I had one session of PF therapy at the Cleveland Clinic where my j-pouch surgery was performed, but home is in Virginia. I had a difficult time finding a local skilled therapist as not many are trained in PFD--at least in my neck of the woods--as most are unfamiliar with a j-pouch (maybe that doesn't matter) and/or working with men (again maybe it doesn't matter). I ended up going to PF therapy at the University of VA for four months. It helped, but my GI once said I may need to go back for additional, more advanced therapy.
Regarding the Mayo Clinic program, I assume you were local? Or did you stay in a hotel for the entire program? Sounds like a major investment with risk vs reward as a deciding factor, correct?