Many aspects from which to heal:
In yoga therapy I offer Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda, and yogic philosophy as parts of the whole aspect of healing—just as we work with the whole person, we work with a variety of tools grounded in the ancient wisdom of yoga. Through my training I am able to offer specialized movement (asana), along with pranayama (breath work)—specific to any condition the client may be experiencing. Meditation techniques are also specialized, some clients need to move, others to sit, still others to dwell in the depths of guided meditation or Yoga Nidra. As a yoga therapist I recommended lifestyle practices, basic Ayurvedic* tools, and remedies that enhance this constellation of holistic care.
These remedies come together to create a prescription (YX) of overall health and well being.
Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge) that offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
What is Yoga Therapy?
My Philosophy as a YT:
Within myself I am balanced in harmonious well being, so that I may offer the same to those I am blessed to work with.
Where healing begins...
Yoga Therapy begins with filling out an intake form, followed by an in-depth interview as to your current well being, based on past and present health circumstances. In YT we meet you where you are in this moment. We are two parts of a whole in this therapeutic relationship. By meeting this way each time we come together we establish rhythm of exploration and possibility.
Grounded in Ethics
A community of knowledge and understanding:
As a yoga therapist I see the client as a whole being, thus treatment must apply to every aspect of that being, including their community of healing. Respectful relationships with the client’s Drs., family, and other practitioners they may be working with are honored. Knowing what type of medications and protocols my clients are currently working on with their careteam is essential. Understanding the side effects as well as what specific drugs do will ensure that I don't offer a practice that is contraindicated. I have resources, colleagues, mentors to turn to for guidance if needed. Yoga therapy is complementary to other disciplines and models of medicine, thus we have the potential to work together to serve and offer holistic, integrated options to enhance the well being of the client.