Learn Yoga

with Moriah Diederich

Certified Holistic Yoga Therapist, RYT500 and Accessible Yoga Teacher at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, Washington

Learn yoga with Moriah Diederich, certified Holistic Yoga Therapist, RYT500 and Accessible Yoga Ambassador teaching yoga classes at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, WA

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™, RYT500Accessible 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.

The Holistic Yoga Therapy training group at Yoga Union Community Wellness Center in Portland, Oregon learning biomechanics the Katie Bowman way

Learning biomechanics during Holistic Yoga Therapy training at Yoga Union in Portland, Oregon.

The Accessible Yoga Teacher Training class at Yoga NW in Portland, Oregon

Accessible Yoga Teacher Training with Jivana Heyman (center) and Amber Karnes (center-left)

Yoga Anatomy and Breath-centered Therapeutics with internationally recognized expert and author Leslie Kaminoff (center)

Yoga Anatomy and Breath-Centered Therapeutics Training with Leslie Kaminoff (center)

Learn yoga at a beginning yoga class in the light-filled yoga studio space at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, WA serving all of Clark County
The exterior of Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy studio located in Cascade Crest Business Park in Vancouver, Washington offering yoga classes to all of Clark County and the Portland, Oregon metro
Interior space of Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy studio in Vancouver, Washington showing all of the props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, tune-up balls, cards, etc.) that can be used in a yoga class

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.

