the history of eventide wellness

About EvenTide Wellness

Liana Brooks-Rubin and Crystal Kaplan have joined together to create a space for both individual healing and expansion as well as community- and global-level transformation. The two first met in 2007 while pursuing careers at the State Department and more specifically, through working on refugee and humanitarian policy issues in the Middle East and South Asia. While their work in this field (ongoing in various ways) was valuable, Liana and Crystal realized together a strong mutual passion to dive into alternative healing and personal and spiritual growth. They both chose to leave the government and pursue careers respectively in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Massage Therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy, amongst other healing modalities.

After years of serving clients in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Madrid, Liana and Crystal are in 2017 manifesting their shared long-time vision to create a wellness center in downtown Washington D.C. that combines their focus on individual healing with their compassionate activism at the community and global levels through classes, workshops and retreats.

EvenTide Wellness is also home to other skilled and caring healers specializing in multiple modalities. Services with the following practitioners can be scheduled directly through their web-sites; contact information is included in their bios below.


Liana Brooks-Rubin, EvenTide Wellness Founder and Co-Owner
Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Registered Yoga Teacher-500 Hours

Liana is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist, practitioner of Chinese Herbal Medicine, and founder of EvenTide Wellness in Washington, D.C. Since 2013, Liana has been an adjunct faculty member of the Chinese Herbal Medicine program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). Liana is dedicated to deepening her study of Classical Chinese Medicine and, since completion of her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, she has done so primarily under the tutelage of Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist Priest of the Jade Purity Tradition. Liana is currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Classical Chinese Medicine at the American University of Complementary Medicine. She has also been a dedicated student of Iyengar yoga since 2000 and has taught alignment-based Hatha yoga since 2004.

Liana is an in-network provider for BCBS/CareFirst, Cigna, Aetna, and United insurance.

Liana’s first career was as a humanitarian and diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, with a regional focus on the Middle East and South Asia. Throughout her tenure at the State Department, she contributed to the efforts of the U.S. government and international community to improve conditions and policies for millions of refugees and internally displaced persons.

Liana now receives immense joy from helping her patients live full, healthy lives. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two sons.


Crystal Kaplan, EvenTide Wellness Co-Owner
Registered Craniosacral Therapist, Usui Reiki Master, Certified Massage Therapist, Ordained Minister

Crystal entered into healing work from a desire to help others discover their innate perfection and inherent health. She feels strongly that bringing awareness, acceptance and compassion to ourselves allows for physical and emotional healing. She is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist, Usui Reiki Master, meditation guide and ordained minister.

Crystal moved to Washington D.C. in 1997 to attend graduate school, where she met her husband. Together, they joined the U.S. State Department as Foreign Service Officers in 1999. While working with Bhutanese and Tibetan refugees in Nepal and Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, Crystal began to hear the call to deepen her level of understanding, awareness, and compassion for herself and the world around her. Upon moving to Washington, D.C. in 2010, she began studying massage therapy, Reiki and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute in 2011 and left the State Department in 2012 in order to devote herself fully to healing work.

Crystal believes that our world (Gaia) is shifting into new dimensional states of being and we are shifting along with her. These shifts can sometimes feel chaotic and disconcerting while at other times joyful and energizing. Crystal is inspired to assist and support the changes you are experiencing, including the release of old patterns that no longer serve your higher purpose. With this goal in mind, she works from an energetic yet practical perspective rooted in anatomy and physiology and informed by the subtle movement of energy through our bodies. Our bodies are beautiful vehicles for our spirits, allowing us to explore and experience our world. When we are able to embrace all of our experiences, fears, and emotions, we begin to feel free and empowered and can fully realize ourselves as the masterful beings that we are.


Dalila Adams practices Bioconscious Therapy, a unique form of therapy that connects the mind and body, bringing the unconscious to the conscious for healing and personal development. Dalila is a certified doctor of naturopathy, meditation instructor, yoga instructor, Reiki master and Master Alignment Practitioner. Prior to dedicating herself to her healing practice full time in 2003, Dalila was a Legal Case Manager, receiving her Paralegal Degree from Georgetown University. Dalila’s passions are spending time with her vivacious daughter; her new plant-based skincare and remedy line (daVineNaturals.com), as well as spending time with friends and family, having new experiences, and toasting life. Learn more about Dalila at www.DalilaInsipres.me.


Rev. Heather Holmes, based in California, is an intuitive and compassionate healer, an ordained minister and spiritual counselor. Her heart-centered therapy focuses on releasing fears that no longer serve you. She believes passionately that your life experiences are always supporting your higher purpose. All that is needed is to align to your own perfection. If you have fears related to loss, guilt, or spiritual phenomena, you would benefit greatly from a session with Heather. To book a telephone session, please call 949-290-3333.