Yoga is an ancient practice that brings us into the present moment by engaging us in the here-and-now experience of our breath, body, thoughts, and emotions (or Mind-Body-Spirit).
Psychotherapy techniques allow us to examine who and how we are, so that we have a clearer understanding of the patterns that bind us and prevent us from stepping into who we want to be.
Yoga Therapy, as a combination of yogic and psychotherapeutic techniques, gives us an opportunity to pause, reflect, get into our body, and reunite with who we are at the core of our being. It is in this place, in our deepest sense of Self, that we can discover the wisdom and insight that will illuminate our path and help us to live fully and authentically.
This powerful framework for transformation, healing and growth combines various combinations of yoga postures, talk therapy, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and when necessary and with consent-healing touch. The combination of these tools helps us to go deep into the mind-body network so that we may tap into our own inherent wisdom and capacity for healing. When we change the way we relate to ourselves, we change the way we relate to the world.
Yoga Therapy can be a deep and beautiful experience with oneself, in the presence of a loving, compassionate, and experienced therapist. It is safe for all levels, and Ryan works from a trauma-conscious approach that is completely client-centered, meaning the process is specifically tailored to the needs and safety of each individual person.
Ryan can offer yoga therapy within the context of a traditional psychotherapy session, or as a separate session in itself. Call or email Ryan to discuss the potential use of yoga in your treatment.