Yoga Therapy Private Lessons

Jenny is a Certfied Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and offers private lessons in Yoga Therapy in the greater Annapolis, Maryland 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 topics that are unique to your individual needs. Private therapeutic lessons are also helpful with a wide variety of physical conditions. In fact, special conditions are Jenny's specialty. Jenny follows precise universal and sound biomechanical principles of alignment and studies connective structural relationships to find the trails that lead to pain. Her students learn how precise alignment can begin the healing process and release chronic pain and tension and receive hands-on practical tools on how to help relieve pain.





What are the benefits of yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy heals and restores balance — physically, emotionally, spiritually — by restoring our natural capacity for self-healing. Yoga Therapy addresses our health on all levels though physical poses, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation techniques. Each individual who practices yoga therapy will see different benefits but the immediate and long term effects of a yoga practice can be numerous, including:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved flexibility
  • Better range of motion
  • Improved breathing
  • Increased strength
  • Decreased stress and anxiety

Students have reported finding relief and/or pain management from symptoms of: Back Pain, Knee Pain, Meniscus Tear, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Ankle Sprain, Hamstring Strain/Tear, Sciatica, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Hypertension, High/Low Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendonitis, Bunions, Fallen Arches, Shin Splints, Bursitis, Baker's Cyst, Illiotibial (IT) Band Syndrome, Morton's Neuroma, Neuropathy, Tendonitis, Varicose Veins, Kyphosis, Herniated Disc, Whiplash, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Neck Spasms, Scoliosis, Sacroilliac Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Issues, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Frozen Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Headaches, Whiplash, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems, Tinnitus, Vertigo, PMS, Delayed Menses, Menorrhagia, Menopause, Hot Flashes, Depression, Sleep Disorders and more.


How can yoga therapy combined with Structural Integration help me?

Combining both yoga therapy and Structural Integration is the most effective and life-enhancing combination there is to move you towards your maximum human potential. Both yoga therapy and Structural Integration loosen fascia or connective tissue adhesions and create more opening and greater freedom in the body. In fact, Dr. Ida Rolf practiced yoga to gain length and balance in her body before she began developing the Structural Integration Rolf method. Dr. Ida Rolf respected yoga, studied yoga and was inspired by it in her life work. Yoga was definitely a tool she used to advance her understanding of Structural Integration and the human body. In her book Rolfing, she refers to yoga and describes the benefits of healthy fascia that spans and extends. It should be no surprise that skillful yoga therapy instruction coupled with Structural Integration has a reputation for helping people enjoy and further their yoga practice. The combination of yoga therapy and Structural Integration will help you gain stability in balance, confidence and tools for therapeutic healing. Yoga therapy and Structural Integration both:

  • Allow the breath to rule, leading inevitably to more elasticity
  • Approach pain as a teacher
  • Embody fluid expressions of life as change
  • Increase self awareness and self knowledge
  • Increase the speed of healing from injuries and accident
  • Present opportunities for the mind to rest and the body to speak
  • Provide mirrors for an individual's life journey
  • See the body as interactive and unified
  • Seek to erase traumatic imprints through practice and experience
  • Share the perspective that our histories are in the fibers of our connective tissue

What should I wear?

Exercise / workout clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in and that do not restrict your movement. It is helpful for Jenny to be able to easily see the contours of your body. Please avoid strong smelling perfumes or lotions.


Jenny Otto Side Angle Twist Yoga Pose


Rates

(Sessions are 1 hour)

  • 1 session: $140.00
  • 3-session package: $390.00
  • 7-session package: $825.00
  • 12-session package: $1300.00


Payment Methods

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Set An Appointment

CALL: 301.717.9729

EMAIL: ottoyoga@verizon.net




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Policies

• 24-hour notice required for cancellations. When you schedule an appointment, this time is exclusively reserved for you. If you must reschedule or cancel, kindly give 24-hour notice by calling 301.717.9729. Cancellations or changes made within 24 hours are subject to be charged the full value of the service scheduled.

• No insurance accepted; receipts provided upon request

• Fees are non-refundable


Private Yoga Therapy Lessons with Jenny Otto

Testimonials

"Jenny is an excellent teacher of yoga and yoga therapeutics. She is highly qualified, having studied with the top teachers in the field. Jenny conveys the material in an interesting and exceptionally clear manner, and is always concerned about the well-being of her students."
— Suzie Hurley, Founder of Willow Street Yoga

"Jenny is the ultimate Yoga Therapy instructor. She is highly skilled and extremely compassionate about her work. It is more than a career. It is her life and truly cares about her students."
— Jill Weissenbach

"Jenny's knowledge of the body – both on the more mechanical and subtle or energetic levels — is nothing short of outstanding! Her dedication to study and deepening her knowledge and understanding of the body has led her to pursue study with the top experts in their fields all over the world! Jenny is very skillful in blending basic principles from many disciplines when working with a client. Thus, she is able to provide those she works with – with a unique template of exercises and poses which targets their individual issue Jenny is gifted, skillful, and creative in how she listens to her student or client's body and she is able to keenly observe and note what must be addressed in terms of mis-alignments on the physical and energetic levels. I wholeheartedly recommend Jenny for her expert knowledge and therapeutic presence!"
— Dr. Olga R. Rasmussen, D Min

"I woke up pain-free this morning for the first time in weeks! Your class is amazing. Thanks for your efforts to help all of us release, release, release."
— Megan O.

“Jenny Otto is a well trained teacher and body worker with a curious mind, creativity, and sensitivity. An avid learner, she not only transmits her enthusiasm for exploration but also has a gift for healing. I have often sent students to her, as a teacher who is good at problem solving and who provides a safe haven for healing. I have invited her into my home to help me with post-surgical healing and it has been enlightening and effective.”
— Carolyn Bluemle

"Jenny knows the workings of the body like no one I've ever met. Her knowledge and continued desire to educate and share all that she knows is inspiring. You are in capable and compassionate hands with Jenny."
— Mary Jayne Raleigh

"Can finally fasten my seatbelt without pain due to Jenny Otto yoga therapist, body worker and teacher trainer."
— Rosemarie Lyle

"Jenny has an incredible knowledge of anatomy! She effectively blends principles and disciplines to come up with creative approaches to yoga therapy. Her application of ATSI / Anatomy Trains® work and other modalities to yoga is one of the most useful trainings I’ve received as a yoga teacher."
— Leah Kalinosky

"After studying with Jenny I developed the ability to: understand and teach universal principles of alignment, read alignment and to verbally cue students to enhance their alignment, modify ANY posture to make it effective for the individual student’s needs, use Body Balance Yoga Therapy techniques to help my students in class and in private sessions."
— Molly Harding, Certified BBY Teacher

"I am forever grateful that you never confined your teaching or your teacher training within the boundaries set by any one person's understanding of yoga."
— Jane Jackson


“I just wanted to thank you for all your help with my connective tissue disease. I have gotten more benefit from the yoga than all the medicines and treatments from the medical profession. I really believe I would be in a wheel chair by now if I had not found Yoga through your teaching at Special Conditions and Injuries Class.”
— John



Body Balance Yoga Therapy   //   203 Ridgely Avenue   //   Annapolis, Maryland 21401, USA
Phone: 301.717.9729   //   Email: ottoyoga@verizon.net


The yoga therapy components of Jenny Otto's teaching are based on her International Association of Yoga Therapists Certification (C-IAYT) and not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500, YACEP with the Yoga Alliance Registry. Structural Integration is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf.