~ Meet Our Team ~

Zen Loft is a cooperative~minded wellness center, meaning that all yoga instructors, dance instructors, event leaders,
massage therapists, bodyworkers, and energy practioners have their own business identity, set their own rates,
and are not employees of Zen Loft Wellness Center. 

When you support Zen Loft, you are also supporting over a dozen small businesses that operate out of here. 
Your membership allows mothers, teachers, and independent business owners to practice their art,  support their families,
and create a diverse, artistic, colorful, and thriving downtown Aurora community!

All of our massage therapists are licensed, insured, and vetted by their current circle of clientele.
All bodyworkers are certified in their field, current on all continuing education courses, and professionally insured.
Every practioner who works here  is supported  by the other therapists who work in close proximity with them.

Check out their individual webpages, as schedules and rates may vary!

  1. Emily Beaupre
    Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist
    Emily has over 15 years of experience in massage therapy and specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, chair massage, and energy work. Emily has massage experience in diverse environments. In addition to her private practice, she has worked in spas, chiropractic offices, elderly clients' homes, as well as providing independent contract work to companies such as Zeel, Soothe, Working Well, and Infinite Massage. Emily is available for chair massage for festivals, fundraisers, office events, rehearsal dinners and weddings, and local coffee shops. Emily is based out of Zen Loft for massage sessions and is available for out-call service through Zeel. Emily also teaches the monthly Partner Massage Workshop at Zen Loft. Emily will soon be offering tutoring in reading and math to elementary students at Zen Loft. Emily is a state certified and Montessori certified Elementary teacher and holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. For current schedule, booking, massage rates, and chair massage block rates for offices and weddings, please visit Emily's website and "Like" her page on Facebook.
  2. Lucia Butler
    Licensed Massage Therapist
    Lucia has been an LMT for over 16 years and has had experience with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Lucia's clientele has ranged from triathletes to elderly patients in hospice care. Lucia specializes in orthopedic massage, sports massage, myofacial massage, prenatal, reflexology, and cupping. For Lucia's current schedule and for more information on rates, services, and to book an appointment, please visit:

Restore Massage & Bodywork

Sunshine Massage & Body Work

  1. Silvia Larios (Montiel)
    Certified Yoga Instructor
    Silvia has been teaching yoga for over 6 years and specializes in yoga for cancer survivors. Silvia teaches yoga in Spanish Wednesday evenings at 8pm.
  2. Stephanie Flores
    Reiki Master & Instructor
    Stephanie Flores received her training as a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner from Path To Transformation and has been practicing the art of intuitive Reiki for over 20 years. Stephanie leads the Reiki shares on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 6-8pm and hosts the Crystal Class every 3rd Sunday of the month. Check out Stephanie's

Facebook page!

