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Yoga Therapy

Therapeutic yoga is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga (International Association of Yoga Therapists, 2012). Though this can occur in a small group setting, private yoga sessions are able to address individual clients’ needs at any moment in their lives. Whether a client is dealing with anxiety, depression and emotional challenges, or physical challenges such as chronic pain, injuries, IBS, high blood pressure, or diabetes, yoga therapy has been shown to nourish the body and mind.

Some benefits of yoga include:

  • reduced blood pressure
  • increased respiration and breath capacity
  • increased circulation
  • increased detoxification and better digestion
  • relief of chronic pain
  • reduce stress
  • aid in sleep
  • reduce side effects of medication

Jamie has worked with students both during and after cancer treatments, with arthritis, knee, shoulder, neck and back injuries, bulging discs, sciatica, and chronic pain. She has also worked with clients with ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD and oppositional defiant disorder.

Jamie has studied many traditions of healing, has over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and holds a masters of science in psychological counseling. She is a certified to practice yoga therapy by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).

Her yoga sessions may include use of active yoga postures, restorative yoga postures, breath work, meditation or visualization, therapeutic touch and reiki, in order to involve the mind, body, and breath in the healing process. Each session is tailored to the client’s needs based on the presenting issue, as well as the client’s constitution and personality. Regardless of physical ability, a personalized yoga program can be developed for anyone interested furthering the healing process.

Sessions can be held in an office or yoga studio setting, and can run anywhere from 30 to 75 minutes based on students needs.  To schedule a private yoga therapy session, please contact me.

Classes

Ongoing Weekly Class: Yoga for Restful Sleep

Tuesday Evenings 9-10pm
All levels welcome, class via Zoom. Register via Elevate Yoga

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