Therapies & Practices
Somatic yoga uses the work of Thomas Hana--Somatics-- to release tension and restore function to the body. Rather than simply stretching, somatic yoga engages your nervous system and teaches it core movement patterns that have been lost due to injury or misuse. Somatic yoga involves slow, gentle often rhythmic movements. It is the quality of how you move that matters most in this practice. Somatic yoga is appropriate for beginners yet offers deep learning and movement re-patterning for even the most advanced practitioners.
Muscles & Joints: Pain, Stiffness
Whether its from an injury or just from "getting older" many people have habitual pain and stiffness in parts of their bodies. Yoga is great medicine for getting things free and comfortable again. I like to start with a solid postural assessment so that we both can see and understand postural patterns that may be contributing to pain or stiffness. My postural assessment includes basic movements. The body moves in patterns and with injury, habit, misuse compensatory patterns that lead to pain and loss of function can set in, often under our awareness. Bringing awareness to any imbalances or compensatory patterns gives us a good starting point to get you moving without pain soon.