Elizabeth Cabalka

Elizabeth Cabalka

Yoga Teacher & Annandale Licensee

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In May 2017, Elizabeth opened the doors to her Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center in Annandale, Minnesota. An exurban community of the Twin Cities and a popular vacation destination, Annandale sits amid beautiful lakes and rolling prairies of verdant farmland. Its population swells (like the waves of the lakes) to more than 20,000 spring through late fall.

Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center - Annandale delivers a wide range of integrative healing techniques to its community, including reiki and other energy work; therapeutic massage and Thai yoga massage; infrared sauna; life counseling; workshops about wellness, and classes in yoga and meditation.

Elizabeth's decision to become a Green Lotus licensee follows a vibrant career in high tech. Her lifelong interest in integrative healing and yoga led her to complete Green Lotus's certified 200-hour teacher training in 2015, after teaching for eight years. She also is a noted lecturer, workshop leader, and author of two non-fiction books dealing with self-discovery: her 2003 memoir Wednesdays at the Fluff 'n' Fold and 2016's Yoga Expression Spirit in which she chronicles the three pillars of her life. In 2004, Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network hired Elizabeth to author a collection of interviews with family members and friends of prostate cancer patients. The Circles of Love Collection still is available from the organization.

Elizabeth lives in Annandale with her husband. An avid bicyclist, she often can be found pedaling throughout the Annandale area and around the country.

Annandale brings the number of Green Lotus facilities in Minnesota to four: two which are corporately owned (one each in Mendota Heights and Lakeville) and two licensees (Eden Prairie and Annandale).

 

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Robin Davidson

Robin Davidson

Yoga Teacher & Thai Yoga Massage Therapist

Robin took her first yoga class in 2003 at the Twin Cities’ first hot yoga studio. The hot style is still a personal favorite and how she began her teaching career in 2006. She holds certifications in Hatha yoga, Silver Sneakers™, mat Pilates, and Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner, nicknamed “lazy man’s yoga”. She is a member of Yoga Alliance.


In alignment with Green Lotus’ mission, Robin integrates these disciplines to create safe, fun, and challenging classes. “Yoga meets us right where we are,” Robin says. “I want to make yoga accessible for every body – as we age and change, we individually can adjust our yoga practice. I help people craft the tools to create a practice that can serve them for their entire lifetime.”

Kelly Simonette

Kelly Simonette

Massage Therapist & Lomi Lomi Practitioner

Kelly is a massage therapist specializing in Lomi Lomi Nui also called Hawaiian Temple bodywork. She was taught by a student of Abraham Kawai’i for over two years to become proficient at this ancient healing modality. This restorative massage incorporates the Hawaiian concept of aloha and promotes personal harmony. Lomi Lomi is best known for long, flowing, dance-like strokes. The physical benefits of this massage are relaxing muscles, promoting circulation, and releasing blocked energy. Kelly also provides deep tissue and Swedish massage. 

Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and pets, traveling, and learning about health and healing.

Falina Stammer

Falina Stammer

Massage Therapist

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Falina possesses a fine balance of skill and intuition in her work, listening closely to her clients and to their bodies. She received her training from Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork studying deep tissue, sports, relaxation and pre/post-natal massage, as well as connective tissue, pressure points, and trigger points bodywork. She has been a massage therapist since 2003, a vocation she loves, working with chiropractors, acupuncturists and herbalists.

With many tools in her tool kit, she is able to give the body what it needs. "I love when I am able find the issue in the muscles and work with it to melt, moving the client to feelings of peace and balance." Falina began practicing yoga in 2003 and often recommends yoga to her clients seeing the amazing benefits of mixing massage and yoga.

Her keen awareness of what pain can do to a person comes from a deep well of personal experience. The loss of her mother when she was young left her as a caregiver for her father and, as a result, she had to grow up fast. These experiences and her understanding of pain ignited a passion to help relieve pain in others, turning her life experiences into something positive and helpful to others.

Falina loves to hike, garden, bike, make pottery and art, watch movies, backpack on the Superior Hiking trail and in Montana, camp and travel.