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"I reached out to Carleen to help with my overall mental wellness. I have been struggling to juggle life with 3 kids, work, have a social life, make time for my husband and most importantly make time for ME! I am extremely organized but life has just been so chaotic, I couldn’t do this alone. Carleen has helped me to slow down, analyze my priorities and spend time only doing things that serve me. I am getting more sleep, focused on my nutrition, spending time doing things that make me happy, spending 1-1 time with my kids, still having friend time and not feeling guilty, I am not stressed with work and truly just feel blissfully happy. Each week she has given me ‘homework’ and I am slowly making lifestyle changes. Asking for help is hard but if you are willing to be extremely vulnerable and work on your mental wellness, Carleen is an amazing partner to have by your side."

-Wellness Coaching Client

Hey There!

I'm Carleen

I've combined my personal and professional passions into my business in order to empower you to thrive in life by making healthy and sustainable changes using an integrative, holistic, and functional approach.

Want to get started with your complimentary consultation?

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Spring Session: April 1st through May 23rd 2024

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See Class Options Below.

Led by Carleen, Occupational Therapist and Advanced Level Yoga Teacher

All classes are progressive over the 8-class session


$140 per 8-Class Session

or Drop-In Classes $25 each

(To inquire about Multi-Class Pass

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Registration Required To Secure Your Spot

Small Class Sizes (12 Students Max)

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Sculpt and Flow

Total Body Strength and Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Welcome to my signature Sculpt & Flow Yoga class - where we sculpt and stretch your body and flow through vinyasas (and get that heart rate up!) while elevating your mind to new heights! 

Take your practice to a new level with latex-free resistance bands provided to enhance your workout, all on the house! 

This class is designed for the yogi who is seeking to make a transformation from the inside out! If you have some background in group fitness or yoga, this is the perfect space to take your practice further! Let's flow, grow, and thrive together!  

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga + Core Strength

Step into a transformative journey with my signature Beginner/Intermediate + Core Strength Yoga class! We not only exercise the body but also nurture the mind, all while focusing on building a strong core foundation. Experience my signature approach to yoga where I'll provide you with a truly holistic, integrative, and functional experience! 


Whether you're a complete newbie to yoga, looking to advance your practice, or seeking relief from physical discomfort, this class has something special in store for you! We'll dive deep into the fundamentals, guiding you through poses, transitions, and techniques for a successful yoga experience. Perfect for beginners, those aiming to progress, or anyone craving personalized attention and support. 


Discover the art of practicing yoga mindfully to promote overall well-being and joint health. Embrace modifications that honor your body's unique needs, ensuring a safe and empowering practice. 


Get ready to strengthen not just your muscles but also your resilience and spirit. Let's flow, grow, and thrive together! 


Private 1:1 Yoga - Private yoga session fully customized just for you!

Private Party - Your group. Your location or mine!

Daytime hours available

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Special Bonus!

Do you want to sign up for both yoga classes for the Spring Session? Email Carleen for an exclusive code to give you a discount on your second class!

Have a friend who wants to join you and is new to yoga at Empower Wellness? Email Carleen for an exclusive code giving them a discount and you a discount for a future yoga session!

Can't commit to the 8-class session, but you're able to come to a few classes? Email Carleen for your exclusive code giving you a multi-class discount!

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Your Free Guided Meditation

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Carleen is awesome. She listens to her clients and treats everyone on an individual basis. She is the first holistic therapist I have had and I do believe in holistic approach to life and energy...the meditation has amazing results.

Carleen went above and beyond to keep me on track. She is very knowledgeable. Would recommend her to everyone!

I had zero doubts in my ability to run a solid race. Carleen believed in me from the start and made me more confident in myself along the way.

She was very helpful and enthusiastic about her job. She was very easy to interact with and I really felt like I trusted her. She was knowledgeable. I'll miss seeing her!

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Carleen not only helped me complete my (triathlon) race goals for the year, I was also able to achieve my fastest ever bike time on a half iron distance!  OH and did I mention all of which was completed PAIN FREE! Over the years (getting old booo….), my lower back has begun to nag at me.  The specific strength training provided by Carleen improved my core strength which nearly eliminated my lower back pain.


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When I decided to sign up for my first Ultra, I knew I needed a plan. A tri-athlete friend referred me to Carleen and I immediately liked her approach. She set up a structured program that was flexible enough to work with my busy work schedule. I went into my first 50k with confidence and was able to truly enjoy the experience because of my training. Can’t wait to do it again this year!


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Do you love learning about all things health and wellness?

Do you strive to be the best version of yourself possible?

Do you want to be part of a growing community of like-minded people?

If you answered "Yes!", we would love for you to join the Empower VIP Community! 

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Do you want to relieve stress, revamp your life, enjoy the camaraderie and support of like-minded women, and feel like a healthier version of yourself?

Then these programs are for you!

Choose between one night of relaxation during a Women's Wellness Event or take a deeper dive into revamping your lifestyle and create sustainable changes with the 4 week Women's Group Coaching Program.

"It’s ok to feel like your alone but always remember there are others out there who also feel the same way. The wellness group provides you with techniques to calm your self and find your inter strength. There are women who are there to listen to what you have to say. It’s a great way to open up and hear ideas that may help you." -Wellness Event Participant

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Email Carleen to join the wait list for the next event!

Balance | Inspire | Create

You'll connect with other like-minded women, experience support and encouragement, as well as identify your first step toward taking control of your health and wellness.


