What is Yoga Therapy?
The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) defines yoga therapy as the “specific application of yogic tools – postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more – to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.
You can find out more about how the IAYT defines Yoga therapy and the work of the IAYT here.
Although I am certified as a Yoga Therapist with the IAYT, not all of the work I do falls under the umbrella of Yoga Therapy. This makes it challenging to describe what I do! Most simply, all of my work focuses on using breath and movement to improve mental, physical, physiological, and emotional health. Some of my specific areas of focus are highlighted below.
Jenn’s Areas of Interest & Expertise
I am passionate about helping people move and feel better! To continue to grow and expand my understanding and ability to help others, I pursue additional education in the therapeutic applications of movement every year. These days most of the courses I seek out are science-based and fairly specialized. This is a list of my particular areas of interest that I have taken specialized training in and/or continue to pursue.
Nervous System, relaxation response, Restorative yoga
Strength & Mobility Conditioning
Whole Body Biomechanics & Restorative Exercise
Understanding Soft Tissue Injury, Prevention & Post-injury Training
Resistance Stretching (hands-on technique incorporating concentric, isometric and eccentric muscle actions)