The Therapeutic Yoga Kit: Sixteen Postures for Self-Healing through Quiet Yin Awareness

Excerpts & Samples

By Cheri Clampett

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Cheri Clampett

Cheri Clampett
Cheri Clampett is the founder and director of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program. She teaches Therapeutic Yoga at hospitals, wellness centers, and yoga centers worldwide, including the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, and lives in California.



A therapeutic yin practice that activates the body’s self-healing potential through total relaxation and stillness

• Presents gentle, adapted postures to promote recovery from injury and illness and relief from stress and fatigue

• Includes transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform between the postures to release stiffness and lubricate the muscles

• Contains a deck of 16 posture cards and a 75-minute audio CD of guided practice

In The Therapeutic Yoga Kit, Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer combine the gentle healing of Therapeutic Yoga and the quiet awareness of a yin practice to present 16 gentle postures that relieve stress and fatigue and promote recovery from injury and illness. Therapeutic Yoga is a blend of Restorative Yoga, gentle yoga, breathwork, and meditation that releases the body from the fight-or-flight response caused by traumatic events and life’s everyday stresses. A yin practice encourages the attitude of acceptance and helps us leave behind our yang need for constant striving and action.

Each pose represents a gentle, adapted posture that is held for 10 minutes or more in a fully supported state. The authors also include transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform during the routine to release stiffness, rejuvenate the muscles, and lubricate the joints. The 16 posture cards and 75-minute audio CD of guided routines and meditations that accompany the text facilitate the creation of a personalized practice. The authors emphasize achieving total relaxation in the specific postures to activate the body’s self-healing abilities. It is in this place of comfort and stillness where true healing begins.
"Cheri is a leading light in different kinds of yoga, which she teaches all over the world. Because of her vast experience and her constant openness to learning more, her book can certainly benefit yoga students as well as anyone interested in the healing arts in general."
Laura Huxley

“As one who has experienced the gentle, healing power of Cheri Clampett’s work, I highly recommend The Therapeutic Yoga Kit to all those who wish to enjoy greater peace, harmony, and vibrant energy in their lives.”
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Five Wishes and coauthor of Conscious Loving

“Cheri and Biff have humbly and honestly tested the techniques they present in The Therapeutic Yoga Kit. If readers practice the ideas presented in this book they will find many seeds of health and healing.”
Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga

“Simple yoga practices are a blessing in their ability to bringing about profound and lasting healing. Through Cheri Clampett’s intuitive heart and teaching experience, The Therapeutic Yoga Kit offers us a perfect prescription for abundant well being.”
Nischala Joy Devi, author of The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras

The Therapeutic Yoga Kit is an asset to any yoga practice and a valuable tool for any yoga teacher.”
Ganga White, author of Yoga Beyond Belief, and Tracey Rich, director of White Lotus Yoga Foundation

The Therapeutic Yoga Kit offers practical information applicable to anyone and everyone interested in the art and science of yoga. Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer’s creative inspiration is a healing tool for us all to embrace.”
LeRoy R. Perry Jr., D.C., C-Ped., five-time official Olympic Team doctor and president of the International Sportscience Institute

" . . . the best collection of materials I've seen for practicing yin yoga, yoga therapy, and restorative poses. . . . As a yin yoga teacher who works with seniors and fibromyalgia patients, I can't say enough good things about the therapeutic yoga kit. The kit is accessible for beginners and inspiring for experienced students and teachers."
Jessica Teel, reviewer, Feb 2009

"The Therapeutic Yoga Kit conveys the tried and tested techniques of internationally practiced yoga teachers in a personally-adaptable and easy-to-use form.", Feb 2009