Yoga Therapy Private Lessons
Jenny is a Certfied Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and offers private lessons in Yoga Therapy in the greater Annapolis, Maryland area.
Private lessons give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with Jenny to address specific concerns regarding your yoga practice, physical goals, special conditions and other topics that are unique to your individual needs. Private therapeutic lessons are also helpful with a wide variety of physical conditions. In fact, special conditions are Jenny's specialty. Jenny follows precise universal and sound biomechanical principles of alignment and studies connective structural relationships to find the trails that lead to pain. Her students learn how precise alignment can begin the healing process and release chronic pain and tension and receive hands-on practical tools on how to help relieve pain.
What are the benefits of yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy heals and restores balance — physically, emotionally, spiritually — by restoring our natural capacity for self-healing. Yoga Therapy addresses our health on all levels though physical poses, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation techniques. Each individual who practices yoga therapy will see different benefits but the immediate and long term effects of a yoga practice can be numerous, including:
- Increased energy
- Improved flexibility
- Better range of motion
- Improved breathing
- Increased strength
- Decreased stress and anxiety
Students have reported finding relief and/or pain management from symptoms of: Back Pain, Knee Pain, Meniscus Tear, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Ankle Sprain, Hamstring Strain/Tear, Sciatica, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Hypertension, High/Low Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendonitis, Bunions, Fallen Arches, Shin Splints, Bursitis, Baker's Cyst, Illiotibial (IT) Band Syndrome, Morton's Neuroma, Neuropathy, Tendonitis, Varicose Veins, Kyphosis, Herniated Disc, Whiplash, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Neck Spasms, Scoliosis, Sacroilliac Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Issues, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Frozen Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Headaches, Whiplash, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems, Tinnitus, Vertigo, PMS, Delayed Menses, Menorrhagia, Menopause, Hot Flashes, Depression, Sleep Disorders and more.
How can yoga therapy combined with Structural Integration help me?
Combining both yoga therapy and Structural Integration is the most effective and life-enhancing combination there is to move you towards your maximum human potential. Both yoga therapy and Structural Integration loosen fascia or connective tissue adhesions and create more opening and greater freedom in the body. In fact, Dr. Ida Rolf practiced yoga to gain length and balance in her body before she began developing the Structural Integration Rolf method. Dr. Ida Rolf respected yoga, studied yoga and was inspired by it in her life work. Yoga was definitely a tool she used to advance her understanding of Structural Integration and the human body. In her book Rolfing, she refers to yoga and describes the benefits of healthy fascia that spans and extends. It should be no surprise that skillful yoga therapy instruction coupled with Structural Integration has a reputation for helping people enjoy and further their yoga practice. The combination of yoga therapy and Structural Integration will help you gain stability in balance, confidence and tools for therapeutic healing. Yoga therapy and Structural Integration both:
- Allow the breath to rule, leading inevitably to more elasticity
- Approach pain as a teacher
- Embody fluid expressions of life as change
- Increase self awareness and self knowledge
- Increase the speed of healing from injuries and accident
- Present opportunities for the mind to rest and the body to speak
- Provide mirrors for an individual's life journey
- See the body as interactive and unified
- Seek to erase traumatic imprints through practice and experience
- Share the perspective that our histories are in the fibers of our connective tissue
What should I wear?
Exercise / workout clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in and that do not restrict your movement. It is helpful for Jenny to be able to easily see the contours of your body. Please avoid strong smelling perfumes or lotions.