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ST. LOUIS PARK :: 952-345-1953 :: 4200 Minnetonka Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Massage | Specialized Bodywork | Thai Yoga Bodywork | Skin Therapy | Intuitive Readings
Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Consults | Yoga Psychotherapy | Yoga Therapy


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.

Our Therapists

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.

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.

Laura Lund, Esthetician
Offers: cranio-sacral therapy, energy work, massage and facials
Laura just returned to the Yoga Center from the Island of Dominica where she managed the spa, trained the staff in spa treatments, taught yoga, and ran the wellness program. As a master of her craft she enjoys the more subtle approach of cranio-sacral therapy and energy work to assist the bodys natural healing and expand the awareness of energy and flow within the body.

She also gives the best facial in town using June Jacobs skin care products, along with other natural ingredients, like coconut oil, aloe, green tea, etc. Her massage is a combination of relaxation techniques combined with deep tissue, pressure points, and trigger point therapy to bring you to a state of bliss.

Read more about Laura.

Please email Laura at ompeace@hotmail.com with any questions or call 952-345-1953 to schedule an appointment.

Clare Ochry, NCTM, Certified Yoga Instructor YCM
Offers: Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Integrative Massage, Shoulder Complex Massage, Hip Opening Massage, Muscle Memory Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Restorative Breathing, Meditative Movements.
Clare received her massage certification from Centerpoint Massage and Shiatsu School and Clinic in 2008. Her yoga certification was earned from the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in 2009. Clares massage style employs listening hands, healing intent, proper breathing retraining and skillfully applied massage techniques. She infuses massage with yoga concepts such as deep breathing, mindfulness and body awareness. It is a gentle and effective practice for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. When massage and yoga therapies are combined a door is opened to meaningful, enduring wellness. Clares joy comes from that moment when clients find a connection between their body and breath and move into an empowered sense of wellness.

Kate Rice
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.

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

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