What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga is not about the flexible people that fit into tiny spandex outfits and have unrestricted athleticism. Yoga is a state of mind.  When we practice creating harmony in the subtle body, the mind, these positive effects move into the breath, the emotions, and finally the physical body.  Our practice is a lifelong growth process that moves from the the smallest most insignificant areas, to the biggest most important and far reaching decisions of life.  Yoga is a way of life. You could look at yoga as a way of reframing habits and patterns of suffering and dis-ease. Yoga is realigning with our truest Self.

Yoga Therapy is the individualized process of internalizing your Yoga practice creating awareness at all levels of the physical, psychological and spiritual being.  The allopathic, or Western view of sickness and pain tends toward a focus on treating the symptoms, whereas Yoga focuses on the overall organism, as a whole. Yoga Therapy brings the healing process to the layers of the individual from physical, breath, psycho emotional, instinct, and the bliss body. Yoga Therapy empowers you as your own healer, rather than looking to the practitioner bestowing the healing.  

Yoga Therapy provides relief from:

Stress related illnesses and the chronic stress response

Anxiety, depression and nervous system disorders

Respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis

Immune, endocrine, digestion and circulatory system disruptions

Injuries, chronic pain, scoliosis, poor posture and much more…

Yoga Therapy is:

Traditional Yoga, science and research combined to fully support your body from a student centered approach

A complete path to freedom in your practice  –  the absence of dogma and ego 

Tailored to your needs and at your pace regardless of experience

Knowledge and exploration of the whole person from a physical, emotional and the spiritual dimensions of being

My Mantra to YOU

My practice has been built around my own personal self-discovery, healing, and recovery.  My goal is to move through life and breathe one day at a time, while letting go of dogma and balancing my ego so that life’s inspiration can be uncovered along the way. My intention is not about arriving at the destination; instead it’s the process of practice and growing in wholeness and unity.  My work with you is a collaborative process in creating an ideal self practice that mirrors your unique needs and intentions.  Together we create Oneness through body-mind-spirit wellness. 

Practice In Peace

There is never any pressure during our sessions to practice complicated poses or push through intense bodywork. On the contrary, sessions are an empowering experience through the process of healing where I support you in understanding your body through functional assessment and reflective observation with a somatic approach to movement. Together, we explore and discover where separation may exist within the layers of Self which keep us from our truth and inner peace. When we have the ability to fully integrate in this manner, we can reconnect with that Oneness which is the inherent knowledge deep within our being. This connection allows us to respond to life through consciousness and accept life’s changes with an open heart full of love towards Self. This reinforces our intuition instead of casting judgement or criticism which leads to feelings of inadequacy.

Yoga and Massage Therapy offers us a safe place to rest in the journey of knowing oneself. Our sessions are not about any certain modality, lineage or study of Yoga. They are not about having perfect posture or flexibility, but rather having your unique spiritual practice.