About Yoga Therapy

Do you want a practice to do on your own time and in your own space that is personalized to your needs? Yoga therapy is an excellent goal oriented option that treats the whole person. We co-create a practice that is beneficial and joyful for you.  Yoga Therapy is a viable option if you are not interested in or able to attend group classes, or if you would like to supplement classes with a home practice. Sadhana is the yogic term referring to the spirited self-discipline of a daily practice. Sadhana may include yoga postures or somatic movement and breath awareness to enhance your physical well being; it also may incorporate traditional facets of yoga such as meditation, pranayama, mudras, mantra, mindful eating and Ayurvedic guidelines for daily self-care.

You are given a unique range of tools that you  continue to develop with your teacher and on your own. Each of these traditional facets of yoga work in conjunction to reconnect you at all levels – from the physical body to the breath, the energetic body, mind and emotions and the spirit. This approach sees the human being as an integrated body-mind-spirit system that is at its best when all parts are in a state of dynamic balance.  Yoga Therapy helps you to understand and appreciate your unique body and mind dynamics so you can live more fully.

Yoga Therapy Private

The first session includes an initial intake. Megan provides personalized home practice documentation and follow up support. Depending on your goals, it is recommended that you schedule 3-6 sessions over a 1-3 month period for optimal results.

Please fill out and submit the Yoga Therapy Intake Form prior to your appointment: Yoga Therapy Intake Form.

Megan is trained in and follows the Kosha Model when designing a treatment plan. Yoga Therapy considers the whole person as a complex system of five interconnected sheaths, or koshas, that veil our true self. From the grossest to the subtlest, the koshas include:

Annamaya Kosha – Physical Body

Pranamaya Kosha – Energetic Body

Manomaya Kosha – Emotional Mind

Vijnanamaya Kosha – Discerning Mind

Anandamaya Kosha – Body of Peace & Bliss

The Yoga Therapy process begins with an assessment of the individual through the lens of the koshas, The treatment plan addresses health challenges through one or more koshas. The koshas are interconnected and dependent on one another; thus, yogic tools used in one kosha can positively influence the other koshas.

Yoga Therapy compliments the healing process on all levels.  It is self-empowering; you are your own healer.  Some of the benefits of yoga therapy include: being more mindful, a balanced nervous system and stronger immune system, increased energy, more flexibility and strength in both body and mind. Whatever cycle you are in in your life, Yoga Therapy makes it better – better may only mean bearable or better may mean overpowering joy.

Unfortunately, Yoga Therapy is often a last resort after trying other healing modalities that provide temporary comfort or depend on the practitioner to “fix you”.   By focusing on your “whole person”,  you can overcome physical, mental and emotional challenges that other treatments may not have been able to fully address.

Deep level changes do not happen overnight. Over time, however, Yoga Therapy can create permanent healing to all the levels of your being. A half hour home practice each day can bring significant changes. To this end, Megan works with you to develop a realistic, comfortable practice.

Yoga Therapy can help with a wide range of issues including:

  • chronic pain
  • injury and surgery recovery
  • autoimmune disorders
  • cancer and cardiac treatment
  • anxiety and depression
  • trauma and PTSD
  • arthritis osteoporosis
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • insomnia
  • traumatic brain injury
  • nervous system disorders
  • grief
  • age related concerns such as strength, balance, arthritis and osteoporosis

The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), founded in 1989, has developed thorough competency-based educational standards and a rigorous accreditation process for Yoga Therapy training programs. Certification in Yoga Therapy requires 1,000 hours of training.

Yoga Therapy Health is a website that provides the public as well as healthcare providers and other aligned professionals with sound information about yoga therapy.

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