Welcome to a place of healing for the heart. If you're more familiar with feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed or being more stuck than you'd like, then this is an opportunity for you to be more mindful, at peace with what is, and more able to create transformation in your life.
Learn to live fully with heart opening and relaxing yoga.
I am a Kripalu trained Certified and Experienced Yoga Instructor, which means that I believe that everyone has the ability to heal, grow and live with some joy. If you are a patient, family member or staff at Dana Farber Cancer institute you may attend the Gentle Yoga Class I teach there which is handicapped accessible and accommodates wheel chairs, and breathing apparatus. It is held on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm and also at 5:00 pm. Registration is required: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617 632-3322. You may support your healing by choosing whether you will receive the benefits of yoga sitting in a chair, standing or using the mat. Modifications are provided for limited range of motion, recent surgery and other situations and conditions. No special clothes required, only loose enough so that you feel comfortable.
However if you are not affiliated with Dana Farber, cannot attend the Wednesday classes, or would prefer to see me privately outside of a hospital setting, you may work with me in my studio Soul Sanctuary in Newton, MA. I have been teaching yoga since 2003, and since 2006 I have specialized in the art and science of providing gentle, safe, therapeutic trauma sensitive and injury free yoga in classes and in private sessions. My services are perfect for those working with complex health conditions in their journeys from first occurrence, diagnosis and treatment, and responses to treatment through the ongoing responsibilities of survivorship.
During this time the challenges of living fully may be daunting. But I have found that refriending the body, is possible for everyone regardless of one’s body condition, shape, size, situation, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background, degree of mobility, or available range of motion. The gentle stretches of yoga, calming breathing, and meditation can provide needed emotional solace as well as playing a huge role in alleviating the after effects of feeling that one’s body has betrayed one. With Body Love Yoga the symptoms of stress, depression, trauma and sleep problems can be addressed preventing continued suppression of the immune system, which untreated could lead to increased likelihood of illness. Positive testimonials attest to success of my services.
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. “~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Scientific research evidence indicates yoga plays a therapeutic role in alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life of people experiencing the following situations:
Respiratory Afflictions (ex. Asthma)
Cancer from Diagnosis to Survivorship
Metabolic Disorders (ex. Diabetes)
Cardiovascular Disease (ex. Hypertension)
Cognitive Disorders (Altzheimers, Brain Injuries)
Immunological Symptoms (ex. Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Neurological Disorders (ex. Muscle Weakness, Back Pain)
Musculoskeletal Problems (ex. Carpal Tunnel, Bursitis, Tennis Elbow)
Get away and back to yourself for inner peace and renewal.
May you be safe and protected.
May you be peaceful and happy.
May you be healthy and strong.
May you have ease of well being.
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