Who would benefit from Yoga Therapy Coaching?
The vast, ancient teachings of Yoga hold something for everyone!! Wherever you are in your life journey, Yoga can take you farther and deeper and give you tools to expand beyond your wildest dreams. Yoga Therapy is for anyone who wants to feel better inside their body, attain emotional freedom, experience an integrated, balanced life and connect deeply to her Soul. Clients range in age from 8-76. We are never too old or too young to affect positive change for ourselves.
Do I have to practice Yoga or be flexible to do this?
Absolutely not. Some clients are in great physical condition and some are in failing health. The practices of Yoga meet us where we are today. For some this is through movement, for others it is through more internal inquiry and meditation.
I’ve done psychotherapy…is that what this is?
Jennie brings an understanding of Western psychotherapy filtered through the lens of spiritual philosophy – to her work in Yoga Therapy. By looking at where a client experiences suffering and the blocks in their energetic and physical bodies, she can direct them in a practice of the aspects of Yoga that would be most beneficial at this time. By gently releasing physical, mental, and energetic blocks, and through cultivating a deeper understanding of one’s true nature, clients reclaim their abundant life force, create meaning for their lives and consciously express their fullest, most authentic selves.
How long does this process take?
For some people, one session brings renewal, for others it is a joyful, ongoing process.
Is Yoga a Religion?
Most definitely NOT! Yogic philosophy recognizes the underlying truth within all religions and faiths, because it recognizes One Source of all things and beings. Yoga is a systematic science of JOY – provable by anyone who undertakes it seriously. Sri Patanjali outlined its practices in the Yoga Sutras. The first Sutra states that it is the way to “neutralize the alternating waves of consciousness” – which means stilling the mind so we can remember who we truly are and what we are doing here. Yoga is union – the re-uniting of our individual consciousness with the Divine Consciousness from which we were created. Truth is truth and we must realize it – from within.
Although I have been inspired over the years studying the sacred texts of diverse world religions/philosophies like the Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, Tao Te Ching, Shamanism, Christian mysticism and the traditional Bible, it was only when I experienced BEING love and BEING peace, that I began to realize I am not separate from anyone else or from our Source. Over the years I have enjoyed working with Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Agnostics and and even Atheists.
What can I expect from a Yoga Therapy Coaching session?
First Jennie listens compassionately to what you are struggling with. Then she intuits the right course of action – mind and body practices to help you feel relief, healing and freedom. Because the body is a storage depot for all the things we have experienced over the course of our lives – our ‘biography becomes our biology’ as they say. From small discomforts to chronic pain, the body calls us to awakening so we can live at full capacity now.
In a Yoga Therapy session, we often enter through simple Yoga movements and intentional breathing exercises to invite opening on the physical level. When the body’s natural wisdom is accessed, emotional release can occur and healing begins at a deeper level than the rational, linear mind is able to reach. Challenges become opportunities to remember our true Self and reclaim our physical vibrancy and health.