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

Yin Yoga Class

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45pm
•    Jun 19, Jul 24, Aug 21

•    $15 each class

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

Ever hear the word Yin and wonder what it exactly it means? Yin is the feminine, dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective aspects of life. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility while invigorating the meridians in the body to release blockages and increase your energy flow.

Focusing on static movement, breath work (Pranayama) and meditation to create a profoundly deep and rewarding practice.

The primary differences between Yin Yoga and many other forms of yoga is that you are encouraged to NOT use your muscles and passive poses are held for several minutes.


Yoga Nidra with Tibetan Bowls | Summer 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.

Jill will hold Yoga Nidra once a month at 4th Avenue Yoga during the summer months.

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, $15
•    Jul 10, Aug 7

•   4th Avenue Yoga, 1815 S. 4th Avenue. Pre-registration is required. Contact Jill, 605-413-8852, to register or click on the 'register' button below.

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, $20
•    Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15

•    122 S Phillips Ave, #220. Enter from the east (back) side of the building. Pre-registration is required. Please call or text Deb @ 838-7520 to reserve your spot.


Pain Free at Work and Home

This 90 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.

Friday, Aug 10, 6-7:30pm

•    $39 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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