October 21, 2014

Our Staff

Bond Poire – Spa Director

Bond has been in the spa and wellness industry for over 12 years. She is a graduate of Keiser University with a degree in Business Administration and a licensed Esthetician. Her passion is to help people feel beautiful, happy, and positive! She is committed to Dr. Barnett’s vision to create and provide a healing sanctuary for all who come. She is the mother to two beautiful little boys and teaches them every day to live with love in your heart and passion in your soul.

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Christy Stanford – Marketing & Yoga Director

Christy has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 15 years all over the world. She is a licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist. She is passionate about helping people look and feel their absolute best!  She is the mother to two adorable fur babies and an avid animal rights activist. Her passion for Dr. Barnett’s vision is extraordinary and you can always expect to see her smiling in the spa and instructing yoga upstairs in the Shala.

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Carolyn Castaldo – Spa Coordinator

Carolyn will be the first person to help you in your experience with Mandala. She is sweet, soft spoken and always helpful. She is passionate about helping people and horses. She is a talented equestrian and patient teacher. We feel so grateful to have her on our team.

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Stephanie 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.  From2000 – 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.