Yoga Therapy is a process of healing the whole person. Using yoga techniques such as body movement (asana), breathing (pranayama), meditation and philosophy, Yoga Therapy is a holistic approach to improving health and easing suffering. Yoga therapists use the entirety of the yogic system to help with specific conditions across a wide spectrum, including everything from sciatica to anxiety to obesity. (See the list on this page for more conditions that can benefit from yoga therapy.)
Dragonfly Yoga Therapists work privately with clients, first getting to know them and their concerns. Depending on the issue, an intake session will assess current physical and mental conditions, as well as allowing the therapist to understand the clients’ lifestyle and health goals. From there, the therapist will begin teaching the client yoga practices that will help with a condition, and if needed, outline a process of continued support.
Private Yoga Therapy Prices
In-Studio Prices with Alexis or Joe:
- $80 per 1-hour session
- $375 — 5-hour pack — save $25
- $700 — 10-hour pack — save $100
At Home Private Sessions Also Available.
Prices Vary On Driving Distance.
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for private sessions.
Our Yoga Therapists
Joe Simek is a Certified Yoga Therapist, 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher, and Co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio. Joe has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, using the wisdom of the teachings to lose weight, get sober, and abandon the corporate grind. In 2012, he formalized his yoga education, completing Dragonfly’s 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training. Joe went on to study Yoga Therapy and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy (where he is now a Teaching Assistant) and Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Rolf Gates. In 2016, Joe co-founded The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization that aids foster children. He is also the frontman of Destroy It Up, an indie rock music project inspired by yoga philosophy. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arizona State University.
Alexis is the founder and owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio, which she opened in 2005 with the goal of making yoga accessible to everyone no matter what their body type or health condition. From its humble beginnings, Dragonfly has grown into a thriving yoga community, hosting both 200 and 500 HR teacher trainings, nation-wide retreats, and internationally-known yoga teachers.
Alexis completed a 350-hour Hatha Yoga certification program at Eight Limbs Yoga in Chicago in 2003, studying under Gabriel Halpern, Per Erez, and Miguel Latronica. Alexis continually looks for inspiration and information to share with her students. She also has studied with Rolf Gates (500-hour Advanced Vinyasa) and Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply (Yoga Therapy and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga).
Alexis has over 1,000 hours combined professional training in yoga and mediation, including a certification in teaching Prenatal Yoga from Sweet Pea’s Studio in Chicago. She has studied Vinyasa Yoga under Shiva Rea and Sean Corn and Thai Yoga Massage with Mukti Michael Buck of the Vedic Conservatory. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from Arizona State University.
In Lisa’s 20-year career as a public school teacher at the middle level (in both general and special education), she was provided numerous opportunities for personal growth, professional development, and service to children and families in the community. She brings the skills, insight, and wisdom gained during that time to her profession as a yoga therapist. Lisa recieved her Yoga Therapy Certification from Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy. She has also studied yoga and meditation at River Yoga Studio (RYT 300 Hatha/Vinyasa), Sally Miller Yoga School (Yin Yoga Training & RYT 200 Hatha/Vinyasa) and with Jonathan Labman (Meditation & Spiritual Awakening Groups.)