psychotherapeutic yoga

The mission of Root to Rise is to support mental health, develop awareness, and cultivate self-love through therapeutic yoga.  

Root to Rise is facilitated by Shannon Kouser, MS, LPC, EMDR-Trained, RYT 200 Therapeutic Yoga.  Shannon received specialized RYT 200 training focusing on the integration of mental health and yoga at the LISPY School

Want us to come to you?  Shannon is able to bring therapeutic yoga to your school, community agency, or office.  Please reach out for more details!

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Psychotherapeutic Yoga (PY)

Psychotherapeutic yoga (PY) uses the foundations of yogic breath and postures to specifically address mental health concerns.

This is not the kind of yoga that you would find at your local gym or boutique studio. Instead, these yoga practices are specifically designed to support client’s individualized mental health needs. 

What does PY look like?


PY can be done in both the group and individual setting. PY can be done as a supplement to traditional talk therapy or as a stand-alone. Supplemental PY sessions are 30 minutes and full PY sessions are 1 hour. PY yoga focuses on breath work, meditation, and body movement.


How much does PY cost?


PY is private pay. Supplemental sessions are $45 and full sessions are $100. Group fees vary depending on intention and length of groups.

Please contact with any questions regarding fees.  

Who can benefit from PY?


All ages, genders, and bodies can benefit from PY. Flexibility is not required to engage in the therapeutic benefits and strength of yoga. Shannon supports client’s in developing understanding of how to move their breath and body to decrease distress and increase self-compassion. PY has been shown to support individuals struggling with mental/physical health concerns including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Addiction

  • Self Harm

  • Trauma


  • Angler Management

  • Grief/loss

  • Sleep Disturbance

  • Perfectionism

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Self Esteem

More about the therapeutic benefits of yoga can be found here.