Yoga for Integrative Health

Private yoga sessions are an invaluable way to quickly launch your yoga practice, whether you're a beginner or more experienced. For people new to yoga, a few sessions can give you the good habits, confidence and knowledge you need to begin a personal practice or join a group class.

You will gain:

  • a yoga practice individually crafted for you, to get you started if your new or continue on a more refined path if you’ve had previous yoga experience
  • build stamina, strength and flexibility so as to practice safely and confidently in a group class and on your own
  • learn proper alignment to keep your joints safe and create optimum yoga poses
  • gain insight into mindfulness practice that will touch all parts of your life
  • tools to begin a meditation practice

I also offer therapeutically oriented yoga coaching to help you heal the mind and body of specific imbalances and create a healthy, holistic lifestyle. With in this work we plant seeds and seeds are planted within us. We tend to them. We talk to them. We nurture them with our practice, discipline, integrity, and work. I will assess and educate in order to empower you to improve your health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga. I work with issues such as, but not limited to:

  • creating a sustainable and safe yoga practice
  • arthritis
  • chronic pain
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • returning to yoga after an injury
  • recovery from addiction

Appointments held at Kashi Atlanta in Candler Park,
1681 McLendon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307

Home visits will be considered on a case by case basis. Locations requiring more than 20 minutes travel time will be charged an additional $25 travel fee.

Thai Yoga Massage

If you are dreaming of a relaxing, rejuvenating experience to bring your body and mind into bliss, thai yoga massage could be just what you're looking for.

What you'll be looking forward to:

  • This type of bodywork is given on a comfy, floor mat, while you are fully clothed
  • You will be passively stretched, while receiving therapeutic, compression massage
  • This dynamic type of bodywork is a beautiful blend of massage, assisted yoga, energy work and acupressure

This practice is great for addressing trouble with:

  • Muscular tension and limited range of motion
  • Challenges with circulation and the lymphatic system
  • When you need a release of emotional and mental stress

Release of Muscular Tension
After receiving thai yoga massage, many people report that muscles stay loose days after a session. To achieve this result, the therapist presses knuckles, feet, hands, thumbs and fingers into specific points while holding the participant in a stretch. This combined effort relieves areas of muscular stress and tension. Techniques involve stretching myofascial tissue; acupressure; compression of tissue; and manipulation of soft tissue.

Improved Circulation and Detoxification
Thai yoga massage works in a similar way to regular yoga poses. As participants hold a pose, blood slows to targeted areas. When the yogi releases the pose, fresh circulation rushes back into the area. Twisting and inverted thai yoga positions, such as plough, shoulder stand and spinal twist, are particularly effective in refreshing circulation. Many poses can help with lymphatic drainage, the releasing of toxins that sometimes get trapped in the body. This practice increases the return of blood to the heart and improves digestion.

Release of Mental and Emotional Stress
Yoga and massage therapy can be a supportive and complimentary approach to mental health care. In Thai yoga massage, as well as other types of massage, the release of emotional or mental stress occurs through the manipulation of muscles while using conscious deep yogic breathing. The science of yogic breathing is called pranayama. Pranayama restores balance to the nervous system and aids in the focusing of the mind. Thai yoga massage incorporates meditation, which can help participants manage stress and let go of negative emotions. Thai yoga massage is more than a physical science. The therapist works to carefully help the participant find the connection between exterior, or physical issues, and interior issues of the mind and heart, creating a holistic experience of mind-body-spirit.

Origin of Thai Yoga
Thai yoga is a 2,500 year old blend of Yoga, Ayurvedic principles, and acupressure that was founded by the Buddha’s personal physician, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. This practice is sometimes referred to as “lazy man’s yoga”, because the therapist guides your body through various poses and massages energy points called sen lines, encouraging the client to let go of doing and relax into being. Trained thai yoga bodyworkers expertly manipulate you into letting go and assist areas of the body that have restriction and blocked energy, to release and return to their full range of movement. This manipulation allows energy to flow again through the body and mind, restoring health and vitality. You receive this form of bodywork wearing loose comfortable clothing and there is no use of oils or lotions. The incorporation of essential oils (optional), pillows and massage tools might be used.