Yoga Therapy Clinic 2017-10-05T20:25:24+00:00

Services

“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.

– Definition of Yoga Therapy from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, www.iayt.org

 

Our Yoga Therapy Clinic is designed to offer individualized yoga sessions for our students to help support their personal healing and peacefulness. Our certified therapists use a combination of asana (poses), breathing practices, meditation, guided relaxation and stress reduction techniques. Yoga therapy is a wonderful addition to everyone’s healthcare regimen. It supports the body in finding balance and moving toward a place of wholeness and health. Each client begins with an extended one hour and a half session so that the therapist can spend time getting to know each client. Follow up appointments are one hour.


The Yoga therapy components of trainings offered by, and through, the  San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, are based on the professional licensure, credentials and other qualifications of our renowned interdisciplinary faculty, and not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Prices & Scheduling

$25 for your first 90-minute session.
This session consists of approximately a half-hour intake, and a one-hour practice.

$50-$100/hour sliding scale for additional 60-minute sessions.
We provide services regardless of financial resources. If you can afford to pay the higher amount, please do so, because that will allow us to continue to offer lower cost appointments to those who need them.

Make an appointment:

Call 415.821.1117 extension 2, or Email us

Cancellations

  • No cancellation fee with 24 hours or more advance notice 
  • 50% cancellation fee applies to reservations canceled with less than 24-hour notice
  • 100% cancellation fee applies to no-shows
    *Credit Card number is required at time of booking

Practitioners

Diana Meltsner
Diana Meltsner
Diana Meltsner, (C-IAYT and e-RYT500) started to offer individual yoga therapy sessions and working in clinical setting for Kaiser Permanente in 2005.  She uses wide variety of yoga practices; including individualized physical postures, breathing, guided relaxation, meditation, mantra, as well as mindfulness practices. Her clients are often post-injury, post or pre-surgery, have chronic pain and other chronic illnesses, have pregnancy complications, and in the clinical setting are often recommended by Kaiser Permanente physicians. She focuses also on healing aspects of yoga on the mind; anxiety, depression, trauma, and emotional health. Spiritual counseling is part of what is offered in the individual sessions as well as developing a healthy daily routine, when requested. Her personalized application of yoga teachings help to find healing and ability to move through life with increased ease, stress resilience, and intuition.
Sarani Fedman
Sarani Fedman
Sarani Beth Fedman has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. She received most of her teacher training at Yogaville, Virginia while living in the Washington, D.C. area. She recently relocated to San Francisco and has found the community and the level of teaching at the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute to be of immense support to her own practice and her offerings as a teacher. She enjoys teaching a variety of classes including Hatha I and II, Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Children and Family Yoga, Teen classes, Accessible Yoga for Adults with disabilities, Meditation, and individual sessions. After training for several years she recently received her Yoga Therapeutic Certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Accessible Yoga, the movement to bring the teachings of yoga to underserved populations, has become her focus. Her classes involve the traditional poses and sequence of Integral Yoga with an emphasis on meditation, breath work, and the more esoteric teachings of yoga. Therapeutic work includes individualized practice plans, anxiety and stress reduction practices, introduction to and development of a variety of approaches to meditation.
Claudia Bartsch
Claudia Bartsch
Claudia Bartsch (E-500CYT, C-IAYT) has been teaching yoga for 17 years. With over 1.500 hours of training she offers an in-depth understanding of the yogic practices and techniques and on how to apply them for healing, integration and transformation. In 2011 she bridged her interest in Western psychology and the yogic path and certified as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She is also among the first yoga therapist officially certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). Claudia is also a Stress Management Educator and trained as a Shiatsu Practitioner.
In her work she offers a unique blend of the various branches of yoga, hands-on body and energy work empowering individuals to move towards greater resilience, well-being and health.
Please visit her website for more information: http://claudiahuddleston.com/

*The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my IAYT accreditation, not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Sevika Heather Ford
Sevika Heather FordIntegral Yoga Teacher (RYT500)
Introduced to Yoga as a teenager, Sevika continued to practice at various studios throughout her life. In 2005 she discovered the Integral Yoga Institute and found the essence of Yoga that she had been seeking; a contemplative, mindful practice intended to remove obstacles and restore peace. In 2008, on a path to deepening her own practice, she became a teacher. She works collaboratively with her students and clients to improve strength, flexibility, and cultivate compassion and raise awareness. Her trainings enable her to work safely and mindfully with a wide range of clients towards optimal health and wellness. Her trainings include: Hatha, meditation, breath awareness, Stress Management, Restorative, Therapeutic, Yoga for Arthritis, Yoga for Veterans, and Accessible Yoga. She loves sharing Yoga, supporting others on their path to wellness, and bringing Yoga to those who don’t think they have access to it.
Marie Prashanti Goddell
Marie Prashanti Goddell
Marie Prashanti Goodell (RYT500 and C-IAYT) turned to yoga to manage stress more effectively after dealing with adrenal fatigue brought on by working long hours as a high-tech marketing manager in Silicon Valley. After practicing yoga regularly, Marie began to experience greater energy, improved health, calmness of mind, and a deeper peace. With a desire to share the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga with others, Marie began teaching yoga in 2011. She incorporates many dimensions of yoga in her teaching to support healing and wellness, including physical postures, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, meditation, imagery & visualization, energy work, gentle touch, mantra and yoga philosophy. Marie teaches Hatha and restorative yoga classes at the Integral Yoga Institute SF and co-teaches wheelchair yoga at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. Marie also teaches yoga and stress management to business professionals, chair yoga to seniors and 1-1 sessions with private clients recovering from cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and surgery.

Marie has received her RYT500 yoga teacher certification from Yoga Alliance and is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has completed trainings in Hatha Yoga (Basic & Intermediate), Therapeutic Yoga (Basic & Intermediate), Yoga for Healing, Yoga for Stress Management, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Reike (I / II), The Resilience® Advantage HeartMath, iRest®, Accessible Yoga and more.