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Welcome to Orthopedic Yoga Therapy!

The Meeting Place of Ancient Medicine and Modern Science

Combining the wisdom of ancient yogic practices with modern orthopedic therapy techniques, our approach to healing goes beyond the typical and offers you a chance to move freely and live fully - without pain. 
Clients come to us injured, restricted and often hopeless; and leave empowered to start a new phase of their lives with more energy, flexibility and without pain. We aim to help you heal, and to keep healing yourself as time goes forth.
We believe in science, we believe in ancient healing arts, and we believe in you.

What do we offer?

From retreats  on the Pacific Coast to private sessions in Clayton, MO and Duxbury, MA we offer a variety of options for healing and learning. 
In our private sessions we start with a postural analysis, then design your unique session utilizing targeted fascial release and muscular therapy, nerve and artery flossing, osteopathic medicine techniques and specialized yoga  to help you re-structure your alignment and re-pattern your movements to live in optimal function without pain. 
Click here to learn more about our three-pronged approach.

We also offer  Yoga Alliance® approved trainings,  transformational bodywork certifications, and continuing education classes, workshops, and retreats for professionals such as Chiropractors, PTs, MDs, OTs, ,Yoga Teachers, Massage Therapists.

Book with us online or contact us directly for more information.

What our clients are saying?

Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Certification

Transformational Vinyasa, and Level 1 Orthopedic Yoga Therapy

The next in person and live online session begins October 20, 2021

6 month program, one class per week and one weekend per month 

At our partner studios, live online and by recording

This training teaches students how to teach Orthopedic Yoga Flow classes.

 The word “vinyasa” means to connect. A “ Vinyasa flow” class is one in which the poses are connected and move rhythmically from one to the next. This enables the joints to be bathed in synovial fluid, the internal, healing lubricant of the body. In this course, all levels of flow are taught so students will be able to teach in every situation, to all students. Students leave fully prepared to teach all levels of classes ranging from power style, sweaty and exhilarating classes, to gentle, slow therapeutic flows. The best part is, all students will graduate knowing how to support and protect their students, even those working with constraints or injuries. You will never have to say “If this pose doesn’t work for you, feel free to come into Child’s Pose.”; because you will have the knowledge to modify those postures for those students to make it safe for them. 

All participants will graduate from this course with: 

  • An ability to teach informed, safe, and inspiring yoga classes ranging from slow, gently, and therapeutic to fast, sweaty, and exhilarating; to students of all levels and all degrees of experience, in-person and online. 

  • The knowledge is needed to keep every student in your classes safe, and always moving towards optimal balance and alignment even if they are working with a restriction or injury

  • A deep understanding of the physical and energetic anatomies

  • A functional perspective of the joints move, take the stress and are to be aligned with regards to yoga; and the ability to feel in their own bodies and see it in their students. 

  • The ability to 'body read' will allow participants to look at their students and know what adjustments that student needs to make where, and why, to bring the student into better alignment, out of pain and away from the risk of injury.

  • The experience and knowledge to create a unique yoga practice that is right for you; as well as to know when and how to modify that practice as appropriate.

  • An in-depth understanding of the often misunderstood 'Fascia' of the body, and how it relates to yoga and orthopedics. 

  • Experience in offering therapeutic hands-on assists in a safe and effective manner

  • An amazing, growth-filled, and fun experience within an outstanding community of people.

  • A life-changing, transformative educational experience that will benefit participants and the lives of the people around them.  

Please be aware of the following Friday evening dates for the training:

  • November 19, 2021

  • January 21, 2022

  • February 11, 2022

  • March 4, 2022

Please be aware of the following weekend dates for the training:

  • October 23 - 24, 2021

  • November 20 - 21, 2021

  • December 4 - 5, 2021

  • January 22 - 23, 2022

  • February 12 - 13, 2022

  • March 5 - 6, 2022

300-Hour and 500-Hour Certification

Orthopedic Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders

This certification is obtained by taking the 200-hour Orthopedic Yoga Teacher Training and the 100-hour Orthopedic Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders. 

Led in partnership with Dr Nicole M. Absar, MD, Behavioral Neoropsychiatrist, this 100-hour Yoga Therapy certification is where yoga and neurology intersect. Learn to treat mood disorders such as depression and anxiety; degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and MS; substance abuse, PTSD, and TBIs. Combining yoga therapy and trauma sensitive education, with neurology and psychiatry this truly holistic training provides a full spectrum approach.

An additional 200-hour certificate may be matriculated in for a 500-hour teaching certificate.


 Join us for an Information Session with Michelle on October 11, 2021 at 7PM EST/6PM CT.

Email Michelle at orthopedicyoga@gmail.com for the invitation.