What is Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy?
For clients with an established yoga practice, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions are available.
Have you ever gone into a yoga pose and felt an emotional release, or had a deep insight arise on its own? Imagine a connected, compassionate, nonjudgmental witness holding the space for you to have that release, while physically supporting your body in opening. A PRYT session is fundamentally different from a yoga class. It is a yoga-based modality unlike any other, and is practiced with the intention of helping you access your own inner guidance.
In a Phoenix Rising session, intentional movement, embodied mindfulness, tailored dialogue, and assisted postures open your body and focus your mind. From this space, insight often arises on its own. The practice connects you with your own inner guidance, while integration, coaching and follow-up ensure you leave with an action plan for self-created change. I am committed to holding unconditional positive regard for every client, and I incorporate my training and knowledge in Ayurveda, the Subtle Body, and the Chakra System into every session.
For clients who have never done yoga but are seeking help with trauma, addiction and stress, I recommend an Intuitive Somatic Healing session.
What is Somatic Experiencing® ?
SE, developed by Peter Levine, is a leading technique in trauma resolution. It’s based in the idea that animals in the wild are exposed to trauma quite frequently, but are rarely “traumatized” by it. This is because they are connected to their environment, and they don’t have a cerebral cortex to impede their own defense mechanisms. In humans and animals, post-traumatic stress occurs when the body’s survival responses are thwarted, resulting in stuck, chaotic energy in the body and a wide range of destructive symptoms.
Through dialogue and gentle contact with the hands, the SE process allows thwarted survival responses to find completion. This brings your system back into balance – sometimes completely resolving symptoms of post-traumatic stress. It is a short term, naturalistic, gentle treatment which allows the body’s own healing impulse to take the driver’s seat.
SE does not require the verbal recounting of traumatic incidents; it works directly with the nervous system. First we must have a baseline level of regulation in your body. This means establishing safety and connection. Only in the context of a safe, connected relationship with the therapist, the client can gradually learn to move through difficult bodily sensations and emotions. The result is often a feeling of coming home to the body.
Somatic Experiencing® is the basis of what I offer in Rooted Bliss Intuitive Somatic Healing sessions. I offer a compassionate presence by holding space for each client’s experience, while honoring their boundaries both physical and emotional, and paying careful attention to the body in order to help it navigate the non-linear path toward healing. Although you may see immediate results after only one session, more are often necessary to reach your full healing potential.