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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


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 Kripalu Yoga

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

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

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.

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.

Some Classes Offered

*See full class schedule for more exciting possibilities!

Kripalu Yoga

40 Days to Enlightened Eating



Yoga Nidra




Restorative yoga

Yin Yoga

Access Consciousness BARS

...and much more!

*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.