Elizabeth added Yoga to her private practice after completing a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2010. She has been an active Yogi and Yoga Teacher since then and enjoys incorporating Yoga into her practice along with Myofascial Release and Physical Therapy.

Her journey with Yoga began in 2008 when she was exploring ways and techniques to help manage and care for her chronic back pain. Though she received much help and relief with Myofascial Release treatments, she felt there was more to explore. She was curious about Yoga, and after much resistance decided to give it a try. Over the course of the next two years she became an avid Yoga participant. Elizabeth began to experience all the benefits and gifts Yoga brought into her life.  Yoga helped improve her overall mental and physical health as well as a deeper exploration of her personal and spiritual life. Much of her healing has come from Yoga, good nutrition, stress management, regular exercise and her personal spiritual practice. Today Elizabeth lives a healthier, peaceful life and wants to share this experiance with as many people as she can.

What is Yoga?

The word Yoga means “union”. Yoga brings together all aspects of the individual: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Yoga has been practiced for over 5,000 years and represents the world’s oldest method for spiritual and physical development.

Hatha Yoga combines the physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation. The goal of Yoga is to have a peaceful, clear mind in a strong, healthy body.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is both preventative and therapeutic. Yoga postures stretch, extend and flex the spine while simultaneously exercising muscles and joints, keeping the whole body strong and supple. When the postures are combined with breathing techniques they increase and aid in circulation, respiration and digestion, as well as stimulating the nervous and endocrine systems. Yoga boosts the immune system, decreases stress and tension, improves postural imbalances and increases the mind-body connection.

MFR & Yoga

Both MFR and Yoga have a whole-body approach when assessing and treating the individual. Yoga complements Myofascial Release because both are helping stretch and lengthen areas of tightness and restrictions both in the physical body and in the mind. These areas of tightness are caused from repetitive movements, posture, habitual bracing patterns or trauma. Stretching, breathing and practicing the ability to turn our focus inward as we do with both MFR and Yoga, helps increase the mind-body connection and we learn to feel and sense deeper. As we move into deeper levels of awareness, we connect with our true nature. It is here that real change and healing can occur.

Private Yoga Sessions

Working one-on-one with a Certified Yoga Teacher allows sessions to be personalized and/or modified to fit an individual’s fitness level and healthcare goals, while safely being challenged.

If you are new to Yoga, private sessions are a helpful way to safely introduce the practice and a helpful way to build a strong and safe foundation on which to grow your Yoga practice confidently.

Private Sessions are an excellent option for patients who have had an injury or surgery and may not be ready to fern to a class setting. Working personally with a teacher helps guide and restore movement in a safe manner.

One-on-one sessions allow for adjustments, modifications and feedback, whereas a class setting is typically larger and may not allow sufficient personal feedback from the teacher.