intuitive studies increases her understanding of each individual’s specific needs. Sally’s warm and comforting demeanor contributes to her natural skill as a teacher and effective practitioner.