Somatic Yoga Therapy
Explore the Power of Yoga & Somatics for Your Mental Health
Yoga is So Much More Than the Poses - It is a Journey to the Inner Self
Common Yoga Myths
The Real Power of Yoga
Join Me for a Deep Dive Into the Healing Power of Yoga
Do You Find Yourself Feeling...
- Anxious, stressed, or depressed
- Struggling with chronic pain or muscle tension
- Stuck in old patterns and can’t seem to change
- Tired of chronic health issues that won’t go away
- Cannot find answers to insomnia, digestive issues, autoimmune disease, or hormonal imbalances
- Searching for a deeper meaning in life
- Want a personalized approach to yoga
- Curious to explore yoga in depth but don’t know where to start
I get you. I was there just a few years ago.
Imagine a Life Where You...
I Can Help You Access This New Life Through My Personalized Somatic Yoga Therapy Paths
Here's What You Will Gain
Yoga Therapy Techniques
In each session, I will incorporate yoga therapy techniques for your needs. We will use the tools of mediation, movement, breathwork, and spiritual insight to heal from within.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Guidance
By understanding your unique constitution and dosha imbalance, I will guide you through tailored Ayurvedic lifestyle tips to heal any imbalances in your body, mind, and soul.
Somatic Therapy for Emotional Healing
Exploring your emotions and healing your mind and heart are essential in the holistic healing process. Together we will use the tools of somatic therapies to access how your body holds emotions and release them.
Your Somatic Yoga Therapy Paths
Intake & Follow Up Session
This intro package is perfect for someone looking to try out yoga therapy and somatics to see if it is right for them. Or if you just want specific guidance on a few topics in yoga therapy or somatics.
5 Session Package
This 5 session package is great for someone who wants to set up a strong foundation in their yoga practice and explore their imbalances in greater depth. This is the ideal starting package.
10 Session Package
This 10 session package goes even further by delving into the healing power of yoga and exploring your mind and emotions. This is great for those wanting to make a commitment to their practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before your intake session, you will receive an invitation to join Practice Better (please do this!) and a confirmation email within 24 hours. Your intake and health history forms will be inside your client portal, please fill these out at least 48 hours before your appointment. You’ll also have a chance to upload any lab reports that you would like me to review before our session.
You’ll get a reminder message before our meeting, with a link to join the session if you’ve opted for a Zoom meeting. If you chose the secure chat option, I will meet you inside the Practice Better client portal at your scheduled time.
During the intake session, I will go through your health history and goals, and ask clarifying questions to better assess your needs and symptoms. We will also go through a few yoga therapy practices during your first session.
In your first follow-up session, we will meet again to dive deeper into yoga therapy practices for your individual healing. If you signed up for the intro package and would like to schedule additional appointments, we can discuss doing so. I would love to continue to partner with you on your wellness journey.
If you have booked a longer package, the future follow-up sessions will continue to explore the practices of yoga therapy and complete mind-body-soul healing.
Before your first intake session, you will receive an invitation to join Practice Better (please do this!) and a confirmation email within 24 hours. Your intake and health history forms will be inside your client portal, please fill these out at least 48 hours before your appointment. You’ll also have a chance to upload any lab reports that you would like me to review before our session.
Please come to each session in comfortable clothing with any yoga props you need for the yoga therapy practices that we will engage in together.
Make sure that you have a strong internet connection for each session. We will meet together through the secure Practice Better client portal or via Zoom if you have selected that option instead.
According to TKV Desikachar, “Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.”
In a typical yoga therapy session, we will begin with a check-in process where we will explore how you are doing now and connect you with your body, emotions, and inner thoughts. Based on your answers, I will then guide you through a customized yoga therapy practice that will incorporate meditation, breathing practices, movements, and specific poses based on your physical, mental, and spiritual needs. After completing the practice, we will have some time to discuss how you are feeling, what worked/what didn’t, and I might suggest some additional practices for you to do on your own before the next session.
According to Dr. Vasant Lad, “Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.””
Ayurvedic healing focuses on bringing you into balance with your unique doshic constitution or prakriti that you are born with. We will begin the healing process by assessing your current state of imbalance or vikriti, and then I will suggest customized yoga therapy and spiritual healing techniques to bring you back to your original state of balance or prakriti. Ayurveda is an energetic system of healing that honors your innate healing capacity and inner intelligence.
Somatic therapy is a unique therapy method that focuses on the mind-body connection. The basis of somatic therapy is the theory that your nervous system and body patterns are holding your emotions through muscular tension and specific sensations. By getting in touch with these sensations and body patterns, we can consciously release them and target healing within your nervous system on a deeper level. There are many different forms of somatic therapy, including Hanna Somatics, Somatic Experiencing, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I use a combination of these techniques to help you access deeper healing in your body, mind, and soul all at the same time.
No. All consultations, sessions, and protocols are evaluated from an Ayurvedic or yogic perspective only and not from a Western medical perspective. These consultations do not take the place of a medical evaluation. If any findings suggestive of a possible medical imbalance are found as a result of this consultation, I will refer you to your personal physician or other licensed healthcare professionals for further evaluation.
Wonderful! I often work together or in conjunct with other mental and physical health providers. Everything that we do together can be an excellent complement to any other healing modalities you are engaging in.
Wonderful! I support your choice either way. Incorporating an Ayurvedic routine and yoga therapy practices also assists your body in metabolizing your medications properly and is an excellent complementary therapy.
The short answer: maybe! Currently, yoga therapy is not directly covered by insurance companies, despite the ample evidence that yoga therapy is a beneficial healing modality. Some insurance companies do, however, provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket payments, depending on your coverage. I suggest you call your insurance company for clarification. You may need to get a referral from a doctor who will submit on your behalf, but this is still subject to your insurance company’s discretion. You can also possibly use a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to get reimbursement for payment.
No. If you are interested in customized nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle guidance, please check out my holistic healing paths.
I am a Healthy At Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating (IE) Practitioner. I help guide you through yoga therapy practices based on your health, the results of your lab work, and the needs of your symptoms. I believe you can be healthy at every size, but if you have a goal to lose weight, we can definitely address that and talk about ways for you to feel more comfortable with your weight. My goal as a holistic practitioner and yoga therapist is to show you how to nourish your body and balance your health to ease your symptoms, and many of my clients realize that this also results in them looking and feeling their best.
Absolutely! I would love to support anyone with yoga therapy. Feel free to book your appointment and let’s get started on your wellness journey.
Absolutely! I am trained in healing all forms of physical, mental, and spiritual imbalance.
Yes! All of my services are available for people of all genders. I am also LGBTQIA+ friendly.
Yes, I work with all people regardless of their age. However, I will need a parent or guardian to sign a consent form if you are under 18 years old.
Currently, all sessions are offered online only through a HIPAA-compliant practice management system.
Yes, I do offer scholarships on a case by case basis. If this is something that you need to make sessions accessible to you, please let me know during your free intro call and we can discuss different possibilities further.