Move towards healing through integrative postures, breathwork, and meditation techniques
Is Yoga Therapy Right For You?
There are so many different healing methods, and yoga therapy is a unique one that addresses the mind, body, and soul all at once.
- Do you often feel restless or tense?
- Do you get tired quickly and struggle to regain energy?
- Are you struggling to manage stress and feel that your inner balance is lost?
- Are you looking for a natural way to get rid of pain?
- Do you find classical fitness training too strenuous and lacking in variety?
- Would you like to improve your emotional resilience?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, yoga therapy might be exactly what you are looking for!
What is yoga therapy?
Yoga is well known as a potential therapeutic and healing method for the body, mind, and soul. But yoga therapy takes this one step further through the specific application of yoga tools, such as postures, breathwork, meditation, and more, to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.
It is a common myth that yoga is only about stretching, moving, or becoming a pretzel. In reality, yoga is so much more than that! Yoga therapy can help people on a broad spectrum, ranging from those who can’t move at all to those who are very active.
The unique yoga therapy model addresses every aspect of life, rather than considering each body part or system separately. Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with your body and mind’s natural capacity to optimize wellbeing. The sessions are tailored to your individual needs rather than providing a generic approach. Yoga therapists have in-depth training to help them assess and keep their clients safe. They work with you to address your specific goals while considering any contraindications you may be dealing with.
The Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy targets healing on the levels of mind-body-spirit simultaneously. Regardless of the illness you may have, stress can worsen symptoms and lengthen recovery times, and unfortunately, stress is often unavoidable. The primary benefit of yogic practices is their stress-reducing effects, which greatly help promote general emotional balance and assist with mood regulation.
Breathing techniques and meditation, a core part of yoga, can change your relationship with pain and how you experience it. Yoga practices can help you transform your relationship with yourself and the conditions which you live in. Yoga can help improve physical and mental health at the same time by transforming suffering, managing or decreasing stress, changing habits of addiction, improving mood and sleep, supporting the natural life process of healthy aging, and improving balance.
Some conditions that can be treated or improved by yoga therapy are:
- Chronic Pain
- Low Back Pain (LBP)
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Heart Disease
- General Wellbeing
Techniques of yoga therapy
In a typical yoga therapy session, I will use a variety of techniques, including:
Sequences for Imbalances
And more! Each yoga therapy session is perfectly tailored to your needs and includes a wide range of practices to help bring your mind, body, and soul back into balance.
Yoga therapy takes more than one session to solidify the techniques and fully integrate you into the practices of your new lifestyle medicine daily routine. The first appointment is an intake session and will last approximately 90 minutes. At the end of this session, you will receive a short mudra meditation practice. The second appointment is to develop your first daily practice and routine. This session will take 55 minutes.
I highly recommend my eight-session package after your initial intake to give you a complete lifestyle medicine routine that will last you 40+ days. From there, you will continue to need some tune-ups periodically in the future, just like you get your vehicle tuned up or the oil changed.
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To reserve your spot, you must pay for the lesson and schedule your time through the link below. If you need to cancel, please make sure to provide a minimum 48-hour notice to give me a chance to fill the spot from the waiting list. If you cancel before 48 hours of your appointment time, you can reschedule for a lesson at another time. Lessons are conducted on Skype, Facetime, Zoom, or by phone. These lessons are not offered in person. If you would like to schedule an in-person class in Monroe, Michigan, please contact Kimberly privately via email.