Yoga Therapy

Simply put, “Yoga + Therapy = Balance”. Yoga is perhaps the oldest modality of somatic psychology and it has truly stood the test of time. Modern Western research supports its many benefits in treating a wide variety of ailments and conditions that impact our mind, body, energy, and spirit. My intention for these one-on-one sessions is for you, the client, to establish a deeper appreciation for your TRUE SELF.

My Approach

My approach in Yoga Therapy is to first meet with you for an initial assessment where we discuss the presenting issue such as anxiety, stress, body image, substance use, grief, loss, and other issues, and establish specific physical, emotional and energetic goals.

I offer you a thorough and efficient intake health assessment before working collaboratively with you to establish goals. I treat you with full acceptance and non-judgmental kindness. I offer you supportive coaching through Pranayama breathwork, a series of traditional poses (asana) and a final relaxation. I may recommend other traditional yoga therapy practices including stress reduction techniques such as Yoga Nidra, guided imagery meditation, and Shatkarma, the six methods of cleansing the body.

My Sessions

A typical session is 75 minutes, which allows time to engage in a therapeutic discussion as well as guidance and coaching of the yoga practice. By combining the traditional philosophies and exercise of yoga with current evidenced-based and strengths-based psychotherapy, I encourage each client to find balance in their lives and tap into the true healing powers that reside within. Sound healing can also be introduced into the session through the use of Tibetan singing bowls and chakra-aligning crystal bowls. If you haven’t yet experienced a sound bath, this might be one way you are able to integrate the various parts of self and feel more grounded and centered.

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Yoga Therapy Services

I am available to support you in your life journey by providing a supportive, trauma-informed, bereavement-sensitive therapeutic process that involves both traditional talk therapy and an individualized yoga routine to help develop strength, flexibility and endurance. With twenty years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer supportive counseling to individuals, couples and families dealing with:

  • Grief and loss 
  • Identity exploration
  • Spiritual emergence
  • Plant medicine integration
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance use
  • Other life challenges and stressors

Training & Experience

I have extensive training and clinical experience in: • Yoga Therapy, • Meditation, • Mindfulness Skills Building, • Narrative Therapy, • Dialectical Behavior Therapy, • Sound Healing Practices, • Grief and Bereavement Counseling, • Expressive Arts Therapy, • Nonviolent Communication, • Social Justice-oriented Mediation • Stress Management Skills Building • Hypnosis for PTSD •Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry •.    

Private Yoga Therapy

The private yoga therapy services I offer are effective in providing increased peace of mind, physical and mental flexibility, as well as strength, muscle tone, and energy. The private sessions are for everyone of any age or ability. With your feedback, I will tailor the yoga practice and the therapeutic conversation to your personal needs and goals.

Partner and Family Yoga Therapy

Partner yoga is available for couples or friends who want to strengthen their bond while also deepening each person’s individual practice. Family yoga is a great activity bringing your family together for a shared experience.

My services are available on a sliding scale basis and my intention, or Sankalpa, is to make yoga therapy accessible to all. I can provide you with Professional Services Statements for your insurance or Health Care Flexible Spending Account.

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