Cedar Heights Team        

Barrie Aycock
Growing up in Southwest Ga, I was not exposed to gourmet foods, but my mother was a great cook. We had an herb garden in the 50's and she prepared healthy meals for us, mainly to keep my fathers weight under control.
In 1961, I spent a year in Italy, and discovered that there was a whole new world of food out there.
In the 70's I took cooking classes from Natalie Dupree at her home in Social Circle, Ga. where I learned how to prepare fine food. Natalie went on to found a cooking school at Rich's in Atlanta. She had her own cooking show and is still writing cookbooks today.
Also, in the 70's and 80's, I worked with the Jr. League of Dekalb County in publishing their first cookbook, "Puttin' on the Peachtree", which is still in print. I worked with some very talented cooks on that book, which reinforced my love of food and my desire to have a career in the food industry.

In 1986 we fell in love with an abandoned hotel on Bear Gap Rd. in Habersham County, so we sold all of our worldly possessions and re-birthed the Glen Ella Springs Inn that had been closed since 1915. From 1987-2008 we operated the Inn with a 60 seat fine dining restaurant. We were named one of the top 10 restaurants in Georgia for 5 years in a row by Georgia Trend Magazine and received numerous awards for our dining room. We held week long cooking classes where our chef and I taught basics like preparing sauces, cutting meat and preparing food from other countries. One of my main talents is how to season food properly and make it taste good. Since we sold the Inn in 2008, I have been helping work on a cookbook for Grace Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarkesville, called "Let Us Say Grace".
I am looking forward to teaching again and continuing my culinary education. I am learning how to cook for two, and prepare tasty, healthy meals that are not full of things that are bad for us, and finding a balance between "good food and diet food". There is so much talk today about what we should and should not be eating, and often it is contradictory and hard to follow. I love butter, heavy cream, cheeses and other fattening foods, but now know how to use these things judiciously so they enhance the food, and not overpower it and make it unhealthy. I also love cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. I am learning to cut portion sizes and use healthy ways of preparing meats and seafoods, and look forward to teaching these techniques in my classes.

These are the classes offered by Barrie Aycock:

Kathryn Ballard
Kathryn Ballard is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker and has been practicing in Habersham county for four years. She is certified to teach infant massage (CEIM) through the International Association of Infant Massage. Her mission is to promote nurturing touch and communication through education so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected.

These are the classes offered by Kathryn Ballard:
Infant Massage Class

Laura Bell
Laura Bell is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
She works primarily with adults and older adolescents.


Lynnette Brown
A psychic since childhood, Lynnette walked away from a career in the legal industry, working for a prominent law firm in Texas, to live the life of her dreams. She is an internationally known intuitive utilizing her powerful skills to reveal insights of healing and guidance for her clients and audiences. She is an entertaining speaker, teacher, coach and business intuitive with wide audience appeal. She facilitates workshops nationwide about intuitive development, relationships, empowerment and living the life of your dreams.

These are the classes offered by Lynnette Brown:
Intuitive Success Workshop
Re-Invent Your Life, Now

Carol Christa
Carol has been consciously studying and working with Energy for 30 years. She has been teaching Energy classes and hosting Healing Clinics for 5 years in the Atlanta and Chicago areas. She has a nationwide private practice in Energy Clearing, Physical, Mental and Emotional Healing, DNA Reprogramming, and House/Business Clearing. You can speak with Carol at 770-447-0065 or contact her through this site.

These are the classes offered by Carol Christa:
Personal Energy Management

Tasha Grand
Tasha has been studying yoga for over 20 years. She began her Asana practice in Astanga Yoga and quickly advanced to teaching in San Diego, Ca. Her vinyasa style teaching is inspired by P. Jois, BKS lyengar, Shiva Rea and Sivananda. She has studied with renown teachers such as Shiva Rea, Eric Schiffman, Danny Paradise and many others. She also offers massage, trained at the Institute of Pyscho Structural Balancing, San Diego Ca. in 1989.

These are the classes offered by Tasha Grand:
Yoga-A New Gentle Yoga Class

Lisa Hodgens
Dr. Hodgens has more than 30 years experience teaching writing.
She has experience with the Ira Progoff journal writing method, the Kathleen Adams Journal to Self method, and many others.
She is a Professor of English (in journal writing, grammar and spelling do not count!) at Piedmont College and former editor of the Habersham Review.

These are the classes offered by Lisa Hodgens:
Writing For Well-Being: Transitions
Writing For Well-Being: Heal, Change, or Grow

Kumari Mullin
Rev. Kumari Mullin, JD, is a Reiki Master, Animal Communicator, Intuitive Healer, Speaker, Attorney, Author and Counselor. Kumari's first love was an ex-race horse named Happy. Her passion for unveiling the deeply spiritual connection between humans and animals evokes the mystical from the mundane. Kumari has lived and studied with Meditation Masters, Spiritual Teachers and Energy Healers for 22 years, including world renowned inter-species telepathic communication pioneer Penelope Smith. She has helped thousands of people and their animal friends internationally, including doctors,veterinarians, trainers, holistic practitioners and other animal and medical professionals to improve behavior, relieve stress, restore health, release limiting beliefs, experience their connectedness and unlock their natural healing abilities.

These are the classes offered by Kumari Mullin:

Patty Park
Office Manager of Cedar Heights Center

Patty can help with all of your questions about the Center and sign you up for classes and workshops.

Tom Query
Tom Query is a semi-professional photographer with several national and regional awards. He is also a licensed psychotherapist.

These are the classes offered by Tom Query:
Photoshop For Beginners
Your New Camera