Yoga Therapy

Supports, balances, and empowers health and wellness holistically.  

 

Overview

Yoga Therapy supports, balances, and empowers health and wellness holistically allowing the trained Yoga Therapist to adapt a multitude of practices to individual needs, body shapes, physical abilities, and western lifestyle.

Yoga Therapy combines knowledge and wisdom of the ancient practices of Yoga with modern science. Western scientific methods have and are proofing many benefits of Yoga Therapy that support healing and wellness. Yoga Therapy is being recognized in the field of integrative and complementary health care for its potential to support wellness and healing.

My Yoga Therapy practice is trauma-informed, honoring diversity and accommodating individual needs and goals. I love finding adaptations in form and practice that work for my clients making them feel empowered through progress towards improved health, self-empowerment, an and overall sense of well-being.

I offer Yoga Therapy that is beneficial for:

  • Back Care
  • Pelvic Health for Women and Men (pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic and lower back pain, organ prolapse, incontinence, prostatitis and more)
  • Healthy Aging (a preventative approach supporting mobility, strength, and balance aimed at a positive, healthy approach to midlife and beyond)
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Multiple sclerosis (MS), Muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
  • Cancer survivors
  • Stress and Pain Management including inflammatory diseases
  • Hip and knee replacement surgery (pre and post operations in alignment with medical advice)
  • Life changes and life transitions

Modalities that may be used in my Yoga Therapy sessions include:

  • Movements to promote mobility, strength, balance, joint hydration, stretching
  • Breath awareness and breath work
  • Guidance and support to enhance interoception (the sense of the internal state of the body – both consciously and sub-consciously; awareness of our internal processes and how we “feel”) and proprioception (the awareness of the body and its position in space around us)
  • Relaxation and Meditation
  • Connecting with the different body dimensions (Koshas) including physical, energetic, mind, wisdom and sense of universal belonging
  • Yoga Nidra a guided meditation that leads to “yogic sleep” a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping that results in a deep sense of relaxation and enlivenment
  • Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Ayurvedic assessment that informs lifestyle and yogic practices
Chair Yoga

Private Sessions

can be Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda Wellness Counselling or a combination of both

  • In Person bookings Thursday mornings between 9 am and 1 pm
  • ZOOM bookings available starting September 14 on Mondays and Fridays and some weekends

Pricing:

  • 15-minute initial phone consultation is free. I will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Single session: $75.00/1 hour or $108.00/1.5 hour
  • Recommended package of four:
    • 4 x 60 minutes – $272.00
    • 4 x 90 minutes – $390.00
  • Extension package of four sessions- 11% discount
  • Call-out fee for home visits between $10.00 and $20.00 per visit depending on distance

F.A.Q

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Do I need to know Yoga?

No, anyone and any body is welcome. As a Yoga Thereapist I have learned how to customize sessions and classes and accommodate each person. That is why I work with intake form: Understanding needs, goals, physical, mental, and emotionals circumstances helps me prepare and come up with adaptations.

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What if I am not flexible or stiff?

You are welcome as you are. Yoga Therapy is not concerned about movements to look in a certain way.  Anything I invite you to do allows you to befriend your body, exploring movement safely with ease and awareness.

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Do you have a COVID-19 Protocol in place?

Yes, absolutely. I clean and sanitize my own props after each client and offer participants to bring their own props. I encourage the use of masks even thought this is currently not mandatory. Each community centre adheres to a specific BCCDC approved protocol limiting the number of participants, enhancing sanitation and cleaning, disallowing the use of communal props. Please ask me about more details. You can also book a online (Zoom) session with me.

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What is the difference between Yoga and Yoga Therapy?

A Yoga Therapy class or session is typically much smaller allowing for more personalized attention to meet the participants needs preventing injuries and supporting healing and wellness. Initial certification of a Yoga Therapist involves over 1000 hours of training including education on diseases and scientific applications of Yoga Therapy. Recertification is required every three years and based on continuous professional training from accredited providers.

Gentle Yoga
No prior Yoga knowledge is required, options and adaptations will be offered, participants should be able to come down and up from the floor by themselves (use of chair for support is OK).
Please arrive on time as the class starts with a grounding relaxation practice.

Therapeutic Yoga for Back Care

(Feb 29 - March 29), PR Rec Centre, Elm Room

Would you like to take care of your back and prevent injuries? Or maybe you have chronic back issues such as low back pain. Lead by Regina, a certified, experienced Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), this program focuses on building confidence and a sense of safety to support a healthy back. Participants will build strength and develop increased awareness of the spinal curves to explore movements safely as well as how to use a full yet gentle breath and connect movements of the inner core. Each class includes a relaxation practice at the end that will support managing pain and stress.

Small group of 5 - 12 participants.

Benefits of Pre-registered Therapeutic Yoga Classes:
The series will be adapted to the individual needs of the participants. Your goals and needs can be addressed and customized by Regina, a certified experienced Yoga Therapist. This series of classes allow you to build on what you learned, experience increased well-being and progress towards improved self-care and health.

Yoga props are provided. If you prefer to bring your own, you may need: a Yoga mat,  a belt (can be a bathrobe belt), a towel that can be rolled up, and dress in layers to stay comfortable.

Thursdays

11:00am - 12:15pm

PR Recreation Complex, Elm Room

Prior registration is required online, in person. or call 604-485-2891

5 sessions for $74

My Practice

Location

I am located in Powell River, BC. Individual and very small group sessions in a therapeutic setting will be coming in 2024. Stay tuned!

Feel free to contact me with any questions about my  offerings.

Hours of Operations

Currently all classes and workshops are offered through the PR Rec Complex. Registration is possible in person, via phone or online.

For information on private sessions in person or via Zoom please contact me directly.