I’ll be populating this page with a few of my favorite complementary healthcare providers and other great resources.  I have no financial relationships with any of the movement, medical or fitness links below. This list is based largely on recommendations from my clients and patients and trusted sources, and not always on my first hand experience. This list is not medical advice.

Some of the product links below are affiliate links, from which I receive discounts for my future purchases or a small percentage of sales. 

Contents – Click to go directly to each section.

Fitness and Movement
Yoga Studios

Yoga Clothing
Minimalist / Barefoot Shoes
Massage Therapists
Medical Providers
Virtual Psychotherapy / Counseling:
Primary Care Physicians
Physical Therapists
Business Tools
Sustainable and/or Health Supporting Products
How I live without a car

Fitness and Movement

My YouTube Channel (mostly gentle / therapeutics classes):

Swim Coaching: Michelle Benjamin MSW

Self-Defense / Personal Training (online): Colleen Daly with

Yoga Studios I love and support

Baltimore Yoga Village (virtual only, now Village Life Yoga)

Project Yoga Richmond (in person and virtual, now closed)

Yoga Clothing:

I’ve been lucky to have a partnership with woman-owned, USA made clothing company, KiraGrace, since 2013. They make gorgeous clothes, and pretty much anything you ever see me in is from them! They offer a generous PRO discount for fitness instructors.

Minimalist / Barefoot Shoes:

Although a sudden change in the amount of support your foot and arch get from your shoes can have biomechanical changes up the chain, I still support wearing “barefoot” shoes for most (see my workshop Like Kale For Feet for more information on this). The best brand? Vivobarefoot out of the UK. Click here to shop. Code: PHYSIO should save you 10%


Lisa Bregman, LMT (Cathedral Heights neighborhood of DC)

Daniel Talented Touch: (Downtown DC)

Manual Lymph Drainage


Rolfing (myofascial release) / Visceral Massage :

Anne Golla (U Street and Woodley Park metro locations) – also Barral visceral and neural manipulation

Medical Providers


Paul Robison (in north carolina)

Virtual Psychotherapy / Counseling:

Sarah Pogue: (Virtual)

Primary Care Physicians

Dr. Aparna Miano

Dr. Varun Sharma

Dr. Kaylan Baban @George Washington Hospital

Dr. Sherif Hassan, Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine Practitioner,  part of the National Integrated Health Associates up in Bethesda. and Maryland Urgent Care centers in Latham.

Concierge: Lakshmi Sastry, MD

Physical Therapists 

Richmond, VA – Dr. Laura Welch, PT, DPT, CFMT –


Eartha Harris: (Virtual, group or individual)

Victoria Wood – DC and Takoma Park

Business Tools

I use Mailchimp for sending emails: – it’s free up to your first 2000 subscribers, and it’s easy to use.

I use Quickbooks for managing my business – get 50% off with this link

I study/brush up on my physical therapy knowledge with MedBridge multiple times a week


I use AirBnB business nearly always when I travel for retreats (before and after) Save $40 off AirBnB

I love Getaway.House (tiny cabins) and this link will save you $25 (embedded coupon code) on your booking:

Sustainable and/or Health Supporting Products

Self-Myofascial Release Tools:

Rad Roller makes durable, amazing products that I’ve been using for nearly a decade: Use code ARIELEFOSTER15 to save 15% off your RAD order

More tools on Amazon:

Stop supporting factory fabrics = Buy organic clothing! This link will get you 20% off your purchase from Pact Organic:


Get your financial act together, yogis. We need to rise:

Betterment has socially responsible investment option

Fundrise — allows you to invest smaller amounts of money in real estate without taking on the responsibility of owning

$150 cash back with this Chase Credit card:

Mint Mobile (cell phone service)

How I live without a car

Try @Getaround with $20 and access cars from your phone.

Via (more affordable alternative to Uber and Lyft available in select cities): ariele7a2

Save $10 on your next food order with Caviar App:

(old pact


Well-being Activist resources:,


Anatomy Books:

Two books on the Rajneesh / Osho cult very much worth reading for their historical and contemporary relevance to yoga: My Life in Orange –, The Promise of Paradise  –

Genetic testing: get your free DNA test from Genes for Good, a an app embedded within Facebook, then get it interpreted at Promethease, Selfhacked, Strategene (clinically relevant SNPs only – created by Dr. Ben Lynch)