Under The Elder Tree



Meet The Team!

At Under The Elder Tree, we are focused on 

providing personalized services with 

the highest levels of customer satisfaction 

& will do everything we can to meet your needs. 

* a variety of holistic offerings *

 *  helpful, caring Assistants *

* professionally trained therapists *

with combined 

70+ years experience, 

we guarantee 

you'll be happy working with us. 

We encourage You to try any, and all, of our therapists.  

We each have our our unique styles and can help you out in different ways. 

We are all here to help YOU!

Look around the website and if you have any comments or questions, 

please feel free to contact Carrie.

Always evolving to serve you better.

 There's so much more to come!

    Carrie Eller


Nationally Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork,
Licensed WV 
Massage Therapist,
 Herbalist  & Aromatherapist

I've  been practicing Massage Therapy & Reflexology for over 17 years now. I'm licensed in WV and have reached the highest level of professional Certification in the United States by gaining my 

National Board Credentials.  

I'm also the main house Professional Herbalist & 

Certified Aromatherapist.

I've built my skills up over the years 

in numerous different settings- everywhere from high end Spas, contracting in professional athletic venues, to providing medical therapy in a Chiropractic office.  Each locale provided me with more varied skills to add to my professional tool belt to better serve you.

I opened Under The Elder Tree in the Spring of 2014.

I'm always asked where the name 

came from.  My last name is German, 

& it literally means, "Under The Elder Tree".  And traditionally, the Elder Tree is the tree representing the village "wise woman" to whom you could come for health and healing guidance.  It almost seems as if I was meant for this line of work!  

I've applied my knowledge, intuitive skills, and heart for healing to create a space for people to 

receive safe, educated guidance 

on health and wellness care.

Taking care of your health 

shouldn't be a luxury! 

I strive very hard to keep all of our holistic services, and products at a price point where everyone can afford to make them a part of their health maintenance program. 

Those who work at the shop 

are more than staff.  

We have become a family of healers 

who have all been drawn together 

by a collective call for helping. 

We are a quirky, creative bunch 

who all support each other -and you -with all of the varied skills 

we bring to the table.  

What can we help you with today?




Committed to converting Nature into 
customer satisfaction & wellness 

Carrie Eller

Jack of All Jobs


A lifetime of study 
culminated in the 
opening of 
Under The 
Elder Tree.

I love my shop.  

To be here is Bliss! 

While I enjoy helping those who walk through the door,  the other ladies in the shop tell me I come alive when I'm alone blending and creating new Teas and 

oil concoctions.  

My sensory disorder that could be overwhelming as a child has proven to be my superpower when it comes to Oil & Herb blending. 

My highly sensitive sense of smell and the ridiculous catalog of scents & their associated feelings and energy I have in my brain allow me to easily come up with complex blends that not only uniquely smell good, but are good for you!

Finding creative ways to help others is where 

I shine!

I adore how 

Under The Elder Tree

is growing and evolving.  

It's simply amazing to watch what was once just ideas in my head become realities that help support 

others along 

their own journeys.  

It's an honor  for me!

What can I help you with today?

Beth Moore

Shop Assistant
Staff Wrangler


Beth's love of nature and what it can provide has
driven her nearly 
30 years of 
self education, 
wild crafting and organic gardening.
This, coupled with her training in the medical field, and being Dr Mom to 3 children,  has prepared Beth to be a great addition 
to the team at 
Under The Elder Tree.

Beth is a patient & 
animated soul.  
She is a whirlwind of ideas and follows through with  hustling to make 
things happen.
She also recently began hosting herbal foraging walks at the shop!

The stars aligned when she walked in my door and she has quickly ingrained herself as my  indispensable   
Right Hand  Wench.    

Juliana Kidd

Shop Assistant

Crystal Guide

Jules is young, carefree and loves the feeling of making 
people happy!

She's a trained Cosmetologist, but is more concerned with the wellness aspect of her education. 

She is a hungry student of all things healing &
Metaphysical.  Jules has been studying her rear end off with multiple courses on Color Healing,  Crystal Therapy, Chakra Balancing & Vibrational Healing.  She's deepening her already amazing intuitive skills and when the time is right, she will begin offering her Healing Services.  
Keep watching for the announcemtns!

Jule's true passion is Crystals. and their spiritual attributes. 
We call her our 
"Crystal Gal" due to how much knowledge this girl has on their properties 
and usages.  