Email Carleen to join the wait list for the next program

This is for the woman who wants to revamp her lifestyle! We take all the amazing benefits from the Wellness Event programming to the next level and beyond! This is for the woman who wants to take serious action and wants to make sustainable healthy changes!

Wellness Circle - Group Coaching

The Wellness Circle was an amazing, calming and uplifting evening where I am surrounding by encouraging women who were surprisingly going through similar challenges as me. It was a perfect combination of calming meditations, gentle restorative yoga flows, profound self discovery and meaningful conversations. A wonderful getaway for self care on a Wednesday night!


Carleen did a wonderful job providing a safe and calming environment for a group of ten strangers to not only talk about our individual stressors, but she also equipped us with tools and strategies to reduce our individual stressors in realistic ways.

Spending my evening with people I didn’t know seemed scary, but it turned out to be one of the most beneficial nights of my life!

The Womens Wellness Circle stirred more emotions than I expected. It helped me relax and feel safe enough to release emotions I had been pushing down due to stress. By the end I felt I had relaxed, learned, connected with other women (which isn't always something I get a chance to do), and I felt connected with myself. I know it will impact how I reate to stress in my life and the steps I wll take toward my removing stressors. I'm so glad I took the time to have such a meaningful experience.

If you are looking for a night away for just yourself this is what you need. It relaxes you and releases your emotions you may have built up. Being surrounded with woman who may or may not have the same stress or emotions you have. But being able to listen and give them feedback on how you would handle it and getting feedback for your self. I can’t wait for this again! I realized how much I truly need this in my life for myself.

The Wellness Cirlces have been really beneficial to me because it's scheduled time to focus on myself rather than the million other things that I attempt to prioritize in my life (no texts, phone calls, emails, etc). Having positive interactions with other women struggling with similar issues and concerns is empowering. Sharing stories and experiences has helped me to realize I am not alone in my struggles. I've learned to be even more grateful every day and that its important (and ok) to take some time to just breathe.





Welcome to Empower Wellness, a holistic total transformation boutique studio located in Mukwonago, WI. I'm Carleen, your holistic, functional, and integrative health and wellness professional. I'm glad you're here! I wear many professional hats as an occupational therapist, health and wellness coach, functional nutrition counselor, yoga instructor, reiki master/teacher, and endurance coach. What does that mean for you? Well, it means that you will have quite a uniquely powerful and transformative experience, unlike anything else! I will empower you to optimize your health and well-being to set you up for success toward reaching your goals and thriving in life!



My partnership with you will combine the best of Eastern and Western methodologies and wisdom as well as functional therapeutic methods to achieve your goals related to managing autoimmune or other chronic conditions as well as coaching you through reaching your health, wellness, life, or endurance goals. 


I will empower you with a personalized action plan using a holistic, integrative, and functional approach to take control, remove barriers, and reach your goals, treat and teach you to management strategies so you can live your best life, as well as balance your mind, body, and soul. 


I will provide you with a periodized action plan and coach you along the way to get you to the finish line and reach your goals using an integrative and functional approach while avoiding or managing injury. 


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  • Arthritis

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  • Fitness

  • Nutrition

  • Weight loss

  • Stress Management

  • Endurance Events


Every new client experience begins with a free consultation. I will assess your needs and partner with you to develop a personalized and comprehensive plan. Contact me today. I look forward to empowering you so that you can live your best life! 

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M.S., OTR/L, CLT, FNC, RYT-500hr, USAT Certified Coach
Occupational Therapist | Life & Wellness Coach | Functional Nutrition Counselor
Endurance Coach | Reiki Master/Teacher | Registered Yoga Teacher 500hr

With over 14 years of experience as a nationally board certified occupational therapist, I started Empower Wellness and Rehabilitation to create a better way to help people take back control of and find balance within their lives. My experience includes specialities in yoga, reiki, myofascial release, coaching, pain management, cancer rehabilitation, hand therapy, general orthopedics, research, and teaching. 

My mission is to help you live your best life by empowering you with the knowledge and skills to reach your goals drawing from my expansive knowledge and experience.

After successfully rehabilitating thousands of clients through their injuries, chronic diseases, and after their surgeries at a local major healthcare system, I wanted to create a better way to help people throughout the continuum of care. 

I will partner with you to develop a holistic fully customized plan and will work closely with you every step of the way. You will enjoy the healing and invigorating atmosphere of my studio located at the barn surrounded by lush horse pastures.

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"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life."

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Are you ready to transform?

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Do you want to be a healthier version of yourself and achieve balance within your life? Are you having a difficult time taking the next step toward your goals? Do you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Are you experiencing pain or trying to manage a chronic condition? Maybe you're looking to become a healthier version of yourself, exercise more, lose weight, or improve your nutritional lifestyle. I will empower you with a fully personalized action plan as well as hold you accountable and guide you along the way. We will work together to identify and remove the barriers you are facing. We will dig deep and discover your "why" as well as set attainable goals and lay out a plan. I will stand by your side, hold you accountable, and progress you toward reaching your goals.


Whether you swim, bike, run, or do all three, Carleen will partner with you to develop a fully customized training plan tailored towards reaching your goals. As a USA Triathlon certified coach and occupational therapist, Carleen pairs her knowledge to get you through training and to the finish line while reducing your risk for injury.

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Balance your body, mind, and energy centers. Build flexibility and strength as well as stability through vulnerable areas of your body. Pranayama (breathwork) and meditation are integrated to enhance your practice. Experience small class sizes for a more individualized experience. Private yoga sessions are also available.

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