Therapeutic services are specialized to help you find new and effective ways to move toward self-care, understanding, and ease of body and mind.
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING OPTIONs
OPTION 1: WEEKLY CLASSES
Connect to body, stretch, gently strengthen, relieve tension. Seated, standing and lying postures.
GENTLE CORE STRENGTHENING
Combines seated, standing and floor postures. Build body awareness as you strengthen your core, stretch, relax.
MINDFUL FLOW I
Body-breath awareness, includes flow & static poses, energize, release stress, discover personal strength and rhythm. Moderate exertion.
Build strength, balance and flexibility at a moderately paced flow with modifications given for all levels of yogis. Includes breath-work and relaxation techniques.
Option 2: WORKSHOPS & Series classes
4-6-WEEK SERIES CLASS OFFERINGS:
YOGA FOR JOINT HEALTH: This anti-rheumatic practice will improve joint mobility & flexibility, relieve stiffness, alleviate inflammation, and leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and balanced. This is a research backed practice, proven to prevent and ease arthritic symptoms.
LOVE YOUR BRAIN YOGA: We enable people who have experienced a TBI (traumatic brain injury) and those who support them to participate in free community-based gentle yoga and meditation classes tailored to their needs. This is a nationally recognized, research-backed program.
LOVING-KINDNESS PRACTICE: With guided meditations and insight into the origin of practice, this 6-week series will allow you to find an inner refuge and sanctuary within which to develop the heart's strength, confidence, wisdom and compassion.
GENTLE YOGA & POSTURE: Explore gentle yoga and simple posture assessment and poses to encourage the body to align, allowing for better energetic flow and helping to alleviate the tensions and imbalances we hold in our bodies.
FREE YOUR SHOULDERS: Release and relax shoulder tension, improve strength and stability, and help your shoulders to move with more freedom and ease. Practice therapeutic movement techniques and fall in love with your shoulders all over again!
THE FOOT & POSTURE WORKSHOP: Your feet are an often-abused yet overlooked part of your body. In this workshop, we will learn ways to release and strengthen the feet, then look at how your posture, alignment, and walking pattern may be causing you pain.
YOGA & NUTRITION: Go deeper in your health and wellness journey by exploring in-depth topics such as Digestive Health, Anti-Inflammation, Heart Health, and more. We will learn about these topics through nutrition, ayurveda, yoga/healthy movement, and creative ritual.
CHANT, HEAL, RESTORE: Celebrate self-care, be fully present with yourself, and deepen the connection to body and soul. Class begins with 20-minutes of Kirtan (call and response chanting) and moves into a gentle/restorative yoga practice, using lots of props to facilitate deep relaxation and nourishment.
RESTORATIVE YOGA & SOUND HEALING: Release, heal, and harmonize with the combined practices of restorative yoga and a sound healing bath... Join restorative yoga teacher, Carol Grimes, as she partners with a variety of Sound Healing artists.
YOGA & AROMATHERAPY: Use natural healing techniques to relax, release emotions and refresh your mind, body and soul. In this workshop, you’ll explore the power of Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga, plus experience the healing properties of Essential Oils.
OPTION 3: PRIVATE LESSONS & PRIVATE GROUPS
Private lessons can make a significant difference in helping to understand your unique history, and bring healing to where you personally need it most. Request a practice according to your needs: develop a home routine, strengthen healthy movement patterns, improve postural alignment, work on therapeutic pain relief, improve joint health & mobility, begin a meditation practice, etc.
Arrange yoga for your private or professional group. This can be for office staff, a group of friends, retreats, conferences, special occasions, wedding festivities, girlfriend gatherings, etc. Help your group to increase connectivity and feel more at peace in body, mind and heart.
OPTION 4: daylong & weekend Retreats
A DAY OF KINDNESS RETREAT
In this daylong retreat, we will be weaving together meditation, gentle yoga, and yoga nidra with compassion talks and other kindness practices. It’s an opportunity to unplug, connect within, and foster life resiliency. All levels and bodies welcome.
HALF-DAY Loving-Kindness Retreat
An opportunity to meditate and practice traditional metta/loving-kindness meditation with a group in a protected, supportive, and quiet setting for an extended period of time. We will practice sitting, walking, standing, and lying down meditation.
SUMMER COASTAL RETREAT
A weekend of yoga + meditation on the gorgeous Oregon Coast at a beautiful retreat center situated directly on the banks of the Nehalem River, complete with tea gardens, organic meals, sauna, and just a few minutes drive from Manzanita beaches and hikes.
OPTION 5: Research-based YOGA FOR HEALTH CLINICS
JOINT FREEING SERIES
A gentle flowing sequence focusing on improved range of motion, flexibility, and strength, while easing joint stiffness and inflammation. Based on the Pawanmuktasana series, research shows its effectiveness in relieving and controlling arthritic symptoms, and improving overall quality of life.
PAIN RELIEF SANCTUARY
Learn ways to relieve and manage pain with gentle yoga/therapeutic movement, mindfulness, and compassion exercises. Research shows the effectiveness of yoga and mindfulness practices in pain management and relief, reducing pain intensity and improving overall function.
Yoga for brain injuries
Based on the the Love Your Brain curriculum, this class introduces research-backed gentle/therapeutic yoga and meditation resulting in increased resilience, cognition, enhanced positivity, and improved quality of life for TBI and other brain injuries such as stroke, etc.