WRT Board of Directors

Diane Feingold

Diane Feingold, Owner / Creator WRT Water Release Therapy®

Licensed Watsu®, WaterDance, WRT Water Release Therapist® and Instructor in Santa Barbara, California and Worldwide.

She learned Watsu® from the founder and creator, Harold Dull, and a host of gifted creators of the Water ~ Arts at Harbin Hot Springs where Watsu® was born.

As a healer and life coach, Diane’s focus is about serving humanity; holding a loving space for the client/receiver to unfold into their own healing and true nature of radiant health and well-being.

As WRT Instructor Diane’s intention is to serve humanity by seeing WRT Water Release Therapy® continue, thrive, shared by the many and to realize the profound benefits for healing and well being for future generations.

“If there is magic on this planet, it is to be found in water” ~ Loren Eiseley






Joanna Kaser MSW

Joanna Kaser MSW – Transformational Guide

It has been a body and soul enhancing experience for me to receive WRT several times.

The work is powerful and profound and it is with gratitude that I serve on the  WRT Water Release Therapy® Board

Transformational Guide : A soulful path to self discovery

For much of my life people have sought me out for answers to their personal questions and trusted me with their confidences. Those experiences launched me on a lifelong journey in a wide variety of psychology, spiritual and metaphysical studies; including a formal education in psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. For over 30 years I’ve had the great pleasure of assisting my clients in processes leading to deep healing and living a fulfilling life.

I bring to my work a powerful integration of transformational psycho-spiritual therapy and intuitive counseling and the wisdom of eighty four years of life experience.  As a therapist, guide and mentor, I inspire people to release limiting  patterns and beliefs, to embrace their essence, learn to live from their heart, and ultimately to manifest their dreams as they awaken to their infinite possibilities.

If you have been searching for more effective ways to joyfully express your essence and to live a more authentic and fulfilling life, I offer you my compassionate guidance.


Akashic record readings
Soul clearings
Chakra re-alignment
Energetic decording
Voice dialogue & the Psychology of Selves
House & property clearings



Emily Fleck

Emily Fleck, Licensed Psychotherapist

Emily Fleck is a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice.

She practices in both Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA.

She has been studying psychology, spirituality, holistic healing, and meditation for over 20 years, and uses mindfulness and somatic awareness to help people find ways to live their lives more authentically and with deeper self-awareness.

Emily is certified in EMDR Therapy, a trauma focused therapy that helps people heal from PTSD and other trauma related issues. She has a background in massage, plant medicine, and Yoga. In 2019 Emily became a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.

Emily believes healing happens through a holistic approach integrating mind-body techniques.  In 2007 Emily spent time at Harbin Hot Springs where she first experienced WRT Water Release Therapy®.

This led her to continue to receive WRT Water Release Therapy® in Santa Barbara to further her personal healing.

She lives in Ojai with her son and her husband.

She offers Sessions in person, by phone, Zoom, and Skype online.


Business Line: 805.618.1130
Cell: 805.451.8648




Francine Kirsch

Francine Kirsch

Francine Kirsch was born in France and began her life as an artist when she came to the US over 30 years ago.

Starting out at Santa Barbara City College as an art student, clay became her favorite medium. She deepened her ceramic studies while living five years in Japan. The use of stone in Japanese landscapes inspired Francine to include stone in her work.

Upon returning to Santa Barbara, she taught ceramics at The Anacapa School, while continuing to work on clay sculptures and stone carvings in her studio.

Francine has been involved as an attendee, teacher, board and committeemember as well as show coordinator with the California Sculptors Symposium which takes place every year in Cambria, CA. since it started in 2002. She became a yoga teacher and is currently working on a series of yoga-inspired bronze sculptures.

She has participated in diverse regional and international group shows in the US, New Zealand and Korea and has showed her work in numerous galleries. She has also had exhibitions in Japan and her work is in private collections all over the world.

Diane was my Yoga teacher for many years and inspired me to become a Yoga teacher.
She has been very supportive, inspiring and knowledgeable and I value her friendship.
I am honored to be on the WRT Water Release Therapy® Board





Monte Farris

Monte Farris

Monte Farris is an Artist and Graphic Designer. She worked with Diane on earlier iterations of her website and communications materials. She previously owned and published The Whole Person Calendar, a Los Angeles based holistic living magazine.
Monte’s longstanding friendship with Diane and deep respect for water’s healing properties motivate her support for WRT Water Release Therapy®




Tegan Hammond

Tegan Hammond

Tegan first met Diane in 1996 as a sophomore in high school while studying yoga with her in exchange for childcare of her two beautiful boys age 6 and 8 at the time. Professionally, Tegan’s passion and work is in marine conservation with a special focus on community and partner engagement in hands-on restoration. She worked for the past 2 years in Maui as the Maui Coral Recovery Plan Coordinator for Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, and for 5 years prior to that as a Program Manager for Mālama Maunalua on O`ahu. Tegan served an instrumental role there in the organization’s successful implementation of the award-winning “Great Huki” project in Maunalua Bay, O‘ahu, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project resulted in clearing nearly 30 acres of over 3 million pounds of invasive alien algae, and created 70 jobs. Tegan is also a 2011 graduate of Sacred Path Healing School in Honolulu and earned a B.A. in Hawaiian Language in 2004 graduating Summa Cum Laude at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her passion for working collaboratively to empower community-based marine conservation strategies in partnership with local community, scientists, agencies and businesses is fueled by a deep love and concern for our oceans and natural environment.

Nolan Rakow

Nolan Rakow – Marketing

Professionally driven Information Systems Graduate with a strong enthusiasm for business and self-improvement. Fascinated by how data and analytics will continue to affect the future of marketing, and how rising levels of technology will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations.



Shaun Oster

Shaun Oster

Shaun Oster is a Jazz drummer, Chef, Singer, Composer, and programmer (Both Web and VR), and WRT provider.

Shaun has been studying with Diane for the last 7 years. Having audited all of the classes many times and holding his DM, Shaun is ready to take you into the healing waters.

Read more about Shaun’s passions at the following websites:






In dedication to Joanna Kaser …

Joanna Kaser MSW

The WRT Water Release Therapy® Board wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude for nearly two decades of amazing and joyful service.   Through her intuitive wisdom, psycho-spiritual counseling, and transformative gifts … many students, worldwide, have been blessed with the opportunity to work with Joanna in the WRT Provider Certification process.

She will always be remembered as a treasured friend and honored wise woman Elder.

May her spirit soar with love and joy.