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Decatur Healing Arts Changes Hands

Aug 04, 2021 06:00AM ● By Staff

Decatur Healing Arts (DHA), home to a variety of classes and therapeutic offerings since 2004, has changed hands. Susan Johnson bought it from founders Corinne Chaves and Jude Hasken in 2008, and husband-and-wife team Adam Garcia-McCarthy and Nataly Baiz purchased DHA from Johnson in April.

Baiz has begun adding classes to the center’s staple of yoga, tai chi and qi gong offerings, including hapkido, taught by Garcia-McCarthy, and Feldenkrais, taught by Aruna Padmanabhan. She is also in negotiations to add Thai massage to DHA’s therapeutic offerings, which include massage, acupuncture, reflexology and reiki.

A certified yoga instructor and regular member of the DHA community, Baiz had dreamed of owning her own studio, and when she heard it was going on the market, she jumped at the chance.

“I’m very excited to be taking ownership of Decatur Healing Arts,” says Baiz. “It is a place that is very dear to my heart as I’ve been a customer for over six years. I began getting massages with Corinne Chaves and had some great experiences with Mary Pierce and her prenatal massages while I was pregnant with my daughter.” ❧

DHA is located at 619-B East College Avenue in Decatur. More at

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