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Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga

 Yoga Philosophy

Yoga has been westernized and suited to the American culture since its arrival over 50 years ago. In the last 15 years especially, a variety of “styles” have emerged and continually do so. Yoga has become “big business”. Yoga studios are scrambling to get more students and training even more students to become teachers. Different definitions of what yoga is and its many benefits are all over the Internet and press. Many people are now using it as a fitness system to get a good workout.

Our philosophy at Light Touch is that yoga is the art-science of Self-Realization, uniting the Body (dense structures), the Mind (layers of consciousness) and the Spirit (ethereal bodies and as the Taoist may say, “that which has no name and that which has many names”).

Vickie utilizes the breath, awareness, intention, inner attitude and alignment to maximize the experience. Proper body alignment must be addressed to prevent injury and trauma and to embody fully the body’s innate intelligence and wisdom. With proper body mechanics, sequencing and efficient movement flow, the body moves with grace and ease. Add the consciousness of the tissues and expression from the cellular level and you have what feels like magic.

Yoga is union, and when this union is experienced, it is beyond words and beyond the intellect. It is absolute knowing and being expressed uniquely as you.


Therapeutic Yoga

Vickie is highly trained in yoga therapy and individualizes the session and program to the individual.

She can incorporate the following to her highly intuitive and sensing skills:

  • Intelligent, precise alignment
  • Breathing techniques and pranayama
  • Restorative Poses
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Yoga Nidra (a state of deep relaxation while remaining alert)
  • Yoga/movement flow (vinyasana) linking the postures
  • Sustained Postures (asana)
  • Developmental Movement
  • Space Harmony (utilization of Laban Movement Analysis)
  • Quality of embodiment (utilization of Body Mind Centering)
  • Intelligent Touch
  • Postural Training
  • Healing Touch
  • Energy Work
  • Love and Compassion