ST. LOUIS PARK :: 952-345-1953 :: 4200 Minnetonka Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
The Yoga Center of Minneapolis is pleased to offer the Dharma Wellness & Spa with services offered at our St. Louis Park and Minneapolis studios. Dharma strives to bring an array of wellness services to help you find balance and your dharma (true life path). Each qualified therapist brings you their unique gifts in providing a meaningful and blissful personal experience. Whether you are seeking new ways to help relieve stress or alternative healing modalities, Dharma Wellness and Spa has a service for you.
Book your appointment online, by phone (952-345-1953), or see below for details. Cancellations made within 24-hours and no-shows will be charged the full value of the service scheduled. (For all services except skin therapy)
Dr. Rachel Allyn, Ph.D., L.P.
Offers: Psychotherapy, Yoga-Psychtherapy
Dr. Rachel Allyn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified Yoga Instructor. In 2005, she received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. After a decade of being an avid yogi, Dr. Allyn underwent formal yoga-teacher training with Dana Baptiste in Salt Lake City specializing in Vinyasa. She has worked as a psychologist in diverse settings ranging from a level-one trauma center at Hennepin County Medical Center to residential treatment facilities, middle schools, and research labs. Dr. Allyn’s teaching experience is also multi-faceted, including ski instruction in Lake Tahoe, yoga for recovery, and psychology professor for Westminster College in Utah. Her lifelong experience as a competitive athlete combined with her formal training as a psychologist and yoga instructor create the ultimate mind-body-spirit healing session tailored for your needs. Dr. Allyn also provides professional mentoring consultations for psychology students and professionals who wish to blend mental-health with yoga. To learn more about her innovative practice called YogaPsych® and see a comprehensive list of Dr. Allyn’s traditional and non-traditional mental health services for adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations, please visit www.DrRachelAllyn.com.
Sheli Ginsburg, Esthetician
Offers: Facials and Prenatal/Postnatal facials, Waxing Services, Reiki
Sheli is a licensed skincare therapist specializing in organic, chemical-free, and herbal skincare. With a unique focus on prenatal and postnatal skincare, she has created wonderful treatments that help ease changes in a woman's skin during and after her pregnancy. Sheli's endless quest for health, fitness and nutritional knowledge has moved her across the country and overseas. She has studied and worked under nutritionists, medical skincare professionals, and acupuncturists. In 2002, Sheli received her Esthetician license and continues to research skin health, hormones, and nutrition. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Sheli integrates these life experiences into her holistic and therapeutic approach to skincare, healing from the inside and out. You can learn more about Sheli at her website www.satoriboutique.com.
Leah Golberstein, RYT-500, M.A., M.F.A.
Offers: Yoga Nidra Meditation and iRest® Dayads
Leah Golberstein works exclusively with Yoga Nidra Meditation and iRest Dyads. An RYT-500 certified Yoga Teacher, Leah is completing Level III iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Certification at the Integrative Restoration Institute®, and is teacher certified in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra from Jennifer Reis at Kripalu. Following a back injury in 2003, Leah experienced first hand the benefits of Yoga Nidra meditation. Leah leads Yoga Nidra sessions, accompanied by her crystal singing bowls, at The Yoga Center of Minneapolis and in the Healthy Lifestyles Program at Gilda’s Club Twin Cities. She also offers private iRest Dyad sessions, during which clients deeply access their inner selves, physical discomforts, and anxieties. Leah has worked with heart and cancer patients, led Yoga Nidra sessions and drum circles at a residential facility for at risk teenaged girls, and uses iRest in her work as a hospice volunteer. Leah’s primary teacher and mentor is Dr. Richard Miller, clinical psychologist, yogic scholar, and founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute. Leah holds Masters degrees in Mathematics and in Visual Studies, and was a faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design for 10 years.
Philip Hanson, CMT, CBT
Offers: deep tissue massage, integrative massage, pre-natal massage, hot stone massage, sports massage, swedish massage, myo-fascial release, cranio-sacral therapy, polarity therapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, qigong, biofeedback
Philip has been studying and practicing massage and bodywork for the last ten years. His journey began at Red Rocks Community College in Golden, CO. He spent two years studying Reiki, Healing Touch, Reflexology and Aromatherapy through a Holistic Nursing program. From there Philip moved to Santa Fe, NM where he enrolled in a 1,000 hour dual-certification program at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts for Massage and Polarity Therapy. This program also involved extensive training in cranial-sacral therapy and many forms of therapuetic massage. Philip's goal is to understand the client's needs and use an integrative approach to support their path to wellness.
