Yoga Therapy is not just another style of yoga. It is a collaborative effort with the client where we address individual’s structural pain, physiological conditions, emotional challenges, and spiritual exploration. Yoga Therapy assumes each person is unique and adapts and applies Yoga techniques to help individuals based on their needs, interests, and current condition. Through the one-on-one sessions, and through a personalized home practice, the goal is to enhance health and well-being by reducing symptoms, increasing self-understanding, fostering self-compassion, and deepening connection at all levels of your being.
Many of the tools of yoga can be incorporated: physical postures, breath exercises, relaxation, meditation, sound, self-study, and lifestyle (such as diet, exercise, sleep, or stress management). And whichever tools are incorporated, they are tailored specifically to you and your needs. Because of the self-reflective nature of the work, discussion also becomes an integral part of time together.
Yoga Therapy is “a growing appreciation of the fact that yoga practice is not simply a variety of techniques for self improvement, but is also a highly refined means of discovering that which, in all of us, needs NO improvement.” Sonia Nelson K.O.’s is very excited to bring Yoga Therapy to Sacred Treehouse and Therapeutic Oasis. Her primary emphasis in all her teaching is the breadth of the yoga tradition using the appropriate application of the many tools of yoga in hopes that she can help people realize their highest potential.
Kathy Ornish, c-IAYT & E-RYT 500, is a practicing and certified yoga therapist (c-IAYT) and a certified yoga teacher at the E-RYT-500 level. She offers one-on-one Yoga Therapy at Sacred Treehouse, as well as occasional yoga therapy workshops. Kathy’s yoga therapy practice involves addressing individual’s structural, physiological, and emotional conditions. Her primary emphasis in all her teaching is the breadth of the yoga tradition using the appropriate application of the many tools of yoga in hopes that she can help people realize their highest potential.