Posture, Pelvis and Yoga Therapy Private sessions
2. Strong and Healthy Pelvic Floor Muscles
One of the main focuses in my work as a yoga therapist is the pelvic floor, an area that is usually overlooked but that nevertheless can have a profound effect on your health. Weak or tight pelvic floor muscles can cause pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, lower back pain, and pain during or after intercourse, among many others issues. Through a focus on aligning the muscles in the pelvis, I work throughout the Yoga Therapy session to increase strength and flexibility in the pelvic floor area.
3. Support During Pregnancy and for a Healthy Birth
Strong pelvic floor muscles developed during Yoga Therapy sessions also provide support for the baby during pregnancy and play an important role during birthing.
4. Help with Chronic Pain
Through Yoga Therapy you access new resources for self-healing, and new skills for managing the pain of chronic health conditions like osteoarthritis, auto-immune diseases, and stress disorders. In a private Yoga Therapy class you work to stabilize and strengthen the musculoskeletal system while balancing and restoring the nervous system.
5. Develop Mindful Movement
I teach you, through yoga postures, how to move mindfully. Open up your posture, realign your body, and help yourself to lighter, more positive daily living. In a private Yoga Therapy session I work to make precise adjustments to guide you to more tranquil movement.
6. Lower Stress and Reduce Anxiety
Yoga Therapy works to develop your internal tranquility, and helps to develop and maintain a greater sense of peace and contentment. Through Yoga Therapy sessions you can also work to minimize insomnia and deal with issues surrounding depression and anxiety.
7. Spinal Strength and Stability
Yoga Therapy sessions help to develop strength in the muscles that support the spine, resulting in a stronger back, better posture, and lower incidence of back pain.
8.Help Recover from Accident or Illness
Private Yoga Therapy sessions are ideal for anyone in recovery from physical or emotional trauma, illness, or surgery. All postures are adapted to your needs and I work with you to develop a practice that fits around your treatment plans.
“Yoga therapy adapts the practice of Yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems not usually addressed in a group class.”
– Larry Payne, Ph.D.
I have been a student of yoga for 20 years. I studied Yoga Therapy with Larry Payne, and I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. I also trained with Leslie Howard in the therapeutic use of yoga for pelvic floor problems.
I have been living and practicing in Ashland, Oregon since 2008. I am the Movement Therapist with the Pain Resiliency Program in Oregon where I help people with chronic pain increase their quality of life through movement therapy and mindfulness techniques.
Through Yoga Therapy I develop individual sessions based on your specific needs and health concerns.
International Association of Yoga Therapists
IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga therapists worldwide. Our mission is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. Founded in 1989, IAYT has consistently championed yoga as a healing art and science.
Yoga is powerful therapy however you practice. But think how much you could benefit from private Yoga Therapy sessions to restore vitality, ease of movement, energy, and purpose. Find out more about Yoga Therapy and how to book your private Yoga Therapy sessions.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy combines yoga principles with modern Western medical knowledge to address a myriad of health and emotional issues. The therapeutic application of yoga postures helps you access your innate ability to self-heal. Yoga Therapy releases chronic tension for a restored mind-body connection. I work with individuals through private Yoga Therapy sessions, life coaching, and energy work.
8 Benefits of Private Yoga Therapy Sessions
1. Personally Adapted to Your Needs
Attending a yoga class is great, but with a private Yoga Therapy session the focus is purely on you – your needs, your body, and your health. I have a thorough understanding of how to adapt yoga to anyone and can modify postures for seniors, children, pregnant and post-partum mothers, and those with chronic health conditions.
The Pelvic Floor Muscles- Yoga can help
One of the main focuses of my work as a yoga therapist is the pelvic floor muscles, an area that is usually overlooked but that nevertheless can have a profound effect in people’s health.
Weak and tight pelvic floor muscles can cause problems like pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, lower back pain, and pain during and after intercourse, among many others.
I specialize in increasing the flexibility and strengthening those muscles.
I concentrate in postural alignment of the pelvis in our everyday activities (walking, standing, seating…) and I use specific hatha yoga poses according to my client’s needs.
Pelvic floor muscles:
~ Allow conscious control of urinary sphincters and provide support to the organs that lie on it. They are also important in sexual health in both men and women.
~ Provide support for the baby during pregnancy and play an important role during birthing.
~ Work with in coordination with abdominal and back muscles to stabilize and support the spine.
How can Yoga Therapy help you?:
* Accident recovery (physical and emotional trauma)
* Recovery from illness or surgery
* Musculoskeletal issues
* Postural alignment
* Back pain