Frances Cole Jones

What is
Yoga Therapy?

When people think of yoga, they often conjure up a mental image of someone twisted up like a pretzel or sitting in lotus (in spotless white!) and meditating.

And while neither of these things is untrue, yoga is about more than the physical body; and the idea that meditation begins (or ends…) with a serene and spotless mind is self-defeating.

So what is yoga therapy?

Yoga therapy aims to integrate your physical, mental, and emotional states into a cohesive whole – one that allows you to take decisions and choose experiences from a place of mental spaciousness, rather than reaction, or patterning.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

A yoga therapist starts where you are

Too often, however, that is exactly what we try to do—because we aren’t able to stand back from our ‘self’– with a small ‘s’ –long enough to tune into our ‘Self’: that part of us that doesn’t change when our circumstances do– that knows the next, right action and takes that action from a place of integrity.

How do we reconnect with that Self?

A yoga therapist starts where you are

What might that look like?

What might that look like?

Well, if back pain is impinging on your well-being, they might suggest beginning with some gentle movement. If undigested mental and emotional experiences are causing you to feel anxious, they might show you some conscious breathing techniques. If memories of past shame/hurt/loss are constricting your choices, simple meditation techniques might help you step back and assess.

The theologian, Albert Schweitzer said, “Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.” A yoga therapist helps put you in touch with that part of yourself.

Ask a Question / Book a Session

So…How Would I Start?

My request is every client begin by booking three sessions.

3 Sessions Sounds Like a Lot…

I understand that.

Let me explain why this is important and what would occur:

Our first session would last 90 minutes:

During this time, we would talk through the answers you provided to a health history questionnaire you received before our session; we would have a chance to discuss your goals and your schedule; and I would observe you doing some gentle movement.

Our second session would last 60 minutes:

During this time, I would walk you through a practice I created based on the information gathered during your intake session. You would have the opportunity to ask questions, make mistakes, give me input.

Our third session would last 60 minutes:

During this time, you would give me feedback on how you feel your practice has been working for you. Based on that, your practice would/can be adjusted/altered to ensure your comfort and growth.

What is the cost?

The cost for your first three sessions is $500.00.
Future sessions would last 60 minutes. The cost for those would be $100 per session.

Are Zoom sessions possible?

Yes, meeting on Zoom is possible.

As you can see, 3 sessions is needed for us to have time to talk through your history and goals; for me to have time to focus on all you have told me and draft a practice for you that addresses what was discussed; and for you to have time to give me feedback on what you think is working and what needs to be refined.

Have more questions? Ready to book your sessions? I look forward to hearing from you.

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