Abby Skidmore

Director, Serenity Spa
Founder, North Star Healing Institute & North Star Scholarship Fund Corp.
Certified Massage Therapist
Yoga Instructor
Marconics Certified Recalibration Practitioner


A Bennington, Vermont native, Abby received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2011, where she also studied Business and Spanish. 

After taking some time to travel, Abby came home to start massage school at the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center in Rutland, Vermont in 2012. There she was attuned to Reiki and her whole world opened up. She became a Certified Massage Therapist by the end of 2014. She completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Heart of the Village Yoga in Manchester, Vermont and was certified to teach in 2017. Abby went on to study Shamanism in Pownal, Vermont and in an apprenticeship at The Roost.

Abby has worked at daycares with children, in nursing homes with the elderly, and in respite care for people with special needs and trauma. She uses this experience and knowledge to create a safe, comfortable space for her clients. She may be called a “healer” but believes she simply helps open the window of opportunity for her clients to do their own personal healing. 

In early 2019, Abby became a Reiki Master Teacher, and completed extensive coursework in Florida in 2020, in preparation for launching her reimagined healing practice and school, North Star Healing Institute.  Abby continues to offer massage, body wraps, and energy work at Serenity Spa's two locations as well as teaching and hosting other healing arts providers and teachers.

Since November 2021, Abby started training with a new energy modality called Marconics. She is excited to offer this ascension energy for those feeling called.

Book a session with Abby at both Serenity Spa locations in Manchester and Wilmington Vermont.


Monica Lanquist

Massage Therapist

Monica began her studies in 1985 as a Pre-Med major with a minor in Social and Behavioral Science. In 1991 her EMT licensing propelled her to study eastern teachings of mind, body and spirit and recieved a certification in remedial massage therapy from Melbourne, Australia. Later, her journey led to Maui, Hawaii where she went to become a State Licensed massage therapist from the Maui School of Therapeautic Massage and Body Works. She found her purpose integrated manual therapy and orthopedic massgae. The belief that massage isn't just a treat, it's an opportuinity to restore wellness, to disconnect, allowing clients to move closer to actually being creatures of learning how to free their body of habitual tention. Further certifications and studies under James Waslaski, Hawiian Lomi Lomi, Lomi lli, N<T, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Massage for PTSD, assisted stretching, sports massage, polarity techniques. 

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Certified Advanced Marconic Practitioner

Sabayo Matiku

Sabayo is a Certified Advanced Marconic Practitioner, and offers Marconic Energy for the purpose of Ascension and a re-tuning, re-structuring, and re-calibration of our etheric and physical bodies to survive and thrive in Higher Dimensional Light Frequencies. Marconic Energy assists in releasing karma and shedding density that gets trapped in the energy vortexes of the chakra system as a result of being on the karma wheel for eons of lifetimes.

In addition to Marconic Energy, Sabayo also provides council/coaching sessions for the purpose of Self Awareness and alignment with one’s Higher Perspective.

Book a session with Sabayo at Serenity Spa’s location in Manchester, Vermont.