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Angie                  E-RYT & Owner
In my early 30's I began noticing strange symptoms I had never experienced before- generalized anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations, insomnia, back pain, heavy periods...etc. Instead of medication I turned to yoga and meditation-- a practice that has been around for thousands of years. It took time and patience but I am living proof yoga and meditation WORKS. As the owner of OmTurtleYoga, I can share what I've learned with others. My life story has led me to this moment. Now I'm blessed to walk with you on your journey. Come tell me your story. 
Pat                           RYT Certified
In the fall of 1994, after a serious fall, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. In an effort to deal with the pain, I was lead to try yoga. I immediately fell in love. In 2006, I was given the opportunity to become a certified yoga instructor, and in 2008, I began to teach. While the list of auto immune diseases has continued to grow over the years, I attribute my ongoing wellness to the grace of God and to my yoga practice. I take great pleasure in sharing the benefits of a committed yoga practice, and encourage EVERYONE that I meet to try it. 
Martha                 RYT Certified
I am eager to help individuals connect with their own body and breath as a pathway to peace and good health. I love my community and want to expose more people to the benefits of yoga. 

My focus is to teach stress management techniques that will build strength and flexibility in both the mind and body. My practice is gentle so its perfect for any level, age and ability. 
Bill                           RYT Certified
I began taking Yoga simply to improve my flexibility. What I soon discovered was that yoga relieved muscle soreness, improved breathing, corrected posture, increased physical strength and enhanced overall endurance. All improvements necessary for a diving enthusiast.

Yoga in combination with Kettlebell makes me feel mentally and physically fit so I became an instructor to help others find a stronger connection to their mind and body.

After years of competitive dance and classical ballet training, I began practicing yoga in 2009. My body loved the familiar movement and flow of yoga, and I needed the peace that yoga brought into my life. Yoga quickly became more than a practice for me; it became a lifestyle of living more intentionally and mindfully.

My goal is to help you let yoga into your life, while making yoga accessible to every body type and age. 


Rachel                    RYT Certified
Kristen                Pound Rockout
I moved back to St. Louis in 2009 after a few years of living in California. Poor eating habits and depression had taken hold and I was more unhealthy than I had ever been. I joined a gym, started eating better, and eventually became a fitness instructor to help others reach their own fitness goals. I taught a different format for a while but found I needed to increase my own muscle tone and flexibility for injury prevention. I discovered POUND® Rockout Workout and it was love at first strike!

POUND combines toning and cardio with weighted Ripstix and drumming to a rockin’ soundtrack. It is a great way to release stress while getting a great workout too! Come lose yourself in the beat and release your inner Rockstar!
After nearly fourteen years of practice, I decided to become a certified yoga teacher in 2016. The training infused my approach to yoga with a foundation in philosophy and an intense study of anatomy. I also learned that while yoga might be universal, it’s definitely not one size fit all. And I, like all my fellow yogis, am a constant work in progress. This insight is at the core of my yoga teaching.

 My classes encourage you to study yoga at your own pace in an environment that is welcoming and accepting. A combination of breathwork and postures helps you safely explore and challenge your edge. 
Dawn                       RYT Certified
After years of injuring myself in traditional sports and trying to make my body conform to today’s conventional beauty standards, I cancelled my gym membership and found a yoga studio. I realized, after all these years, I was missing one major component-- the mind and body connection. Intrigue turned in to passion and passion progressed to teaching. 

It's my goal to create an environment that is welcoming and will ease people into a better connection to their minds and bodies through movements and stories that resonate with their everyday lives. 
Erin                        RYT Certified
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Julie             Massage Therapist
I have been a massage therapist for over 13 years. I am also a Healing Touch Practitioner and have worked in the hospice field since 2011. I also practice Reiki Level II and have been trained in many modalities since graduating in 2003 including Geriatric Massage, Compassionate Touch, Hot Stone, Myofacial Release, Aromatherapy, Level I of Cranial Sacral, Thai Massage, Motherhood Massage, and Massaging the Cancer Patient amongst others. 

I have a whole-body approach and my pressure is firm to deep. I provide aromatherapy and Hot Stones in each of my sessions which profoundly enhances the relaxation response. I am thrilled to be here serving people in my own community.

