Sedona Spirit Yoga: Individualized Yoga Therapy Tailored to You
- Relax your mind
- Strengthen your spine
- Rejuvenate your body
- Uplift your energy
iRest Yoga Nidra for Stress or Pain Relief
Perfect for anyone who is stressed or has trouble sleeping!Johanna offers private and group sessions in iRest Yoga Nidra to help individuals reduce emotional trauma, bodily pain and stress, relax more, and sleep better. You simply sit or lie down as Johanna soothingly guides you to focus first on your breath, then on physical sensations, onto emotional feelings and thoughts, and finally to the you in the background who witnesses all of the thoughts and energy passing through and restores you to a feeling of peaceful well-being. (1 hour, $108)
About iRest: “iRest Yoga Nidra has been developed over the past twenty-six years by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher and yogic scholar, and is uniquely suitable for a Western audience. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations. Currently, there are iRest programs in military hospitals across the U.S., as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being. In June of 2010, iRest was endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).” To learn how it works, visit www.irest.us
Individualized Yoga Therapy with a Custom Yoga Routine created for your body. Learn to do your own yoga practice that’s beneficial to your body in two sessions–first an assessment of what your body can do, then a short practice tailored to your body’s needs. See description below
Designing Your Individualized Sedona Yoga Practice
Customize a Yoga practice that is perfect for your body
While we are one in our humanity, each of us has a unique physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual body. Our spinal curvature, hip flexibility, shoulder and neck tension, range of arm and leg movement, knee strength, and depth of breathing vary greatly from one individual to another. While we may benefit from general group instruction, we can gain so much more from a practice designed to meet our body’s needs at this particular time in our lives. This is why leading edge yoga therapy focuses on designing a practice tailored to an individual’s specific body characteristics, lifestyle, and needs.
As a practicing Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist for over ten years, I have seen the great benefit of assisting clients with yoga poses to help free up body tension and energy blocks. Now after two months of intensive study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India, and with the support of my mentors at the KYM, I am using yoga therapy to design a practice for clients to take home and do on their own daily to promote optimal well-being.
Use daily yoga to create greater well-being and self-healing
Case studies at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim have shown individualized daily yoga practice to be beneficial in increasing the comfort and well-being of clients with conditions such as asthma, varicose veins, neck stiffness, anxiety, depression, and even epilepsy. No claims are made to be healing anyone else, just numerous cases of people with various conditions of dis-ease using breathing, visualization, mantra, and yoga poses to achieve a more grounded well-being and often lessen symptoms within a few weeks by consistently performing a short yoga practice tailored to their specific needs.
Individualized Sedona Yoga Therapy as a Two-Part Process (Two sessions, approximately an hour each, $108 per session)
During the first session, the therapist will gather information to consider in designing a practice to enhance the client’s well-being. In the second session, the therapist will demonstrate how to do the customized practice and lead the client through the breathing, visualization, mantra (if appropriate), and movements. The client agrees to do the short practice daily and call the therapist within two weeks to discuss results or sooner if the need arises.
Session One: Information Gathering
- Interview about the client’s present physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Assessment of daily occupational / life stress on the body, etc., and client’s intentions for the practice.
- Observation of client’s body and breath while seated, lying down, and standing still. Observation of client’s range of motion with various movements.
- Palpitation – light touch to assess spinal curvature, muscle swelling, constriction, etc.
- Pulse assessment
Session Two: Custom Yoga Practice
- Breathing exercises to bring more prana / energy into the body
- Visualization to create positive, strengthening effects
- Mantra in English of Sanskrit as appropriate to client’s interests
- Warm-up movements for flexibility
- Series of poses for strengthening desired areas
- Relaxation and meditation
Client calls the yoga therapist within two weeks to report results.
Client and therapist discuss whether a third session would be beneficial to continue assessment and adjust the personal yoga practice.
Call 928-282-9900 to discuss the possibilities of individualized yoga therapy for you with Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D., Director of Sedona Spirit Yoga & Vortex Hikes. Sessions are available in Sedona, AZ, and in Oceanside, CA, by appointment.