The Point Lumineux Team
Dr. Sera Balderston, AP, DOM, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician
Dr.Sera, founder of Point Lumineux, has created a team to offer specific chosen modalities that work to increase the light flow in your body in rhythm with your natural energy. Dr. Sera is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Growing up in an intentional healing community in Pennsylvania, her mother and stepfather fostered her abilities to connect and help others heal. They also stressed the importance of healthy eating and nutrition since her father had succumb to cancer earlier in her life.
She went on to study biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University and then furthered her studies in Oriental
Medicine right here in Sarasota, FL and also in China at Zhejiang University School of Medicine. Dr. Sera has also earned postgraduate certifications in Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Cool Sculpting, Cold Laser Therapy and Acupoint Injection Therapy.
Dr. Timothy Hoffmeister, Medical Director
Dr. Timothy Hoffmeister is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist practicing primarily in the Orlando area. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, he received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and is a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Hoffmeister has a passion for helping his patients be pain free naturally after a personal experience with severe back pain and surgery. Having studied with Dr. John Holden, a Yen Fellow who developed the ovarian-pituitary axis, he is also a great resource for our functional medicine, hormone replacement therapy, and medical weight loss programs here at Point Lumineux.
Rev. Cyndy studied 25 years in an intentional spiritual community in the Pocono Mountains of PA where she mastered and taught the healing arts of energy transformation and mediumship to hundreds of students over the years. One of those students was her daughter, Dr. Sera Balderston. While she was pregnant with Sera, Rev. Cyndy was practicing the art of channeling angels through harp music. This is why she wanted to name her daughter Seraphim.
Cyndy went on to study hypnosis graduating from Omni Hypnosis Training Center in Deland, FL. She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. She was ordained on 11-11-11 in St. John’s Church of Faith after years of study with the Metaphysical Universal Ministries in Allentown, PA. Her latest accomplishment was becoming a certified vibroacoustic harp therapist with Sarajane Williams, the creator of the sound therapy harp healing modality known as VAHT. Sound healing helps your mind, body and spirit attune with your natural state of harmony. Cyndy will tune the harp to your name or your birthday and play your song to your soul. This clears away any limitations on your path in life and anything keeping you from reaching your dreams.
Christin Hughes, Director of marketing and operations
Christin grew up in a tiny village in the Southern Ohio Valley. To this day, there isn’t even a traffic light there. She spent summers and weekends with her grandparents where she learned about gardening, cooking and Appalachian way of life.
Christin has always valued learning. You will still often find her deep into a book about all sorts of weird topics. This makes her a great Jeopardy player. She has a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and spent four years as a first grade teacher in rural West Virginia, where she lived for ten years.
Christin has spent years volunteering with organizations and programs aimed at helping those in addiction recovery. This is because of the devastating impact the opioid epidemic has had on her home state and her own family. Christin has studied yoga, meditation, and various other healing modalities in an effort to help others. In the process, she learned how healing these things were for her as well.
For the past five years Christin has worked as a real estate broker. She owned a luxury rental property company and worked as VP of sales and marketing for her family’s company. Her skills and expertise helped to grow each of those businesses exponentially. Last year, her husband got a call offering him a job in Sarasota. Christin and her husband, their two children and several pets packed up, sold most of what they owned and headed south to become permanent beach bums!
It was shortly after the move that Christin learned about Pt. Lumineux. The unique mis of holistic wellness, client education, and natural healing immediately attracted her. When a position opened up, she jumped on the opportunity to work there and became a patient as well.
She truly believes in all that Point Lumineux has to offer. She took the position as Marketing Director to help use her skills to spread the Point Lumineux message far and wide to help as many people as possible.
Shanon Bogert, Licensed Massage Therapist
Shanon has been a massage therapist for 24 years. Born of hippy parents in the mountains of California, she has always had affinity for a more natural, holistic approach to health and life. Shanon attended Venice School of Massage in 1992 in Venice Florida, and later studied for her Associates in Nursing at State College of Florida. The majority of her career focused on working with Chiropractors and Pain Medicine Doctors to help rehabilitate post-injury patients.
Shanon’s experience working in the medical field has taught her how to recognize patterns of pain and what types of musculoskelatal problems and/or injuries may be causing them. She treats each patient as a unique case, because everyone has different pressure thresholds, and everyone responds to injury differently, based on their age and health.
Shanon’s extra training and certifications includes: Neuromuscular Therapy, Medical Massage, Athletic Injuries, Myofacial Release, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Geriatric Massage, Rotator Cuff pain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Whiplash Syndrome, TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) dysfunction, Chair Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Rani Mayer, Licensed Massage Therapist
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. Great for detox, lung issues, and pain!
After several years of living in Jacksonville and Tampa, she moved to Sarasota but shortly found herself faced with a late stage, metastatic cancer diagnosis. Rhiannon decided to take the path less traveled and healed her body with nutrition and natural therapies without the use of chemo nor radiation. This opened up a whole new passion for Rhi. She went on to study Holistic Nutrition so she could share with others and has been a practicing Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach since graduation in 2014.
Rhi believes that health comes from within and so does beautiful skin.
In addition, she understands that applying mind/body techniques to balance and calm our busy brains helps us to glow. Rhiannon is also a Reiki II practitioner and uses energy healing in her appointments upon request.
Now, armed with a strong passion to merge Skin Health, Nutrition, MindBody, and the Newest, Non-Invasive Technologies, she is very proud and excited to be part of the team at Point Lumineux. Come see her for your skin, leave feeling like a friend.
Haley Preston, Creative Director/Practice Administrator
Haley has worked in the customer service field for the last seven years and has loved every minute of it. Helping people is her passion and you will see that as soon as she greets you at the front desk! In 2018 she graduated from Benes International School of Beauty as a licensed esthetician. She has a huge knowledge of skin care and beauty products. She has worked for many beauty companies such as Sephora, Ulta and Cosmoprof and has a passion for helping customers feel beautiful. Digital design and art is something Haley has an enormous passion for. She is certified in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere pro as well as years of experience in graphic design. You will see this in many items throughout Point Lumineux such as brochures, flyers, banners and cards.