Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Most people have heard of “yoga” but many don't know what “yoga therapy” is. I like to think of the difference from a cooking perspective. You can think of a yoga teacher as one who cooks really good food, and mostly follows a recipe with good ingredients and creates a wonderful meal. A yoga therapist on the other hand looks at who they are cooking for, then finds the best ingredients from various sources and using specific cooking techniques for the specific dish creates a unique dish that satisfies the person's taste, sight, smell, hearing and feel.
What to expect from a yoga therapy session:
We will first have you fill out a health questionnaire that will begin to identify what your physical, emotional and any other issues you are dealing with are. From there we will meet and talk about where you are at currently and what your goals are for the future. We will also look at your physical abilities and challenges. This meeting is about 60 minutes. Often, you will receive some homework to get started with right away.
From here, I take all of the information and begin to create personalized practices for you to begin your healing journey. We will meet again in a day or two and go over your practices and then pick one or two that you are excited to begin with. This is a key point because if you are not comfortable and are not excited to bring some new ideas and activities into your life, you will not get the benefits nor the results you are wanting to achieve.
You will then start your practices and after doing them for a couple of weeks; we will meet again and look at what's working for you and what's not working for you. At this time, you will be ready to add some other practices of your choice. If, at any time you have questions, you are welcome to text or email me. I am here to support and guide you on your healing journey.
Here are some of the “tools” I use with my clients:
Therapeutic yoga postures
Healthy foods and cooking techniques
Self - Care techniques
Many many more….
It is my belief that the most effective and longest lasting changes come from adding healthy, positive and fun things to our lifestyle instead of trying to take out the things that are not the best for us. When we add things without changing anything else we feel the positive, healthy effects they have on our bodies and lives. It's then, that the unhealthy things naturally fall away. You will be creating your new healthy, balanced and fun lifestyle and bring G.R.A.C.E, growth, resiliency, action, courage and ease into your life.
I look forward to taking this journey with you.
Three- 60 minute session package: $250
If you would like me to create a
video for you with your practice: $85
Future 60 min sessions: $90
“Yoga therapy is of modern coinage and represents a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge. Whereas traditional Yoga is primarily concerned with personal transcendence on the part of a "normal" or healthy individual, Yoga therapy aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions ranging from back problems to emotional distress. Both approaches, however, share an understanding of the human being as an integrated body-mind system, which can function optimally only when there is a state of dynamic balance.”
Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
“Yoga therapy consists of the application of yogic principles, methods, and techniques to specific human ailments. In its ideal application, Yoga therapy is preventive in nature, as is Yoga itself, but it is also restorative in many instances, palliative in others, and curative in many others.”
Art Brownstein, M.D
“Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health challenges. Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to suit individual needs. Medical research shows that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for several common ailments. The challenges may be an illness, a temporary condition like pregnancy or childbirth, or a chronic condition associated with old age or infirmity.”
Robin Monro, Ph.D. Yoga Biomedical Trust (England)
“Yoga therapy is specific to the clients needs and adapts with the individual as they move from their health issues to their goal of optimal health. The “tools” of yoga therapy can be modified in many ways, allowing it to not only be accessible to all but also allow the person to grow and build with their practices at their own pace.”
Lisa Fecarotta, C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist