Amy Dirksen

Amy Dirksen

Yoga Teacher & Eden Prairie Licensee

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Amy Dirksen has combined her passion for wellness, for service to others, and for business by opening Green Lotus in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. A former marketing executive for a national banking company she also has many years of experience in teaching fitness and yoga classes in the Y system and at Green Lotus. She gives attention to students' individuals needs and is adept at adapting poses to make yoga accessible to as many people as possible. As owner of Green Lotus' first license, Amy brings new insight and energy, laughter, and care to its mission of integrated wellness. She lives in Eden Prairie with her wonderful husband and son (The Dude).

Deb LeMay

Deb LeMay

Deb is passionate about accompanying others on their path towards healing through massage. As an experienced massage therapist, she believes whole-heartedly in the healing effects of nurturing therapeutic touch. Clients experience this reverence and healing energy in her massage offerings.

Massage sessions include a combination of relaxation and deep-tissue techniques and may include essential oils or breema, a Tibetan form of energetic therapy.

Deb says: “We honor our experiences by giving them space. I am in wonder and awe of the courage, wisdom, and healing power of our body, mind, and spirit!”

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Randy Miranda

Randy Miranda

Health, wellness, and mindfulness are important aspects in Randy's life. He finds joy in guiding those who accept the significance of the sacred triangle – the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Randy believes in listening to your body and honoring where you are in the moment, to being open to feeling the gift that each practice and pose offers. He is keen about attention to detail and wants each student to learn, grow, and experience success. It is not the destination but the journey that teaches us so much about ourselves.

On the practical side, Randy became a fitness instructor more than 15 years ago, teaching Body Pump and cycling at the YMCA. After many years playing racquetball, a knee injury caused him to re-evaluate his own fitness goals. Desiring more strength and flexibility, he completed extensive training in Mat Pilates and Pilates/Yoga Fusion. He continued to expand his skills, receiving training in YogaFit, tai chi, meditation, reiki, and holistic nutrition. He recently left the world of marketing and communications to pursue these passions.

Music, theater, reading, travel, and gardening are some of the ways he relaxes. He also does some snowshoeing, but his favorite winter activity is snuggling up in front of a fireplace and reading. He prefers warmer weather, so he can bike, hike, canoe, kayak, and camp. And he loves to get in a hot room for his daily yoga practice.

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Sal Salerno

Sal Salerno

Acupuncture and Five Element Practitioner

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Sal Salerno, Ph.D, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac, Ma.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist registered by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He completed his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, Minnesota. He also has been a certified practitioner of Shiatsu for 15 years and is skilled in the arts of cupping, moxibustion, and auricular (ear) therapy.

Sal holds a doctorate in sociology and has specialized in medical sociology. He developed the TCM curriculum for Minneapolis Community and Technical College's Global Health and the Healing Arts program, and he continues to teach in their social science department.

Sal’s post-graduate work involved a series of mentorships with Five Element and Japanese-style acupuncture practitioners. He uses a Five Element approach to his acupuncture practice, a method in which needles are not retained, and moxa is also used on acupuncture points before they are needled, "warming the house for the guest." Balancing the meridians and treating the person as a whole also are integral aspects of the Five Element method. In addition to the Five Element approach Sal utilizes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in his treatments if indicated.

Sal’s clinical experiences have included the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder at the Center for Victims of Torture, treatment of chronic pain including neuropathy, palliative care, and supportive therapy for patients with cancer. He treats a wide range of conditions, specializing in the treatment of autoimmune conditions, allergies, digestive issues and nutrition, endocrine imbalances, insomnia, psycho-emotional issues, and addiction.

 

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Bobby Sullivan

Bobby Sullivan

Intuitive, Past-Life Regression Facilitator & Reiki Practitioner

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Nothing about Bobby Sullivan's quick wit and laid-back approach speaks of his unusual gifts. Take a closer look, though, and you'll find that Bobby ventured down a road that has taken him a long way from where he started. After a long career as a senior executive in the Minneapolis advertising industry, Bobby developed his intuitive and healing abilities possessed from an early age.
 
