Nina is devoted to fully express her life work (Dharma) by serving others through Love and guiding them through the journey back to Self, whereby one can rise and expand into their unique Dharma, soul’s life purpose.
Nina’s Hatha and Bhakti Yoga training began in 2002 with her teachers Rodney Yee, Richard Rosen, Rod Stryker, Dr. Indu Arora, Seanne Corne, Shiva Rea, Ganga Sellers and Saul David Raye, and she has been teaching, coaching and providing healing soul journeys for people since 1995. I teach yoga and offer yoga therapy.
There is a distinct difference between yoga and yoga as therapy.
- Private Individual/Couples and Small Groups
- Private Hatha Yoga Sequencing for personal practice
- Personal practice design for specific conditions, including pranayama, shat kriyas, mudra, mantra and simple
- ayurvedic home remedies
- Individual or small group restorative
- Yoga Nidra
- Yoga and anxiety / stress reduction
As a trained yoga therapist and somatic mind-body therapist, I understand the body/mind connection through the lens and tools of yoga as therapy. The yoga therapist comes in after the acute phase has subsided, often working with the referring clinician, and helps the individual find a recovery that puts him or her in a better position to avoid recurrence.
For example, in the case of bodily injury such as back pain, the individual will be given a personalized routine to practice on a daily basis to address his or her specific needs, which may be modified by the yoga therapist as strength and flexibility are built.Yoga therapy is to be used as an adjunct to primary care and is not a substitute for proper medical evaluation, diagnosis and care.
Not just for pain, yoga therapy, in conjunction with clinical care and psychotherapy depending on the situation, can also ease pain and reduce suffering for individuals suffering from PTSD and other conditions for which we might not normally think of yoga as an aid.
While yoga therapy is not a cure, it can improve the quality of life, and may augment the efficacy of clinical treatment.
For instance, in the case of cancer or post-chemotherapy treatment, it may improve the patient’s ability to comply with or recover from difficult treatments. As you might expect, as an adjunct for treatment for such conditions as PTSD, addiction recovery, and other psychological diagnoses, as well as physical diseases that cause great emotional distress, the prescription would not be “do 12 dynamic cobras and call me in the morning,” but rather it may be breath-based, and may draw upon other dimensions of the human experience and spirit.
If you are interested in scheduling a Yoga Therapy session or have any questions, please call Nina at 612-910-8030, or click the button below and…