FullSun Wellness Studio

Small but mighty! Patty or Patricia Ellins, all of five feet, recently moved her studio to the Van Aken area on Lee Road. Patty is a wellness strategist who focuses on personal training and fitness management. She offers nutritional coaching, stress reduction management and Thai Massage. I was encouraged to go by her studio since I am a yoga teacher and small business owner. I had no ideas that seeds were being planted when Shana said that it could be a possible place for me to hold a yoga class or event. Hmmm...I’d think about it. Anyway, the day I stopped by Patty was holding an open house that showcased her small studio plus highlighted her colleague, Liza Gbelee’s Melaleuca products.

When I walked in the folks gather there were very welcoming to me. Patty came up and introduced herself. I told her that our mutual friend encouraged me to visit her studio. We talked about her client services, and how Patty begins with a fitness consultation before creating a plan for each client’s fitness journey. She focuses on strength training and uses a variety of tools to achieve this goal. She showed me around her three small rooms and gave me a little bit of history about her journey.  I told her I was a trained yoga teacher with my own small business of doing private lessons, but then to my shock and amazement she invited me to use her space to teach yoga! Say what? Well the universe was listening. Anyway, we talked some more about yoga teacher training programs, yoga studios, and the yoga teachers we both know. She mentioned that her boyfriend practices at a yoga  studio where I used to work and I knew exactly who he is! Small world.

Patricia Ellins, owner of Full Sun

Patricia Ellins, owner of Full Sun

After the tour, I was given a cup of herbal tea, a powerball (a vegan no bake snack made out of oatmeal, peanut butter, flax seeds, chia seeds and such) plus a raffle ticket before I sat down for the Melaleuca presentation. While we were waiting on the show to start, Patty quickly mentioned her water intake theory. She feels that most of our health and wellness issues can be solved by increasing the amount of water we drink. She passed out a sheet that helps one to figure out how much water one needs to drink based on their activity level and their current weight in pounds. This segwayed into the Liza’s presentation first about water, then about pollutants in water that may cause autoimmune diseases, to finally how Melaleuca products could help reduce these unnatural and harmful chemicals. Once the video began to play, I realized that several  years ago I purchased some of these products. Since I recently vowed to live a more simple life and reduce my consumer product consumption, I think that I will order some of their household cleaners. After she wrapped things up, Liza pulled raffle tickets out of a jar for their door prizes. And guess what? I won a personal training consultation and a discount on a 90 minutes Thai Massage!! I got so excited that I knocked over my tea. Oh well, that sounds about right for me. See you around town.