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Urbanherbalist was founded as an unique traditional healing service. We wish to dissolve the sterotypes normally associated with alternative medicine by bringing a clinical-based herbal practice and health promotion activities to urban communities.

As a clinical-based healing practice, our goal is to support optimal health and nutrition. We provide complementary herbal medicine & nutritional consultations, private and group Yoga instruction and health promotion activities like lectures and workshops to a variety of clients with a host of health concerns and lifestyle goals.

Urbanherbalist is willing to work with your current healthcare provider or as directed by your specific needs.

  • Wellness consultations usually take about 90 minutes. During that time, our health practitioner gathers information about your past health history, reviews lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise, discusses your current health concerns and set goals for your future health. Herbal strategies may be recommended at that time. We also recommend that our clients have two to three follow up sessions in which we track health status goals. With proper nutritional, movement (yoga) and lifestyle changes, our clients reach and maintain their health goals.
  • Private and group yoga classes from one hour to 90 minutes of asana practice designed to stretch, restore and renew your energy.
  • Lectures and workshops to support your knowledge of health and well-being.


Yoga Research and Spirituality: A Case Study Discussion

Kimberly R. Middleton, Regina Andrade, Steffany Haaz Moonaz, Charlene
Muhammad, and Gwenyth R. Wallen
International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Vol. 25, No. 1: 33-35.

Middleton, K. R., Andrade, R., Moonaz, S. H., Muhammad, C., & Wallen, G. R. (2015). Yoga Research and Spirituality: A Case Study Discussion. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 25(1), 33-35. doi: doi:10.17761/1531-2054-25.1.33

Yoga as Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Case Report of Therapeutic Yoga for Adrenomyeloneuropathy Charlene Marie Muhammad, MSHM, RYT500, CNS, RD; Steffany Haaz Moonaz, PhD


Yoga is a promising therapeutic modality for neurodegenerative diseases. This case study presents a therapeutic yoga protocol for adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) and its effect on a patient’s quality of life (QOL), agility, balance, and peripheral dexterity. A 61-y-old man diagnosed with AMN who was experiencing (1) peripheral neuropathy in his legs and feet, (2) lower- back pain (LBP), and (3) osteoarthritis received 60-min weekly therapeutic yoga sessions for a 10-mo period. Yoga therapy included hatha yoga asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises). Hatha yoga asanas were aligned with 7 Berg Balance Scale (BBS) indicators to measure improvement in balance and range of motion. The 10-mo course of therapeutic yoga resulted in improved LBP; improved flexion of the patient’s hips,

knees, and ankles; improved propulsion phase of walking; and improvement in the patient’s ability to stand and balance without an assistive device. The effect of yoga therapy on the patient in this case study aligns with current QOL improvements noted in current research on yoga therapy for neurological disorders. The described concepts and methods of employing therapeutic yoga provide insights for clinicians into a modality that is low risk and low cost and that can support individuals with other neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), fibromyalgia (FM), and diseases of the peripheral nervous system. Further study is warranted to help determine the safety and efficacy of yoga therapy for these conditions. 



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Looking for a Yoga Class? 

Charlene offers a variety of yoga classes and wellness workshops around the metropolitan Washington, D.C.- Baltimore area. Check out Community Classes tab for more information.


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