Yoga therapy utilizes the tools of yoga to heal the whole self – the physical, energetic and emotional bodies. They are, after all, interconnected, and we cannot care for one while ignoring another. Props are required.
What is Yoga Therapy?
This is a popular question, and I get it. People want to know what they’re getting into. Is it like physical therapy? Therapy therapy? Meditation? A regular yoga class? In short – yes. It can be any or all of those things.
But instead of trying to outline what exactly your first yoga therapy session will look like, I’d like to ask you a few questions:
- What would you like it to be?
- What are you afraid it could be?
- What would it feel like to feel better?
- What is standing in your way?
I will meet you where you are in each and every session, listen to and honor your whole self and walk with you on your path of healing.
As a runner, endurance athlete and former RRCA Certified Running Coach, I am all too familiar with the havoc running related injuries can wreak.
But I’m not the kind of yoga teacher that’s going to tell you that running is bad for the body. In fact, I believe the human body is built for running. Long distance running, specifically, gave our ancestors an evolutionary advantage. Still today, running is a powerful tool we can use to bring awareness to our prana, or vital life force, liberate stuck energy and process emotions.
But it’s hard to reap the benefits of running when we’re constantly side-lined. If you’re struggling to break the cycle of overuse injuries, I would love to work with you.
For Processing Emotions
Have you ever heard someone say we hold our emotions or trauma in our body and thought that sounded a little “woo woo”? Well, I like to think about it like this.
Did your heart race the last time you had to give a big presentation at work? Have you ever clenched your teeth while reading about politics on social media? Or sucked in your stomach because you felt lonely and part of you believes you’ll feel more love if you look thin?
These are all examples of the physical body experiencing the sensation of emotion. Sometimes these sensations dissipate quickly, and sometimes they stick around for so long that we get used to them and stop noticing they exist.
Yoga therapy can create the space to recognize the way the very normal and human emotions of grief, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, apathy, anger, frustration and more show up in your body and life.
Ready for change?
Consistent practice is necessary for real and significant change. Save $95 by purchasing 5 sessions at a time.