In 1998, Bobby signed up for a class taught by well-known author Echo Bodine. “Meeting Echo for the first time was like seeing a long-lost friend. We quickly became close, and after a year of being her student, she asked me to work along side her as a teaching assistant," Bobby says.  In early 2005 Bobby partnered with Echo to open up “The Center,” a healing and teaching facility located in South Minneapolis.
 
Bobby has since left “The Center” and offers classes on numerous meta-physical topics at different venues around the country. As well as developing his practice as a healer, ghost buster, and past-life regression facilitator, Bobby is respected for his aura energy readings. During these sessions he uses his intuitive abilities to interpret the auras of his clients he photographs with his aura-imaging equipment. “It is really fun for people to actually see how what is happening in their lives can show up in their auras," he explains.

“The energy of the world is changing quickly,” Bobby says. “My mission is to be a catalyst for people who are looking to understand, embrace, and find their place in this change. The last undiscovered frontier is going to be the ability to explore what’s inside of each one of us. I hope my work can spread some light for people that are willing to take this journey”.

 

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Mariah Bowen

Mariah Bowen

Massage, CranioSacral, Shiatsu, Thai Yoga & Cupping Therapy

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Mariah is dedicated to affecting positive change in each client — physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually — through bodywork that is intuitive, anatomically informed, energetic, and customized to best address any pattern of disharmony. She takes a proactive, holistic, and integrative approach to healthcare, individualizing bodywork treatments through energetic healing: Swedish, therapeutic, rehabilitative, trigger-point massage, craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, Thai yoga bodywork, ampuku, and traditional Chinese medicine modalities including auricular therapy and cupping.

Mariah developed her passion for the maintenance of the human form and spirit from a place of reverence and wonder. Growing up in the tiny Athabaskan village of Tanana, Alaska, she learned to harvest, subsist, and observe. She cultivated gratitude for every last pebble and snowflake and was humbled by the power of the river, the wind, the northern lights. Nature taught her the tao before she ever heard it described. She remains a lifelong student of nature, cycles, growth, and decay. A winding road has led her from her home on the Yukon river to graduate from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, to spend five years raising two beautiful daughters in Washington, D.C., to relocate to the Twin Cities, and to discover bodywork as her mode of serving and promoting health. She completed the East/West program at CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu school. Bringing a third daughter into the world in the summer 2015 has been her most recent joy.

Mariah offers clients the opportunity to stop and breathe, to reconnect with themselves, and to affirm that in order to live full, satisfying lives, their bodies need to be utilized, respected, cared for, and celebrated. She finds it rewarding to work with people of all sorts, particularly those most needing healing. It is her calling and a great honor to help people navigate the delicate space between their structural bodies and their ethereal well-being.

 

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Anna Harvey

Anna Harvey

Massage Therapist

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After experiencing the healing benefits of massage first-hand, Anna was inspired to become a massage practitioner, graduating from Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy, in Minneapolis, in 2000. She received training in Swedish, sports, trigger point, prenatal, energy anatomy healing, body mobilization technique, hakomi, and integrative therapies. She  also earned certification in neuromuscular therapy through the Upledger Institute. Through her experience, with many clients over the years, Anna has learned the importance of incorporating mindfulness and energy work into her sessions to facilitate healing with greater efficiency. She truly enjoys working with people and assisting them in achieving their wellness goals. Anna enjoys spending time with her family, doing anything outdoors, practicing yoga, reading, gardening, and dabbling in crafts when time allows.

 

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Dr. Amber Trice

Dr. Amber Trice, Chiropractor

Expert Holistic Chiropractic Care

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Dr. Amber Trice graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2007. Her approach to chiropractic care is very diverse and holistic, allowing for the best treatment and care for her patients. She practices under the motto that no two patients are the same, therefore, their treatments shouldn’t be either. She works with all patients and specializes in also treating babies, kids, families, and athletes.

