Emotional Wellness Yoga Instruction for adults with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Asana (physical movements), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mantra (affirmations), Mudra (hand positions), Meditation (visualization), and Yogic Philosophy are seamlessly woven into personalized sessions. Guiding clients to promote inner and outer healing, restore balance, and increase vitality fosters an optimal state of physical and emotional well-being, both on and off the yoga mat.

Decreasing depression

Engaging in both active and passive yoga poses, combined with focused breathing and meditation, yoga can decrease your depression and uplift your energy and mood.  

Alleviating anxiety

Through a combination of calming poses for the nervous system, as well as breathing techniques and meditation, yoga can be instrumental in alleviating your anxious thoughts, worry, and panic.

Embodiment & Trauma-Relief

Prioritizing safety, choice, and empowerment, trauma-informed yoga creates a space where you can make choices about your practice, focusing on present-moment awareness, and avoiding triggering language or adjustments, which then fosters a healing and empowering experience.

Tailored meditations can cater to your specific needs. Whether it's setting morning intentions or aiding in nighttime sleep, I can provide personalized sessions and audio recordings to assist with your healing journey. 

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.

Additional yoga offerings

Personalized meditation

Emotional Wellness Yoga encourages clients to listen to their bodies and address emotional needs. I help clients focus on particular dynamics (inner sensations and feelings, what muscles they are using, what it feels like to have their feet on the ground, what it feels like to breathe fully, etc.). No prior experience is needed, and all are welcome to experience the practice of yoga.