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Prana Yoga Therapy

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"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self"

The Bhagavad Gita

Private Yoga Therapy

Why Private Sessions

There are a multitude of reasons private yoga sessions would be beneficial. Group classes don't fit your schedule. you don't feel you are physically ready to attend group classes, you want a home practice that fits into your schedule, or you have more specific needs you would like to address. When using yoga as a complementary alternative therapy having a practice that is specifically designed for your physical, mental, and energetic needs will render the most beneficial results. Private sessions are created custom for you and provide you a take home practice that is created to fit into your schedule. 

What to Expect in a  Session
We start by assessing the clients’ emotional and mental health needs through listening, questioning, and consulting with the therapeutic team. Through this collaboration we identify areas of focus and goals of yoga therapy. Yoga therapists then use Hatha yoga and Ayurvedic science techniques to craft a yoga practice, complete with physical movement, meditation, and pranayama techniques that will help attain the desired goal. 

Subsequent sessions may be practice oriented to confer experience while others may be more coaching sessions to encourage practice. It is important to know that the approach is custom-fit to the client. Typically six to eight sessions constitute the beginning program; with sessions scheduled at one to two week intervals at the onset.

Some clients learn how to integrate what is being learned in these sessions into regular weekly yoga classes. Others may develop a personal home practice. Some may utilize both weekly classes and a home practice.

A session may include various methods to help inspire insight. Conversation and discussion, journaling, guided reflection and assessments are tools that may be implemented. Depending upon a clients needs and goal, physical yoga positions may be experienced and taught in the session as well as may be taught to be practiced at home. Relaxation, Breathing exercises and Mediation may also be guided experientially in the session as well as may also be taught to be used at home. Homework in the form of practices and exercises may be suggested between sessions.


Conditions Supported by Yoga Therapy Practices

• Addiction & Recovery
•Anxiety Reduction
• Body image issues
• Depression Support
• Grief and Loss

• Relationship Difficulties

• Trauma/Post-traumatic stress
• Lack of focus

Lack of effective coping skills

• Pain Management and Injuries

• Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders

• Eating Disorders

• Digestive Disorders

• Energy Imbalances

• Asthma and Other Respiratory Ailments

• Concentration & Productivity

• Stress Management

Group Classes 

Addiction Recovery

Stressful situations can trigger addictive behavior and cravings. This yoga class emphasizes stress-reduction and creates mind-body awareness by learning to breathe through thoughts and emotions that arise. Those in recovery can learn to combat stress, temptation, and regain control over their bodies while restoring the brain’s dopamine functions to normal levels.

 

This class has an increased focus on classical Hatha yoga techniques, incorporating philosophy from the yoga sutras to eventually learn how to control the fluctuations of the mind. With a sustained practice, this class will allow you to regain control of your thoughts and behaviors.

Stress Reduction

Our stress reduction class is designed to counteract the effects of the overstimulating society we live in. Class begins with a short centering practice to calm and steady the mind. Movements are slower paced with more focus on holding poses and incorporating pranayama (breathing) practices that will activate the parasympathetic nervous system. 

 

Each class will give you practical tools to use in your everyday life to counter the effects of stress. Studies have shown a regular practice helps reduce overall stress symptoms. 

 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

One of the most pernicious effects of trauma is that it disrupts our ability to know what we feel,  to trust our gut feelings and this mistrust makes us perceive threats where there is none. Our classes use the protocol laid out by the Trauma Center at Justice Research Institute, drawing upon yoga forms as vehicles to observe and tolerate physical sensations. This offers you the opportunity to make choices for effective action and provides a present moment experience to re-connect with the body's natural rhythms.  Which in turn promotes an increased ability to disconnect the physical sensations from the traumatizing emotional reactions of the past.

In each session, care is taken to create a safe environment. There is no physical touch, students are offered choices regarding how they'd like to explore each yoga form. Focus remains on exploring choices to aid in reestablishing a connection with body sensations.

 

 

Trauma  Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to be an effective complementary treatment for PTSD, Complex Trauma, and Developmental trauma. 

 

No prior yoga experience is neccessary. 

Thought Field Therapy

Thought Field Therapy often works when nothing else will… It has been used for weight loss, stop smoking, phobias, trauma relief, love pain, and much, much more.
Thought Field Therapy, or TFT for short, uses a tapping sequence in the form of a healing code, balancing the body’s energy system and allowing you to eliminate most negative emotions within minutes while promoting the body’s own healing ability.


* Disclaimer: The self-help products recommended on this website are for the purpose of reducing fears, stress and various associated daily problems only. They are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, mental or physical, or as a substitute for regular medical or psychological care.


Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is the sequential tapping procedure that Dr. Roger Callahan discovered, which provides a code to nature’s healing system. When TFT is applied to problems it addresses their fundamental causes, balancing the body’s energy system, and allows you to eliminate most negative emotions or fears within minutes.
TFT Tapping Therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive, healthy self-help alternative to long-term or drug-related psychotherapy.