YOGA THERAPY

Yoga therapy is a blend of traditional yoga practices, Ayurveda, alternative or complementary medicine, and western medical science. Nancy's online yoga therapy programs include Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching to help heal specific ailments with diet and lifestyle, direct instruction in therapeutic yoga & meditation techniques, and an in-depth home practice designed to keep you moving toward your goals.

 
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IS YOGA THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

  • Your doctor has recommended yoga to help you with a physical injury or illness.

  • You want to see how yoga could help you with your mental and/or emotional health.

  • You want to try yoga but think you can't do yoga because of health conditions or other limitations.

  • You've been working on a pose that you just can't seem to perfect no matter how much you practice.

  • You want to take active steps to develop and nurture a healthier relationship with your body, mind, and self.

 

COMMON BENEFITS OF YOGA THERAPY

  1. Improve posture

  2. Improve flexibility, range of motion, and balance

  3. Strengthen and stabilize joints

  4. Reduce pain

  5. Promote emotional stability

  6. Reduce racing thoughts

  7. Reduce stress, anxiety, worry, and overwhelm

  8. Reduce symptoms associated with PTSD and other anxiety disorders

  9. Promote mental clarity and focus

  10. Increase energy & vitality

  11. Get better quality sleep

  12. Learn proper alignment for your body

  13. Develop a more positive relationship with yourself through loving action

  14. Feel confident that your practice won't cause long term damage to your body

 

YOGA & YOGA THERAPY

How is yoga therapy different from other styles of yoga?

Yoga can describe a lot of things. It's an involved practice with many different lineages and systems.


In the west, we commonly understand yoga to be some form of movement. The yoga you find in most yoga studios is actually inspired by a system of yoga that employs eight basic tools: lifestyle practices, intentional movement, breathing exercises, meditation, withdraw from the senses, concentration, focus, and finally enlightenment. It's a system designed for mental liberation from suffering.

The first thing we do in yoga therapy is define your wellness goals, determine your starting point, and investigate how we can apply the tools of yoga to help you reach your goals.

Yoga therapists receive specialized education in various illnesses, injuries, and disorders, learning how yoga can be applied therapeutically in these cases as well as any contraindications that are unique to that ailment.


But yoga therapy offers so much more than a sequence of practices. It includes a full evaluation of lifestyle, diet, and daily routine. It teaches practical ways to bring more mindfulness into all the little decisions you make throughout your day that either bring you closer to wellness or further away from it.

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PERSONALIZED PROGRAMS

Receive a completely customized weekly routine that will help you establish a firm foundation for creating the lasting change you want for your life.

BASIC PROGRAM

Expert Personalized Guidance + Self-Directed Practice

The basic program is best suited for experienced yoga practitioners and/or those who are more comfortable with self-directed practice. This program includes:

  • access to our Yoga Foundations video series

  • practice packet with guided movement, meditation, and/or breathing exercises designed to guide you through four weeks of daily practice, starting just where you are

  • Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations

  • personalized goal tracker and weekly check-ins

FULL SERVICE PROGRAM

Support + Structure

The full service program is best suited for those who are new to yoga and/or want more structure and one-on-one guidance in their practice. This program includes everything from the basic program plus:​

  • live sessions with Nancy

    • 4 one-hour sessions or 8 half-hour sessions​

    • instruction and guided practice of therapeutic movement, meditation, and breathing techniques

    • Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching

      • dietary analysis​

      • daily & seasonal self-care routine

Online sessions are currently available for all of our yoga therapy programs. In person private sessions are available with social distancing. Click here for pricing.

 
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