Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the clinical application of yoga. It is a form of holistic healing or integrated medicine that uses the ancient science of yoga to enhance health and well-being. It adapts the practice of yoga to address specific health conditions as well as preventative habits.

Megan offers personalized Yoga Therapy and Private Meditation appointments in person and virtually.

Elisa, Germany
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The virtual yoga therapy sessions with Megan were amazing. Her teaching style is calm, enthusiastic and overall, really unique. From the first moment I felt safe and seen with my different problems. She explains everything very well and her instructions are always on point. Besides the new movements, which were customized, so I could always choose and try different options, her guidance and insights were what I most valued. The sessions changed the way I was thinking about my body. I am learning to trust my body again and listening to what I need. But the best part: I started having fun with movement again! After some years with tight muscles and overall body pain I started dreading every movement, especially stretching and working out. Movement became a chore to me, that I needed to do, but I could not enjoy it. I enjoy doing the exercises I learned with Megan. Now my body is craving simple and painless movement throughout the day. Also, my pain levels are dropping.
Chelsea, Illinois
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I had the pleasure of working with Megan for a retreat for emergency medicine residents. Megan’s specialized training in yoga therapy was of particular interest for our group for its holistic approach to preserving one’s well-being. She designed our session in a way to be both relaxing and instructive; offering skills that our residents can apply to their daily lives to de-stress and provide relaxation.
John, Illinios
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The first thing I do daily before I even get out of bed is to do the yoga exercises that you showed me for my feet, ankles, knees and hips. I still have periodic episodes of neuropathy in my feet (usually at night) but the occurrences are less frequent. More importantly, when I do have the episodes, I do the yoga steps for my toes and ankles and it makes the pain much less severe. My knees have also felt much better since I started doing the exercises. I am so thankful for all of your help and advice. You have made a HUGE difference in the quality of my daily life!
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Individualized Care

Some of the ways in which yoga therapy differs from yoga are:

• Yoga therapy is completely adaptable and works with your goals. Megan tailors each session to her client’s needs; whether you want to gain relief from chronic pain, facilitate injury recovery, improve flexibility, reduce stress and sleep better, improve body awareness, get help with anxiety or depression, or simply retain your youthful appearance and energy.

• Yoga therapy targets the practice to specific conditions. Most health challenges benefit from some yoga asanas or yoga breathing techniques and not others. A yoga therapy program for sciatic pain for example, would be very different from a yoga therapy practice targeting anxiety.

• Yoga therapy adjusts the poses to your body’s needs. Megan loves props! She shows her clients how to modify poses to their body using props and gentle alignment assists. This ensures that you get full benefits from each pose and feel safe and confident doing a personalized home practice.

• Yoga therapy uses adjunct techniques to speed your progress. When called for, the session may include additional modalities withing Megan’s scope of practice such as energy therapy, sound healing, writing or Thai Yoga bodywork to facilitate a deeper release.

• Yoga Therapy is offered in individual sessions enabling Megan to guide you from the outside in to the fine subtleties of muscle relaxation, stretching, and strengthening.

Yoga Therapy Intake

Please fill out and submit the online Yoga Therapy Intake Form

Meditation Intake

Please fill out and submit the online Meditation Intake Form

A Yoga Therapy session is 75 minutes. Megan provides personalized home practice documentation and follow up support as needed.  The first session includes an initial intake and may take up to 90 minutes.

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 24 hours prior to your appointment.

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 is often a last resort: individuals have tried other healing modalities that provide temporary comfort or depend on the practitioner to “fix them”. 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.

Learn to Meditate

There are as many styles, techniques and variations of meditation as there are practices to move your body. Megan will help you find the meditation tools that are most pleasurable for you and support your desired outcome. There is no such thing as a bad meditation. All of these levels  of awareness are powerful states of consciousness that allow our inner Self to stay in balance with the outside world.

About Your Teacher

Megan was introduced to the meditation and breathing techniques in the late 1980’s in Boulder, CO as a long-term method to manage panic attacks. Even when other activities take the place of yoga asana, meditation continues to be the strong foundation for her mental well being and yoga sadhana (daily spiritual practice).

Yoga Therapy On YouTube

Visit Megan’s YouTube channel to see the full Yoga Therapy Playlist. And remember to subscribe and click the bell if you want to be notified about new content.

WhatsApp +353 87 409 7765

Local: (0)87 409 7765

Please contact Megan for a free consultation or to schedule a private therapy appointment.

info@embodywithmm.com

Yoga Therapy takes a bio-psycho-social approach to health, then adds the spiritual to recognize purpose in life, the importance of inner practices and relationship with self.  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. 

As a Yoga Therapist, Megan believes, pain is not an accurate indication of what is happening in the body. Pain also may not be a prediction of what movements, activities and exercises can or cannot be done safely.  She also understands that there is curing and healing. Healing is not something you do. It is something you are.

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