Shamrock Wellness is a family owned yoga and massage therapy studio in Carmel, Indiana. Linda, Amy and Eric Banter are excited to have the opportunity to fulfill their vision to integrate the modalities of yoga and massage into medicine. With the help of Amy Banter, MD and Riverview Hospital, this vision is now in motion.
Most recently, Lucy Banter has joined the Shamrock team becoming a certified yoga instructor at just 13 years old! This makes the age range of our staff now 13-71 years old! It also means that 3 generations of the Banter family are now actively involved involved in the business.
Whether you are looking to improve the health in your body, the stability in your mind or accelerate your spiritual growth, the ancient art of yoga can take you down any or all of these paths. We offer yoga classes in Carmel, IN seven days a week as we are happy to share the art of yoga with the community. After just a few sessions, you should reap a multitude of benefits. The goal of yoga is to create body awareness, which usually results in people becoming more mindful, present and aware of their lives and actions. Many describe this as the “spiritual” aspect of yoga – the basic mindfulness that balance can bring to our lives!
Get to know more about the Shamrock Wellness Team below:
Eric Banter Co-owner
Eric Banter, owner and yoga instructor at Shamrock Wellness, is a Purdue graduate, engineer, entrepreneur, software developer, experienced yoga instructor and father of three. He began his wellness journey as a child under the direction of his mother. His vision is aligned with her dream to bring wellness into peoples’ lives. He uses his knowledge of working in the corporate world as supervisor, quality management, sales and marketing and as entrepreneur starting a software consulting firm, software company and now wellness center, to help kids, stay-at-home Mom’s and working professionals find well-being amidst the high demands and fast-pace of our American culture. From yoga classes, yoga teacher training, wellness talks, community events to couple’s retreats, Eric enjoys working with his mother and wife Amy, a medical doctor and girlfriend/wife since 1983 to positively impact other peoples’ lives.
Linda Banter Co-owner
Linda Banter, owner, instructor and lead massage therapist at Shamrock Wellness, began her wellness journey four decades ago in Anderson, Indiana. Back then, as the mother of three active children, Linda found that yoga and healthy eating brought clarity, balance, strength and flexibility to her life. Now a devoted grandmother, Linda has realized her dream of offering the same joy and balance to others. She has witnessed first-hand, both within herself and with others, the transformation and power of living a well life. She now openly shares this knowledge with others.
Dr. Amy Banter Partner
Dr. Amy Banter grew up in Lapel, IN and attended IU School of Medicine, completing a Family Medicine Residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She then worked as an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency from 1998 to 2007. While there, she helped implement patient education as well as a complementary and alternative medicine curriculum into the residency. She practiced a broad scope of medicine including delivering babies, teaching and performing OB ultrasounds, performing procedures and caring for all ages as well as participating in multiple research studies. She also taught medical students and lectured to undergraduate students at Ball State University, where she served as Adjunct Professor in the IU School of Medicine and in the Ball State Department of Physiology and Health Sciences.
Her true passion lies in holistic medicine…treating the “whole person” and she and her husband had a longtime dream to establish a wellness center where they could work together sharing their passion to help people find balance, joy and health in life. She currently has a family practice office in Noblesville, where she pursues her interests in wellness, nutrition, and women’s health.
Annie Fellmeth Yoga Instructor
Annie Fellmeth had been a dancer her whole life before she found her true passion in yoga. Immediately drawn to the physical movement and the flow of Vinyasa, she found a peaceful place to finally feel physically and mentally complete. After her very first yoga class, she knew she wanted to be a certified teacher and she studied yoga at Shamrock Wellness Center under the instruction of Eric Banter and Linda Banter.
Annie is enchanted by the comprehensive nature of yoga. Yoga is for everyone, everyone can practice, and everyone can find a niche to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or spiritually. She is excited to teach because she is so grateful for the amazing things yoga has done for her and feels honored to share yoga with other people and help guide them through their own journeys.
Liza Chilton Yoga Instructor
Liza is a Kentucky girl through and through. After graduating college, she began a career working with families and children who were at risk of abuse. She has a heart of compassion. She had her second baby and decided to be a stay at home Mom. I am married to my High School/College sweetheart. We have lived in Noblesville for 11 years. We have a son, that attends IU, and a daughter, that is a freshman at Noblesville High School. Our little Yorkie, Gracie Mae is my little buddy, and our cat, Lizzie Mae is a sweetheart.
Liza began taking yoga classes at Linda and Eric Banter’s yoga studio in 2009. She noticed the benefits of a regular yoga practice. Yoga has helped with back, hip, and neck pain. Also, the breath work helps me center and focus on the blessing in her life. Liza also regularly get therapeutic massages with Linda Banter. This has helped so much with my back and hip pain.
Liza completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training in March 2015. I have been teaching yoga since my graduation. My yoga class is very relaxed, and focuses on opening your heart to be humble, compassionate, and loving to yourself and others. Always smile. Smiling makes the world a better place. I want my students to leave with a smile to share with others. Namaste
Teri Russell Yoga Instructor
Mimi Dora Yoga Instructor
Oakley Gianakos Hula Hoop Instructor
I have loved to dance my whole life, but I didn’t pick up a hula hoop until April 2014, and since then, this simple, plastic circle changed my life. I love teaching others how to hula hoop and showing the endless possibilities of what one can do with a hula hoop; furthermore, I love performing! I play with double hoops, a single hoop and even LED hoops (the light up hula hoops).
Laura began practicing yoga in 2010 and found it to be a beautiful complement to other means of physical activity and to a busy and hectic life as a mom , business owner and educator. Yoga truly became, as so profoundly and simply expressed by Patanjali, the father of yoga, a place to still the mind and free it from distractions. This peace she found on the mat lead Laura to pursue and complete 200 hour yoga certification through Yoga Alliance. She enjoys sharing the joy and calm found on the mat with others.
I’m a Southern Girl at heart! I was born and raised in Florida and spent a decade in Kentucky before my family relocated to Indiana. My yoga journey began in 2001. As a former dancer, I loved the alignment, strength and flow of Hatha yoga. I practiced regularly until a traumatic accident in 2007 dramatically changed my life.
I had several surgeries, suffered from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress and six years later was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. That’s when I started practicing therapeutic styles of yoga including Restorative, Yin and Nidra. It transformed my life in ways I never expected. It helped me find wellness in ways conventional medicine couldn’t. I learned that you can heal from the inside even if you can’t be cured.
My passion for this healing power of yoga led me to pursue my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Shamrock Wellness in Carmel. I want to use my experience to help others bring healing and wellness into their lives. Whether it is for injury, illness or everyday stress, let yoga be your healing source too.
I currently live in Noblesville, Indiana. My husband Jason works for Angie’s List in Indy. We have a Daughter at Noblesville High School and a son at Noblesville West Middle. When I’m not teaching classes I love being a stay-at-home Mom and spending time with my kids at their activities in Marching Band and Swim Club.