Yoga Therapy At Atlanta Yoga
Women’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga Group begins March 13, 2018: I am pleased to be able to offer a new Women’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga Group (ages 18 and up) beginning March 2018. This group was originally to begin in May but due to the number of inquiries I am moving the start date up. The group will meet at 7:00pm on Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks. We will begin on March 13th. The group is limited to 5 practitioners to ensure individual support and guidance. The group is designed for support of complex trauma, PTSD, and anxiety and panic disorders. Yoga –gentle mindful movement– allows us to gently reorient to the body. It dials down the sympathetic nervous system’s stress responses interrupting what is for many a state of chronic hypervigilance. Once we can reorient to our bodies, we can begin the processes of reorienting to our environments and other people in our lives. An initial interview is required. Concurrent individual psychotherapy may be required. Fees are 45/session payable by the start date (payment plans are available based on need). Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.273.4388 if you have any questions or would like to begin the registration process.
Announcing two new practice groups for 2017:
*Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Thursdays 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. beginning February 23rd for nine weeks. This therapeutic yoga group is designed for support of complex trauma. This work is also effective for symptoms related to PTSD, anxiety, and depression. . Facilitated by Elizabeth Rogers, LPC, ERYT-500. Please contact Elizabeth [email@example.com or 404.273.4388] if you are interested in joining this group. Fees are $45/session and commitment to the nine-week session is required.
*Mindful Movement Basics — Begins Sunday January 22nd, 12 noon – 1:15 pm. This is an 8 week Foundations course for All Levels including new Beginners. This course will cover the core asanas (postures) of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, basic pranayama (breathwork), basic anatomy and gentle articulation exercises to support the development of mindful movement. With Elizabeth Rogers, MA, LPC. 6-weeks, $108.00. Please contact us to register.
Yoga for Arthritis is a six week series class led by Elizabeth Rogers. This class is ongoing with rolling registration in six-week blocks.? Movement and Breathing sequences are designed to introduce you to the basics of yoga movement specific to the prevention and support of osteoarthritis. Research suggests that bones and intervertebral discs benefit most from dynamic, moderate, weight-bearing exercise (Smith and Boser, 2013) and that “frequent, gentle to moderate weight-bearing activity offers the greatest benefit to individuals with bone loss” (Chan, Anderson, and Lan, 2003 and Smith and Boser, 2013).? We will explore the dynamic yoga movements and breath-work that support the development of core stability, strengthen spinal muscles, promote balance, encourage the development of bone growth and restore movement in body and mind. We will work in a small group of six participants or less so that the conditions particular to each participant might be addressed. Class is held Sundays 12:15-1:15 p.m.? Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Elizabeth to register. Due to limited space, no refunds are available; however, if possible, fees may be applied to other classes at AY within a 3 month time period. Fees for 6 weeks are 120.00.
Yoga is inherently therapeutic in various ways depending on the interpretation or the way in which it is taken up by the practitioner. Nevertheless, in broad strokes, we can distinguish between short-term application of yoga techniques and principles? to specific complaints or sufferings (?applied therapeutics?) and the further elaboration of a somatic-contemplative practice over a longer period of time. I have often found that those who engage yoga as support for specific issues ranging from generalized anxiety, panic disorder, depression and PTSD to musculo-skeletal issues and auto-immune disorders often cultivate the desire in doing so to continue to practice in an extended more contemplative context.
Yoga as therapy is best engaged one on one. Even in my groups at Atlanta Yoga, most of the practitioners have spent much time one on one in addition to the group classes. This allows us to take practice to a level very simply not otherwise accessible. Indeed, one could argue that yoga is best engaged one on one. This is much closer to the contemplative idea of ?transmission? of a knowledge than what currently passes for yoga (or, a ?yoga product?). It also allows the deliberate construction of a therapeutic relationship. In the context of a session we utilize both language/speech and mindful movement.
For more information, fee schedules,? or to schedule an appointment please contact Elizabeth Rogers, MA, LPC at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404.273.4388.