Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. This class combines restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath work, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is a deeply meditative experience – it provides the opportunity to step away from the busy-ness of the outside world and access the deeper wisdom that resides within us.
It wasn’t until I found myself in a deep and dire need for healing, did I realize the importance of my yoga practice. Initially attracted to the practice through its connection to dance and movement, I soon realized it offered so much more. After being hospitalized for 2 months due to severe burns and losing my mother during that hospital stay, I found myself in a deep state of grief, but also needing real physical results as far as my scars healing was concerned. I found that yoga offered a soft place to land despite whatever emotions I was feeling. It both calmed my nervous system, while also increasing my range of motion at rates even my PT’s were amazed by. As soon as I was feeling well enough, I found myself at White Lotus in Santa Barbara studying for my first Teachers Training. I graduated in November of 2012 and began teaching immediately. In 2014, I decided to take my practice deeper and received my Therapeutic Teachers Certificate from Cheri Clampett. This beautiful practice combines restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, pranayama (breathwork), guided-meditation, hands-on-healing and essential oils to create a practice perfect for those who need something gentle, yet effective in bringing the body back into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is particularly effective for those recovering from, or living with, an injury or illness. It is within this practice that I found my true passion for teaching and I feel so honored to be a new addition to United Yoga Studios community.