Welcome to Rebalance Yoga Therapy of Bucks County
I offer safe techniques for physical and emotional healing for people living with chronic pain, illness or distress through informed and skilled therapeutic application of yoga. When possible, we identify the causes of the suffering, and together we develop a plan of action to find balance and a greater sense of confidence and well-being. RBYT is an excellent way to address stress & anxiety which exacerbate most of these conditions. I work Individually with clients creating a space to talk, breath & move through emotional & physical issues. I meet with clients privately in the Doylestown, PA area and online.
Yoga therapy is an emerging field with ancient roots. It begins with the premise that we are already whole, already perfect. There is nothing to change or fix. The path to healing is to acknowledge that on the deepest level & through the practice of self awareness. We learn to be grounded in the reality of the present, not in our personal storylines and expectations. Yoga therapy is a comprehensive lifestyle education, particularly well-suited to contemporary stress-related illnesses. Bridging psychotherapy and physical therapy, yoga’s tools and philosophy are combined with modern science and mind and body medicine. It complements western medicine, helping patients avoid unnecessary surgery, medication, and suffering.
How Does Yoga Therapy Differ From Yoga?
The education and expertise required to work as a licensed yoga therapist exceeds those of the average yoga teacher both in scope and hours of training. A yoga instructor may begin teaching after completing a 200 hour teacher training program while a yoga therapist must complete 500 -1000 hours of training for certification. A comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology and psycho-spirituality & psychology from both the eastern and western traditions is essential. My training was scientifically based and included clinical work, hands-on practicum, practices for acute and chronic pain, healthy body mechanics and yoga philosophy.
What Is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy draws on your own resources to improve health through heightened self awareness. We learn to quiet and calm the mind so we can rest in the vastness of the heart. Whether recovering from an injury or living with a debilitating disease, our physical restrictions cease to define us. Rather than identifying AS our limitations, we know we are whole AND have a particular condition. I am whole AND I have COPD. We move from self-condemnation to acceptance to loving kindness and start to make choices that move us towards happiness and health.
Yoga Therapy uses the basic and practical techniques of traditional yoga and can be easily used in daily life. The practice of aligned movement, breath work, self study, consciousness of diet & lifestyle, meditation, and relaxation support and strengthen our sense of wholeness. This often increases our vitality, physical, mental and psychological health. It is important to understand that not all healing is physical and though a chronic condition may remain, Yoga Therapy can reduce the pain and suffering. Using simple practices, a Yoga Therapist helps you navigate to a place of wholeness and ease. This approach treats the whole person by addressing the body, mind, and lifestyle. A client may come suffering from what they think is back pain and discover it is actually a result of dissatisfaction at work, poor posture while sat at the computer and shallow breathing. Working one-on-one, Lisa customizes yoga postures, breathing techniques and sometimes positive imagery or meditation for each client. Together they build a home practice of yoga, diet and relaxation.
Research supports the benefits of yoga, stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system which counteracts stress hormones, realigns and balances the physical body and brings clarity to daily life.
What Are The Therapeutic Benefits Of Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy Can Improve
• Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological issues
• Arthritis pain and joint disease
• Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• High blood pressure, circulation and cardiac diseases
• COPD: Asthma and other respiratory health issues
• Digestive issues, including colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Back or neck pain or strain
• Muscle, ligament, or tendon strains
• Piriformis Syndrome and sciatica
• Joint pain and immobility, including knee, wrist, hip and shoulder joints
• Posture, balance, misalignment and scoliosis
• Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
Emotional Health Issues
• Stress & Anxiety
• Menstrual cramps & discomfort
• Fertility issues
•Stress related memory dysfunction