In Memory of Svetlana Kouzmenko
(10/26/1964 – 11/5/2014)
We are Masha and Dasha who started SV Wellness after our mother passed. Our mother was a strong women who did not believe she needed to go for regular checkups until something really hurt (women if you are reading this, please do your yearly women checkups!) One day she had extreme pain and went for a diagnose to discover that she had cervical cancer stage 4B. After attempting to treat it with Western medicine approach and having a malpractice performed on her healthy kidney, we decided to go the holistic approach. We learned about the different healing modalities; juicing, coffee enemas, meditation, reiki, and more. Unfortunately, my mother passed six months after she was diagnosed. This curse turned into a blessing as my sister and I began to heal ourselves and the women in our community. We learned that everything begins in the mind and the heart. Our purpose now is to heal ourselves and in doing so heal the world. By connecting our community to different healing modalities that we provide here, we hope that you find what you need to heal. Each individual has his path to healing and no two individuals are alike. So explore the videos, blogs, events, and practitioners that call out to you and truly heal yourself. Heal yourself from the inside- out so you can contribute to your children, family, community, and the world in a positive way.
“When we harbor negative emotions toward others or toward ourselves, or when we intentionally create pain for others, we poison our own physical and spiritual systems. By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. It disables a person’s emotional resources. The challenge…is to refine our capacity to love others as well as ourselves and to develop the power of forgiveness.”
Maria Masha Kouzmenko
Masha Kouzmenko earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in December 2011. She began learning about healthy living when her mother got sick with cancer.
She began learning and implementing many holistic therapies. When her mother opted out of Western medicine. It wasn’t until her mother passed away that Masha understood that healing really begins from within. Since then she has traveled to Southeast Asia to study and practice Buddhism and