What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is based on the philosophy that your body is a wise teacher; everything you need to know to support and guide you through your life is available in your body. Your body has been present with you through your entire life and has expressed, filtered and processed all your life experiences. Our bodies hold memories and emotions, just like our brains, and therefore chronic pain and stress can be the result of blocked or unresolved emotions stored in your body. My clients often discover that patterns of habitual physical and/or emotional tension are linked to ways of thinking and being in daily life.
In a Yoga Therapy session, I use body-centered psychotherapy to support you in becoming aware of the relationship between what you experience in your body and how you live your life. Yoga Therapy does this through a process of assisted yoga postures in combination with non-prescriptive talk therapy.
What happens in a Yoga Therapy Session?
We begin the Yoga Therapy session with centering to move from the busy activity of your daily life and its external demands to a more inward focus. During centering you will tune into and bring greater awareness to your breath, body, thoughts, emotions and current life circumstances.
From there you will set an intention of how the session could best serve you, of what you hope to receive.
Then we move into the one-on-one assisted yoga postures with dialogue. I will ask you questions like, "What's happening now?"
This dialogue with assisted yoga postures can help you to explore the connection between what's happening in your body and what's happening in your life.
Sessions finish with an integration where you will reflect back on the session and notice what stood out about your experience. From there you will explore the connection between what you became aware of and the rest of your life.
What will I get out of my Yoga Therapy experience?
- stress relief
- emotional release followed by greater emotional stability
- enhanced mental clarity, a sense of empowerment, and greater self-esteem
- clearer focus and sense of perspective
- greater body awareness and feeling good in one's body
- physical relief from chronic aches and pains
- easier deeper breathing
- ability to identify, work with, and release fears
- less restricted by self-imposed limitations
- deeper and stronger connection with one's spiritual essence
- greater trust in one's self
- awareness, personal growth and transformation
Contact Suzanne @ (314) 302 0382 for more info and schedule