Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

TRIA Bloomington offers small group and private Yoga Therapy sessions. Each session is designed to explore healing and look at physical, mental and emotional imbalances in the body. Recognizing and changing actions that block our innate healing response can alter how you feel and move through life. Yoga Therapy helps empower a sense of direction, balance and well-being.

Yoga Therapy uses a number of techniques such as postures, meditation and breath work to assist in self-healing. This can work for all people, but especially those who have neck or back pain, unmanageable stress, grief, heart disease, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis or pain from injury. 


Benefits of Yoga Therapy

  • Decrease lower back pain or neck pain
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Improve bone health
  • Recover from injury or surgery
  • Reduce chronic physical pain or emotional pain

What you should bring to class

  • Wear comfortable clothes you can move in
  • Yoga mat

Yoga Therapy at TRIA

Classes are limited in size.  Students may need to fill out an intake form before class.


    • Chair Yoga

      This therapeutic adaptive exercise program promotes well-being through correct posture, breath and guided movements. It lengthens and stretches the body that will open and bring awareness to the body. In this class we will relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and improve flexibility and mobility. Whether you are a senior, someone who sits at a desk all day or struggles with chronic pain this class if for you. 


      Wednesday 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

      Hatha Yoga

      This active yoga classes focuses on linking breath to movement to strengthen and balance the mind and body. Poses are performed in a sequence to prepare, challenge and relax the body. Many poses are done standing with some weight-bearing on the hands. Modifications and props are offered.  This class is ideal for those with minimal physical limitations. No yoga experience required. 


      Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

      Therapeutic Yoga

      A gentle yoga class with focus on breath, relaxation and stress relief. Slow, mindful movements using props such as blankets, chairs or blocks for comfort and support.  Most poses are done on the floor, with some standing poses. This class is great for beginners who want to learn fundamental movements and breathing, or yogis looking to balance their more intense workouts with slower-paced activity. 


      Monday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

      Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


      This approach to yoga focuses on guided breath and gentle, flowing movements adapted to each individual. Each class offers a welcoming space to discover the building blocks of self-transformation. 


      Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

      Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

      *Private Yoga Therapy can be scheduled in the format of a Living Well Consult. Click here to learn more. 


      Group Class
      Single Group Class $12
      5 Session Group Class $55
      10 Session Group Class $100
      Private Sessions
      Initial 3 Private Session Pass
      *Includes: First Session = 90 min (Intake + Yoga)
                          Second and Third Session = 60 min each (Yoga)
      Follow-up 3 Private Session Pass
      *Includes: First, second and third sessions = 60 mins each (Yoga)

      Yoga Instructors

      Julie Williams                                                 Nancy Karkula                                                   Laurie LePelosi                       Julie Shannon, Yoga Therapy, TRIA Orthopaedic Center                  Nancy Karkula, Radiology Technician and Yoga Instructor at TRIA Orthopaedic Center    Laurie LePelosi, Yoga Therapy, TRIA Orthopaedic Center











      Class Schedule

      Class Location

      TRIA Fit & Well Gym TRIA Physical Therapy & Education Center

      3800 American Blvd. West
      Bloomington, MN 55431

      Follow signs to upper skyway level of Bell Plaza Parking Ramp for direct access to TRIA Physical Therapy and Education Center. Free parking is available in the Bell Plaza ramp. 

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