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Yoga Therapy

Before I became an author, I had time to teach yoga classes. Now, I only have time to teach individual sessions. I began practicing yoga in 2002. I then received my Yoga teacher’s certification in 2011 to use yoga as a form of physical therapy to help clients who were dealing with specific muscle issues (frozen shoulder, chronic back pain, sciatica, and so on) and mental issues (PTSD, depression, and other forms of anxiety).

Why Yoga?

I have a great deal of respect for the art of Yoga. After using it myself, I see the lasting, positive effects it can on someone’s life. I also like the fact that I can do it anywhere, and that I can alter it so that it addresses my specific needs—and without having to go to a gym (it also doesn’t always have to last an hour). Aside from my personal experiences, many studies show that Yoga (in all of its forms) has a proven effect on mental and physical healing. For example, patents that experienced a traumatizing illness, event, or accident, were asked to do Yoga in combination with MBSR (mindfulness based stress training) at the University of Marylan Center of Integrative Medicine. By incorporating Yoga with MBSR, researchers saw a dramatic decrease in symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety after only eight weeks (Weintraub, 2012). Similar studies show that Yoga asanas (the physical practice), mantra-based meditation, pranayama (breath work), and guided imagery are effective in working with mental and physical trauma, and can be a gentle way to help you reclaim balance in your mind and body.

Individual Session VS. Group Sessions:

Many of my clients have voiced their concerns (and fears) about jumping into a yoga class without training. A “beginner class” at a gym, or yoga studio, isn’t always a “class,” it just uses easier poses, and usually offers only basic instruction, or no instruction, on how to use the poses. When I began yoga, I took an eight-day yoga introduction class that taught me the primary poses, and how to properly do them. I was glad I did this, because there is a risk of hurting yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Receiving instruction on how to do a yoga pose will give you safer and faster results. It also prepares you for yoga classes that may have little, or no, instruction, and gives you both the knowledge of the poses and the confidence to do them.  

My Yoga Therapy Classes

The session are designed to work at your level.
You learn additional stretch techniques for specific muscle issues.
You learn how to correctly hold a pose.
You learn poses that will help realign your body.
You learn pranayama breath work to help calm and realign your mind.
You learn meditation techniques to help calm your mind anywhere you may go.
You will be given nutrition advice.
The instruction will be gentle and supportive.
You receive Thai assisted stretching to help loosen muscles.

The 5 Session Class (suggested over five weeks): $425.00
5 classes with up to 1.5 hours per class.
Class materials and workbook provided.
You will need a yoga mat, yoga strap, and two yoga blocks (they can be provided, but you should buy them so that you can practice on your own)

This is an introduction to yoga, its primary poses, and will prepare you for any yoga group class. You will be taught the concepts behind yoga, breath work, and meditation. This is not a boot camp or Bikram style of teaching. We go at your pace. We slowly work you into each pose so that you know what you are doing and why you are doing it. You will also learn tricks to avoiding injury and methods for strengthening your practice

I love teaching this class, and I have seen good results from it. While I only teach individual sessions, there are yoga studios that teach group introduction courses, and are often less expensive. But remember, a “beginner” yoga class is not the same as an “introduction” class, and I highly suggest an introduction class to anyone who is thinking about beginning a yoga practice.

If you are interested in the meditation aspects of yoga, and how they can help reduce/eliminate different issues in the mind like anxiety, PTSD, and panic attacks, see my Meditation 101 class.

 

 

 

 

 
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