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YOGA THERAPY 

 

TRUTH BREATH SURRENDER

"When the truth is known ignorance cannot be,

when the mind is pure there is no disease,

when the breath is mastered there is no death,

therefore, surrender to Yoga.” 

 

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who is recognized as one of the strongest influences on establishing and developing the practice of yoga. 

 

What is Yoga Therapy? 

Yoga Therapy is a specific, individualized, holistic system of self-care. It is a wellness based system, focusing on the relationship between a person's physical, psychological and emotional well-being. This integrative healing system is ancient and is outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a 2200 year old text that explores the relationships between body, breath, mind and emotions. 

 

This yoga therapy approach to the human system is all encompassing. It recognizes that a person’s body, breath, mind, behavior and emotions are layers or dimensions of a person that run deep and also have a relationship to each other. Understanding the deeper layers of the human system and honoring each person's individual needs may offer a person a chance to healing where other modalities may have failed. 

How does Yoga Therapy work?

 

A Yoga Therapist uses a broad range of tools to support health, promote healing and facilitate personal transformation given in the form of self-care specifically designed for the student's needs.  This individual treatment protocol becomes the framework in which the student practices on a daily basis. The most important tool is the self-empowering tool that the student gradually learns over time with practice, support and wisdom how to self-regulate and tend to one's own needs.  

While Western medecine focuses on relieving pain, symptoms and suffering by trying to cure the disease, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda, Yoga's sister science, meaning "knowledge of life" focuses on healing the individual. 

Who can it help?

 

Yoga Therapy in combination with Ayurveda is profoundly effective in both reducing the symptoms and transforming the causes of most common ailments of mind, body and spirit such as:

 

 

  • Chronic Pain

  • Migraines

  • Arthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Asthma

  • Digestion 

  • Menstrual Disorders 

  • Infertility

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Reduction and management of pain associated with recovery from surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments

 

  • Eating Disorders 

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Auto-Immune Diseases

  • PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Releasing Grief and Loss

  • Managing Stress

  • Heart Disease

  • Help to facilitate healing after injuries to the Spine, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle 

  • And many others not listed... 

If you ready to sign up? Click HERE for forms and next steps.

How can it help me?

You do not have to have anything wrong in your life to benefit from Yoga Therapy. With Amy's help, you identify an area of your life if it is not known to you yet that you want to improve. It could be wanting to improve your relationships, needing support as you transition through something, needing aid and a guide through an illness, a breakup, a divorce, a loss, even a lack of connection to yourself. I help you integrate self-care practices in your daily life as well as into your weekly, monthly and annual schedule. 

What to expect in a session?

A typical session could include but not limited to talking, movement, breathing, guided meditations, journaling, brainstorming, intention setting goal-setting, mentoring. Each session is an open, safe space for exploration and integration of thoughts, ideas and emotions. The sessions are designed around supporting the plan that we have created together as a foundation for our work together. Sometimes in yoga we can talk very new-age and esoterically which just leads to more separation from where we want to be in our lives. A fluid manageable plan of action holds us accountable for what we want to accomplish in our lives.  

How is it different from Yoga Classes or Traditional Therapy

Good question. I am glad you asked.

 

Yoga Classes are generalized classes revolving around a theme or a pose by a hopfully well-trained teacher. Nowadays classes move way too fast and are more designed around your body than your mind. Private yoga instruction is similar but specifically geared to your body and to your needs, but again most times centered around the body. Yoga Therapy works to improve your whole being so that you change your energetic state for more long lasting effects and practices that can help sustain you for the rest of your life. Yoga Therapy can supplement your yoga classes. 

Sometimes it can feel like traditional therapy where someone is listening to you but a licensed therapists intentions are different; they have different credentials and different goals. A Yoga Therapist uses the pinciples of yoga and the Yoga Sutras as a guide for training the mind and learning right action. Yoga therapy has a different tool box filled with practices, meditations, breathing and learning how to shift your energetic state. Yoga Therapy includes a supportive action plan which can support traditional therapy. 

Are you ready to sign up? Click HERE for forms and next steps.