Yoga Blended With Contemporary Mind-Body Psychology
A Regular Yoga Class Teaches You How To Do Yoga Postures.
Yoga Therapy Draws Upon The Philosophy of Yoga To Help You Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom & Create Lasting Change.
Heather Stang is a Certified Yoga Therapist in the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy tradition. She holds a Master's in Thanatology and is the author of Mindfulness & Grief.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a holistic healing art based on the ancient science of Yoga combined with elements of contemporary body-mind psychology. It differs from a yoga class in that it is performed one-on-one, and integrates your emotions with your physical self.
This is not a yoga class - it is a one-on-one guided experience - drawing on the philosophy of yoga - that allows you to get out of your head and into your body. Using guided meditation, gentle stretches, and compassionate dialogue, this experience will allow you to explore the root causes of your stress, tension and anxiety in a safe, non-judgemental environment, and begin to take steps towards growth, change, and healing!
Your Body As A Metaphor for Life...
Is your body trying to send you a message? Sensations in your body are often reflective of what is happening in your life. Shoulder tension, neck pain, stiff joints, and more may be signs that you are carrying around unhealthy stress. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy combines awareness of sensation with bodywork designed to help you explore and release physical tension.
"It's a Work-in, Not a Work-out"
Heather will guide you to experience the connection between your body and mind, fostering release, personal growth and healing. You may also find that once you are in a relaxed state and connected to your physical body, you feel more free to reflect on your true feelings. Yoga therapy is practiced in a safe, non-judgmental environment, and many people feel safe to speak and be heard.
Yoga Therapy and Private Meditation Sessions are 60 minutes long and cost $95. If you don't love your session, Heather will refund your money - no questions asked!
Appointments are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please use the scheduler below to secure your appointment, or call 240-397-8080.
How Yoga Therapy Worked For Me - A testimonial
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy has been a wonderful stress-buster for me. I wasn’t really sure what it was when I first discovered it – I was actually looking for a yoga instructor, thinking I wanted to take a beginning yoga class. But I was interested in working in a one-on-one setting, and when I came across Heather’s website, I thought it was worth looking into.
What I found was much more than a yoga workout. By working with Heather, I was able to not only get my stress levels under control, but I was also able to begin to explore those areas in my life which were generating the stress.
It has been over a year since I started Yoga Therapy, and my life has changed dramatically. I have made rewarding changes in my career, friendships, and home life. To say that I feel like a new person would be an understatement! Working with Heather has been one of the most positive, life-affirming experiences I have ever had, and I would recommend Yoga Therapy to anyone who is ready to truly explore a new method to eliminate stress and get to know themselves better.
Do I need to be flexible, or practice yoga?
Not at all. In fact, many of my first time clients have no previous exposure to yoga or meditation. The stretches are slow and gentle, and you will be safely moved within your range of motion.
What can I expect from a session?
Guided meditation and breathing begin each session, allowing you the opportunity to let daily chatter to slip away into the background. You will be safely supported and stretched through yoga-based postures that are carefully selected based on what is happening in your body and in your life. Your mind will attune to sensations, thoughts and feelings, while you experience a quiet space to reflect on your life situation and set an intention that works for you. You will discover how you can apply your inner wisdom to your daily life, and move forward with your goals. Sessions are one or one and a half hours, and are performed with the client fully clothed.
How often should I come?
This work is very powerful, so chances are you will experience benefits from only one session. Six weekly sessions are recommended, however, to continue the momentum of your growth. Each session you will receive one, small, "baby step" to take with you into your life. Imagine what just one or two months, or even a year of small changes could look like!
Whether you choose weekly, monthly, or simply check in for a session every now and again, you will appreciate the effects a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session has on your body, mind and life.