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at Penfield

Meet Our Yoga Therapist

Alyssa Morales, C-IAYT

M-F 9 am - 6 pm

As a Yoga Therapist I believe we each possess an internal impulse to be well. When we become
aware of this impulse and explore it with space and compassion, a better sense of well-being
arises from within. It is a joy and honor to support others in strengthening their connection to this
impulse through the gifts of yoga.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is an integrative field rooted in the tradition of Yoga that works to complement Western Medicine. It is typically offered in a one-on-one setting and differs than a traditional yoga class. Those that seek out yoga therapy are not necessarily looking to learn more about yoga as one would when taking a group yoga class; they are usually looking for whole person support with a particular condition or ailment. Yoga therapy is the therapeutic application of the practices of yoga to address an individual’s physical, mental and emotional needs.

How does Yoga Therapy work?

In the first 60 minute session, you and Alyssa work through a whole- person assessment to establish your needs and goals. Together you will then explore and work through yoga practices to support you in reaching these goals. Considering these needs and goals as part of the whole of your life, rather than separate from other aspects of it, creates room for yoga to support you in all you do.
After your first session you will walk away with a specific goal and yoga tool to practice. Alyssa recommends that you meet together weekly to strengthen a consistent self-care practice and continue to explore how to cultivate your own sense of well-being.

What conditions can Yoga Therapy help?

Because yoga itself offers tools that support every aspect of the human experience, yoga therapy can help with a range of conditions:

· Pain, including low back pain, arthritis, headaches/migraines as well as chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
· Neurological issues and complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, and dementia
· Mental Health concerns including anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, and PTSD
· Life transitions such as birth and death, taking on new roles, endings and beginnings
· Major Illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease

· Healthy aging, including osteoporosis and fall prevention

What techniques are used in Yoga Therapy?

Some practices Alyssa may recommend include, but are not limited to:
· Yoga postures and breathing practices
· Visualization and meditation exercises
· Mindfulness explorations
· Lifestyle education and applications

Let’s Work Together!
1801 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526

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