Learn Yogawith Moriah Diederich
Certified Holistic Yoga Therapist, RYT500 and Accessible Yoga Teacher at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, Washington
Hi, I’m Moriah
“I am a problem-solver at heart, and enjoy connecting with my clients to understand their areas of discomfort, finding solutions and working with them to meet their individual goals.”
My name is Moriah Diederich. I am a Holistic Yoga Therapist™, RYT500, Accessible Yoga Teacher, owner of Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, WA and have been a guest on KGW8 Portland Today. In other words, I love yoga and sharing all of the many benefits it has to offer. I believe that everyone can benefit from yoga because it can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, size or abilities, and can show us how to sustain healthy movement for life.
“In addition to being able to personalize yoga classes, I also love helping my clients move better throughout their day – and not just on their yoga mat.”
I believe in the power of yoga so much that I gave up a successful 20-year career as a graphic designer to open a private yoga studio in Vancouver, Washington, called Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy. My yoga studio is very different from other yoga studios in that I offer one-on-one private yoga classes that are designed specifically for the individual I am working with. I collaborate with my clients about specific discomforts they are experiencing and how it affects their daily life, so we can explore different options to reduce pain and stress.
I have enjoyed practicing yoga since 2001, but it was my own pain and movement limitations from sitting behind a desk that lead me to become a certified Holistic Yoga Therapist specializing in posture, ergonomics and functional movement. Holistic Yoga Therapy was life changing for me, empowering me with skills to reduce pain and regain freedom of movement to participate in my favorite activities like hiking again. It is what drives my passion for helping clients today.
“Through a combination of yoga, self-care techniques, posture and ergonomics I am able to offer my clients a wide-range of assistance to feel better, reduce stress and enhance mobility no matter their age, size or abilities.”
I am forever grateful to my teacher and mentor Annie Adamson of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center in Portland, Oregon, founder of Holistic Yoga Therapy™ and Primal Yoga™. Annie’s teachings combine evolutionary and biomechanical research with a wide variety of healing modalities in a holistic approach that cares for the client on all levels. Her immense knowledge, wisdom and passion for therapeutics helped me both personally and professionally.
I have also had the honor of training with Accessible Yoga founder Jivana Heyman and Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga. They taught me how to make Yoga available to everyone regardless of body type and physical ability. Jillian Pransky, author of Deep Listening and internationally renowned expert in Restorative Yoga taught me the affects of stress on the human body and how to initiate the relaxation response for healing. I am also grateful for my training with Leslie Kaminoff in Yoga Anatomy and Breath-Centered Yoga Therapeutics, Jules Mitchel in Yoga Biomechanics and Asana, and Self Care Training in The Role Model® Method: The Science of Rolling with Jill Miller. My work is also greatly influenced by biomechanist and alignment expert Katie Bowman and cultural posture and ergonomics expert Esther Gokhale. A self-proclaimed body nerd, I enjoy teaching and sharing resources with my clients to help them function more mindfully and reduce the risk of injury. My desire to give my clients the best care possible combined with my thirst for knowledge inspires me to continue researching, studying, and attending workshops and trainings.
I have lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2000, and consider myself a native despite being born and raised in San Clemente, CA. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, where I met my best friend and husband Bret Canfield. We now reside in Camas, WA with our two furry kids: a couch potato Pitbull named Rookie, and a sweet and spicy cat with green eyes named Evie.
Learning biomechanics during Holistic Yoga Therapy training at Yoga Union in Portland, Oregon.
Accessible Yoga Teacher Training with Jivana Heyman (center) and Amber Karnes (center-left)
Yoga Anatomy and Breath-Centered Therapeutics Training with Leslie Kaminoff (center)
The Yoga Studio
Small, private and professional setting centrally located in Vancouver, Washington off Mill Plain & I-205.
The Yoga Mojo studio is centrally located in Vancouver, WA in the Cascade Crest Business Park. Conveniently located off Mill Plain and I-205, Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy is just one block west of McGrath’s Fish House. The 160 square foot yoga studio features vaulted ceilings with windows flooding the space with lots of natural light. The main wall looks out onto a lovely Japanese Maple, and sometimes a playful squirrel romping around on the grass.
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Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy
108 SE 124th Ave, Suite 18
Vancouver, WA 98684
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
By appointment only
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Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy is conveniently located off I-205 and Mill Plain and serves all of the Clark County, Washington area including Vancouver, Washougal, Camas, Felida, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Hockinson and La Center.The second exit after the NB I-205 bridge, Yoga Mojo is also quick and easy to get to from Portland, Oregon.