Explore ways yoga therapy can support your body, mind, spirit, life—and life’s challenges—on and off the mat.
What is yoga therapy?
Whether you’re working with anxiety, chronic pain, illness, a specific injury or physical condition, a sense of being “stuck” or “blocked” in your personal or spiritual growth, or simply looking to find ways to reduce stress and explore healthy lifestyle shifts, yoga therapy can support your journey. Sessions are private, personalized, and tailored to meet your needs.
Yoga therapy uses the tools of yoga—physical practices, stress-reduction techniques, yoga psychology and philosophy—to help you develop custom, individualized practices for greater well-being. It’s a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach to wellness that works on every level to nurture a greater sense of contentment, connection, peacefulness, ease and joy.
Why yoga therapy?
No matter what challenging situation you face—injury, illness, major transition, life circumstance or need for a lifestyle shift—the common denominator, and root cause of suffering, is often the stress that surrounds it. As the symptoms of stress take hold, it’s easy to become disconnected from your most authentic self, which in turn causes suffering on many levels. Yoga therapy is a highly individualized, self-empowering process that works as a supplemental healing modality and tool for growth. While yoga therapy can uniquely address specific physical issues, its real power is in helping you work more skillfully with the stress surrounding your circumstances, getting “unstuck,” and connecting more easily and more often with your highest self.
What's a session like?
Yoga therapy sessions can focus on a specific physical issue, a desired lifestyle change, stress reduction or some other situation or goal. Time is provided to discuss your challenges, intentions and objectives, and explore applicable, customized practices and other techniques. Yoga therapy sessions are different for everyone and are based on your unique needs and goals, but all are designed to ultimately reconnect you with yourself and empower you to make small but consistent positive changes that lead to greater health, well-being, peace and improved quality of life.
Who is yoga therapy for?
Yoga therapy is appropriate for just about anyone—all ages and levels of ﬁtness, for anyone struggling with stress, illness, pain, “stuckness” or challenging life situation, and also for those who would simply like to explore the practice of yoga more deeply in their lives.
Conditions supported by yoga therapy include: stress; anxiety; depression; chronic pain; asthma and other respiratory ailments; heart disease; cancer quality of life; digestive disorders; insomnia and sleep issues; addiction and recovery; musculoskeletal issues and injury recovery; neurological disorders; healthy weight management; eating and body image disorders; women's health issues; stress management; grief and loss; healthy aging; and work-life balance.
Clients are encouraged to consider scheduling multiple sessions spread out over time (typically four or five sessions over two to three months, with discounts offered for multiple-session packages, see below for pricing) so there is ample time to develop and adopt new routines and practices. New clients will be asked to complete an intake form prior to the first session, and clients will be encouraged to set mini goals between sessions.
Yoga therapy is an accredited, integrative field. Certified Yoga Therapists receive 1,000+ hours of training and are recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Lori Wieder, C-IAYT, is a graduate of the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Program through YogaLife Institute, an IAYT-accredited program, and is a fully certified yoga therapist.
Sig: Wellness Studio (in the SunPointe Health Building), 320 Rolling Ridge Drive, Second Floor, Suite 203, State College. Exhale Yoga Therapy is an independent business co-located within Sig: Wellness Studio.
Some private small-group classes are held in space rented at PYP Studio in State College.
Multiple-session Yoga Therapy packages (all packages include initial intake as part of the first session):
Yoga Therapy 3-Session Pack: $225
Yoga Therapy 4-Session Pack: $290
Yoga Therapy 5-Session Pack: $350
Yoga Therapy, one/first session (includes intake, 75 min): $90
Yoga Therapy, additional single sessions (60 min): $80