Our core program instructors are truly one of our biggest assets at Inspirit Institute. State guidelines only require massage school teachers to have 2 years experience in the field.
We challenge that expectation by holding the bar MUCH higher. We think it is crucial to your success that you learn from exceptionally qualified teachers.
Lynn first learned bodywork over 30 years ago, in 1983, from a physical therapist when she was a live-in aid for a quadriplegic college student. Later in nursing school, her favorite part of the work was the hands-on care. Her life changed forever when an orthopedic surgeon encouraged her to explore her gift of touch and add professional massage therapy to her repertoire. Lynn was one of the first massage therapists in the country to become nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. In 1992, Lynn began to tutor students in Anatomy, which began her passion for teaching. Having over 2,000 hours of documented massage related training and being a nurse helps Lynn bring students to a new level in the field before they even graduate.
In addition to her background in nursing and massage therapy, she holds degrees as a Feng Shui Practitioner, Spa Specialist, and is an ordained Minister.
Carissa Young, Assistant Director, Instructor, LMT & Licensed Esthetician
Carissa is an instructor at Inspirit who teaches a number of different massage techniques and classes. She graduated from Inspirits Massage Therapy Program in 2010 and then immediately began her preparation for becoming an instructor through the Inspirit Teacher Training Program. She now works at Inspirit as an Instructor, Supervisor, Reiki Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist.
Katlyn Peacock, LMT & Cosmetologist
Katlyn is Inspirit's Salon Manager. She Graduated from Capri College in April 2010 & since has been working as a Hair Stylist. Katlyn enjoys attending hair shows and continuing education classes to increase her knowledge and to keep up on current trends. She specializes in men and women's hair cuts and colors, as well as special occasion styles. Her passion is to get her clients to where they want to be and to teach them how to maintain healthy hair. In addition to Cosmetology, Katlyn graduated from Inspirit Institute in 2013 for Massage Therapy. She specializes in Deep Tissue Massage & Reiki.
Jennifer McFadden, LMT, Instructor
Jen is Inspirit's Kineseology Instructor. She attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she graduated with a BS in Exercise Science. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist & Licensed Esthetician since 2008. In addition to her therapy background, Jen is a Reiki Practitioner and a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Randi Lynn Weiland, LMT & Licensed Esthetician, Instructor
Randi is an instructor at Inspirit whose main focus is Anatomy & Physiology. She attended Northeast Iowa Community College from 2004 – 2006 for nursing & psychology. In addition to her extensive knowledge in Anatomy & Physiology, Randi has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2010.