Yoga for You

Why yoga therapy vs. yoga?

That’s correct! Research has shown that yoga can have a positive impact on various aspects of overall health and well-being. Yoga therapy, in particular, focuses on developing practices that are tailored to specific health conditions or individual needs. Here are some examples of the benefits of yoga supported by research:

  1. Heart Health: Studies, including Dr. Ornish’s work, have demonstrated that yoga, when combined with a comprehensive lifestyle approach, can help improve heart health by reducing the risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and stress.

  2. Alzheimer’s Disease: Dr. Ornish is currently studying the effects of yoga on Alzheimer’s disease. Although the research is ongoing, preliminary findings suggest that yoga may have potential benefits for cognitive function and overall well-being in individuals with Alzheimer’s.

  3. Women’s Health: Yoga has been shown to offer benefits for women’s health, including improving menstrual health, reducing menopausal symptoms, and enhancing fertility.

  4. Bone Health: Certain yoga poses that involve weight-bearing can help improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, especially in postmenopausal women.

  5. Sleep Hygiene: Regular yoga practice has been associated with improved sleep quality and duration, helping individuals with insomnia or sleep disturbances.

  6. Mental Health: Yoga has been shown to have positive effects on mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and stress management. It can help reduce symptoms, improve mood, and increase overall well-being.

It’s important to note that while these studies provide valuable insights into the potential benefits of yoga, individual experiences may vary. Consulting with a qualified yoga therapist or healthcare professional can help determine the most appropriate approach for your specific needs and health conditions.

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Yoga for Osteoporosis 

an online course

If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you may think attending gentle yoga classes would be safe for you. The truth is even the cues being taught in gentle yoga classes are not safe for someone with osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Your body needs a different kind of yoga and a new way of moving in daily life. To learn more about this online course, click on the link below. Read more about The Fishman Method.

  • All Intake Forms
  • 60-75 minute, 1:1 virtual session with Kathleen
  • Lifestyle & Nutrition Considerations
  • BoneFit Movement Recommendations
  • Online yoga demonstration videos
  • 12-Yoga Poses for Bone Density (The Fishman Method)
  • Printable PDFs
  • Online practices
  • Yoga Alliance CE credits available


1:1 Yoga Sessions

Kathleen Belonga is an experienced and knowledgeable yoga instructor with years of expertise in various yoga styles and techniques. She has a deep understanding of yoga principles, alignment, and modifications to cater to individual needs. Her expertise ensures that you receive personalized and effective instruction based on your unique goals and requirements.

Kathleen is committed to helping her clients achieve their specific goals through yoga. Whether you want to improve flexibility, build strength, manage stress, enhance mindfulness, or address specific health concerns, she will design a practice that aligns with your objectives. With her guidance, you can work towards your goals more efficiently and effectively.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Women’s Health
  • Bone Health
  • Breast Cancer
  • Pelvic Floor Health
  • 12-Yoga Poses for Bone Density (The Fishman Method)

Sessions are conducted virtually. Collaboration with your health care provider, upon request.

1:1 Yoga Session

What Client’s Say

“I love working with Kathleen. She helps me to get the most out of my practice by queuing up ways to make the pose work for me and my body type versus the generic yoga everyone else provides.”

– Kim D.

“Kathleen was a true collaborator in my journey towards accomplishing goals…She helped me find clarity on my goals and identify challenges I was encountering. Her guidance and coaching were critical to the breakthrough I experienced and I will forever be grateful for the process and lessons she brought to my journey.”

– Betsey N.

“Kathleen’s knowledge of proper alignment in poses, and the knowledge she has shared for my practice is such a great resource for dealing with osteoporosis.
My body feels stronger and better because of you.”

– Vickie k.

“I practiced yoga for several years before meeting her, but I really only used yoga as a physical practice. Kathleen helped me take a giant leap forward in using yoga and meditation to connect my body, mind, and breath. I’ve seen a tremendous improvement in my physical and mental health since I started working with her. I do not know where I would be now had I not found someone so dedicated to helping her clients achieve true wellness by explaining WHY yoga does what it does. She gives her clients the tools to integrate yoga into their lives daily and reap its benefits for a lifetime. She is a true healer and an inspiration.”

– Jennifer M.





Arizona / Michigan