Featured Faculty: Bernadette Fiocca

Bernadette is a 1983 graduate of the Florida School of Massage and a 1995 graduate of the I.M. School of Healing Arts. Her advanced studies include The Trager Approach®, Continuum Movement®, craniosacral therapy, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reflexology, and Level 3 Reiki. She is continually exploring ways to integrate these many techniques and approaches, and enjoys… Read More

Mindful Journey Yoga 200hr RYTT at FLSM Ithaca in February 2018

FLSM’s Mindful Journey Yoga is an approach to yoga that incorporates meditation, asana and mindfulness skills while holding space for the transformative journey of life. Through holistic education which honors scientific and intuitive approaches to healing, creating a culture that invites exquisite care of self and others, and doing so in an atmosphere of joy,… Read More

School As Self Care

By Jeannie O’Neill, Education Director FLSM   “Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself In a dark woods, the right road lost. To tell About those woods is hard–so tangled and rough”   -From The Inferno of Dante   Dante’s words recall a time in my life when I felt that I simply could… Read More


by Jeannie O’Neill, Education Director FLSM It is a myth, this American experience of fierce individualism,  with an end goal of independence. Society behaves as if we should strive to reach independence in this lifetime and that it is a true measure of greatness;  independent thinkers, independently wealthy, independently owned and operated. We even measure… Read More

Student Spotlight: Jessika Bernthon

Jessika is a student in the Full-Time Summer Program at the Finger Lakes School of Massage Ithaca campus. She was chosen as the November Student of the Month due to her motivation and hard work and joyful presence. Name one person who has had an impact on your life and explain why: My Mother. Her resilience has inspired me to work… Read More