After many years working in high-stress, low-fulfillment jobs, Ginny found herself in a position to make a drastic and positive change in her life and profession. Earning a massage therapy license opened new doors for her both personally and professionally. After several years at a small, independent spa and one of the large massage therapy chains, the chance to become a part of the OmTurtle family crossed her path and she was overjoyed.

A desire to extend her massage career by improving her strength, balance and stamina was what first led her to OmTurtle as a yogi. The warmth, care and spirit here has improved many aspects of her life and she feels extremely fortunate to have the chance to share what she has learned through massage and touch therapy. 
Ginny          Massage Therapist
Lindsay     Esthetician & Nails
Lindsay attended The Aesthetics Institute of St. Louis where she completed 1250 hours of training to complete her CIDESCO certification and receive state licenses as an Esthetician and a Nail Technician. She has 8 years of combined experience in the medical spa setting, salon/spa, and organic spa. 

Lindsay specializes in restorative facials that do not sacrifice the total spa experience, as well as body waxing and maintaining healthy natural nails. If you haven't had a facial yet you simply must. The BEST in STL. 

Come see what handmade organic products and essential oils can do for you!

As a North County girl, born and raised, I am excited to serve my community. Swedish and Deep Tissue massage are my specialties however, my touch is intuitive which allows me to adjust modalities as I find the needs within your body. 

I have a whole-body approach with long, slow continuous strokes. I'll focus on spots in which you carry your pain and inflammation with special attention to neck, shoulders, feet, mid and lower back.

I really love what I do and promise you the very best in care and expertise. 


Cheyenne  Massage Therapist
Meet Our Highly Skilled Team of Therapists & Technicians
I have enjoyed a lifelong commitment to personal fitness which has evolved into a passion for wellness. As a pastor and spiritual leader I marvel at the bottomless well of possibility and promise available through the practice of mindfulness and yoga. 

I treasure sharing a soul feeding, spirit soothing, body honoring practice of meditation and restoration with others. I honor the beauty and variety of the human body and encourage yogis of all ages and fitness levels to experience the deep and transforming benefits of this mind-body-spirit connection.
Susan                       RYT Certified
September 2014 was a pivotal point in my wellness journey. I attended my first yoga class and was hooked. The music, movement, and supportive environment was different than any workout modality I had experienced before. My body and mind felt challenged but not defeated and for the first time, possibly ever, I felt connected to myself. As I practiced more I fell in love with what my body could do. Along the way, I lost over 80 pounds. The weight came off when I stopped making it a priority. I put my mental health and happiness first and everything else seemed to fall in place. 
Malissa   RYT & BUTI Certified
Karen Banks, M.Ed., LPC, is a licensed mental health professional and yoga instructor who loves helping others. She works with individual clients, families, children, and groups on a variety of concerns and specializes in stress management. 

Her dualities in mental health and yoga has allowed her to enhance her practice to encompass a more holistic approach. As someone who struggled with anxiety and depression most of her young adult life she's passionate about opening the path for others to heal. 
Karen              LPC, RYT Certified
I graduated Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in 2008 and The Skin Institute in 2011. I am a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist with 10 years experience in the beauty, makeup, and spa industry, including 5 years of medical esthetic experience.

My own skin issues are what inspired me to enter this field and I would love to help you achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin and nails, while healing your mind and body. I utilize a natural, holistic approach and handmade organic products with all of my facials and nail services. 

I’m passionate about healthy skin, nails, natural makeup, and an uncomplicated, healthy way of life, including eating vegetarian, animal welfare, yoga, gardening and raising my sweet daughter. 
Kimberly      Esthetician & Nails
Known as the "Dancing Pastor, I hold a Master's in Dance, a Master's in Divinity, and I'm trained at the 200hr level through Reflections Yoga, based in New York. I'm also certified through Kidding Around Yoga (yoga for kids) and can teach a variety of styles such as Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative. Each of my classes has an anatomical and (secular) spiritual theme, focusing on connecting movement with breath.

My approach in teaching is to keep students breathing and laughing, and encouraging them to find wholeness and love for their selves - body, mind, and spirit.

