Yoga Therapy

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is individualized, integrative, client-centered care that empowers self-healing through yoga's applications and tools. Yoga therapy addresses illnesses in a multi-dimensional manner, aiming to diminish suffering progressively, cultivate eudaemonia, and develop resilience. Scientific research demonstrates that Yoga therapy is among the most effective complementary therapies for numerous health challenges, both physically and mentally.

What does a Yoga Therapist Do?

A yoga therapist bridges the gap between biomedical and integrative healthcare. Jennifer looks at the whole person, listens to what is happening, and then curates a practice to address the needs and concerns of each client. She can collaborate with the existing medical team to ensure a whole-person healing approach is in place. If there is an aspect best suited for a specialist, she will refer and collaborate when appropriate. Most importantly, Jennifer works WITH the client, empowering and enhancing their ability to be active leaders on their path to health, healing, and well-being. Jennifer specializes in injury management, chronic pain, substance abuse, and mental health conditions, including stress.

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Jennifer Pierotti Yoga
Jennifer Pierotti Yoga
Jennifer Pierotti Yoga

What to Expect?

It starts with a conversation regarding your needs and goals. Before the first session, Jennifer will send some paperwork to fill out that allows her to begin to formulate a plan of care. The first meeting is an intake and assessment appointment that lasts 60-90 minutes. Jennifer will conduct a musculoskeletal assessment and introduce yoga techniques to address your assessment findings, conditions, and goals. At the end of the first session, you will leave with at least one yogic technique to begin to practice, along with supporting material such as a handout or recording. Together you will devise a follow-up schedule and home practice plan. Subsequent sessions alter and hone the program while aiding you as you progress. E-mail and phone support are available between sessions. Jennifer's implementation of yoga therapy in this fashion ensures each client an individualized healthy, safe, and rewarding approach.

Yoga Therapy

Techniques Utilized

Pranayama: breathing exercises to influence and regulate the autonomic nervous system

Asana: postures to strengthen, lengthen, or release muscles

Meditation: welcome and process information in a healthy and helpful manner

Mindfulness: cultivating awareness through purposeful attention in the present moment, non-judgementally

Interoceptive Awareness: the ability to identify, understand, and respond appropriately to internal stimuli

Myofascial Release: applied pressure to the fascia and connective tissue to release tension

Neural Gliding: a movement that gently stretches irritated nerves to improve mobility and reduce pain

Isometrics: activating muscles, without shortening, to create joint stability, release tension, and counter fatigue

Somatics: re-educating the way the brain senses and moves muscles, correcting maladaptive action and inaction

Emotional Freedom Technique: tapping on nine specific meridian points to reduce stress by lowering cortisol

Sprint Journaling: a set period of uninterrupted writing to release and understand underlying issues or emotions

Kosha Mapping: guided meditation through the five koshas, or sheaths of existence, in the process of self-discovery