  1. Peter Stadalsky
    500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor & Thai Bodyworker Peter uses his background in Iyengar as the foundation for his yoga practice and teaching method. Peter is dedicated to teaching yoga in a practical manner to beginners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Peter's light-hearted nature in his delivery of instruction, attention to detail, safety, and approach to anatomical alignment allows his classes to be accessible to all ages and physical capabilities. In addition to yoga, Peter also teaches meditation classes. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for the start of Peter's mediation sessions!
  2. Rich Krzyzanowski
    Licensed Massage Therapist & Thai Bodyworker Rich draws upon his extensive toolbox of the healing arts to create a custom session with each client. His tools include Thai massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Therapeutic Flying, and Acupressure. All bodywork is conducted on a mat on the floor with the client fully clothed. In giving massage, Rich seeks to hold a safe and nurturing space where his clients can experience their bodies' innate abilities to heal themselves. He approaches bodywork with a firm foundation in physical anatomy while cultivating an acute awareness of the subtle. Rich’s goal is to help alleviate physical pain while guiding his clients to connect to any emotional pain that may surface in order to treat the person as a whole.
  1. Melanie Bellock
    Certified Aerial Yoga Teacher
    Melanie is a Registered 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor, with advanced certifications in Ashtanga, Hatha, Pre/Post Natal, Vinyasa, and Kabbalah Yoga. Being a former circus performer as a child, Melanie was immediately drawn to Aerial Yoga and has been excited to add it to her yoga repertoire. Melanie is a Yoga Professor at Waubonsee Community College and College of DuPage. She owns her own portable yoga studio – Yoga In Your Home/Yoga On the Go – an individualized yoga instruction that travels to the clients. She is a professional musician, singer, and actor. Melanie is also featured at Beatles conventions in Chicago teaching her “Fab Flow” Vinyasa series set to Beatles music.
  2. Mary Jo Place
    Certified Aerial Yoga Teacher
    Mary Jo Place earned her 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor credentials in Vinyasa Flow Sense of Samadhi, a recognized Yoga Alliance institution. Mary Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Blackburn College. As a former college basketball athlete, Mary Jo turned to yoga to help her achieve her fitness goals after an injury. “It was during my yoga journey that I discovered Aerial Yoga and fell in love with it and how the hammock can help with achieving certain poses that I couldn’t do on my mat practice." Mary Jo understands that every individual has different levels of fitness goals and body types, and teaches with compassion and grace to her students at any fitness level. Mary Jo’s yoga philosophy is to help students to understand their body and treat it with patience and kindness.
  1. Agnieszka Kedzior
    Belly Dance instructor
    Co-owner of Mantra Belly Dance Allow the dance to find you. Agnieszka did. Do you find yourself constantly moving your feet every time you hear your favorite piece of music? Do you embarrass your significant other every time you drag them to the dance floor against their wishes? Do you love to dance but think you are too old? That used to be Agnieszka until she came across American Tribal Style® belly dance in a Naperville yoga studio. She decided to give it a try and fell in love with it after only a few lessons with Fabiana of Shimmy by Fire. She knew this was the perfect dance form for her. Let American Tribal Style® belly dance fill your life with joy, too! It is a gentle, non-impact form of exercise that can be enjoyed at any age. Come to Agnieszka’s class to build your confidence, get inspired and connected with other women, and to have fun. Agnieszka dances with and . In January of 2015, she earned her ATS® General Skills certification. Her other passions are yoga and photography. She has a portrait studio in her home ( ).
  2. Suzy Schulte
    Belly Dance Instructor
    Co-owner of Mantra Belly Dance Suzy was initially attracted to belly dance by a combination of her Lebanese heritage and her previous experience with and enjoyment of classical dance, but she fell in love with it because of its strength, beauty and sense of sisterhood. She began studying cabaret belly dance in 2003 with Shakira Massoud-Ali. However, her true passion was ignited in September 2010, when she was introduced to American Tribal Style® Belly Dance by Jenn Kasper. She has been devoted to ATS® ever since, attending workshops several times a year and taking private lessons and classes with Jenn Kasper in St. Peters, MO and Super Beth in Milwaukee, WI as often as she can. Prior to moving to the Chicago area she was a member of Solange, a cabaret-style professional troupe in Houston, TX and Tandava Tribal, an ATS® performance troupe in St. Louis, MO. Since relocating to Chicagoland in 2014, she has become an active member of the local dance community, hosting Club ATS® events and sponsoring an advanced class for other area Sister Studios and ATS® instructors. Suzy completed ATS® General Skills and Teacher Training in 2014 and is a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio.



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If you’ve purchased a membership package that includes massage,
your discounted massage rate will be honored by all therapists at Zen Loft. 
Our staff work in several locations while they grow their own business.
Due to the concern of double-booking, please book your massage
through our staff’s individual webpages.

Zen Loft is home to 15+ small businesses.
Our goal is to make Zen Loft a primary location for our staff’s businesses!
Thank you for your support as we grow!

Would you like to be part of our team?  
Email us with your current resume, license, and insurance number for LMTs.
For bodyworkers, please send us a copy of your certified credentials and insurance number. 
Please provide two professional references and one character reference.