Interested in Therapeutic Yoga?
Therapeutic Yoga helps improve health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. The mind and body have a strong connection. Various energy might get stuck within the body, which could cause a blockage both mentally and physically. If you experience depression, anxiety, attention/ focus related issues, sleep issues, moodiness, or chronic stress, you will most likely greatly benefit from yoga therapy. At Mountain Vista Psychology, we offer both group and individual yoga therapy sessions. Anyone can participate in yoga therapy and no prior experience is needed!
How can Therapeutic Yoga help?
Therapeutic yoga is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and imagery to improve mental and physical health. Oftentimes, our emotions are stored in the body and yoga therapy helps alleviate these symptoms emotionally and physically. Yoga therapy utilizes elements from both physical therapy and psychotherapy. A few potential benefits from yoga therapy include: Stress reduction, decrease in anxiety and depression levels, increase in quality of sleep, and an increase in efficient functioning of bodily systems.
What to expect from Therapeutic Yoga?
Breathing Exercises The therapist will guide the person in therapy through a series of breathing exercises ranging from energizing breaths to balancing breaths.
Physical Postures The therapist will teach the person in treatment appropriate yoga poses that address problem areas, both mentally and physically.
Meditation: Relaxation and mindfulness
Imagery: An attempt to calm the mind and body using visual descriptions
What to bring?
Yoga mat, yoga blocks ( don’t worry if you don’t have any!), and a water bottle. Please wear comfortable clothing that you feel good moving around in!
Ready to schedule a class?
Danielle Rabinovich is a licensed counselor and a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance
6:00-7:00 PM every Tuesday evening
8:00 AM-9:00 AM every Friday morning
5:00-6:00 PM every Friday evening