Come talk to Jules on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 
to find out more in-depth info on how to utilize all the beautiful  Crystals we carry in the Shop!

Committed to converting Nature into 
customer satisfaction & wellness

Samara Eller

Junior Apprentice &
Shop Assistant
Samara is following in her mother's footsteps of becoming a future Herbalist and Healer.  

Her favorite 
part of working in the shop is watering the plants.  She loves discovering all the little fairies lurking among the foliage.

She bounces around the shop being a helper, and has recently discovered the joy to be gained from swiping credit cards. 

Outside of the shop, she loves doodling, watching cooking shows, playing with her kitties, and swimming whenever the time will allow. 


File Organizer &
Shop Assistant

"The best way
to find yourself is 

to lose yourself 

in the service 

of others."

Future Employee!

"Helping one 

person might not 

change the 

world, but

it could change 

the world for 

one person"



The ones with hands for healing

arrie Eller

Lead Senior 
Massage Therapist

I've  been practicing 

Massage Therapy & Reflexology 

for over 17 years now. 

I'm licensed in WV and have reached the highest level of professional Certification in the United States by gaining my National Board Credentials.  

I've built my skills up over the years 

in numerous different settings- everywhere from high end Spas, contracting in professional 

athletic venues, to providing medical therapy in a Chiropractic 


Each locale provided me with more varied skills to add to my professional tool belt to better serve you.

I approach my bodywork as I do my herbs and oils.  I just intuitively know just the right direction and techniques to help your body to relax and release.  

I generally don't 

take on many new clients due to me having to spend more time doing other managing & consulting work in the business.  

So I see the most desperate individuals on a case by case basis.  

How can I help 

you today?

Elizabeth Wilkinson

Senior Massage Therapist

I am a lifetime resident of the Ohio valley, 
a mother of three and oldest sibling of four. 
Caring and nurturing are in my soul!

have been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. Swedish, Trigger point therapy, Reflexology, and specializing in pregnancy, pre and postnatal massage are all in my 
"tool box". 

With massage comes relaxation, 
with relaxation comes healing. 

I look forward to doing my part of helping people take a breath, relax, and heal! 


Samantha Kelly

Massage Therapist

As a teenager I decided to to explore my interest of massage by attending Pittsburgh Technical Institute. 
That is when I discovered my interest was in fact a passion. 

I have worked as a mobile massage therapist 
in the Pittsburgh area. 
Specifically bridal parties, corporate events,
 festivals and hotel spas.

 I have been a licensed massage therapist
 in the state of West Virginia since 2015. 

My current, but expanding skill sets, are 
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, 
Prenatal, as well as, Reflexology.

I'm excited  to 
help you out!

More of the ones with hands for healing

Alexandra Salkovic

 Massage Therapist





with their hands 

& their hearts."


"Touch the body...

Calm the mind...

Heal the Spirit"



Let them guide you to wellness

Jessi Byrne

Yoga Instructor
Meditation Guide

Jessi is a certified Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour certification led by Jennifer Yarrow and Jennilee Toner in Costa Rica in 2015.
Her focus is on proper alignment, safety, & hands on assists.
She is currently working on her 300YTT certification with Frog Lotus, and now Thai Massage Certified through the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage.

Jessi first came to know Yoga in 2007 for an "easy" college credit.
Even though she had been previously interested in Yoga, she had no idea the depth and the beauty which lies within the practice.
Having always been active; a dedicated trained dancer for nearly 20 years, an Equestrian rider & trainer for 25 years, along with various recreational sports, there always comes injury.
Finding many fitness practices left her misaligned and nursing strained muscles and joints, Yoga was the only practice she walked away from feeling whole.
Diving into the world of Yoga, Jessi found that it not only supported her body, but her mind and spirituality as well.  
Now she desires to spread the knowledge, the physical healing, and the depth of spirit with those who are curious and come with an open heart and mind.

Jessi has relocated 
to Massachusetts.
But as her family is located here, she will be teaching classes whenever she's in for a visit.  

Cathy Downing

Yoga Instructor

I was introduced to yoga well over 12 years ago as a way to combat sore muscles & joint dysfunction created by lifting heavy weights in the gym.  
A dedicated, deeper practice developed after yoga was integrated with physical therapy for me 
to better recover from knee surgery. 
I had a heart felt calling to share the benefits and practice of yoga with others so I completed a 
200 hr. YogaWorks certified teacher training. 
I became a Yoga Alliance RYT two years 
after the knee surgery.  
Yoga has become part of my lifestyle, but I also enjoy time my grown daughters, spoiling my cats and grand-fur babies, collecting tattoos, working on my miniature dollhouse, and yes, still lifting heavy things.  
My day is not complete without chocolate and coffee. 