Testimonials

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Lynette Poulton Kamakura
Lynette Poulton Kamakura
2019-03-22T16:04:59+0000
I came to Yoga Mojo and Movement Therapy to address back pain brought on by sitting for too many hours in cramped airplane seats. Moriah quickly and professionally recognized that the problems stemmed as much from the shoulders and legs as from the back. Using her knowledge of biomechanics as well as her extensive yoga training, she shared a series of exercises that addressed the pain. More importantly, Moriah showed me how to recognize the signals my body was giving so that I could adjust my posture at the first sign of discomfort, thereby avoiding the stiffness and pain that I previously experienced during long trips. I continue to attend sessions with Moriah, and each time I learn something new. Whether I arrive exhausted, stiff, or sore, I always leave feeling refreshed. I highly recommend Yoga Mojo and Movement Therapy.
Kitty Tedrick
Kitty Tedrick
2019-01-28T19:46:07+0000
I never thought that I could do yoga. I didn't think that I was strong enough, flexible enough, nor had the balance for it. But with Moriah working with me I am on my way to being a more fit, more mindful person. She takes me from where I am and pushes me to go a little further each time we work out. The tools that she gives me to improve on translate into tools that I can use in everyday life. I look forward to each workout session knowing that Moriah will have thought about the next steps for me. I am SO glad I found her. The very best hour I spend each week!
Heather Holly Freitag
Heather Holly Freitag
2019-01-25T16:26:15+0000
My husband and I have both been working with Moriah for 6 months. We LOVE her approach. Both of us have struggled with back and/or neck pain to varying degrees. Moriah is fantastic at figuring out where you are and what you need. We have been able to incorporate methods and tools (mats,blankets, balls, bands) into our home life so that we can continue her work at home. Slowly over time we are more relaxed, better at breathing, less painful, more active, and exhibiting better posture. We will continue Restorative Yoga with Moriah because it really makes a difference in our overall health and wellness.
Jessica Daniels
Jessica Daniels
2018-08-24T00:55:06+0000
Working with Moriah has been life-changing. For years I've struggled with back, shoulder and neck pain. She has patiently and compassionately helped me get from barely moving to completing an hour of yoga flow. I highly recommend Yoga Mojo to anyone!
Laurie Mandell
Laurie Mandell
2018-05-14T05:49:58+0000
I love working with Moriah. I’m gaining confidence and a connection with my body, and discovering new things each time we meet. She pushes me and meets me where I am at the same time.
Sarah Coomber
Sarah Coomber
2018-01-31T02:50:12+0000
Moriah is an amazing yoga therapist. She taught me things about my gait that I'd never noticed -- and in the process helped me change it and get rid of some nerve pain! She also helped me improve some of my yoga postures and took me through an amazing restorative yoga practice that left me more relaxed than a massage. I highly recommend her!
Michele McKeag Larsen
Michele McKeag Larsen
2018-01-24T04:42:58+0000
Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy is the best thing you never knew you needed. After a session or two with Moriah you'll marvel at how much looser and more relaxed your body feels, even if you didn't know it was tense. Do something amazing for yourself, schedule some time at Yoga Mojo. <3
Jocelyn Fitzgerald
Jocelyn Fitzgerald
2018-01-24T01:39:05+0000
I'm telling everyone I know to try this type of yoga...especially if you've never done yoga before, well I've been doing yoga for 30 years and I learned so much!!! Love love it!
Heather Jolma Fray
Heather Jolma Fray
2018-01-23T23:09:45+0000
Moriah is warm, smart and engaging. Lots of new ideas and suggestions in a very friendly and fun environment. I'll be back:)
Mimi Nelson
Mimi Nelson
00:04 11 May 18
My yoga class with Moriah is my favorite part of the week! I appreciate her intuitive nature as to what type of yoga I need that day. It could be invigorating or relaxing, depending upon my needs. I am also very concerned with injury, so I appreciate her skilled knowledge of the human body. I also like her nice pretty room! I would recommend Yoga Mojo to everyone!
Doug Niemi
Doug Niemi
20:48 27 May 18
I would like to preface that my situation is unique and complicated. I did not feel I would do well or benefit from a group situation. I had been searching for a personal yoga instructor for a while. It was by accident that I stumbled across Moriah’s business card and discovered she offered one-on-one yoga instruction. I outlined the details of my situation, and she indicated that my issues were in the realm of possibility to address. I found Moriah to be a professional, knowledgeable, understanding, caring, and compassionate person. She has helped me develop tools to manage my ongoing issues and improve my quality of life. I am delighted I discovered her and would recommend her to anyone.
Michele Larsen
Michele Larsen
05:01 11 Feb 18
Moriah is amazing. Every time I work with her I leave feeling so much better than when I came in. She showed me how to make small adjustments in how I move that made a big difference in how I feel. I highly recommend yoga therapy and restorative yoga at Yoga Mojo.
Leslie Swensen
Leslie Swensen
22:40 21 Jan 19
A session with Moriah is hands-down the BEST yoga experience you will ever have! From her thoughtful initial intake assessment to her custom tailoring each session to your individual needs - she is truly amazing. She coaches and encourages through each movement with her perfect, soothing voice. Moriah is the perfect antidote to the stressors of life. Can't say enough about how wonderful she is! Truly life-changing!
Jessica Daniels
Jessica Daniels
00:20 22 Jan 19
Working with Moriah has been life-changing. For years I've struggled with back, shoulder and neck pain. She has patiently and compassionately helped me get from barely moving to completing an hour of yoga flow. I highly recommend Yoga Mojo to anyone!
Gabriel Castillo
Gabriel Castillo
19:16 28 Nov 18
Moriah is very knowledgeable and compassionate about her work. I think her dedication to her craft is amazing.
Breton Freitag
Breton Freitag
16:28 25 Jan 19
My wife and I have been working with Moriah for 6 months. We LOVE her approach. Both of us have struggled with back and/or neck pain to varying degrees. Moriah is fantastic at figuring out where you are and what you need. We have been able to incorporate methods and tools (mats,blankets, balls, bands) into our home life so that we can continue her work at home. Slowly over time we are more relaxed, better at breathing, less painful, more active, and exhibiting better posture. We will continue Restorative Yoga with Moriah because it really makes a difference in our overall health and wellness.
Sarah Coomber
Sarah Coomber
06:35 07 Mar 19
Moriah is an amazing yoga therapist. She taught me things about my gait that I'd never noticed -- and in the process helped me change it and get rid of some nerve pain! She also helped me improve some of my yoga postures and took me through an amazing restorative yoga practice that left me more relaxed than a massage. I highly recommend her!
Susan Jones
Susan Jones
23:19 20 Mar 19
I had a very insightful first appointment. Through awareness of my current posture and gait, I am now able to correct myself and relieve chronic pain in my lower back and feet. I am excited for our next session, Restorative Yoga!
Laurie Mandell
Laurie Mandell
19:08 29 Jan 19
I love working with Moriah. I’m gaining confidence and a connection with my body, and discovering new things each time we meet. She pushes me and meets me where I am at the same time.
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Learn Yoga at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in a yoga class located at 108 SE 124th Avenue, Ste 18, Vancouver, WA 98684 serving all of Clark County and Portland, Oregon

Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy
108 SE 124th Ave, Suite 18
Vancouver, WA  98684

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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.