I worked in a fast pace, high stress job position prior to coming to Livewell. My husband and I recently had our first sweet baby girl, Sadie. I realized quickly I needed to live a healthier lifestyle physically and mentally. Since I have joined the Livewell team, the positive attitudes and fun-loving personalities of everyone here were just so contagious that I couldn’t help but feel happy just at the thought of coming to “work”. I finally feel like what I am doing has a purpose. I LOVE helping people feel better! When I was in high school I was told I had some health issues and at the time was told only medication could help. Later in life I started learning more about what all the health food options and working out could do for me. I decided to try it out, what could it hurt? THE RESULTS WERE AMAZING! I genuinely believe the healthier you are, the happier you are! I look forward to sharing my experiences and helping people make steps to better their health in the future!
Intern & Trainer
JBess comes to us from Birmingham, Michigan! She is currently a senior Exercise Science major at the University of Evansville. She recently finished her senior soccer season at UE where she served as captain. JBess has always had a strong interest and connection with living a healthy lifestyle which brought her to us at Livewell for her internship. Upon graduation she hopes to attend Chiropractic school to further her studies. Her enthusiasm to help others and encourage clients in the training room brings a fresh energy to our group!
Yoga has changed Beth's life profoundly, not only physically but spiritually as well. During a crisis point in her life she had the thought that she should practice yoga every day. Beth signed up at a local studio and went to class every single day. She says that this was the beginning of a whole new life for her. She began teaching in 2006 and completed her teacher training through Yoga Alliance in 2009 www.yogaalliance.org . She has continued her training with many nationally and internationally known teachers including; Rolf Gates author of Mediations from the Mat www.rolfgates.com , Doug Keller author of Yoga as Therapy www.doyoga.com , Gabriel Azoulay creator of Bikyasa , www.bikyasayoga.wordpress.com Lorin Roche & Camille Maurine authors of Radiance Sutras and Meditation Secrets for women www.lorinroche.com . Beth is also trained in 12 step recovery yoga, a program created by Nikki Myers which helps people with addiction issues. www.y12sr.com , Finally she has been trained to teach Kids Yoga by Youth Yoga School here in Evansville and has been enjoying teaching yoga to 1st graders at Sharon Elementary school for over 2 years. Not to mention, Beth is also a retired counselor . She has found that her counseling background has been complimentary to teaching yoga. To add to her education, Beth was trained in Reiki and is a level three Healing touch practitioner. Yoga is not only a practice to Beth, it is much more. She has a love of teaching and healing as well.
Hi my name is Laura Tenbarge and I am so blessed to be apart of the Live Well Team. I am a mother of three beautiful girls. My hobbies include music,art, reading,being active(sports & exercise) and cooking. When I am not at Live Well, I am teaching Pre-School children. I get to use my creativity freely and be silly and have fun. Laughter is important to me and I am an optimist through and through. I love helping and serving others. I am a born again Christian and feel life is truly a gift from God and I want to live my life to the fullest.
My health journey started a little later in life but no time like the present. I have learned much and am still learning. I believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made, so I want to take care of what I have. Our bodies are so amazing and designed so perfectly so I have learned that food is truly our medicine and that medicine is our food. In the past two years I have seen so many health benefits without medicines or side effects. I have seen it first hand, so I have a passion to share with others my experience and knowledge. Of course I am still learning because the journey of life is not over yet. Life is good...God Bless your journey.
Licensed Chiropractor & Acupuncturist
Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Michael Ray graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida in 2017. His athletic experiences led him to pursue a degree and profession within the health field. He was a standout football player for the Illinois College Blueboys while earning his bachelors degree in Business Administration. Dr. Ray has completed most of his postgraduate work in acupuncture. He also has much experience with exercise, rehab, and nutrition. He is an avid fan of football, martial arts, and music and enjoys spending most of his free time with his wife, Liz.
Jessica L. Altman is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Crystal Healer and a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. Jessica has been involved in Holistic medicine her entire life from her upbringing by a Naturopathic Physician to her recent completion of her 200 hours of training at the Kripalu center for Yoga and Health, her focus has been on using the power of self and nature to affect healing from within. Jessica completed her training as a Massage therapist in 2001 from the Florida Academy of Massage and Skin care; Crystal Healing and Reiki certifications in 2014, and became a Yoga Teacher in 2015. She brings personalized experience with the power of self to correct Fibromyalgia and other health related issues that she has managed and resolved herself with these modalities. Jessica's passion in life in sharing her gift with you and using her tools to help you find your own healing path.
Group Fitness Leader
LaDonna has been teaching Group Fitness classes for 8 years. She currently holds certifications through AFFA, The Y, TRX, Zumba, Les Mills, and BootyBarre. She became interested in Barre through her love of dance. LaDonna's knowledge of dance and music provides an energizing class that is both fun and challenging. She understands the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and hopes to inspire and instill confidence in her students as they work together towards their goals.
Customer Relations, Cafe & Barre Coach
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates
Food is Jeannie's medicine. There was a definite point in her life when she noticed that she was no longer indestructible. Jeannie could no longer put toxic foods and drinks in her body and expect to live a long fulfilling life. She was at a turning point and needed to do something different. She says she had to be free from old things that were governing her life. Health and nutrition is very important to her now. Putting down the things that were bad for her changed everything and she started to make new choices. Choices, like juicing, that have made her feel a thousand times better. Jeannie says she still has lots to learn and as long as she is teachable and willing to strive to make the right choices then she is growing. Today she lives a life that she would have never imagined for herself. It's a life that helps others and because of that,she has found happiness within herself.
Kristi Hall Harris is Director of Spa Services and Resident Massage Therapist at Livewell featuring Flex 151.
She wants her clients to be renewed and revitalized from the inside out. Clients receive a very personalized massage helping them discover themselves from within, while physically preparing them for what life may bring their way. She enjoy offering innovative treatments and incorporating effective techniques, always seeking better and unique ways of helping her clients prime their bodies for its full healing potential. She loves using natural organic health promoting products.
Kristi has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. She studied at Louisville School of Massage, Bodyworks Massage Institute, The Upledger Institute for Craniosacral Therapy, and Skin Care Training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Other past experiences with health and fitness include owning and operating a fitness center and spa, personal training, leading group exercise classes and inspiring others to reach their goals.
Kristi is excited to share her passion and knowledge of health and wellness with her clients and the team at Livewell.
Lanna began her yoga journey as a way to stay active in college. She quickly discovered that practicing yoga was so much more than just a form of exercise. From practicing regularly, she saw benefits in so many other areas such as pain relief from her past gymnastic and dance injuries, stress reduction, relief from anxiety and a sense of greater overall health and well being. As a result, she developed a passion in her heart to help spread the gift of yoga to others.
In 2010, she decided to undergo the 200 hour teacher training through Evansville Yoga Teacher training and has been teaching ever since. She believes yoga can benefit anyone and everyone and is especially driven to help break the yoga stereo types. She claims it’s simply a matter of creating a tailor made practice to fit each individual person’s needs. She believes yoga works best when taught one on one and has taught a variety of students ranging from ages 4 - 80 with a range of abilities and special needs. Most importantly, she says whether you do yoga to increase flexibility, stay fit, relieve stress, decrease pain, as a form of meditation or as a way of life, just keep practicing! The benefits are truly limitless, and you may be surprised what changes yoga creates in your life, regardless of the reason you started.