Your Time is Now
We are here to help you bring balance in your life! Daily challenges can bring about stress, leaving us feeling drained and exhausted. This blocks energies that enable us to live in true happiness and health. The absence of these energies lead to disease, serious illnesses, and feelings like we lack purpose. We care about you and your individual needs. Start taking control of your life now. Come visit Lotus Yoga and Wellness Spa for rejuvenation.
There is no time like the present.
Maylo Anderson, 500 E – RYT, Yoga Director
Maylo is certified E-RYT 200 and recently completed her E-RYT-500. Her commitment to her students and contagious gratitude for the tradition and practice of Yoga, as well as her sense of humor and compassionate nature, has resulted in a fiercely loyal following.
As an impassioned Yoga teacher, Maylo brings a powerful testimony of grace and encouragement to her students and class offerings. Inspired and motivated by a colorful history that includes 20 years on television, and a personal journey thru years of abuse, depression, divorce, and cancer. Book Maylo for a Private Session
Jodi Novicoff, 200 E – RYT, Yoga Director
Jodi practices yoga as a way to balance mind, body & spirit. After receiving a degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University Jodi developed an innovative core-centric training program for elite athletes. Jodi is a Gold Certified ACE personal trainer and completed her E - 200 RYT from Emily Darling and Christy Burnette. The journey of certification has deepened her practice bringing the ability to enhance, share and nurture her passion. A priority of Jodi’s is her focus on biomechanics and injury prevention as it weaves through the creative space of her classes. Book Jodi for a Private Session
Kendria Elliott, 200 RYT
Sue Park, 500 E – RYT
Sue Park has been in the fitness world all her life and teaching as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 25 years. After many years of dabbling in running, cycling, swimming, kickboxing, aerobics,…and feeling the wear & tear, she realized how important it was to have herself in balance; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Martial arts and the practice of yoga introduced her to the subtle energies that she was not aware of before. She has been teaching and practicing yoga since 1999 in the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. She also does Thai Yoga 2-Hour Private Sessions. Book Sue for a Private Session
Keri Stone – 200 RYT, Reiki Level II
“CHANGE IS SCARY….REGRET IS SCARIER”. At over 265 pounds, Keri Stone stood in her sick, tired and heavy body and let this statement sink in. She made the decision to begin, one step, one day, one small choice at a time. Along with dietary changes and regular exercise, yoga became a central theme in her transformational journey. “It gave me a new appreciation for the mind, body and breath connection”. Keri was becoming….herself.
With a 130 pound weight loss, countless 5K’s, 10 K’s, half marathons and obstacle courses to her credit, Keri’s heart turned to yoga teacher training. She graduated from The Dharma House School of yoga as a certified 200 RYT in 2016 and continued to expand her studies in the field of Reiki. Her personal journey, passion for energy work and deep empathy for her students and clients bring an added dimension to her classes and Keri’s students leave her classes feeling nurtured, restored and inspired.
Mendi Eskew, 200 RYT
Mendi discovered yoga in 2001 and immediately fell in love. The feelings and benefits she discovered through her yoga practice created a passion that grew and soon became a way of life. Feeling grateful for what she found on her own journey, she took the path further and decided to become a yoga teacher. After completing her Yoga Alliance Certified 200RYT, she’s following her passion in sharing her practice with others! As an active runner and fitness enthusiast, Mendi has also found a love of yoga for athletes. Her classes are filled with fun and playful style.
David Lloyd, 200 RYT, Reiki Level II
David's journey to health and fitness started after college when he studied Mixed Martial Arts. In 2007 he was introduced to Yoga. He noticed similar stances between Yoga and Martial Arts. A few years ago he experienced a neck problem after sleeping on a small pillow during a vacation. The repercussions lasted for several years. After a long ordeal with neck, shoulder and back issues, he found Yoga erased all of the aches and pains. This led him to pursue a certification in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Deep Stretch, and Restorative Yoga. Book David for a Private Session
Ali Jacobson, 200 RYT
Ali has worked in the fitness field for over twenty years. She has been an ACE certified personal trainer since 1998. She is currently teaching Yoga(200 RYT), Mat Pilates (PBPIA), Bodyflow (LesMills International) Bodypump (LesMills International) Kinesis (Technogym) and Spinning ( MDA). Ali is also working towards her 500HR RYT. Her passions include her family and learning about the endless art of yoga. Book Ali for a Private Session
Sedona Alvarez, 200 RYT
Sedona's main focus as a teacher is not to instruct, but to guide. She’ll teach you to reach deep within yourself, pull something out and work with it on the mat. You will learn to heal and grow by allowing yourself to lighten up in all areas of life. She is a firm believer in serious fun. Through creative explorations that celebrate individuality, you will learn to harness your true potential and become your own teacher through life. Come as you are, learn, laugh, explore and evolve.
