Master Your Emotions, Align Your Values, Strengthen Your Mind

We Can Help You

Cultivate A Healthier Mindset

Flexible Body & Mind

We can help you improve flexibility of mind and body for a more productive & connected life.

Renewed Self-Awareness

Deepen your understanding and connection to your thoughts, emotions and body to better understand your needs.

Deep Sense of Purpose

We can help you increase awareness of your deeper needs & values which will transfer into living a meaningful & aligned life.

Can You Relate?

Nurture Your Mental & Emotional Balance

Stress & Anxiety

You're ready to take action to reduce your stress & anxiety levels.

Lack of Purpose

You feel like there's something more to your life and you're ready to discover it.

Out of Alignment

You're ready to build a life that is mental, physically & spiritually sustainable.

Seeking Community

You're ready to become part of a supportive community.


Strengthen Your Mental Resilience

Yoga as a therapy can offer a compassionate and holistic approach to healing that takes into account the interdependence of our body, mind, and spirit. By nurturing a greater sense of embodiment, self-awareness, and purpose, yoga practice can help us tap into our inner wisdom and discover the root causes of our physical symptoms. This deeper level of self-connection allows us to approach our healing journey with empathy and understanding, as we learn to honor and acknowledge the underlying emotions and experiences that are asking for our attention.


An Integrative Approach To Well-being

We provide a path for you to reach a deeper sense of self connection by using the ancient wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda for true healing. Our method is considered complementary to conventional medicine.

Discover The Power of Conscious Rest

Combat stress and overwhelm with our free Yoga Nidra Course. Reconnect with your true nature and find tranquility within.

Mental Health Support for Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, and Insomnia:

Targeted therapeutic yoga interventions and guidance to address and alleviate specific emotional and psychological challenges.

Nourishment & Knowledge

Nourishment & information for autoimmune, nervous system disorders, insomnia, chronic pain & cancer recovery.

Spiritual Life Counsel from Yoga Philosophy

Guidance for soulful living with ancient wisdom for modern dilemmas.

Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast

Tune into our weekly Podcast on all major podcast platforms. Receive inspiration, support, empowerment and nurturing on your life journey.

Mobile App

Digital gateway to well-being. Monitor your patterns, learn how to get in balance, and thrive on-the-go. Available for Apple & Android. Start your free full access 3 week trial today!

One-on-One Mentoring

Personalized guidance tailored for you to design daily routines that will take you beyond surviving and into the life of your dreams.

Healing Happens in Community

Join us for Monday night yoga therapy clinic and classes at the University of Minnesota.

Optimal State's Offerings

We Offer Six Unique Ways To Enhance Your Life.

Yoga Therapy Hour Podcast

Real solutions to real-life problems at the intersection of ancient wisdom, yoga therapy, modern psychology & public health.

Optimal State Mobile App

Track and analyze daily well-being patterns. Gain insights into body-mind interactions & receive tailored interventions for balance.

Monthly Meditations

Join us at Optimal State for our Monthly Meditations this June, July & August.

University of Minnesota Therapeutic Yoga

Personalized Healing for all with Targeted Yoga. Join Our Donation-Based Classes

Online Family Yoga Therapy Clinic

Weekly, online, progressive yoga therapy classes targeted to specific needs & designed to balance the nervous system & restore optimal health.

300hr Integrated Journey Course

Embark on a transformative 300-hour journey, combining foundational Yoga & Ayurveda with advanced Yoga Nidra facilitation.


Start Your Journey Here

1. Listen to the Podcast

Listen to our Yoga Therapy Hour with Amy Wheeler Podcast, available on all major platforms & You Tube.

2. Sign Up for our Monday Night Yoga Therapy Clinic

We’ll work together inside our yoga therapy programs or trainings and create a plan that gets you to the next level of your life and health.

3. Book 1:1 Session with Amy

Learn about your unique constitution & lifestyle needs, develop daily routines & habits that will provide new foundations for a better life.

About Amy, Ph.D. & Certified Yoga Therapist & Lifestyle Wellness Counselor

Amy Wheeler has been a teacher of health, haling and beyond for over 25 years. She spent 25 years as a Professor of Kinesiology at California State University. Amy recently retired so that she could support her clients full-time as a Yoga Therapist & Lifestyle Counselor for those wanting to create health, happiness and connection in their lives. Amy has been through decades of low back pain, fibromyalgia, cancer and more during her life. She knows how it feels to be unwell and then come back to a life of joy and living her dreams again. 

Amy’s degrees include a B.A. and M.A. in Health Promotion and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She served as President of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Yoga Therapist from 2018-2020


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