"Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself inside and out."


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SKIN CARE

The most effective way to radiant skin is through diet, a mindful lifestyle, and natural, high quality skincare products and treatments. At Yoga4 we strive to support your journey to glowing health and inner peace.

We are dedicated to using the highest quality essential oils and organic, wildcrafted, biodynamic ingredients that align with our philosophy of beauty, minimalism, and our environmental commitment. Each facial is tailored to meet your skincare needs including a consultation, aromatherapy, and massage using a combination of hands, jade rollers, brushes, stones or gau sha tools. We continue our research of evolving skincare lines and techniques so we are able to use the highest quality products and services available.

RENEW                                                             60 minute custom facial                    $95

This service is designed to leave your skin radiant, hydrated and refreshed.  This facial begins with a thorough cleanse including steam and an exfoliating mask.  Light extractions help to clear the skin before a relaxing facial massage and customized treatment mask, followed by a deep hydration.  Leave renewed and refreshed.

RADIANCE                                                        90 minute custom facial                    $145    

Transform your skin with this customized facial tailored to meet your needs whether they are brightening, softening, hydrating, detoxifying, or calming.  This service focuses on results as well as relaxation, beginning with a deep cleanse, steam, exfoliation and extractions, followed by a custom facial massage which may include lymphatic stimulation, gua sha tools, jade rollers, or heated or cool stones depending on your focus and skin care needs.  Finish with a nourishing treatment mask, as well as a combination of scalp, neck, shoulder, arm, hand or foot massage, followed by a reparative boost of hydration and moisture.  Leave with radiant skin and a peace of mind.

BALANCING BACK FACIAL                             50 minute back facial                         $85

 Surrender your back to hot compresses, an exfoliating mask, steam, and extractions.  A healing mask completes this renewing treatment to leave your back deeply cleansed and refreshed.                                                                                                                                                                                       

WAXING

Brow Shape                                $20                                    Bikini                                   $35-$50

Brow Clean up                           $15                                    Brazilian                             $70-$100

Upper Lip                                     $12                                    Half Leg                              $40-$50

Chin                                                $12                                    Full  Leg                               $70-$85

Underarm                                     $25                                    Full Leg w/ Bikini             $95-$125

Stomach                                       $25                                    Toes                                      $15     


MASSAGE AND HEALING 

60 minute massage                       $80

This customized, whole body, therapeutic massage is designed to leave you centered and reenergized.

90 minute massage                       $120

This massage allows time to customize your pressure and focus more intently on specific areas.

90 minute Thai massage              $120

Thai massage integrates the ancient healing traditions of the past (Thai, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine) with today’s health needs. This practice is done on a padded mat with the client fully clothed. (Loose comfortable clothing, best to dress in layers as your body temperature will drop while relaxed.) The practice is a series of compressions and stretches that focus on following and moving energy through energy lines. Our therapist applies the knowledge and understanding of the practice in combination with the specific needs of her clients to meet in a healing space. This opens the door for effective transformation in a compassionate and grounded way.

advanced craniosacral therapy - core synchronism

one treatment                                 $70

“The human organism is comprised of the mental/emotional, etheric and physical bodies. The Soul or Vital Force is the animating, nonmaterial dynamic. Health is the experience of harmony between the Soul and the parts comprising the whole. All parts must operate as a synchronistic whole. Core Synchronism is a system of bodywork designed to assist Nature in establishing harmony with all parts of the organism, via the Vital Force and the Cerebrospinal fluid. All aspects of self are synchronized to the Soul Breath to access and release states of imbalance, trauma, pain, etc. completely from the system.” Core Synchronism is a relaxing, safe and gentle palpatory approach to healing and harmony.

 


Product

Dr. Alkaitis Skin Care

Organic skin care

All products are made 100% from plants. Dr. Alkaitis only formulates with organic, biodynamic or wild crafted herbs, plants, seeds, (sea) vegetables and oils. Naturally all harsh chemicals, synthetics, "plant derived" products, trans fats and GMO's are rigorously excluded. Our ingredients and products are never tested on animals.

High quality ingredients

All ingredients are of an excellent quality and sourced from the world’s most pristine places. Dr. Alkaitis sources all plants and ingredients only from growers and wild crafters he personally knows and trusts. He developed these relationships over many years of professional and personal interaction. Dr. Alkaitis monitors the quality of their practices and procedures strictly.    We call this process: 'Boutique Agriculture'.

