Individual Yoga Therapy
If you are on this page, there may be something you wish to change in your life, or perhaps you wish to enhance a state of emotional, spiritual or mental well-being?
Whether you're dealing with an injury or illness, stress-related symptoms, emotional disorders, life transitions or need support with the challenges of the aging process, yoga therapy empowers you to be in charge of your own well-being.
According to the International Association of Yoga Therapists:“ Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”
Yoga Therapy differs from yoga because it focuses on the whole person and not just one's physicality. Clients are involved in their yoga therapy sessions and have an opportunity to listen deeply and discover inner resources, and then with the help of skillful facilitation, integrate this wisdom into their daily life.
Every session is unique and is tailored around the client's goals and how they show up on the mat. No prior yoga experience is necessary. A yoga therapy session will support you right where you are.
Your body processes and internalizes all of your life-experiences, without your conscious awareness, and eventually these experiences becomes stored into your body's tissues.
Unprocessed thoughts and feelings are held in habitual patterns in your body. A yoga therapy session works with your conscious & unconscious beliefs, which are often at the root of pain. What is happening to your body is happening to your life. Your life is unfolding in your body.
I facilitate a 6-week small group online yoga therapy course. If you are interested in the next one in 2024, let me know. Details will be listed on the Events Page soon.
Group Yoga Classes
I teach small group classes in the walk-out basement of my home. Weather permitting, classes are held in the backyard on the basketball court.
On Wednesdays at 5:30pm, I teach Mixed Flow at The Yoga Space, Topeka. Go to their website to register ($15 drop in).
Classes at my home studio are $10, or 10 for $90 Payments accepted: Cash, Check or Vemno @embodywellnesswithbrenda
Presently, both classes out of my home studio are FULL. Contact me to be put on a waitlist.
Join me on Wednesdays at 5:30pm at The Yoga Space.
Monday Evening Gentle Flow - 5:30pm 1hr - Located at my home studio - Bring your body and mind back in harmony by moving intentionally with mindful breath. This gentle class builds strength, stamina and balance, but the unexpected benefit is the connection to the self and establishing a friendship with your body.
Friday Morning Basics 9am 1hr - Located at my home studio -
Designed for anyone wanting to increase strength, improve balance, stability, and build bone. In this class we will stretch, strengthen, and put good stress on the bones to help encourage osteoblasts to lay down new bone. We end with restorative poses to leave you feeling renewed.
Wednesday Evening Mixed Flow 5:30pm 1 hr
At The Yoga Space, 301 SW Gage, Topeka, KS
This all levels flow class offers a challenge while encouraging students to set their own pace & intensity. Each week has a different theme that builds strength, flexibility and balance.
I also offer yoga to employees, clients & students of Topeka area businesses & organizations:
Presently I teach classes to employees at Advisors Excel, students at Washburn University and clients and guests of Edward Jones . In the past I have taught classes at Payless corporate headquarters, Ottawa University, and to patients at the Topeka Veteran's Administration.
Contact me to discuss how corporate yoga can not only improve employee health, but also transform morale, boost mood and increase performance!
Private Session rates: 1 hour $65;
package of 6 for $330
Private Yoga Sessions
I empower women facing stress, exhaustion & overwhelm, to re-discover their connection with the deepest part of themselves, so they can live fully, and achieve long-term goals for life transformation.
Yoga was traditionally taught by one teacher directly to one student. The ancient yoga teachers understood the importance of individualizing each yoga experience to meet the need of the individual student.
I offer one-on-one private yoga (asana) sessions out of my home studio. Private yoga sessions are different than yoga therapy. Our focus is your specific physical goal, such as to decrease back pain, get stronger after surgery, or learn safe yoga for osteoporosis. These sessions work at your ability and pace, focusing on your specific goals and health concerns.
I have specialized training in the following areas:
-Yoga for seniors, chair yoga & adaptive yoga
-Yoga for bone health & persons with osteoporosis
-Yoga for grief and loss
-Yoga for mental wellbeing – those experiencing anxiety and depression
-Trauma informed yoga
-Yoga for persons recovering from illness or major surgery
-Yoga for back pain and back health
-Yoga for persons with MS
-Yoga for chronic pain
Before your first session, you will complete an intake form, so I can learn about your goals, your lifestyle, previous experience with yoga, and any injuries or illnesses. I want to learn how I can help you. If you are completely new to yoga. We will start at the beginning.
I have taught yoga classes of many different styles for 15 years, and have taught private lessons to seniors, persons with chronic illness & physical disabilities, yoga teachers, and athletes.
Your sessions are designed around your goals & the energy you bring to the session. I don't use sequences, and every session is unique for you.
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Private Pilates Reformer Sessions
The Pilates Reformer apparatus is the missing link for yoga practitioners and anyone wanting to build whole body strength – and see results! I swear by it, and would love to share it with you!
With regular training on the Pilates Reformer, you will improve:
Whole Body Strength -particularly abdominals, back, glutes, thighs & shoulders
Coordination & Proprioception
Posture & Body Alignment
Here is WHY the Pilates Reformer is one of the most intelligent ways to train your body:
It challenges your entire body in a whole new way - especially your core: Every part of the Pilates regimen revolves around the core. Founder Joseph Pilates referred to the core as the “powerhouse,” the abdominals, lower back and pelvic floor musculature that, when activated, provide a solid base of support for steady movement.
You control the resistance - You can do squats lying on your back without putting stress on your knees and without needing to balance.
It works muscles in all 3 ways: Concentrically, Eccentrically, and Isometrically.
It’s versatile: There’s endless ways to build strength.
Zero impact on your joints + non-weight bearing— meaning you don't have gravity challenging your joints.
Full range of motion -The reformer helps you extend your muscle through its full range of motion. This gets the entire muscle working, not just a portion of it.
It’s FUN - There are so many creative ways to move and challenge your body!
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