Therapy On the Mat
A new genre of therapy is appearing across the continent, one that brings the principles of classical yoga and body-mind psychology to the mat simultaneously. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy uses supported yoga poses, breathwork, and non-directive dialogue to promote healing, insight, physical and emotional release, and personal growth during each 90-minute one-on-one session.
As the therapist instructs you on breathing techniques and gently manipulates your body into various yoga postures, a subtle dialogue begins. Guiding your awareness to the physical or emotional sensation generated as each stretch is held, you are led via conversation and breath to deeper layers of the body and mind. Holding this space without judging or analyzing, the facilitator simply facilitates your personal journey.
Body workers and yoga instructors know that emotions and traumas are often held in connective tissues and can be unexpectedly released during a yoga class or a massage session. While most yoga and massage isn't intended to conjure such a release, PRYT is designed to help clients connect the physical and the emotional and guide them to explore how what's happening in their bodies is related to what's happening in their lives. As Dr. Deborah Kern, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist at Lake Austin Resort & Spa says, "What I love about PRYT is that it bypasses analysis and allows the deep wisdom of the body to speak." For more information about PRYT call (800) 288-9462 or visit pryt.com.