Supports, balances, and empowers health and wellness holistically.
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
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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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