Mindfulness Based Restorative Yoga
Mindfulness Based Restorative Yoga Therapy with gentle Kripalu Yoga
"The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgement" - Swami Kripalu
Restorative yoga is a restful practice suitable for practitioners of all levels (you don’t have to be a Yogi to benefit from this practice) allowing students to practice without any strain, or pain. It is about slowing down and opening your body and mind through passive stretching; emphasizing adaptability, and acceptance while stimulating your parasympathetic nervous system.
By stretching your body, holding poses (asanas) for longer periods of time using props like yoga blankets, blocks, and bolsters, we will focus on the meditative aspects of yoga. In fact In some sessions you may hardly move at all. These practices will be based in mindfulness and focus on bringing your presence to the “now” with your body and breath, striving for physical, mental, and emotional relaxation before your therapy session. Once the practice is done, we will flow into a psychotherapy session where we will integrate your challenges experienced in your yoga practice and every day life. Hopefully framed by your yogic practice.
Here are the attributes unique to Kripalu Yoga. - Practice begins gently with an emphasis on being present in your body, sustaining a ﬂowing breath, and warming up. The overall experience is one of learning to love and nurture your body, not whip it into shape. we will be focusing on safe alignment, building postures from the ground up, increasing body awareness while cultivating a union between body and breath.
We will be offering Yogic Practice in conjunction with your existing Psychotherapy appointment. Requests to convert must be received at least 48 hours' prior to your scheduled appointment. This service requires an additional consent form. HERE. this service will increase the time of your appointment to 75 min from 60 min.
Converted sessions will consist of a 30 min yogic practice followed by a 45 min Psychotherapy session.
Also offered on mondays are a full one (1) hour yogic practice. we have only 2 session slots for this service type at this time: 2:30 and 5:30pm on mondays.
Due to insurance limitations, Yoga therapy is not covered. these sessions must be paid out of pocket
Converted psychotherapy appointments - $50
30 min yoga (not covered) + 45 min Psychotherapy (covered if insured)
Full one hour session - $100
we have scheduled this as a pilot program to assess its format within our practice. these prices are to be held until October 1st of 2024 when we will be reassessing the program. costs may change at this time.
rules rules rules. gotta have dem rules
For 1hour Yoga sessions.
a $20 dollar non refundable deposit is required to book an appointment, the remaining balance will be due at time of service.
a client is limited to holding 2 appointments at any time.
please dress accordingly.
Yoga release and private pay agreement required.
for converted sessions
- book at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment
- Yoga release and private pay agreement required
As our program continues, we may change our policies. These changes will be posted on the website under the yoga therapy page, and sent to you via E-mail. All appointments booked will adhere to policies in effect at time of booking.
What to wear, what to wear.
Comfort (most important)
it is important that your cloths provide comfort rather than style, you will be moving your body in all directions and will be distracted from your practice if you must adjust hemlines or seams.
your cloths should be comfortable without being too loose or flowy. Loose clothing does not provide maximum coverage and may shift up or down. Avoid bottoms with drawstrings or buttons as it may cause discomfort in the prone position. Pants with an elastic waistband that conform to the shape of your body are ideal. For tops, loose collars or an overstretched neckline should be avoided. Go for a snug fit. Women may want to focus more on investing in supportive inner-wear.
Flexible & Breathable
Your yoga wear must allow for swift and free movement. Materials like denim and spandex are not ideal; look for organic cottons instead, as they are airy and light, and suitable for your everyday routine. You can also consider cotton blends, linen, bamboo, recycled and repurposed, or synthetic fabrics with breathability and moisture-wicking properties.
avoid accessories such as jewelry, watches, belts, and glasses if at all possible. Avoiding these will assist in your free range of motion, and help to avoid injury. Accessories such as hair ties are encouraged for those with long hair.