Betsy Barlow
Co-Founder, Heart Essentia


Betsy Barlow is a HeartMath certified Resilience Advantage trainer, working with individuals and groups to assess goals and customize programs to integrate practical techniques and tools for resilience building, and improving situational and self-awareness beginning with self-care. With a background in Holistic Health and Complimentary Medicine, Betsy has also practiced and taught Heartfulness meditation for over 35 years. She has established her own practice offering the complimentary healing modalities of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reconnective Healing, and Cranial Sacral techniques as well as Heartfulness meditation.

Betsy has a degree in Business Administration and BA from Vermont College in Holistic Health, and is Certified to teach and practice Jin Shin Jyutsu and Reconnective Healing and is a Certified HeartMath Trainer.

John Barlow

Co-Founder, Heart Essentia

John is a health care executive experienced in strategic and financial planning, operations, and human resources. Currently serving at Cambridge Health Alliance, John has a demonstrated ability to effectively translate strategies into action; to develop and implement standards and metrics within a quality improvement environment, while applying technology and training. He brings a facilitative/collaborative style with focus on employee motivation and morale.  

John also began his exploration into self-awareness at the age of 21, initially through Hatha Yoga, then Integral Yoga, and finally Heartfulness Meditation for the last 40+ years.  By tuning in to our heart, we learn to be centered with awareness of our highest self. Through meditation and with the support of yogic transmission, we strengthen that connection and cultivate an inner knowing that wisely directs and guides our lives.