THERAPEUTIC YOGA SESSION PRIVATES AT SOUL SANCTUARY
“You have a gift of making everyone feel welcome no matter who they are, what their situation or circumstance is, or what they bring to the class. You are a real healer. ” ~ Current Dana Farber Patient 7/3/2013
“I was very impressed with your teaching style and patience, the results are remarkable. I could never expect to be able to perform some positions by the end of today’s session...I am lucky to find you. See you on Thursday.” ~ Current Private Client. 7/26/2013
“I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate and enjoy your gentle yoga class at Boston Medical's Moakley Building. I am in constant pain and experience limited range of motion. After many years of medical appointments to learn the source of the pain in my back, hips and legs, I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis of the lower back. Taking your gentle yoga class has improved my strength and flexibility and when practiced on a regular basis given me a remedy for my pain.” ~ Current Boston Medical Center Patient. 8/01/2013
“A wonderful experience, comforting and settling. I feel really awake and energized.” ~ Thai Yoga Massage Client 7/2013
You remind me of a Sufi, a whirling dervish of energy.You’re the resource that is unending energy. You provide it to others and live it for yourself. ~ A Friend 8/2013
RECENT BED AND BREAKFAST AT SOUL SANCTUARY
“Anna is an incredible individual, offering an amazing experience in a prime location within beautiful home. This was the most friendly and social Airbnb experience I've had thus far as other guests were very friendly as well. I very much recommend her as a gracious and caring host that everyone can learn from.” ~ HL
“I had a wonderful stay in charming Newton, MA. Transportation was so easy and within walking distance. I loved not having a car for the first time ever. Anna is a superior soul and a caring host. My life has been greatly enriched from the week I have spent in her home and in her company. Overall I loved being in the Boston area, visiting museums and places, and riding the T.” ~ LT
“I enjoyed very much staying at Annas House for a week. Anna is a great host. We had inspiring intersting talks and a open exchange of thoughts and insights. I like to learn more about the culture and the way of living in the countries where I'm traveling. Something you don't get in hotels! Important to state is that Anna respects very much also the need of privacy of her guests. So my stay was a perfect mixture of socializing and having my own space. I surely will return to this beautiful place.”~ TS
Anna Dunwell is a full time yoga teacher and yoga therapist, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, The American Public Health Association, The Society for Integrative Oncology, and the Kripalu Yoga Teachers’ Association. Anna has been teaching yoga since 2003 and has traveled throughout much of the world and the USA. She is a Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance. She has several certifications including Alignment and Myofascial Fitness of Psoas, Periforma, Hips and Neck, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. She has been working with diverse populations. She specializes in yoga for therapeutic purposes for many varied situations and chronic conditions including anxiety, cancer rehabilitation, recovering from surgery, incest,, trauma and torture, obesity, hypertension, high blood pressure and back pain. Some of her present ongoing clients are dealing with life transitions, stress reduction, menopause, scoliosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis and depression.
Anna Dunwell has been providing yoga classes and private sessions in the metropolitan Boston area for eleven years. She has worked on four yoga research studies in the last three years, and has a unique combination of skills and teaching experience which make her an extraordinary healer. She is an engaging speaker and has appeared on the Chronicle Television Show, and has often been written about in newspaper articles about her work in the Boston Globe, and offered a TED Talk at Kripalu which she declined because she was working. She has taught in nine community health centers, as well as several schools, churches, shelters and other venues. She is a Yoga Instructor, Boston Medical Center and Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Her base of operations is Soul Sanctuary. It is located in a safe, private, quiet, and extraordinarily beautiful environment. Occasionally other events, retreats and classes are also held in the space. Since 2003 she has been helping thousands of people regain and maintain higher levels of wellness with yoga. Her focus is on empowering clients to implement new practices to address the root causes of their health challenges. She has worked with many conditions and challenges, often rooted in stress which she terms “the plague of our time.” Her goal is to reduce client’s pain by the creation of new habits that will increase, well being, health and happiness.
But even with these assurances that you are in good hands in a safe, nurturing and environment, the decision to do yoga is a big step towards change. There are many kinds of yoga, but the yoga that matters is the yoga in ‘your’ body’, the yoga that alleviates pain, increases mobility, flexibility, strength and improves the range of ‘your’ movement for ‘your’ happier and healthier life. Yoga’s ancient roots speak of connection and uniting people’s bodies with themselves and with the world. This cannot happen when individuals, for whatever reason, are blocked by physical pain, stress, or emotional conflicts. Anna believes that people’s needs, goals and challenges are best addressed in the traditional yoga individual one or one interaction in a private session.
For more information or to arrange a session please call me, Anna, on 617.308.3375 or ‘use contact me’ form at top of this page. Thank you.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy for all individual therapy sessions. Patients are billed 100% of the appointment fee if a cancellation is received less than 24 hours before a scheduled appointment.
“What does it mean to hold the teachings of past masters? Links in a chain that stretches back in time, we walk the fine line between honoring what came before and birthing a new vision as vast as the dance of the deities.” ~ Danna Faulds
“...The four pillars of yoga therapy are the physician, the medication, the attendant, and the patient... In the yoga world view, the sage Patanjali is the physician, asanas are the medication, the yoga instructor is the attendant, and the student [client] is the patient.Yoga is a combination of physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and spiritual therapy, a healing science which does not distinguish between the physical and physiological bodies. Asanas (posures) are bio-physio-psychological postures, through which we build many “dams” inside our body. Blood and energy are brought to these “dams,” which then open gradually, and allow the organs to absorb fresh healing blood and energy. When a part of the body is affected by disease, it loses its sensitivity. During the practice of specifically therapeutic asanas, energy from these “dams” flows uninterruptedly to the affected area and allow the healing process to begin....” ~ from Yoga Therapy chapter of B.K.S. Iyengar: Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health
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