Jennifer Johnson, Lic.Ac., MAOM
Offers: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Jennifer is licensed both by the state of MN and nationally to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She received her Master's in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston. Jennifer is a professional member of the national infertility organization, RESOLVE, and she has had advanced training and specialized education in treating infertility and gynocology with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Lisa Nelson, MA, L.Ac, CIMT
Lisa is a licensed acupuncturist in Minnesota and a National Board Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM). She brings nearly 10 years of experience in rehabilitation health care to her acupuncture practice. She has specialized in treating patients who are recovering from a sport or musculoskeletal injury and/or a persistent pain condition. Lisa integrates “hands-on” techniques (soft tissue work including releases to the fascia and involved muscles) and acupuncture to encourage changes in your body that initiate the healing process, decrease your experience of pain, and restore function. Lisa received her Masters of Acupuncture degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. She also completed a 300-hour acupuncture course series offered through McMaster’s University, Ontario, Canada. This training focused on various acupuncture techniques (including trigger/motor point needling and electro-stimulation) to improve performance and reduce pain related to musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, back, and extremities. Lisa is also a certified integrated manual therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars.
Offers: Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching
Chris is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CHEK Institute Level I Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor. Chris has trained professional hockey players for the past eleven years, coaching them in strength & conditioning as well as nutrition. Experience working with athletes and non-athletes alike, Chris is able to work with individuals in fine-tuning their health, fitness, and nutritional goals. Chris also specializes in working with individuals experiencing food sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies helping them to reconnect to their food and life through balanced nutrition. His philosophy in food education is to honor the individual holistically, providing tools for his clients to really listen to their bodies and fine tune their food choices and perspective on food so that they are empowered to create their own change.
Offers: Yoga Therapy
Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner is an E-RYT 500 Certified and Registered Yoga Instructor and a Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. Through her service as a yoga therapist Michelle works with clients one on one to help create emotional, mental, and physical release through yoga. By creating a safe and non-judgmental space for the client to explore their own personal patterns, Michelle inspires a body-based therapy for creating change and transformation. She believes that each individual has the ability to find their own answers and discover their deepest potential in life when given the opportunity to express, explore, and be heard. A cancer-survirvor herself, Michelle has also worked with clients living with chronic disease and chronic pain helping them discover their ability to stay centered and grounded in the midst of uncertainty. Individuals dealing with grief, life transitions, and feelings of being stuck have benefited from Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions with Michelle. Click for more info
Offers: Deep Tissue, Relaxation, & Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage
Carie draws on her extensive global training and experiences in facilitating the most profound results with her clients. A typical session may include therapeutic techniques such as deep tissue, myofacial work, trigger point release, and structural bodywork (Rolfing) while incorporating energetic and body meridian work derived from Thai massage, Shiatsu, Tibetan massage, Cranio Sacral techniques, and Brazilian Spiritual massage (Maria Lucia, Esalan Institute). She previously worked as a massage therapist and yoga instructor at the world-renowned Miraval Spa and Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Her work and bodywork education has brought her to India, Southeast Asia, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and the Middle East. In 2006 she worked as the team therapist for the Rip Curl Pro Search surf event in Oaxaca, Mexico. Carie is certified from the Bodywork Career Institute in California, the Tibetan Massage Institute in Dharmshala, India, is nationally certified with NCBMT and is a member of the AMTA. In 2010 she followed her fiancé to Minneapolis where she completed her BS in Kinesiology. She continues her studies to enter a doctorate program in Physical Therapy and also works as a Massage Therapist Trainer for a major spa corporation in the Twin Cities. Read more at www.carietaylormassage.com
Angie Viehman, Thai Yoga Bodyworker
Offers: Thai Yoga Bodywork/Massage
Angie Viehman is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Thai Bodywork Practitioner. She received her Yoga training through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She received her Thai Bodywork training from Thai Yoga Bodywork's Practitioner Training Program and in Thailand from Master Therapist, Pichest Boonethame. Yoga and wellness have been a part of Angie's life for over 12 years and throughout that time she has had the opportunity to study with several amazing teachers, in the US, India and in Thailand. Angie is influenced by the styles of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara and Restorative yoga. She incorporates principals from each into her classes and bodywork sessions as well as her experience as a professional modern dancer. She has dedicated her life to sharing the gifts of yoga and wellness while working to connect with the needs of each of her students and clients.
Kristin Wilk, Massage Therapist
Offers: Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Sweet Dreams (a signature aromatherapy service), Prenatal Massage, Baby Moon (a blend of prenatal massage with energy work), Reflexology, Reiki, Energy Work, Stone Massage, Crystal and Gemstone Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening, Infant Massage Private Instruction
Kristin is a master massage therapist specializing in Therapeutic Massage, Movement Reeducation, Prenatal Massage, and Energy Work. Kristin incorporates a unique blend of holistic healing techniques with massage, which helps her clients to achieve inner balance and radiant health. A variety of experiential opportunities have influenced Kristin’s technique including her work with inpatients at Abbott Northwestern Hospital where she massaged patients in the Minneapolis Heart Institute, the Neuroscience Institute, the Orthopedic Institute, Sister Kenny, the Spine Institute, WomenCare, and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. Kristin also was an educator at Morning Star, the first freestanding birth facility in the state. Kristin originally studied massage at Northwestern Health Sciences University and has attended workshops at Esalen Institute and other leading healing centers. Presently Kristin is attending classes at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. Kristin inspires her clients to access inner wisdom and create a space for the mind to be still and the body to heal! To learn more about Kristin’s services visit www.tulsiholistic.com