Yoga Therapy

A Yoga Therapist works with clients in a one-to-one setting or with small groups who share common health challenges. The goal of Yoga Therapy is to address specific health problems by adapting therapeutic yoga poses and breathing techniques accordingly, depending on the affliction. Below is a list of challenges that Georgia Stansell, LMT, ERYT has experience assisting clients through the use of Yoga Therapy.

Email Georgia to schedule a consultation, or if you have any questions. rungeorgiarun@gmail.com  

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Auto Immune Discrepancies
  • Birth Defects
  • Brain Injuries & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Down Syndrome
  • High Risk Behaviors (Youth and Teens)
  • Klippel-Feil Syndrome
  • Learning Disorders
  • Limited Motor Skills
  • Low and High Blood Pressure
  • Lymphedema
  • Menstrual and Female Pelvic Pain/Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Obtuse and Defiant Behaviors
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Patellar Alignment  (Feet to Spine)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Road Rage & other Anger related situations
  • Scars  (Cuts, Burns, etc.)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Self-Harm
  • Shoulder and Cervical Spine Restrictions
  • Spine Injuries
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma  (PTSD)

Georgia uses several methods that range from yoga poses, massage techniques, craniosacral therapy, and specific yogic breathing techniques to assist the clients’ body to reconnect beyond physical, including the mind, body, and spirit of each person she works with. A clients personal belief system is incorporated into their private sessions if they desire. She takes into account how pain or other dilemmas in ones body may be related to an emotional element, or from a lifestyle or pattern of how one lives that is not serving their overall health. Georgia looks for patterns of physical movement, posture, breathing patterns, and ones perception and interaction with themselves. Patterns tell volumes of information to the trained eye!

Proceeding the consultation, a plan is created that may include several sessions, or teaching of breathing techniques and yoga poses at the initial consultation. Some clients and families select regular sessions for a month or two, or a quarterly maintenance session.  Georgia’s goal is to teach and assist clients so they can progress and participate in their own health care everyday.

  • Initial Consultation for adults $30. Consultation is 60 minutes. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. 
  • Initial Consultation for kids and youth $15.  Consultation is about 60 minutes.     Parents or guardians must be present for consultation. 
  • Yoga Therapy sessions range in duration and cost depending on clients needs and goals.

Links:

  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)  http://www.iayt.org/
  • Yoga Alliance (YA)    http://yogaalliance.org/
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)   http://www.abmp.com/home/

Articles & Health Related Information:

Yoga is good for your heart!    A three month yoga routine which included breathing exercises, yoga postures, meditation and relaxation, for an average of 45 minutes, three times a week resulted in reduced irregular heart beat episodes and improvement in symptoms of anxiety and depression. Learn more about how yoga affects the heart.

Yoga’s Stress-Busting Effect: It Decreases Inflammation     Past research has shown how yoga could help to lower depression and improve cognitive functioning among caregivers — and now, a new study is showing exactlywhat is responsible for that effect.

University of California, Los Angeles, researchers found that participating in Kirtan Kriya Meditation — a kind of yoga practice — is linked with a decrease in inflammation.

“This is encouraging news,” study researcher Dr. Helen Lavretsky, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA, said in a statement. “Caregivers often don’t have the time, energy, or contacts that could bring them a little relief from the stress of taking care of a loved one with dementia, so practicing a brief form of yogic meditation, which is easy to learn, is a useful too.”

Copy and paste the link belwo into your browser for the full article.     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/yoga-stress-inflammation_n_1702316.html