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"Step into your light and shine!" ~Elise Cantrell

Professional Yoga Instruction

Mission Statement

To Inspire, Encourage, Enliven and Enlighten!

Welcome to the website of Shining Lotus Yoga Wellness and Elise Cantrell, a professional yoga instructor, author and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor and holistic healer. We teach traditional Indian yoga.

Benefits of Regular Yoga Practice

  • Increased strength, balance and flexibility
  • Improved joint health
  • Elevated energy and mood
  • Decreased risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes
  • Weight-loss
  • Better sleep
  • Improved focus, concentration and mental clarity
  • Promotes overall sense of well-being

Ayurveda, a 5000 year old eastern science of wholistic health and healing is designed to restore the body and mind to its natural state of health and balance. It successful in healing difficult to treat conditions such as migraines, arthritis, diabetes, IBS, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, high blood pressure, cholesterol, insomnia. It incorporates, lifestyle changes, herbs, diet, yoga postures, breath work, aromotherapy, medittion, gem therapy, color therapy, self-massage, pressure points, and other natural meathods of health and healing.

Regular yoga practice has been linked to 77 health benefits. I invite you to contact me today and experience for yourself the benefits of yoga with a professionally certified yoga instructor.

In health,

Elise Cantrell, RYT 500, MAT, Ayurveda Consultant

A Kripalu Yoga Class Includes:

· Coming into the present moment by centering the body, mind and breath

· Warm ups (pratapana) - conditioning exercises that synchronize breath with movement, as means of inducing concentration and preparing the body for more in depth asana

· Creative asana sequences that are precisely designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body including: standing and balancing, forward and back bending, spinal twists, lateral bends and inversions

· Classes often include time for unguided exploration and expression or meditation-in-motion

· Classes close with integration through relaxation and meditation

· Classes range from gentle to vigorous

The purpose of a Kripalu yoga class is to produce these results:

· Restore the body to its natural state of alignment and balance by increasing body awareness

· Promote deep concentrated awareness

· Awaken the prana (lifeforce) in the body

· Experience meditation-in-motion

Kripalu's roots in classical yoga practice:

The three stages and the practices of asana, pranayama and meditation are integrated throughout every Kripalu class.

The Kripalu approach to alignment combines the science of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology with yoga's energetic system of prana to empower the individual to make body-intelligent choices from within. Kripalu practices are led as a creative inquiry with an emphasis upon personal experience being the authentic teacher.

The Owner: Elise Cantrell

Inclement Weather Policy: If area schools are closed, Shining Lotus will be closed.

Map & Directions

Need a map and/or directions to our studio? Check out our interactive map to ensure you arrive safe and on time for your upcoming appointment.

*Classes offered on our schedule!

(See Winter/spring Schedule web-page)

  • Gentle Yoga
  • Moderate Kripalu Yoga
  • Moderate Universal Flow Yoga
  • 40 Days to Enlightened Eating
  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Aromatherapy
  • Restorative yoga
  • Access consciousness BARS

*We offer Reiki healing sessions, Angel Card Reading, Access Consciousness BARS sessions, Animal Communication, Aromatouch and Ayurvedic Health Consultations and Private Yoga Instruction by appointment, on site, $75/hr; $40/1/2 hr

Shining Lotus Yoga and Wellness is an independant DoTERRA wellness distributer.