Yoga Therapy

 

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy uses the ancient science of yoga to enhance the health and wellness of the person at all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. It is applicable to groups or individuals with specific health challenges or injuries, those who are going through life changes or those who are simply striving for optimal health.

Experience a Transformative Wellness Journey

In Yoga Therapy, you will be encouraged to accept and embrace the body, mind, and spirit in present moment awareness. Not remembering a body, mind, or spirit from the past nor wishing for some future goal, but accepting where they are at “right now” and remembering the wholeness that is their divine nature.

Yoga Therapy places equal emphasis on the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the practice, one-third of the session will be spent in the body, one-third working with the mind and emotions, and one-third connecting with the spirit. By placing equal emphasis on all three aspects of the yoga practice, students find more balance on the mat that they can then bring with them off the mat and into their life.

Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, are going through a life transition, or are dealing with symptoms of chronic illness like Crohn’s Disease or Rheumatoid Arthritis, the broader approach of Yoga Therapy will show you that you are not defined by your diagnosis and symptoms.

Relief from symptoms is just one aspect of the healing process, a multifaceted journey focused on mobilizing the individual’s progress toward greater health and well being.

Yoga Therapy is not intended to be a substitute for modern medicine but is a complementary and alternative method that enhances the healing process.

 

Biz Casmer works with clients to treat: 

  • Mental health conditions: stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and others
  • Auto-immune presentations (MS, RA)
  • Chronic/adrenal fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Women’s health including: fertility, pre-post-natal, menopause/hormonal changes
  • Parkinson’s

Ricky Heldt works with clients to treat:

  • Back pain
  • Disc issues
  • Sciatic pain
  • Hip and Psoas pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • General body pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Muscular pain
  • Muscular imbalances
  • Trauma

 

 

We will provide a personalized yoga therapy experience.

Experience the difference at INVIVO Wellness.

  • Highly skilled and certified IAYT Yoga Therapists
  • Private treatment rooms
  • 60- or 90- minute appointments
  • Practice tailored to your unique needs and goals

    Schedule an Appointment

    A credit card or debit card is required to reserve an appointment. You should receive a confirmation email or text message after successfully booking an appointment.

    Please mention any discounts, packages or gift cards before your appointment begins. Please be aware of our Clinic Policies.

     

    Call us at 414-265-5606

     

    Is Yoga Therapy is right for you?


    We are here to help you and give you guidance.

    If regular yoga therapy sessions are NOT providing you with enough relief, consider meeting  with an INVIVO Physical Therapist to determine if Physical Therapy is the right course of treatment for your situation.

    Don’t let life’s nagging little pains or injury keep you from living life to its fullest. Maximize your movement. Return to moving well.

    Book a CONSULTATION appointment – FREE 20-minute conversation.

    INVIVO Yoga Therapy Treatments and Pricing
    with Biz Casmer

     

    Our goal is to reconnect you with your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, leaving you with the proper yoga tools to develop an at-home practice or enter into a group practice safely.

    Yoga Therapy process begins with an initial intake/health history session. This allows the yoga therapist to develop a therapeutic program that will meet your specific physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

    Session(s) with Biz Casmer may include, but are not limited to: centering/body awareness, chakra assessment, prana vayu (energy currents) assessment, pranayama (breathwork), therapeutic mudras (hand gestures/seals), asana (postures), guided imagery/Yoga Nidra, meditation and affirmation or Sankalpa (to be developed during therapy process). Sessions may be held in the private yoga room or in the STUDIO if the room is available.

     

    We require 24 hours’ notice for all cancellations. This allows us time to rebook the appointment time. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged $35.

    We do not accept insurance for yoga therapy services. If you have questions about payment options, please call our Front Desk.

    INVIVO Gift Cards are available for you to provide wellness care a friend or loved one.

    INVIVO Yoga Therapy Treatments and Pricing
    with Ricky Heldt

     

    Do you have an issue with your shoulders or back that you want to fix?  Is your sciatica or hip acting up on you?

    Private yoga appointments work best when they are tailored to fit your needs.  You will leave the appointment with a program/video that you can continue working with on your own.  A private yoga appointment can either help you to begin your own yoga practice, keep you motivated with your current practice or work on a specific issue.

    Yoga Therapy sessions with Ricky Heldt start with an initial assessment (phone conversation) and three (3) one-hour yoga therapy sessions that focus on your needs. Videos from those three yoga therapy sessions will be provided so you may continue to practice. Ricky provides referrals to continue your journey of healing. These may include one-on-one yoga private classes, group yoga classes, or other referral services.

    Sessions may be held in the private yoga room or in the STUDIO if the room is available.

     

    We require 24 hours’ notice for all cancellations. This allows us time to rebook the appointment time. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged $35.

    We do not accept insurance for yoga therapy services. If you have questions about payment options, please call our Front Desk.

    INVIVO Gift Cards are available for you to provide wellness care a friend or loved one.

    Individual Yoga Therapy Pricing – Biz Casmer*

     

    Option 60-minute 90-minute
    New Client Assessment $100 N/A
    Single Session $100 $150
    5-Session Package $475 $700
    10-Session Package $900 $1300

    *The New Client Assessment can be included as part of a package.
    5-pack pricing expires in 4 months. 10-pack pricing expires in 12 months.

    Individual Yoga Therapy Pricing – Ricky Heldt

     

    Option 60-minute
    Assessment and 3 sessions (videos included) $495

     

    COVID-19 PROCEDURES
    We follow all current CDC guidelines.
    For your health and the safety of our staff, we have implemented these guidelines. VIEW ALL HEALTH POLICIES.

