Body Balance Yoga Therapy

Body Balance Yoga Therapy blends the wisdom of ancient healing modalities with an in-depth exploration of anatomy and modern day therapeutics.

Founded in 1990, Body Balance Yoga Therapy is a cutting-edge therapeutic system based on deep awareness of body-mind integration and fostering a global whole body view. In a Body Balance Yoga Therapy class or workshop, you'll explore timeless yogic teachings along with present day wellness and medical research including modern biomechanics and the nervous system as well as sound, mudra, pranayama, visualization and meditation. Experience it for yourself — where yoga therapy blends with structural integration.

A movement specialist since 1980, founder Jenny Otto (Yoga Therapist and Structural Integrator) maintains both yoga therapy and structural integration practices in the Annapolis, Maryland area, as well as teaching yoga therapy continuing education programs.

Jenny Otto with B.K.S. Iyengar

Jenny Otto



"My teaching is practical, authentic and fun. I have been told many times I am a teachers’ teacher. I still hear from people that have taken trainings and workshops with me that say they still use techniques I have taught them in their classes."

What Do You Love Most About Teaching Yoga Therapy?

"Helping others to embody who they are and learning how to live without pain. I love figuring out the right combinations of how to get people into poses. I love dissecting what is actually happening biomechanically."

Credentials, Certifications & Registrations

  • ATSI — Certified Structural Integrator
  • C-IAYT — Certified Yoga Therapist
  • E-RYT500 — Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
  • YACEP — Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
  • CYT — Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Designated Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer
  • Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator
  • Ordained Interfaith Minister


Yoga Therapy
Group Classes

Jenny teaches weekly group yoga classes in the greater Annapolis, MD area. Highly-trained, skilled and knowlegeable, she provides a welcoming, open atmosphere for people of all levels and abilities. Poses are creatively adapted to serve every student’s potential and journey into their own embodiment.

Yoga Therapy
Private Lessons

Jenny offers private yoga therapy lessons by appointment at her location in the greater Annapolis, MD area. Private lessons give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with Jenny to address specific concerns regarding your yoga practice, physical goals, special conditions and other individualized topics.

Yoga Therapy

Jenny travels the U.S. teaching condensed, specialized workshops that are designed to further enrich a yogic journey. You'll enjoy an infusion of movement, anatomy, ayurveda, sound healing, physiotherapy, breathing, pyschotherapy, special conditions training, chair yoga, yoga nidra and more.

Yoga Therapy
Workshop Series

Held in Annapolis, MD, this series of 6 workshops is designed to elevate your practice and self-development. Yoga and pilates teachers, fitness professionals, bodyworkers, massage therapists, etc. have used the skills learned in our workshops and have benefitted professionally and personally.

Yoga Therapy
Wellness Retreats

These holistic experiences combine movement, yoga, meditation, ayurveda and other wellness practices. Jenny has previously held yoga therapy retreats at various destination spots, including Italy, Belize, Colorado and Key West. Retreats also often include time for hiking, excursions, local attractions and more.

Structural Integration

As a Certified Structural Integrator, Jenny offers private sessions for Structural Integration at her location in the greater Annapolis, MD area. Structural Integration is a transformative bodywork approach that integrates and aligns the whole system to bring the body into better balance.


Healing Sounds Video

Jenny Otto leads a chant of the healing sounds Ah-Hu-Om in a Body Balance Yoga Therapy Workshop


Her Students and Clients Say It Best...

Bringing Your Body Into Balance...