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What is Yoga Therapy? - By Beth Gibbs The current 'short' definition developed by the International Association of Yoga Therapists is: "Yoga Therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga." The practice of Yoga therapy is aimed at developing self-knowledge through a process of personal witnessing and understanding the self. From the Yoga perspective, self-knowledge is health in the most complete sense. It focuses on healing at all levels of the person: physical, energetic, psycho-emotional, and spiritual. It's a modality that can be applied to groups or individuals with specific health challenges. Yoga therapy is non-sectarian and non-hierarchical. Yoga therapy recognizes that relief of symptoms is just one facet of the healing process and that not all illness and disease can be cured. It does, however, provide a methodology to heal lives, reduce pain, and stress, and relieve physical symptoms and psychological suffering. Yoga therapy recognizes that the healing journey is unique to each individual and so selects, adopts and modifies all practices appropriately for the individual and/or group depending upon age, physical condition and ability, religion and culture. What is the Difference Between Yoga and Yoga Therapy? All Yoga is considered therapeutic but Yoga therapy is Yoga with a specific focus on health and healing. It is distinct from other systems of Yoga where the class structure and content may be pre-structured and the student molds him/herself to the form of Yoga being taught. Yoga therapy is based in creative, student-centered education, where the teachers are facilitators rather than gurus in the traditional Indian sense, because it is only by awakening the student's connection to his or her own true source of wellness that healing can occur.

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Sacral Chakra: Yoga for Creativity, Sexuality and Emotional Balance

Yoga in Quartz Hill

$75.00

The Sacral Chakra is the second of the seven major energy centers in our bodies. Explore the Emotional Anatomy of the Sacral Chakra through lecture, asana, pranayama, and meditation. Work on the Sacral Chakra's core issues of creativity and sexuality. When the Sacral Chakra is in balance we feel creative and emotionally balanced and experience affirming sexual relationships. Price: $75 Friday, May 10th, 6 to 10 pm 4 Yoga Alliance CEUs 5 hrs towards Art of Yoga: Therapeutic Essentials 300 hour training with completed homework assignment

Yoga for Healthy Hips

Yoga in Quartz Hill

$55.00

The hips are a key structure for overall well-being. Hips can be a storage place for our emotions and become easily blocked. Freedom in the hips releases lower back tension, soothes the legs and feet, and eases mental stress This workshop will cover basic hip anatomy, hip mobility (extension, internal rotation, external rotation, and abduction), as well as, yoga asasas and related movement modalities that promote hip health. 3 Yoga Alliance CEUs 5 Hours towards 300-Hour Teacher Training with Completed Homework Assignment Price: $55

Pelvic Floor Immersion: Yoga and Men's Health

Yoga in Quartz Hill

$55.00

Pelvic floor exercises are routinely accepted in women’s health domains, but until recently men weren’t taught about the importance of their pelvic floor. This workshop will explore pelvic floor exercises, yoga asanas, mudras and bandhas targeting healthy urinary function, prostate, and sexual function in men. The workshop is open to all yoga practitioners and teachers who want to learn more about men's health and the pelvic floor. Price: $55 3 Yoga Alliances CEUs 5 Hours Toward 300 Hour Teacher Training with Completed Assignment

Yoga and Women's Health

Yoga in Quartz Hill

$110.00

Exploration of yoga asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha practices for Women’s Health. Topics include: - Yoga for Healthy Menstruation - Yoga for Fertility - Yoga for Perimenopause/Menopause/Post-menopause - Yoga for Health issues related to the female pelvic organs Saturday, May 18th 1 to 7 pm (6 hour CEU, 8 hour for 300-hour teacher trainees with completed homework assignment) Price: $110

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Yoga for the Knees

Yoga in Quartz Hill

$55.00

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