About Lotus

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.

The Staff

Hailey Toy

Physical Trainer


Hailey began her love for movement early as a student in a pre-professional ballet training program. Upon graduating, Hailey went to school to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in dance and an emphasis on physical therapy. For the last ten years she has continued teaching dance and working as a physical trainer. Hailey’s philosophy is deeply rooted in the education she gained through both dance her and her degree at Ball State — the body functions best when it is both balanced and aligned. Her physical training sessions will focus on improving alignment, coordination, and balance through developing a deeper mind-body connection and improving flexibility and strength. Hailey highly enjoys working with people one-on-one to develop a better quality of living.

Steve Gregory

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.

Josh Medlin

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.

Dawn Curtis

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.

Alexander “Alec” Brenneman, DACM

Licensed Acupuncturist


Alec has over 4,000 hours of training, which earned him a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. During his schooling, he completed internships specializing in treating women’s health, emotional disorders, diabetes, GI issues, dermatology, and pain through various traditional Chinese medical modalities, including acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha. Alec also completed CEU’s in cosmetic acupuncture, advanced integrative diagnostics, health care systems, and evidence-informed practice.

Tammy Holstein

Yoga Instructor


Tammy began her yoga journey in 2006 when she wandered into her first yoga class taught by Amy Thomas. Tammy didn’t know the benefits of yoga or that her life was about to change forever,  she just knew that after each class she couldn’t wait to go again. Years later she completed her 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training under her teacher, Amy Thomas.
Tammy attended yoga teacher training to deepen her own practice and never had the intention of teaching. But then, Yin Yoga came into her life. Tammy experienced the benefits from her own personal practice and became passionate about sharing Yin with others. Tammy discovered that when you find something that works, and makes you happier and connects you to something greater than yourself, you have to share it!
Tammy feels that yoga is accessible to all and that every person can benefit from the sacred practice. Yoga is a journey of self-exploration and plays a role in the manifestation of each person’s potential. The journey of yoga is a lifelong learning process and Tammy continues to expand her knowledge of yoga and it’s teachings and share her experiences and “Yoga Love” with others. Tammy feels that we can make the world a better place by sharing our own light with others and they, in turn,  share their light and like a ripple effect, love, compassion, kindness, gratitude and peace spreads to all.
“We are just walking each other home.”
Ram Dass.
Tammy received her 200 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification under the lovely, Amy Thomas, in February 2013 at Flourish, in Fishers, Indiana.
Tammy trained under Biff Mithoefer at the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia and received her 50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Certification in October 2014.
Tammy received her 300 hour Yin Taoist Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in December of 2018 under Matt Eshleman and Erin Winters. Matt and Erin trained with Yin Warriors, Paul and Suze Grilley, developers of the anatomically based yin yoga teacher training program.
Tammy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and her career as a surgical nurse enhances her understanding of anatomy and the health and well-being of the human body.

Anna Priebe

Yoga Instructor


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 Carrier-Ladd

Yoga Instructor


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

Yoga Instructor


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.

Eric Kelly

Yoga Instructor


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 Hoover

Yoga Instructor


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 Crawford

Yoga Instructor


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.

River Lin

Yoga Instructor


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.