Yoga for Holistic Healing and Health
Modalities

Specializing in Private Yoga Instruction since 2007

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Breathe Work (15 Minute Session):

This is a very simple yoga practice designed for those new to yoga or for those wanting to have some movement even when they are tired. In this session, you will learn various yoga breathing techniques (from calming through energizing breaths as well as those designed to deliberately improved your immune system) that will enable you to relax, be in a better frame of mind to handle stress better and sleep better. This can be combined with any other modalities listed below like Vinyasa Yoga or Guided Meditation.

Recommended for: Everyone, including those in different stages of treatment

Yoga for Holistic Healing of Cancer

(For every Cancer Patient, Caregiver or Medical Staff)

Guided Meditation:

Feeling tired? Want to let go, but don’ know how? Can’ sleep? This session is designed to enable to you relax so that you can sleep better and handle stress better. All you have to do is sign up, show up, lay down (or stay seated) in a comfortable position and be ready to be guided through a special meditation technique call Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®. You will feel refreshed and replenished after this session.

Recommended for: Everyone, including those in different stages of treatment

Yoga for Holistic Healing of Cancer

(For every Cancer Patient, Survivor, Caregiver or

Medical Staff)

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Breathe Work (15 Minute Session):

This is a very simple yoga practice designed for those new to yoga or for those wanting to have some movement even when they are tired. In this session, you will learn various yoga breathing techniques (from calming through energizing breaths as well as those designed to deliberately improved your immune system) that will enable you to relax, be in a better frame of mind to handle stress better and sleep better. This can be combined with any other modalities listed below like Vinyasa Yoga or Guided Meditation.

Recommended for: Everyone, including those in different stages of treatment

Guided Meditation:

Feeling tired? Want to let go, but don’ know how? Can’ sleep? This session is designed to enable to you relax so that you can sleep better and handle stress better. All you have to do is sign up, show up, lay down (or stay seated) in a comfortable position and be ready to be guided through a special meditation technique call Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®. You will feel refreshed and replenished after this session.

Recommended for: Everyone, including those in different stages of treatment

Restorative Yoga:

This is a yoga practice where your body is supported (by yoga bolsters, blankets and yoga blocks) thus enabling you to release the physical and mental tension that you are holding. Your breath and heart rate will slow down.  At the end of the yoga practice, you will notice that you will feel peace of mind and your body’s natural rhythms have been restored. You will feel mentally and physically grounded.
 

Recommended for: Everyone, including those in different stages of treatment provided you feel stable to move.

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Yin Yoga:

This is a quiet, meditative practice that enhances and renews the body’s vital energy, prevents joint rigidity and immobility, and nourish the body at the cellular level. Yin Yoga does not use any yoga accessories unlike Restorative Yoga. This means that Yin Yoga enables you to gently gain more physical and mental strength without any drastic changes in yoga poses.

Recommended for: Everyone, in all stages of treatment provided you can move. This is the next step for those who want a step-up from Restorative Yoga.

Chair Vinyasa Yoga Or Chair Yoga Strength:

(yoga with very light weights to gain physical strength)

 

Vinyasa means flow. Both of these yoga modalities enable you to be seated in a chair but still experience movement through yoga poses. However, if you want to start building strength, then you may choose Chair Yoga Strength where hand weights (no more than 5 pounds) are incorporated into the yoga poses. As always, this session will be choreographed to meet your needs.

Recommended for: Everyone, in all stages of treatment provided you can move and have energy since you will be slowly moving from one yoga pose to another while seated in a chair.

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Social and Celebration:

This class is designed for you and 4 family members or friends to celebrate your major milestones (i.e. personal = birthdays, anniversaries or medical = completion of required medical treatments; clean bill or health, etc.)

Recommended for: Everyone who just want to have fun through yoga. You will have to choose any one of the modalities (i.e. Guided Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga or Chair Yoga) that are described above.

General Health and Wellness

Yoga for Aging Well

(Seniors and those with mobility issues)

An AYURGA™ inspired yoga session designed to provide students (55+ years old and those who have mobility issues) with the techniques on how to age gracefully through a combination of strength training, healthy living principles and yoga poses.  The goal of each yoga session is to strengthen the student's muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones to help fight osteoporosis, lower risk of falling or other injury and increase the student's peace of mind.  All levels are welcome. There are several options to meet your needs:​

Chair Yoga Strength

This is perfect for those with mobility issues (i.e. going down to the floor) or would just prefer to be seated.

Yoga Strength on a Stability Ball

This is perfect for those who would prefer to be seated but also like to be challenged.  The instability of the Ball encourages the yoga participant to engage the abdominal muscles thus the Ball is now stable.  In addition to the opportunity to strengthen the abdominal muscles, the Stability Ball provides a softer platform for you to sit.

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Yoga Strength on the Floor

 This is perfect for those who want a traditional yoga practice (on the mat on the floor) and want to strengthen their bodies.  

Vinyasa Yoga

This is a very gentle flowing practice is perfect for individuals who are healing from an injury, are just starting to practice yoga or seniors (ages 55+). This AYURGA™ inspired class honors the body with healthy living principles, gentle postures, breathing, and deep relaxation thus feeling peace of mind. All levels are welcome.  There are several options to meet your needs.

