Lotus Wellness Center offers a blend of supportive natural therapies which have withstood the test of time. Our trained professionals utilize Massage Therapy and Structural Integration Bodywork, Acupuncture, and Yoga together to assist traditional medicine in promoting healing and self reliance.
The art of hands-on healing science therapies is ancient. From the “laying on of hands” in Biblical times to more systemic techniques through the ages, bodywork has been utilized by cultures around the globe for thousands of years. Therapists today have professional training which includes anatomy, kinesiology, and pathology along with various application techniques. Lotus Wellness Center Therapists are all trained in their specific area of expertise.
Every body is unique and all of our bodies are different each day. Therefore, every session may differ depending on the state of the body at the time of your session. The goal is to assist your unique body as it heals and to enable it to do so in a holistic way. We know that the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. When applied by trained professionals, massage therapy is an accepted modality in many physical rehabilitation programs. Massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions and is the subject of recent research.
CMT Structural Integration Therapist
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Steve graduated in 1994 from the Suncoast School of Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL. He has been practicing Massage Therapy over 22 years and works with individuals and athletes of all ages. His bodywork practice is primarily directed toward relieving soft tissue pain. His vision of enabling people to enhance their body, mind and spirit through a variety of bodywork modalities- in a central location- has resulted in the creation of Lotus Wellness Center.
Cert. Practitioner of Asian Bodywork, Shiatsu, CMT Massage Therapist
Josh Medlin practices shiatsu (Certified Practitioner of Asian Bodywork Therapy) and massage (state Certified Massage Therapist). He also teaches tai chi and qi gong. He studied bodywork and Chinese medicine at Zen Shiatsu Chicago in Evanston, IL and herbal medicine at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA. Josh also attended Earlham College in Richmond, IN. He co-founded and lives in a service-based intentional community in Anderson called Burdock House.
CMT Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist
Dawn is a Certified Massage Therapist, and graduate of the Chicago School of Massage in 1990, she also received training in Neuromuscular Therapy.
Dawn has experience working in various service settings including Hospice caretaker, and she is skilled at additional Massage techniques, including Orthobionomy, Myofacial Release, and Aromatherapy Massage. Dawn also trained for one year with a Shamonic practicioner as well as a Cherokee Medicine Woman.
Dawn has a warm, welcoming personality, and we are happy to offer our clients these uniquely beneficial services.
Alec began his journey to become an acupuncturist in 2014 when he moved to San Diego from Indiana to pursue a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. In April of 2018, he completed that part of his journey and moved back to Indiana to begin practicing. During his schooling, he completed internships focusing on treating pain, diabetes, GI issues, emotional disorders, women’s health, and dermatology through various traditional Chinese medical modalities, including acupuncture, herbs, cupping, and gua sha. He is currently taking courses to finish a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family; although my seven children have started flying away, this makes the time we spend together even more special. I am entering into the honored realm of grand parenthood soon and could not be more excited. I grew up in the Colorado mountains riding horses, and I have been involved in the health industry for almost 20 years as a certified personal trainer, a certified kickboxing instructor, horse trainer, and certified yoga instructor. I am married to an amazingly talented artist – look him up – Bill Inman. Walking, yoga, singing/acting, and being involved with church activities are some of my favorite things.
Tammy feels passionate that every person can benefit from the sacred practice of Yoga and is thrilled to serve others by teaching. Yoga benefits the mind, body, and spirit and Tammy’s goal is that her students take what they learn in class and expand it into their lives off the mat. Tammy received her Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour certification early 2013 from Flourish Yoga, Fishers, IN. She has studied with Biff Mithoefer and received a 50 hour certificate in Yin Yoga. Tammy is currently enrolled in a RYT 500 hour Yin and Taoist Yoga Teacher Training with Matt Eshelman, Cincinnati. Matt studied with Paul Grilley, Canada.
As an Australian growing up in Sydney in the 1970s, Anna was exposed to the first flush of Indian yogis and philosophers, such as Jiddu Krishnamurti and B.K.S. Iyengar, who inspired many young people in the West at the time. However, real awareness of the benefits of yoga practice developed while she was working in Germany as a professional ballet dancer. The physical and mental stress that dancers experience was gradually brought into perspective as she delved into the practice of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation.
Since coming to the States, Anna has continued her love affair with yoga, and she recently completed her 350 hour International Yoga Teacher Association Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training. This diploma is recognized by both the IYTA in Australia and the Registered Yoga Teachers’ Alliance (RYT) in the United States. Anna is excited to have found a home at Lotus Yoga and looks forward to helping her students work toward the goal set for her by her own teachers: to live the best lives we can live on this Earth.
Elka’s love for yoga began 14 years ago, while she was studying theatre and film in college. Her yoga practice has carried her through a short bartending career, graduate school and 2 years serving as the minister of a Unitarian Universalist congregation. It has been with her through 7 long distance moves to many new cities – eventually bringing her here to Muncie in 2013. During her pregnancy with her second child she found Lotus Yoga Studio when they began offering Prenatal Yoga. Maintaining her practice during pregnancy helped to carry her through the aches and pains and the mood swings associated with carrying a child. It also strengthened her connection to her intuition in such a way that clearly made her labor and birth a more grounded and smooth experience than her first. She is passionate about a woman’s ability to grow and give birth to new life and excited to help women prepare for what can be such an empowering and affirming experience. She believes strongly in the power of creating a strong bond between caregivers and their babies. She also works at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie as the Coordinator of Youth Programs. She shares her home with her husband, Seth, their two babies, Mira and Theo, and their dogs, River and Bosco.
Debbie Mix has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years. She is particularly drawn to the vinyasa style of yoga for its combination of physical and mental benefits.
A long-time university professor, Eric came to Yoga at age 65 and five years later completed his teacher training in the Ashaya Yoga method through Source Yoga in Fishers. He has had classes and workshops with three dozen different teachers and has spent significant time in four studios, including Lotus. He has now retired from Ball State and devotes his time to teaching Yoga and some continued professional writing and consulting. He notes that he was never an athlete and is not particularly flexible, so he brings to the mat great empathy for those who face physical challenges and limitations. During a class, he spends more time out in the studio than on his own mat. He explains the mechanics of poses as well as the purposes and the benefits.
Rachael is a Muncie Original who loves coffee, nature, yoga and houseplants. She received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Lotus in the summer of 2017, and has been teaching here ever since! When Rachael isn’t drinking coffee, doing yoga or watering her plants, she may be providing Birth Doula services to the East Central Indiana Area.
Libby began practicing yoga in Muncie, IN, with Shari Flanders in 2009. While on sabbatical from her position at the Ball State University School of Music, in 2015, she spent a month taking classes at the Iyengar Institute in London. There, she became passionate about Iyengar’s emphasis on safety and proper alignment. In 2017, after going through a very stressful period in her life, she knew it was time to go deeper in her practice and later that year she received her 200- hour certification through Lotus and City Yoga under the instruction of Marsha Pappas. Libby looks forward to sharing the mind/body connection of yoga with all of her students.
Cory served in the Army from 2004 to 2008. He started practicing yoga after the military to help reduce lower back pain and to calm the body and mind. His yoga practice gradually developed through local yin, restorative, slow, and power flow classes. He received 200 level yoga teacher training under Marsha Pappas.