Dr. Trice is a Minnesota native, currently living in Savage. She has three children and is very active when it comes to raising them, including volunteering at their school each week and accompanying them to their many various activities. When Dr. Trice is not with her kids or working with her patients, she enjoys running, yoga, Zumba, lifting weights, mud runs, rock climbing, hiking, and zip lining.

 

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Vicky Plante

Vicky Plante

Reiki Master

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With a deep passion and caring for others, Vicky’s reiki sessions are highly respectful of the individual and are offered in an environment that is relaxing, comfortable, and safe. The primary goal is always to work with your body to assist it in healing itself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

With an interest in holistic health and complementary therapies for more than 25 years, Vicky’s desire to do energy-healing work began in 2008 after receiving a Level 1 certification in Healing Touch. Level 1 and 2 certifications in Reiki were completed in 2010, followed by the Advanced Reiki Training Course and Reiki Master certification in 2015. Additional studies include graduate coursework at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis in 2010 - 2012 in the Human Development and Holistic Health master's degree program.

Vicky sees each client relationship as a partnership in which the client and practitioner work together to find what works best for, and serves, each individual.

 

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Julie Olson

Julie Olson

Massage Therapist, Ear Candling, Myofascial Release

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Julie believes that each person is a unique creation endowed with the innate ability to be physically, mentally, and spiritually whole. She has witnessed that massage therapy can enhance and support an individual’s health. Julie believes in a holistic approach to health and well-being. As a professional massage therapist since 2003, Julie has worked as an integrative healer in many settings. She has worked privately and also with chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists. She has extensive training and experience in many modalities including Swedish, sports, pregnancy, integrative deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and warm stone massage. She has additional training in aromatherapy. Julie received her education at Center Point School of Massage Therapy in Minneapolis and Body Therapy Associates in San Diego, California. She is currently a professional member in good standing with the American Massage Therapy Association.

 

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Asavari Manvikar

Asavari Manvikar

Yoga Teacher & Ayurvedic Doctor

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Asavari Manvikar is a classically-trained Ayurvedic doctor who has earned her bachelor's and master’s degrees in Kayachikitsa (Ayurveda Medicine) from a prestigious university in Pune, India. She was awarded a Gold Medal for her scholarly thesis work by The Institute of Indian Medicine.

She was born into in a family where yoga and vedic astrology have been practiced for many generations. Before coming to the United States she served in Pune, India as a faculty member at the BSDT’s Ayurveda College & Research Center. She conducted research projects on integrative approaches for treating diabetes, obesity, and cancer. She authored several papers and articles in health journals.

Asvari is one of the leading Ayurveda experts in the Twin Cities area. She is a passionate educator and has been organizing regular workshops on various topics of ayurveda and yoga to increase awareness regarding holistic approaches to health and wellness. She has been practicing yoga and ayurveda for more than fifteen years.

She has been teaching certificate courses on ayurveda at Normandale Community College. She developed and has been teaching a graduate-level course, Ayurveda Medicine, for more than five years at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. She is a faculty member at Ayuvidya, an Ayurveda college in California and she is a professional member of the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA). She also serves as the vice president for the Minnesota Ayurveda Association.

 

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Tracy Hovde

Tracy Hovde

Yoga Teacher & Teacher Training Faculty

Tracy has been exploring movement in its many forms since she began studying dance in her teens. Her passion for the art of movement guided her to a career as a dance and later as a choreographer. An injury spurred Tracy to seek a way to heal her body while also staying in shape. She stumbled onto yoga.

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Tracy found that yoga not only supported her physically, but it also changed the way she thinks, acts, feels, and interacts with the world. Now she practices for the clarity and peace that yoga engenders in her life, both on and off the mat. Tracy completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification through Devanadi Yoga so that she could share her passion and perspective with others. Tracy teaches workshops, classes, and teacher trainings, in a variety of yoga styles. As a former dancer, she holds a special place in her heart for flowing vinyasa styles. Each of her classes has a special theme - it may be a physical goal, a chakra, or something energetic. She creates an air of openness and fun in the studio and she hopes that you will come and explore your body, mind, and spirit on the mat with her.

