Yoga & Therapy

Emotional Wellness Yoga Instruction

maintain an optimal state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being – on and off the mat.

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Asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation techniques are personalized for students so they can be guided through a journey of self-discovery to promote healing, restore balance and increase vitality. 

embodying the self

Uplifting the spirit

With poses, breathing techniques and meditation, yoga can help decrease anxious thoughts, worry and panic.

Soothing the Mind

calming the chaos

Restorative Yoga

Helps us to relax and rest deeply and completely. Restorative yoga relieves the effects of chronic stress, stimulates and soothes the organs, reverses the effects of gravity, and permeates the body with energy. Restorative postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary strain. 

Yin Yoga

A style of yoga where gentle passive postures are held for sustained periods of time. Positive 'stress' is put on the deep layers of the connective tissue. Yin yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints. This style of yoga allows for deeper meditative experiences as well. Yin yoga is a complimentary practice to the dynamic and invigorating styles of yoga. 

Vinyasa Yoga

A flowing and dynamic form of yoga. The poses link together as if they were a dance on the mat. Each pose moves rhythmically on an inhale or exhale breath. This style of yoga connects postures and creates heat in the body in order to release tension. Vinyasa yoga allows for a lot of variety, but always includes postures which build strength, followed by postures for stretching.

Prenatal Yoga

Offers expectant mothers a place to explore the changes in their bodies and minds. Gentle stretching and strengthening often relieves many common pregnancy discomforts, while also preparing the mother for labor and birth. Prenatal yoga classes adapt traditional postures to the needs of a changing pregnant body. Prenatal yoga is safe for the mother and baby.

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Both active and passive poses, along with breathing and meditation, can provide relief from depression.

Therapeutically-informed yoga can reduce eating-disorder causes and symptoms, and improve body image.

Yoga for stress relief is beneficial for calming the nervous system and encouraging optimal well-being.

What Can I Expect?

Tailored sessions to your needs and abilities
Access to Joanna via phone & email between sessions  

Reinforcement coursework between sessions  

Weekly inspirational emails and check-in  

List of recommended resources

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Private sessions are set up so that a student is in control over what they are doing with their body at all times, and I am here to provide safe, professional guidance and to help students focus on particular dynamics (what muscles they are using, what it feels like to have their feet on the ground, what it feels like to breathe, etc.).

Mental Health Counseling

psychotherapy for adolescents and adults with a wide variety of individual needs, including symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and disordered eating. 

I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and integrate Internal Family Systems (IFS), Jungian, and mindfulness approaches.  

Where am I located?

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what Insurances do I Take?

My therapy office is located at Inspired in Hanover, MA. 

I am licensed and paneled with insurances in Massachusetts, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, and Optum. Options for self-pay and sliding scale are also available.  

In our initial assessment, we’ll get to know each other and see what your needs are. After the assessment is completed, we will discuss modalities for treatment and set some goals for treatment.

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Yoga & Therapy
Joanna Barrett