WHAT IS HOLISTIC YOGA THERAPEUTICS™?
If you are new to the concept of Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ it could be described simply as “movement therapy,” although it is so much more than that! It is for anybody, whether you do yoga or not. The “Yoga” part of the name implies where it derives its principles of alignment, breathing techniques, and the approach of viewing each individual as a whole. So many people struggle with chronic pain, are recovering from an injury, have specific fitness goals, feel “tight” in their hips/shoulders/low back/etc., or just generally feel limited by the functionality of their bodies. Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ is a modality that encourages healing THROUGH movement, rather than by limiting it. The goal of Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ is to see and identify these patterns of imbalance, and work together to develop and strengthen new patterns that support and return your body to optimal function and balance.
On a deeper level, Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ is a practice of seeing the whole person: physically, emotionally and mentally. We develop skills, drills, movement patterns, and exercises to support and guide you towards optimal health and well-being. It is about seeing beyond the injury, place of “tightness,” or limitation to the entirety of the person. Our perspective is that these parts interact and influence each other as a whole body. Our goal is to bring the body back towards alignment and balance. It is both a practice in healing as well as prevention. As a practitioner of Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ it is my aim to guide my clients into a deeper understanding and relationship with themselves while supporting them on their path towards healing.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A HOLISTIC YOGA THERAPEUTICS™ SESSION?
Every Yoga Therapy session is individualized and tailored to your specific body, your bodies needs, and your goals. I utilize a range of evaluative techniques such as muscle testing, postural, breath, and movement pattern assessment to determine the best plan for each of my clients. We will work together one-on-one to learn new ways of breathing, sitting, moving, etc. You will leave with a personalized program which will addresses my evaluation as well as your goals. Through education and embodied experience I aim to empower my clients to take ownership of their health, to learn the unique language of their own bodies and to use what they learn in our sessions to inform and influence their movement and lifestyle choices for a lifetime.
The human body is an incredible organism with an ability to shift, adapt, and alter itself based on its environment and circumstances. Many of our pain patterns, physical limitations, and injuries result from our body’s adaptations to our lifestyles and habitual movement patterns. With proper assessment, guidance, and a plan, we have the ability to create great change and healing in our bodies.