Shelly Grant, MSW, LICSW practices Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Counseling at Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center of Eden Prairie. Shelly believes that the relationship between therapist and client is key, and she considers it a privilege to work with her clients and earn their trust. A life fully lived includes both pleasant and unpleasant emotions and experiences, many beyond our control or sphere of influence, and how we navigate - even allow, welcome, and embrace those emotions and experiences - is life-defining. Shelly focuses on her client's strengths and on helping them to identify their goals and values and, ultimately, how to build their unique life, a life that is truly and wholly worth living.Read More
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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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!”Read More
Yoga Teacher & Ayurvedic Doctor
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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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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Matt Schoenecker is a licensed acupuncturist practicing at Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center of Eden Prairie. With special training in China, Matt has a wide range of clinical interests and experiences, including male and female fertility, men’s health, women’s health, diabetes, thyroid disorders, MS, chronic & acute musculoskeletal pain, digestive issues, mental and emotional issues, insomnia and sleep disorders, respiratory disorders, and many more. He is experienced in many different modalities, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina (Chinese massage), and cupping.Read More
Paulo graduated from the massage-therapy program at Lake Superior College in Duluth where he integrated his love and understanding of yoga and meditation into each massage to offer very individualized and therapeutic sessions. One of his greatest understandings of life is this: "Not one shoe size fits all.” He does his very best to honor that understanding on his massage table. Paulo has collected stories of helping his clients through physical aches and pains that have been acquired from either accident, stress, inefficient body postures, and other challenges. Paulo calls on his evolving intuition to serve his clients and is grateful for every opportunity to also assist with their emotional/spiritual evolution. Paulo provides therapeutic massage inspired by Swedish techniques with great ability to apply as much pressure as needed. His intention is to continue to build a body of healing stories.
Paulo is also a yoga teacher. He was first was inspired to get onto his mat by one of his most-admired and adored human beings, his baby sister, who seemed to instinctively know yoga poses. Paulo found challenge and connection in linking breath with movement during his first practice and knew yoga would forever be a significant part of his life. He then moved to Maui for a time where he had some memorable practices in solitude with the Pacific Ocean as his witness. Soon after returning home to Minnesota, Paulo completed his RYT 200 training with CorePower in 2013. (One of his teachers, Lisa Bloom, happened to remind Paulo of his baby sister; Joel Klauser was the other.) Since then, Paulo has enjoyed guiding uplifting classes for teens and adults. Paulo continues to broaden his knowledge and is currently working towards becoming a certified Ayurveda Practitioner at the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda.
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Dominique Ylvisaker is a massage therapist at Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center of Eden Prairie. She is also a yoga teacher. She believes that yoga can be for everybody and honors and welcomes each unique practice in all her classes. There is no perfect posture or ever a wrong way to breathe, she says.Read More