Yoga Therapy

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

arm stretchPhoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a client centered process of exploring through the body that supports clients to release tension, access emotions, make life connections and connect to innate wisdom.  It combines elements of yoga and mindfulness with contemporary body/mind psychology. Some clients chose this work to complement and support psychotherapy, others chose this as a primary and powerful modality for embodied presence.

Amy Archinal, C-IAYT, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, PRYT  has practiced yoga for 30 years. She is certified as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Teacher and Group Facilitator and is actively involved as a mentor for students in the certification process. She honors the uniqueness of each client and yoga student, supporting their process with unconditional positive regard. She also specializes in yin and restorative yoga and yoga for stress relief.

*The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my certification with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, not derived from my status as an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry.*

Individual Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Sessions

A Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session is a one-on-one, client -centered session that involves the body in the process of self-discovery and healing.

centering touchA session combines  meditation, breath-work, assisted and supported yoga postures and compassionate dialogue. This non-prescriptive approach allows clients to explore sensations and emotions through their bodies. Clients often gain  greater mental and emotional clarity around significant life issues, release tension in their bodies and gain a sense of  physical, emotional and spiritual well being. No prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Sessions can be adapted to all levels of flexibility.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy“By paying attention to sensation and its, corresponding emotions and thoughts, it is possible to find the answers to life’s questions on the inside…”  Elissa Cobb

For more information , visit the New Orleans Yoga Therapy web site.

Cost: $90 per 60 minute session ($80/ session with a series of 4 or more pre-paid sessions).

Sliding scale available ( $40-$90, based on income).

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Yoga Therapy for Couples

Communication, Support,  and Trust can be explored by couples in the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Process. Clients are guided through simple couples yoga postures and stretches while involved in a process of authentic communication and active listening.

Cost: Communication package (3 sessions)  includes an individual session for each person and a couples session together. Cost: $270. Future couples sessions are $90 per 60 minute session ( sliding scale fee is available , based on need).

Yoga Therapy Groups

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy groups combine gentle yoga, meditation, group process, dialog and silence to :

  •  reduce physical stress and tension
  • befriend the body and honor it as a teacher
  • maintain present moment awareness
  • gain new perspective on life situations
  • negotiate lifes changes from a place of inner truth and alignment
  • increase mental clarity and self empowerment
  • open to increased creativity and flow

Groups run for 6 to 8  weeks and may  include a full day silent retreat. No prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary.

See our workshop and class schedule for the starting dates  and costs of  upcoming  groups.

Groups can also be customized for special groups (caregivers, cancer survivors etc.) and can be arranged offsite.

Yoga Nidra

We now offer Yoga Nidra for individuals and groups. Participants are guided into a state of profound relaxation that releases tension and promotes inner healing and adaptability.

Workshops on Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation

We also offer a variety of programs for our clients and the community to learn about yoga , yoga therapy and meditation.  Visit our workshop page for more details or contact us to schedule a workshop at your location.

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