Yoga as TherapyIncrease mobility & encourage healing
Yoga can help.
Learn to synchronize your mind, body and breath to reduce risk of injury and sustain healthy movement for life.
Stress, injury and illness can limit our daily lives. Basic tasks like walking to the car, sitting at work, or lifting that heavy bag of groceries —even breathing—can become difficult and sometimes painful. These physical limitations can have a negative impact on our emotions, energy and attitude.
I am a certified Holistic Yoga Therapist™, RYT500, Accessible Yoga Teacher and owner of a private yoga studio in Vancouver, WA. During your yoga class I will collaborate with you to identify what has led you to feel this way and discover how to help you feel more at ease. We will review your daily movement patterns to learn how to increase your mobility, build strength, enhance flexibility and promote balance.
Holistic Yoga Therapy
I want to inspire you to move and feel better in your own body.
I use a holistic approach to see and treat you as a whole person – physically, mentally and emotionally – with the goal of empowering your innate ability to self-heal. We are so much more than our injuries, our limitations, our pain. I want to help you find the cause, and not just treat your symptoms.
There’s a reason that both ancient wisdom and current research approach the human body holistically as a union of mind, body and breath. All three are vitally important, and I approach each during a private yoga class:
It can be easy to set aside thoughts of how we feel. We rush from one thing to the next, until finally something nags at us loudly enough that we can’t help but turn all of our attention to it.
Pain, fatigue, stress, illness or injury can set in and take over our thoughts, turning them negative. By bringing awareness to what IS working, we can set the foundation to empower your healing process.
Compensations (such as a tucked position of the pelvis) can make it uncomfortable to walk, sit, stand and pick things up. These issues can develop from stress, injury, illness or just daily life.
During your private yoga class, we identify your compensations, and learn how to re-pattern them to enhance your mobility, build strength, and increase balance and flexibility.
Breath is the genesis of movement, beginning at the deepest level of our beings. When we develop dysfunctional breathing patterns, our body’s ability to move and to heal becomes limited.
Initiating a practice of mindful breathing can reconnect us with our very essence, enable us to reduce stress, enhance healing and return to a more balanced, well-connected self.
Yoga for Pain Relief
As a certified Holistic Yoga Therapist, my approach during your private yoga class is to zoom out and see you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit – before we zoom in.
Pain is highly subjective and can be emotional and/or physical. What I consider painful, you may not. Pain may be something you are experiencing due to a current injury, or perhaps chronic pain has developed from a surgery or injury you had long ago. Sometimes, chronic pain can correspond to feelings of anxiety and depression.
During your private yoga class, we’ll learn not only what isn’t working in your body and causing you pain, but what IS working. Then we will start to explore new ways of moving, feeling and breathing.
Practicing yoga can be beneficial for the following conditions in addition to many others not listed here. Please consult your doctor before beginning yoga or any other exercise regime.
• Back pain
• Balance issues
• Carpal tunnel
• Chronic pain
• Eating disorders
• Frozen shoulder
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
• Hip pain
• Injury rehabilitation
• Irritable bowel (IBS)
• Knee pain
• Multiple sclerosis
• Neck pain
• Parkinson’s disease
• Poor posture
• Post-surgery rehab
• Respiratory conditions
• Shoulder pain
• Thoracic outlet
• Urinary incontinence
Healing with Yoga
We are healing every second of every day, regardless of age or ability.
I cannot heal you. I can, however, give you the tools to empower and guide your self-healing processes by bringing awareness back to your thoughts, body and breath.
During your private yoga class, we will learn what your patterns are, discover what may be hindering you from your movement goals, and explore new ways of breathing, moving and thinking to open up new possibilities for you.
Health Benefits of Yoga
• Improves flexibility
• Builds muscle strength
• Perfects posture
• Prevents cartilage & joint breakdown
• Protects spine
• Betters bone health
• Increases blood flow
• Drains lymph and boosts immunity
• Ups heart rate
• Drops blood pressure
• Regulates adrenal glands
• Makes you happier
• Founds a healthy lifestyle
• Lowers blood sugar
• Helps you focus
• Relaxes your system
• Improves balance
• Maintains your nervous system
• Releases tension in your limbs
• Helps you sleep deeper
• Boosts your immune system functionality
• Gives your lungs room to breathe
• Prevents IBS and other digestive problems
• Gives you peace of mind Increases your self-esteem
• Eases your pain
• Gives you inner strength
• Connects you with guidance
• Helps keep you drug free
• Builds awareness for transformation
• Benefits your relationships
• Use sounds to soothe your sinuses
• Guides your body’s healing in your minds eye
• Keeps allergies and viruses at bay
• Helps you serve others
• Encourages self care
• Supports your connective tissue
• Uses the placebo effect to affect change
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You CAN do yoga!
I am passionate about helping people move more comfortably with the energy to enjoy family, community and the world around us.
I work one-on-one with my clients in my private yoga studio centrally located in Vancouver, WA to decrease pain, manage stress and learn to move better.
Whether your goal is to regain energy for playing with the kids, decrease pain and stress from work, or to reduce the risk of injury so you can enjoy life, I can help.
I hope to hear from you soon and truly look forward to helping you feel better in your body.
Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy
108 SE 124th Ave, Suite 18
Vancouver, WA 98684
Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm
By appointment only
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Yoga Mojo & Movement Therapy is conveniently located off I-205 and Mill Plain and serves all of the Clark County, Washington area including Vancouver, Washougal, Camas, Felida, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Hockinson and La Center.The second exit after the NB I-205 bridge, Yoga Mojo is also quick and easy to get to from Portland, Oregon.