Yoga as Therapy

Increase mobility & encourage healing

Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, Washington
Jon rehabilitates an injury during his yoga class in Vancouver, Washington at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy
Evelyn builds strength and balance in her yoga class at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, Washington
Doug builds strength and flexibility during his yoga class in Vancouver, Washington at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy

Yoga can help.

Learn to synchronize your mind, body and breath to reduce risk of injury and sustain healthy movement for life.

Stress, injury and illness can limit our daily lives. Basic tasks like walking to the car, sitting at work, or lifting that heavy bag of groceries —even breathing—can become difficult and sometimes painful. These physical limitations can have a negative impact on our emotions, energy and attitude.

I am a certified Holistic Yoga Therapist™, RYT500, Accessible Yoga Teacher and owner of a private yoga studio in Vancouver, WA. During your yoga class I will collaborate with you to identify what has led you to feel this way and discover how to help you feel more at ease. We will review your daily movement patterns to learn how to increase your mobility, build strength, enhance flexibility and promote balance.

Client Reviews

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!
Jocelyn Fitzgerald
Jocelyn Fitzgerald
01:39 24 Jan 18
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
Michele McKeag Nerland
Michele McKeag Nerland
04:42 24 Jan 18
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!
Sarah Coomber
Sarah Coomber
02:50 31 Jan 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.
Michele Nerland
Michele Nerland
05:01 11 Feb 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!
Mimi Nelson
Mimi Nelson
00:04 11 May 18
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.
Laurie Mandell
Laurie Mandell
05:49 14 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.
Doug Niemi
Doug Niemi
20:48 27 May 18
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!
Jessica Daniels
Jessica Daniels
00:55 24 Aug 18
Moriah is very knowledgeable and compassionate about her work. I think her dedication to her craft is amazing.
Gabriel Castillo
Gabriel Castillo
19:16 28 Nov 18
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!
Leslie Swensen
Leslie Swensen
22:40 21 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!
Jessica Daniels
Jessica Daniels
00:20 22 Jan 19
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.
Heather Holly Freitag
Heather Holly Freitag
16:26 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.
Breton Freitag
Breton Freitag
16:28 25 Jan 19
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!
Kitty Tedrick
Kitty Tedrick
19:46 28 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.
Laurie Mandell
Laurie Mandell
19:08 29 Jan 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!
Sarah Coomber
Sarah Coomber
06:35 07 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!
Susan Jones
Susan Jones
23:19 20 Mar 19
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.
I came to Yoga Mojo and Movement Therapy to address back pain brought on by sitting for too long 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, Moriah devised a series of exercises that relieved the pain. More importantly, Moriah taught me 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 to all.
Lynette Poulton
Lynette Poulton
16:14 22 Mar 19
I am 81 years old and a career of hunching over a computer led to poor posture and sciatic nerve damage. My right leg and lower back were giving me much pain and inhibiting normal movement. I had tried Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Epidural Steroid Injection. I wanted to try Yoga but not in a class--I wanted personalized Yoga. I found Yoga Mojo and after only a few weekly sessions, my leg and back were much improved. After a few weeks more I am now without any pain. All credit goes to Moriah and her individualized approach and patient instruction. She is a professional, talented, knowledgeable, and personable instructor. She has exceeded my expectations in every way.. On the classic 1-10 scale, I rate her at least 12 and strongly recommend her to anyone. I very much look forward to our weekly sessions and further improving my flexibility and balance.
Stephen Thorne
Stephen Thorne
17:35 07 Jun 19
I have had 3 sessions with Moriah so far and she is WONDERFUL! Very knowledgeable, versatile and truly interested in helping you figure out how to move your body for strength and balance.! Glad I have at least 3 more sessions to go!
Maureen Williams
Maureen Williams
18:24 31 Aug 19
I have had several sessions with Moriah and been fortunate to find her practice. There were so many things that I was doing on a daily basis to exacerbate my lower back pain. She showed me techniques for proper posture in a regular chair and we moved on from there. I have been learning so much from her and feel much more confident in my yoga poses. She is a very patient and kind therapist who has helped me in my journey to find strength after injury and health issues. Thank you Moriah!
A H
A H
21:18 06 Oct 19
Moriah is amazing! I started my first session with breathing correctly and focusing on posture and gait. Moriah led me through some amazing stretches and poses in our next session that alleviated tight muscles and helped with flexibility. One of our sessions, I had a bad headache and Moriah led me through visualization and meditation. It was the best thing I have done in the way of self care in ages. Moriah is kind, listens, and provides a safe environment. She's the best!
Kelly Greene
Kelly Greene
03:55 09 Oct 19
After retiring I had joined a gym and watched some yoga classes but felt too intimidated to actually join in. After reviewing Yoga Mojo on Facebook numerous times I decided to give them a call and I am so happy I did. After 40 plus years of working primarily at a desk my posture was not good and I suffered low back problems. Moriah has given me the tools and techniques that has helped me so much. She listened to my needs and always encouraged me to let her know what was bothering me and where I might feel pain. I highly recommend Moriah as she is very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and a great listener. She has exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you so much Moriah!
Pam Carey
Pam Carey
19:11 01 Dec 19
I was looking for a yoga class where I would feel comfortable while recovering from a knee issue and losing weight. Very fortunately for me, I found Moriah at Yoga Mojo. The one on one aspect of the class is amazing. Moriah is a caring, dedicated, wonderful person. She is very in tune with what will help you through any challenge. I’ve come in with headaches, stiff joints, aches and pains and even just feeling blue-nothing daunts her in finding a way to put things right. She always gives extra examples of things that will help when I’m at home. I would recommend Moriah to anyone who needs a one on one experience with yoga; it will change your life!
Barb Waugh
Barb Waugh
23:54 25 Feb 20
I absolutely adore Moriah and her practice! I had always wanted to get into yoga, but didn’t really know where to begin my journey. I found Moriah on a Google search and liked the aspect of one-on-one coaching, rather than attending a class that I would feel vulnerable in. Moriah is very kind and understanding of everyone’s body and differences, and made me feel welcome from day one. Since seeing her, I’ve improved on many fundamental poses and now even feel that I have the confidence to attend a yoga class in the area! If you are wondering whether or not to try out Moriah’s services and Yoga, my answer would be a resounding yes!
Kayla Peters
Kayla Peters
15:59 01 Mar 20
Moriah was very helpful in addressing my yoga questions. She was well prepared for our sessions and gave them a comfortable, safe feeling. The Zoom lessons worked well. I would definitely recommend her services!
Susan Thompson
Susan Thompson
23:16 24 Aug 20
Moriah is awesome! She is very thorough and makes you feel like you are doing great!! I would recommend her business to anyone. I like that its private. Covid came along and I have only gone once this summer..miss it and her😊
Yvonne Schlecht
Yvonne Schlecht
03:56 28 Oct 20
Yoga Therapy Vancouver WA

