What Is Yoga Therapy?

Besides teaching non-specialized Restorative Yoga, I also offer private Yoga therapy. These sessions have great value because they are individualized and tailored to each client. Here is where the greatest benefit is derived and, in private sessions, topics including lifestyle, diet, seasonal changes, etc. can be addressed, as can your personal health issues, such as cardiovascular disease or back issues, for example and personal experiences, like trauma or grief, for example, that affect your well-being.

In private Yoga therapy work, I recommend three sessions, including your initial assessment, to begin, because, as you likely know, transformation is a process that obviously takes time. Three sessions spans over three weeks. I charge $150 for the assessment, which takes about two hours, then each following session costs $90 and runs about ninety minutes. In these sessions we determine your needs and create a simple, doable practice for you, including what is most needed, be it physical exercises, breathing techniques, imagery, and other tools, usually in combination. In the next sessions we discuss what worked for you and, more importantly, what didn’t work for you and continue to tailor your personal practice to you. The greatest changes are seen after six weeks, and ten weeks is an ideal cycle of time to create new habits and replace old ones.

Since cost may be a factor for you and the fees I have quoted are for a household income of $100,000, I offer a sliding scale for private sessions based on household income at your request.
Because many people living with bipolar disorder live on a limited income, my feeling is that if you are deeply interested in this self-inquiry and in recovery, we can make it happen with further discussion. I would love to be able to work with you and to offer you some sweetness and relief through the grace of Yoga.

We all know that Yoga works, at least on some level. Very little research (almost none) exists on Yoga therapy and bipolar disorder (yet). I have done some preliminary research and in my study, statistically significant changes in mood occur after the practice of Yoga and greater changes occur over time. Movement, breath, the therapeutic alliance between practitioner and therapist and deepening awareness of oneself within the ecosystem all change one’s perspective, often for a lifetime. Yoga philosophy is beautifully compatible with 12-Step philosophy for those in recovery programs.

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