At Lotus Wellness Center we are committed to providing only well-trained professionals in their fields that utilize various time-tested complimentary therapies. Lotus offers: Several Massage Therapy modalities, Structural Integration Bodywork, Acupuncture, Yoga, and the latest holistic technologies together to assist traditional medicine in promoting healing and self reliance.
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.
Anna began her yoga studies in the 1980s while working in Germany as a professional ballet dancer. Since coming to the States, Anna has continued her exploration of yoga and, more recently, yoga therapy. She completed her yoga teacher training with IYTA in Australia and is registered with Yoga Teachers’ Alliance (RYT) in the United States. She is certified with Maria Mendola’s Functional Yoga Therapy and is completing her Yoga Therapy Practitioner certification at the Kripalu School of Yoga Therapy. Anna enjoys teaching yoga classes that focus on alignment, breath, and self-inquiry. However, her real love are small-class and individual sessions designed as healing practices that use various forms of yoga to activate a person’s inner intelligence and focus mind, body, and spirit.
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.
River Lin, a Muncie native, returned to Muncie after two and a half years in the United Arab Emirates where she obtained her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Pranic Healing (energy work) and Arhatic Yogi (meditation) certification.
Passionate about, and committed to, the empowering and liberating effects of yoga, meditation, and breath work, River aims to inspire others to discover their own alignment – physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Professionally, River is an English teacher, teaching English language to students from other linguistic backgrounds; personally, she is the mother of two grown children – one in New York City and one in Houston, and her hound dog in Muncie, and she considers herself friend and sister to all; creatively, she is a writer and “project junkie” with several projects in the works, and at the heart of it all, she is a yogi, taking her yoga practice off the mat and into all aspects of daily living.