"The Healing Path is
Our Journey to Self-Discovery"
- Dr. Tarin Hyder
Doctor Tarin Hyder
We all have our own story. It’s what we choose to do with it that will make us who we are today. Will we choose for it to lock us away in the dark? Or, will we choose to shed the light and allow our truth to bring light to another’s darkness?
As for me, my story begins in December 2012. That night, just like any other, I kissed my kid’s goodnight, tucked them into bed and snuggled with my husband until I fell asleep. There was nothing that could’ve prepared me for what that morning would bring, nor
the ripple effect that would be caused over the course of the next few years.
That morning I awoke in a state of full-blown panic, the fiery feeling of hell coursed through my body as I would go from one panic attack to the next. The terror swallowed me in whole, leaving me in a state of anxiety and depression. I chose to hide behind my darkness, I chose not to talk about it, I chose to try to bury it as the stigma associated with those who struggle with the symptoms associated with mental health illness was just too much for me to bare. I turned to Dr. Google; I took all of his advice and I attempted to secretly heal myself.
I wasn’t getting better, but I wasn’t getting worse either. I had successfully found a state of balance between panic, anxiety and depression that no one could live in forever. It was at this point that I new that I needed to seek outside guidance for the sake of myself and my family. I mustered the courage and scheduled an appointment to see my primary care provider. I went to that appointment feeling hopeful and, unfortunately left my appointment feeling worse about my ‘condition’ then I had felt in the first place. The dreaded fear of being told that I would never get better, that there is no cure for mental illness and that at best, with medicine, I could temporarily mask the symptoms had now been implanted in my mind. I would be sick for the rest of my life and my only ‘temporary’ hope was in a medicine that had worse side effects then the symptoms I was suffering from in the first place. I took the script, I folded it and tucked it away in my purse where it stayed for over a year until I finally broke down and filled it due to the concern from my family.
To say that prescription wasn’t the devil is an understatement. The panic attacks worsened, the anxiety and depression were at an all time new high, and to add insult to injury, new symptoms were beginning. “That’s a perfectly normal reaction. Keep taking the SSRI, symptoms may get better before they get worse,” Primary Care Provider. Just like any other compliant patient, I took that little yellow pill of pure man made evil. I took it everyday becoming more and more afraid as my symptoms were becoming exacerbated. What I thought was anxiety couldn’t even compare to what it had become. And then, when I thought things couldn’t get worse, SURPRISE! I began hallucinating and having delusions just as the SSRI package insert had warned. The terror swallowed me in whole. Every minute of everyday I was engulfed in a constant state of fear. I made the decision that it was best for me to take my own life. I hugged and kissed my kids and my husband and then drove away knowing that I would not return (suicidal thoughts, another warning on SSRI package inserts). I drove around in the dark, not knowing where I was going until I found an abandoned baseball field. I got out of my car, I hung a rope and then swung on it to ensure it could hold my weight. My eyes welled with tears, but in my mind, this was best for both my family and I. I began to say a prayer and then my phone, which was shut off, rang. Interrupting my thoughts, I answered it. My husband was on the other end and he was hysterical. He was so hysterical that it brought me out of my own warped thinking. In the pit of his stomach he felt that something was wrong and he had been trying to get ahold of me, with no luck he then left our home and was driving around looking for me. I sobbed as I explained what I was doing and that I had no idea where I was, but that I was at an abandoned baseball field. Within less then a few short minutes, I heard my husband screaming my name as he came running around the dugout. We held each other as we both sobbed. I asked him how he found me. “Tarin, as I was on the way to the store the other day and as I always do, I took a wrong turn not paying attention. I pulled into this baseball field to turn around. When I pulled in, I felt God pointed this baseball field out for a reason. As soon as you told me you were at a baseball field, I knew which one because God showed me.” My husband and God had saved my life. From that moment forward, we made a pack that no matter how hard this situation became, that we will keep our faith knowing that we all face challenges for a reason, and that suicide will never ever be the end result.
It was then that God led me towards Natural Health Care and my healing journey began. Through the process, I discovered that I have the Homozygous MTHFR A1298C gene mutation. Healing one layer at a time, I was able to restore balance in my body by replenishing nutritional deficiencies, cleansing various sources of toxicity, ridding my body of parasitic invasions and healing emotional components. I am living, breathing proof that symptoms associated with mental health illness, are just that, symptoms. Your body’s cry for help to re-store homeostasis. I am no longer hiding behind my story, God provided me with everything that I needed to face symptoms of mental health illness and then to heal, giving me courage and a voice so that I can fight the stigma against mental health illness and the ability to light my own torch in order to bring light to others darkness.
I am a Certified Naturopathic Doctor, a Certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome Practitioner and Reiki I Practitioner. I am currently scheduling new client consultations. Some modalities that I use in my practice include Muscle Response Testing, Neural Organization Technique, Reflexology, Meridian Tracing, Light Healing Touch, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Raindrop Therapy, Tuning Forks and Sound Therapy and Color Light Therapy. My passion lies with those, of any age, who struggle with symptoms associated with mental health illness, because I too walked that path. The path can feel long, dark and scary, but it does not have to feel lonely. Together, lets walk your path towards your goal of healing!
