Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga Therapy is a personalized approach to health, healing and freedom from pain. Many times pain in the body is a signal that there is dysfunction and compensation that we don’t even know we have. Or we have been pushing through pain for so long it is the only way we know how to carry on.

Therapeutic Yoga can help you find function again, and in profoundly simple ways.

Through a system of ease and relaxation, then building stability and strength, your body will rediscover what moving through a pain-free range means again. Learning how to move the major joints in their optimal range of movement (specifically for you), leads to dissolving pain or tension and ultimately results in better functional movement overall.

Who can Benefit from Yoga Therapy?

Whether you are in chronic pain from an injury or illness, pre- or post- surgery, or wanting to have a more optimum yoga practice, yoga therapy can help you. Therapeutic yoga is a gentle and effective system of movement and breath that is safe for all ages and levels of mobility.

Available Group Classes

Mindfulness for Chronic Pain - Jan-Feb 2018

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45pm or 7-8:15pm
•    Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23
•    Jan. 30, Feb 6, 13, 20

Thursdays, 9-10:15am
•    Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
•    Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

•    $60 each 4-week series

•    4th Avenue Yoga, 1815 S. 4th Avenue

Pre-registration is required. To see if this is a class that’s right for you and to register and pre-pay for each series click on the "register" button below or call or text Jill @ 605-413-8852. 

See class details here

When muscles become chronically contracted from misuse, physical and emotional stress, and injury and trauma, the body becomes imbalanced. Years of adjusting to these changes can lead to chronic pain that is immobilizing both physically and mentally. These 4-week series provide a place to learn a new way of being with your pain through mindfulness. Class is held in chairs with some standing movement. No yoga experience required. Bring a small blanket and chair cushion for more comfort. 
Cultivating mindfulness through:

  • Gentle movement therapy called Somatics
  • Mindful breathing techniques
  • Mudra (hand gestures) and Mantra (chants) 
  • Mindfulness Meditation 
  • Qi Gong
  • Laughter Yoga


Yoga Nidra with Tibetan bowls - Jan-Feb 2018

Join Jill Johnson and Deb Yoder for the ultimate relaxation experience. Jill’s voice will guide you through a yoga nidra (deep meditation) as Deb’s Tibetan bowls weave soft melodies through your consciousness.

There is space for 10 to enjoy this healing practice. Bring a mat, pillow and/or blanket for extra comfort. The cost is $20 for an hour of sublime relaxation.

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
•    Dec 27, Jan 10 and 24
•    Feb 21

•    $20 class

•    122 S Phillips Ave, #220. Enter from the east (back) side of the building.

Pre-registration is required. Please click below, or call or text Deb @ 838-7520 to reserve your spot.


Pain Free at Work and Home - Jan-Feb 2018

This 75 minute class guides you through a series of gentle, safe Somatic exercises, which, when practiced daily (or hourly) at your desk, will teach you to release tight, painful back, neck and shoulder muscles that have simple "forgotten" how to relax.

These muscles learn to stay tight due to long hours seated at a desk and they contribute to back, jaw, neck, shoulder, arm, and wrist pain. A few minutes each hour is all you need to remind these muscles to relax, release and "refresh," which will reduce or eliminate typical office pain and contribute to more energy during and after work.

Saturdays, 1-2:15pm
•    Jan 13
•    Feb 10

•    $25 class

•    4th Avenue Yoga, 1815 S. 4th Avenue Yoga

Pre-registration is required. Please click on the 'register' button below or call Jill at 605-413-8852 to save your spot. No yoga mat required, wear comfortable clothes. Space is limited. You'll leave with a handout of 3 short somatic sequences to do at your desk throughout your day. Classes held at 4th Avenue Yoga, 1815

• Relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain for work and home.
• Improve work posture
• Increase energy and enhance effectiveness
• This will primarily be a chair class with some standing movements

A daily Somatic Exercise practice reminds your brain how to release tight muscles so they can move more efficiently. It prepares your entire body to move with renewed balance, coordination and flexibility - and without pain.


One-on-One Private Yoga Therapy Sessions

Enjoy focused care as you learn and experience moving your body through a pain free range that builds ease, stability and strength.

75 minutes – $75 (+tax)


Mindfulness For Your Business

Jill is available to lead your business in meditation classes, chair yoga, or other public presentations on a variety of health and yoga-related topics. Jill is also available to create and consult on your custom yoga and wellness presentation needs.

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