Holistic Yoga Therapy

I want to inspire you to move and feel better in your own body.

I use a holistic approach to see and treat you as a whole person – physically, mentally and emotionally – with the goal of empowering your innate ability to self-heal. We are so much more than our injuries, our limitations, our pain. I want to help you find the cause, and not just treat your symptoms.

There’s a reason that both ancient wisdom and current research approach the human body holistically as a union of mind, body and breath. All three are vitally important, and I approach each during a private yoga class:

Isaac and Laura practice mindfulness and meditation techniques in a private yoga class at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, WA

Mind

It can be easy to set aside thoughts of how we feel. We rush from one thing to the next, until finally something nags at us loudly enough that we can’t help but turn all of our attention to it.

Pain, fatigue, stress, illness or injury can set in and take over our thoughts, turning them negative. By bringing awareness to what IS working, we can set the foundation to empower your healing process.

Self-care techniques are taught in all-levels yoga classes  in Vancouver, WA at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy serving all of Clark County and the Portland, OR metro

Body

Compensations (such as a tucked position of the pelvis) can make it uncomfortable to walk, sit, stand and pick things up. These issues can develop from stress, injury, illness or just daily life.

During your private yoga class, we identify your compensations, and learn how to re-pattern them to enhance your mobility, build strength, and increase balance and flexibility.

Pranayama, or breathing techniques, are taught in every private yoga class in Vancouver, WA at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy serving Camas, Fishers Landing, Minnehaha, Hazel Dell, Felida, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Hockinson, Battle Ground, La Center, Washougal, Fir Crest, Cascade Park East, Orchards, Proebstel, Livingston, Brush Prairie, Five Corners, Orchards, Cougar and Portland, Oregon

Breath

Breath is the genesis of movement, beginning at the deepest level of our beings. When we develop dysfunctional breathing patterns, our body’s ability to move and to heal becomes limited.

Initiating a practice of mindful breathing can reconnect us with our very essence, enable us to reduce stress, enhance healing and return to a more balanced, well-connected self.

