Practitioners

Carrie Wilhelm

A little about Carrie:

Growing up in a family of natural healthcare practitioners, Carrie Wilhelm has always been passionate about health and how the human body works. Her uncle, a chiropractor, was her first line of health care as a child and eventually became her employer as she worked her way through college. After school Carrie moved to Colorado where she managed a chiropractic clinic with several types of natural healthcare providers. It was while working there that she realized her desire to become an acupuncturist.

Carrie immediately enrolled in the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After one year, she transferred to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota, where she graduated with her Masters in Oriental Medicine. Licensed by the Illinois Board of Medical Examiners, Carrie is currently practicing in Vernon Hills. Her specialties include treating digestive disorders, emotional imbalances, insomnia, stress reduction and women’s health, including menstrual disorders, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum health.

Services at Wild Lavender Acupuncture Clinic include:

•Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
•Yoga Classes, Privates & Workshops
•Far Infrared Sauna
•Young Living Essential Oils – Products & Education/ Classes
•Raindrop Technique Massage
•Breast & Whole Body Thermography Scans
•And Much More!

Licenses, Certifications & Degrees:

Licensed Acupuncturist, Illinois Board of Medical Examiners

Diplomate in Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Master of Oriental Medicine, Minnesota College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University

Jill O'Brien

A little about Jill:

I kept showing up for classes week after week and I noticed changes not only physically, but also spiritually and emotionally. These changes gave me the courage to incorporate yoga into all aspects of my life and to enroll in the Yoga Teacher Training program at TBY. During the Training Program I began to see that sharing this gift of yoga with others was important to me. I have always loved to share things that have impacted my life with others. I believe great things are inside each of us just waiting to bloom, if we allow our spirits to soar through the practice of yoga.

Mary Schooley

A little about Mary:

Mary’s passion for yoga began in 2005 when she stepped on to her yoga mat for the very first time. She realized her desire to share the gift of yoga with others and completed her 200 hour teacher training with House of Shanti in 2012. Mary’s classes are sequenced to support the whole physical body; designed to create movement in the body to promote a healthy immune system, build strength and stability, improve balance and find the rhythmic power of the breath. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, Mary maintained a regular yoga practice through her recovery from a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and numerous surgeries. She attributes the healing components of the yoga practice to her ability to overcome the lingering side affects of a cancer diagnosis. This life experience led her to seek an additional certification as a Yoga for Cancer (y4c) teacher in 2015.

Laura Knop

A little about Laura:

I started practicing yoga to help me strengthen my body and to heal overuse injuries. It also really helped teach me how to breathe and to slow down. After receiving my 200 RYT in 2009 with Wendy Dahl at Blue Sun Yoga, I started teaching yoga, and loved it.  I completed my second 200 hr training in 2012 with Lourdes Paredes and Pam Udell at House Of Shanti and also trained with Judith Lasater to teach Restorative Yoga that same year. I discovered Yin Yoga about 4 years ago and I love practicing and teaching it. I find that being a student of yoga is a lifelong journey and I always love to learn more.

My mission statement as a yoga instructor is to provide a safe, sustainable practice for my students that will utilize the full potential of their breath, stretch and strengthen their bodies, and create calm in their minds.