Yoga Therapy Workshops
6-Wknd Series / 120 Hrs

Jenny Otto presents a series of 6 specialized yoga therapy workshops created for yoga teachers, teacher trainees, pilates instructors, bodyworkers, physical therapists, movement instructors, massage therapists, personal trainers and health, fitness and medical professionals ... but open to anyone interested in yoga therapy and self-care and for those seeking reilief from an injury or special condition.

These foundational, transformative workshops are at the heart of Body Balance Yoga. Not only will we explore timeless yogic teachings, but we will also leap into present day wellness and medical research. Thanks to Jenny’s mind and ability to make connections, you will be at the head of the curve with other visionary movement and mind/body specialists. In all BBY workshops, emphasis is placed on providing participants with a range of tools to help each student express the essence of the human spirit.

Over The Course of 6 Weekends, You Will:

  • Learn from a Yoga Master, Jenny Otto — Yoga Teacher Trainer & a pioneer in Yoga Therapy who was studied with master teachers for 30+ years
  • Learn powerful therapeutic tools
  • Explore creative variations of yoga poses and sequences
  • Gain freedom from physical pain & chronic gripping
  • Understand the anatomical side of health & wellness through yoga
  • Deepen your understanding of anatomy and the nervous system
  • Learn how to teach & assist yoga therapeutically
  • Alleviate pain & begin to reverse the effects of chronic imbalances
  • Gain lasting wellness & well-being through asana, pranayama, meditation & chanting
  • Develop more skills to help yourself, your clients & your students
  • Enrich your experience by learning from a variety of guest teachers & speakers, from many traditions, disciplines & perspectives to expand your horizons

Program Format

Each workshop generally includes excellent handouts and materials, lectures, film/video clips, presentation materials, yoga practice, asana sequences and partner or small group work. Lunch or dinner breaks of approximately 1 hour will be given each day. Between each session, students are given assignments.

Faculty & Class Size

Jenny Otto teaches the entire program often hosting guest speakers and master teachers who lecture and present in their chosen specialty and area of expertise. The limited class size of 30 will ensure that you receive plenty of individualized support and attention.

Continuing Education Credits

Fulfills professional continuing education requirements for Yoga Alliance and IAYT.


These workshops are taught at our Annapolis, Maryland location.

Feet Workshop
Workshop 1: FEET
Foundation of Well-Being —
Feet, Knees, Shins, Ankles

We will explore the foundation of our well-being — our feet! Applying yoga therapy techniques for common foot and leg ailments including: bunions, hammer toes, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, neuropathy, runner's knee, shin splints, varicose veins and more. Creative therapeutic asanas for feet, ankles, legs, knees and thighs. Also covering biomechanics, global anatomy and how your feet relate to other areas of your body.

Pelvis Workshop
Workshop 2: PELVIS
The Key to Well-Being —
Pelvis, Legs, Low Back, Core Stability

We will explore spinal health and core stability along with pelvis muscles and chain reactions. Plus common pelvis, lower back and sacrum issues including: herniated disc, kyphosis, lumbar spine stenosis, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, sacroiliac syndrome, scoliosis and much more. Also yoga therapy techniques, asana sequences and discussions on the role of a Yoga Therapist.

Shoulders Workshop
Workshop 3: SHOULDERS
Instruments of Expression —
Shoulders, Mid Back, Upper Back

Yoga therapy for the shoulders, arms, wrists and mid-back. Learn techniques for getting more range of motion in the shoulder girdle. Perfect for common ailments such as: frozen shoulders, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis and more. Plus we'll explore hand and finger connections to other areas of the body. Asana sequences to cover shoulder warm-ups, shoulder and neck strengtheners, shoulderstand and some creative variations on vinyasa sequences.

Diaphragm Workshop
Workshop 4: DIAPHRAGM
Heart & Science of Breath —
Diaphragm, Breath, Pranayama, Sound

Yoga therapy training covering the anatomy of the diaphragm, the breath, the proper use of pranayama and breathing conditions. Learning the heart and science of breathing through the muscles of respiration and uncovering enemies of the breath and common breath-holding patterns. Also cover breathing stretches, pranayama techniques and practices and sound healing through chanting.

Sound Workshop
Workshop 5: SOUND
Sound Healing —
Using Sound as a Yoga Prop

Yoga therapy training covering the anatomy of the diaphragm, the breath, the proper use of pranayama and breathing conditions. Learning the heart and science of breathing through the muscles of respiration and uncovering enemies of the breath and common breath-holding patterns. Also cover breathing stretches, pranayama techniques and practices and sound healing through chanting.

Neck Workshop
Workshop 6: NECK
Yoga for Keeping the Head Up —
Neck, Jaw, Injuries, Special Conditions

We bring it all together from the previous weekend trainings ... covering common neck ailments and solutions for: cervical degenerative disc disease, headaches, herniated discs, neck spasms, temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ), tinnitus, vertigo, whiplash and more. Also covering yoga for scoliosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, mitral valve prolapse and more. Plus sequences for menstruation, pregnancy, menorrhagia, PMS, delayed menses, menopause, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, hypertension and more. Asanas for shoulders, diaphragm and mid-back.


    Yoga Therapy Workshop: FEET


    Yoga Therapy Workshop: PELVIS

    Yoga Therapy Workshop: SHOULDERS

    Yoga Therapy Workshop: DIAPHRAGM

    Includes ANATOMY OF BREATHING YOGASHOP with Janelle Jones

    Yoga Therapy Workshop: SOUND

    with Gina Sager

    Yoga Therapy Workshop:

    Includes Prenatal Yoga YOGAshop ("Prenatal Womens Need Space & Post-Natal Women Need to Reclaim Their Center") with Natalie Miller
    Plus... YOGA FOR 12 STEPS YOGASHOP with Rixie Dennison


9:00am - 7:00pm EACH DAY

Tuition: $1,800 upfront

As most weekends fill to capacity, registering for the entire 6-weekend series in advance will guarantee your spot for each weekend.

Tuition includes $180+ in material fees but does not include books for required reading

To Register

and mail along with tuition in full to:

Body Balance Yoga - School of Yoga Therapy
Attn: Jenny Otto
203 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund 2 weeks prior to workshop date, less a non-refundable administration fee of $200. No refunds are available for no shows. Refunds are given by check and may take up to two weeks.

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Body Balance Yoga - School of Yoga Therapy   //   203 Ridgely Avenue   //   Annapolis, Maryland 21401, USA
Phone: 301.717.9729   //   Email: info@bodybalanceyoga.com

(The yoga therapy components of our courses are based on founder Jenny Otto's work and studies with master teachers, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integrators, Rolfers, dancers and movement educators;
not derived from our status as an RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.)