Our Team

Meet our professionals. Feel free to reach out to them with any questions.

You can book with any team member from the schedule page.

Amy Pancake

Organic Movement

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Amy Pancake, M.A., has been teaching yoga for 20+ years, completing advanced teacher training with Ana Forrest (2006) and studying Continuum Movement with Emilie Conrad (2006-14). She is a Continuum Wellsprings Practitioner, a Recognized Continuum Teacher, and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist.

Denise Rodgers

Mind • Body • Spirit

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Call or Text: (512) 474-5433(LIFE)
Since 1991 Denise has studied, developed, and taught Mind, Body, & Spirit Self- Empowerment Programs MBSSEP© to the general public, developing modifications for MS and cancer patients. MBSSEP© has been approved for CEUs for Faculty and Clinical Nurses at UTMB Galveston, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Galveston ISD administration and middle school teachers, and hospice workers.

Katie Nicholas

Massage & Cupping

(512) 474-5433
My approach to massage is highly intuitive with a strong emphasis on compassion. In a session with me you can expect very focused and thoughtful work, with slow and intentional deep tissue manipulation. It is my mission to provide a safe and clean environment for you to receive what you need from our time together, and it is my passion to help you feel better in your body. I look forward to working with you soon!

Dr. Mael

Chiropractor & Clinic Director

Call or Text: (512) 474-5433(LIFE)
Over 20 years experience helping people manage pain and injuries. Bringing vast experience to patients in physical rehab and pain management through both active and passive modalities. Whether it is post surgical, sports related, work related or from an accident or car wreck, Dr. Mael's specific skill set can help you get your life back. He utilizes a global approach to a focal problem. Additionally he is well-versed in the medico-legal aspects of managing motor vehicle collision injuries. You are in good hands with Dr. Mael and the rest of the team every step of the way.

Dr. Cynthia (Thia) Schade


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Dr Cynthia Schade founded Active Life Chiropractic Clinic in 1991. After 30 years of practice, study, and working with practitioners of many other disciplines, she formed Tree of Life Urban Retreat Center (TOLURC), assembling a group of practitioners to help address mind, body and spirit, in one location.  She offers Biomagnetism-emotion/body code under the auspices of TOLURC and chiropractic under the umbrella of Active life Chiropractic Clinic.

Elke Kniss, PA,CCN

Natural Medicine

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Specialist in whole body health including Nutritional Counseling, Functional Medicine, Homeopathy/Bio-Energetic Medicine, Nutrition Response Testing, ART I, II, III, Applied PsychoNeurobiology, Lymphedema Services, and EHF Acupuncture.

Gabriella Espinosa


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This highly transformative shamanic work can unblock and reconstruct your reality to get your life on the right track. It is a multi-dimensional catalyst for liberated change.