Therapeutic Yoga

What is Therapeutic Yoga?

Yoga Therapy 1Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga.

Therapeutic yoga focuses on your overall well being and places equal emphasis on the physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual dimensions – our model, known as the 5 Kosha System is enhanced with many other tools and models including the 5 Elements, 5 Pranavayus, 8 Limbs, 5 Kleshas, 7 Chakras, Ayruyoga, and the functioning of the Systems of the Body.   We work directly with you to guide you into your own model of health and wellness.

Our Therapeutic Services – click here for more details

Our Evening Yoga Classes – click here for more details

How does a Yoga Therapist work?

Clients usually find Nancy or our trained therapists through referrals from physicians and physical therapists, or as self-referral. Nancy conducts her sessions either in her in-home studio in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in the client’s home or a health care provider’s office.

As a teacher of therapeutic yoga, Nancy works with her clients to design a program for optimal health based on their specific needs. Nancy’s primary areas of focus include anxiety, stress management, depression, nervous system disorders,  structural issues, respiratory related dis-eases, digestive disorders and seniors/geriatrics related health issues. As appropriate, Nancy works in partnership with a team of providers that is dedicated to supporting the client’s journey towards health and healing.  Our graduates of our yoga therapy teacher training also offer support in the areas of migraines, women’s health issues, diabetes, bone health, breast cancer and more.

The first session is ideally 90 minutes long and includes a review of health history and planning objectives and subsequent sessions range from 60 to 75 minutes in length.

For fee information or to schedule a therapeutic session, use the contact form to reach Nancy.  As the facilitator of our private wellness business, Nancy will work with you directly or offer to place you with the right instructor for your specific needs from trainees who have studied with her.

How do I know if the yoga person I’m working with is a qualified yoga therapist?

While many “poses” of yoga have a therapeutic effect, this alone does not qualify as yoga therapy.  The IAYT yoga therapist certification-the “C-IAYT”-is an important professional credential for yoga therapy practitioners, and a significant indication of professional attainment. IAYT has developed the C-IAYT credential and its associated service mark so that the public, healthcare practitioners, healthcare organizations, governmental agencies,and other individuals and entities can readily identify yoga therapists who have attained C-IAYT status.

Nancy Levenson is a C-IAYT.  You can verify the credentials directly through the IAYT website directory.   Click and research member directory.

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Yoga Therapy Viewpoint

A Conversation with Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute
A Conversation with Sonia Nelson
A Conversation with Nischala Joy Devi

How can Yoga Therapy Help? See What Clients are Saying….

 As a yoga therapist working one on one with clients, nothing is more rewarding than seeing a transformation occur for a client.  My doors are open to anyone, in any condition seeking an opportunity to step on the path to reconnecting with their true self. See what clients are saying about the service:

Parkinson’s – “I began therapeutic yoga sessions with Nancy after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  She has an excellent knowledge of the human body and within weeks I was making significant progress in improving my nervous system.  Nancy is a teacher of mind, body and spirit and of the many valuable things she has taught me, being hopeful is right at the top of the list!  My neurologist tells me he can barely tell that I have Parkinson’s and I have Nancy to thank for that because she is a huge contributor to my good health.” – Sandy N.

Anxiety – “Both my daughter and I can only sing your praises!  Being able to work individually with Nancy on specific health issues provided an enormous and immediate benefit to overall well being.  Nancy was able to assess and understand the situation as well as provide specific tools to support improvement in the first session.  As we worked with Nancy, and learned more about ourselves and the way prana flows in our bodies, the improvement progressed rapidly. To progress from 28 breaths per minute to full yoga breathing in just 8 weeks is testimony in itself.  Practice is the key and is the reason we call it a ‘yoga practice’, but the ability of the teacher to assess, understand, and then provide the correct practice for the students needs is crucial.  Nancy is fantastic to work with.  We can’t recommend her highly enough.”  – K.R. & M.R.

General Wellness – “You have been an integral part of my health and wellness for the past 3 1/2 years – you are truly gifted at what you do.  You have amazing access to the Spirit, and the way in which you guide others to this source of energy, love and light is incredible. ” – Katie N.