My body is more delightful to live in.”
– J.P., A Yoga Therapy client
How is Yoga Therapy different from general yoga?
Yoga Therapy is different from general yoga in that the practice is:
- adapted to your specific needs
- tailored to create specific effects based on your goals
- actively involving you in your own health, healing or management of your condition and symptoms
- helping you with your relationship to your condition or symptoms.
Why Consider Individualized Yoga Therapy?
Improved function, less pain, better sleep, more energy, less anxiety…these are just some of the good things that happen from working with a Yoga Therapist.
Consider individual sessions with a Yoga Therapist if you have:
- Structural issues like low back pain, hip pain, knee problems or upper back, neck and shoulder pain, poor balance, chronic pain conditions and preparing for/healing from joint replacement surgery.
- Physiological concerns like sleep issues, fatigue, digestive problems, headaches, hormonal symptoms, diabetes, immune conditions, heart disease or side effects from cancer treatment, and preparing for a major surgery.
- Mental health concerns like chronic stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life-changing situations.
- Conditions that create a combination of structural and physiological changes and life adjustment such as cancer, heart disease or stroke.
A Yoga Therapist’s Training
A Yoga Therapist is specially trained to work with individuals and groups to use therapeutic applications of the tools of yoga. A certified Yoga Therapist has training beyond a general yoga teacher training (minimum of 800 hours of training beyond a 200 hr. teacher training certification). C-IAYT (Certified – International Association of Yoga Therapists) demonstrates a level of training and experience consistent with international educational standards for Yoga Therapists.
What Can You Expect
A private session usually involves an intake and assessment to learn more about you and your goals. An initial Yoga Practice is designed and reviewed with you so that you understand how to practice at home. A Yoga Therapy practice for home (or work!) is typically shorter than a class session and “do-able” for your life.
Follow-up sessions focus on continuing to refine the practice or provide additional practices. Sessions are typically 1 hour long but may vary with your needs and interests.
$80 per hour
$280 for 4 sessions (1 hour each)
$10 additional per offsite visit
Discounts available as needed for those who are currently off work due to health issues.
How to Schedule
Heather Van Dalfsen, MEd, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Certified Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist sees clients for a variety of conditions including structural, physiological and mental/emotional health.
Call 715.574.8787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Certified Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist sees clients for a variety of conditions including structural, physiological and mental/emotional health from May through September.
Call 715.218.7120 or email@example.com
Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD, RYT-500, Certified Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist-in-Training see clients by referral for a variety of health conditions.
Contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org
“In our private sessions, Heather’s guidance, knowledge and willingness to problem solve has blessed me with improved comprehension of my body’s abilities and limitations. Heather addresses so much more than the postures and modifications. Her words inspire my mind and my spirit and she gently reminds me that everything is a practice! ” -C.
” I love the program Mary designed for me. I am sometimes able to do it during the workday on break or at lunch. I do the program before bed too….It all seems to be working very well. It is simple yet enough to work muscle groups without overtaking them into the accompanying fibromyalgia pain. The program is not intimidating to where I have to think about whether I will (or can) do it. I just do it.” -D