Shyla Hacala

what is yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy is a specialized and holistic form of alternative medicine that applies the entire science of yoga to effect health and healing on an individual basis. It addresses issues that confront people mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as physically, through a personalized engagement with the vast ancient system of wellbeing that is yoga.

While standard yoga classes provide a more generalized approach to movement, and sometimes to meditation, yoga therapy adapts the practice of yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems that cannot be addressed in a general yoga class.

how does yoga heal?

My therapeutic journey has taken me beyond study of the healing power of yoga, to studying metaphysics and energetics and particularly, the mechanics of personality and subtle energy and their connection to physical, mental and emotional disorders. These two parts of our human experience create the undercurrent that guides and informs every aspect of our lives.  

Reading energy is my jam. I specialize in accessing and decoding information embedded in the different layers of energy within and outside of your personal energetic field. 

Combining functional and therapeutic movement with healing energetics specific to you and your system is the magic sauce in my work. This is where healing shows up. This is what gets clients out of pain and into a state of resilience.

The things popping up in your pHYSICAL SYSTEM aren't random.
They're energetic feedback.

Many people make the mistake of trying to solve physical and emotional disturbances at the level of the symptom. 
True clarity and resolution can only happen when you become aware of the root issues that lie within your energy system.

private therapeutic sessions

One on one sessions provide individualized programs integrating elements from restorative and alignment based yoga, joint mobility therapies and energy therapy. Meditation, breath work, sound therapy and hands-on-assists are also incorporated into these sessions.

New Client Session // $90 | 75-90 mins

Regular Session // $80 | 60-75 mins

5 prepay sessions // $380

10 prepay sessions // $700

Local sessions take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at
Choice Health Centre. Click here to book online.

  • Home, hospital and rehab centre visits available on request. 
  • Sliding scale pricing for financial hardship available on application.


This is for you if:

  • You're looking for a specialized and customized approach to you and your individual situation.
  • You've tried other treatments to resolve your personal situation and find that it has not been resolved.
  • You resonate or are interested in energetic work, but you also really want measurable, quantifiable results.
  • You need gentle, trauma-informed care.
  • You're not sure what it is that you need exactly, but you find yourself here.