Cathy is one
of our 
special class

Pamela June

Yoga Instructor

I started practicing yoga ten years ago 

as a way to reduce stress. 

I loved that yoga helped to quiet the mind, and I was amazed to learn what it could do for my body, too! 

Since then, I have learned that yoga helps provide the fullest experience of ourselves. 

It builds strength, balance, and flexibility in more ways than one, putting us in touch with our movements and thoughts and empowering us to become the best version of ourselves.

Outside of yoga, I am a full-time 

English professor and cat lover. 

I moved to Wheeling five years ago, 

and I have grown fond of the city's walking trails, the small businesses, and the many festivals. 

I also volunteer at the local homeless coalition. 

I have truly grown to love life, and I can’t wait to share this passion with others through yoga.

Pamela is a new mother, so as she adjusts to her new role, she will figure out how to incorporate Yoga instruction back into her schedule. 

Our Team

Let them guide you to wellness

Nancy Shutler

Tai Chi Instructor

Nancy  has practiced Tai Chi for 29 years 
and is an experienced teacher of 16 years. 
 She is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. 

 Scientific studies have shown Tai Chi to 
improve health, balance, and quality of life. 
Regular Tai Chi practice improves balance, coordination and flexibility; it strengthens muscles and bones, 
improves circulation to internal organs and calms the mind and nervous system. 
 Tai Chi's flowing movements open the energy meridians of the body, eliminating blockages and allowing the free flow of chi (vital life energy) throughout the systems. 
 To learn Tai Chi, one practices a series of postures and movements that are performed slowly and continuously. Moving slowly allows the mind to become deeply concentrated on the precise movements. Thus, Tai Chi has a calming and centering effect, much like the effect brought about by meditation. 

 Tai Chi has 
been called "Meditation in Motion" 

Nancy hosts class when both the weather and her garden allow her time.

Michelle Blake

Yoga Instructor

“Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self’

That truly is what yoga is to me and what inspired me to begin teaching.  I am a 200hr certified yoga teacher with a passion for Vinyasa and Power flow. Yoga became a part of my life 16 years ago when my first son was born and I needed to bounce back. I immediately fell in love, my body responded so naturally to yoga but it wasn’t until recently when I dove into teacher training that my true passion was ignited.  My sadhana, or daily devotional practice, began and through this shift from occasional yogi to devoted yogi I was able to learn to live my true self.

 Yoga keeps me centered throughout my crazy schedule that includes raising 3 boys and formulating/crafting organic body care products for my small business.

 I love where yoga takes me and I love sharing it with others.

Michelle is a random visiting instructor.



Yoga Instructor

I found yoga early in life as a way to decompress and destress my body after long hours as a dancer.  Later in college, I began teaching yoga at the University of Missouri, and in the local community.  After college, I moved to rural Virginia to work at James Madison's Montpelier, and soon became the town yoga instructor! 

Outside of yoga, I work as an architect-ural historian, and enjoy hiking with my rescue dog, Marshall.  
I moved to Wheeling in December of 2018, and I am excited to become part of this community. 

My classes combine the physical postures (or asanas) with meditation and breath work.  
I have experience teaching all levels, and love to cater my classes to the needs of the group.  

My motto is: 
"If you can breathe, you can do yoga!"

Betsy has recently come on board to teach weekly regularly scheduled classes.

Let them guide you to wellness


Yoga Instructor

Hi I'm Zachary!  I'm a 200 hour certified with the Yoga Alliance and received my training through the Heartland Yoga Center in Bradenton Florida.

I was born and raised in Wheeling and began practicing yoga at home 7 years ago and promptly fell in love with it.  
Yet, being introverted and judgemental of myself kept me from visiting a "studio"

So, now I focus my intention on 
showing newcomers that 
everyone is welcome
on the mat.  

I am trained in Hatha Yoga.
These classes include plenty of props, modifications, and occasional hands on assists in order to make them accessible to everyone.  Hatha yoga allows for a broad range of work, allowing classes to be arranged based on the individual and/or
group needs.  

As our most recent addition, 
Zachary will be leading regularly scheduled classes.

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