Salvatore,Nico And Judy Apicella
 
Nico at the Abbey
Nico and Siena
First Place Winners at The Big E Alpaca Show
     Nico and Bella Sofia
Nico Doing YOGA
Bella Alpacas 

a Farm Stay 

                                                 Yoga Center

                                    About Us


Judy Apicella began her career doing PR for Mikhail Baryshnikov at American Ballet Theatre. She left to become a dancer/performer in theatre herself. She then began her film making career, with a feature film entitled THE DOVE, which won an award for family film making, followed by two documentary films - Shoot 'em Up - The Truth About Vaccines and What Are We Doing to Our Children & Our Planet - both have world wide distribution. Judy has been on a lifelong journey of health and healing. She began doing yoga as a child and later began learning about energy healing, herbs, homeopathy and essential oils. She has been a certified healer for over 25 years and a certified yoga instructor for 8. When the family began the farm they were presented with many animals who needed a home and a great deal of healing. Judy made it her mission in life to find as many cures as possible for the animals. She was given an alpaca (Solomon) that had mange (alpaca eczema) that was so severe he looked like his skin was peeling off and he had no fiber there. Judy spent a year trying to find the cure and eventually discovered the perfect mix of essential oils. Solomon is now in full fleece with beautiful skin. She than began using the spray on people who had eczema with exceptional results.

The next battle was to seek out a way to help in the battle against Lyme Disease. Judy worked for over a year mixing various herbs that she harvested and formulated Lyme Be Gone, which cured her pug , Sofia who was paralyzed from Lyme and her husband Salvatore who had severe pain and brain fog, followed by many friends who are now released of their symptoms from this terrible disease.

Judy  teaches the students and Faculty at Kent Prep School as well as teaching at the farm which she runs with her husband Salvatore and their 11 year old son, Nico. They have 34 beautiful alpacas, pigs, sheep, dogs, cats, chickens and wildlife that like to blend in with the family.

 

Salvatore Apicella was born in Modena, Italy and grew up in a family of restauranteurs. From the day he could walk he was making homemade pastas from tortelloni to ravioli. The family worked together making beautiful home cooked Italian Specialties. Salvatore played soccer in his teen years at the semi pro level. He then pursued a career as a decorator and interior designer, working on some of the finest homes in Italy. He also restored art work in many museums and churches. Salvatore came to the United States in December 1999 to work with his father who was now in New York running 3 restaurants. In 2005 he helped to open Tramonti restaurant with his dad and cousin Filippo. Salvatore designed and built this lovely trattoria in the middle of Hell's Kitchen. He helped create menus, wine lists and managed the restaurant until he moved to Connecticut with his wife Judy and his son Nico, who was 2 at the time. He designed and built Bella Alpacas B&B and Yoga Center, with it's beautiful American Indian Style rooms and a yoga studio that is enchanting.

Salvatore owns and operates Streat Italiano, a specialty Italian Food truck with his partner Christian Miserocchi and his son Nico. Come visit them at the Elephant's Trunk every Sunday or call for a private party to taste some of their wonderful homemade organic breads, pizza and sandwiches.


Nico Apicella is 11 years old and is working on his apprenticeship as a Blacksmith at the Regina Laudis Abbey in Bethlehem, Ct. with Mother Anastasia.

He was the lead in the Film Quinnetukut at the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington Ct.

He played Jerome in South Pacific, a Newsie in Fiorello, Little Jake in Annie Get Your Gun, and the young brother in The Actor by Horton Foote

all with Clay and Waddles Theatre Company - a professional- adult, theatre company in residence at The Abbey of Regina Laudis.

He also played Pyramus in A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Nico loves showing his Alpacas and training them won many blue ribbons with his animals.

Nico is a Black Belt in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and ITF(Interntional Tae Kwon Doe Federation) and will shortly aquire his Black Belt in WTF (World Tae Kwon Doe Federation).

Nico is studying herbs and healing with his mom and makes wonderful healing

remedies. He also works with his dad in the food truck.