Health and Wellness Therapy

Why choose to incorporate Health and Wellness Therapy into your life?

Dr. Black utilizes a unique "tool box" of therapies to help clients heal and move forward on a path to health and wellness.  These tools include counselling, structural alignment of the body, mindful movement, guided meditation, Reiki, infrared sauna use and more.

Dr. Black meets with clients for an extensive initial intake appointment.  Following this appointment, a second appointment is booked where Therapy Clients are provided with a full analysis and plan of action incorporating appropriate therapies for their specific situation. The major goal of Heat to Heal Yoga Therapy is to help clients move gently and effectively into a healthy lifestyle and to find relief from pain.

What is the difference between yoga therapy and other types of therapy?

"Yoga Therapy is a subset of Yoga, but represents a different skill set as well as a different set of intentions and goals," Gary Kraftsow explains in Yoga Therapy Today, Vol 7, Issue 3.

Yoga therapy seeks to help clients reduce symptoms of pain or suffering in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual areas of their life and improve their day to day lifestyle and functionality.

Yoga therapy utilizes not just yoga asana (postures) or pranayama (breathing) or meditation, but looks at the entire person from both an Ayurvedic and Western Medical point of view.

To Book an Appointment:

Initial Intake Appointments are 120 min in duration and may include an additional 30 minute infrared sauna session. Follow-up Therapy Appointments are an average of 60-90 minutes

Twenty-four (24) hour booking notice required for all appointments.

PLEASE NOTE:  Infrared and Yoga Therapy are often covered by extended medical and also with ICBC claims.  Please speak with your provider or Medical doctor for a prescription.

Private Therapy Fees:

Initial Intake appointment $190.00 + GST (includes 30 minute infrared sauna session)

Regular Appointments: $60.00 + GST for 30 minutes or $110.00 + GST for 60 minutes.

Semi private:  $90.00 + GST for 30 minutes or $200.00 + GST for 60 minutes.

Therapy Clients Receive a 10% discount on all workshops, events, and products offered by Dr. Black.

All our fees are negotiable.  We are more interested in seeing Healing happen, so please speak with us regarding fee schedules and payments.

Dr. Kathie M. Black, PhD, ERYT-500

Dr Kathie M Black PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, CRA RM/RTDr holds a BSc in Biology/Geology, ED in Secondary Education, and minor in Dance; an MA in Technology; and, a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Teacher Education with an emphasis in Science Education/Physics.

She worked extensively with adult students, adolescents, and children for over 25 years in sports, classrooms, and university settings. She served as a university professor for over 17 years teaching thousands of students, working closely with graduate students, researching, writing, presenting, and publishing her works focusing on learning and teaching as well as specific needs for all students.

Dr. Black is a current BCCT lifetime licensed teacher as well as an active scientific researcher. Throughout her many years as a university professor and science teacher, Dr. Black taught all levels of anatomy & physiology as well as specializing in teaching teachers how to teach, mentoring students in classroom settings, and presenting her work worldwide.

Dr. Black is an active sports enthusiast participating over the years in downhill skiing, snowboarding, biking, gymnastics, tennis, kayaking, backpacking, hiking; with her most recent sporting adventures being in golf and curling.

Dr. Black is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Health & Wellness Therapist, and Reiki Master/Teacher with a solid knowledge of science, the human body, and human spirit. Dr. Black’s educational philosophies reach to each student’s personal needs with the main focus on helping the student move toward effective healing of mind/body/spirit and sharing their inspiration and lifestyle skills with others.

"The yoga therapy components of Dr. Black's practice and instruction are based on the standards from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from her status as an RYT ®with Yoga Alliance Registry."