“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S. Iyengar
Are you curious about yoga but afraid you will be too stiff and can’t do the poses? Do you experience back or neck pain and are concerned that yoga might make your symptoms worse? Are you looking for a way to relax tense muscles, deal with aching joints, create more flexibility, improve your posture, balance and strength, feel more at home in your body, and create a calm and focused mind? Yoga might be the answer for you!
In our western culture, yoga is often understood as a physical practice: yoga poses and breathing exercises. However, yoga is an ancient system of mind and body practices and lifestyle with the purpose of creating health and harmony in mind and body and oneness with the soul and the Divine. Yoga originated in India, several thousands of years ago.
In addition our media creates the impression that yoga is for young and flexible (mostly) females, but nothing could be further from the truth; yoga practice can be adapted to fit any body size, shape, and ability, at any age.
Medical therapeutic yoga refers to the practice of yoga as therapy by a licensed healthcare provider. The therapist uses individualized yoga poses, breathing practices, relaxation and mindfulness techniques, meditation, as well as dietary and lifestyle advice — to support the health and healing of those with virtually any health condition, physical or psychological.
As of October 2016, at least 101 health conditions have been shown in scientific studies to benefit from the therapeutic use of yoga.
Phoenix Yoga and Meditation offers:
Private medical therapeutic yoga sessions:
An individualized approach for those who require or prefer one-on-one sessions with the yoga therapist. These sessions include an initial interview and assessment to establish an individualized wellness plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. Follow up sessions include yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation, education and coaching for lifestyle modifications. A typical session is 60-90 minutes.
For yoga teachers and students wanting to deepen their knowledge on various medical therapeutic yoga related topics.
The following 2.5-3-hour workshops are currently offered: