What is Yoga Therapy?

“Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and wellbeing within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.”
– International Association of Yoga Therapists

Yoga Therapy is comprised of a holistic, healing system that offers tools and practices for self-care and positive transformation. Tools and practices include movement, breath practices, meditation and lifestyle modifications to create balance at every layer of being: physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Anyone can experience the benefits of Yoga Therapy, as the practices are adapted to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Group Class Descriptions

Yoga for Wellbeing
An all-levels yoga practice that is appropriate for students of all levels and backgrounds. This class provides in depth explanations of foundational Yoga postures, focusing on alignment, the importance of breath and calming the mind. This class will help you to connect to your body, reduce stress and improve focus on and off the mat, while building strength, improving balance and increasing flexibility.

Yoga for Restful Sleep (6-week series)
Learn yoga practices to align your mind with your body for restful sleep, waking up every morning feeling wholesome. This includes calming the mind, releasing tension from the body, and choosing a positive attitude. Yoga practices have been shown to improve overall sleep quality, sleep efficiency, duration, and the amount of time it takes to fall asleep.

Yoga for Stress Reduction (6-week series)
Slow down, breathe deep and be restored. Yoga for stress reduction is designed to calm the mind and the nervous system, promoting a sense of ease. A meditative, gentle yoga practice, where the postures are held for longer periods of time to release tension in the body and mind. Research has shown that this restorative yoga practice is beneficial in reducing insomnia, anxiety and depression.

Yoga for Bone Strength – Coming Soon!
A specific class for students with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Learn a specific set of postures developed by Dr. Loren Fishman that focus on increasing bone density. Students will learn how to build strength in a safe environment, while improving balance and coordination.

Yoga for Cancer Care – Coming Soon!
A gentle and nourishing yoga practice for those who are currently undergoing treatment as well as for cancer survivors. Slow and gentle movements help to improve range of motion, as well as circulation and lymphatic drainage. This class introduces deep breathing and meditation practices to calm the mind, reduce stress and promote healing.

Yoga for Heart Health –   Coming Soon!
A safe class for students with heart disease, hypertension or obesity. Slow and deliberate movements are designed to improve posture, while increasing range of motion and improving circulation. Learn specific breathing exercises to help lower blood pressure and heart rate, as well as calm the nervous system. Guided visualization tools assist with connecting to the emotional and subtle aspects of the heart.

Yoga for Stroke Rehabilitation – Coming Soon!
A supportive class for stroke survivors to not only improve neuromuscular patterns and motor skills but to learn how to apply breathwork and meditation practices to improve mental / emotional health as well.

Yoga for Spinal Health – Coming Soon!
A class focused on strengthening and stabilizing back and core health. This class is safe for students who have experienced strained muscles, herniated discs and sciatica, as long as they are not in the acute phase. Class will also introduce body awareness tools to help improve your posture throughout the day.

One on One Yoga Therapy Sessions
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