Yoga

Our yoga and Pilates classes offer the tools to help you achieve a high state of focused performance and wellness. Drawing from ancient and modern practices, our yoga instructors are some of the best in Milwaukee and will help identify your latent strengths and develop them to full capacity. From beginner to advanced yoga classes, we offer a variety of styles and levels to keep your practice inspired, balanced and challenged. During the warmer months, join us for rooftop yoga and take pleasure in the fresh air, sunshine and an inspiring view of the city.

Yoga Therapy with Biz Casmer and Tina Romenesko at INVIVO Milwaukee

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy uses the ancient science of yoga to enhance the health & wellness at all levels of the person: physical, emotional and spiritual. It is applicable to groups or individuals with specific health challenges or injuries, those who are going through life changes or those who are simply striving for optimal health. Since Yoga Therapy places equal emphasis on the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the practice, one third of the session will be spent in the body, one third working with the mind and emotions, and one third connecting with the spirit. By placing equal emphasis on all three aspects of the yoga practice, students find more balance on the mat that they can then bring with them off the mat and into their life.

In Yoga Therapy clients are encouraged to accept and embrace the body, mind and spirit in present moment awareness. Not remembering a body, mind, or spirit from the past nor wishing for some future goal, but accepting where they are at “right now” and remembering the wholeness that is their divine nature. Whether they have been diagnosed with Cancer, are going through a life transition or are dealing with symptoms of chronic illness like Crohn’s Disease or Rheumatoid Arthritis, the broader approach of Yoga Therapy reminds clients that they are not defined by their diagnosis and symptoms.

Relief from symptoms is just one aspect of the healing process, a multifaceted journey focused on mobilizing the individual’s progress toward greater health and well being. Yoga Therapy is not intended to be a substitute for modern medicine, but is a complimentary and alternative method that enhances the healing process.

Clients facing specific challenges will get the most benefit from Private Sessions that focus on their individual issues, helping them to expand their personalized yoga toolbox, on and off the mat.

What will a Yoga Therapy session include?


Part of the Yoga Therapy process is an initial intake/health history session which allows the therapist to develop a therapeutic program that will meet your specific physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Session(s) may include, but are not limited to: centering/body awareness, chakra assessment, prana vayu (energy currents) assessment, pranayama (breathwork), therapeutic mudras (hand gestures/seals), asana (postures), guided imagery/Yoga Nidra, meditation and affirmation or Sankalpa (to be developed during therapy process).

Sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes. Sessions can be held in the mind-body studio if no classes are in session or in the private yoga room. Yoga Therapy is not something that is meant to last for a lifetime. Our yoga therapists recommend scheduling a free consultation to determine whether 5 or 10 sessions are needed. Our goal is to reconnect you with your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, leaving you with the proper yoga tools to develop an at-home practice or enter into a group practice safely.

Private Yoga Therapy Pricing*

Options Members Non-Members
Single Session $80 $90
5-Session Package $375 $425
10-Session Package $700 $800

*Rates are for 60 minute sessions. Please consult with one of our yoga therapists for 90 minute rates. The intake appointment is not counted toward the package.

Biz Casmer, Yoga Therapist and Instructor at Invivo

Biz Casmer

PYT, RYT, ACE-CGFI

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Biz Casmer - PYT, RYT, ACE-CGFI

Professional Yoga Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher

Biz has been teaching yoga for six years and practicing for over ten and enjoys dedicating her time and energy to sharing yoga with her students. Biz is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hour) through Integrative Yoga Therapy. She is also a certified Pre and Post Natal Yoga Instructor through Global Yoga Center in Chicago, a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the America Council on Exercise (ACE) and is currently pursuing her 1000 hour Professional Yoga Therapist certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Advertising and Spanish from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN and recently let go of her corporate career to focus her energy on helping people get closer to their true self through the practice of yoga. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Biz enjoys running, spending time with her husband and two dogs and partaking in just about any activity outside when the weather is warm!

Biz specializes in Yoga Therapy for back care, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, women’s health and pre/post-natal. If you are interested in working with Biz for private yoga therapy, please visit the front desk to schedule a consultation. biz@invivowellness.com.

Q&A with Biz Casmer

Q. How long have you been a yoga teacher?
A. Just over 6 years, and practicing for about 12.

Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. Yoga Therapy, Mindful Vinyasa, Yoga to strengthen the core, pre and post natal yoga (including Mom & baby Yoga!) and Chakra based practices to open/balance our energy centers.

Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. I began my yoga journey in a health club and practiced “competitive yoga”! Because of my overly flexible body, I ended up injuring myself and learned to love the therapeutic aspects of yoga instead. This changed my personal practice as well as the practice that I share with my students. I understand the importance of energizing and heating our body, but like to balance that with fluid movements to keep our mind and body mobile and hopefully free from injuries.

Q. What can a new student expect?
A. A new student to my group classes can expect a balanced class including body scans/awareness, breath, energy-body work (mudras/chakras), core work, a theme of some sort and definitely meditation. A private yoga or yoga therapy client can expect the same – just catered specifically to their special needs/injury/illness.

Q. What recent industry trends have you found most noteworthy?
A. Not recent, but as of late I have been very connected to the nutritional side of healing.Through the guidance of nutritionists, body-workers and friends I have been changing my personal eating habits and working really hard to cleanse my system. I have been sharing this with my group classes and private clients by leading yoga practices that cleanse different systems and organs in our body. I am finding that complimenting yoga with nutritional cleansing has been incredibly helpful for me and I love sharing what I have learned with my students.

Q. What are your current personal wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. My personal wellness goals are to continue to find balance between work, family/friends, my personal time and my yoga/meditation practice. This will be a lifelong journey/wellness goal!

Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. Anywhere along the lakefront. I love being near the water and we are so blessed to have such a beautiful lake in our city!

Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. Juniper 61. It is a walk from my house and somewhere that my husband and I like to go to get a good meal and unwind.

Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. Spend time with my husband and 2 pups, move – either yoga, walking or running and travel to new places.

Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. Run, walk, meditate or enjoy an at-home yoga practice. Or – watch HGTV…for as long as humanly possible.

Tina Romenesko, Yoga Instructor at Invivo

Tina Romenesko

PYT, RYT

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Tina Romenesko - PYT, RYT

Professional Yoga Therapist & Registered Yoga Teacher

Tina Romenesko, PYT/RYT, is a Professional Yoga Therapist and Teacher, and has been studying and practicing yoga for over 30 years. Her focus is on the therapeutic potential of yoga to heal body, mind and spirit.

Tina is a certified YogaMotion instructor (200 hour) and completed her second 200-hour certification with Tias Little at Prajna Yoga, in Santa Fe New Mexico in 2006. Both of these trainings, along with a strong and dedicated personal practice, have provided a deep foundational study of yoga alignment, philosophy, meditation and breath technique that are the basis for Tina’s classes, workshops and private sessions.

In 2007, Tina completed her Yoga Therapy certification (500 hour), with Joseph and Lillian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). Tina specializes in the study of mudras, or hand gestures, used in meditation and practice and recently received an advanced certification in Mudras, Pranayama and Bandhas from IYT.

As a yoga therapist, Tina works with clients dealing with a wide range of issues including cancer, heart disease, stress related imbalances, hormone issues, skeletal issues, injury, life transitions and just about anything else – helping clients look past their diagnosis and symptoms to remember wholeness and healing.

Tina’s other passion is poetry – she often reads poetry in her yoga classes as an intention, revisiting lines throughout the practice to merge imagery and feeling states of being at a deeper level.

Tina can be contacted via her website at yogatina.com.

I drew on what I had learned from Tina constantly throughout the 18 months since my diagnosis with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. I truly felt the connection between body, mind and spirit and I’m convinced there is no better guide and mentor than Tina for a journey such as this. – Carol S. Appleton, WI.

Q&A with Tina Romenesko

Q. How long have you been a professional yoga therapist and teacher?
A. I have been practicing yoga for 34 years, way back before it was trendy! I earned my first 200 hour certification in 2001 and have continued to study with a variety of teachers since then. My two main influences have been Tias Little, with whom I have studied intensively since 2004, qnd Joseph and Lillian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy where I earned my 500 hour certification in 2007.

Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I am primarily a yoga therapist – specializing in helping clients look past their diagnosis and symptoms to remember wholeness and healing. I have worked with a wide variety of issues including cancer, heart disease, stress related imbalances, hormone issues, skeletal issues, injury, life transitions and just about anything else.

Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. My yoga practice seems to be constantly evolving, since I first stepped on a mat. My current style of teaching reflects my strong belief that yoga should be a balance of the physical, psycho-emotional and spiritual aspects of the practice and the importance of balancing all three, which is why my class is called Yoga for Body, Mind and Spirit!

Q. What can a new student/client expect?
A. My classes and private sessions are very alignment focused in the physical realm – with lots of instruction, verbal cuing and adjustments/modifications. I always include breathwork, deep relaxation, and meditation, along with an intention in the form of poetry or an affirmation.

Q. What recent industry trends have you found most noteworthy?
A. My current passion is the mudras, or hand gestures, and how they can enhance the postures as well as meditation and breath. The other trend that I’m excited about is the increased awareness of the subtle energies of the yoga practice, like chakras, elements and pranavayus. Certainly mudras are a part of that also. I find it encouraging to see more Westerners realizing that the physical realm is only one third of the yoga practice.

Q. What are your current personal wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. I recently adopted a gluten free diet, which has made a huge difference in my digestion and energy level. I practice breathwork and meditation daily and am focused on balancing strength, flexibility and awareness in my yoga practice. I need to do more cardio in the winter – so that is my New Year’s resolution – to get to a spin class and do the elliptical more consistently.

Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. The Seven Bridges trail at Grant Park in South Milwaukee. It is a very special place for me that combines the expansiveness of the lake with the coziness of the trails winding through and around the ravines of the park.

Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. La Merenda on National Avenue for tapas and a good glass of Rioja wine. It reminds me of my 3 summers in Spain studying Hispanic Literature.

Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. Bike along the lakefront. Go to the Milwaukee Art Museum and wander. Take in an obscure foreign film at the Oriental or Downer theaters.

Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. Pranayama – or active breath work. I think developing a consistent breath practice is essential to maintaining wellness in body, mind and spirit. I love to ride my bike in the summer and snowshoe in the winter. My other passion is poetry – reading it, writing it, and sharing it with others.

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