What is yoga therapy and why?

 Yoga therapy is an individualized practice with the specific needs of the client in mind. It approaches this work from a biopsychosocial model meeting the physical, mental and emotional needs of the client.

Yoga therapy is important for anyone who is looking for guidance and a plan for health and well being. It is accessible to anyone, even (and especially) those struggling with chronic pain.

For more information on the distinction between yoga and yoga therapy, click here.

To schedule a session with Julie or inquire about yoga therapy, click here:

To learn more about attending seminars on chronic pain, click here:


Health benefits:

  • Strengthens muscles

  • Relieves pain

  • Lowers need for opioids

  • Improves psychological health

  • Improves joint health

  • Increases flexibility

  • Improves balance

  • helps individuals to move with more ease

  • Improves proprioception

  • Strengthens bones

  • Conditions the Cardiovascular System

  • Relaxes the Nervous System

  • Improves brain function

  • Lowers levels of stress hormone, Cortisol

  • Lowers blood sugar and blood pressure

  • Much more!!!


River Garden Yoga Center
- St. Paul, MN

Tria Orthopedic Center
- Bloomington, MN
- Woodbury, MN

Health Partners Neuroscience Center
- St. Paul, MN


In-Home Session: 3 Private Sessions $420
6 Private Sessions $740
* within metro area

River Garden Sessions:
3 Private Sessions $375
6 Private Sessions $650


I was much more calm all week.

“I was much more calm all week when I participated in Julie's Yoga Therapy for Anxiety Class. I also was able to use some techniques like breathing and simple stretches to help when I felt my anxiety level going up. I would HIGHLY recommend this class to others. I would especially recommend it to those with little experience with yoga since they will likely not know how helpful yoga can be. It helped me feel so much more relaxed and more able to deal with my anxiety.”

— Julie K

I felt so relaxed.

“I am a type 2 diabetic and stress highly effects my glucose levels. I was under extreme stress for 3 months prior to my work with Julie. My levels were running high at about 190. After my second session with Julie, I felt so relaxed that I decided to check my glucose level to see if it had made a difference. My reading was 160, which is in range!! It was wonderful to see the direct correlation between the work I was doing with Julie, and how it was affecting my health!”

— Pam

Julie provides a safe and accepting environment.

Julie has a very calming, encouraging, and supportive manner. Her instruction is effectively differentiated to accommodate many different levels of ability. She provides a safe and accepting environment.

— Kris