Trinity Yoga and Healing
About this pro
Our focus is on the therapeutic aspects of a yoga practice, with the intention of helping the client work within his/her capabilities, taking into consideration illnesses or current conditions, to maximize strength, flexibility, and over sense of well-being. We believe yoga is possible for EVERY BODY, and will work with our clients to get "unstuck", literally and figuratively. We draw upon the tools and wisdom of yoga to empower the individual to develop a sense of well-being and life life optimally. I love to witness the transformation people experience when they discover the "magic" of a yoga practice. Their excitement in seeing themselves expand beyond the limitations they have been living with for years (some of them self-imposed), coupled with the discovery of a power they never knew they had--in their bodies as well as their minds--is the most satisfying part of my job. Some people love that they can now touch their toes, others are happy that they can now stand up straight (which leads to better breathing, stronger backs, and seeing the world in a different light), and others are surprised that their anger level, stress, insomnia, and general malaise have all but disappeared. A yoga practice purifies the body, and such, purifies the mind.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am currently studying for my master of science degree in yoga therapy, the first program of its kind in the world. I regularly attend workshops and trainings that further my knowledge of therapeutic yoga, and have completed my 500-hour certification as an advanced yoga instructor. I am also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as the Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association, and review ongoing research in the field of therapeutic yoga on a regular basis.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?When I began my personal yoga practice, I was curious about the physical health benefits. And although I noticed immediately how unflexible and weak my body was, I did notice that my anger and stress level went way down. So I kept at it. Over time, my body became much stronger and more flexible, but I still didn't understand what this thing called "yoga" was really all about. When people asked me "what exactly IS yoga?", I found I couldn't come up with an intelligent definition, so I decided to enroll in a teacher training program. I had no intention of becoming a yoga instructor, but by the time my training was completed, I found myself being put in front of a room full of students and told to guide them through a yoga class. After the nervousness subsided, I realized this is something I could do, and actually wanted to do. I personally experienced the magic of yoga, and wanted to spread it to others.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Most of my private clients are people who either have never done yoga and are not comfortable in a class environment, or have issues that prevent them from engaging in a regular practice. These issues include scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, severe depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other types of physical disabilities such as knee or shoulder injuries that they need to work around to gain strength and mobility.