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aboutIMT

Integrated Movement Therapy (IMT) is a type of yoga therapy that helps you get un-stuck, and helps you learn new ways to bring new tools and greater 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. 

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?  

IMT can help you with tools to get un-stuck.

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  • IMT Intro Special

    300$
    Valid for 3 months
    • One 75-minute Intake Session
    • Two 60-minute IMT Sessions
  • Single IMT Session

    120$
    Valid for 3 months
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    aboutIMT

    What's the difference between

    a private yoga sessions and IMT?
     

    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 not done in one visit.  The method thrives with the structure, continuity and partnership between student and teacher.  We start IMT with a three session package.

    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, mental or emotional challenges

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    What does an IMT session look like?

       Each IMT session will be highly individualized to meet the needs of the student. For adults and teens, individual sessions are 60-75 minutes. 
     

    • 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!

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    E.B. Ferdig

    C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

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    Bonny Chipman

    C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

    Portrait photo of IMT therapist, Rachel Plies.

    Rachel Plies

    C-IAYT, E-RYT500

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    Leigh Drake

    C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

    cost of IMT

    An IMT Intro Package consists of one 75-minute intake appointment & two 60-minute follow-up sessions.  The cost is a discounted rate of $295 for the package.  Follow-up sessions are $150 per session, or a package can be arranged with your therapist.

    ​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 with each of our therapists at any given time.  Please inquire if we can help you with this.