Meet CEO & Reiki Practitioner
We were able to take our passion of helping others and create a community of love and support for our patrons. Whether you work here, are scheduled for a consultation, a massage, here to purchase some of our supplements, or to practice Yoga, at Nature’s Gateway you are family. Our number one commitment is to provide a growing space to educate and increase your wellbeing. As the CEO I am always trying to find new ways to support this mission. As we grow, so will you.
Meet Our HypnotherapistTeresa Cease C.H.t.
After working in the medical field for 35 years, Teresa decided to help people in a more natural way with a holistic approach. As a Certified Hypnotherapist, Teresa empowers her clients to believe in themselves and empowers them to move forward in their lives. Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to help with anxiety, habits, fears, smoking, weight loss and so much more. Everyone deserves to live the life they want and to be treated with respect, caring, and understanding. Teresa gives her undivided attention in a non-judgmental way where she uses her skills and compassion to help people be who they strive to be.
Meet Massage Therapist
Trina comes to us from the Upper Peninsula where she was integral in supporting her sister’s center from a very young age. Her experience has helped her create a protocol that promotes both physical and emotional healing.
Helping and healing radiates from her energy field, providing a warm and gentle touch for your massage experience. Her goal is to tailor a session to your needs using many different modalities. Graduating from Irene's Myomassology Institute, her specialties include Trigger Point Therapy (deep tissue), Reiki, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, and Prenatal Massage.
Trina’s sessions can also include hot rocks and cupping if you so desire, giving you the ultimate healing session. Her goal is to assist you in living a more pain-free and balanced life.
Meet Yoga Instructor
After developing a dedicated practice of my own I received my 200 RYT training certification in March, 2015. I know and understand what a regular practice has done for me. If I can lead students onto the same path of self discovery that I have found through yoga, it brings me a tremendous amount of joy. My goal and desire is continue to educate myself to be of the highest level of support and guidance to every student that walks through the door. I received my 500 hour designation with Beryl Bender Birch in July 2021, The Hard & The Soft Training Program. Off of my mat and outside the studio, I have worked since 2007 at South Lyon Community Schools and enjoys free time with my family, reading/learning/studying, living LIFE!
Meet Yoga Instructor
My yoga teacher journey began in 2016. My area of specialty is yin yoga, but I also love to teach vinyasa classes of all styles. I found a regular practice of yoga while obtaining my master's degree and quickly fell in love with how it mentally healed me. The physical movement was one benefit, but I love how yoga can connect mind, breath and movement to give full connection within us. I live locally with my husband and two beautiful daughters. I enjoy reading books of all genres, work full time as an Human Resources Director, and love traveling and spending time outdoors.
Meet Yoga InstructorLynn North
Hello! I’m Lynn—I’ve been a Certified Health Coach for over 3 years and a teacher for over 7 years. I fell in love with yoga when I stepped into my local yoga studio and not only found myself challenged by the classes but also felt a connection with the owners. Many years later I found hot yoga and wanted to teach and encourage others to fall in love with the practice too. I will be married to my husband, Bill, for 23 years this year and we have two daughter, Cassie-age 21 and Abby-age 19. I am always trying to challenge and work at becoming a better version of myself every single day. Another passion of mine is running and recently ultrarunning. Yoga is my Yin and running is my Yang.
Meet Yoga InstructorVanessa Duke
Yoga has been a part of Vanessa’s life since 1997. Yoga, she explains is a skill learned that brings equilibrium to mind, body and soul. Listening to your body and breathing love and respect to all of its strong parts as well as all the parts that need healing has a profound affect on your quality of life. Putting the time and dedication you deserve into your well-being brings clarity and peace of mind. Investing in herself has brought nothing but benefits to her life. Sharing this with others so that, they too can feel the rewards of yoga, is a joy and deep privilege.
Meet Yoga InstructorAmy Pacheco
Amy has been a dance teacher for 31 years and about 15 years ago discovered a love for practicing yoga. She began practicing on and off and realized many of the poses she loved in yoga she was already using in her advanced dance conditioning classes. In 2020 Amy pursued and received her RYT 200 yoga teacher certificate. Since then she has been practicing and teaching her love for yoga to dance students and yoga students alike. One of Amy's favorite things about practicing yoga is the sense of peace that comes over you when you give yourself the gifts of time, breath and movement.
Meet Certified Sound HealerAlana Stamper
My name is Alana Stamper. I’ve been plant based most my life, I love my Faith, family, friends, animals, nature, gardening and exercise. I’ve always been natural minded and when I was diagnosed with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease I was forced to dive into natural healing even more. I’m passionate about Sound Healing and I’m Certified in Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan bowls, Tuning Forks and a Crystal and Chakra Healing. My Sound Baths are a combination of meditation with sound, frequency and vibrational therapy which can help with your mind, body, and spirit well-being. I’m a wife and a mom of 2 girls and 5 boys. I’m a first generation American and grew up in Hartland.
I’m excited to bring this to my hometown!
God Bless, Alana Stamper