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Established in 2019, Shine Yoga Therapy & Wellness was developed to support and partner with clients as they walk their individual paths of wellness. 

Shine’s mission is to provide caring, connected, & expert Yoga Therapy to any person interested in exploring a “better way” of balance and wholeness in life. 

As both a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and licensed psychotherapist (LISW), I partner with those interested in a personalized, integrated practice -- and especially those individuals:  

  • who are curious and committed to a "whole-person" wellness journey that focuses on timeless, evidence-based Yoga practices informed by research-based clinical therapy modalities;

  • who know they possess intangible gifts, though they may have lost a handle on recognizing and using those gifts;

  • who suspect that personal trauma may have negatively impacted their lives and identities;

  • who feel that some of life's low points could be opportunities -- when worked through with the right partner -- to grow emotionally with grace and authentic appreciation for our lived experiences;

  • who desire an individualized approach to addressing anatomical and/or physiological concerns due to challenging health conditions or the practice of aging with grace and gratitude; &/or,

  • who have emotional regulation or mental health conditions impacted by stress, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, body dysmorphia, body image, or eating disorders.

 

Wherever you are on your personal journey, you’re invited to Shine.

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MEET KIM

I have always been a helper; 

I always will be.

Since the start of the pandemic,

I've decided to also help myself by:

 

Learning to acrylic paint,

Buying and riding a touring bike,

& Endlessly re-streaming

Netflix's Grace & Frankie.

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Kim Gillie Krier, MSW, LISW, C-IAYT, RYT-500

ABOUT

You are the sun and sky.

Everything else -- it's just the weather.

~ Pema Chödrön

Rise.

And.

Shine. 

So.

Why Yoga Therapy?

Over the last 30 years, Yoga Therapy has emerged as a distinctly important, efficacious, and uniquely-suited practice to support a population of clients who may not always be fully served by yoga practice alone, or psychotherapy alone.

 

While I personally and enthusiastically believe in the evidence-based and life-changing value of clinical models of psychotherapy, I also believe that the research-based physical and mental practices of yoga provide balance and complementary, value-added solutions to a client’s life, especially when personalized through the practice of Yoga Therapy.  

 

Yoga Therapy is robustly guided by a professional association (IAYT) -- ensuring the knowledge, skills, and ethical standards through 1000-hour certification programs -- that recognizes Yoga Therapy as a healing art and science. Specifically, they describe Yoga Therapy as “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.”

More simply, many of us have experienced a general yoga class at a neighborhood studio, and the potential good feelings associated with the intention of going, the mindfulness of being present, and the cycle of physical poses & breathing. 

 

Yoga Therapy is more than a series of yoga classes because it personalizes, extends, and adds to those “yoga class” practices for a far-more-intentional therapeutic program tailored to a client’s or small group’s needs, including recommended, informed practices of:

  • Physical movement & stillness poses 

  • Breathing techniques & breathwork

  • Mindfulness, meditation, & visualization

  • Physical postures that address specific areas of discomfort or musculoskeletal imbalances

  • Additional techniques informed by expressive and clinical modalities

  • Education gauged toward exploration, growth and opening in realms of body, mind, and spirit, or whatever arises that calls for attention

  • Personalized at-home practice recommendations

  • Open communication between sessions

 

To learn more, continue below.

SERVICES

SERVICES

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YOGA THERAPY

Yoga Therapy sessions are typically available through a variety of settings: my personal studio, clients’ homes, or teletherapy.  My approach is informed by my training as a certified Yoga Therapist, my professional work as a practicing clinical social worker, as well as…

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CLINICAL THERAPY

As an independently licensed, insured, and currently-practicing full time clinical social worker (LISW) in Ohio, I have extensive experience successfully treating clients with a variety of mental health challenges, recurring troubles, and clinical diagnoses…

CONSULTING & SUPERVISION

Beginning in late 2020, I will be offering supervision for new LSWs. I continue to offer consulting services, supporting and informing the interdisciplinary explorations of psychotherapy & Yoga Therapy. Whether you are a licensed psychologist, LISW, LPCC, Yoga Therapist, or yoga teacher...

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WORKSHOPS
& SERIES

Even for those who are most resilient, life can sometimes feel pretty overwhelming at times. If you are an: employer who leads a business / non-profit, member of a valuable team / organization, provider of health care or integrative medicine, or run a yoga studio, consider...

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Either in person throughout Central Ohio or at

your home mat anywhere, through teletherapy.

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