Lisa Uhl, 200 RYT
Lisa began her practice of yoga over a decade ago and became an instant favorite when she started teaching in the Kansas City area. Lisa is certified through the worldwide Bikram Yoga College of India, has completed an Ashtanga teacher training program with David Swenson, attended a workshop with internationally known yogi Pattabhi Jois, and has completed a teacher’s Training with Max Strom in 2005.
In 2012 she completed her 200 RYT with Gina Caputo in Prana Flow yoga.
Natasha Coleman, Nia - Yoga Dance Instructor
Natasha’s life journey has always been one of self-discovery. Her search has always craved happiness, health, and healing for her body, mind and spirit. She found it in the dance arts, healing arts, and martial arts. The first time Natasha took a Nia class, she was hooked! Nia brought together all three of the arts into one holistic fitness program. Her desire is to help others find the pleasure of health and healing, physically and emotionally, through moving their bodies. Natasha will complete her 200-hour RYT program in December 2017.
Chiropractor & Acupuncture
Dr. Svetlana Mena, D.C.
Dr. Svetlana Mena is a chiropractor and acupuncturist serving Leawood, Overland Park and the surrounding area. Our chiropractor and the rest of the welcoming team at Balanced Body Chiropractic are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you looking to improve your overall health, our chiropractor can help you attain your everyday wellness goals! Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our Leawood chiropractor and our chiropractic care plans.
Kristen Daschke, LMT
Kristen Daschke has been seeking and implementing alternative health care Since 2009. Essential oils are her expertise, and she believes that by combining essential oils with massage therapy, the client will experience deeper healing and a stronger, balanced body. Kristen attended WellSpring School of Allied Health in Kansas City, Missouri, MBLEx certified, and a licensed massage therapist since 2010. Kristen is an independent wellness consultant and team builder for Young Living Essential Oils since May 2012. She achieved Young Living’s Silver in 6 challenge. In addition to therapeutic massage, Kristen offers the Raindrop Technique.
Victoria Chenault, LMT
Victoria uses a combination of energy work along with multiple massage techniques such as: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, and Lymphatic Drainage. She was recently certified in Fire Cupping and Lomi Lomi Massage. She knows how to identify issues in your tissues and helps bring your body back to feeling relaxed. She has spent 20 years working in the industrial field with a background in motorcycles and cars, she knows the extent of the effects these activities have on the body. She has been behind a desk for 4 years now working in an office and she understands how the stress of a desk job can stagnate the body and mind. She has a Black Belt in Martial Arts and has had multiple injuries throughout her life including rotator surgery, broken bones, torn ligaments, strain and sprains. At one time, she suffered from migraines until she visited a chiropractor who showed her most headaches result in the neck and she learned ways to relieve her headaches beyond medical attention. Listening to her clients and what their body tells her is contributing to the reasons her/she is sore and has tight muscles is one of Vicki's qualities. She enjoys the satisfaction of working with people to help them help themselves.
Laura Monteiro, LMT
Laura is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of the massage therapy program at Wellspring School of Allied Health. Her certifications include Fire Cupping, Level One Chinese Medical Massage and Dancing for Birth instruction. She also has an extensive background in dance education from Kansas State University and has attended many workshops and classes on hypnosis, birth education, kinesiology, and spirituality.
Archangel Life Coach
Tawnya works with Archangels and your spirit guides, to help you on your path. She serves as a messenger for your journey toward your true desires, assisting in the guidance of your soul’s deeper cravings in the pursuit of a happier, more fulfilling life.
The Energy Work she does with Metatron’s Cube; It helps to love and clear old wounds that have been buried deep inside. Those old wounds will be activated and filled with heavenly light, washing away any old feelings or resentment of people or things. You will be on higher vibration!