PERSONALIZED therapeutic YOGA IN Ojai, California

Top Five Reasons to Begin YOUR PERSONAL Yoga Practice Today:


  1. Reduce Stress

  2. Improve Circulation

  3. Increase Flexibility & Strength

  4. Enhance Concentration

  5. IMPROVE Overall Sense of Wellbeing

If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.
— Hippocrates


Francesca Michelle Lies, E-RYT 500, specializes in applying yoga in the field of mental and psychological wellness, therapeutic settings, and to provide relief from chronic physical pain.

She has worked with or currently works with children, adults, and teenagers with:

Back Pain, Scoliosis, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Digestive Issues, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Disordered Eating, Learning Difficulties, Addiction, Trauma, Stress, headaches, pregnancy, ADHD, High Blood Pressure, Autism, Chronic Physical Pain, and much, much more.


A complete yoga practice can support an individual at any stage of healing and offers simple, effective, and accessible tools which can be implemented right away into ones daily life.

The practice, science, and philosophy of yoga offers: 

  1. Poses for the body, which stretch, strengthen, and bring a new life and awareness into the body.

  2. Breathing exercises and techniques that have the potential to awaken a new way of being with oneself and understanding ones own mind-body connection.

  3. Active relaxation techniques to sooth the mind and nervous systems, how to center oneself, meditate, enter into self-inquiry, reflect to support an individual towards moving inward, allowing for a new way of being to begin.

  4. The opportunity to learn and practice a new discipline which strengthens our ability to focus and be present in our daily life.

From here, we can slow down and begin to observe the patterns and habits that drive and shape us. We can then focus on our innate strength and turn toward the things that can heal and support us. A new possibility of mindfully moving through the world with grace, ease, and confidence becomes possible.


Francesca is one of those rare and wonderful people who is ever-evolving. She is playful and positive, but does not shy away from digging deep and doing the work. These qualities are reflected in both her personal and professional life. In our one and one yoga session I was struck by her ability to listen deeply and work the session specifically around what I was feeling that day. It is clear she has a profound understanding of the mind and body connection. This is reflected in the depth of her sessions.
— Tara Friedensohn, Certified Massage Therapist, Owner at Radiant Body Massage

As a psychologist and yoga practitioner who sees the value of a regular yoga practice to support treatment and a healthy lifestyle, I highly recommend my clients to Francesca. In addition to helping to grow our yoga therapy program, she supported clients who were suffering from depression, anxiety, restlessness or substance use. Francesca has a unique combination of training and knowledge of psychology, yoga and other healing modalities to support clients undergoing psychotherapy and who may be seeking a holistic approach to wellness.
— Victor Barbetti, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Co-Founder of the Village Center for Holistic Therapy