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.

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Health benefits:

  • Strengthens muscles

  • Improves joint health

  • Increases flexibility

  • Improves balance

  • Improves immune function

  • Increases oxygenation of tissues

  • Nourishes intervertebral disks

  • Increases circulation of lymph

  • Improves proprioception

  • Strengthens bones

  • Conditions the Cardiovascular System

  • Relaxes the Nervous System

  • Improves brain function

  • Changes Neurotransmitter levels

  • Lowers levels of Cortisol

  • Lowers blood sugar and blood pressure

  • Relieves pain

  • Lowers need for opioids

  • Improves psychological health

  • Much more!!!


Wild Tree Wellness
- St. Paul, MN

Tria Orthopedic Center
- Bloomington, MN
- Woodbury, MN

Health Partners Neuroscience Center
- St. Paul, MN


3 Private Sessions / $375  
Includes one 90-minute intake + two 90-minute private yoga therapy sessions 

6 Private Sessions / $650
Includes one 90-minute intake + five 90-minute private yoga therapy sessions 


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

Therapeutic yoga with Julie will change my life.

“If I do my part, therapeutic yoga with Julie will change my life. Julie certainly is doing her part. I have arthritic knees and a surgically repaired shoulder that limit my movement and function. Working with Julie has given me a level of confidence that I can independently use yoga in the future to vastly improve my movement and comfort. Each week Julie has a plan specifically tailored to the needs of my mind and body. She follows up within a day or two of my session with emailed specific reminders and directions regarding what we worked on. Julie’s professionalism is supported by her warmth, patience and kindness. She is accessible, responsive and organized. Julie applies her depth of knowledge to my very specific needs. Plus she’s fun. I plan to work with Julie again in the future. Not sure I can live without her.”

— Anne

Julie was so patient.

“Julie was so patient with those of us that were less flexible or novices. I looked forward to a quiet time to unwind and release the stress of the day. She encouraged us to try at our own level and showed alternative positions.”

— Deb