Institute for Spiritual Development

A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development 

Diana Friedell is owner of the 15 year old business Tuning In - Tuning Up , coordinates the annual SHIFT NY Holistic & Spiritual Arts Fair and now serves as Director for the newly formed Chapter of the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta.
Diana is a certified Metaphysican & Minister through Fellowships of the Spirit,  in the Spiritualist Community of Lily Dale, NY, and a sanctioned Minister through Institute for Spiritual Development  and has been conducting psychic readings, healings, and teaching Meditation and Intuitive Development Classes for 17 years. She offers Private confidential psychic readings by phone or in her Oneonta Office, officiates at weddings and will come to your event. 
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Jo Ann Wormuth
Director of the Healing Program

Jo Ann experienced a dream visitation by Archangel Gabriel while recovering from a life-threatening illness in 2014.  She came to understand that this visitation was her calling by God to use her gifts as a “Lightworker” to help humanity on Earth.  JoAnn began a path to become an Energy Healer by completing Eden Energy Medicine Foundations.  She is now a Reiki Master-Teacher and an Integrated Energy Therapy® Master-Instructor.  She is a sanctioned healer with the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta, NY where she participates in the Sunday "healing chairs" once a month as a volunteer. In all her practices and teachings, she strives to impart that true health is a balance of physical, mental and spiritual bodies. She retired from her position as Human Resource Manager/NYS Regional Certification Officer with DCMO BOCES in February of 2014. She still enjoys teaching fitness classes for the Adult Education Program at BOCES.

Diane M Foster

Master Energy Worker

Sanctioned Healer at the Institute for Spiritual Development

Diane is certified as a Master Practitioner in both Usui and Karuna Reiki® and has also obtained her certification as an Integrated Energy Therapy® Master Instructor. She has studied Jin Shin Jyutsu® and is also a certified Metatronic Healing® Practitioner. She is a member of both the International Association of Reiki Professionals® and the Association of Professional Metatronic Healers. She is also an Ordained Minister.

Through receiving Master Attunements in the various disciplines of energy, Diane has developed a Signature Energy Session utilizing all modalities she has studied. This allows her to intuitively feel and remove energy blocks within a client’s energy field, feel and realign energy flows that are out of alignment as well as to see their energy pattern (SoulDNA).

Each session is unique to every client as she connects with their spirit guides, angels, ascended masters, totem animals, past lives and more for the healing of their whole being.

Her philosophy is a simple one...

“To do all things for the highest and greatest good of all, and to try to balance my human ego with my spiritual self so they are in harmony. These things I strive for each and every day.”




Massage Therapy
Nancy Okker, L.M.T.

Nancy brings twenty years of experience in massage and energy work to her new location at ISD Oneonta.
Whether you have muscular issues or just need to relax, you will feel refreshed after a session with Nancy, with peaceful music and no interruptions.

Clients will appreciate the reasonable rates and flexible hours.  Just call and we’ll find a time that works for you.
Home: 607-286-9084
Cell:  607-435-0306

Cash or Check only.  No Credit Cards.
Discounts available to those with more than one massage per month.
Gift Certificates Available.


Classic Massage
The ticket to overall stress and tension relief.  50 min. = $65.

A combination of massage, energy work and reflexology.  Truly blissful with steamy towels and essential oils.
75 min. = $90.

Chair Massage
Settle into the chair (fully clothed) and allow this routine of acupressure loosen  your neck, shoulders, upper back and arms.
15 min. = $25

All Times approximate.
Alexandra Sutton-Pyle:  If you know Ally, you know you are working with one of God's Angels of healing.  While working as an EMT, Ally witnessed the spirit of a young child leave his body following a tragic accident at a parade.  The shock of that experience opened Ally up to a spiritual calling to heal others, and so she began her training.  15 years as an EMT and Nurse, plus training as a Reiki Master AND an Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor developed her profound gifts.  Ally also discovered her abilities to see and feel intuitively, and uses that gift to inform her healing gifts. She is a certified "Fairyologist" through the Doreen Virtue program, and also regularly attends advanced trainings at Lily Dale. She is a sanctioned healer with the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta, NY where she participates in the Sunday "healing chairs" once a month as a volunteer.  Working with Ally is a profound experience you won't soon forget.