Yoga therapy is a valuable tool to learn how to reconnect with your body! Through mindfulness, relaxation and breathing techniques, we will explore reintegrating and intertwining the mind and body.
What is therapeutic yoga?
Yoga therapy is typically conducted one-on-one or in small groups. Often, a session more closely resembles an appointment with a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist than it does a typical yoga class. What sets this healing modality apart from others is the focus on linking intuitive movement to deep, rhythmic breathing. Another difference is the emphasis on relaxation. During our session together, we may spend an entire practice consist only of breath awareness and relaxation. The reason behind this is, we spend most of our time racing from place to place, or from thought to thought. Through mindfulness, relaxation and breath work, you will gain skills to slow down and be present. By being present you will learn how to create an open mind, and through this experience, increase your awareness. Awareness is the key to acceptance. Acceptance of struggle, adversity or success is just one benefit to yoga therapy.
MYBody is offering two therapeutic weekly yoga classes: (with many more to follow!)
All classes are offered through a trauma sensitive and informed lens, from the teachers being both psychotherapist and yoga trained professionals, to the room set up, vocal adjustments only, to body liberation and emphasis on autonomy both on and off the mat being a main tenant of the values of MYBody’s care model. If you have questions or would like to learn more about this please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga on Mondays from 12pm to 1pm with Megan Gougeon, LLMSW.
Throughout the journey of pregnancy and postpartum life, the body goes through many changes. This pre- and post-natal yoga class will help you learn to adapt to the changes your body has experienced, adopt a mentality of body neutrality, and show yourself some loving care and attention. Come take some much-needed time for yourself through mindful meditation, gentle yoga, and group processing. To sign up early to save your spot click here or feel free to come as a walk in.
Rest, Recharge and Renew: Yin Yoga on Mondays from 5:30pm to 6:45 pm with Olena Tetyuk, LPC.
During this evening of decompressing the nervous system through breath work followed by a gentle flow and a brief meditation, the body will be reset, be renewed and recharged. This slow flow yin style class is open to all levels. Sign up here to reserve your spot.