Offerings designed for physical rehabilitation, elders and as a starting point to wellness
Therapeutic Yoga: Private One-on-one
$75.00/hour for first session, $50.00/hr subsequent follow ups
for sessions designed specific to you.
Strongly recommend to book five sessions one week apart to monitor & assess prescribed regime.
Therapeutic Yoga focuses on a specific condition and/or symptom where an offering of one, or a combination of, yogic tools are considered such as; postures, breath, meditations to assist with the specific condition and help to feel better or improve function/mobility in the body.
Therapeutic Yoga is a holistic healing approach that couples well with other health professions and healing modalities by utilizing comprehensive training and understanding for employing yoga techniques which support a clients healing journey whether on a physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and/or energetic level.
The Foundations of Yoga Therapy has provided me with comprehensive knowledge, training and practical skills necessary for offering yoga therapeutically in clinics, studios, and community centers. As an effective and complementary healing modality to physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychologists, naturopaths and physicians, its popularity is growing an is becoming widely recognized
My training through the Vancouver School of Healing Arts encompassed eastern and western approaches of physical and energetic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, physical assessment skills, philosophy, Ayurveda breath techniques, mudra, mantra, meditation, including the traditional yoga styles of Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Chair Yoga, plus Myofascia Movement & Release.
Self-MyoFascia Release (SMR)
Slow, relaxed, conscious movements/stretches that assist in releasing tight, restricted areas of the body, increasing range of motion and flexibility. Introducing tools for Self Myofascial Release (SMR), and techniques (mostly conducted low to the floor) to release restrictions held within the body thereby increasing range of motion. Bolsters, blocks and props offered for enhanced support. Concludes with a wakeful rest meditation to quiet the mind.
Myofascia refers to the fascia around and within muscle tissue. Fascia is the connective tissue which runs continuous from head to toe and is largely made up of water resembling the appearance similar to a spider web. It penetrates and surrounds muscles, bones, organs, nerves, blood vessels and other structures from surface, including skin, to deep in an uninterrupted three-dimensional web.
The fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration in the normal healthy state.
Fascia restrictions can produce all kinds of pain producing symptoms such as headaches, and/or restrictive motions..etc., affecting our flexibility and stability. It may lose its pliability and can become restricted and tight ranging from situations such as; a fall, car accident, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture, lack of movement, repetitive strains, physical/emotional trauma, scarring or inflammation.
SMR is a technique that utilizes movement/stretches, and/or a myofascia tool for soft tissue addressing as a form of treatment for immobility and pain to improve the body's gliding structures.
Range and ease of motion can be increased through movement. Mindful movement with ease, graceful coordination in full comfortable range with your whole body over time will alleviate pain and restrictions. These movements should be enjoyable and not painful.
The book titled "Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release" by Author Noah Karrasch explores the relationship of emotional release with Myofascia release.