Dr. Eva Kozura, ND, RD, EAMP
Dr. Eva is a Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Dietician, and East Asian Medicine Practitioner who loves to work with individuals and families seeking health and fulfillment. She blends modern evidence-based therapies with humor, intuition, and good listening. Her calling is to help cultivate each person’s knowledge and application of tools that create the best possible lifelong health.
Dr. Eva grew up in Taiwan, Chicago, and Stuttgart, Germany being inadvertently exposed to herbal, homeopathic, and nature cure therapies. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University with a specialty in Exercise Science from Ithaca College. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and worked as a clinical nutritionist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City for 4 years before attending Bastyr University. At Bastyr, Dr. Eva completed 5 years of study for her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees. She completed a 1 year accredited residency in Naturopathic Family Practice at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health as well as a year long training in East Asian Medicine for pregnancy and birth. Dr. Eva founded Gaia Med in 2018.
Dr. Eva is a proud mom of 2 bright and rambunctious kids. She loves to be active, explore nature, and create lovely adventures with her kids and friends.
Dr. Samantha Guthrie, ND, EAMP
Dr. Guthrie is a Naturopathic Doctor and East Asian Medicine Practitioner offering compassionate naturopathic primary care for you and your family. She loves working with persons of all ages using a gentle, individualized approach that focuses on prevention and treating the cause of disease. Dr. Guthrie believes that the origin of disease is often deeper involving ingrained habits, behaviors, and emotions. Her goal is to provide a safe space for you to begin to uncover what is really keeping you from living vitally. Dr. Guthrie is passionate about empowering her patients with knowledge about their health, so that they can continue to thrive. She firmly believes that positivity and happiness are essential nutrients for our wellbeing and strives to create a fruitful, nourishing, and loving community for all!
As a primary care provider, Dr. Guthrie enjoys working with cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hormonal, and mental health concerns. In addition, she provides integrative care for families wanting support with fertility, pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care. Dr. Guthrie often utilizes acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs, botanical medicine, nutrition, counseling, and physical medicine modalities such as craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation to help her patients reach their goals.
Dr. Guthrie grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Scranton in 2012. She then went on to study Naturopathic Medicine and East Asian Medicine at Bastyr University for 5 years. She graduated in 2018 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Master's of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine degrees. She is currently a resident physician at Gaia Med working alongside Dr. Eva Kozura, ND, RD, EAMP.
In her spare time, Dr. Guthrie loves to spend time outside in nature hiking, traveling, and exploring the Seattle area. She also is a foodie who loves trying out new restaurants and cooking new recipes at home.
Lydia David, CHES
Lydia loves to work with patients from all walks of life to help them be the best version of themselves they can be. Her approach to the clinic would be making sure we install cultural humility as well as creating open lines of communication so patients always feel safe to voice their opinions and concerns.
Lydia was born and raised in Seattle but stems from many roots. Her mother immigrated to America from Eritrea while her father is a second generation Japanese-Mexican American. She received her Bachelors in Arts from the University of Washington in Public Health with a minor in Health Education and Promotion. In August of 2018, Lydia took the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and became CHES certified allowing her to become a health educator for a local non-profit at Blood Works. She is currently working on her graduate degree from the University of Washington in Health Administration and hopes to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy shortly thereafter. Lydia desires to apply her public health education to start a non-profit organization that aims to provide universal health care to Africa and educating women in third world countries, like Eritrea, on the importance of women's health education and preventative care.
I am a believer in moving towards the (good) pain, as in my experience this is the best way to create lasting change. I see my clients as teammates on the journey to wellness, I may be the expert in massage but you are the one and only expert in what it feels like to be you. I look forward to our journey together towards wellness!
Amanda Shaw LMT
I believe that each of us possesses a deep wisdom that can guide us to a happy life. Problems arise when that self-knowledge gets muddled. Throughout our lives, a fundamental problem, I believe, is one of separation from the authentic self. When we listen to our inner voice, which takes practice, we can come to understand our authentic selves. And to know oneself is to love oneself. Life is to be enjoyed! A mindful way of being is without a doubt the most fulfilling way of being.
I approach my bodywork with that philosophy in mind. I try to listen as much as I speak, to feel as much as I touch. The path to physical wellness is different for everyone. But fortunately, our bodies are the map and I have a key! I aim to grow in trust with my clients, as healing can only happen in a place of safety and support. I believe that getting to the root, or trigger, of a symptom is the first step to alleviating it. Our bodies, like our minds, hold onto trauma in ways that can seem counterintuitive at times. Through careful attention to the stress patterns, we can trace back to the cause and that's where the real work begins. I use a blend of techniques from myofascial, neuromuscular, sports, and a bit of Thai massage to manipulate muscle and connective tissue, stretching and breaking up adhesions where needed.
Amanda grew up in Cincinnati, OH and has lived in Seattle since 2014. She chose Seattle for the mountains, the music and the seafood first, and has come to love and appreciate the city and the region for so much more. She loves spending time outside in any capacity, soaking up nature's rays. A passion of hers is to collect and press flowers and leaves to make art with. She likes to paint, sing, practice yoga, write poetry and play guitar. She considers herself a lifelong student and loves to read books on philosophy, biology, ecology as well as science fiction and more classic literature. There is so much in the world to experience and she consider it her life's mission to collect as many journeys as possible.