Chair Vinyasa Yoga

This is perfect for those with mobility issues (i.e. going down to the floor) or would just prefer to be seated.

Vinyasa Yoga on a Stability Ball

This is perfect for those wants a little more challenge but would rather than be on the floor or would like to stay seated.  The instability of the Stability Ball offers the opportunity to engage the abdominal muscles so that the ball stays stable.

Vinyasa Yoga

This is the traditional gentle vinyasa (flowing) yoga class format is choreographed for individuals who are healing from an injury, are just starting to practice yoga and seniors (ages 55+).

Meditation

(No yoga poses, All Conditions for Holistic Healing)

Medical studies have shown that meditation has great benefits for everyone but specially for seniors.  (Note that you are never too young to practice daily meditation.)  In light of this, more and more doctors believe that meditation is the very best tool for mental, physical, and emotional health in seniors.

 

Five reasons why meditation is the “fountain of youth” for the elderly:

  1. Helps memory (as a function of de-cluttering the brain).

  2. Makes the digestive system work better (as a function of breathing).

  3. Activates the happy part of the brain (preventing depression and renew one’s zest for life).

  4. Sharpens and focuses the mind (because a de-cluttered mind increases mental alertness, more creativity, quicker wit and etc.)  Note that Meditation is many times more effective than a crossword puzzle.

  5. Melts away stress as a function of learning to “let go”. 

Meditation can be done in any way so long as you are comfortable. 

Prenatal Yoga

This yoga class is appropriate for all stages of pregnancy. Yoga is a perfect way to restore and relax at all stages of motherhood and to prepare your body and mind for childbirth. You will learn effective breathing techniques, pelvic floor exercises, fetal positioning for labor, hip openers, as well as yoga poses to release tension in the neck, shoulders, and back. This is a wonderful way to connect with yourself and your baby for the journey that lies ahead! No previous yoga experience is necessary to participate in yoga classes for pregnancy.

Postnatal Yoga

A great way for mothers to support the body’s recovery after birth using simple and easily applied healthy living principles and body movement through yoga poses that strengthen the back, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles. Breathing techniques and meditation are a great way to decrease stress and promote relaxation. Appropriate to begin four to six weeks postpartum. No previous yoga experience necessary for postnatal yoga classes.

Yoga for Back Pain or Challenges (Part 1)

This class is designed to be gentle and caring in nature, and moves at a pace that will allow you to care for any injuries or issues you may have (such as chronic back pain, scoliosis, spinal disc injuries, stenosis, or sacroiliac pain). Tension in the back, from the neck to the sacrum will be relieved and strengthen the core to support proper alignment of your spine.  Studies have shown that those who practice yoga for as little as twice a week for 8 weeks make significant gains in strength, flexibility, and endurance, which is a basic goal of most rehabilitation programs for back pain or neck pain.  All are welcome to attend, whether you have back pain, or just want to prevent it!

Note:  Part 2 is recommended to complement this modality

Yoga for Back Care or Challenges (Part 2)

This class is designed to complement part 1 of the Yoga for Back Care or Challenges. From an anatomical perspective, the core muscles are your abdominal muscles, internal and external obliques and multifidus.  These are  muslces that will be restored and strengthened.  Strong core muscles helps prevent back issues. The class will consist of breath work to engage deep abdominal muscles, yoga poses linked to breath that activates and conditions the core, as well as deep stretching and strengthening of the muscles that work closely together with the core to achieve maximal benefit. This class is suitable for all levels

Restorative Yoga (Stress Reduction/Neurological)

In this class, students will focus on longer-hold postures that are supported by bolsters, blankets, and yoga blocks to help sustain them. This class aids in providing peace of mind by slowing down, restoring the body’s natural rhythms, and physically and mentally grounding.

Yin Yoga (Range of Motion/Holistic Healing Post-Rehab)

This is a quiet, meditative practice that uses long-held passive poses to enhance and renew the body’s vital energy, prevent joint rigidity and immobility, and nourish the body at the cellular level. Yin aids with digestion, muscle repair, organ detoxification and emotional processing. The long held postures allow the connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, joints, and fascia) to strengthen, and with a consistent practice you will notice postural improvement, increased ease in movement and an overall balanced being.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga (Brain Health)

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives.  AYURGA™️ trauma-sensitive yoga practice is designed to increase connection with the breath, enabling the brain to become less aroused, and relaxation to begin. Yoga can rebuild connections with both the insula and prefrontal cortex, strengthening the mind-body connection. The practice can help a student to regain their sense of control and ownership over their own body and their own experience.

First Time Clients:

Free Gift

If you book today

To book with Ayurga:

  • Select from the various modalities of yoga or meditation

  • Select the class type (one on one, duet (two people) or small class ( no more than 5 students)

  • Select length of your session (60 or 90 minutes)

  • Contact Terri or Book Online

    • Speak with Terri prior to booking first appointment​
    • Free 15 minute consultation