Peaceful Mind Yoga Therapy
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find out if yoga therapy is right for you.
What to expect during a yoga therapy session?
We'll start by discussing your goals, then follow with a practice that may include gentle movement, breathing, mindfulness and relaxation to help address your specific needs. As a follow-up to your session you'll receive a pdf with a customized home practice.
How long does it take to feel the benefits?
Sometimes a single session is enough to experience relief, but a longer exploration is often needed. Most clients start with weekly sessions, then gradually decrease the frequency, as they become more comfortable at practicing at home. We will come up with a plan that is practical and fits your lifestyle so you can fully experience the benefits of yoga. This plan will be refined and deepened at each subsequent session.
Do I need yoga experience to benefit from yoga therapy?
I have a passion for sharing the benefits of yoga with beginners and adapting it to specific needs of my clients. Even if you've never done yoga before you'll benefit from yoga therapy.
What kind of health issues can be addressed through yoga therapy?
Yoga Therapy can bring relief on physical, emotional, mental, as well as spiritual levels. As a Yoga Therapist, I apply my knowledge of the structural body and the mind from a yogic perspective to address each case individually. I work with chronic pain, back, hip, knee, and shoulder issues, and have a special interest in helping those with conditions that affect mobility (MS, Parkinson’s, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia). Yoga Therapy’s integrative focus on movement, breath and mindfulness can be of great benefit for these conditions. I also apply Yoga Therapy to manage high blood pressure, diabetes, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve sleep.
How is yoga therapy different form private yoga instruction?
While you are very likely to do some yoga in both a private yoga session and a yoga therapy session, the approach your facilitator takes may be different. Yoga therapist is more likely to use other tools of yoga, such as breath work, meditation, mudra, etc., and is also trained to assess the individual holistically and recommend practices that bring you towards balance and facilitate healing. You can think of a yoga therapist as an experienced yoga teacher with additional training in therapeutic applications and skills.
"I have taken Gentle Yoga with Asya at Sun & Moon for years. When I heard that she was offering a more personalized therapeutic class, I jumped at the chance to address my particular problems -- back issues, bad knee, Morton's neuroma in my toes -- all things that made some yoga poses very challenging for me. It was wonderful to have her focus on my issues, and she helped me develop a personal practice to work on these things. Her gentle and encouraging voice, strong knowledge of anatomy, and inventive teaching style made it pleasurable as well as useful." Karen R., Arlington, VA
Resources to learn more about yoga therapy:
International Association of Yoga Therapists