Yoga Therapy

Customized Yoga Programs for Recovery, Rehabilitation & Complimentary Care

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he word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means to unite or to yoke. Through the systematic practice of yama (restraints), niyama (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (introversion), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) as written by Pantanjali, we achieve smadhi or the state of total integration. There are many types of Yoga practices that lead you towards the same goal.

How is Yoga Therapy different from a Yoga class?

Yoga Therapy takes a custom approach either to the person in a private setting or to the imbalances within a group session. Whether you are recovering from a specific physical and/or emotional trauma, have a recurring condition such as back pain or are undergoing treatment for cancer or any chronic illness yoga therapy can help service as a perfect complement to your overall continuum of care. After a thorough intake process we design a suitable program that will address your specific needs drawing upon different styles and aspects of yoga and ayurveda.

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Yoga Styles Used for Yoga Therapy

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Vinyasa

A method of yoga in which movement is linked with breath. We move from posture to posture with awareness of the breath through fun sequences focusing on a specific body part or building up to a peak pose. Alignment queues, breath work and yoga philosophy are infused throughout the class.

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Restorative

Invite your body into a journey of deep relaxation and rejuvenation through a gentle practice of restorative yoga. You will be placed into relaxing postures while supported by multiple props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps. Restorative yoga helps us tune into the parasympathetic nervous system thus allowing the body to relax and restore itself.

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Slow Flow

Build strength and flexibility through the slow and methodical flow. This practice will allow you to take time to study the pose and find ease by focusing on the alignment and breath.

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Prenatal Yoga

Designed specifically for the journey of pregnancy, you will learn how to nurture your body through therapeutic application of postures which are modified for each trimester.   Each class is infused with child birth education, breath work and relaxation techniques.

Postnatal Yoga

Focuses on rebuilding core strength and alleviating back, neck and shoulder tension. This class will help you gradually get back to your regular yoga practice.

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Yoga Nirdra

Yoga Nidra is the state of dynamic sleep. This practice will take you beyond the barriers of the five senses. In this state you have the power to actualize your intentions, affirmations and prayers. Yoga Nidra helps you shift from the deepest core of your being and provides you with powerful tools to reduce stress and change self-destructive unconscious fears, beliefs and habits

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Pranayma

“Prana” is life force energy or breath and “yama” means control. Thus pranayama means control of our life force energy through manipulation of our breath. Breathing is one of the most important and intricate activities we engage in.  Discover classical breathing techniques that will help you increase the vitality of your body, mind and spirit.

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Meditation

Mediation is a journey of self discovery.  When we quite our mind we can go deep within and discover who we really are.  Learn how to utilize the techniques of concentration and mindfulness in order to bring your mind into the present moment.