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Yoga Therapy

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Private one-on-one yoga therapy is available in person (Lansing, Michigan area and West Palm Beach, Florida area), as well as anywhere in the world through Skype.

Therapeutic yoga is not just another style of yoga. It is a way to directly address health challenges such as structural pain, problems from chronic illness and/or emotional disturbances. Private instruction is a wonderful way to bring yoga into your life.The International Association of Yoga Therapists defines Yoga Therapy as, “…the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application and teachings of yoga.”

What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy assumes each person is unique and adapts and applies Yoga techniques to help individuals based on their needs, interests, and current condition. Through the one-on-one sessions, and through a personalized home practice, my goal is to enhance your health and well-being by reducing symptoms, restoring balance, increasing self-understanding, encouraging prevention, and facilitating healing at all levels of your being.

Yoga Therapy is “a growing appreciation of the fact that yoga practice is not simply a variety of techniques for self improvement, but is also a highly refined means of discovering that which, in all of us, needs NO improvement.” Sonia Nelson

How can Yoga Therapy help you?
Yoga Therapy is helpful for:

Structural conditions (such as back pain, hip pain, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, sacrum dysfunction).

Physiological conditions (such as high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, COPD, GERD, constipation, Crohn’s Disease, stroke, chronic pain, iBS).

Emotional conditions (such as depression, anxiety, panic, stress management, PTSD), and many more are helped by the varied techniques of yoga.

Spiritual deepening or exploration.

What techniques are used?
Many of the tools of yoga can be incorporated: physical postures, breath exercises, relaxation, meditation, sound, self-study, and lifestyle (such as diet, exercise, sleep, or stress management). And whatever tools we incorporate are tailored specifically to you and your needs. Because of the self-reflective nature of the work, discussion also becomes an integral part of our time together.

What do sessions look like?
Sessions are conducted on a one-on-one basis and held in my private office in East Lansing. They are tailored to meet your special needs and a personal practice is developed to assist you in working on your own. No special equipment is required. The first appointment is approximately 2 hours with subsequent visits lasting approximately 1 hour. Your first visit will include a consultation, as well as a beginning practice to take home.

What are Kathy’s credentials?
Please click HERE.

The first 2 hour consultation visit is $120. After your first visit, you can either pay as you go at a rate of $80/hr or purchase a pre-paid package of four hours at a discounted rate of $300 (a $75/hour rate), to be used within four months time. Forms of payment accepted are cash, credit, or check in person. You may use a credit card in the office or pre-pay using the REGISTRATION page.

Please note I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

I hope to inspire and empower you to reach your full potential, both physically, mentally, and emotionally leading to a healthy, joyful, and productive life.

Please contact K.O. to get more information or to schedule an appointment.
Contact K.O. at Email or 517.927.3327 for an appointment.,
2025 Abbot Rd., Suite 300
East Lansing, Michigan 48823 (please enter on the west side of the building)

Please see www.viniyoga.com or International Association of Yoga Therapists for more information about Yoga Therapy.

These yoga practices tailored for me by a trusted, knowledgeable, perceptive teacher and therapist have helped me more than any other approach for dealing with pervasive anxiety; I feel healthier and happier than ever before.
I started yoga with K.O. after a brain injury and surgery to improve my balance. In addition to the physical benefits, there has been improvement in my cognitive processing and overall sense of well-being. Yoga is all encompassing.
When I first met with K.O. I was suffering from back pain, anxiety and several other symptoms. I had been to many doctors and even had back surgery. Much to my surprise, the first thing we did was sit down and discuss my life.
I contacted Kathy after a few years with increasing flare-ups of Crohn’s disease. Her insight empowered me to make the deep lifestyle changes needed. Three years later, I am completely symptom-free and have an appetite for life.
I was feeling very anxious and emotionally suppressed. Through yoga therapy with K.O., I learned how to nurture and honor my true self. It has brought me peace and better relationships.
I sought help from K.O. primarily for chronic daily headache and migraine. After a few months, my headaches were greatly reduced, and now, several years later, I seldom have a headache as long as I maintain my practice.