Welcome to the healing & transformative
practice of Yoga Therapy

Yoga is fundamentally about the reduction of suffering.

Yoga Therapy helps us move away from things that cause us pain:

  • trauma,
  • addiction,
  • anxiety,
  • stress,
  • depression,
  • general malaise,
  • dis-ease,
  • chronic pain…

And toward the well-being we desire:

  • ease,
  • fulfillment,
  • joy,
  • balanced energy,
  • a calm mind,
  • nourished spirit,
  • and vibrant health…

Because every person is different, Yoga Therapy sessions are always personal and situational. You can bring your full self to our sessions (body, energy, mind, character, and spirit) and I’ll bring the full range of my experience and training—the creativity of an artist, the heart of a minister, and the toolbox of a yogi.

We’ll begin with what’s real for you and together we’ll create a space where you can speak and be heard—a sacred space where you can open up and see your life in a new way.

Through conversation and the primary tools of yoga— ancient teachings, breath, awareness, relaxation, simple movement, meditation, sound, prayer, and ritual—we’ll co-create personal practices designed to help you move in the direction you want to go.

Our work together can go in multiple directions, including any combination of:

The Physical:

Strengthen your core, create joint stability, and build healthy movement patterns through simple exercises.

The Energetic:

Transform your nervous system and replenish your energy. Move from a state of fight or flight to a state or rest & digest through the breath.

The Sensory:

Build awareness of your automatic & reactionary habits. Quiet the chatter of your mind through mantra and mudra.

The Intellectual:

Support your intuition, grow your inner wisdom, and reach your highest potential through meditation.

The Spiritual:

Foster the aspects of life that bring you joy, nourish your heart, and connect you with your deepest Self through prayer and ritual.

Yoga Therapy is an ancient practice that’s utterly relevant in our modern world. So if you’re ready to move in the direction of healing and transformation, let’s work together.

Here are three videos that answer some common questions about Yoga Therapy. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions.

Let’s work together:

No matter where you live, we can work together online via zoom.

If you live in or near the northwest corner of WA State and would like to work together in person, contact me. There are some options available (with an extra facilities charge). 

“Not only does Summer have the experience to tailor a specific practice to your needs, she has that special sense of inner peace to guide you through what ever your present journey. It is fortunate to find a teacher that truly has integrated and connected with the deeper meaning of yoga. If you are looking to revitalize your practice or are drawn to yoga for a specific purpose, Summer is a great guide to your own discovery.” -BK

“With Summer’s support and guidance, I have worked successfully through the conclusion of a troubled relationship and am working more deeply now on meditation and reflection in my practice to guide next steps for my career and personal life. Summer is gifted both as a teacher and non-sectarian spiritual guide; her grounding in yoga studies and her own avid search for engagement and authenticity are inspiring. I feel so fortunate – and blessed – to have Summer as my teacher, and grateful to yoga, which has given me the framework to find joy in authentically living in each new moment.” -DA

“After a serious back and pelvic injury and three unsuccessful outpatient back surgeries, my neurosurgeon directed me to Summer. He believed yoga was a better fit for me than physical therapy. He was correct. My work with Summer was tremendous! In time, my back healed, I could sleep and the pain was gone. No longer was there a need for pain and sleeping pills and muscle relaxers. My doctor told me that my spine has been transformed. I am very grateful to Summer for her commitment to my healing! In many ways she changed my life and I am now committed to yoga.” -LC

“While I still drift away from my practice periodically, the grounding I received in that very first session with Summer, and other sessions that followed, continues to pull me back, but also gives me the strength to take even bigger leaps into more intensive study and reflection.” -BL