Yoga as Mind-Body Medicine
WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?
Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools—postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more—to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs. Many people first learn about yoga through its physical practices, but a common misconception is that it’s all about stretching or movement. Yoga therapy can help people who can’t move at all, as well as active individuals!
The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately. Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being.
A general public yoga class can certainly ease everyday aches, pains, and mood complaints. But a yoga therapy session goes much further because it is tailored to the individual.
Yoga therapists have in-depth training to help them assess and keep their clients safe. They work with you to address your specific goals while considering any limitations you might be experiencing. The practices your yoga therapist recommends could include:
Movement ranging from gentle to vigorous
Meditation or visualization practices
Physical postures that address specific areas of discomfort or musculoskeletal imbalances
Any combination of tools like these!
It all depends on what you need to increase your health and well-being.
Excerpted from the IAYT website.
Jessica combines postures, breathing, meditation, and applied yoga philosophy to help address the underlying causes of pain and suffering and to help create optimal balance in all aspects of being.
Jessica works with clients suffering from:
Anxiety/Worry, Depression, Anger/Impulsiveness, Career Issues, Low Self Esteem, Insomnia, Relationships, Addiction, Stress, Grief/Bereavement, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cancer Treatment, Chronic Pain, Neck Pain/Back Pain/Sciatica, Post-Surgical Care/Rehabilitation, Lack of "Spiritual" Connection, The Search for Life Purpose
Jessica is available for 1-hour private sessions in Fort Lauderdale, FL. To chat or schedule a session call (828) 774-7548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mentorship Program is for teachers and serious students who are interested in furthering their experience of yoga beyond what is typically offered in group classes.
The program is open all who would like to deepen their understanding of yoga or grow into a "career" as a yoga teacher. The goal of this program is to provide a focused, professional and worthwhile educational experience through the guidance of a seasoned teacher. Personal attention and one-on-one conversation will provide a place to share ideas, questions, and concerns.
Call 828.774.7548 for a free phone consultation.