Bekah Walsten is a Southern California girl, born and raised in Orange County, whose main passions in life are wellness, fitness, dance, and helping others. She attended Cal State University Fullerton, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts Dance, and two Associates Degrees, including one in Kinesiology. Her life-long dream of integrating health & wellness, physical & occupational therapy, and personal fitness into one center came into fruition when she assisted her business partner in opening the Wellness Lounge and Yoga Lounge in 2011. Before making her move to the Wellness Industry, Bekah enjoyed over 10 years in the Entertainment Industry, dancing, acting, modeling & singing. She now shares her talents and knowledge of movement, fitness, dance, and yoga, at the Yoga Lounge, where she teaches 5-6 days per week. In addition to her 200 hour yoga teacher training from the incredible San Diego-based school, Yoga with Shawna, and attending the International Professional School of Bodywork, studying Traditional Thai Massage and Massage Therapy, Bekah completed her Airbrush Tanning Certification & Licensing (only using the top-of-the-line organic products), at the Marinello School of Beauty, as well as her Eyelash Extension Licensing at Lovely Lashes, in Costa Mesa, CA. Recently, Bekah has decided to extend her education, and go back to school for her Masters in Occupational Therapy. She is currently completing her per-requisite requirements at Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA, and will be attending the Masters program at San Diego State University in the fall of 2017. Bekah's gentle approach to well-being has provided her patients with outstanding results & her beauty clients, with a long lasting feeling of self-love.Bekah specializes in Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yin and Restorative Yoga, Zumba, Zumba-Vinyasa, Jazz/Hip-Hop/Modern/Lyrical/Contemporary Dance, Thai-Yoga, Swedish and Relaxation Massage, Circulatory Massage, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, Traditional Thai Massage, Airbrush Tanning, Eyelash Extensions, Makeup Design, Stretch & Conditioning, & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation.
Meagan DePaulo is an upstate New York native that has dedicated her life to well-being and fitness! She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental medicine for Massage Therapy and has been teaching yoga in San Diego for the last eight years. Her passion for health, fitness, and overall wellness has made her an amazing addition to the Wellness Lounge Staff & Family.
Meagan specializes in various modalities in body work such as: Deep Tissue & Structural integration, Tui Na (medical massage), Acupressure, Relaxation Massage, Circulatory, Neuromuscular Therapy, Table Thai Massage, Prenatal, and Hot Stone. These techniques are designed to manipulate the physical body into states of grace and ease and help the client maintain a level of comfort and function without pain.
In addition to attending PCOM, Meagan has honed her skills in yoga by teaching to many walks of life from young kids, military veterans, athletes, expecting mothers and to the organizations focusing on the challenged athletes of San Diego. Meagan's direct, yet supportive approach to well-being has provided her clients with an un-paralleled experience of relaxation and rejuvenation and the ability to enjoy their progressions on and off their mats. She is fully dedicated to growing your yoga practice and assisting you in building your confidence on your mat. Meagan specializes in Yoga Therapy (blend of yoga and massage), Hatha, Vinyasa, Prenatal and Postnatal, Yoga Sculpt, Restorative, Yin Yoga and Heated/Hot Yoga. Meagan also leads Yoga workshops and teacher trainings in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga.
Michelle Dunn first discovered her passion for the healing arts through her yoga practice. While living in Miami she found that yoga was a great tool that not only helped with her body aches but also helped calm her mind and spirit. There she realized the amazing ability the body has to heal its self. Her passion for yoga inspired her to continue her growth by enrolling in a yoga teacher training so that she could help others discover their own body’s healing potential. After several months of teaching in South Beach, she found that her favorite part of teaching yoga was the restorative aspect, gentle adjustments, and ending classes with light massages for her students. This sparked her desire to continue her education of the human body and to deepen her understanding of the musculoskeletal system.
Noel Froning is a San Diego native who was fortunate enough to be raised from an early age, into the realm of Holistic Medicine and Healing. Her main passions are cultivated through wellness, fitness, holistic health, music, and being of service to others. She discovered the extreme benefit of holistic medicine when she started practicing yoga in 2012 and her curiosity continued to grow, which led her to Massage school in June 2015. She feels as though she is able to combine her passions in her profession to provide a personal and truly unique experience for clients. She is very intentional, intuitive, and receptive of her clients needs. She creates each session for the individual that is in her care. In addition to her 200 hour yoga teacher training from Bird Rock Yoga in Pacific Beach, she is a Licensed Massage therapist. She spent over 1,000 hours training at International School of Professional Bodywork in San Diego, from which she graduated from in September 2016. Noel specializes in Deep Tissue, Circulatory, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone, Neuromuscular Therapy, Acupressure, Medical massage, Guasha, Myofascial Release, and Sports massage. These techniques help facilitate relaxation, functionality, and pain relief within the physical body, but additionally provide emotional and mental relief.
Darryl Hills is originally from New Jersey and has had experience as a Massage Therapist for over 10 years. He received his diploma in 2006 from the Healing Hands Institute of Massage Therapy, as well as having studied at the Kientalerhof in Kiental, Switzerland. At an early age he was exposed to chiropractic and other forms of holistic healing, but it wasn't until years later while getting treatment for old injuries that the idea of being a therapist entered his mind.