Yoga Therapy

Essential Skills for Life

Yoga therapy empowers you to improve your health and well-being through the teachings and practices of yoga and mindfulness. Leigh creates a personalized therapeutic yoga practice for each session that includes postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. She is highly trained to keep you safe while working towards your goals. She weaves in elements of embodiment, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and so much more. Yoga therapy builds confidence and resilience through connection and awareness.

 

"Working with Leigh gave me strategies to help alleviate my post-concussion symptoms and maintain a sense of well-being despite my condition." 

Benefits of Yoga Therapy for Teens?

Good habits learned early on can benefit youth for a lifetime. Poor self-esteem, negative thinking, problems with families and friends, traumatic experiences, illness, and ongoing academic stress and pressure can lead to overwhelming emotions. However, unlike an adult, the teen brain is not fully developed.  In addition, the chemical changes happening in the teen brain hinder the ability to self-soothe. Yoga therapy provides youth and teens with tools and strategies to apply in stressful situations.  Getting out of the head and into the body connects us to the present moment and adds joy and meaning to life!

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What can Yoga Therapy treat?

 Yoga Therapy is a safe and suitable therapeutic modality for treating almost all physical, emotional, and mental health conditions.  Some of the most common conditions supported by Yoga Therapy include:

• Stress Management

• Depression, Anxiety

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

• Relationship Difficulties

• Grief & Loss

• Pain Management and Injuries
• Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders
• Eating Disorders
• Body image issues
• Addiction & Recovery
• Trauma/Post-traumatic stress

  • Confidence

  • Self-care/compassion

• Lack of focus/direction
• Lack of effective coping skills
• Balance issues, and more.

 

Yoga class or yoga therapy? 

A yoga class can certainly ease everyday aches and pains, shift mood, and create calm. But a yoga therapy session goes much deeper and is tailored to the individual. In a yoga therapy session, the yoga therapist addresses your specific goals and concerns. The therapeutic relationship is based on non-judgment and confidentiality. Depending on your needs, specific practices can range from the gentlest of movements, a more vigorous physical routine, or even no movement at all.

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What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra or Conscious Sleep is a potent form of deep relaxation and meditation that promotes profound healing. It is an ancient practice that is backed by modern science and has been used to treat PTSD, trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and countless other challenges. It is a practice that is an important link between yoga postures and meditation that enhances both. In a world where many are feeling fragmented, distracted, and disconnected, Yoga Nidra is a powerful antidote to stress.


The practice stills the waves of the mind and allows one to drop into the same brainwave state as sleep. However, unlike sleep, which only has the power to refresh the body, Yoga Nidra enables one to enter a state where the mind is naturally still. A deep and profound connection to one's True Self can be experienced here. It enables rewiring of the brain for better mental and emotional stability and resiliency, rejuvenates the body, and ultimately allows one to feel true connection and joy!