Yoga Therapy Clinic 2017-08-04T18:30:15+00:00


“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,


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


  • 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


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 studied, practiced and taught yoga for over 20 years. Most of her teacher training was completed at Yogaville, Virginia, the home of Satchidananda Ashram. These teacher trainings through Integral Yoga include Basic and Intermediate Hatha, Prenatal and Postnatal, Meditation, Raja (Philosophy), Children’s and Special Needs Yoga, Restorative, Reducing Anxiety, Accessible and Therapeutic Yoga. She has also studied Mindfulness Yoga with Frank Jude Boccio and Buddhist Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, and Joseph Goldstein. Her approach is inclusive and adaptive with the understanding that everyone can benefit from the practices and teachings of the ancient wisdom of yoga. Each of her therapeutic students receives support through an individualized practice plan with the goal to reduce stress and discomfort and promote healing and a deep sense of well being. She has received her yoga teacher certification from Yoga Alliance at the RYT500 level and is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
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:

*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) turned to Yoga in 2010 to deal with stress more effectively after dealing with adrenal fatigue brought on by working long hours as a high-tech marketing manager in Silicon Valley.

As a certified Integral Yoga Teacher, RYT500, Marie teaches Restorative Yoga at Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco. She also teaches Wheelchair Yoga at Laguna Honda Hospital, Chair Yoga to seniors, Hatha classes to business professionals, and 1-1 sessions with private clients recovering from cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and surgery.

Marie has completed trainings in Basic & Intermediate Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga for Stress Management, Yoga for Healing, and the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali. She continues her education by attending workshops (iRest® , Reiki, anatomy and more) and conferences (e.g. Accessible Yoga Conference).