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Our Approach

Our vision is to offer high-quality therapeutic yoga to the Alaskan community in several capacities: teaching in clinical environments, yoga studios, and on-site corporate settings. We want to train current yoga teachers, medical professionals, and individuals how to incorporate therapeutically specified yoga to all ages, races and capabilities.

Our Story

We began collaboration while being with our dear friend, Suzanne Worthington, fellow yogi and teacher, during her 4 year experience with stage IV colon cancer. Our observation of how incredibly potent and useful the tools of yoga can be to help alleviate pain and symptoms in various circumstances inspired us to take this knowledge into our community.

Meet the Team

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Shelley Christopherson

Founder & Certified Yoga Therapist

C-IAYT, E-200RYT, YACEP

Shelley has been practicing yoga for nearly 2 decades, and has been teaching since 2005. She initially immersed herself in Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga. She began teaching yoga when she lived in the small Alaskan community of Hope, Alaska. The range of yoga students, from ages 5 to 95, taught her that yoga is for every 'body', and dedicated herself to finding adaptable ways to incorporate yoga practice into a broad range of people's lives, at what ever capacity it was welcomed.  In 2007 she discovered the power of  Sanskrit and Vedic chanting from her teacher, Dr. Katy Jane. She has focused the past 10 years on refining her Sanskrit pronunciation, meditation practice, and knowledge of Eastern philosophy. In 2017, she became a certified yoga therapist with IAYT, and enjoys teaching Sanskrit chanting, yoga for cancer survivors, Parkinson's Disease, and 12- Step Recovery.

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Margo Sorum

Founder &  Certified Yoga Therapist

C-IAYT, E-500RYT, YACEP

Margo has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 2 decades. Her most influential teachers have been Gary Krafstow, Jean Couch, Lynne Minton, and Swami Nirmalanda. The motivating part of her practice has been to incorporate the wisdom of the yoga tradition into every facet of life: how to move, how to breathe, how to integrate, and how to be in relationship.

Margo is best known for her trademarked style of yoga, “Spinal Floss.” She is the Adjunct Instructor of Yoga at UAA, the Director of Yoga at Anchorage Radiation Therapy and co-owner of Yoga Therapists of Alaska, LLC. Margo has worked with thousands of students who have been touched by her passion for yoga and how to integrate the tools of yoga into every day living on and off the mat.

Margo is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance as well as a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy.