Therapeutic Yoga


Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga honors all beings and allows each individual to safely address their physical, mental, and emotional restrictions in a supportive environment.

This is not an athletic form of yoga, but an individualized process of working with one’s own body, mind, and nervous system. The classes are completely supported by the teachers who circulate the room. The feeling in the room is one of reverent practice, free of judgment and competition, and it may appear that many individual sessions are going on at the same time.

Therapeutic Yoga establishes an overall sense of safety and well being in the participants, resulting in less physical discomfort and stress, and more energy and openness. This practice addresses not just the muscular/skeletal body, but layers of circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous systems as well.

As you work with your body, you will learn to relate to your mind and breath, and slowly develop your internal stamina. In this practice you will develop a meditative mind and may enter deep states of relaxation and peace to watch the unfolding of phenomena.

Biodynamic Therapeutics 

These highly individualized classes are inclusive to anyone who desires healing, peace and connection, or who needs relief from life’s stressors.  Classes are very slow-paced and are primarily done sitting or lying down, often with wall support and precisely utilized props.  The instructor guides the class and is an observer; no previous yoga or movement experienced is required. 

Biodynamic Therapeutics is based on careful anatomical inquiry, traditional yoga methods and philosophy, and on the principles of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.  For more information about Biodynamic Yoga and its theory, please visit the class descriptions page. 

The sequences build stamina in the nervous system and steadiness in the mind and physical body that allow the students to stay with sensation with less reactivity. They are then able to calm their breath, transform memories, relearn patterns, recover lost parts of their embodied experience, and move through the mental chatter towards their own truth.   

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Both verbal and non-verbal dialogue is necessary to build trust and safety, to and allow everyone’s full being to come into the room.  New students are invited to privately share and explore what factors are contributing to their current mind-body state.  

The goal of Biodynamic Therapeutics is to be an integral part of the health of the whole person, and to acknowledge that this health includes the physical body, spiritual connections, emotional satisfaction, community support, and fulfillment in work and home life.  

Therapeutic Yoga Practice with De

Therapeutic Yoga Practice teaches us to work with the natural intelligence of our bodies through a series of gentle, focused and healing movements. This simple, profound approach calms the mind and relaxes the body, creating a safe space for us to build a foundation for creating change. 

Therapeutic Yoga Practice with De is a movement practice that allows people of all ages and abilities to experience a positive, relaxed and transforming experience in both body and mind. 

The vision of this Therapeutic Yoga Practice with De is to build a community of individuals with a common interest in deepening awareness within themselves and in relation to others through a movement practice. The hopeful outcome of the practice will be a life of greater reflection, kindness and compassion.

The practice and offerings are uniquely designed to be inclusive to all who are interested and open to possibility. 

Why Therapeutic Yoga Practice with De?
The practice is about quieting our busy mind. Our busy mind is an expression of our pains, fears, and blockages that bounce around and distract us from what really matters. Therapeutic Yoga poses, sequences, and breathing exercises are our guide to understanding ourselves in a state of well-being that permeates all areas of our lives. 

Why is it a healing practice?
The practice allows for better function in the body and a deeper connection between mind, body and spirit. By correcting old patterns and releasing blockages that no longer serve us, we create greater awareness of our physical and emotional health.