What is Yoga Therapy?
Do I have to practice Yoga or be flexible to do this?
Absolutely not. Some clients are in great physical condition and some are in failing health. The practices of Yoga meet us where we are today. For some this is through movement, for others it is through more internal inquiry and meditation.
I currently see a therapist ( or I have done therapy in the past) - what is the difference?
Jennie Lee Yoga Therapy is more holistic than traditional psychotherapy, recognizing that in order to feel “whole” we have to address challenges on the physical, emotional, mental AND spiritual levels. Jennie offers an understanding of Western psychotherapy combined with spiritual philosophy to address a client’s suffering and to offer practices to gently relieve physical, mental, and energetic blocks, all the while helping to cultivate a deeper connection to one’s spiritual nature and most authentic self.
How long does Yoga Therapy take?
Is Yoga a Religion?
Most definitely NOT! Yogic philosophy recognizes the underlying truth within all religions and faiths, because it recognizes One Source of all things and beings. Yoga is a systematic science of JOY – provable by anyone who undertakes it seriously. Sri Patanjali outlined its practices in the Yoga Sutras. The first Sutra states that it is the way to “neutralize the alternating waves of consciousness” – which means stilling the mind so we can remember who we truly are and what we are doing here. Yoga is union – the re-uniting of our individual consciousness with the Divine Consciousness from which we were created. Truth is truth and we must realize it – from within.
Although I have been inspired over the years studying the sacred texts of diverse world religions/philosophies like the Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, Tao Te Ching, Shamanism, Christian mysticism and the traditional Bible, it was only when I experienced BEING love and BEING peace, that I began to realize I am not separate from anyone else or from our Source. Over the years I have enjoyed working with Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Agnostics and even Atheists.
What can I expect from a Yoga Therapy / Yoga Coaching session?
First I listen to what you are struggling with. Then I listen to my own intuition and experience to introduce a course of action – mind and body practices to help you feel relief, healing and freedom. Because the body is a storage depot for all the things we have experienced over the course of our lives – our ‘biography becomes our biology’ as they say. From small discomforts to chronic pain, the body calls us to awakening so we can live at full capacity now.
In a Yoga Therapy session, we often start with simple Yoga movements and intentional breathing exercises to invite opening on the physical level. When the body’s natural wisdom is accessed, emotional release can occur and healing begins at a deeper level than the rational, linear mind is able to reach. Challenges become opportunities to remember our true Self and reclaim our physical vibrancy and health.
Still have more questions about Yoga Therapy?
Contact Jennie Lee anytime.