Health and Performance Center Activities

Yoga with Heidi Dix: Tuesdays (ongoing), 5:30 pm Slow Flow and 7:00 pm Integrative

Hannah Koschak, Wholesome Endeavors Nutritionist: Tuesdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (ongoing)

Fat Burn Fitness Class: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, April 22 thru May 29

Jump Clinic: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 am, June 25 thru July 30

Softball Pitching Clinic: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 am, June 19 thru July 24, no class July 3




Northwoods Therapy is now offering Therapeutic Yoga

As a part of our comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services, we are now offering therapeutic yoga to help you restore function after injury or surgery or to improve mechanics that are otherwise compromised by a chronic condition or muscular asymmetries.  It is important to note that yoga is not simply a physical practice.  Yoga means “to yolk” or “to unite” the body, mind and spirit.  Our classes combine physical movement, breathing practices, meditation and applied yoga philosophy to create optimal balance for the body, mind in spirit. All sessions will include tools and techniques to address physical, energetic, mental and emotional awareness for optimal wellbeing. Classes will be lead by Heidi Dix, Experienced Yoga Teacher and Licensed Athletic Trainer.

Classes Offered:

Tuesdays @ 5:30pm: Therapeutic Slow Flow:  An hour of slow functional movement, supported by breath to help strengthen our body, ease your mind and connect with your spirit. Perfect for beginners, back health, mood management, arthritis, heart health, healthy aging and more. All ages and abilities welcome. Medical modifications will be offered for a safe and effective practice. Join us as the health benefits are profound and vital energy will feel amazing!
$10 drop-in or 10 sessions for $80

Tuesdays @ 7pm: Integrative & Functional Yoga:  This physically active, internally focused and alignment-based class will integrate Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow and Functional Movement tools to:  build strength and stability in vulnerable areas, enhance flexibility for ease of movement, improve proprioception, increase focus through breath awareness and strategies for stress resiliency.  
$10 drop-in or 10 sessions for $80

Private Therapeutic Yoga:  Private yoga sessions are an excellent way to help you restore function after an injury or surgery, improve mechanics that are otherwise compromised by a chronic condition of muscular asymmetry or receive a personalized yoga practice. Yoga therapy addresses the underlying cause of pain and suffering and to help create optimal balance within the body, mind and spirit.  In your yoga therapy sessions, you will receive an individual evaluation and create the goals and intentions for your practice. You will learn tools and techniques to address physical, energetic, mental, and emotional concerns as well as help you with overall body, mind and spirit health and wellbeing.
$70/session

Private sessions are done by appointment only. Please call 715-563-7626 for more information or to schedule an appt.

 

**It is recommended you consult your doctor or health care provider before beginning therapeutic yoga.  Please feel free to have your medical provider reach out to Heidi to consultor address specific questions/ concerns.  Prior to starting your first yoga class, please discuss any specific medical conditions with the instructor so you can have the best possible outcomes with your yoga practice.

 

Therapeutic Yoga can be beneficial for:

Musculoskeletal conditions such as:
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder and Rotator Cuff pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Neck pain/ Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Post- surgical recovery
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Sport Injuries
Neurological & Chronic Pain Conditions such as:
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Migraines
Other Conditions such as:
  • Sport Specific Conditioning
  • Stress Management
  • Cancer related pain and symptoms throughout treatment and recovery
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
Therapeutic yoga can offer our
patients the following benefits
:
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Increased strength
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved balance
  • Improved body awareness
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved posture
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased relaxation
  • Increased energy
  • Stress management & resilience
  • Improved sleep
Additional rehabilitation benefits of
yoga at Northwoods Therapy
:
  • Focused alignment
  • Injury prevention
  • Good body mechanics
  • Safe space for rehabilitation of joint and back conditions
  • Sports conditioning
  • Customized treatment
  • Incorporated home exercise program
  • Pre and post pregnancy yoga conditioning
Common conditions that may
benefit from yoga
:
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint Injuries (ankle, knee, hip, shoulder)
  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stress Management



About the Instructor

Heidi Dix is a Stress Resilience & Mindfulness Coach, Exercise Specialist, Therapeutic Yoga Instructor and International educator with over 20 years of experience.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/ Athletic Training and continued her education to obtain a Master’s in Education, all from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.  After spending several years as a collegiate educator and athletic trainer, she found love in teaching others helping them maximizing their potential through mind- body wellness.  As Heidi’s journey has unfolded she has obtained and holds credentials as a Licensed Athletic Trainer, Certified Yoga Teacher (ERYT500), HeartMath® Coach and ACE Group Exercise Instructor. She is also a Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit® Teacher Training Systems Worldwide.  It is Heidi’s personal and professional mission to be the leader in driving corporate, community and personal wellness initiatives by empowering people to connect with their overall health and well-being.