the kōena family
Co-Founder | APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, BSN, RN
Motivated by the belief that holistic and integrated medicine can truly be curative, Yolanda Brown joined Kōena as co-owner in 2023. Always drawn to healing others, Yolanda has been in the medical field for 22 years. Working as a Surgical Technician, a Registered Nurse, and Nurse Practitioner, she has dedicated her work to going beyond simple symptom treatment to whole-person health.
Yolanda’s warmth and trauma-informed approach to this work helps her patients connect and invest in their treatment.
When not working, Yolanda feeds her soul with travel, meditation, family, friends, a good television show, and a lot of laughter.
Yolanda’s work at Kōena includes Family Practice, Sports Physicals, Wellness injections, and will soon provide both male and female Hormone Replacement Therapy starting in 2024.
APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, BSN, RN
Hannah is a licensed esthetician with a background in nutrition. Her approach to skincare is deeply rooted in corneotherapy, which means her ultimate goal is to ensure your skin’s barrier (the stratum corneum layer) functions optimally to promote homeostasis. This creates the foundation for stronger treatments to address specific skin concerns. Beyond the surface, she believes in a holistic understanding that our skin’s health is intricately connected to our lifestyle and mental, physical, emotional well-being, so healing the skin is always promoted from the inside out. She is passionate about treating sensitive skin and learning the ways that autoimmune and other chronic conditions manifest in the skin, and the best way to navigate that.
In her free time she loves practicing yoga, going golfing with her husband, and spending time with her cat.
yoga/ reiki master
Maggie Sandoval has been an elementary teacher for 19 years. Over the course of her teaching career, she has taught gifted and talented, ESL, and taught second thru fifth grade while obtaining two master’s degrees and excelling as a mentor teacher for half of her career. While she has seen much success throughout her professional life, Maggie’s greatest accomplishment is being a proud mother to her son.
Maggie has been fortunate to live all over our beautiful state, including residing in the Colorado desert, Grand Junction, and atop our state’s highest elevation in Leadville. She’s been blessed to meet many amazing people throughout her many adventures. Among these individuals, she has been guided into different forms of energy work by various people in their specific fields of expertise. These forms include being an empath, acupuncture, holistic practices, Reiki, meditation, Native American work, and yoga, which she teaches at Kōena.
While she has endured a lot of emotional and physical pain, she continues to seek holistic remedies for full-body health and wellness. She is constantly learning and seeking new ways to live life to the fullest.
Co-Founder | L.A.c, Dipl. Ac.
Lyndsey Cordova is a licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and is one of the founders of Kōena Integrated Healing. She was born and raised in Longmont, CO.
She comes to Acupuncture from the Western biomedical field, having been a surgical assistant for 14 years, where she specialized in facial plastic surgery and ENT/reconstructive surgery. She has thorough training in the anatomy and nerve pathways of the face and was fortunate to also go through advanced training by a top board certified plastic surgeon to perform advanced surgical skills like suturing, tissue dissection, incision making and injections. Her careful hands and eye for symmetry will serve her acupuncture and microchanneling patients well.
Although she enjoyed her work in the OR, she missed having the chance to connect with her patients. Then, in 2015 she became very sick, very fast. It took her 4 months and 6 MDs to get a diagnosis. While going through that process, she turned to acupuncture to see if it might offer her some relief. After her first treatment, she slept through the night for the first time in weeks and her symptoms began to resolve.
Lyndsey has always had a passion and deep understanding of the mind, body and soul connection. Combining the best of her biomedical training with her knowledge of TCM patterns and treatments, she will provide an integrative, personal experience for all of her patients.
"My goal is to make people feel better. That's it. I want them to leave the clinic feeling refreshed and grounded, with their symptoms under control -- ready to take on their busy lives."
She earned her Master's degree in Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Sciences.
LAc, Dipl. Ac.
Tiffany is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado. She received her Master of Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College where she completed a 3.5 year educational program including over 700 hours of clinical practice. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Tiffany’s passion for health and wellness began at a young age, she has a Bachelors degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology and Nutrition, with a minor in Exercise Science, she is also a certified yoga teacher. She discovered acupuncture when she had an injury in undergraduate college leading to extensive orthopedic surgeries. She sought out acupuncture for pain relief and after experiencing the benefits of acupuncture herself, she knew that she had to pursue a career in this medicine. She fell in love with the approach of Chinese medicine in treating the body and mind as a whole, rather than a category of symptoms.
Tiffany takes an individualized and diverse approach to treatment by combining techniques of Chinese medicine with modern Western systems of sports medicine and orthopedics. She specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine. She develops a personalized treatment through manual muscle testing and orthopedic evaluation for pain relief, injury recovery, and athletic performance. She utilizes a variety of therapies such as motor points needling, trigger point needling, injection therapy, cupping, E-Stim, guasha, and moxibustion.
With a background in psychology, Tiffany is passionate about treating mental and emotional health such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, and PTSD. She treats a variety of other conditions including digestion, women’s health, headaches/migraines, and she is certified in Microneedling and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Tiffany is committed to nurturing patient well-being and facilitating balance through a mind-body-spirit connection.
Tiffany has a great love of the outdoors and Colorado sunshine. When she isn’t treating patients, you will find her enjoying the many outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, such as hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, and practicing yoga.
CNA | Acupuncture Aide
Regardless of which practitioner you see or the treatment you’re scheduled for, everyone is familiar with Alanah! She is the friendly face at our front desk. Alanah makes magic behind the scenes, from scheduling and hospitality to relaying information to guests. Her role in our small, women-owned practice is crucial to our ongoing commitment to our patients.