Tracy is the creator of Little Lotus Kids Yoga Cards, Little Lotus Kids Yoga Teacher Training, and co-creator of Anagata Teen Yoga Teacher Training.  She is a member of Green Lotus' Yoga Teacher Training Faculty and leads the chakra training courses at Green Lotus.

 

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David Kaley

David Kaley

Massage Therapist, Lomi Lomi Practitioner & Reiki Master

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David is a massage therapist and a Reiki Master/teacher whose touch heals, inspires, and relaxes. David has been practicing and teaching Reiki for more than ten years. Reiki is used to aid the body’s natural ability to heal itself from headaches, colds exhaustion, sleeplessness, and any other forms of “dis-ease”. David completed his massage therapy training through The Healing Arts Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota. He is trained in Swedish, sports, and clinical massage and in acupressure. He also is experienced in area-specific methods and can conduct massage sessions tailored to aid the healing of specific areas of the body such as lower back pain, tension headaches, neck, and shoulder issues. David has completed training in Lomi Lomi, an ancient and ritualistic Hawaiian form of healing massage, integrating long sweeping strokes with rhythmic music that allows you to experience complete relaxation and healing.

 

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Patti Opsahl

Patti Opsahl

Yoga Instruction for Family, Kids, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga

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Patti’s introduction to yoga took place when her oldest sister showed her some basic poses around a fire in the middle of a campground. This lit a spark (no pun intended) within her. She tried a class and then another until she was in love with yoga. This new love grew into a desire to learn more and deepen her understanding of yoga. Patti completed her RYT 200 Teacher Training/Advanced Study program at Green Lotus in 2010 and also is trained in yin, restorative, and prenatal yoga. She manages the Lakeville Center and also serves as the administrative assistant for Green Lotus' school. Patti feels that yoga has given her a new outlook on life. She says, “Becoming part of the yoga community has influenced every part of my life. It has shown me how I can transform not only myself, but also the world around me.”

 

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Char Adelman

Char Adelmann

Yoga & Meditation Teacher

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For many years Char lived from the wise words of her Grandma Gee, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts." This became her mantra to survive our culture’s obsession with ‘looking good.' In the meantime, her lack of attention to her outward appearance facilitated her lack of attention to the health of her body. Char remembers, "As I lost touch with my body, I began to discover an inner knowing that something was missing."

In 2003 Char's journey took an exquisite turn as she found peace within her body on her yoga mat. After her first yoga class she knew that she would become a yoga teacher. Char said, "Through yoga I became conscious of my body as an intricate part of my soul's experience as a human being, and I am called to share this wonderful realization with the world."

Char graduated from Green Lotus' RYT 200-hour Teacher Training/Advanced Studies program in 2012. She has taken additional training at Green Lotus in hot fusion, yin, restorative, and adaptive yoga. She is trained with David Kaley in reiki and has attained the level or Reiki Master. She teaches hot fusion, yin, and meditation. Char also conducts ancestral divinations, having received her divination training from Teri Leigh Schmidt and Elder designation from Malidoma Patrice Some.

"My mission," Char says, "is to continue to learn, grow, and share to raise our collective consciousness. When we realize we are all equal, we will all rise. Love!"

 

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Maureen Farley

Maureen Farley

Yoga Teacher for Back and Neck Pain & Teacher Training Faculty

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Maureen began her yoga practice in 1992, studying one-on-one with a tantric yogi for four years and experiencing dramatic healing on all levels of her being. Some of her challenges that were transformed: scoliosis, pectus excavatum, and reduced lung capacity.

Several years of solo practice led her to embrace Purna yoga with yoga teacher and physical therapist Rachel Krentzman, author of Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher's Guide to Spinal Health through Yoga Therapy. With Rachel's guidance, Maureen used yoga to recover from debilitating back and neck challenges that surfaced in her 30s.

She completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts, led by Bhava Ram author of Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life, and Laura Plumb. Deep Yoga's teaching is informed by ayurveda, mantra, and the spiritual aspects and deep philosophical roots of yoga.

Maureen attended graduate school for Chinese medicine and has studied Tibetan medicine, ayurveda, western herbalism, Native American herbalism, and nutrition. For a number of years she also studied with a heyoka medicine man, she has many years of experience practicing reiki and sat nam rasayan energy healing, and has had guidance from many wise teachers along her path.

In addition to her E-RYT 200-hour certification with Yoga Alliance, Maureen is certified to teach Yoga for CancerCare. She also developed and teaches Green Lotus' Yin Yoga Teacher Training programs. 

Maureen teaches several weekly yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings and sees clients for private yoga instruction, specializing in those who have structural issues with back or neck pain.

 

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Heidi Kimmer

Heidi Kimmer

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Heidi is licensed and registered by the Minnesota State Medical Board and certified by NCCAOM. She completed her master’s degree in acupuncture at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Heidi completed advanced studies in acupuncture at the highly regarded Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the oldest universities in China. She spent her internship treating patients with a wide range of health challenges at The Courage Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, The Salvation Army, and The Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic.

Heidi uses acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat many condition with a speciality in treating female concerns and fertility issues. She also sees many patients for depression and anxiety, digestive issues, and musculoskeletal pain. Heidi has experience working with some complex challenges like stroke patient rehabilitation and post-operative pain management. As a former migraine sufferer Heidi knows firsthand the benefits of using acupuncture to treat headaches. She has a strong interest in treating chronic headaches and migraines and has had great success helping patients live headache-free. Whether your health concerns are straightforward or complex, Heidi will help you find more health and balance naturally with acupuncture and TCM.

 

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Renay Ingledew

Renay Ingledew

Reiki & Healing Touch

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Renay Ingledew is a healer with the special gifts of intuition and compassion. She joined Green Lotus at its inception in December 2007 and offers healing touch and reiki energy healing sessions. Renay received her Certificate as a Healing Practitioner in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program at the St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin, and also completed the Certificate for Aromatherapy and Certificate for Reflexology there. She currently is studying meditation with a teacher of Thai techniques. Renay continues to work on her own well-being to most effectively help her clients on their healing journeys. She is compassionate and sensitive to the stresses of daily living and is passionate about her work in guiding and assisting others towards wellness and wholeness through these healing techniques.

 

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Amy Vasterling

Amy Vasterling

Intuitive Pathfinder

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Amy has an intuitive for many years and started reading for others in 2007. She is a self-taught intuitive who believes each of us has this ability. Amy defines an intuitive pathfinding role as one who shares information in a motivational way helping you through this information to build half of a bridge. Then she shares tools you can use to fully bridge the expanse of the situation.  By nature Amy is a teacher and counselor which is a perfect match to intuitive reading.

Her two favorite things are a bustling city and the quiet woods. Growing up in Minneapolis made room for both of these desires. As well as being a reader she is an artist with a B.A. degree in Fine Art from Hamline University. She has trained to Level 3 Spring Forest Qigong.

When not doing intuitive readings or making art, Amy can be found cross-country skiing, biking, knitting, reading books, or playing with her kids, husband, and cats.

Intuitive Reading Services Pricing

Private Reading, 30 minutes, $65
Private Reading, 60 minutes, $120

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Marci Kranz

Marci Kranz

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Marci is a licensed acupuncturist nationally certified through NCCAOM. She obtained her master's degree in acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. She has been involved in the healing arts and sciences for more than 30 years. Her healing philosophy has evolved through intensive study, practice, and exposure to diverse cultures and travel. Marci’s dynamic educational background includes a master's degree in dance/movement therapy as well as graduation from Clown College. The healing power of humor is integrated into her holistic approach to balancing body, mind, and spirit. In addition to acupuncture, her practice includes Tui Na, Cupping, Moxabustion, Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture, and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. 

 

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