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Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga therapy?

IAYT Definition - Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.

IAYT Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists

 

Yoga therapy is an opportunity to be seen exactly as you are in that moment. A bottom-up approach that supports leaning into the present moment. Through unconditional positive regard space is held to explore and engage places of comfort and discomfort. Supported by Yogic Philosophy Yogic techniques and therapeutic approaches. Yoga therapy offers a space to be held and seen exactly as you are with nothing to fix and nothing to change allowing what is underneath the surface to be heard.
 

How do I know if it’s right for me?

Individual sessions:

Take a deep breath and gently ask yourself..

Do I feel stuck or as if you cannot seem to get out of my own way ?

Do I struggle to be present? Get easily frustrated? Or disconnect quickly?

Do I have anything that I wish I could shift in life? 

Is there anything that I'm avoiding? 

Do I feel invalidated?

Do I want to feel more seen and heard?

Do I want to get to know this version of me that is here today better?

 

If you said yes to any of these Yoga Therapy may be right for you. Even if you said no to any of these Yoga therapy may still be supportive

 

Relationships sessions:

This may be a romantic partner, a friend, a family member… any type of relationship.

Take a deep breathe and ask yourself…

Do I have a relationship that feels stuck? Like you’re not seeing eye to eye? Like you’re not connecting?
Or would I like to connect with them in a different way? To get to know each other in a new way? 

Yoga Therapy may be a way for you and this other person to explore your relationship together.

A chance to support both of you being individuals while being in a relationship.
 

If you said yes to any of these Yoga Therapy may be right for you. Even if you said no to any of these Yoga therapy may still be supportive

 

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What are some possible benefits?

 

  • Build ability to be with discomfort

  • Befriending and calming anxiety

  • Feelings seen/heard

  • Relieving physical stress & tension

  • Processing and releasing trauma

  • Responding effectively to your own nervous system

  • Getting unstuck and creating momentum for life change

  • Finding more joy and contentment

  • Improving relationships with self and others

  • • Deep Relaxation 

  • • Clearer Focus 

  • • Relief from Anxiety 

  • • Tools for Self Care 

  • • Relief from Depression 

  • • Empowerment

  • Complementing the effects of traditional talk therapy (if you’re concurrently working with a psychotherapist)

  • Better sense and understanding of self

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What does a session look like?

All sessions may take place virtually or in person.

 

Individual sessions:

Sessions are based on YOU in the moment. This means that they will vary from session to session. Generally there is a check in to see what you are showing up with, then opportunities to move the body in any way that supports the sensations that are present. This may mean continuous movement or getting into one shape to stay. Sessions may or may not include hands on assists. Assists are based on what is present and continuous consent. With presence there is the opportunity to listen to what is underneath the surface, anything the inner self is saying then the chance to integrate it all together. 

 

Relationship sessions:

Sessions are based on YOU in the moment.  Relationship sessions are a chance to be with a friend, partner, family member. Sessions support you each in showing up and being individuals at the same time as being in community with other person doing the same thing. Generally there is a check in to see what you are both showing up with, then opportunities to move the body in any way that supports the sensations that are present. This may mean continuous movement or getting into one shape to stay. This may have both people moving in sync with each other, in contact with each other or separate. Sessions may or may not include hands on assists by the practitioner. Assists are based on what is present and continuous consent. Sessions may or may not include physical contact between clients. Clients are able to share what is present for them and given the opportunity to let what is shared be held in space. With presence there is the opportunity to listen to what is underneath the surface, anything the inner self is saying then the chance to integrate it all together. 


 

Group Series:

Group series are opportunities to explore self within a community setting. Each meeting is based on a different theme to support connecting into self most. Each session includes a dharma talk on the topic, movement based practice, meditation, and group shares. Clients are given ways to continue engaging outside of group time.



Please contact yogawithjillmanos@gmail.com if finances are a concern. 

We are willing to work with your budget and offer a sliding scale. 

Schedule a free phone consult today.

What Clients Are Saying

Anne Marie

"I learned how to really listen to my body by being mindful and aware."

Jenny

"I felt open in my heart and throat which is what I was interested in receiving. Her open hearted questions and repeating back to me what she heard me say helped me feel heard and supported."

Shadi

"I realized how overworked I was, and how greatly I needed to dedicate more time to self care. Just sitting and pausing really helped me to recognize that."

Amanda

"Jill has a special way of being present and supportive and encouraging for me to actually be honest with is currently going on in order to move through the emotion gracefully and come up with a plan for life off the mat. I appreciate how she notices the smallest shift in energy and engages me in order to move deeper into it. and when I don't have something to share she is just as supportive of that too. I appreciate being witnessed exactly how i am in the moment and not feeling like I need to change or do anything"

Grace

"I gained more insight on what it means to speak up for myself. Often, I allow people in "power" "leaders" to take the lead on the direction of the class or work project etc. In a big back bend, I knew to lean into the edge and to feel the discomfort, and I enjoyed that challenge and then realized that the challenge for me was not how long to hold the pose, it was more when to speak up and say "mmm that is enough for me". I have found myself using my voice a lot more lately in different situations to speak up and shift. I also gained a big realization about the power and comfort of sitting on the floor. just me, just the floor, and breathing. Allowing myself to reground as so much is spinning around me and is not settled yet, where can I settle. What grounding can I control" 

Monica

"A new sensorial experience -  I never would have thought that certain physical sensations and colors would come up during session and end up revealing so much to me. I think really being honest about leaning into a more grounding energy (and the fact that it was my second session) helped me feel more relaxed and open which helped create a more powerful experience"
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