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French Twist

Yoga Therapy

with Michelle De Waele

A mindful approach of movement, breath, meditation and sound that help reduce symptoms, manage pain, restore balance and correct posture.

Yoga Therapy Golden Colorado and Denver West

Bringing Yoga and Yoga Therapy to You!

Get a personalized private yoga or yoga therapy program virtually (Zoom) or in the comfort of your home or office.

Weekly appointments available at the perfect time for you. All you need is a mat, 2 blocks, 1 strap, and a blanket! If you need help acquiring these tools, let me know.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is the therapeutic application of Classical Yoga and Ayurveda, adapted to your specific needs. Through yoga therapy, you will progress towards optimal health and well-being, reducing the symptoms and causes of physical and emotional imbalance and pain.

Are you ready for change?

Yoga Therapy is most successful in those who are ready for change. Practice is oriented towards your specific goals to promote changes that work for you.

Each private session is tailored to improve your well-being and fit your lifestyle. Gentle sequences include physical postures, breathing practice, centering, meditation, mudras and sound (mantras) with added techniques borrowed from TCM, Energy Medicine Yoga.

Individual Yoga Therapy provides an opportunity to focus on your specific needs

In the course of the session you will be provided with a practice or regime which incorporates breath, movement and simple meditation as your situation warrants. Sequences are written out so you leave with your own personal yoga therapy practice in hand, uniquely oriented to support your healing process. I will discuss your recommended treatment protocol at the initial consultation.

My practice is a combination of Yoga , Ayurvedic Science, Yoga Nidra (deep yogic relaxation) and Energy Medicine Yoga (Meridians and Acupuncture Points based practice).

“I would strongly recommend Michelle…”

“I would strongly recommend Michelle De Waele at French Twist Yoga for yoga therapy. I suffer from an auto-immune disease that at times makes any movement almost impossible. During my private in-home therapy sessions, Michelle was very patient and understanding with me and worked within my limited ability. Her yoga therapy got me through some of my most difficult days and nights. I am extremely pleased with Michelle’s expertise and care and today I am much improved.”

~Margie Wurster

What can Yoga Therapy do for YOU?

It can reduce your anxiety, stress and pain

It can fine-tune your yoga practice

It can help restore your functional movement

It can improve your sleep and digestion

It can address any muscular imbalances

It can reduce and manage symptoms of your specific condition

It can balance your nervous system

Yoga Therapy has been shown to aid in surgical recovery and reduce symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Hip Surgery
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • PTSD
    …and many more

It is Backed by Scientific Research.

Read more about the studies and the results in the NIH Study here.

How much does it cost?

Individual Sessions

Not sure how many sessions you'll need? You can purchase one session at a time.

Each session is 60 minutes. We always start with a progress assessment.  As you improve, adjustments are made to your personalized movement routine to achieve the next level of success.

Interested in multiple sessions, but have a limited monthly budget? Ask me about my available payment plans.


3 Session Starter Package

This starter package is the perfect amount to get you started on your recovery journey.

With dedication to the routine and continued practice, you will begin to see physical and emotional improvements after just 3 sessions.

This is an excellent choice if you're eager for change and curious if yoga therapy will work for you.


10 Session Package Deal

Each session starts with an assessment of your progress.  Lasting improvements and success take time, and you're worth the effort!

As you improve, I provide you with additional tools to not only maintain your achievements, but also take the next step towards your ultimate goals.

This is one of the BEST investments in yourself you can make.


That's a savings of $150 when you purchase a ten session package!

“I highly recommend Michelle…”

“Two and a half years after a severe trauma injury nearly paralyzed me I found myself lucky to be walking, but living with chronic everyday pain that disrupted my daily life and struggling to return to the activities I enjoy. The day I began my yoga therapy with Michelle was the day I feel my true recovery began.

The impact Michelle and her teachings have had on my physical and mental recovery from my injuries have been immeasurable. Her dedication and attention to detail coupled with her thoughtful and personalized yoga therapy sessions have helped me to greatly decrease and manage my pain, rebuild my strength, increase my flexibility and learn to better understand my body mechanics. Through her classes I have also learned the power of breath, created a more positive and focused mindset, as well as learned to practice being more present in my everyday life.

I highly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking to learn or improve their yoga practice and especially for anyone seeking to overcome physical injuries and challenges. Yoga therapy with Michelle has helped me immensely and I only wish I would have started therapy with her a lot sooner.”

~Georgina Pollock

Still not sure if you should try yoga therapy?

Here’s what some of my clients have to say:

Michelle really understands health, and recovery.

I’ve attended her rehabilitative yoga class after a knee injury and it helped more than physical therapy. She makes everyone feel welcome. I never feel self conscious because her approach is very real and down to earth. I am looking forward to continuing working with her. I always wanted to like yoga but never really did until I tried her class.”

 ~ Michelle T. Evergreen, CO

Michelle is an awesome instructor.

She is delightful with leading you through the positions and is in tune with your needs and capabilities. The aches and pains in my knees and hip are relieved after Michelle’s class. Yeah! The sessions are not just helpful for my body but also give me a peaceful state of mind. it makes me feel renewed.”

Sherrie D, Golden, CO

Michelle has been taking great care of the patients in our office.

She has helped to re-hab victims of motor vehicle accidents, scoliosis patients, chronic pain patients and she helps with keeping the healthy patients moving and injury free.”

 ~ Evergreen Spine and Sport Medicine, CO

Michelle De Waele Yoga Therapy Golden Colorado Denver West

About me…

My 18 years of practice and teaching, progressively took me away from a busy corporate career. I discovered a true passion for helping others heal and transition away from a life with limits. One on one sessions are the most impactful and rewarding. They allow me the opportunity to develop very specific routines based on individual needs and stages of improvement.

After a bad fall I hurt my back and had painful issues in everyday life movements. I went from doctors to body healers and finally oriented to self-care with Yoga Therapy. This is where I really succeeded in staying away from emotional and physical pain. Yoga therapy works in conjunction with modern medicine to help resolve issues instead of simply masking them temporarily.

I work with local orthopedists, rheumatologists, pain specialists, family physicians, acupuncturists, chiropractors and licensed massage therapists. I am recognized as knowledgeable and experienced in my ability to adapt yoga therapy individually and safely. This practice is shaped for participants who suffer from chronic pain or illness and respects their limitations. I will guide you slowly in ways to increase vitality, flexibility, strength and peace of mind through the various tools of yoga.

I teach yoga for veterans, trauma informed classes and  accessible yoga for amputees.  I’m also currently teaching yoga for seniors and stroke survivors.

“Michelle is a fantastic person and yoga instructor…”

“Michelle is a fantastic person and yoga instructor! I first worked with her in one of her community classes a few years ago. Last year, I began private, in-home classes with Michelle and couldn’t be more pleased. I do yoga to relieve stress and physical tension, primarily from a stressful job. Michelle customizes each class to meet my needs and has a seemingly endless array of flows, stretches, and routines from which to choose. Michelle’s class has become a permanent part of my exercise/fitness regimen and I highly recommend her to anyone considering a more personalized yoga experience.”

~Jim Carr

My Current Certifications and Accreditations

Request a Private Session

If you would like to book a private yoga or yoga therapy session, email me at frenchtwistyoga@gmail.com

Please include your name, phone number and the best time to contact you to arrange your appointment.

Areas Serviced

Here is the general area available for private in-home or office yoga and yoga therapy.

Golden & Denver West

If you are in need of yoga therapy and live outside this region, I offer virtual yoga therapy sessions through Zoom.

Let's Connect

I would love to hear from you.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me any time at: frenchtwistyoga@gmail.com

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