About Body Balance Yoga School of Yoga Therapy

Body Balance Yoga School of Yoga Therapy was founded in 1990 by Jenny Otto. Body Balance Yoga expresses the healing aspects of eternal wisdom through yoga therapy. Yoga is extremely effective in a therapeutic way when following precise universal and sound biomechanical principles of alignment. We study connective structural relationships to find the trails that lead to pain. Students learn how precise alignment can actually begin the healing process and release chronic pain and tension and receive hands-on practical tools on how to help relieve pain.

At Body Balance Yoga, Special Conditions are Our Specialty. Through our classes and workhsops, students report finding relief and/or pain management from symptoms of: Back Pain, Knee Pain, Meniscus Tear, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Ankle Sprain, Hamstring Strain/Tear, Sciatica, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Hypertension, High/Low Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendonitis, Bunions, Fallen Arches, Shin Splints, Bursitis, Baker's Cyst, Illiotibial (IT) Band Syndrome, Morton's Neuroma, Neuropathy, Tendonitis, Varicose Veins, Kyphosis, Herniated Disc, Whiplash, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Neck Spasms, Scoliosis, Sacroilliac Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Issues, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Frozen Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Headaches, Whiplash, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems, Tinnitus, Vertigo, PMS, Delayed Menses, Menorrhagia, Menopause, Hot Flashes, Depression, Sleep Disorders and more.

Body Balance Yoga, School of Yoga Therapy, is a Registered Yoga Alliance School (RYS) at the 200-hour and 500-hour levels, an accredited school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and offers classes, workshops, retreats, 200/500-hour teacher trainings and 800-hour yoga therapy teacher certification programs.

With an ever-growing community of certified Body Balance Yoga Therapy Teachers across the U.S., Body Balance Yoga is a highly respected school of yoga therapy — training teachers beyond yoga industry standards alongside of current developments in cutting-edge wellness and medical research.

Our Founder, Jenny Otto

Jenny Otto on rolfing bench

Jenny at a biomechanics training in Maine



Body Balance Yoga - School of Yoga Therapy   //   203 Ridgely Avenue   //   Annapolis, Maryland 21401, USA
Phone: 301.717.9729   //   Email: info@bodybalanceyoga.com


(The yoga therapy components of our courses are based on founder Jenny Otto's work and studies with master teachers, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integrators, Rolfers, dancers and movement educators;
not derived from our status as an RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.)