Raw skin care

All Dr. Alkaitis' products are raw, meaning they are never heated above body temperature. This allows all the beautiful ingredients to remain ‘living’ and in turn give full therapeutic benefits to your skin. 100% certified organic Aloe Vera is the base of our products, not water.

Result Oriented Skin Care

Dr. Alkaitis comprehensively studied the skin’s tasks, its interaction with and reactions to various influences. He formulates his products with exactly the nutrients your skin needs to perform those tasks. When you ‘feed’ your skin these high quality nutrients, your skin will be able to perform its tasks in the best way possible. Properly nourished, your skin will sigh with relief and reward you by radiating a healthy glow.


MEET THE THERAPISTS

Bethany Sparling Licensed Esthetician Bethany is a Licensed Esthetician with Appreticeship Training using Aveda skincare as well as extended courses through the Aveda Institute. She also has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University and AMS Montessori Training from Seton Montessori Institute. Bethany is inspired to support others to find peace, beauty, and acceptance within themselves. Healing oneself from the inside out allows us to radiate our own true, unique beauty in which we all posses. Believing that the skin is a reflection of our internal selves, and supporting the skin's natural healing abilities, she uses only the purest ingredients to nurture and nourish the skin. With a background in education, experience and training in the spa and wellness industry, as well as her personal life journey of peace, parenting, self acceptance, trust, nutrition, yoga and meditation, Bethany is dedicated to approaching life with an open mind and open heart.    

Bethany Sparling

Licensed Esthetician

Bethany is a Licensed Esthetician with Appreticeship Training using Aveda skincare as well as extended courses through the Aveda Institute. She also has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University and AMS Montessori Training from Seton Montessori Institute.

Bethany is inspired to support others to find peace, beauty, and acceptance within themselves. Healing oneself from the inside out allows us to radiate our own true, unique beauty in which we all posses. Believing that the skin is a reflection of our internal selves, and supporting the skin's natural healing abilities, she uses only the purest ingredients to nurture and nourish the skin. With a background in education, experience and training in the spa and wellness industry, as well as her personal life journey of peace, parenting, self acceptance, trust, nutrition, yoga and meditation, Bethany is dedicated to approaching life with an open mind and open heart.

 

 

Britt Bahle

Certified Massage Therapist, CYT 200

My name is Britt and prior to 2006 my life was centered around ski racing. In spring of that year, I had a terrible crash and my competitive skiing career was ended. Over time I have been able to heal my body and believe that I am stronger and healthier than I was before. The way in which I returned to a healthy place was through yoga and massage. It made perfect sense to me to become a yoga teacher and massage therapist. In 2009 I traveled to Rishikesh, India for teacher training where I studied Akhanda Yoga, a style of yoga which is known for utilizing spinal movement. In 2015 I moved to Bozeman, Montana to participate in a 1,000 hour massage training program where I studied Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, and Swedish Massage. I teach classes that I like to think are fun and energetic while at the same well rounded. When I give massage I cater to the individual. I try to integrate all that I have learned as an athlete, a teacher and a therapist to offer holistic touch.

Hildegard Gasser Advanced CranioSacral Therapist Hilde received her diploma as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist in 1995 from New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. The program included getting certifications in Advanced Polarity, Shiatsu, Cranio-Sacral, Homeopathy, Radionics Neuomuscluar Techniques, Herbology and Flower Remedies. The Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics is the realization of how nature heals and how disease actually worsens when symptoms are suppressed. The programs curriculum shows that symptoms are actually the body's attempt to heal itself of accumulated waste products, and that the more strongly they are suppressed, the weaker the body's capacity to heal itself becomes. The healing modalities taught and the lifestyle that is encouraged through this program are designed to promote health y supporting the natural healing processes.  "Over the 18 years that I have been practicing as a Therapist I've studied many more modalities, adding to my ongoing knowledge of the body and its energy. My greatest teachers, however, were my clients. I am very honored to introduce myself here at Yoga4 as a Core Synchronicity Therapist and to offer my healing knowledge and guidance to the community." -Hilde

Hildegard Gasser

Advanced CranioSacral Therapist

Hilde received her diploma as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist in 1995 from New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. The program included getting certifications in Advanced Polarity, Shiatsu, Cranio-Sacral, Homeopathy, Radionics Neuomuscluar Techniques, Herbology and Flower Remedies.

The Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics is the realization of how nature heals and how disease actually worsens when symptoms are suppressed. The programs curriculum shows that symptoms are actually the body's attempt to heal itself of accumulated waste products, and that the more strongly they are suppressed, the weaker the body's capacity to heal itself becomes. The healing modalities taught and the lifestyle that is encouraged through this program are designed to promote health y supporting the natural healing processes. 

"Over the 18 years that I have been practicing as a Therapist I've studied many more modalities, adding to my ongoing knowledge of the body and its energy. My greatest teachers, however, were my clients. I am very honored to introduce myself here at Yoga4 as a Core Synchronicity Therapist and to offer my healing knowledge and guidance to the community." -Hilde

Adam Begley

Certified Massage Therapist

Adam is a Massage Therapist who studied and earned his certification at the Esalen Institute of Big Sur, California through a series of intensive workshops that spanned the period of from 1994 – 1999 and has been practicing in Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Antrim Counties for over 18 years.

Esalen is an approved School by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (school code 2700571) and the California Massage Therapy Council (school code SCH0010), the “Esalen Style” or “Esalen Method” is well known for utilizing body work and massage practices culled from the many methods practiced around the world and incorporates the Esalen Institute’s pioneered and signature “long stroke” and “constant contact” techniques to offer a safe, reassuring, enjoyable and very unique therapeutic experience. 

Adam is astute in his ability to provide the mild, moderate and deep levels of his work which can range from a simple and relaxing experience to a more moving and detailed work with careful and mindful attention to body mechanics and somatic considerations.  

Integrating mind, spirit and body energy, Adam’s interpretation, application and practice builds on the rich history found in the depth of the Esalen curriculum which teaches the intention of helping people find relief from their muscular and cellular focus, provides a centering, grounding, awakening of the senses, and a repetitively, reintroducing of the idea of being wholly and naturally, healthy and happy.

Lara Ruddy Certified Massage Therapist, RYT 500 I practice with connection. Teaching yoga and offering massage therapy is a privilege. It is a team effort that requires a trust between the body, mind and breath. My words and hands act as tools to connect with my students and clients. I started my journey after becoming passionately interested in holistic well-being. When I embarked into my teacher training it soon became a way of living. I completed my 200 Level Yoga Teacher Training in 2010. I have personally experienced the wellness through yoga and massage and wanted to offer the same to those around me. In 2014, I attended massage school in Costa Rica and lived there for four months experiencing a slower pace and more simple way of living. This experience with the depth of knowledge I received in the classroom helped steer my current course. Returning to the states I took my licensing exam and began my private practice. I completed my 500 Level Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 in India. I love working one on one. It is my intention to hold space that will facilitate healing. I strive to continue to move forward in my education & know the depth of knowledge that builds daily. I think of it as a privilege to be able to help other on this path. I find from personal experience the better I feel and take care of my well-being the more capable I am to show up for those around me. It is my hope through Yoga and Massage Therapy to help others be free from suffering, and of coarse to "Simply Be".    

Lara Ruddy

Certified Massage Therapist, RYT 500

I practice with connection. Teaching yoga and offering massage therapy is a privilege. It is a team effort that requires a trust between the body, mind and breath. My words and hands act as tools to connect with my students and clients. I started my journey after becoming passionately interested in holistic well-being. When I embarked into my teacher training it soon became a way of living. I completed my 200 Level Yoga Teacher Training in 2010. I have personally experienced the wellness through yoga and massage and wanted to offer the same to those around me. In 2014, I attended massage school in Costa Rica and lived there for four months experiencing a slower pace and more simple way of living. This experience with the depth of knowledge I received in the classroom helped steer my current course. Returning to the states I took my licensing exam and began my private practice. I completed my 500 Level Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 in India.

I love working one on one. It is my intention to hold space that will facilitate healing. I strive to continue to move forward in my education & know the depth of knowledge that builds daily. I think of it as a privilege to be able to help other on this path. I find from personal experience the better I feel and take care of my well-being the more capable I am to show up for those around me. It is my hope through Yoga and Massage Therapy to help others be free from suffering, and of coarse to "Simply Be".