Yoga Therapy

The Whole Body, Mind & Spirit Connection

RELEASE… tension from your body
RESTORE… balance and peace of mind
RENEW… your energy and vitality


Private – $80

Semi-Private – $165

• 3 Sessions once per week for three weeks


Contemplative Practice Yoga

Contemplative Practice Yoga® is a gentle, therapeutically oriented style of yoga. This is not gym yoga. This is an integrative practice that decompresses tensions in your body thereby diminishing discomfort while teaching you new ways to find ease of movement.

The release of accumulated tension is the exact opposite of “core strengthening,” which actually creates more tension. Once you get this release, we teach you to move and use your body in ways that improve your balance and range of motion, and decrease physical tension as well as consequent mental fatigue.

Rather than “stretching” or “strengthening” muscles in the traditional sense, Contemplative Practice Yoga® specializes in releasing muscle tension.  

As your physical tensions diminish, you naturally enter into a state of greater mental ease and tranquility—hence the name Contemplative Practice Yoga®. In each class you will experience and discover ways to take that ease with you into all of your physical and mental activity.

Contemplative Practice Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is not physical therapy. We never push you, exhaust you, or ask you to do anything that is painful, or use exercise machines. This gentle therapy alleviates pain when no other therapies or medical interventions have helped and when surgery is not indicated.

The anatomical principles in which Contemplative Practice Yoga® therapy differ from physical therapy. We focus on releasing (not stretching) the deep tensions in the core of your body. This is not a work-out and what we teach you are not physical therapy exercises. What we do ensures that you are comfortable and at ease throughout a session.

All Yoga Therapy sessions are private, one-on-one sessions or semi-private (two people). In this way we address your particular problems or pain. Every yoga therapy protocol includes giving you a practice to do for yourself—a practice specific to your body, abilities, needs and time constraints. We teach you how to keep yourself out of pain so that you are not dependent on a therapist.

Yoga Therapy may use one of two techniques or a combination of both in any given session, depending on your needs. The two techniques are:

  1. Yoga Poses (Asanas)
    You are assisted through a gentle series of therapeutic poses specific to your level of ability, needs, and comfort. These are selected to release tension and alleviate pain.Each pose is fully supported. You are completely comfortable, allowing for opening and softening into the pose, rather than forcing or imposing the pose upon your body.This is a gentle, tranquil process.
  2. Quintessence Yoga Therapy™
    Quintessence Yoga Therapy™ is for those in debilitating pain, who have very limited range of movement, or are recovering from injury or illness. The therapist places you in a comfortable, relaxed position on your back, either on the floor or on a massage table if you cannot easily get to the floor. You are supported by blankets and cushions. The therapy consists of soft, gentle touch on some of your bones which releases the tension in the muscles along your spine. This is a very gentle but deep release of muscle tensions which are causing pain or discomfort

The benefits of Yoga Therapy are:

  • Reduces pain — acute and chronic
  • Releases chronic tensions throughout your body
  • Helps relieve stress and stress-related conditions throughout your body
  • Helps to balance your immune system
  • Quiets your mind, thereby allowing greater peace of mind


Skinetics is proud to offer Yoga classes as well.

Anjaneyasana svaroopa style lunge

Yoga classes held at:

Holistic Happenings
7925 W 171 St
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 429-3052

Tuesday & Friday 9:30 to 11:00 AM
5 class pass $85
10 class pass $145
drop ins $20

Bedford Community Center
6700 S 78th Ave.
Bedford Park, IL 60501

Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM

$8 pr class







Call (708) 598-5454 or Anna’s cell (708) 259-2381 to register and for additional details.