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 is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher who works exclusively with Yoga Nidra Meditation. She is also an iRest® Certified Yoga Nidra teacher (Level III). For over 30 years Leah has lived her passions through teaching and engaging others in self-inquiry and creative self expression. A former academic, she holds Masters degrees in Mathematics and in Visual Studies. Leah leads iRest Yoga Nidra sessions at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis and schedules private sessions through Dharma Wellness & Spa. Among her private clients are people living with chronic illness, stress, anxiety, and those seeking a greater sense of peace and well-being. She has used Yoga Nidra Meditation in hospice work, and led iRest sessions at a residential facility for at-risk teenaged girls.
iRest (or, Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra) is an adaptation of the ancient practice of yoga nidra meditation that was developed by clinical psychologist and yogic scholar Dr. Richard Miller. iRest is an evidence-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that calms the nervous system and nurtures self-integration. Research has shown that iRest effectively reduces anxiety, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, PTSD, chemical dependency, and that it increases well-being. iRest is endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
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: Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Pre/Post Natal Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Therapy Massage, Neck and Shoulder Kate has been practicing bodywork for 14 years. Kate found her passion when she started her education at SouthWest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona. She focused her studies on deep tissue/ therapeutic massage, reflexology, and prenatal massage. At SWIHA she developed a strong intuition for the human body and a belief that you must take a holistic and integrated approach to maintain good health. Kate shared her experience and love of massage with other technicians as an educator and trainer for Four Seasons Resorts and LifeTime Fitness- LifeSpas. She loves to develop strong relationships with her clients and help to increase the benefits of their massage through education and home care. Kate uses her years of experience and a variety of modalities to create a customized massage that is unique and therapeutic for each client.
Offers: Indian Head Massage/Champissage and Kansa Vatki Foot Massage Lyne is a traditionally trained Doctor of Naturopathy, a Master Herbalist, and a Yoga Teacher. She is a graduate of both the 230-hour and the 500-hour Yoga Study programs at the Yoga Center. Trained in a vast array of healing therapies, Lyne is very excited to offer these two unique Ayervedic therapies as a tool for relaxing and restoring the body, mind, and spirit.
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