Using a six-month training with Dr. David Frowley, a ten-day silent meditation retreat in Sarneth, India with Christopher Titmuss, and a month long 200 Teacher Training Course (TTC) that is accepted by Yoga Alliance in Rishikesh, India, I intertwine basic Yoga positions, pranayama (breath work), and prana (i.e. energy movement) with psychotherapy.
You can do all the asanas, but without virtue they amount to little. In ancient traditions, developing personal and social conduct for the betterment of the world takes central importance. In fact, both yamas and niyamas come before asana in the list of yoga practices.
Asanas are vital to creating mental space and balance. All too often Yoga is confused solely with physical exercise and shaping. But many Yogis selected only two or three positions for the sole purpose of mastering the mind. The saying goes, "Master the body and you will master the mind." I help clients develop basic meditative positions and combine them with calculated breath work to harmonize body, mind, and spirit.
Asato ma sadgamaya
Tamasoma jyotir gamaya
Om shanti shanti shantih
Everything is and functions with energy. But what exactly is prana? And how do the seven major chakras assist with physical and mental well-being? I offer workshops, classes, and individual consultation on how to understand the energy body and how to activate it using the ancient Vedic and Tantra systems.
Yoga is not a substitute for medical treatment. Since yoga can be counterproductive to certain past and present physical conditions, I strongly advise consultation with your doctor prior to signing up for my style of therapy and workshops.