Yoga has been in practice for thousands of year, but the field of yoga therapy is emerging. We now have an evidence base for yoga as a treatment for many physical and emotional ailments, including eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) and recently attended the 6th annual Symposium on Yoga Research at Kripalu Center.
Yoga therapy sessions begin with an assessment of mood, stress, and physical ease/discomfort. From there we move through a sequence of breathwork, restorative poses, kundalini kriyas, and meditation specifically tailored to your needs and designed to support your body's innate healing potential. Throughout the process, we stop to check in verbally. Your feedback is critical to the work.
My training is body positive and trauma informed. In addition to providing primary yoga therapy, I am uniquely qualified to provide adjunctive yoga therapy to individuals in eating disorder treatment. Read more about my clinical training at www.laurenezelltherapy.com.