Meet Our Staff
Audrey Reardon, LMT
Audrey Reardon is a passionate licensed massage therapist who studied at the National Holistic Institute in Studio City, California. There she was able to reinforce the connection she has always had with the mind and body through all different types of modalities. She takes pride in Myofascial and Trigger point therapy along with Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, energy work, and relaxation massage. Oak Park has always been her home, and she is very much looking forward to being an asset to the community in a positive, intimate and connected way. She believes every session can be a journey that takes place between therapist and client tackling the issues that are giving discomfort that day, while providing a treatment plan for prevention. Dr. Gerou and Audrey work very closely so that your treatment plan can be worked on together, allowing you the best results possible. She hopes you can leave her hands feeling safe, hopeful, and rejuvenated.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" - Mark Twain
Joan Spencer, LMT
Joan Spencer is a dedicated massage therapist who graduated from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL in 2006. She also spent several years teaching massage students at NUHS, where she appreciated the engagement that comes with working on a team, and she came to White Lotus motivated to deepen that engagement by working with an integrated healthcare team on a daily basis. She frequently uses trigger point therapy and orthopedic techniques, along with myofascial, deep tissue, and relaxation work. Joan is passionate and curious about using massage to help resolve pain, and she views each session as an opportunity to further build on the therapeutic relationship, communicating with both Dr. Gerou and the client to achieve the best possible results. She is a new resident of Oak Park, and is looking forward to being part of the community, both at work and at home.
Tara ZingerCertified Teacher + Social-emotional learning specialist. Yoga (200RYT). Mindfulness facilitator. Holistic coach. Storytelling champion.
Tara’s classes are grounded in what lifelong learning and 15 years in the public school classroom have taught her. Her courses center yoga, writing, therapeutic art, and holistic strategies that support social emotional growth and prioritize embracing life’s chapters through self-love. Tara has traveled to 25 countries, including Indonesia, where she studied art therapy and earned her 200-hour yoga certification (Thank you, Mama Bali!). She is currently working on her 500-hour yoga certification emphasizing trauma-informed, equitable yoga offerings. Tara will guide you through gentle and profoundly connective yoga sequences, help you harness your experiences through personal writing and creative practices, and hold mindful space for you to learn to quiet your mind and tune into yourSelf. Welcome to your zen zone.
Marcy completed her 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in Connecticut in 2017. She is encouraged by and share its can-do attitude towards yoga and life. Forrest Yoga helps her release the tension of daily office slumping and has improved her strength. It is her teaching intent to share the joy of yoga to enable students to feel more comfortable in their bodies, boost energy, and reduce stress.
Lynda Jo Shlaes
Lynda Jo Shlaes has a style that is mindful, gentle and very grounding. Her classes are appropriate for students who are just beginning their yogic journey as well as those with experience. She is generous with sharing her knowledge, creating an atmosphere of learning and fun for students of any level. Lynda Jo is a certified yoga instructor from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. She has studied with and been influenced by William Hunt, Christine Cipra, Kim Schwartz & Rich Logan. In addition she has worked with April Storms developing techniques to support sacrum stability and low back challenges. She began her study and practice of Yoga in 1999.