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Interactive Yoga Therapy

yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools

Heal Chronic Pain

Manage Anxiety & Depression

Support Other Illness

Integrative Yoga Therapy

Yoga is inherently therapeutic.

Whereas conventional medicine looks at health problems in an isolated systemic way, Integrative Yoga Therapeutics works with an understanding of the living system and it’s relationships, seeing the body as an integrated fluid organism. The therapeutic application of yoga combines yoga asana, breathwork, Eastern and Western movement disciplines and meditation to access the subtle levels of our being. Hands on adjustments are part of this process.

benefits of Integrative Yoga Therapy include:

  • Improves overall health, wellness, and well-being
  • Manages physical ailments 
  • Reduces stress & improves sleep
  • Improves posture and bone strength
  • Helps people suffering from headaches, neck and back pain
  • Deepens the awareness and balance of our body and mind increasing our immunity and health performance

Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT

Cheryl found yoga in 2001 as a way to ease chronic back pain and became instantly enchanted by the subtle connections between the breath, body, mind, and emotions. Students appreciate her deeply educational approach to yoga and her classes weave anatomy, philosophy, asana, mudra, chanting, pranayama and yoga Nidra together for a well-rounded experience delivered with compassion and humor. Cheryl encourages each student to honor where they are in their bodies every time they step onto the mat so deep healing and transformation takes place. She specializes in working with people over 50, cancer patients, and those with structural injuries and ailments.

Her training with master Hatha teachers from Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, and the Integrative Yoga Therapy school at Kripalu helps her to blend both traditional Hatha teachings and alignment principles with subtle energy work and intuitive healing. She is certified as an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance and maintains their certification as a continuing education provider. In 2016, she was among the first group of teachers to be certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT. She has been a Reiki practitioner since 1997 and was certified as a Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master in 2019.

Dianne Galliano-Grigsbz, C-IAYT,

Dianne Galliano-Grigsby, specializes in Yoga Therapy for Stress Management, Bone Health, and for Breast Cancer,  She has a Master of Science Degree in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health. With her roots grounded in the teaching, art and science of Integral Yoga, where she is also a lead teacher-trainer, Dianne continues to educate and develop her personal practice, deepen her education, and explore many styles of yoga. She employs Breathing Techniques and Awareness, and individualized application of yoga poses and principles  She is the creator of 27-Minutes of EASE™, a remote yoga-inspired program specifically designed for those in the corporate setting.

In 2015 Dianne was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. She gathered agency through her studies, her inspirations, and, of course, the teachings of yoga that emboldened her to find resiliency. Cultivating values of adaptability, empathy and a non-judgmental attitude for herself has given her the skill to foster health and wellness in others, and guide them toward improved wellbeing.

Erika Gantner, M.S. Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT,

Erika is a Mindfulness and Mind-Body TherapistBrain Longevity Specialist,  Level 1 i-Rest Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher, Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner, and Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner.  

With a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from the Maryland University of Integrated Health,.Erika is consistently searching for new ways of development and self-exploration. She has completed Yoga and Mindfulness for kids training, Restorative teacher training, and Prenatal Yoga. 

After graduating from high school in Romania, Erika earned her degree in Economics and Business Management in Hungary. She has a background in sports, competing as a track and field runner, skier, and triathlete. Hiking, walking in nature, crafting and cooking are her favorite free-time activities.

Ingrid Wirsig, M.S. Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT

Ingrid has a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is passionate about the rich traditions of yoga and Ayurveda and sharing her knowledge and experience. She has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching therapeutic yoga for over a decade.

Ingrid has a special interest in working with seniors and people with chronic physical and mental health conditions. Her intention is to create a supportive and motivating space for people who wish to connect with their inner potential for greater health and well-being. 

Ingrid lives in Toronto, Canada and volunteers at Sistering, which is a women’s drop-in centre, as well as the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health. She is committed to social justice, loves animals, and enjoys travel, cycling and the performing arts.

Kelly Stickney, M.S. Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT

Kelly Stickney has a Masters degree in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and in a healing form of qi gong called Pangu Shengong from founder Master Ou Wen Wei. She greets each being as a fellow traveler on the path to wholeness, and recognizes the established practices of yoga and qi gong as the stepping stones of our journey through health and well-being. She shares the values of holistic health, community, and diversity offered through the services of The Mindfulness Center. Her 12 years of traveling and sailing throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean have taught her that fundamentally we each live, breathe, and speak from the same heart, yet our styles for receiving and understanding life’s information are as different as each day on this earth. Therefore, one can expect a yoga class, workshop, yoga therapy session, or qi gong practice with Kelly to adapt to the needs, goals, and interests of each person.

James Foulkes, C-IAYT

James Foulkes has been studying personal development for more than 13 years. His diverse set of practices includes Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and shamanic movement practices as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy and Chinese Medicine. James enjoys finding parallels between these practices and feels the basis of them is unity, integration and wholeness. He works with groups and individuals in Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and body conditioning, Integrated Yoga Therapeutics & Cranial Sacral Therapy. 

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