Yoga for Pain Relief

As a certified Holistic Yoga Therapist, my approach during your private yoga class is to zoom out and see you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit – before we zoom in.

 

Pain is highly subjective and can be emotional and/or physical. What I consider painful, you may not. Pain may be something you are experiencing due to a current injury, or perhaps chronic pain has developed from a surgery or injury you had long ago. Sometimes, chronic pain can correspond to feelings of anxiety and depression.

During your private yoga class, we’ll learn not only what isn’t working in your body and causing you pain, but what IS working. Then we will start to explore new ways of moving, feeling and breathing.

Conditions

Practicing yoga can be beneficial for the following conditions in addition to many others not listed here. Please consult your doctor before beginning yoga or any other exercise regime.

• Anxiety

• Arthritis

• Asthma

• Back pain

• Balance issues

• Cancer

• Cardiovascular

• Carpal tunnel

• Chronic pain

• Constipation

• Depression

• Diabetes

• Eating disorders

• Fibromyalgia

• Frozen shoulder

• Gastrointestinal

• Headache

• Heart disease

• High blood pressure

• Hip pain

• Hypertension

• Indigestion

• Injury rehabilitation

• Insomnia

• Irritable bowel (IBS)

• Knee pain

• Menopause

• Migraine

• Multiple sclerosis

• Neck pain

• Obesity

• Osteoporosis

• Parkinson’s disease

• Poor posture

• Post-surgery rehab

• Pregnancy

• PTSD

• Respiratory conditions

• Sciatica

• Scoliosis

• Shoulder pain

• Stress

• Thoracic outlet

• Urinary incontinence

Karl comes to a yoga class in Vancouver, WA at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy to learn how to rehabilitate after his surgery
Andrew works on his back health at a yoga class in Vancouver, Washington at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy

Healing with Yoga

We are healing every second of every day, regardless of age or ability.

I cannot heal you. I can, however, give you the tools to empower and guide your self-healing processes by bringing awareness back to your thoughts, body and breath.

During your private yoga  class, we will learn what your patterns are, discover what may be hindering you from your movement goals, and explore new ways of breathing, moving and thinking to open up new possibilities for you.

Health Benefits of Yoga

Whether you are recuperating from surgery, struggling with limited mobility, looking to lose weight, or wanting a new exercise routine, yoga can benefit you. The following list was published in a Yoga Journal article by Dr. Timothy McCall in August, 2007. For more information, read the article here.

• Improves flexibility

• Builds muscle strength

• Perfects posture

• Prevents cartilage & joint breakdown

• Protects spine

• Betters bone health

• Increases blood flow

• Drains lymph and boosts immunity

• Ups heart rate

• Drops blood pressure

• Regulates adrenal glands

• Makes you happier

• Founds a healthy lifestyle

• Lowers blood sugar

• Helps you focus

• Relaxes your system

• Improves balance

• Maintains your nervous system

• Releases tension in your limbs

• Helps you sleep deeper

• Boosts your immune system functionality

• Gives your lungs room to breathe

• Prevents IBS and other digestive problems

• Gives you peace of mind Increases your self-esteem

• Eases your pain

• Gives you inner strength

• Connects you with guidance

• Helps keep you drug free

• Builds awareness for transformation

• Benefits your relationships

• Use sounds to soothe your sinuses

• Guides your body’s healing in your minds eye

• Keeps allergies and viruses at bay

• Helps you serve others

• Encourages self care

• Supports your connective tissue

• Uses the placebo effect to affect change

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You CAN do yoga!

I am passionate about helping people move more comfortably with the energy to enjoy family, community and the world around us.

I work one-on-one with my clients in my private yoga studio centrally located in Vancouver, WA to decrease pain, manage stress and learn to move better.

Whether your goal is to regain energy for playing with the kids, decrease pain and stress from work, or to reduce the risk of injury so you can enjoy life, I can help.

I hope to hear from you soon and truly look forward to helping you feel better in your body.

Wendy learns chair yoga in a private yoga therapy class at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy in Vancouver, WA offering yoga classes and yoga therapy to Camas, Fishers Landing, Minnehaha, Hazel Dell, Felida, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Hockinson, Battle Ground, La Center, Washougal, Fir Crest, Cascade Park East, Orchards, Proebstel, Livingston, Brush Prairie, Five Corners, Orchards, Cougar and Portland, Oregon
Call Moriah at Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy to learn yoga at (360) 833-0617

Moriah Diederich

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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Mon – Fri  10am – 4pm

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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. 

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