What my yoga therapy practice is not…

 

Physical Therapy:
I am not a physical therapist, using yoga as one tool. I focus on the emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual/philosophical in addition to the physical. If you are looking for a more direct focus on anatomy, physiology and medical diagnoses, a local PT I recommend is Brenda Shaeffer.

One-on-one Yoga class:
Some students seek a personal teacher to help them attain specific yoga postures, or to develop a home practice. While either of these goals could certainly be a part of our work together, I also give attention to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of each client. There are many yoga teachers I can recommend, depending on the style of yoga that seems like a good fit for you; feel free to contact for referrals.

Traditional talk therapy:
While I’ve been a counselor for many years, with roots in Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Dialectical Behavioral therapies, I have found that talk therapy is much more effective when it is combined with yoga practice, as yoga helps us increase our body awareness and better understand the connections between body and mind. It also gives us experiential learning, versus staying in our heads. If you know you want talk therapy that does not involve work with the body, there are various local therapists I recommend depending on the issues you’re struggling with and style of counseling you’d prefer; feel free to contact for referrals.

Who’s a Good Candidate for IMT?

 

Yoga is an ancient study of humanity; if you’re a human, IMT can benefit you. While we often feel different and separate from other individuals and groups, the fact is that we all, in our own ways, experience suffering. IMT focuses on how each of us can suffer less.

You needn’t have any yoga or movement experience, any amount of flexibility, or any particular amount of strength. You do need to have some openness to the idea that body and mind work together, and some interest in studying yourself.

While IMT is effective with any physical, mental, emotional or spiritual challenge, I often work with individuals and groups around the following issues:

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stroke
  • Body Image Issues & Disordered Eating
  • Birth and Post-Partum Transition
  • End of Life
  • Sleep Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD

Fees

Current fees are $160 for initial intakes and $125 for 75 minute sessions. With thorough and comprehensive care as my standard, I do not charge additional fees for reviewing medical records, consulting with peer providers, reviewing I.E.P.s, and so forth. It is my mission not to turn anyone away based on an inability to pay. Please ask about my income-based sliding scale if you are unable to make full payments at this time.