The longest running yoga studio in Vancouver, celebrating 16 years!
We are located at 1101 Broadway St #216 above Chamber of Commerce, downtown.
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Yoga as Structural Therapy

Moving with ease and grace. Yoga Therapy to address injuries, chronic pain and repetitive strain disorders.

As no two snowflakes are alike, no two bodies are alike. Yoga as Strucutral Therapy sessions work one on one to address your unique misalignments in the body that cause or contribute to poor healing of injuries or chronic pain patterns. Most effective when worked in a minimum of 3 sessions. Ist session realigning your lower body(feet, knee, hip and low back issues), 2nd session shoulders, upper body and neck realignment , 3rd session lengthening and strengthening the spine .

This work is designed to realign your posture by effecting the fascial web of your body. For a clearer view of what fascia is and how it gets stuck or bound watch this video:

Picture this common scenario. You have pain in your knees, chronic neck tension and a tricky shoulder. You get massage and rub it where it hurts which helps for a few days, you get chiropractic adjustments that help for maybe a week or two, you have exhausted your physical therapy appointments that have helped to a degree but then you plateaued. What now? Surgery or a lifetime of pain or anti-inflammatory medications?

What if they are all connected?

What if that knee pain or neck pain is coming from somewhere else in the body. Maybe a imbalance in your hips and pelvis and what if that same imbalance in the hips and pelvis are throwing your spine out of alignment and tilting your shoulders and head in a way that creates strain. Your rubbing or adjusting whats far away from the source has only little relief. What if we find the source and address it from there.

Yoga as Structural Therapy is a whole body approach, developed after years of massaging peoples aches and pains "where it hurts" to little long term solution and then watching people move in yoga classes and seeing how they compensate as they move. Through the years seeing common patterns in people and realizing that where it hurts is often the victim area of the body and the problem area or the culprit is often silent and somewhere else. When you continue to rub or stretch where it hurts and it doesn't get better its time to look elsewhere. Continuing to focus on the wrong area could be exasperating the issue further. When we massage or stretch the culprit, even in a short period of time, areas that had been chronic for years shift dramatically and pain, discomfort, restrictions disappear.

This method is best received in a minimum of 3 sessions to educate, realign and rehabilitate the balance throughout the body.

In session one we address the lower body. Feet, knees, hips and pelvis. We look at any structural misalignments there. How you are standing, walking, sleeping and working may be accentuating your pain pattern. Then through yoga poses and hands on adjustments we work on realigning or "repatterining" the lower body. Sessions are videotaped and you are sent home to work on and integrate the principles you learned into your life. In 3-4 weeks we meet again. If you have integrated the first sessions principles we move on to the second session principles. If you have not integrated the first session, we then repeat the first session, refining the alignment principles.

In the second session we address the upper body, ribcage, neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists. Once again you are required to go home and practice principles taught and come back again in another 3-4 weeks to either recap those principles and move on to session three or repeat that session until integrated and ready to move on to session three.

In session three we look at and work with the deviations and issues within the spine. Neck issues are readdressed in this session as many people have a forward head posture that contributes to much of their daily pain and strain.

Each session costs: $115 per session or $300 for a three session package.

What to bring: sessions are generally done in your bra and underwear, if you need to, you could wear shorts and a tank top and bring a open mind and faith that your chronic pain can finally be resolved.