Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
– Vivian Greene
Yoga Therapy is a unique health field that uses evidence-based instruments of yoga in the treatment of specific health conditions. These wide range of effective tools and practices, now being recognized by science and western medicine, aim to address the root cause of dis-ease in a multi-dimensional manner. With the professional application of these practices, Yoga Therapy offers greater alignment and well-being on all levels of the care-receiver, empowers them to take a more active role in their healing journey, and assists in creating habits of self-care to improve one's quality of life.
Working with a Yoga Therapist can support nervous system regulation, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, ADHD, neurological disorders such as Parkinson's or TBI's, physical injury recovery, life transitions of grief/loss, substance use disorder, stress reduction & more.
No prior yoga experience is needed - Yoga Therapy is accessible and is adapted to the individual and their goals. These 1:1 sessions are held in the comfortable and private clinical setting at Attune Wellness Center, via Tele-health/zoom, or at a local institution with prior arrangement.
What is the difference between a Yoga Therapist and a Yoga Teacher?
A yoga teacher is often trained 200 hours in which to lead a group class that benefits the practitioners in a general form. A Yoga Therapist is further trained over 3-4 years, completing 800 hours of education including over 250 practicum hours under the guidance of C-IAYT (Certified International Association of Yoga Therapy) mentors.
Beyond the studies of yoga, a Yoga Therapist has also been certified or educated in additional studies such as Neuroscience, Chronic Pain Management, Anxiety and Depression, Trauma, Neurological Disorders, Functional Movement, Anatomy & Physiology, Somatics, Nervous System Regulation, Yoga philosophy & ethics, MBSR or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Ayurveda (the science of life) - all of which are utilized in the client's journey with a Yoga Therapist.
A yoga therapist works 1:1 offering a personalized approach in a comfortable private clinical setting, using the many evidence-based scientific tools of yoga to restore an individual's well-being. By working over an extended period of time and focusing on their individual needs and goals, a Yoga Therapist can assist in deep healing on more levels of the care receiver.
“Yoga therapy is the professional application of the principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well-being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management, and yoga practices for individuals or small groups.”
According to the International Association of Yoga Therapists...
How Yoga Therapy can help:
Creates confidence, healthy routines and helps one find greater harmony with themselves, others and their environment.
Deepens comfort & connection with self, offers greater harmony with environment, helps establish rituals and/or self-care.
Softens the binds of anxiety and depression, relieves stress & burnout builds resilience, cultivates confidence, gratitude & joy.
Builds strength, removes stagnancy in the body, regulates the nervous system, improves posture, alignment and movement.
What does it look like to work with a Yoga Therapist?
Here are the three steps..
You’ll receive and return a client intake form which is a comprehensive guide for Jeannine to begin to understand you and your needs.
Schedule your 1:1 90-minute Intake & Assessment session to go over your intake form, complete a breath assessment, postural and movement assessment, set goals for your time together, along with follow-up questions to help Jeannine to understand the best approach for you.
Jeannine will then construct your unique Yoga Therapy Plan.
Schedule your first session during which Jeannine will begin to introduce you to your personalized Yoga Therapy plan. Over the next 6-8 sessions you'll learn and practice your unique plan filled with accessible yoga tools, techniques and postures suited for your needs and goals. In between your sessions you are encouraged to begin to practice your plan on your own. Weekly or bi-weekly sessions are suggested.
Experience an empowering journey to a healthier you !
See what our clients say:
"Jeannine is an experienced Yoga Therapist. I am impressed with her compassionate, gentle and intuitive approach. She considers the whole person including emotional influences and life stressors as well as physical injuries or limitations in her therapy. I would highly recommend Jeannine - I have really enjoyed working with her."
- Dr. Jenni McPeek