About Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT)

What is IMT?

You know when you have some kind of pain (physical, mental and/or emotional) going on, but you get stuck in figuring out how to deal with it?

Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT) helps you get un-stuck, and to learn new ways to bring new tools and peace in your life.

IMT helps clients feel capable, competent, empowered to make positive changes, and strengthen their resiliency. IMT is a healing method based in yoga and neuroscience. Your IMT practitioner will help you make behavior shifts to move toward optimal well-being. IMT sessions use movement, meditation, breath techniques, and mindfulness practices to facilitate the exploration of the whole mind / body / spirit system. 
 

Frequently asked questions:

 

What's the difference between private yoga sessions and Integrated Movement Therapy® (IMT)?

Great question! 

  • IMT helps people with pain that is complex.  People seek IMT because they have conditions like chronic pain, trauma recovery, major life transitions, cancer, loss of a loved one, PTSD, Parkinson's, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, traumatic brain injury, etc.

  • While any qualified yoga teacher can do a private yoga session, only certified IMT therapists can do an IMT session.  IMT therapists have over 800 hours of training in this healing modality.  The minimum training for a certified yoga teacher is 200 hours.

  • IMT is seldom done in one visit.  The method thrives with the structure, continuity and partnership between student and teacher.

  • To get the best results from IMT, we recommend starting with three sessions (see Intro Package below).


Integrated Movement Therapy® is a healing modality that utilizes yoga, mindfulness practices and neuroscience to help people with their life challenges.

We can help you if you are looking to:

  • reduce pain

  • increase a sense of control in your life

  • get better sleep

  • cope with social or emotional challenges


Sometimes people use IMT in conjunction with other therapies; sometimes IMT takes the place of other therapies; and sometimes IMT simply stands alone or is the first place someone has turned for help. 

Meet our IMT Practitioners here!

What does an Integrated Movement Therapy® session look like?   Each IMT session will be highly individualized to meet the needs of the student. For adults, individual sessions are 60 minutes. Children's sessions, either individual or group, vary in length from 30-60 minutes and consist primarily of yoga-based games and activities that build skills in a natural way. 
 

  • It starts with some talking, to figure out what's best to work on that day,

  • It involves some centering and grounding, (could be breath, meditation, visualization)

  • It includes movement - what helps reduce this pain, worry, distress?

  • And it always ends up with some relaxing!


How often should I do IMT?    Adults often come for IMT every week or every other week. Children usually come once a week, occasionally twice a week. ​How do I get started?
 

PRICES

Intro package: One 75-minute intake appointment (value $130) & two 60-minute follow-up sessions (Value $220)
Only $295!  ($55 off retail price)
Click here to purchase.

A La Carte:
Individual sessions for adults:
60-minute: $110 
Prices for kids and teens:
Session lengths vary: $75

 

​Still unsure? Please email us for a free 20-minute consultation at info@unfoldportland.com.  You can indicate who you'd like to work with, or we can make recommendations.

Insurance?  We do not bill insurance. Payment must be made at time of service.  Many Flex Spending Accounts will reimburse you for for IMT services.

Financial Assistance?  

  • If you have a neurological condition, such as a traumatic brain injury, autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke or any other, and need financial assistance, you may be able to get help through the Plus One Foundation.

  • A limited number of sliding scale spots are available at any given time

  • Sometimes, we have interns on staff doing Student Clinic.  When this is the case, we offer IMT at a greatly reduced price. 


How can I learn about incorporating IMT into my healing practice or becoming a certified IMT practitioner?  Click here for more info on IMT Training.