Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures; it is our home.
Yoga as a remedy? Absolutely! Therapeutic yoga is an approach to healing that works with postures, body alignment, and breathing in order to deepen awareness of the senses, improve focus, and quiet the mind. It is a powerful complementary approach to traditional counseling and psychotherapy.
Instead of attempting to divide the body, mind, and spirit into separate parts, my approach is holistic. As a counselor with over 30 years of physical therapy expertise and 15 years of teaching therapeutic yoga to individuals and groups, I am uniquely qualified to help you restore balance to your life.
In addition to improved overall well-being, research has shown that yoga is a particularly beneficial treatment for the following:
- Anxiety and depression
- Management of disease
Yoga for Trauma Recovery
Leaders in the field of trauma treatment are discovering that in order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made to one’s body. As Bessel van der Kolk, MD describes it, “the body keeps the score.” As a result, body-oriented approaches that move beyond traditional talk therapy are now being incorporated into comprehensive care for trauma survivors.
Yoga for trauma recovery is a way to experience a more positive relationship to your body and heal from trauma. Tailored to the sensitive needs of trauma survivors, yoga for trauma recovery is different from a traditional yoga class at a health club or yoga studio. As your teacher, I emphasize choice, non-judgment, gentleness, and comfort. In this supportive small-group atmosphere, I focus on protecting the physical and emotional safety of each participant.