Misty Soderholm began her studies at the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in 1994 and graduated from the School of Healing Arts in San Diego, CA. after moving there to work as an Ayurvedic Therapist at the Deepak Chopra Center for Well–Being. After 2 years of intense studies in Ayurveda, Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Watsu, Feng Shui, Holistic Health and Yoga – she ventured back to Chicago to bring the knowledge she gained to her home town. She has also studied Hot Stone Therapy, Reflexology, Thai Yoga Massage, Sports Massage, Lymphatic, Esalen Style Massage, Natural Birthing, Esthetics & Skin Care (facials, body wraps), and many various energy modalities. Misty is a Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician, as well as a certified yoga instructor from the Temple of Kriya Yoga and Holistic Health Practitioner with over 20 years experience. She is a massage therapist, yoga instructor/trainer & director of the Advanced Training Academy at SoderWorld Wellness Center in Willowbrook, but also teaches groups, private tutors and performs bodywork and yoga at various locations throughout Chicagoland and the US. She also lectures at Soderworld, many local corporations, schools, and private events on a variety of Wellness and Holistic Health topics. She focuses more on the spiritual/holistic side of healing in her treatments and teachings. She also is on the faculty for Ananda Ayurveda Academy and Universal Spa Training Academy. Although Misty did some art at an early age, she just recently rediscovered her passion for the arts again about 4 years ago. She also is artist & art instructor for the Flower of Life Art Gallery in Lockport. Professional affiliations: Member of ABMP, Yoga Alliance certified – ERYT & Yoga Teacher Training provider, NCBTMB CEU approved provider, and Secretary for TAGOL (The Artists Guild of Lockport).