    • Practice Physical Distancing.
    • Maintain good hand hygiene.
    • Provide Vaccination status a the Front Desk upon check-in.
    • Contactless payment is preferred. Have a credit card on file.
    • Masks are OPTIONAL in all common areas. Masks are available for purchase at the Front Desk.
    • STUDIO and GYM/FITNESS CENTER masking guidelines have changed. Masks are OPTIONAL during workouts, classes, and personal training.
    • During all appointments, clients may request that practitioners be masked.
    • Arrive dressed for your appointment in comfortable clothes.
    • Locker rooms OPEN! Shower and sauna open. Towels are available upon request.

    MEET THE INVIVO WELLNESS YOGA THERAPY TEAM

    At INVIVO, our yoga therapist is highly skilled and certified professionals. They are dedicated to creating a unique experience of tranquility and healing for every single client.

    Yoga Therapy is the application of yoga practices to alleviate physical and mental health conditions with the view of promoting self-care and encouraging overall well-being. Yoga therapists do not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorders. As such, yoga therapists do not prescribe medical treatment or pharmaceuticals, nor do they perform massage or spinal manipulations.  Yoga therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or diagnoses, and it is recommended that you see a physician or physical therapist for any conditions that you may have. IAYT Scope of Practice.

    Note: The Yoga Therapy components of our teaching are based on our Professional Yoga Therapy Certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy [non-YAR credential or other qualification], not derived from our status as an [RYT/E-RYT] with Yoga Alliance Registry.

    Biz Casmer

    Biz Casmer

    Yoga Therapist

    Practitioner since 2006.

    A new student to my yoga classes can expect a balanced class including body scans/awareness, breath, energy-body work (mudras/chakras), core work, a theme of some sort and definitely meditation. A private yoga or yoga therapy client can expect the same – just catered specifically to their special needs/injury/illness.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, Advertising, and Spanish. She is a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT-800) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (c-IAYT), Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and the Yoga Alliance. She completed her initial 200-hour certification through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis and subsequent trainings through IYT. She also a certified Pre and Post Natal Yoga Instructor, certified Group Fitness Instructor (c-GFI) through the America Council on Exercise (ACE) and CPR/First Aid Certified through the American Red Cross. Biz is currently enrolled in a Masters in Science program, with a focus on Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine.

    • Auto-immune presentations (MS, RA)
    • Chronic/adrenal fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Weight loss
    • Women’s health including: fertility, pre-post-natal, menopause/hormonal changes
    • Parkinson’s
    Ricky Heldt

    Ricky Heldt

    Yoga Therapist

    Practitioner since 1996.

    Ricky Heldt is a Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodywork Instructor, Tai Chi Instructor, Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master and 500 Experienced Yoga Instructor for people new to yoga, advanced or needing adaptive yoga classes.  He focuses on healing the body, mind and spirit.  He leads workshops, classes, private appointments and online classes. He has been teaching and practicing healing arts for more than 25 years.

    He holds a BFA from MIAD. He is a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT-800) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500) through the Yoga Alliance.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

    Find answers to questions about Yoga Therapy treatments and appointments.

    What does a yoga therapist do? Are your therapists certified?

    Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes, personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.”

    International Association of Yoga Therapists

    Our yoga therapist, Biz Casmer, is a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT-800) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (c-IAYT), Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and the Yoga Alliance. She completed her initial 200-hour certification through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis and subsequent trainings through IYT. She also a certified Pre and Post Natal Yoga Instructor, certified Group Fitness Instructor (c-GFI) through the America Council on Exercise (ACE) and CPR/First Aid Certified through the American Red Cross.

    What should I expect during my yoga therapy appointment?

    The first session with a client begins with a review of their personal history form, which they fill out before the appointment. This intake form also asks clients what they would like to achieve in yoga therapy—what they hope to get out of it.  

    Assessment is a key component in the yoga therapy session. It’s a process of inquiry to help us both discover the underlying issues they’re dealing with, and how yoga therapy can serve them.

    Check-in
    Review with the client how they’re feeling right now in the session and what may have changed.

    The Practice
    We explore yoga postures that may work well for the client given their unique history and needs. Hands-on touch is used only with permission, and only to direct awareness, not to move the body.

    Integration
    We might offer the client a moment to focus on an affirmation or intention. Maybe we’ll do a specific mudra or hand gesture as a way to seal in the practice. 

    Homework
    If a client is willing to practice at home, we’ll give them a small homework assignment that builds on what they’ve done in the session. 

    How can I schedule an appointment?

    Call us at 414-265-5606 and we will be happy to find a day and  time that works for your schedule! ​


    **A credit or debit card is required to reserve an appointment, however you are not charged for anything until after the appointment is completed.  After your appointment, you can choose another form of payment.
    What forms of payment do you accept? Do you accept insurance?

    We accept cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover, or INVIVO Wellness gift cards.  

    A credit or debit card is required to RESERVE your appointment. You are not charged until after the appointment is completed.  After your appointment, you can choose another form of payment.

    We DO NOT accept insurance for yoga therapy services. 

    Can I early cancel my appointment? What is your cancellation policy?

    If you need to cancel your Yoga Therapy session, please contact your Yoga Therapist or the Front Desk at least 24 hours in advance to avoid cancellation fees.

    We require 24 hours’ notice for all appointment cancellations. This allows us time to rebook the appointment time. Appointments canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged $35.

    Please be aware of our Early cancellation, Late Cancellation and No Show policies and fees.

    How can I refer family and friends to INVIVO Wellness?

    We love helping people achieve relief from pain and move better. Our goal at INVIVO Wellness, as a locally-owned business in Milwaukee, is to help people reach their full movement potential so they can live their best lives.

    The best compliment you can give us is by referring your friends and family to INVIVO Wellness. 

    Send us your referrals. Thank you!

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