Programs

Offered at West Coast Esthetics & Healing Studio in Sooke.

 

Series and Workshops Booking

Healing Nature on Your Way to the Studio
Set-up for a Private Yoga Therapy Session

Changes to Programming due to COVID-19

I love to teach in this venue – West Coast Healing Studio. The healing energy of its people and land is noticeable as you walk down the beautiful pathway to the Studio building. I feel very grateful to have connected with Valerie the beautiful owner and enabler of this place.

As a new Sookie this was a perfect place to offer Yoga Therapy and acquaint myself with the community.

COVID protocols however only allow me to have two people in this room which made me change how I offer these programs to those appreciating in person classes with a stringent safety protocol in place.

So here are the deeds: I can customize sessions for your personal needs and goals or you can choose from my thoughtfully designed mini series that I love to adapt for you personally. See below on this page for series options. In addition other themes could focus on Healthy Aging, Chair Yoga and of course inviting Ayurvedic Wellness and more balance into your life.

These mini series would also be perfect to share with a person dear to you. I strongly believe in diversity and inclusion and invite you and a partner, friend, family member … to share and make this special  for you.

 

 

Wednesdays time slots to choose from for your session

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

5 pm – 6 pm

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 Yoga Therapy pricing applies for private sessions

4 sessions for $150 tax incl. each if you are two

COVID-19 Protocol in place!

Contact me for more information!

West Coast Esthetics & Healing Studio

3166 Robinson Road, Sooke BC (off Otter Point Road in a beautiful setting)

Pelvic Health for Men
more than just pelvic floor muscles that influence how your pelvic are feels.

Pelvic Health Yoga Therapy for Men

Join this supportive small group session for men only and learn to help yourself and improve your pelvic health.

A Yoga Therapy series addressing overall pelvic health, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, urinary dysfunction, low back pain and other conditions involving the functions of pelvic organs.

You will:

  • Understand the anatomy and function of the male pelvis and pelvic floor
  • Strengthen the core’s inner unit including abdominal, back, hip muscles and their relationship to the breathing and pelvic diaphragm of the body
  • Learn easy movements to relax the pelvis and relief pain
  • Improve breathing that supports pelvic health
  • Learn self-care approaches that help with incontinence, constipation and urinary dysfunction
  • Get a better understanding about the energetic and emotional aspects related to male pelvic health
  • Understand how to support your rehabilitation after prostate surgery

Yoga Therapy made affordable in this small group of two .

COVID-19 Protocol in place!

Contact me for more information!

West Coast Estethics & Healing Studio

3166 Robinson Road, Sooke BC (off Otter Point Road in a beautiful setting)

Persistent Pain
Arthritic Pain & Inflammation
Pain Management & Education

Yoga Therapy for Pain Management

An almost private Yoga Therapy series for those living with persistent or chronic pain that follows recent scientific understanding of pain education and how Yoga Therapy can support comprehensive integrative pain management.

Yoga Therapy offers tools and practices that allow movement recovery through awareness, discernment and self-regulation. You will learn gentle safe movements, breath awareness, relaxation techniques and self-compassionate mindfulness tools that help with how your thoughts, emotions and energy relate to pain and what you can to do to find more ease.

In this series you will:

  • Cultivate awareness of all body dimensions
  • Relate to yourself with self-compassion
  • Identify with your whole self -beyond persistent pain
  • Learn tools for self-reflection
  • Feel empowered through a renewed sense of wholeness
  • Leave with a personalized practice for home

“Evidence exists for the benefits of yoga therapy, … At least in terms of cost and efficiency there may be benefit in providing one intervention that positively addresses body and mind and focuses on an overall well-being, quality of life, and flourishing within one’s life circumstances.” (White Paper: Yoga Therapy and Pain – How Yoga Therapy Serves in Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management, and How It Can Do More. International Journal of Yoga Therapy – No.30,2020)

Yoga Therapy made affordable: semi-private.

COVID-19 Protocol in place!

Contact me for more information!

West Coast Estethics & Healing Studio

3166 Robinson Road, Sooke BC (off Otter Point Road in a beautiful setting)

Yoga Therapy for Back Care
don't wait!

Yoga Therapy for Back Care

Suitable for people with chronic back issues including low back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis and sciatica. The focus is on building confidence and a sense of safety to support a healthy back. Depending on your needs this may include building strength and increasing flexibility.

Benefits:

  • Adapt your practice to your needs
  • Enhance your body-mind connection
  • Learn to release tight and tense muscles
  • Safely strengthen your inner core to support your back
  • Increase your breath awareness to tune into your body’s needs and release pain
  • Move without fear and promote healing and prevention

“From a yogic perspective, other factors are important, too (to back pain). Beyond stress, emotions like anger and dissatisfaction, yoga links back pain to posture, muscle tightness, and muscle weakness, as well as to a lack of body awareness – all issues that yoga is effective in addressing.” (Yoga as Medicine, Dr. Timothy McCall, p.190)

Yoga Therapy made affordable in this small group of two

COVID-19 Protocol in place!

