Yoga therapy adapts the practice of Yoga to the needs of people with specific or persistent health problems not usually addressed in a regular group class. Yoga therapy can assist with many problems, including:
- Addressing long-standing muscle tension and chronic pain
- Transforming grief
- Recovering from cancer and cancer treatments
- Managing stress, including PTSD
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15pm at Main Ave
Living Well Yoga for Cancer
A class specifically designed for people in treatment or post-treatment for cancer. Classes are appropriate for anyone living with cancer; whether you have just been diagnosed, are receiving treatments, or are in remission. The class includes gentle, therapeutic poses to allow individuals to explore their bodies, breathe into areas of tension, strengthen areas of weakness, promote healing and relaxation, balance energy, build bone density, and stimulate the lymphatic system. Learn about the power of guided imagery for deep restoration, and breathing techniques to induce relaxation and elevate the mood. The class will also offer tools to support a home practice and every day living. Offered for free or by donation, taught by Michele Lawrence.
Please Contact Michele prior to the first class and complete the following intake form.
Location: Yogadurango on Main, 1140-A Main Ave, Durango CO
About Michele. As a Yoga Therapist, Michele applies Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude. Her specialties include working with individuals who face depression, anxiety, chronic pain, cancer and grief, although she sees people with a wide range of illnesses and injuries.
Contact Michele to find out more about individual Yoga Therapy sessions or to register for small-group Yoga Therapeutic classes.
About Heather. Heather Menzie is a Yoga Therapist through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. Heather holds her MA in counseling psychology through Naropa University. Through the integration of yoga therapy and her counseling psychology practice, Heather supports individuals processing grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and disordered eating. Her approach is strength-based and individualized to match each student's needs. Heather works individually, with couples, and teaches small-group Yoga Therapeutic classes at Yoga Durango. Heather works with adolescents and adult students.
Contact Heather to find out more about individual Yoga Therapy sessions or to register for small-group Yoga Therapeutic classes.