Yoga Psychotherapy

Have you ever exercised and/or practiced yoga, and no matter how hard you have tried, you can’t remain focussed and present? You may be at the gym, completely distracted, while watching television or listening to music while mounted on cardio equipment such as a treadmill, spinning bike, or lifting weights. Or, you may be practicing yoga, and while you find yourself in a balancing pose, wishing the pose would end? And when you think about it, does this ever happen to you in activities and chores outside of the gym or off the yoga mat? For example, consider whether or not there is balance in your life at home, with family and friends, with work or school, and self-care. If the answer is “no!”, then you are not alone!

Yoga Psychotherapy is an evidence based healing art of intention, mindful awareness, breath, and movement. Combined with movement, we will explore thoughts as they arise while moving on the mat. Through the exploration of the “Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness” (Jon Kabat-Zinn), you will learn to challenge your thoughts as they arise so that you can return to the present moment, in your thoughts as well as in your body. Practice on the mat is truly a practice for off the mat, and vice versa. 

Yoga Psychotherapy works with all of your systems, including nervous, circulatory, muscular, and skeletal systems, to help you regain emotional and physical balance and vitality through moving meditation, or mindful yoga, and breath practice. It is suitable for all levels.

Adult yoga can be offered either individually, with families, and/or with couples. Yoga classes available upon request, with client organized groups. 

Children’s yoga classes also available upon request, with client organized groups. 

Information about children’s yoga classes:

Alyson Pancer, Social Work and Psychotherapy in Toronto