Contact me for more information!

West Coast Estethics & Healing Studio

3166 Robinson Road, Sooke BC (off Otter Point Road in a beautiful setting)

women supporting each other
Understanding Pelvic Anatomy

Pelvic Health Yoga Therapy for Women

Join this supportive small group session for women only and learn to help yourself and improve your pelvic health.

You can benefit from this class if you have concerns about pain pelvic girdle or low back (including SI Joint), pelvic floor dysfunction, prolapse or incontinence, urinary disfunction and other conditions involving the function of pelvic organs. No previous yoga experience required.

In this class, you will:

  • Strengthen the “Core 4” (pelvic floor, diaphragm, multifidus and transverse abdominals)
  • Understand how a supple psoas supports your core and overall pelvic health
  • Improve breathing that supports pelvic health
  • Better understand the anatomy of the pelvis including bones, muscles, organs and ligaments and how they connect with the overall body
  • Find support and understanding
  • Learn that incontinence is common but not normal and what you can do about it

Yoga Therapy made affordable in this small group of two.

COVID-19 Protocol in place!

Contact me for more information!

West Coast Estethics & Healing Studio

3166 Robinson Road, Sooke BC (off Otter Point Road in a beautiful setting)

Insomnia solutions
Insomnia - Sleep Hygiene
Yoga Therapy for Insomnia

Yoga Therapy for Insomnia

This series will be scheduled again in 2021. Let me know if you prefer a time on Wednesday or Thursday 

An almost private Yoga Therapy series for people who have trouble falling asleep, wake up frequently, are not being able to go back to sleep, suffer from sleeplessness or feeling unrested upon waking up.

In this series you will:

  • Learn yoga movements for calming your system and preparing for sleep
  • Practice relaxation and breathing techniques that help falling or going back to sleep
  • Know more about Yoga’s tools that reduce stress which is a major contributor to insomnia
  • Find self-compassion and increased peace of mind
  • Take home practices and better understanding about sleep -recovery

“Yoga isn’t just beneficial for improving core strength, flexibility, and stress levels; it can also help you sleep better—especially if you suffer from insomnia. When people who have insomnia perform yoga on a daily basis, they sleep for longer, fall asleep faster, and return to sleep more quickly if they wake up in the middle of the night. This is also true for older people who have insomnia—those who are 60 and older experience better sleep quality, sleep for longer, and feel better during the day when they perform regular yoga.” (The Connection between Yoga and Better Sleep, July 28, 2020. SleepFoundation.org.)

Yoga Therapy made affordable: semi-private

COVID-19 Protocol in place!

Contact me for more information!

West Coast Estethics & Healing Studio

3166 Robinson Road, Sooke BC (off Otter Point Road in a beautiful setting)

Supporting Digestion
Healing ingredients from your kitchen
oiling and dry-massage

Healthy Fall Transition with Yoga & Ayurveda

To be scheduled as a weekend workshop soon.

A workshop-style program to celebrate and honor the end of summer and start a healthy transition into fall. Ayurveda works with the five elements of nature and recommends cleansing at the time of the equinox in the spring and fall.

This is a great opportunity for those curious about Ayurveda and how it can work together with its sister science of yoga. Seeking balance through self-care is so important now that we are heading into the fall and flue season amidst a pandemic.

The first session will let us meet, you will receive an introduction into Ayurveda understanding the importance of individual balance and how it relates to nature and the seasons. Kitcheree is the quintessential Ayurvedic healing and cleansing food. You will get supplies and a recipe to prepare your kitcheree for the coming three days. You will have a chance to taste Ayurvedic teas and and will receive Ayurvedic body oils and instructions for self-oiling (abhyanga).

You will receive a therapeutic yoga class that supports the body’s physical, mental and emotional cleaning process. Each time we meet, time is set aside for check-in and to ask questions.

Ayurvedic self-care practices (self-oiling, neti, color and aroma therapy) will be introduced and you are encouraged to incorporate them into your daily and weekly self-care

Check in for Updates – scheduled for 2021 as a weekend workshop!

 Details and location will depend on the COVID-19 situation in the Fall.

 

My Practice

Location

Bookable Sessions are provided at:

 West Coast Esthetics & Healing Studio

3166 Robinson Road, Sooke BC

Text or call me: 250-857-0011

Open Hours

Wednesday: 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday: 10am - 2pm

Private Zoom sessions on request.

Please be in touch.