Kelsey    MFA Dance, MDiv, RYT
Kris has been a registered nurse for 36 years. For the last 13 years Kris has served as a Parish Nurse, with the goal of educating people and providing opportunities to improve their quality of life physically, mentally and spiritually. As a part of this calling she has initiated wellness programs focusing on exercise and healthy eating habits.

After learning of the benefits of Tai Chi, Kris was eager to learn the art and become an instructor. Since that time she has been instructing Sun style Tai Chi and improving her own Tai Chi through practice and teaching others. Kris has been certified for leading Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention since 2009.

Kris            RN, Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
​Dan Isaac, Martial Arts Master, former World Kickboxing Champion and creator of American Tai Chi, has a multi-faceted teaching approach by combining the elegance of Japanese Kata, with the perfection of Korean Poomse, the beauty of Chinese Wu Shu and calm of Indian Yoga. His fitness based training focuses on breathing, posture, form and flexibility in easy to follow short forms. 

Born and raised in India, as a 3rd generation martial artist, he's been doing martial arts from the day he learned to walk. Don't let that scare you! He's a fun loving, family guy with contagious energy. OmTurtle welcomes our very first Ninja Turtle! 
Dan              Martial Art Master & World Kickboxing Champion
Tanya has a multi-faceted teaching background and passion for keeping her clients motivated and healthy. 

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE certified group x Instructor
  • Kettlebells certified Instructor
  • LiveStrong certified cancer rehab Instructor
  • Food & Nurtition graduate
  • Functional training certified Instructor
  • High Intensity Interval Training

She teaches High Intensity Interval Training 6:30 PM and Kettlebell 7:45 PM in the Florissant studio Tuesday nights. 
Tanya     ACSM & ACE Certified
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Karen Banks, M.Ed., LPC, is a licensed mental health professional and yoga instructor who loves helping others. She works with individual clients, families, children, and groups on a variety of concerns and specializes in stress management. 

Her dualities in mental health and yoga has allowed her to enhance her practice to encompass a more holistic approach. As someone who struggled with anxiety and depression most of her young adult life she's passionate about opening the path for others to heal. 

I teach yoga classes throughout the week and have counseling hours available on Saturdays. 
Karen                                LPC, RYT
Meet Our Licensed Professional Counselors 
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and School Based Therapist, I strive to provide clients with individualized services to empower them to develop the insight and coping skills that will help build resilience and foster healing. I use a person centered, non directional approach and work collaboratively with clients to develop a treatment plan that will best meet their needs. I use talk therapy, creative expression, and teach mindful mediation skills to assist clients with learning new ways to relate to their emotions and promote healing. I work with adults and children. 

I host a group Mind Therapy Workshop for Anxiety and Depression on Fridays 7:00 PM and have open counseling hours on Sundays in the Florissant location. 
Andrea                                       LPC



Angie, the owner of OmTurtle, suffered from anxiety for many years in silence before getting the help she needed. Once finding the courage to seek help she found herself driving all over St. Louis piecing together a variety of needs. Once healed she quit her corporate job and decided to bring a collaborative healing center into North County, where she lives, so that more people can have affordable access to better health and wellness. 

OmTurtle recognizes the need for better mental health. We strive to remove the stigma that it is shameful to have mental health needs. We are a safe and healing environment using the backdrop of a quiet and calm facility immersed in multidimensional techniques. You are not alone. Let us be on this journey with you. Join our weekly Mind Therapy group sessions on Fridays @ 7:00 pm in Florissant or schedule private sessions with Andrea or Karen. 

Our mental health counselors are passionate, licensed, mental health professionals with a background in yoga and meditation. We work with individual clients, families, children, and groups on a variety of concerns. Our session space is uniquely hosted in our warmly lit yoga studio with candles and soft music to create the ultimate therapeutic experience. 

Our multidimensional backgrounds allow for greater customization during therapeutic sessions. We can incorporate aspects of cognitive behavior therapy, person centered and solution focused therapy with principles and practices of yoga and meditation as needed. Schedule a 50 min counseling session with Karen or Andrea in the Florissant Location 750 N HWY 67. Once you book a session your counselor will reach out with preparatory paperwork so that each session is customized and focused. 
Changing the Face of Mental Health