Dedicated to helping people relax, relieve pain, and reduce stress.

Salina Hallenbeck (Lina to some) is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (#6438) and Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT 500, E-RYT200), who has been living and working in Denver, NC and the Lake Norman area for 13 years. At a young age, Salina realized the importance of understanding how our bodies function and how that knowledge can assist people who are in pain. She uses her training in Swedish, Neuromuscular, Thai massage, yoga and other modalities to create the best individualized plan for each client. Salina is dedicated to helping her community relax, relieve pain, reduce stress and learn more about themselves and their bodies in the process. It all begins with one simple action – one we often take for granted…Just Breathe!
She currently resides in Kannapolis, NC with Brad, her son Reese, and their dog Riley. In addition to owning the studio in Denver, Salina works with local schools and businesses, and offers in-home massage to clients in Kannapolis, Concord, Huntersville, and surrounding areas.

Sandy Tadlock, RYT-200
My yoga journey began several years ago while taking yoga classes at the gym as a way to stretch my aching “runner’s body”. Yoga was there, but only as a compliment to my rigorous training. In 2013, after being diagnosed with late stage Gynecologic Cancer, I underwent a grueling treatment that included pelvic radiation and chemotherapy. The treatment weakened my pelvic bones and my running had to stop. I once again turned to yoga for exercise, but this time something happened. I felt a shift in my body, but more importantly in my heart. My time on the mat became a place of release, of prayer, and of deep internal healing. My yoga practice had a profound effect on my view of life, and for finding gratitude in life’s everyday gifts. I felt that this shift was a deep emotional and intuitive calling to help others find their own peace- their own true power to know what it means to feel fully integrated in mind, body, breath, and heart. I had to teach this magic to others. My 200hr teacher training took place in Charlotte with Bella Vita Yoga. I hope that my classes inspire you to seek a deeper connection to yourself as we move, breathe, and empower each other!

Karen Koutsky, Tai Chi
After spending my career in the daily grind of television news, it was time for a change. Time for a less stressful, balanced life here in Denver. That led to the study of Qigong, (chee-gong) which translates to “energy practice” and is known as the ancient Chinese wellness and healing system. Tai Chi is a form of Qigong and incorporates the slow, fluid movements into the practice.
I am a student of Dr. Roger Jahnke and am certified by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in Level One and the Tai Chi Easy form. I’m also a practitioner of Levels 1 and 2 of Spring Forest Qigong. I’ve been a Level 2 Reiki practitioner since 1996 and have trained in other forms of the healing arts.

Leslie VandenHerik, RYT-200
Leslie spends her days working in the Natural Resource Conservation field, but has recently added yoga teacher to her repertoire. Leslie took private yoga classes for about a year and after a lengthy hiatus returned to practicing yoga a few years ago, upon recovering from a flare up of a chronic illness. After building a consistent practice and completing an Aerial yoga teacher training, Leslie decided she was ready to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training. Leslie is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 and is excited to begin her journey as a yoga teacher. Due to her having scoliosis and joint hypermobility, Leslie has a strong focus on proper alignment and use of props and modifications to make yoga appropriate and accessible for her students (and herself).

Lisa Pemberton RYT-500
After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease years before much was known about the disease and then shortly after having her 5 year old son diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, health, nutrition, fitness, and wellness became a necessity for Lisa and her family. She became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer 25 years ago and spent years in private instruction. She also completed a degree in Natural Health. In addition to personal training, running became a passion and an easy way to combat the stresses of life. In an effort to maintain flexibility Lisa ventured into a Bikram yoga studio and her love for yoga began. After becoming certified as a Bikram yoga instructor and teaching in Key West, Fl, she became interested in expanding her practice to include Vinyasa yoga. Recently she completed her 500 hour yoga teachers training and is currently working on a certification in yoga therapeutics. It is her goal to work with her individuals to help educate them on how to improve the awareness of their bodies by introducing the benefits of movement through breath, postures, and mindfulness. Her classes include elements which focus on mindful breathing, strength, and flexibility all of which can be modified to include all people in a safe and fun environment!