Therapeutic Yoga

Advanced Training: Divine Anatomy of Asana with Victoria Haffer, M.S. eRYT 500
Advanced Training: Divine Anatomy of Asana with Victoria Haffer, M.S. eRYT 500
Private or Small Group Sessions with Shawn Cornelison, ERYT, CYT
Contact: or 617-610-8683

What is Therapeutic Yoga?

 Therapeutic yoga is a self- empowering guided experience that invites presence and body awareness.  It looks at the body- mind as a whole and looks at how well it is functioning.  Using breath, movement, postures, and other traditional yoga tools, you will be guided into a state of functional movement and balance.  This state of balance is achieved by correcting misdirected energies and allowing them to flow properly.  This is a collaborative process and together we can create the opportunity for you to be the greatest expression of your potential.


In his Therapeutic Yoga Sessions, Shawn will assess body movement and functionality.  Based upon the observation he will provide you with movement techniques that will support and improve range of motion and ease of movement within joints.  Shawn also offers hands on adjustments to assist in this process.  Sessions typically last 1 hour but can be scheduled for longer.  Many people report changes in their condition happen in the first session.  During the session you will learn small movements that you can practice outside of the session to continue the healing process.


 Who can benefit?  

 - people who are moving with pain and want to move without it.

 - people who want more energy in their lives.

 - people that want more benefit from their yoga practice or other physical activity.

 - people who feel they are not progressing in their yoga practice or physical activity.

 -people who want to be empowered to move toward greater health.


About Shawn Cornelison

Shawn’s extensive training includes: 200 Hour Open Door Teacher Training, 800 Hour Advanced Teacher Training, Meridian  Teacher Training and additional study with Suzi Hately, Amy Weintraub, and Georg Feuerstein. Shawn also offers certification in Yin Yoga and Yoga for Anxiety &Depression through Open Doors Yoga Studios. As a yoga instructor Shawn teaches classes that are focused on breath and functional movement of the body. His classes are geared toward students who want to explore the inner spaces of the body and mind. They are challenging and physical but very accessible at the same time. He uses his knowledge of meridians, yin yoga, therapeutic yoga, and fascination with yoga's rich history to create classes which are informative and allow students to move in ways that support their unique structure.


He is a staff instructor in the Open Doors 200 Hour Teacher Training Program and is a co-creator of the Open Doors 300 Hour Teacher Training Program and offers teacher certification in Yin Yoga and Yoga for Anxeity & Depression.  You can contact him at to book a private session. When not teaching yoga. Shawn is also a sign language interpreter and can conduct sessions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.