Nora is a certified Amrit Yoga teacher and has practiced Kripalu yoga for over twenty-five years. Her work as a yoga therapist combines psychotherapy with ancient yogic practices designed to relax the body and calm the mind.
Yoga therapy is designed to relax the body, calm the mind and quiet the nervous system. It relieves hyperarousal of the neural pathways that contribute to depression, anxiety, PTSD and other stress-related disorders using yoga postures, meditation and breathing techniques.
When we are calm and centered, we are able to connect to a quiet place within where we connect to our own compassion and wisdom. It is from this place that we can begin to experience and release the barriers to our inner peace and wholeness.
In yoga therapy, ancient yogic practices are combined with more modern self-healing techniques based on the new sciences of neurobiology and psychoneuroimmunology. These practices are designed to help each individual encounter and overcome his or her challenges. Since each person’s biology, history, needs, desires, current realities and physical conditions are unique, the therapy is customized for the individual.
- Yoga therapy is beneficial for anyone who wants to reduce the tensions held in the body and repressed emotions stored in the mind.
- It targets unresolved emotional issues and negative thought patterns and beliefs that lead to physical and emotional symptoms.
- It is particularly helpful for people who are experiencing depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as chronic pain, chronic illness, other stress-related disorders, addictions and eating disorders.
- By using the breath and movement, each person is guided to discover and design a practice that can be used both on and off the yoga mat.
- It can be used as a primary therapeutic modality or as an adjunct to psychotherapy and/or medication.