Movement and Fitness
Yoga Therapy adapts the practice of Yoga to the individual needs of people with health challenges. Unlike a group Yoga class, Yoga Therapy is offered one-on-one, so the yoga therapist can create individually-tailored exercises for a home practice. Typically, this practice involves postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques, which are basic tools drawn from this ancient holistic healing system. Often, Yoga Therapy is offered to people who are unable to participate in a regular group class or who have specific concerns such as back pain, hypertension or asthma. Yoga Therapy is designed to empower the individual to progress toward greater health and well-being.
The benefits of yoga therapy include:
- Stress relief
- Strengthening weak muscles, stretching tight ones
- Improving posture and balance
- Enhancing energy flow to stimulate the body's own natural healing processes
- Relief for a wide range of chronic conditions including back pain, hypertension, asthma, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia
NOTE: Currently in the United States, more than 100 clinical trials are under way examining yoga's benefits for a variety of conditions, including insomnia, heart failure, pediatric headaches, epilepsy, diabetes, obesity, hot flashes, arthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and cigarette addiction. An emerging body of literature suggests that yoga can relieve a wide array of ailments, ranging from chronic low-back pain to hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Integrative Personal Training
Integrative Personal Training is not simply personal training or exercising in a facility that also has many other modalities and healing practitioners. Integrative Personal Training joins together the physical aspects of exercise and physical rehabilitation with the mindfulness and spirit of the human experience so that you can truly experience full and free movement. It is not simply exercising but moving purposefully with full consciousness.
The benefits of this approach to exercise include:
- Emotional, intellectual and spiritual well being
- A truly healthy life experience
- Aging with vitality
- Proper weight maintenance
- Maintenance and improvement of physiological function including blood pressure, blood sugar and blood lipids