Yoga Therapy

Dristi

Developing the Superpower of Direct Focus

Dristi is most commonly known as the gazing point on which the eyes may focus. The word “dristi,” derives from the Sanskrit root “drstr,” which is where we get our English word “to direct.” Dristi can refer to a focal point, yet it is more than simply where we focus; […]

By | March 30th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

The Power of Space in Healing

Yoga is a method of healing.

Beyond the postures, the breathing, meditation, visualization and manipulation of flows of energy through locks (bandha) help people transform their lives, heal injuries, and improve their relationships.

The first ingredient necessary for healing is space. When you go to a chiropractor, he or she creates more space so […]

By | March 7th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Come As You Are

Cultivate Awareness in Yoga to Encourage Healing from Trauma

Julian Walker

When I took my first yoga class at Ana Forrest’s Santa Monica studio in 1992, I was quite proud of my straddle splits. I had been working with my genetically inflexible body for the previous three years in a home practice sourced […]

By | December 1st, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Downward Face

Use restorative facial yoga to release stress and tension and restore your youthful glow.

by John Sahakian C.Ht. ERYT

photo by David Young-Wolff

Whether we smile or frown, laugh or scowl, approach our lives with wide-eyed wonderment, or bitter tears, our faces are almost always active. Day in and day out, our […]

By | October 27th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

How Cancer Patients Are Discovering Their Serenity in Pasadena

Farzaneh Noori teaches Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer

Yoga teacher, Yoga House Pasadena co-founder and co-owner Farzaneh Noori thought the following when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, “I was shocked. I thought, ‘Here I am with a healthful lifestyle, a strict regimen of advanced yoga, daily meditation and a simple, wholesome diet–how […]

By | September 30th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Sun Salutations as a Practice of Gratitude

Start your day with Sun Salutations and connect with your inner light.

The sun is a frequent symbol in yoga of the inner light that is in each of us, representing what we are trying to awaken in ourselves. Saluting the sun in our practice connects us to this inner light.

Many teachers and traditions value this […]

By | July 1st, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

An Invitation to Practice: Opening the Door to Yoga Students with Disabilities

6 ways to create yoga classes for people of all abilities and body types

It was 1995. It was the second yoga class I ever taught. I remember it vividly because it was terrifying; it was a beginning level class, and in walked a woman who was probably in her 80s with her leg in a […]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery

Yoga Therapy: Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery

For D’Lita Miller, her yoga practice helped cope with years of pent-up anger and aggression.  In this case, Miller’s emotional backlog is because she is a survivor of human trafficking, a situation that is unfortunately an issue today for people around the world.  Many like […]

By | March 30th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|2 Comments

Teaching Yoga One on One DVD

Teaching Yoga One on One DVD with Julie Carmen

Teaching Yoga One on One DVD with Julie Carmen

Years ago, a friend invited me to take a yoga class with Julie Carmen at Exhale in Venice since we were both yoga teachers and actors as well as mental health […]

By | February 24th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

SYTAR – Call for Proposal

SYTAR CIC Sessions

International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research

Some of the most engaging sessions at the International Association of Yoga Therapist’s annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) are the Common Interest Community (CIC) sessions where a number of people offer short […]

By | February 13th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments