Yoga for Mind Body Well-Being
Integrative Yoga Therapeutics (IYT) helps us to learn about and ultimately guide the interplay between mind and body and to access the Mind – Body Network as a vehicle for healing. An integration of yoga, psychology and science, IYT offers therapeutic tools to change the physical, mental, emotional and energetic manifestations of imbalance and illness. Each of my general classes combine Mindful Vinyasa, Therapeutic Yoga and Restorative Yoga. I also teach separate Restorative Yoga classes. In keeping with my passion to make Yoga accessible and effective for everyone, every class I teach is suitable for complete beginners to the more experienced practitioner.
Mindful Movement combines yoga's contemplative elements with asana to create a therapeutic and transformative vinyasa practice. Each class integrates the subtle yet powerful interventions of breath work to calm the mind and nervous system, postural alignment for mood stabilisation, and creative use of props and sequencing to develop space in body and mind.
Therapeutic Yoga takes yoga's most therapeutic elements and weaves it into our practice to enhance its healing impact. Almost all forms of yoga help us feel better physically and emotionally, and in many other ways. Yet we can also make yoga more therapeutic by using tools - yogic interventions - that speak to as many elements of the Mind-Body Network as possible. In this way, we take our yoga practice beyond the physical. We make it integrative and therapeutic and thus, even more healing.
Restorative Yoga involves carefully sequenced, artfully propped restorative yoga postures designed to balance the nervous system and promote emotional well- being. These therapeutic postures deepen the relaxation response, reduce anxiety and stress, alleviate depression, improve digestion and enhance immunity. In a restorative yoga class you learn key postures in this system, basic breath work techniques, fascial release and guided meditation to help awaken the innate wisdom and healing capacity of your mind- body network.