What is Yoga & Yoga Therapy?

Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda are ancient, rich sciences of self-exploration and self-development that incorporate a broad range of practices and techniques which can be tailored to suit men and women of any age, experience level and individual needs. Anyone can “do” yoga and everybody is a yoga body. You do not have to be flexible or perform pretzel-like maneuvers.

Yoga can be an effective method to reduce stress and anxiety and unlock pain and tension. The physical postures of Yoga move the whole body, its muscles, ligaments and joints through full ranges of motion. Combined with breath work, relaxation techniques and meditation, Yoga brings balance to the whole body.

Chronic stress can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems. According to the Mayo Clinic, Yoga can be an effective method to reduce stress and anxiety. Other health benefits of a regular Yoga practice include:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved circulation
  • Back pain relief
  • Strength & flexibility
  • Improved balance & coordination
  • Better breathing

The gentle, systematic healing practices of Yoga Therapy can be very effective for many specific health concerns such as: scoliosis, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cancer, surgery recovery, anxiety and emotional well-being, injuries and range of motion issues.

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What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, also known as “knowledge of life” is an holistic system for living and self-healing in harmony with the principles of nature. It offers us tools to take ownership of our health through self-care routines, diet and lifestyle recommendations and individualized yoga practices.

Yoga was originally taught one-on-one, teacher to student. Private Yoga & Yoga Therapy Sessions reflect this tradition and are an effective way to address individual needs and goals such as:

  • Beginner’s who want to learn the basics before attending a group class.
  • Adapting a practice for injuries or physical restrictions.
  • Developing a customized home practice.
  • Addressing specific health conditions.
  • Fitting into your schedule.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of specific postures and techniques.
  • Applying the principles of Ayurveda to your practice.
  • Cross training.

For questions about any of our classes or to schedule small group or private sessions, contact Marilyn directly at 651-307-2776 or

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“Marilyn’s yoga classes are carefully planned and progress towards a pinacle/goal that yogi attendees realize we have been moving toward in our work during the hour.  The classes for the week often have similar pinacles/goals, but are modified for the effort level (gentle flow vs continuing–levels 1, 2, 3).  Marilyn offers a thoughtful, creative practice–participating is always a delight.”  ~ R. A.