Welcome to CHEO of Greater Knoxville Area

Come Discover YOUR Options for Holistic Wellness

Looking for Alternative & Holistic approaches to  Wellness?
You are in the right place!

Introducing 2015 CHEO President Stephen Kerr

Stephen Kerr

Stephen is a Tai Chi Chuan instructor with 30+ years in the arts (both External and Internal).

Well versed in all aspects of Tai Chi Chaun and Qi Gong, his emphasis is on the energetic and healing aspects of these arts. Stephen is an inductee in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame and retired from competition undefeated in 2014.  His “day job” is foreman for a surface mine.  He is also an award winning model maker, and can usually be found building, painting or sculpting. Stephen and his wife Lisa share their Knoxville area home with two rescue dogs and two parrots. 

April 2015 Member Spotlight

Bonnie Derose Soltis, ND, ANMCAB, CNHP, OM
Life Map Solutions

P O Box 1294, Seymour, TN 37865
Phone: 865-221-9898

Bonnie Soltis is an alternative, integrative and holistic practitioner, Certified Natural Health Professional and Naturopath, and is an Ordained Minister.  Her focus is on dealing primarily with prevention of dis-ease, optimizing quality-of-life, and the restoration of spirit, soul and body to improve homeostasis.  [Tennessee does NOT regulate or license Naturopathic Doctors.  Therefore, Bonnie Derose Soltis, ND does NOT practice medicine, diagnose or treat any diseases.  She offers counseling and classes in natural wellness life styles.] 

Q.  Tell us about yourself.

A. I was born in New Jersey, raised in Florida, and lived in Atlanta.   My family and I worked in the entertainment business all our lives in music, film, theater, recording, etc.

During my 25 years in Knoxville, I raised and homeschooled three glorious, unique children – a daughter and two sons - all 7 years apart in age.  (I was a child bride). They all graduated college with high honors and are productive, growing pillars in society and parents of my five amazing grandchildren.   My precious 12 year old Chihuahua, Pablo, is my only baby at home now.

Q. How did you get started in your area of holistic wellness?

A. When my oldest son was an infant, he was in and out of hospitals for ten months with adverse reactions to immunizations.   The Doctor’s and I did everything we knew to do including on-going prayer, with no consistent improvement.  Being raised knowing God relationally and even seeing people restored through prayer, I did not understand this until I realized there must be a higher purpose and it was up to me to discover it.  

March 2015 Volunteers

March Volunteers


George Bruss MaryBeth Bruss
Suzi  Descourouez
Christina Diaz Norman Lawhorn Barry Richmond

A special Thank You to our CHEO Team of amazing Volunteers.  
You are the heart of CHEO and all we do for our community! 

To join our Volunteer Team, contact Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Second Monday of each month at Parkwest Medical Center Classrooms

6:30pm Meet & Greet, 7pm Program

Directions to Parkwest Medical Center, 9330 Parkwest Blvd. (I-40 exit 378)

Monday,11 May 2015

The Wonderful World of Essential Oils

Kathy Wickard and Carrie Wagner, RCR, CTT

Meet and Greet at 6:30, Program at 7 pm

Did you know - essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes of application or inhalation?  As mankind's first medicine, plants and their oils have been used for their oxygenating, antioxidant, calming, immune system support and antimicrobial properties since ancient times.   Join Carrie and Kathy to experience the fragrances of essential oils and discover the ideal oils to enhance wellbeing for you and your family.  Door Prizes: Essential oils donated by Carrie Wagner and Kathy Wickard. 


The Fourth Wednesday of the Month at Rarity Bay Community Center, Vonore.  6:30pm Meet & Greet, 7pm Program

Directions to Rarity Bay Community Center: 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, 37885

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ask the Holistic Doctor: Open Forum


  Panel Members  
Rocio Huet MD
 Richard Mays MD
Stephen Pershing MD

Our panelists, all classically trained MD's,  integrate a variety of complementary modalities into their practices.  Each doctor will briefly tell us about their specialties and philosophy of medical practice.  The balance of the program will be devoted to questions from the audience directed to any member of our panel of outstanding doctors.   

Door Prize: a gift certificate to The Health Shoppe donated by Eddie Reymond.

2015 Directories

2015 Holistic Resource Directories are here!

Pick up your copy at monthly programs,
from a CHEO member or visit our Directory sponsors:

The Fresh Pharmacy / East TN Discount Drugs,
721 Hwy 321 N., Lenoir City 37771

The Health Shoppe,
8025 Kingston Pike, Knoxville 37919

Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic,
404 Northshore Drive, Knoxville 37919

Sunshine Chiropractic Clinic,
380 High Street, Maryville 37804

Clear's Tai Chi, 113 E. Broadway, Maryville 37804

The Garden Path,  1189 Tellico Street, Madisonville, 37354

Massage Works, 318 Erin Drive, Suite 5, Knoxville 37919

Feng Shui Design, 6920 Lark Lane, Knoxville 37919

Inner Harmony Health Center, 2943 Old Chilhowee Road, Walland 37886

Remember to print some of our Program Flyers to share with friends & associates & to post at places you visit.

Member News April, 2015

One Degree Shift presents:

BE the Difference Now!

Saturday, April 11, 2015,  2 - 5:00 PM

The Avenue, 141 N. Martinwood Road, Knoxville, TN 37923

Cassandra Washington, seasoned coach, gifted communicator and trainer, will lead you to discover your hidden strengths and unique Difference Maker Type. You’ll learn how to connect with and trust your inner guidance, clear blocks, discover your deeper purpose, navigate the turbulence of uncertainty, and manifest your difference. In this session, Cassandra will guide you to uncover a version of yourself that is simply waiting to emerge, so you can BE the difference NOW!

Sue Wickstrom and co-authors will be available to sign your copy of “Strengthen Your Wings: Amazing Stories for the Journey”.

Pre-Registration is required: Link for detailed info & to register: http://bit.ly/BEthediffSue  This workshop is sponsored by CHEO member Sue Wickstrom (865) 661-6140.

Go Nutrition New Store Hours effective April 7, 2015

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am - 6:30pm 
Sunday 1:00pm – 6:30pm
Monday  CLOSED

Go Nutrition, 10961 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37934 / 865-675-8886
www.facebook.com/GoNutritionKnoxville / www.twitter.com/GoNutsKnoxville

Member Classes, Workshops & Events

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Classes, Workshops & Events

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