July 31, 2014

Our Staff

In keeping with Dr. Barnett’s commitment and love of education and teaching, Mandala Med-Spa & Yoga Shala offers you many service providers that share her vision. We are in the process of updating this information. Please check back with us to learn about more of our staff.

Angela Nisbet~ Business Manager

angela - website  Angela is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Not only does Angela add to our team  her knowledge as a business manager with over 13 years experience in the cosmetic / beauty industry, she also brings her skills as a renowned make-up artist.

Angela is dedicated to supporting Dr Barnett’s vision of a holistic approach to beauty and wellness.


Bond Poire ~ Spa Supervisor

Angela and Bond Open House Sept 2012     Bond is a graduate of Keiser University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Licensed Aesthetician.

She is passionate about incorporating beauty and wellness into a holistic lifestyle.

Her mission is to make certain that each and every one of Mandala’s clients feel beautiful, relaxed, and taken care of when they walk out the door.

Karissa Ratzenboeck ~ Spa Receptionist

karissawebsiteKarissa was born and raised in Sarasota, Fl. She recently moved back after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from

Florida State University’s College of Music . She loves teaching ad performing in all genres of music, but is highly – trained in the classical field. If she is not

entertaining others, you can find her smiling face waiting for you at the front desk!




Christy Stanford ~ Yoga Director

Christy Stanford

Stephanie Churn Lubow ~ Lead Massage Therapist


“By integrating a mindful and intuitive touch with a unique blend of Eastern and Western influences I am able to help facilitate each client’s individual path towards optimal health and well being.” -Stephanie Churn Lubow

Licensed as a massage therapist in Florida since 1994 and certified as a Neuromuscular Therapist in 1996, Stephanie has blessed the Sarasota area for nearly 20 years by teaching yoga and providing therapy through the power of touch.  From 2000 – 2008, she served as co-director of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, where she was also an instructor of massage therapy, anatomy & physiology, body awareness and personal growth.  In 2006, Stephanie became certified in Thai Massage, and in 2012 she furthered her studies at Baan Hom Samunphrai in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she earned a certificate in Thai Traditional Massage from the Thai Ministry of Education.  She has been a national spa educator in Thai Herbal Poultice Massage since 2010.

 At Mandala, Stephanie specializes in a wide range of bodywork therapies and body treatments, including therapeutic and deep tissue massage, Thai massage, Bamboo Fusion massage, and Samunprai and Na Plai herbal poultice massage.