Therapeutic Yoga

I am a therapeutic yoga teacher whose job is to help people feel better in their bodies. For the past two years, I have served a diverse client base living with chronic pain, mental health conditions, injury or ongoing physical limitations. My area of practice, SomaYoga, is focused on helping individuals find a greater quality of life. SomaYoga is a unique and effective blend of:

  • Breathing techniques to stimulate the para-sympathetic nervous system and move the body from a state of stress to a new found relaxed resilience.
  • Neuromuscular re-education through the use of somatic movements which focus the brain specifically on the contracted muscles and movement patterns.
  • Strength and stability techniques to create more ease in the body and mind. My clients report improvements in posture, physical function, flexibility, and levels of stress, anxiety and depression.

SomaYoga practitioners often partner with physicians, physical therapists or mental health professionals to ensure our work complements the diagnosing professional’s treatment plan.

I am a student of the Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute in Duluth, Minnesota where I study under two pioneers in the field of SomaYoga, Ann Maxwell and Molly McManus. I currently work with private clients and teach group classes. My hope is to some day bring my work into a clinical setting like a pain management center or mental health facility.

We can practice in your home or in my home studio in St. Paul.

I would love to talk with you about how a SomaYoga practice can benefit your body and your mind. Contact me at elen@everyyogi.com to start the conversation.