“Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.” Rumi (13th century Persian Poet)

Welcome to Vitalist Healing Traditions, conveniently located in Yonkers, New York. Here, we know that Holistic Health is mind, body & spirit: Thus our goal is to help you with all of your health concerns so that your focus can shift from concerns about your health to accomplishing the life of your dreams! Our care is gentle & compassionate using education & individualized healing via ancient, traditional systems of medicine.

Carina Lopez, ND, LAc, MH

Dr. Carina Lopez is a bilingual Spanish/English naturopathic doctor, homeopath, licensed acupuncturist, master herbalist and biosyntonist. Using a supportive environment, Dr. Lopez assists with a spectrum of issues using the body’s own healing potential and natural, safe, effective treatments. She began her career in conventional medical school, a model of healthcare that disillusioned her. During this time she became quite ill and thus learned the profound connection between health and happiness. In search of a new model of healthcare that would be more fulfilling, she traveled to Belize, working with shaman. She enrolled at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine specializing in homeopathy under Dr. Florence McPherson, Dr. Eleanor Herschberger and Dr. Eugene Zampieron, University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute and the School of Natural Healing. She also traveled to India and volunteered at the Maher Baba Free Homeopathic Dispensary and practiced homeopathy under her mentor, Robert Street. Dr. Lopez has also attended the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Greece for Post-Graduate studies under George Vithoulkas. Dr. Lopez has written for the Daily News, Huffington Post, Riverdale Press, NDNR, Latinista and more. Dr. Lopez ran a Free Health and Healing course at the Church of the Mediator in Conjunction with the Kingsbrige-Riverdale Farmers market in the Bronx. Dr.Lopez has spoken for professional institutions such as the New York University, Bridgeport University Naturopathic Institute and more. On her time off she enjoys wildcrafting herbs with her soulmate Sakis Stamou, cooking healing meals, sailing, meditating, reading, knitting, writing and living life to the fullest.
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Sakis Stamou, Chef & Herbalist

Hailing from Greece, Sakis brings a bit of unabashed Greek hospitality to all his customers, providing education as a teacher and advisor. He moved to New York in 2015, where he met his other half, Carina Lopez and got married. Right after graduation from The School of Engineering at the University of Thessaly in Greece, he followed his passion of cooking and became a chef. He worked for some of the finest restaurants in the Athens, Mykonos & New York. While he was living in Athens, Greece, he studied Holistic Herbalism & Eastern Dietetics at the Academy of Traditional Chinese and Ancient Greek Medicine with his teacher, herbalist and naturalist Dr. Nick Samaridis. This experience changed his life forever. Now, he has expanded his knowledge and horizons, studying Alchemical Herbalism with Sajam Popham and the Art of Spagyria with Phoenix Aurelius. Sakis, stays up-to-date on the latest herbal discoveries that are rooted in healing traditions. When not striving to keep his customers happy and healthy, he enjoys hiking, sailing & traveling with his wife, family and friends. 

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